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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Springtime for Vincent

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

How to replace a cracked Apple iPhone screen

You've dropped your iPhone and there are cracks all over it. Here's how to replace your screen so it look all shiny and new again<p>If you cannot face the repair bill for your iPhone, this step-by-step guide shows you how to remove and replace the damaged screen yourself easily and safely.<p><b>You will</b> …

How to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal Using a Soda Can in 6 Steps

When your life is nothing but trolling and viral videos, having a bad wi-fi connection can be incredibly irritating. Poor loading times, lost connections, and more can put a strain on your time browsing the internet. However, there are some ways to improve your Wi-Fi connection.<p>However, even in the …

Happy Birthday: World Wide Web to Turn 25

In 1989, Bart Simpson made his television debut, Danielle Radcliffe was born and Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed an “information management” system that would allow people to access pages hosted on computers across the globe.<p>Yes, Harry Potter is (almost) the same age as the World Wide Web, which turns …

Who gets your digital fortune when you die?

Do you have a vast iTunes library? Maybe some e-books stashed on a Kindle or Nook? Do you sell items on eBay or use PayPal? Bitcoins? Got an …

Meet ChoiceMap, A New App That Helps You Make Better Decisions

Making complicated decisions is an emotionally fraught process and (if you are like me) the whole thing can leave you feeling paralyzed. ChoiceMap is a new free iPhone app that helps you break down complex dilemmas into a list of priorities, rate them by how they will affect your life, and then …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

Netflix Will Purge Several Titles On New Year's Day. So What Does This Mean For You?

By now you’ve probably heard that Netflix is removing somewhere around 80 titles on New Year’s Day and you need to rush to watch such classics as <i>Troll 2</i> and <i>Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot</i> before they are gone forever. It’s sort of like the Disney Vault except without the fanfare and impressive voice work.<p>…

TouchCast Brings Its Interactive Video Tools To PCs

TouchCast, a startup with a more interactive approach to online video, is launching a beta version of its Windows PC app today.<p>The company was co-founded by former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld and it launched its first product, an iPad app, back in June. The app combines easy-to-use video …

Interactive Video AdTech Startup, Carambola, Closes $4M Series A Led By Pitango

Israeli video adtech startup, Carambola has closed a $4 million Series A round, led by Pitango Venture Capital. Existing investors, 2B Angels, Plus Ventures and Rutledge Vine Capital, also participated in the round.<p>Carambola, which was founded back in 2011 and raised a $1 million seed this July, …

Ryan Seacrest funded Typo iPhone Keyboard coming in January for $99

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Even after six years, some folks just can’t get used to the software keyboard of an iPhone(s aapl). How else do you explain …

Digital Scrapbook Ember Makes Its Way To iOS, With iCloud Sync, Smart Photo Collections & More

Digital scrapbook Ember from RealMac Software, makers of the popular, gesture-based to-do list app Clear, has made its way to iOS today, complementing the previous launched Ember for Mac app with iCloud sync, and a number of advanced options for organizing your photo collections. Now on mobile, the …

Recently in Web Development Nov 2013

We used to have an awesome series called "Recently in Web Development" which listed out cool happenings around the web development industry. It …

The Galaxy Note 3 gets gold accents, new red color option

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Silver not quite doing it for you? If you require your phablets to bring that extra bit of pizzazz, Samsung has …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Samsung vs. Apple: The J.D. Power satisfaction shakeup

While the iPad lost out by a slim margin in overall satisfaction, it still proved strongest in areas ranging from performance to design. So who's the real winner?<p>Did J.D. Power overreach in giving its top customer satisfaction nod to Samsung instead of Apple?<p>The company on Thursday announced that …

2013 Tablet Comparison Guide

<b>Update</b>: We've now published a more updated version of this guide.<p>Meet the tablets<p>We had to narrow our list down somehow, so we went with what we …

Switching from Windows to Mac: What I Learned

Apple announced new Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro laptops at its event last month, as well as the launch of the latest version of OS X, Mavericks. For this PC user, it was enough to finally make the jump from Windows to Mac for the first time.<p>Almost everyone I know slowly switched to Mac in …

Google Nexus 5 vs Galaxy Note 3 (Video)

We have already seen the new Nexus 5 compared to a number of devices, which include the Nexus 4 and the HTC One, and now we have a video of the …

It’s like déjà vu all over again: Apple vs. Samsung trial kicks off

After a judge in March invalidated almost half of the $1B verdict Apple won in its patent infringement case against Samsung in August of 2012, another trial would have to take place to determine how much Samsung would actually owe. It still owes Apple the other approximately $600 million in damages …

Electronics - Product Reviews - Comparison for 2018

Expert Reviews on the Best Products, Software & Services<p>Gadget Review was founded on one simple premise: honest expert reviews that will help any …

Mobile - DGiT

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment<p>Derrek Leigh2 days ago<p>This time with black bezels instead of white!<p>Tinder Loops lets you show your …

Top Smartphones For 2013: Editors’ Choice Edition

It’s been a wild year in the smartphone world, and we’ve seen some incredible devices hit store shelves. To celebrate this great year in mobile, the …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

You can now get VLC for iPad in the App Store

​<p>​In all the time that I’ve owned a computer I’ve never stumbled upon a video player software that can work better than VLC. Face it, VLC can read …