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The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

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 …

Productivity

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 1)

I started writing stories this year – short fiction and a couple of novellas so far – and I’ve found I need to make a lot of notes. The iPhone is pretty great for this, as you’d expect, but not always: Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to tap away on a cellphone, and sometimes you might want to …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

How to tell if Heartbleed could have stolen your password, and when it’s safe to change it

As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised. The vulnerable software, OpenSSL, is used to encrypt something like two-thirds of all sites on …

Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

Pono Music's roaring success on Kickstarter, raising $4.3 million so far, shows that thousands of people believe better audio quality is worth paying for.<p>The company -- backed by star musician Neil Young and selling a $400 digital audio player along with accompanying music -- promises people will …

Google Now launcher pops up in Play Store for all Nexus devices

While the Nexus 5 ships with Android KitKat, the phone's home screens and app drawer get their unique and refined designs from a custom launcher. Now, if you're rocking a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or a Google Play edition HTC One, you can get your hands on that launcher too, straight from the Play …

The tragic tale of Jackson C Frank, forgotten legend of the 60s

He was one of the great singer-songwriters of the 60s folk scene, more highly regarded by some than Paul Simon. But he only recorded one album – and died in obscurity, penniless and homeless<p>There are hard luck stories, and then there's Jackson C Frank. Of all the damaged singer-songwriters of the …

The 22 Saddest Christmas Songs Of All Time

Deck the halls with anti-depressants.

Crowdfunded Men’s Denim Startup Gustin Now Does Button-Down Shirts, Too

San Francisco-based men’s denim startup Gustin changed the way dudes buy jeans, by creating a fully crowdfunded model for determining which jeans it makes. That cuts out a lot of costs, making high-quality denim affordable. Now it wants to help dress men in stylish button-down shirts that follow …

From Kickstarter to retail: Pebble smartwatch comes to Best Buy

Although the Pebble smartwatch was the most successful Kickstarter project ever, raising $10.2 million, many mainstream consumers haven’t heard of …

A Short Film About Vinyl - You Need To Hear This

Photo Sphere for the masses – install the new stock Android camera APK now

The brand new HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions come with a little bonus – a revamped version of the Camera app that is different from that on the Nexus 4. It is speculated that the revamped camera is a feature that was initially planned to be part of Android 4.3, but for some …

Android News

Giggem Provides A Matchmaking Service For Musicians, Managers, And Other Industry Professionals

If you know any serious musicians, you’ve probably heard them talk about the challenges of finding people to play with. You might also have seen those “drummer seeks band” ads in coffee shops or newspapers (or listened to that great segment about those ads on This American Life). Well, a startup …