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2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

'Go Set A Watchman' by Harper Lee: EW Review

We gave it a <b>D+</b><p>Given the ugly racial plot twists in Harper Lee’s <i>Go Set A Watchman</i>—Atticus is a card-carrying member of the KKK!—it’s somehow fitting …

USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

Summer's here, and the time is right for sunscreen, trips to the beach — and loads of new TV shows.<p>Sure, that last item may sound a little incongruous, but this summer is proof that the TV business has fully stamped out the old traditions that saw hunks of the industry hang up a Gone Fishin' sign …

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Here Are the Best Movies of 2015 So Far

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Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut

The company's great, human-curated playlists are now free (with ads)<p>As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive about trying to sell users on its own Google Play Music service. Today the company is launching a free, ad-supported tier that offers curated playlists (a …

From Here To Eternity: A Giorgio Moroder Primer

His name is synonymous with a sound defiled in the mainstream almost as much as it's been celebrated, and only once has he reached the U.S. Top 40 with a record released under that moniker. But few have exerted more influence over today's music than the Italian producer/songwriter who put Munich on …

Battlestar Galactica

45 Best Albums of 2015 So Far

From Kendrick to Kacey, the best LPs from the first six months<p>It's nearly half over, but the year of the dueling streaming services has already given …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch 5 of Christopher Lee's Greatest Roles

Christopher Lee, who died Sunday at the age of 93, spent generations in the entertainment industry, playing parts ranging from his notable bad guys …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

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The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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Five albums to try this week: Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky and more

Stream new music, from Florence and the Machine’s expansive pop to Slaves’ punk, and let us know what you’ll be listening to this week<p>Florence and the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Island)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Florence and the Machine’s third album extends voluminously like the …

Florence + the Machine

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10, It's The Big One

Something cool just happened. Microsoft has released the biggest new version of Windows 10 in ages and it does something vitally important: it gives us the first look at the platform as a cohesive – and possibly game changing – whole…<p><b>So What’s New?</b><p>Let’s cut to the chase. What Windows 10 Build 10061 …

Windows 10

5 Top Text Editors for Programmers

Text Editors are the old-age machine that is needed by all of us. Are you a programmer or a writer that is looking for the best text editors out …

Python: Getting Started with Data Analysis

Analysis with Programming has recently been syndicated to Planet Python. And as a first post being a contributing blog on the said site, I would like …

Hack Like a Pro: Python Scripting for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 2

Welcome back, my fledgling hackers!<p>In an earlier tutorial, I introduced you to probably the most popular scripting language for hackers, Python. To …

Python Tools for Visual Studio now integrates with Azure Machine Learning

<i>This blog post is authored by</i> <i>Shahrokh Mortazavi, Partner Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning team.</i><p>Two languages …

How to use Python to start an Orchestrator Workflow

In a previous article, I taught you how to explore and use the REST API to start a Workflow using a generic browser based REST Client. In this …

Three Powerful Note-taking Apps for Chromebooks

November 2, 2014<br>I received a couple of emails asking about app recommendations to use for note-taking on Chromebook. So I decided to pull up this …

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Toca Nature, Sleep Better, Vainglory, World of Warriors, Molecules by Theodore Gray, snowbuddy and more<p>It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games released on Apple’s App Store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $32!)

We have less than a day to go before Thanksgiving is here, and you should thankful for BGR’s series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for …

How to run external programs from Python and capture their output

Python, being a general purpose programming language, lets you run external programs from your script and capture their output. This is useful for …

Linux

Using IPython with Blender

IPython is a Python console that's great to use, but that did not have compatibility with Blender yet. Mathias Panzenböck (panzi) changed …

23: Keep this #Python Cheat Sheet handy; Is #BigData The Most Hyped Technology?

Keep this #Python Cheat Sheet handy when learning to code t.co/IIGLXJjzjq t.co/lEPdSvuX8A<p>Is #BigData The Most Hyped Technology Ever? No (at least not …

The Swift effect: Apple's new programming language means way more iPhone developers and apps

A modern language could be a boon for young coders<p>The biggest reaction from the crowd at WWDC today wasn’t for a shiny new product or even a cool new app. Instead, the news that Apple was introducing its own programming language, Swift, got a full-throated roar of appreciation from the thousands of …