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15 best Android apps of 2018!

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. There are a ton of amazing Android apps …

Apps

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Microsoft chucks controversial staff-ranking system

Stack ranking -- considered by a number of current and former Microsoft employees to be a major detriment, both career- and morale-wise -- is no more at the company.<p>Microsoft is announcing to its full-time employees on November 12 that there will be no more curve and no more reviewing "on the …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

Reviewed: Acer's K132 DLP Portable Projector

The palm-size projector delivers on multimedia-rich content, and throws a bright and sharp picture suitable for business and pleasure. But be prepared to lug around some add-ons.<p><b>On Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Price:</b> $500<p>Portable projectors have typically been part of the business traveler's tool kit. They're …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Make a DIY Fog Machine For a Spooky Halloween

Scare yourself and the trick-or-treaters this Halloween with a home-built fog machine—a rewarding and downright fun project.<p>A do-it-yourself spookfest could be as simple as positioning a few scary props at strategic locations throughout the home or as elaborate as a movie-grade haunted house. But …

Decorations

5 Backpack Leaf Blowers to Dominate the Backyard

A mid-duty backpack leaf blower fills the gap between handheld machines and large commercial-duty equipment used by landscapers. They're perfect for clearing autumn leaves and summer grass clippings, and they're also effective sweepers for twigs, pine con<p>A mid-duty backpack leaf blower fills the …

How Google Ventures does rapid prototyping ‘design sprints’ with its 170 startups

How do you avoid the Duke Nukem Forever nightmare scenario of never shipping? Or how do you avoid shipping crap?<p>Those are two of the problems that Google Ventures companies face every day. So the $1.2 billion investment fund hired two designers to work with its 170 portfolio companies. And today …

A boast in the margin of a book is the starting point for a wonderful journey through the history of mathematics, number theory and logic<p>Simon Singh likes to work against the grain. He decides to write about a mathematical problem that gained iconic status because of a teasing, 300-year-old note in …