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The most amazing Hubble videos yet

I don't know about you, but I can't have enough of these fly-by videos of the Hubble space telescope. I wish the visualization teams at NASA and ESA …

Get Ready For China's 'Singles' Day,' The World's Biggest Online Shopping Blitz

Sales on Singles' Day last year for Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-retailer, totaled more than $3.1 billion, doubling the $1.5 billion spent by U.S. consumers on Cyber Monday in 2012, according to Alibaba spokeswoman Candice Huang.<p>This year, Alibaba's two ecommerce sites, Tmall and Taobao …

eCommerce

What E'er Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part | The Importance of Good Work | The Art of Manliness

Over the door of a building that sits close to the Stirling Castle in southern Scotland, hangs a curious stone designed by John Allan, a 19th century …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Gear & Gadgets

Google’s Chromecast Lands in the App Store… Is this the end for Apple TV?

Google’s Chromecast Lands in the App Store… Is this the end for Apple TV?<p>As one of the Apple TV’s most alluring features, it seems there are few …

Ready for Battle: Nerf N-Strike Elite Centurion Blaster

Nerf's most powerful gun can launch darts up to 100 feet. Prepare to dominate your foes from afar.<p><b>Price: $50</b><p>Roman officers were called Centurions because they commanded a tribe, or company, called a Centuriae. Today, you can command whoever you want under threat of Nerf's new N-Strike Elite …

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation

__KEY – White: blue dots; African American: green dots; Asian: red; Latino: orange; all others: brown __<p>Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke …

This Optical Illusion Lets You See Your Own Brain Waves

The pinwheel-like drawing above is nothing but black and white lines. When you look at it the right way, though, something strange and beautiful …

The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life

A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman<p>A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be <i>terrible</i> for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same …

8 Things Your Lawn Is Trying to Tell You

Nothing adds more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful, lush, well-manicured lawn. But sometimes droughts, fungi, insects, or other problems can wreak havoc, turning the green sea of grass into a mishmash of ugly brown spots, wilted blades, or matted grass.<p>Nothing adds more curb appeal to your …

With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

Mountain View-based Tynker, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service beyond schools with today’s debut of Tynker for Home. This new system is similar to the platform targeting teacher and classrooms which launched earlier …

How to Root Your Nexus, HTC One, or Samsung Galaxy S4

Android offers a wide variety of advanced customization options, but that’s only scratching the surface of everything you can do with Google’s open …

10 Search Tricks for Smarter Googling

Keep inane and junky websites out of your Search results and make Google work for you.<p><b>SEARCH</b> tools site:popularmechanics.com<p><i>searches the site popularmechanics.com for tools</i><p><b>SEARCH</b> 1900..2000 presidents<p><i>finds presidents between 1900 and 2000</i><p><b>SEARCH</b> William * Clinton<p><i>searches for</i> William <i>and</i> Clinton <i>with</i> …

Recipes

Best New Apps: 'Rymdkapsel'

'Tetris' and 'StarCraft' mix into one great mobile game for iOS and Android<p><i>Rymdkapsel</i> looks simple and plays slow, but it’s one of the best strategy games I’ve played in a long time. The game is all about expansion. Your team of tiny white squares starts out on a small platform floating in space, …

ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 review: a budget tablet that punches above its weight

To some extent, ASUS is a victim of its own success: it gave the budget tablet category a boost with the original Nexus 7, and it now faces a legion of competitors in that space. The company is taking a two-step approach to maintaining its relevance. The new Nexus 7 tackles the higher end, with …

Desk Jockey Workout: 8 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office | The Art of Manliness

For most of human history, work has been a physically demanding activity. Our cavemen ancestors chased down mastodons and hurled spears into their …

The Science of the Perfect Golf Shot

The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee to green and in the hole can be devilishly frustrating, even for seasoned professionalseven without the unpredictable weather that could face golfers at this week's British Open. Mark F. Smith delve<p>The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee …

Golf

Tableau takes its data-analysis software to the cloud

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Tableau Software, the poster boy for next-generation analytics software and, now, Wall Street darling, is taking to the cloud …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Zoomdata grabs $4.1M to hold its own in next-generation BI world

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Business-intelligence applications are getting easier to use, and others are becoming more capable of taking in data from …

The Perfect Pull-Up Fitness Guide | The Art of Manliness

I’m still haunted by my 6th grade gym class. At the beginning of the semester, all the students took part in a physical fitness test. Part of the …

In the App Store Economy, Only Suckers Pay Retail

On the off chance you missed it, you might be interested to know that there's an unprecedented sale going on right now in the App Store. Apps that …

How to Prune and Fertilize Your Trees

Get a crash course in the easiest ways to keep your trees healthy and vibrant.<p>Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time tending our lawns and gardens while practically ignoring our trees. And that's too bad, because healthy, properly trimmed trees can dramatically enhance the beauty and …

10 Bar Bets You'll Never Lose (But Might Get You Punched in the Face)

Gambling might be risky, but not if you <i>know</i> you're going to win. Then it's just free money. If that sounds up your alley, conman extraordinaire …

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

The answer to the question of how much can you eat of different foods before you hit 200 calories varies, depending what you're consuming. Two …

Expert advice: how to get the most out of big and open data

It is increasingly important for charity professionals to become data literate. Paul Smith, head of data at Open fundraising, has described data as …