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Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers

Most of Facebook’s announcements at its F8 developer conference this week were iOS-centric, but today, the company also released three new open source tools for Android developers.<p>The first is a performance segmentation library called Year Class that is meant to help developers quickly figure out …

8 Canadian Startups to Watch Out For In 2015 | Inc.com

The fastest growing Canadian startups are an intriguing group of companies. Their growth is in a wide range of industries from medical to social to identity theft protection. Although their products and services may be diverse, they have similarities in other ways, including a strong belief in …

Proving that Android’s, Java’s and Python’s sorting algorithm is broken (and showing how to fix it) | Envisage: Engineering Virtualized Services

Tim Peters developed the Timsort hybrid sorting algorithm in 2002. It is a clever combination of ideas from merge sort and insertion sort, and …

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

Apple Is Not Selling A Smartwatch

Tim Cook’s upcoming move to take over your wrist is not a smartwatch, even if it loosely fits the definitions that the geekerati have been working with over the last few years. Instead, the Apple Watch is an idea; it is status and standing; it is aspiration and achievement.<p>To borrow another …

Smartwatches

Blizzard's 'Diablo 3' Will Start Dabbling In Microtransactions Again

In an age of near-constant let-downs in the AAA games space, Diablo 3 is a model example of how a developer should react when their game falls flat on their face during its debut. At launch, Diablo 3 was borderline unplayable due to connection problems and an overreaching Auction House that made …

Moff Band turns imaginary sword fights, air guitar into reality

NEW YORK — Every little kid loves imaginary sword fights and playing the air guitar, but there's only so far this type of game play can go without …

Gameplay

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

Literature

Billionaire couple donates $10 million to Head Start programs closed by U.S. government shutdown

A philanthropic billionaire couple pledged up to $10 million in an effort to fund Head Start programs that could no longer operate due to the ongoing government shutdown, officials announced on Monday.<p>Laura and John Arnold provided the money needed to reopen the seven Head Start programs in six …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …