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19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn't Do Before

Happy iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS gets pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users …

iOS

iOS 12 review: the fixes are in

Apple’s latest mobile OS update focuses on making things work, instead of adding new features<p>iOS 12 is officially available today, after months of betas both for developers and the general public, following its announcement at WWDC in June. And as is the case with Apple’s iOS updates, it’s coming …

iOS

Did Something Massive Smash Into Uranus?

You might be aware of one of Uranus’ complexities: It spins on its side, and its moons orbit on that same rotated plane. New evidence strengthens the …

20 Fascinating Facts About The Legend of Zelda Series

Last month, Nintendo along with Dark Horse Comics released The Legend Of Zelda: Encyclopedia, the third book in their series of Zelda almanacs. The …

Researchers Asked Cis People If They Would Date Trans People

The results of the first-ever study on this subject are bleak.<p>How many cisgender people are open to the idea of dating a transgender partner? A new study published in the <i>Journal of Social and Personal Relationships</i> offers the first-ever scientific answer to this question, and the results are …

Many Pediatricians Don't Know How to Handle Gender-Dysphoric Kids

Doctors’ offices are often the first stop for gender-nonconforming kids and their families when seeking guidance. Doctors, however, aren’t always adequately prepared to give it.<p>When Robert Garofalo, the head of adolescent medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, gives …

Battle over North Carolina "bathroom bill" returns to federal court

More than a year after North Carolina's Republican-controlled state legislature repealed HB2 — known as the "bathroom bill" — which required …

The Impact Of Gaming: A Benefit To Society [Infographic]

Video gamers have been a large and growing part of our culture for a long time. Whether you are eagerly awaiting the next <i>Call of Duty</i> release or trying to beat the next level of <i>Candy Crush</i> on your lunch break, you are part of the gaming world. Over the years this world has had to deal with a lot of …

Scientists validate theory of relativity on galactic level

The test achieved an unparalleled level of precision.<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity is rather important when it's crucial to the modern understandings of the universe and technology like satellites. But does it hold up with something as vast as a galaxy? Thanks to researchers, we know the …

Physics

GoodNotes 4 is the paper notebook of the future [50 Essential iOS Apps #24]

The iPad has become a workhorse in the last few years. Since the introduction of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, the transition from pen and paper to digital note-taking is more feasible than ever. GoodNotes 4 is one of the best digital note-taking and document-annotation apps available on iOS.<p>What …

Apps

Learn How To Publish Your Novel On Your Own With This In-Depth Guide

The idea of publishing a novel the traditional way can be daunting — but e-publishing makes sharing your story more accessible and gives you access …

Self-Publishing

The Jedi Order Is Dead, Long Live the Jedi Order

Set in the early days of the Empire, Marvel’s current <i>Darth Vader</i> comic has done some excellent worldbuilding to flesh out how the universe of the <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

Here comes the esports revolution – are video gamers the Tom Bradys of tomorrow?

Investors, the news media, and academia are all beginning to recognize that interactive gaming lies at a confluence of evolving technology and …

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

MagazineThe Race Issue<p>Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population …

Native Hawaiians

How Trump Is Remaking Evangelicalism

A new book shows the fracture lines the 45th U.S. president has created within American Christianity.<p>This fall, Christian students at Princeton dropped the word “evangelical” from the name of their fellowship. They felt the term is increasingly “confusing, or unknown, or misunderstood,” the …

The LAN Cafe Is Making A Comeback

At a modern LAN cafe in downtown Manhattan, a teenager with floppy brown hair zones out to a <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> Twitch stream. He’s lounging …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Writing

How Crowdfunding Site Patreon Is Helping Artists Build Media Empires

Creative types can already make tens of thousands of dollars a month on Patreon. Now the site is giving them even more power to build their businesses.<p>In the spring of 2013, musician Jack Conte was frustrated with the challenge of supporting himself as a creative person in the internet age. Conte, …

Fit Chick's 10 Minute Fat-Frying Workout

No time? Use these dynamic exercises to put all your muscles in motion, raise your heart rate, improve power, and make some muscle to burn fat and stay fit. By activating nearly every muscle in your body and keeping your heart rate relatively low, you'll signal your metabolism to burn fat for fuel, …

17-year-old entrepreneur has Yelp in her crosshairs

After raising $280,000 in pre-seed funding, TagDat is off to a hot start. You’ve probably never heard of the recommendation app, as it launched just under a year ago and competes in the same space as heavy-hitters like Yelp and TripAdvisor. That could soon change.<p>Co-founded by 17-year-old Jiyuan …

iOS Apps

'Ghost In The Shell: Deluxe Edition' Manga Review: An Excellent Re-Release Of A Cyberpunk Classic

Before the anime adaptations of <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, there was the original manga by Masamune Shirow and it changed the world of cyberpunk fiction forever.<p>When this manga first appeared at the end of the late 80’s, it was during the final part of Japan’s boom years. Many thought the good times would …

In the eternal battle of Windows versus Mac, the tide is turning in Microsoft's favor

Around the mid-aughts, things settled into kind of a stable duopoly, as Apple found its niche as the maker of premium hardware for the culture-conscious, and Windows PCs earned a rep as the computer of the mainstream, especially for gamers and office workers.<p>Apple opened the door for users to …

Japan’s long history of blurred sexualities and gender-bending

<b>Young moga (modern girls) walk down a Ginza street in 1928 dressed in 'Beach Pyjama Style.' (Wikicommons)</b><p>Until very recently, sexual acts in Japan were not linked to sexual identity<p>Jennifer Robertson<p>March 5, 2017 12:29am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>I’m an …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

9 Celebrity Nutritionist–Approved Ways to Beat Your Sugar Cravings

As I sit here writing this, I'm munching on a pink Himalayan–salted dark chocolate caramel bar. I don't even like dark chocolate, but this particular …

Sleep Disorders

9 Healthy Things Successful People Do Every Morning

For most of us, healthy living includes semi-regular workouts and attempts to eat as healthy as possible. But work, family, and the occasional happy hour have a weird way of intercepting even the most stringent wellness plan. As does the snooze button, because—as you've been told time and time …

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

Social media is a rapidly growing frontier of violence against women and girls

LONDON — Crimes which involve use of the internet, social media and other forms of technology to "humiliate, control and threaten" women are on the …

Social Media