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The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

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Alienware-powered HTC Vive VR Systems Landing At Retail Locations This Month

Feeling physically present in a non-physical world is a magical thing, and consumer virtual reality headsets are pulling it off. However, evangelizing VR to people who haven’t tried it understandably results in looks of disbelief. You can’t properly convey the transformative power of virtual …

Virtual Reality

Build an Oculus Rift PC on the cheap

<i>Update: We found better prices for parts used in this PC than we originally posted, and updated this article to reflect that pricing. Check out the</i> …

Oculus Rift

KitBrix Cycling Bags Will Make Obsessive Organizers Rejoice

Keep your gear sorted with these handy cubic bike organizers<p>I spend a ton of time on the road, which means my stuff is usually crammed in a few big bags that explode upon unzipping them in hotel rooms. (Sorry, everyone I’ve ever traveled with!) But I’m also an obsessive organizer, or at least, I …

Porch Now Guarantees Work Done By Pre-Screened Home Professionals It Sends To Your Home

Two years ago, Porch started out as a platform that allowed you to see what kind of remodeling projects people in our neighborhood were doing to their houses and how much they paid for it. Today, the company offers a far wider range of service and now also helps you find the right people to work on …

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after …

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

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25 comic books for nerdy newbies to read first

Every comic book nerd has an origin story, and it starts with opening that first book.<p>There are so many titles with so much history, so it's natural …

Which Programming Language Should You Learn?

Programming Languages

The Internet Arcade puts 900 classic games right in your web browser

The weekend's winding down, and sure, you could flip on your PlayStation or Xbox and play a few mindless rounds of <i>Call of Duty</i>, but why don't you spin up a real <i>classic</i> instead? Thanks to the new Internet Arcade, an astounding 900 coin-operated arcade games from the ‘70s and ‘80s are free to play …