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Why Writers Must Self-Publish Their Books

In yesterday’s <i>New York Times</i> there was an opinion piece by Gary Gutting, a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Here’s a …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

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Instapaper Chrome Extension Gets Right-Click Saving, Keyboard Shortcuts

Instapaper updated its Chrome extension today with some new features that should make it even easier to archive content for its cross-platform, save-it-for-later reading service.<p>You can now right-click on any link within Chrome and instantly save it to Instapaper. From the menu, a new ‘Save to …

10 Tips for designing your Kindle Ebook Cover

<b>Here are a list of a few things to consider when designing a cover for your ebook. The secret is to produce something that attracts your particular</b> …

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen<p>If the thought of going to a crowded mall and picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list is stressing you out, just don't do it. Make your friends and family thoughtful gifts …

Adobe and Java vulnerabilities leave Windows open for exploitation

A recent report by the AV-Test Institute found that exploits in Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Java account for 66 percent of Windows systems affected by malware.<p>In a 10-year-plus study, AV-Test uncovered that one exploit for Adobe Reader had nearly 37,000 recorded variants that exploited user …

Breakthrough for biofuel production from tiny marine algae

Samsung testing new metal mesh display panels for use in tablets

Back in November Samsung’s CEO JK Shin revealed that their long-term goal was to dethrone Apple in the tablet market and become the “most beloved” company in the world. In order to accomplish this feat, Samsung is obviously going to have to step up its game a little.<p>So how will Samsung’s tablet …

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Report: Spotify to introduce free mobile streaming service next week

Spotify is holding a press event in New York City next week, and according to sources familiar the matter speaking to both the Wall Street Journal …

11 Things You're Better Off Buying Used

For some things, there's just no point paying full price when you can find the same quality in a second-hand or used product that's a fraction of the cost.<p>Here are a number of items you'd be better off buying used.<p>Like cars, new models of bicycles come out every season, which means you're likely to …

Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies

To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency's impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of …

How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Why Everyone Should Read More Science Fiction

Science fiction is a genre long-dismissed by many as "for nerds," conjuring up the image of a glasses-wearing, pasty-faced, video-game-playing introvert. (Not that there's anything wrong with that. Between us, we've got those categories nailed.) Some think of pulpy movies from the 1960s, featuring …