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Seven awesome games that large student teams are making at USC’s advanced games program

LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California has one of the top game design programs in the country. The school’s Advanced Games class consists of big student teams who are building games from idea to completion over the course of a full academic year.<p>Mike Zyda, head of the GamePipe …

The Google for mobile apps: Quixey’s new search tech can discover data within apps

Google tamed the Wild West of the web in the ’90s — and Quixey aims to do that for mobile apps today.<p>The company has raised more than $74 million for its natural language search tech for finding mobile apps. But it turns out Quixey wants to do more than just find you more apps: With the latest …

BloomReach says it can track your customers without tracking-tracking them

Some sites are stupid.<p>They don’t know you; they don’t know what you like; and they don’t know what you want. Even if you’re among the tiny six percent of visitors that log in, the site is the site is the site.<p>“Unless you put the $4 billion a year that Amazon puts into its technology, you end up …

Best Food Blogs: Top 10 Bloggers Of August 2013 (PHOTOS)

There are a lot of great food blogs out there, but even more not-so-impressive ones. (We know, we spend hours sifting through the bad ones to find the gems.) While most of us who are into food blogs already have our handful of bloggers that we read religiously, sometimes it's nice to discover …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>This is the best way to serve corn, period.</b><p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I know that's a bold statement, but it's one I've backed up with years of detailed scientific studies on the eating habits of my wife and …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

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