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Ask Ars: “My SSD does garbage collection, so I don’t need TRIM… right?” | Ars Technica

Modern SSD controllers are super-smart, but using TRIM is still a good idea.<p>Last week, we ran a syndicated piece from <i>The Wirecutter</i> on what the best …

Operating Systems

7 feminist podcasts that are way, way sexier than “Serial”

True crime might be topping the charts lately, but talking about sex (and love and tears and beauty) never gets old<p>Two things I spend a lot of time doing are riding the subway and thinking about sex. Many months ago, I discovered that I could add a third activity to these dominant two, to create a …

Podcasting

Nuzzel makes following news shared on Facebook and Twitter easy

Nuzzel has finally made its way to Android. Check out how you can see which news stories resonated with people you follow on Facebook and Twitter.<p>Your contacts on Facebook and Twitter are probably sharing some interesting news stories, but sometimes they're hidden among all of the game posts or …

Apps

Underrated books: Overlooked fiction, nonfiction, and comics of 2014.

<i>Slate</i><b>’s Best Books of 2014 coverage:</b><p><b>Monday:</b> <i>Slate</i> staff picks.<b><br>Tuesday:</b> The best lines of 2014.<b><br>Wednesday:</b> Overlooked books of 2014. <b></b> <b><br>Thursday:</b> The <i>Slate</i> …

Part sendup, part anxious self-portrait: “Friendship” and the new Brooklyn novel

From Adelle Waldman to Emily Gould, why is it so hard to find the universal in this specific milieu?<p>I recently followed an argument on Twitter related to Emily Gould's new novel. (No, not that one: My instinct is to stay as far as possible from that sad, scary ordeal.) Instead, I'm referring to a …

From Germany With Love

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>On May 3, 1953, German president Theodor Heuss went on Deutsche Welle, the country’s first international broadcasting …

Opposition cries foul as NSA inquiry stalls on Snowden testimony decision | News | DW | 10.04.2014

Veteran Green politician Hans-Christian Ströbele, whovisited former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden in Russia last October, …

How to get better at email: What science tells us

Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there’s the base human instinct to cc: …

After attracting millions of youngsters, Pheed finds it way to Android

The social-networking app that provides creatives with multiple media types now offers choice in mobile OS.<p>Pheed, a social-networking service designed to meet all the multimedia needs of today's mobile user, has launched its application for Android.<p>The Android release trails Pheed's official debut …

Apps

Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth — even democracy<p>Jaron Lanier is a computer science pioneer who has grown gradually disenchanted with the online world since his early days popularizing the idea of virtual reality. “Lanier is often …