Marc Chacksfield

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The tech that built an empire: how Rockstar created the world of GTA 5

If architects are the unsung heroes of the modern world, spare an extra special thought for Aaron Garbut. Since Grand Theft Auto 3, Rockstar North's …

Red Dead Redemption

2020 vision: The future of Google Glass

There's a growing feeling within the tech community that the current iteration of the Google Glass AR specs, set for a public launch in early 2014, …

Where phone meets body: how people are making themselves into machines

Biohacking, bioimplants, biowearables. It all sounds like the stuff of a 90s tech thriller film, doesn't it? Just as our phones are bleeding into our …

11 reasons why your next TV has to be an Ultra HD 4K TV

Ultra High Definition 4K TV technology is the hottest topic in tellydom right now.<p>Major manufacturers are fast-tracking large screen 4K TVs able to …

Panasonic's plasma TV exit is the end of a brilliant era

It's been, in all honesty, the most protracted screen demise since Julius Caesar exited Carry on Cleo protesting "Infamy, infamy, they've all got it …

From Apple to appliances: how Nest is making everyday items relevant again

"The Internet of Things? I hate that phrase. It is horrible."<p>You would think that the creator of a smart smoke alarm and connected thermostat would …

Internet of Things

Behind the scenes of The Hobbit: the special effects masters

With its ceaseless tide of wizards, Wargs, Orcs, Stone-Giants, Skin-changers, Goblins, and, of course, Gollum, Peter Jackson's <i>The Hobbit: An</i> …

8 terrifying cybercrimes of 2025

Imagine you're driving home from work in the year 2025. By then, you'll click a button to enable full autonomous control and let the car do the …

Trusting your private data to Google is like trusting your chickens to Mr Fox

Every time we forget about Google's creepy side it goes and does something to remind us again.<p>This week's reminder comes from Google's lawyers: in …

Online pornography: what's legal and what's not

It's August, and David Cameron's family-friendly domestic internet blocks are rolling out across the UK.<p>Part of a larger government initiative to …

Apple iTV: 10 essential apps it must have to succeed

It's hard to think what innovations Apple can truly bring to the TV industry when it does finally release Apple iTV. Samsung is currently leading the …

21 really useful Spotify tips and tricks

Spotify is the best way to listen to music in the world today. It's easy to use, has a vast catalogue of music from major and independent labels, and …

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The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

About The New York Trilogy<p><b>The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels – from the author of 4 3 2 1: A Novel</b><p>The <i>New York Review</i> …

Georgia Choate's review of The Book of Illusions

I can see why he wrote it. I enjoyed the detail of Hector Mann's movies which Auster described nicely in his melancholy prose, movies that only …

Invisible (English Edition) Kindle版

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Paul Auster: 'Auggie Wren's Christmas'

Author Paul Auster reads "Auggie Wren's Christmas Story." The short story has no Santa Claus, no Christmas tree, and no brightly wrapped packages. And yet there's plenty of giving.<p>The tale about a writer's holiday assignment for <i>The New York Times</i> was initially published in the paper on Christmas …

Christmas Trees

Paul Auster Meditates On Life, Death And Near Misses

Paul Auster doesn't take living for granted. At 65, the author has had several "near misses," from sliding face-first into a jutting nail as a child to a traumatic car accident that almost killed him, his wife and his daughter.<p>Auster's new memoir, <i>Winter Journal,</i> is a series of meditations on his …

'Winter Journal': Paul Auster On Aging, Mortality

"You think it will never happen to you," Paul Auster writes about aging and mortality in <i>Winter Journal,</i> penned during the winter of 2011, when he turned 64. Thirty years ago, Auster followed several volumes of poetry with <i>The Invention of Solitude</i>, an unconventional, profoundly literary meditation …

Of Course Hemingway Read the Paper in the Nude: Photos of Authors at Home

<i>Images of post-modernists in Midtown, Twain in repose, and more</i><p>Protagon / George Leavens<p><b>Next Year's Oscar Nominees</b><p>This week, a glimpse of author Tao Lin's Murray Hill apartment surfaced in this cheeky review over at <i>Vice</i>. Though somewhat alarmed at the squalor of Lin's digs, I found myself inspired …

Paul Auster

Since his debut in 1982, Paul Auster has consistently produced some of the most original work of any American novelist, while defiantly resisting …

Here and Now: Letters, 2008‑2011 by Paul Auster and JM Coetzee – review

The demise of letter writing is the cause of widespread lament.<p>The mourning, you'd say, is less for the reading or writing of letters than for the …