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20 apps and games to download for the new year

APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s impressive, whether navigating on foot or by car, particularly offline when reception is low or non-existent.<p><b>PAUSE - CURATED</b> …

Apps

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

More Details On Newsweek Journalist's Interview With Alleged Bitcoin Creator

<b>Updated 6:28 p.m. with comments from the Temple City Sheriff’s Station</b><p>In a long article that points to a 64-year-old California man Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s creator, the most compelling evidence that he is truly the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto are remarks made on his doorstep while he attempted …

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

‘Superlens’ adds range to wireless power transfer

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so …

Engineering

Vladimir Keilis-Borok - obituary

Vladimir Keilis-Borok was a seismologist who claimed to have found foolproof ways of predicting earthquakes, elections and murders<p>Vladimir Keilis-Borok, who has died aged 92, was a Russian seismologist and claimed to have discovered geophysics’ “holy grail” — a foolproof method of predicting …