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​Four Skills That Will Turn You Into a Spreadsheet Ninja

Spreadsheets are one of the most mystifying pieces of software you'll encounter in your adult life. As scary as they can be, though, you can do an …

Everyone has bizarre secret fears. Here they are in comic form.

Hilarious comics prove O'Brien had the crappiest job on the Enterprise

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

People Pattern raises $4.5M to help you uncover the personality of your sales leads

People Pattern, a company that evaluates social media to deliver insight about sales leads and other potential revenue drivers, has closed a $4.5 million round of new funding.<p>It’s the latest evidence that investors are betting on software for marketers. Gartner predicted that the chief marketing …

The Top 50 Albums of 2013

Presenting our Top 50 Albums of 2013. At the end of the list you'll find our individual contributors' personal top 10 albums and tracks. Don't forget to check out the My Year in Music feature in The Pitch, where our writers and editors run down their personal highs and lows of 2013.<p>At a time in pop …

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The Biggest Stories on io9 in 2013

We've taken a lot of strange journeys together at io9 this year. And hopefully, we've learned some stuff along the way — including some stuff you'd …

How to Create Your Own Windows 8 Disc for a Customized Clean Install

Reinstalling Windows is a long, grueling experience. Once you get the OS running you have to download updates, track down the right drivers, install …

10 Best Science Fiction Stories Where Humans Are The Monsters

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

American Philosophy

The Best Books We've Read This Year (So Far)

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Most Popular Video Converter: Handbrake

If your videos are a mish-mash of video types and formats, you'll need a good video converter to make them play on any device, anywhere you go. Last …

Edgar Wright On The Idea Of A Shaun Of The Dead Sequel

In our spoiler-filled <b>The World's End</b> special spoiler podcast - which contains spoilers for <b>The World's End</b>, so be warned! - Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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