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How the 'Destiny' Design Team Built Their Immersive Worlds

<b>Despite the fact that Destiny is post-apocalyptic, in a lot of its landscapes the design never feels like your typical bleak or empty wasteland; they somehow feel full of life. What was the intention behind that?</b><p>We wanted to create a place that players want to play in. We want players to come back …

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in Yosemite and iOS 8

Handoff is Apple's new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. …

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Now CBS Is Selling Web Subscriptions to Its Shows, Too

For $6 a month, you get almost all of the network's shows, live and on-demand. No cable subscription required. And unlike HBO, you can get it today.<p>Yesterday, HBO announced plans to sell Web video subscriptions. Today, CBS.<p>CBS?<p>Yup, CBS. The broadcaster is also getting into the digital video …

Malala is free as a bird — and a Nobel Peace Prize winner

“A talib fires three shots at point-blank range at three girls in a van and doesn’t kill any of them. This seems an unlikely story,” writes Malala Yousafzai in her memoir “I Am Malala.” “When people talk about the way I was shot and what happened I think it’s the story of Malala, ‘a girl shot by …

How to use the QuickType keyboard on iPhone and iPad

QuickType is Apple's predictive keyboard that gets smarter as you use it. Since QuickType is contextually aware of your conversation, it can even …

Apple uploads individual iPhone 6 and Apple Watch promo videos to YouTube for your embedding pleasure

Apple has started uploading the promo videos and ads from today’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch presentation to YouTube. Head over to Apple’s official YouTube page to watch all of these videos in one spot. The full Keynote presentation is also available for replay.<p>Embedded below are all 11 videos:

Dash releases its smart driving application for iPhone with support for third-party hardware

Dash, a popular smart driving tool that originally launched on Android in January, is now finally available for iPhone users. The free app pairs with a device that plug into your car and transmit data back to the app. From there you can see data about your car’s performance and alert you of any …

With any adaptation of books, you're going to need to change certain aspects of the story to match the medium you're writing for. This is no …

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This gingerbread gnome home is a sweet way to bring a little woodland whimsy indoors. It makes a cozy decoration for the mantelpiece, but it’s also perfect for tabletops where it can be studied in detail.<p>Since this gingerbread house has many elements, give yourself plenty of time to create. It can …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Belkin launches 2000 mAh ‘Grip Power Battery Case’ for iPhone 5

While it certainly has some competition in this arena, major Apple accessory maker Belkin today announced a new ‘Grip Power Battery Case’ for iPhone 5. Similar to popular offerings from some of Belkin’s competitors including Mophie and Otterbox, the case builds in a 2000 mAh battery that claims to …

The truth about female desire: It’s base, animalistic and ravenous

A new book on women’s sexuality turns everything we think we know on its head<p>There is a conspiracy theory at the heart of this book. Even to the most casual observer of human history, it isn’t news that women’s sexuality has been feared, suppressed and lied about. But "What Do Women Want?: …

A Week in Winter

• <b>Author:</b> Maeve Binchy<p>Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the …

Pemberley to Waterloo

• <b>Author:</b> Anna Elliott<p>Can their love withstand the trials of war?<p>Georgiana Darcy and Edward Fitzwilliam want only to be together. But when the former Emperor Napoleon escapes from his exile on the Isle of Elba, Britain is plunged into renewed war with France ... and Edward is once more called away to …

The Silver Star

• <b>Author:</b> Jeannette Walls<p>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Glass Castle,</i> Jeannette Walls’ gripping new novel that "transports us with her powerful storytelling...She contemplates the extraordinary bravery needed to confront real-life demons in a world where the hardest thing to do …

Firefly Lane

• <b>Author:</b> Kristin Hannah<p>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>On Mystic Lake</i> comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .<p>In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, …

Sisterland

• <b>Author:</b> Curtis Sittenfeld<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY <br>Slate • Daily Candy • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian (U.K.)</b><p><b>“Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one. . . . What might be most strikingly excellent about</b> …

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

• <b>Author:</b> Helen Fielding<p><b>Bridget Jones—one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)—is back! In Helen Fielding's wildly funny, hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions:</b> <br>What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as …

The Pact

• <b>Author:</b> Jodi Picoult<p>From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November …

Get A Bird's Eye View Of Your Inbox With Birdseye Mail For iPad

Birdseye Mail, the aptly named Gmail client for iPad that offers a visual overview of your inbox, has just received a significant update. The latest …

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for iPhone app review: listen and watch

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for iPhone<p>Price: Free<p>Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for iPhone by Touch Press brings you some wonderful recordings that you can …

Chisel Could Be The Only Note-Taking App You'll Ever Need

Instead of randomly adding notes into a timeline, Chisel requires you to create “subjects.” Within a subject, you can add notes. Each note can …

Take A Look At How Much The iPhone's Camera Has Improved Over The Years

In recent days, a number of articles have criticized the iPhone 5 camera's poor low-light performance, however it's all too easy to forget how much …

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