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World's most delayed software released after 54 years of development

When consumers have been promised powerful, life-changing new software, delays and postponed launches can be excruciating.<p>Mac OS X was first demonstrated under the code-name Rhapsody in 1997, yet version 1 release didn't arrive until a full four years later. Windows Vista was originally planned to …

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Inventions

Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings

The flexibility of the <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> (<i>D&D</i>) game rules means that Dungeon Masters (DM) are free to create their own fantasy campaign settings. For …

Infographic Of The Day: A Mind-Blowing History Of Sci-Fi

Artist Ward Shelley has produced another fine, fine, fine hand-drawn flowchart that will blow your mind: This time, it’s dedicated to the 2,500 years of intellectual history that have produced the modern sci-fi genre.<p>Which sounds totally ridiculous, but just look at the chart and you’ll understand …

A Florida Teenager’s Account of Atheist Literature Distribution in Public Schools

May 9, 2013 by Hemant Mehta<p>This is a guest post by <b>Daniel Koster</b>. Daniel is the President of the Wekiva Atheist and Secular Alliance at Wekiva High …

Little Hen Rescue – June 15th 2013

Do you have room in your chicken coop and space in your garden? Can you offer a retirement home to ex-caged laying hens? Yes? Little Hen Rescue would …

What to do in the garden this week: trim your lawn edge

Helen Yemm's gardening tips for the week ahead. This week: create a neat lawn edge and watch out for scarlet lily beetles.<p><b>Pinch out</b><p>To encourage sturdy growth, pinch out the tips of sweet peas as you plant them out, and of overwintered cuttings.<p><b>Flower feed</b><p>Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias should …

Ask the Expert: How to Create a Beautiful Edible Garden

The steps to creating a kitchen garden sound deceptively easy: build some raised beds, plant vegetables, harvest. Recently when we featured LA garden …

Gardening

Gardener dies after making soup with deadly mushrooms

A keen gardener died after she accidentally picked some of the world’s deadliest mushrooms from outside her home and made them into soup, an inquest has heard.<p>Christina Hale, 57, found the death cap mushrooms, Amanita phalloides, while foraging under a tree in her garden in Bridgwater, Somerset, …

Peter Robbins, voice of Charlie Brown, sentenced to year in jail

The Associated Press has reported that 56-year-old Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown in the “Peanuts” animated specials, was …

How to draw sexy without being sexist

Last month on our sister blog Comics Should Be Good, columnist Kelly Thompson wrote a piece titled “6 Sublime Superheroine Redesigns” that profiled …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 1 hour ago Movie News<p>Venom star Riz Ahmed wants to pen the screenplay for Marvel Studios' Ms. Marvel film with fellow writers Mindy Kaling and …

Apex Launcher v2.0 available, new features for both free and pro versions, integrates Apex Notifier

Developer Android Does recently released Apex Launcher v2.0, bringing a whole bunch of new features to both the free and pro versions of the popular …

LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social Network

• Written by David Veldt<p>This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. In fact, it stems from something I noticed way back in August of last …

Hacking back: cops and corporations want cybersecurity to go on the offensive

Law enforcement agencies and private companies don't always get along, but one occasion where they frequently come together is to complain that their networks are being penetrated by a seemingly continuous stream of cyber attacks. Whether it's the relative nuisance of DDoS attacks from hacktivist …

Name.com hacked: Encrypted card details and more stolen

Domain retailer Name.com has been hacked, the company has informed customers today, with usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords and …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Wix: Come for our site builder, stay for Google Apps

The popular Web-site builder Wix has inked a deal with Google to help small business customers install branded Google Apps.<p>Wix, which lets individuals and businesses build sites in HTML5 via an app market and drag-and-drop editor, announced Thursday that its partnership with Google will allow small …

Apps

Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas

Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it’s offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you’ve got an idea for a killer HTML5 application and the technical chops (or at least the drive) to make it a reality, …

50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired By Books

Couples break up, "YOLO" goes out of style, but the literature you love is forever.

Fate Dice™: Dice For Your Fate & Fudge Games

Here at <b>Evil Hat Productions</b>, we're getting ready to launch our own line of branded Fudge Dice, which we're calling <b>Fate Dice</b>™. We will make four sets …

Mao's granddaughter accused over China rich list

The granddaughter of Chairman Mao has been named on China's rich list, with a fortune of nearly £530 million.<p>Kong Dongmei, 41, is the granddaughter of the Great Helmsman's second wife, He Zhizhen, a sharp shot who was with him during the Long March.<p>Ms Kong was named by her grandfather, who took one …

The Biggest Hacks Of This Year Weren't Hacks — They Were Tricks

The modern hack isn't a "hack" at all: It's a lie, another lie, and some simple web design.<p>Yesterday, <i>The Onion</i>'s tech team penned a blog post explaining Monday's social media hack in elaborate detail. It lays out in plain language exactly out how employees were duped by the Syrian Electronic Army — …