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Suzanne Rindall: The Other Typist (Audiobook extract) read by Gretchen Mol

The Rainwild Chronicles book 2: Dragon Haven, by Robin Hobb, read by Jacqui Crago

The Inheritance, by Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm, read by Saskia Butler

Hidden, by Barbara Taylor Bradford, read by Buffy Davis

The Rainwild Chronicles book 1: Dragon Keeper, by Robin Hobb, read by Saskia Butler

Shooting History, written and read by Jon Snow

Of Her and Humanoids: The Year in Robotics

Follow robotics closely enough, and every year seems like a big year. But these tipping points are often false, or at the very least over-reported, as dispatches from academic labs are confused with actual, historic deployments.<p>2013 was another matter. Robots became synonymous with Google. Robots …


How to encrypt your Android device

The reasonably recent debate in the US between law enforcement agencies and tech giants over smartphone encryption has once again brought the issue to center stage. There’s little doubt that keeping your personal data secure these days is pretty important, so it is fortunate that Android gives you …

Information Systems

Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2013

10. Squaring Movable Bookshelf by Sehoon Lee<br>At first glance this bookshelf might look like a bunch of square boxes, but the hinged squares flex and …


iPhone Mini coming next year?

It’s about time Apple launches the iPhone Mini next year. We don’t have any inside information and this is really me speculating. Here’s why I think …

Year in review 2013: February in four stories

<b>Story 1: Highlights from Stockholm Furniture Fair</b><p>In February, the Wallpaper* interiors team made the annual pilgrimage to Stockholm Furniture Fair, where the top-scoring stand was the playful 'Picnic' booth by Raw-Edges for Kvadrat.<p><b>Story 2: Light show at the Hayward Gallery</b><p>Over in London, artists …


One Minute Tip: How to Make Felted Soap

Before there were loofahs and washcloths, people used an old fashioned bar of soap sewn into a felted wool covering. The wool was exfoliating and had …


Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Hottest Celebrity Photos 12.23.13

How to dress: jeans

Down the fashion rabbit hole, things get a little topsy-turvy. For instance: if you want to blend in, you dress up. Turn up to a fashion industry 9am meeting in five-inch heels, age-inappropriate crop top, movement-constricting pencil skirt: nobody bats an eyelid. Turn up dressed down, on the other …

One Farmer And His Engineered Non-Browning Apples

A profile in Seattle Weekly offers a rundown of what would be one of the first commercially sold GMO whole fruits… if it makes it to market.<p>For a small-time farmer, Neal Carter has received a lot of big-time attention. Carter is the owner of a 21-acre farm in Canada’s Okanagan Valley and the …

Making Someone Love You: Science vs. the Supernatural

Michael Busby is a Houston-area lawyer who has just filed a lawsuit against self-described psychic Melena Thorn, alleging that Thorn defrauded him of $2,700, which he gave to her in cash with the promise that the money would be "cleansed" and returned to him, at which point he was to put the money …

Contributor Beauty Awards: best hair product nominees

Hair Care

Lesson Learned! How to Correctly Apply Under Eye Concealer

Just because you’re a great hair stylist doesn’t automatically make you a makeup artist. I learned this the hard way early in my career. Sure, I took …


The Easiest Eyeliner Trick Ever

Cat eyes are as crazy-hot now as they were back in the ’50s and ’60s. And for good reason: the timeless look makes your lashes look thicker and your …


No more musty closet! Here's how to make all your storage spaces smell great:

Adele in Stella McCartney to collect her MBE – stylewatch

Last time we gave a Stylewatch thumbs up to a celebrity receiving an honour it was Stella McCartney wearing one of her own creations. This time Stella's back, but only in the form of a dress – singer Adele opted for a blue patterned Stella McCartney midi-dress and a Philip Treacy hat to collect her …