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The top 10 gadget stories of the year

As with every year, 2015 was full of interesting innovations and smart technologies that help us live a more sustainable life. This year, readers …

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Paranormal theorists think aliens left behind an 800-year-old cellphone

We really hope these aliens‘ data plan covers galactic roaming.<p>Several somewhat sketchy reports have claimed that archaeologists digging in Austria …

Independence Day Resurgence: Will Smith character death was terrible, says actor

If you’ve seen the promotional website tied to <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i>, then you know what happens to Will Smith’s Steve Hiller. The actor knows, …

Learning Android Development as an iOS Dev

I have been an Apple loyalist (they won me over with packaging of all things) for 12 years and an iOS app developer for almost 6. Early into my …

Crime in the community: when 'designer' social housing goes wrong

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (left) and Esplanade Riel Bridge in Winnipeg, Canada.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/74a9a3aaf19335f29f144c4b3e450783f4c4b8f4/0_374_5760_3456/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Children use the slides in Central Park, Winnipeg, one of Canada’s …

Why Quentin Tarantino's inner movie nerd should stop directing his films

The Hateful Eight is a feature-length homage to its director’s own niche obsessions and is a far cry from the subtle nods to film genres that decorated his early masterworks such as Reservoir Dogs

10 Ridiculous Things That Can Actually Happen In Fallout 4

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California Robot Is Teaching Itself to Walk Like a Human Toddler

Innovation<p>Will robots soon be able to teach themselves ... everything?<p>There's a robot in California teaching itself to walk. Its name is Darwin, and like a toddler, it teeters back and forth, trying and falling, and then trying again before getting it right — all in a UC Berkeley lab.<p>But it's not …

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To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

Wowstation Wowstick Cordless Screwdriver – cute pen screwdriver is cute

Cordless screwdrivers are a dime a dozen, so it’s nice to see a company trying something new with the genre. This Wowstation WowStick Cordless …

These Vintage Life Tips May Be From 1900, But They’re Still Totally Brilliant Today.

New York Public Library<p>“As the result of experiments it has been found that a small amount of ordinary Borax sprinkled daily in the dustbin, which is …

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20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …

Pirate3D Printer Exceeds Kickstarter Goal By 14X

The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, reaching $1,438,765 in funds—more than 14 times its original $100,000 goal.<p>The Singaporean startup burst onto the scene in May with news of its relatively inexpensive printer. The Buccaneer cost $347 on Kickstarter, far …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

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The Sisyphean Problem Of Email

<b>Advice that should be given to modern people considering marriage:</b> “Before you marry, consider this, ‘Is this the person I’d like to watch stare at their phone for the rest of my and their life?”<p>In the Greek myth of Sisyphus, Sisyphus, as punishment for aspiring to immortality, is given the task to …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …

Freakstarter: Kickstarter's Weirdest Campaigns in One Place

Kickstarter is a great place for getting all sorts of weird and wonderful projects off the ground, and Freakstarter is a new blog that focuses very much on the ‘weird’ part of that equation.<p>Accurately describing itself as “a selection of freaky Kickstarter projects,” the site collects together some …

3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution

<b>NOTE: There is an updated version of this book called 3D Printing: Second Edition.</b><p>3D Printing is about to transform our lives. While traditional …

Mozilla Courts App Developers to Firefox OS With Free Phones

In hopes of driving interest in its impending Firefox OS launch, Mozilla is presenting developers with an interesting deal: If you have a great app idea for Firefox OS and you have the skills to build it, Mozilla will send you a phone. A free Geeksphone Keon handset, to be exact.<p>The Geeksphone Keon …