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10 Notable Staircases

Staircases can be so much more than just a means of getting to the next floor. A staircase can be a work of art, a conversation piece, a place to …

World Trade Center

6 Dictionary Mysteries You Can Help Solve

You may think the dictionary reflects the official pronouncements of some all-knowing authority from on high, but in fact, it represents how words …

Beastie Boys

UPDATE: Does Being Cold Make You More Susceptible to Getting a Cold?

Last year, we talked about whether or not Grandma is right when she tells you to bundle up when you go outside, lest you catch a cold. We went over …

Why do smart kids grow up to be heavier drinkers?

<b>It's all about evolution:</b> Drinking alcohol was "unintentional, accidental, and haphazard until about 10,000 years ago," says Satoshi Kanazawaat at</i> …

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find <i>le mot juste</i>. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent.<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Collecting sales tax online won’t lead to higher taxes—and might lower them

Now that the US Senate has passed a law allowing states to collect sales tax on the purchases their citizens make online, sending it to the House, where it may very well die, some myths are spreading about what the bill means. Chief among them is the idea that it will somehow lead to an increase in …

Why Microsoft is willing to pay $1 billion for Nook: E-readers are dying, but publishing is forever

Microsoft has poured a lot of money into Nook Media, the publishing company that Barnes and Noble spun out in October, 2012—$300 million. Now Microsoft is rumored to be buying the entire company, for $1 billion.<p>In light of the decline in interest in e-book readers—and right now most people know …

Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all trying to turn into the same uber-company

• Hardware — mobile device(s)<br>• An app ecosystem<br>• Streaming media<br>• Cloud services—at the least, as a delivery mechanism for the above

The ultimate Dots strategy guide

Dots, the extremely addictive mobile game that’s something like a delightful mix of Tetris, Connect Four, and a Rubik’s Cube, is the second most popular free iPhone app just a week after launching. It’s been downloaded more than a million times, and at least 38 million games of dots have been …

iPhone 5

T-Mobile Tears Up Service Contracts And Adds The iPhone

Underdogs must make bold moves to stay in the game. America’s third-place operator Sprint has been backing progressive wireless companies like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop. But T-Mobile, which is even further behind in fourth place, is taking “bold moves” to a new level. On Tuesday the carrier …