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Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Comedy

Portable DVD Player gets Raspberry Pi Zero Upgrade

You might remember a time when people thought portable DVD players were a pretty neat idea. In the days before netbooks, cheap tablets, and arguably …

Raspberry Pi

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

Science Fiction

The Six Best Science Fiction Novels Of 2018 (According To The Hugo Awards)

Over the weekend, the premiere award in science fiction and fantasy writing - the Hugo Awards - announced their six finalists for Best Novel. There …

Science Fiction

16 items people waste too much money on at the grocery store and should stop buying immediately

Personal Finance

A Jack Campbell Primer: What to Read, Where to Begin

If you like “boots on the ground” style military science fiction, then you’ll probably want to start with the <i>Stark’s War</i> trilogy. <i>Stark’s War</i> follows …

Science Fiction

Can’t Get Enough RP1? Try These 25 Books Like READY PLAYER ONE

Maybe you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years and have somehow missed all the buzz surrounding Ernest Cline’s sci-fi …

Science Fiction

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of April 2018

<i>For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi &</i> …

Books

Free High-Quality Typefaces To See Your Projects Through In 2018

‘Neon’, free for personal & commercial use<br>Image via Aga Magdziak<br>If you’re not done and dusted with free, shiny new typefaces, this new list might …

Typography

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

Books

Here are 8 Raspberry Pi projects you can learn today

At least once in our lives, we've all considered what it would be like to build our own robot, a smart and handy automaton that could make our …

Raspberry Pi

The Best Websites to Get Your Retro Gaming Fix

Ready to relive some retro games directly in your web browser? If you’re bored at work and your mind suddenly drifts to those hours you spent …

5 Recent Scifi and Fantasy Books That Would Make Amazing Movies or TV Shows

<i>Annihilation</i> is out now, season two of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is <i></i>coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either …

The Hyacinth Disaster is a gripping sci-fi thriller about a crew of doomed asteroid miners

For fans of The Martian and The Expanse<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>A couple of years ago, <i>Verge</i> listener David Carlson wanted to help his wife. …

Star Wars Anthology Series

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Science Fiction

Art techniques: top tutorials for painting and drawing

Part of honing your skills as an artist involves learning how to draw the world around you: animals, people, landscapes and so on. The other part …

Tutorials

15 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this March

I’ve been working to sprinkle in some non-science fiction and fantasy books into my to-read list lately. To that end, I picked up Brian Merchant’s <i>The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone</i>, and I’ve been working my way through it whenever I have a couple of spare minutes. It’s a fascinating …

Books

Photoshop How-To: New Tri-Range Frequency Separation Action

Whether you believe the approaches are passé, amazing, or just reasonably useful, frequency separation persists in the photography industry still, …

Cribbage

Cribbage is an interesting (and old) card game. It probably dates back to 17th Century England. I’ll not duplicate the rules here, but sufficient to …

Teach your kids the basics of Raspberry Pi coding w/ this free eBook

Raspberry Pi’s official website offers an 80 page eBook that teaches kids the fundamentals of Raspberry Pi life. Things like coding, puzzles, and even Minecraft tutorials can be found in this free eBook.<p>If you don’t yet have a Raspberry Pi, Amazon has several great starter kits that won’t break the …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen

With Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan’s body-hopping cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, Alex Garland directing the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s weird and symbolist novel Annihilation and The Expanse’s third season set for release on Syfy this year, any number of SF and fantasy novels that …

OpenAuto makes car smart with Raspberry Pi DIY hack

Android Auto can be installed on a Raspberry Pi unit with relative ease – and the results are pretty neat. Based on the DIY project we’re having a …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

Raspicast – Chromecast for Raspberry Pi

This is cool! I just came across this tutorial for how to cast videos, pics and more, from your android phone to the Raspberry Pi and onto your TV or …

Raspberry Pi

13 Roku tricks you should try right now

Your Roku streamer can do a lot more than you might think. These are some of the coolest tips we've tried.<p>Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so …

Smart TV

Black Star Renegades is a loving homage to Star Wars

For fans of The Martian and Ready Player One<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A young man discovers that he’s destined for greater things in the galaxy, joins a mysterious, semi-religious order that act as the guardians of peace in said galaxy, and finds himself fighting an oppressive, …

Science Fiction

Raspberry Pi Zero Smartphone Universal Remote

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts who would like to create their very own smartphone controlled universal remote, may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi Zero …

Raspberry Pi

95 Books Sci-Fi & Fantasy Editors Can't Wait for You to Read in 2018

As has become our tradition, we’re looking ahead to the next year of new science fiction and fantasy books—with the help of the editors and …

Books