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How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Carnegie Mellon University

Inventables Launches Easel, a Free Web App for Designing Real-World Physical Stuff

There’s a revolution going on in manufacturing — one that lets everyday folks use tabletop-sized devices to produce the sorts of products that would …

Printing

Mashable Is Now Flippable

Inside Flipboard / January 28, 2014<p>Like so many people who become successful adults, Pete Cashmore struggled as a kid. When he was 13, he had an …

Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you

Five years into the future, doctors will be empowered with a wide array of exponential technologies and will become the most efficient they have ever …

20 of the Best Ways to Buy Ebooks, Digital Comics and Etextbooks

It’s only fitting that numerous ebookstore services emerge for us to read on all the different devices we have. With the increase in ebook adoption, a new batch of services has also arrived with unique business models for reading. Now you can subscribe to Netflix-style unlimited reading plans, pay …

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Field of streams: how Twitch made video games a spectator sport

After five grueling days of combat, it had all come down to this. With the score tied at two games apiece, Sweden’s team Alliance and the Ukraine’s team Na’Vi would battle one final time. It's the championship match of Valve Software’s annual tournament for the game <i>Dota 2</i>. At stake was first place …

Bang & Olufsen promises 'second-to-none' experience from new wireless speaker technology

Wireless speakers still aren't usually the first choice of those primarily concerned with sound quality, but high-end manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is setting out to change that perception with its latest offering. Announced at the CEDIA conference this week, the company's new wireless speaker …

Los Altos Considering Declaring Steve Jobs' Boyhood Home a Historic Property

2066 Crist Drive looks no different than the other '50s style ranch homes in Los Altos, Calif. But the city's Historical Commission is considering …

YouTube debuts royalty-free music library, get your free tunes right here

Do all your awesome dance-troupe videos keep getting pulled from YouTube for copyright violation? If so, there's finally an answer. The video-sharing site has just announced the launch of a new audio library, with 150 royalty-free music tracks for use on your videos. You can browse the library …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Gear & Gadgets

Ready For A “Web” Of Apps? Quixey Launches AppURL, A New Way To Enable Deep Linking Across Mobile Applications

Mobile app search engine Quixey is today introducing a new initiative called AppURL which proposes a way to make mobile apps work more like the web. Instead of apps existing as standalone silos, AppURL would allow users to navigate from one app directly to a specific piece of content found in …

'TV Is Dead': Panasonic Europe CEO Laurent Abadie On 4K, 'Smart' TVs And The Ever-More Connected Home

"Television - as a concept, and for a long time - is already dead."<p>It's a bold way for Laurent Abadie, CEO of Panasonic Europe -- whose company has …

Google Translate iOS app can now translate your handwriting

Google Translate for iOS has just added handwriting recognition to its lineup of language skills.<p>Released Thursday, Google Translate version 2.0 for iOS lets you handwrite characters in the language of your choice, enabling them to be translated into your native tongue. The feature supports 49 …

Apps

Don’t Look Now, but the Second Screen Is About to Invade Videogames’ Next Generation

The “second screen”: Savior of bored TV watchers, scourge of movie ushers and … <i>something</i> for the future of videogames.<p>By now it’s old news that many …

After 30 years, lost 'Steve Jobs Time Capsule' finally recovered

We can assume that Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse is in good condition. But what about the six pack of beer?<p>In 1983, at the close of the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colo., organizers buried a time capsule, known officially as the Aspen Time Tube. Many attendees contributed various …

Archaeology