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D&D Reader app brings paper reference books to your tablet

Your backpack will be a lot lighter, but so will your wallet.<p>Dungeon Masters can rest a bit easier now that the library of <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> core rulebooks will soon be available in an easy-to-lug digital edition. Instead of a stack of heavy paper-bound volumes, you'll be able to take your iPad …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Free Open Source CSS and JavaScript Select Box Snippets

The default HTML select boxes have served us well for decades. But in the modern era, it’s fair to say they’re a little… stale.Designers can do …

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

How One Woman Is Making Math Affordable

The rising cost of school supplies begs for a solution. Here's a math professor who's found one.<p>When I first talked with Mallory Dyer, co-founder of GraphLock, Inc. she was bootstrapping and social crowdfunding while she learned the ropes of getting funded. Now, with GraphLock well on its way and …

Why Every Developer Should Learn Javascript?

To start let’s take a look at just what is Javascript. It is a front-end web development language, and contrary to its name, Javascript is not an …

Award-winning indie game ‘Walden’ rewards contemplation rather than conquest

A 19th-century book about building a cabin in the woods and spending a couple of years musing about the meaning of life may seem like an unlikely …

Black Mirror

What Happens When You’re Not Welcome in Your Own Fantasy World?

The record 208,000 people—many dressed up as characters from TV shows, comic books, and video games—who poured into Indianapolis last weekend for Gen …

Board Games

'Dark DNA' could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

Icy molecules hold 25,000 gigabytes in a space the size of a quarter

A team from the University of Manchester has made a major breakthrough in the field of molecular data storage proving that high volumes of data can …

Customizable controller that works with every system is a dream

Going back and forth between controllers that match their respective consoles can be a bit annoying. The ALL Controller fixes that.<p>A company called …

OneNote's August update is here with a load of new features to try

If you're a big OneNote fan, the August update for the app has arrived with a number of solid new features to try. Some of the more notable additions …

Tiny 'Organoids' Promise Big Boost to Medical Care

Innovation<p>Experts say these clusters of organ cells will speed development of new life-saving drugs and help doctors customize treatments for their patients.<p>Tiny versions of human organs smaller than a pea are making a big splash around the world — and for a good reason. Though the clusters of …

Harvard

3D Printing Accident Leads to ‘Tissue Paper’ with Healing Properties

One of the biggest stories in medical 3D printing from the past few months came out of Northwestern University, where researchers 3D printed a …

Nintendo Switch Single Handed Controller Adapter (video)

Thingyiverse user Vexelius has created a fantastic new adapter that allows gamers to use the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers single-handedly. …

The 101 video games kids should play before growing up

How many can you check off?<p>Introducing a young person to a work of art is a uniquely fulfilling moment, for both mentor and mentee. "Aren't you reading any books that set your world on fire?" my professor asked when I came in 25 years ago to argue about my grade in "Sociology of Prisons.” When I …

Co-op monster-raising RPG Re:Legend confirmed for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Ray summarized <i>Re:Legend</i> as "<i>Monster Rancher</i> meets <i>Rune Factory</i>," and that's apparently all it takes to get my attention these days. Well that, and the …

Text is Keeping Kids from Coding

We ran into a big blocker when designing SpriteBox Coding, a learn-to-code game for kids ages 5+. For some kids, code was simply unapproachable.<p>With …

How to create SVG animations with CSS

Web animation is all the rage these days, and there’s no limit to what you can design with SVGs. If you’re ready to try it out on your own site, …

Building’s never been so fun: The 15 best mods for ‘Minecraft’

Though it was released more than half a decade ago, <i>Minecraft</i> still sells an average of 53,000 copies — per day. Because of the game’s popularity …

Gaming

CSS Hex Colors Demystified

Introduction<p>As a long-time presenter at tech pubs conferences around the world, I’ve had the opportunity to chat with many technical communicators, …

Synthetic Biology Creates Living Computers

Most people have at least a fuzzy idea of what DNA is. Ask about RNA, though, and unless you are talking to a biologist, you are likely to get even …

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. …

5 Habits of Remarkably Successful Online Learners

Online education has the ease of flexibility and learn at your own pace. Ironically, it is this convenience factor that can cause some online students to fail.<p><i>How do I get most out of online learning? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn</i> …

Habits and Routines of Extreme Learner and Blogger Max Deutsch

Max Deutsch is a technologist, blogger, coach and extreme learner based in San Francisco, California.<p>Max is one of these people with exceptional qualities and abilities. His thirst for knowledge and experiences will keep you wondering what you’re doing with your life. Read on to find out how to …

A guide to writing better CSS

Writing better CSS doesn't have to be a painstaking ordeal. A few minor adjustments to how you work within your CSS code file can have a big impact. …

JavaScript for People Who Hate JavaScript

I have a long history with JavaScript, dating back to the glory days of the most perfect technology ever to have graced computers: DHTML.DHTML was …

JavaScript

Victoria Skye's Unbelievable Optical Illusion

Now my head hurts<p>Atlanta-based magician Victoria Skye has a sideline creating optical illusions "using art, science and math." She created this one …