Neel Sukhadia

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Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Raspberry Pi's new computer is somehow even smaller and cheaper

Everyone's favorite minicomputer has just gotten even smaller. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is today introducing the Model A+, a revamped version of its low-end Model A board priced at just $20 (£20 in the UK). While the processor and RAM -- a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC and 256MB, to be specific -- remain …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Meet Ghee: The Butter Chefs Love That's Also Good For You

<b>Meet ghee, a fat-burning, paleo- and elimination-diet-approved superfood that’s derived from—yes—butter.</b><p><i>By: Diane Stopyra, Photograph by Adam …

This Farmer Reinvented the Wheel to Build a Better Wheelchair

It's one of the most stale idioms in the book: Don't reinvent the wheel. But that didn't stop Gilad Wolf, the Israeli inventor who found that …

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

You Might Be Using Your Mouse Wrong

Using a mouse for work all day doesn't have to be a recipe for carpal tunnel syndrome. If pain comes with the territory, you're probably using your …

Recipes

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.<p>It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million …

Philip Roth insists 'I have no desire to write fiction'

A happily retired Philip Roth is spending his days swimming, watching baseball and nature-spotting, revelling in the fact that "there's more to life than writing and publishing fiction", according to a new interview.<p>Reiterating his bleak view about the future of literature – that "two decades on …

Amazon Prime Could See $20 To $40 Price Hike

Amazon Prime might be getting more expensive. The retailer revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call that it might jack up the price of the yearly subscription by up to 50%.<p>Prime currently costs $79 a year. It’s the best service a person could buy. Free two-day shipping on most …

Bitcloud wants to replace the internet

"We want to replace YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, ISPs, and more with decentralised apps based on proof of bandwidth."<p>This was the bold …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Arrives In Americas

The virus can cause debilitating joint pain that can last for weeks, and sometimes years.<p>A potentially debilitating African virus has now officially made its way to the Americas, and is being spread between people by mosquitoes in the Caribbean. From early December to mid-January, the chikungunya …

Public Health

One of the rarest games in the world just landed on eBay

If you'd seen this ratty-looking NES cartridge at a yard sale, you'd be forgiven for not giving it a second glance. If you'd paid a few bucks to take it home, however, then congratulations: you just won the admiration of every gamer in the world. The 1990 Nintendo World Championship toured the US …

Best Books 2017 Publishers Weekly

Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India<p>Sujatha Gidla (FSG)<p>Gidla’s spectacular memoir opens a window onto a world …

How to choose a good backup system

It's easy to suffer paralysis by analysis as you puzzle over backup, sync and sharing services. Instead, think about what's most likely to wipe out your data.<p>Question: Comcast just shut down its Secure Backup & Share service. What should I replace that with?<p>Answer: This reader's particular query — …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Net Neutrality

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

FYI: How Much Weight Can You Gain From Thanksgiving Dinner?

Most of the food weight and water retention disappears in time.<p>Postprandial weight gain is all a matter of timing. In the short term—I mean the very short term—any food and drink that you put into your body will make you exactly that much heavier. Eat a pound of marshmallows, and you'll have added …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Painkillers

34 years after being wrongly convicted, a man savors his new freedom

Kash Delano Register sat in a park Sunday afternoon, taking it all in.<p>He felt the sun on his face and the breeze coming in from the ocean. He heard the sound of birds and children playing.<p>"This is really beautiful," he said. He was smiling, but there were tears in his eyes.<p>Register spent more than …

Los Angeles County

Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage

In June 2008, Marine Cpl. Anthony Villarreal was driving back from a mission in Afghanistan when his truck was hit by a roadside bomb. He was 22 at the time and recently married to Jessica, who was just 21.<p>Villarreal suffered third-degree burns over most of his face and body and was very severely …

Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

Be afraid, Amazon competitors: Retail giant’s critics misunderstand the brilliant business model

Amazon’s not showing a profit most quarters, but those who say it can’t make money are reading the numbers wrong<p>With every quarterly earnings call, my Twitter feed lights up with jokes about how Amazon continues to grow its revenue and make no profits and how trusting investors continue to reward …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …