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List of Free Programming Books

This list initially was a clone of stackoverflow – List of freely available programming books by George Stocker.<p>Links are displayed like: Link …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to …

Razer Game Booster Update Automatically Saves Your Progress To The Cloud (video)

Gamers looking for an automatic way to save their gaming progress might be interested in the new updated which Razer has rolled out to their Razer …

Razer

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

Portobello Mushroom Wraps With Buffalo Mozzarella, Piquillo Peppers and Pimentón Mayonnaise

Peppers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. They are truly some of Mother Nature's most succulent little gifts. Piquillo peppers prove the point to perfection!<p>These lipstick-red Spanish peppers are a specialty of Lodosa, in northern Spain. They're harvested at their peak, then …

Mushrooms

'Parkour Survival' Shooter 7Framed Seeks Kickstarter Funding

Tells the story of seven citizens framed for crimes in seven episodes.<p>A Kickstarter campaign has started for 7Framed, an indie episodic PC game …

​The Creators of Rock Band Are Making A Musical First-Person Shooter

Are you in the mood for a very different kind of multiplayer first-person shooter? How about one in which the arena you're in morphs to the music …

Guitar

How to Optimize Your PC Games' Graphics Settings in One Click

Most PC games have a plethora of graphics settings that let you strike the perfect balance between quality and performance. If you don't enjoy …

Apps

5 favorite slow-cooker recipes: Tacos, bread pudding and more

Slow cookers aren't just for soups and stews — check out some of our favorite slow-cooker recipes, so you can set it and forget it!<p>Cuban-style pork sliders, Asian-style short ribs, slow-cooker brownies<p>Get the recipes<p>Sandra Lee’s slow-cooker shortribs<p>Get the recipe<p>Whole "roast" spice-rubbed …

Cooking

Tomb Raider - Complete Graphics Comparison (PS4/Xbox One/PC/PS3/Xbox 360) - IGN Video

See Lara Croft's 2013 adventure compared across all platforms - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Sense of Taste: Coconut Mousse Cake (Recipe)

Last week, I blogged about being naughty and not conforming to a post-New Year's diet. Eating more healthfully year-round has always been my approach, so an occasional slice of cake won't lead me into a downward spiral of gluttony.<p>I've been thinking about how the texture of food can change your …

Dessert

A Smart Movie That Questions Evolution (Yes, It's Possible!)

The words "molecular biology thriller" don't come up a lot when describing movies, but director Mike Cahill's <i>I Origins</i> aims to be different. The …

37 Super Bowl Snacks Better Than Hot Wings

Eating wings until you feel satisfied is hard and annoying. You know it's true. Here's how to better feed your buffalo sauce addiction.

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Showcased in Several New Gameplay Videos: Looks Awesome

We’re just a little more than two months away from the release of Sucker Punch’s PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son, and several gameplay videos of …

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

Tobii and SteelSeries team up to launch eye-tracking game controller

After spending the better part of a year fine-tuning its technology for Windows 8 machines, eye-tracking specialist Tobii is looking to conquer new market: gaming. With CES just days away, the Swedish company announced today that it has partnered with gaming accessory maker SteelSeries to launch …

I'm going to play this Mew-Genics track all day

Two Caturdays ago, Team Meat showed off cat identities in its upcoming cat-lady sim <i>Mew-Genics</i>. Notably, there was a cat with a mustache.<p>Hard to top, …

Indie Gaming

The Best Wireless Routers for Gaming

Don't put up with dropped games.<p>Buying the right wireless router is a real task, sometimes. With the new 802.11ac standard floating around in the …

Oculus VR Now has a Publishing Arm to Help Develop Games

The Oculus Rift is a landmark piece of technology, representing the first truly immersive, consumer-friendly virtual reality headset. Oculus VR has been commended for its vision, but the problem until now has been the games. Until the Oculus Rift is out on store shelves and boasting a large install …

With a new brand, Rezence hopes to re-charge the wireless power industry

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Consumers no longer have to remember what A4WP stands for — it’s the Alliance for Wireless Power, for the curious — thanks to …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Stone Age

Chromecast gets Plex, Vevo, RealPlayer, Viki and more with massive app update

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>A few months ago, a developer source told me that Google (s GOOG) planned to release apps for its Chromecast …

Oculus Rift game attempts to treat eye conditions

<i>Diplopia</i>, a virtual reality game created to treat amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eye), is currently raising funds via Indiegogo.<p>With the help of Oculus Rift, <i>Diplopia</i> works by sending a separate, distorted image to each eye. According to the game's Indiegogo page, a simple game only …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

Inside Gaming - YouTube

PS4 test pits HDD against SSD against hybrid drives

The hardware tinkerers at Tested installed three different hard drives in a PlayStation 4 to uncover the benefits of each.<p>In the nine-minute video above, you'll see Tested pit the PS4's standard 500 GB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) against a 250 GB Samsung solid state drive (SSD) and a 1 TB …