21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.But with so many great books coming out in 2018, it can be hard to figure out just which ones you should pick up.SEE ALSO:

School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Public School Edtech

No gymnasiums, no cafeterias and no administrators. That’s school policy at AltSchools, a chain of private, for-profit schools backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Mark Zuckerberg. At the location I visited this October,

Staying safe while mobile in the age of industrialised hacking

The use of mobile devices for work purposes is on the up, creating all sorts of new opportunities for the modern worker. But with these come a fair few risks. Here's how to stay safe and mobile.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

It was earnings week at TechCrunch, so most of the coverage was dominated by reports about Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Pandora. Fortunately there were a ton of other great stories from our writers. Here are the top stories from 7/19 to 7/25 on TechCrunch.

Interviews: Andrew "bunnie" Huang Answers Your Questions

A while ago you had a chance to ask Andrew "bunnie" Huang about hardware, hacking and his open source hardware laptop Novena. Below you'll find his answers to those questions. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

TLDR: All the Paleofuture Posts From 2014 You Swore You'd Read Later

From the story of the Cold War Roomba in Moscow to Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt suburban utopia: These were the long-ish stories you swore you'd finish later, but never found the time. Well, here's your second chance!Read more...

Here is How Your Smartphone Is Truly Aging You (It's Not "Tech Neck")

Another day, another mention of how staring at your smartphone is slowly withering you into an unrecognizable pile of sallow, sagging flesh. But I can assure you that "tech neck" is not the only smartphone-induced culprit of rapid aging.

47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies. With bigger and bigger batches,

Everything I Managed To Learn About Iceland In Just 36 Hours There

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to fight chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Still, it was a good fact finding mission for future trips and, what I learned might make your first time easier too. Read more...

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these miracles of engineering and cultural productivity are almost impossible to understand.

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and create something awesome. If you're just getting started on your coding journey, here are ten tips and resources to set you off on the right foot.

Google's plan to fix texting on Android is really about the death of SMS

Google finally has a plan to fix Android's texting problem.This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and bring its features up to par with other popular messaging apps like Apple's iMessage.Google being Google, though,

How can Starbucks ensure its racial-bias training actually helps a divided America?

After a racial incident that garnered national attention last weekend, Starbucks has required racial-bias training for all its employees. This move has the potential to positively impact America, but the company has an uphill climb.Here's what happened.

'Smallville' actress arrested for allegedly recruiting slaves for sex trafficking scheme

Over the past several weeks, arrests of members from the purported self-help group Nxivm have revealed an underground web of heinous crimes, from sex slavery to pyramid schemes.Reports and rumors about the groups connections to Hollywood actors were mounting. And on Friday,

The only student to walk out for gun control last month rallied his classmates for Columbine

The teen who marched alone last month, attracting the attention of the country, just got his classmates to join a student walkout in memory of the 15 victims of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.

Flickr's new owner is here to save it from oblivion (again)

After years of languishing under Yahoo's (and, more recently, Oath's) ownership, Flickr has finally found a buyer.Image hosting company SmugMug announced Friday that it'd acquired Flickr for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, which was first reported by USA Today, comes as Yahoo's parent company,

This 'e-scooter for women' is... actually pretty good for women

Ancheer electric scooter with suspension seat$647.99View ProductThe GoodSmooth and sturdy • Good grips and easy controls • Sitting and standing options • LCD screen shows speed and charge • Comfortable seatThe BadShort range • Slow acceleration • HeavyThe Bottom LineIf you've got a short commute,

Everything You Need to Know About the Infinity Stones

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No one is more over the Shorty Awards than presenter Adam Pally

The Shorty Awards, an awards show for social media brands and influencers, are fine. If you care about them, great, but if you don't, life goes on.But not according to Adam Pally.Adam Pally hates the Shorty Awards with all his heart, and made it very clear at last night's 10th annual show.

Here are some things you didn't know about 'Super Troopers'

A long-awaited sequel for the cult classic is hitting theaters this weekend. So drop what you're doing, throw back some maple syrup, and check out these things about "Super Troopers" riiiiiiiiiight MEOW!Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content. Read more...More about Movies, Cinefix,

Get a smart light bulb backed by Mark Cuban, on sale for 25% off

Light can have a huge impact on your mood. (Just ask anyone who gets sad when the sun starts to set earlier and earlier.)This Smart Light Bulb from Ilumi (on sale for 28% off) allows you to control the lightning in your life,

用户称iOS 7.1假死、反应慢 不过崩溃次数明显降低

本月早些时候,苹果发布了iOS 7.1,这是去年9月iOS 7发布后最大一次改变。iOS 7.1修正了很多错误和崩溃,降低了系统崩溃次数,但似乎系统又出现了其他问题。根据苹果官方支持论坛上的帖子,用户遇到的iOS 7.

Report: Google Will Spend $1 Billion on Satellites to Expand Internet Access

Google's Internet satellite ambitions may be bigger than we thought.The search giant is planning to spend more than $1 billion and perhaps much as $3 billion on satellites that expand Internet access to more remote parts of the world, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.See also:

售价149美刀的LeapTV“微型游戏机”将于今秋上市

尽管游戏主机市场已经被索尼、微软和任天堂所霸占,但这显然无法阻挡其它厂商的热情。本文要介绍的就是一款面向3到7对儿童的“卫星游戏机”,它的名字叫做LeapTV。

【早报】传微软9月18日启动新一轮全线裁员

【传微软9月18日启动下一轮裁员】9月17日,据美国科技网站ZDNet周二报道,微软将于9月18日启动1.8万人裁员计划的下一轮行动。ZDNet称,在这一轮的裁员中,微软旗下所有部门都将裁减部分员工。

联发科财报:2014年Q3联发科营收116亿元人民币 创历史新高

据台湾媒体报道,手机芯片厂联发科9月业绩下滑,但第三季度整体营收达574.72亿元(新台币,下同,约116亿元人民币),顺利达成运营目标,并创单季度业绩历史新高。

倒计时海报发布 蓝魔游戏平板28日京东预售

22日与23日,蓝魔官方微博接连两日发布了倒计时海报,从海报上看i9s游戏版将于10月28日开始在京东正式预售,这也是蓝魔官方第一次发布的官方信息。

全球首座邮轮海上IMAX影院亮相

海上邮轮公司Carinival宣布,旗下最新邮轮Carnival Vista将配备全球首座海上IMAX影院,定于2016年3月启航。Carnival Vista将成为Carnival旗下最大邮轮,吨位135500吨,IMAX影院当中的屏幕将有三个甲板高。

关于「死亡崇拜」有什么背后的心理机制?

我没有系统的考虑过这个问题,这个话题也不在我的专业范围内。抛砖引玉吧。搜索了一下学术期刊,发现关于崇拜的话题多见于人类学、考古学对于宗教的研究。

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NYC Incubator Grand Central Tech Snags Talent-Heavy Second Batch

Grand Central Tech, the startup hub and business accelerator now welcoming in its second batch of companies into its massive office space overlooking Grand Central Station in New York, is something of an odd duck in the wild world of incubators,

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