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.

New allegations against Bryan Singer include sexually assaulting 13-year-old on film set

X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy on the set of the 1998 movie Apt Pupil, per a lengthy article published in The Atlantic on Wednesday.The report outlines new allegations against Singer by a total of four men,

YouTube TV is going nationwide just in time for cord-cutting Super Bowl fans

YouTube TV is expanding nationwide.Starting today, YouTube will begin rolling out an expansion for its live TV streaming platform, YouTube TV. According to the company, the service will be available for more than 98 percent of U.S. households in time for the Super Bowl.

Patreon's idealism might actually be paying off

Amanda McLoughlin just quit her day job — to play Dungeons and Dragons.Well, sort of. McLoughlin is a co-host of a podcast that encourages D&D enthusiasts, and, in her words, re-creates the experience of playing with your friends. McLoughlin is also a podcast consultant,

James Gandolfini's son has been cast as a young Tony Soprano and it couldn't be more perfect

The upcoming Sopranos prequel movie just found its young Tony Soprano, and the casting couldn't be more perfect. 19-year old actor Michael Gandolfini, son of James Gandolfini (and the original Tony Soprano),

Tennis player's response to question about female coach sends important message about equality

A top French tennis player's response to a question about the hiring of female tennis coaches prompted an enormous cheer from the crowd at the Australian Open.

Apple wants you to send your best iPhone photos in return for, cough, exposure

Apple wants your best iPhone shots, but it won't pay you if it ends up using them. On Tuesday, the company announced a photo contest that asks iPhone users to "submit their best shots." "The winning photos will be featured on billboards in select cities, Apple retail stores and online,

This birthday cake based on a Pikachu meme is going super viral

If you're going to make a birthday cake for your partner — even if said partner doesn't want anything for their birthday — then you might as well get some internet points for it.And if there's one surefire way to get internet points, it's with some variation of the surprised Pikachu meme.SEE ALSO:

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,

索尼 Xperia Tablet Z2 中文动手玩:好轻啊!(视频)

来到索尼的发布会,我们看到可以说是「年度平板」的新一代 Sony Xperia Tablet Z2。作为每年一次的升级,Xperia Tablet Z2 和上代相比在规格上有不错的提升,用上 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 处理器、3GB RAM 和新的 800 万像素 Exmor RS 相机等等。

Apple Store开启Apple TV促销,新款最快下月发布?

根据消息人士爆料,今天早晨苹果零售店员工收到通知,从今天开始任何购买Apple TV的用户都可以免费获得价值25美元的iTunes礼品卡。目前,该促销只在大型的Apple Store旗舰店中进行,不知道今后是否会扩展至苹果在线商店。

物理学会议禁止PowerPoint

感谢s的投递费米实验室大强子对撞机双周论坛的组织者从半年前开始禁止使用PowerPoint幻灯片做报告,重新采用旧的白板/黑板报告方式。

骁龙加持 红米电信版开箱图赏

一推出便掀翻国产千元机市场的红米,在相继推出移动版和联通版之后,现在也终于推出了电信版。

学习前先认识一下MVC - *君临天下*

以前一般是做C/S的所以用到的一半是三层架构,对于表示层、业务逻辑层、数据层还是比较熟悉的,但是最近在学习asp.net mvc,因此刻意去了解MVC的一些概述,发现asp.net mvc完全颠覆了我对asp.net的认识,所以学习起来比较吃力。

Adidas Is Letting You Make Instagram Shoes Because Everything's Terrible

Looking at every meal, snowflake, and sunset through a sepia-toned screen is nice, sure, but you're going to run out of battery at some point. Now, thanks to Adidas, you'll never have to spend another Kelvin-free minute again—just look down.Read more...

中国开展微信等移动IM专项整治行动

官方新华社报道,国家互联网信息办公室联合工业和信息化部、公安部等部门于27日上午召开专门工作会议,从即日起在全国范围内开展为期一个月的微信等移动即时通信工具专项治理行动,重点整治公众账号。

CTR:2014上半年中国广告市场回顾

据权威研究机构CTR最新发布的《2014上半年中国广告市场回顾》显示,2014上半年中国广告市场(含户外视频媒体和互联网)增长4.1%。其中,传统广告市场仅增长0.9%,增速放缓。

Is Apple Planning to Reveal the iWatch In September?

In the weeks leading up to the Apple event, reportedly scheduled for Sept. 9, most speculation has revolved around the debut of a new iPhone. But a new report adds to long-standing rumors that we will finally see an iWatch at the event,

英国年轻人购房压力大吗?为什么?

(“年轻人”定义为35岁以下的成年人, 此外不再进行种族/教育程度等其它社会经济学意义上的群体划分.)简单的回答是: 在英国的绝大多数区域, 年轻人都面临着相当大的购房压力, 而这种压力在可以预见的未来不会减轻.

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