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Ask professors about important physics lectures, and they'll probably point you toward Richard Feynman's famous 1964 talks. They led to one of the most popular physics books ever (over 1.5 million English copies sold) and helped generations understand concepts like quantum mechanics. They've bee...

September 1st 2014 at 10:02am 0 Comments
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Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. Its latest project is a web version of Settlers of Catan, the popular board game, which it co-developed with Bontom Games....

July 25th 2014 at 5:38pm 0 Comments
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You may think you're thwarting advertisers and other nosy web citizens by blocking cookies and invoking Do Not Track whenever possible, but that apparently isn't good enough. Researchers have just documented a newer web tracking technique, canvas fingerprinting, that's nearly impossible to stop. A...

July 22nd 2014 at 12:56pm 0 Comments
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Many websites are built for mobile devices these days, but you'll still run into the occasional page that refuses to run. Wouldn't it be nice if you got a heads-up before you wasted a click? As of today, you will: Google search now warns you when a site isn't likely to work on your hardware of cho...

July 15th 2014 at 6:11pm 0 Comments
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Attention developers! Looking for an easy way to learn HTML5 so you can produce mobile apps? Joystiq Deals has what you need in the HTML5 App Developer E-Learning Bundle, an online resource that offers over 23 hours of training courses that cover cross-platform mobile development. Normally priced a...

June 27th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple's not forgetting about Safari with all the changes to OS X Yosemite. The browser has been completely overhauled with power-saving tweaks, new tabs and a privacy mode, among other new features. By far the biggest change, though, is in the UI -- it's got a new flat look that matches the new OS...

June 2nd 2014 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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The open source Tizen platform may only just be making its way on to wristwear, but Samsung has much bigger plans... in a very literal sense. The company is releasing a developer kit that will let you create apps for Tizen-based smart TVs, including software that supports hand gestures, mobile dev...

June 2nd 2014 at 3:46am 0 Comments
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Sure, you could spend a while trying to solve the Rubik's Cube in Google's new Doodle, but that may get a little dry. Google was clearly prepared for that eventuality, though: it has just launched the Cube Lab, a Chrome experiment that lets you build your own internet-based puzzle. So long as you'...

May 19th 2014 at 8:33pm 0 Comments