Helix is a new, free, donation-supported science fiction magazine edited by two well-known sf writers, William Sanders and Lawrence Watt-Evans. The magazine has some top-notch fiction in it (I liked the story by folk-legend-turned writer Janis Ian), and it's all free to read. They solicit your donations to pay the writers -- a trend that we see in other free sf magazines, like The Infinite Matrix, Futurismic, and Strange Horizons (Baen's Universe actually charges money upfront, but it's the same general principle). I love short science fiction, and it works great on the web and on small devices. The explosion of new-business-model short sf is encouraging too -- these variegated attempts to figure out a viable business model for short fiction are looking into new avenues, some of which will surely bear fruit.
Yoshitaka Sakurada might not be Japan’s best pick for the cybersecurity portfolio: confused by a USB drive, he was forced to admit he’d never even used a computer.
The bad news is that, due to the sheer tininess of certain components, iPhones are particularly vulnerable to going haywire in the presence of helium. The good news is that helium just isn’t a problem you run into often. Sure enough, Apple’s user guide for the iPhone and Apple watch admits this is a problem: […]
A single smut-addicted official at the US Geological Survey led to an IT crisis there, according to an official report, with visits to more than 9000 porny URLs resulting in a malware infestation. The recommendations? Filter the web, and plug those damned USB ports. Correction: More than 9000 sites, not 9000 infections.
There are two times you never want to just “eyeball” it: Conducting brain surgery and matching shades of paint for your walls. Whether you’re painting or repainting, make sure you’re never just “close enough” to the color you want. Not when the Nix Mini Color Sensor can scan and match any color perfectly. Small enough […]
In photography as in film, all the real artistry is in post-production – increasingly so, with the new possibilities cropping up in digital imaging. If you’re ready to get serious about your photography, may we suggest HDR Projects 2018 Pro. As working photographers can tell you, this imaging software can help you re-imagine even the […]
A picture can be worth a heck of a lot more than just a thousand words. If you’ve squinted for ages trying to get just the right photo, you might have the right passion for a career behind the camera. You might even have the right equipment, but do you have the know-how? The Beginner-To-Expert […]