If you're in the market for book recommendations to fill up your stay-at-home hours, here's a short list of favorites from Bill Gates. Check out his longer list on his blog, GatesNotes blog.
42: the wildly improbable ideas of Douglas Adams is a forthcoming book, approved by Douglas Adams's estate and family, that will explore the late author's "unseen archives". A crowdfunding campaign is already complete, but you can still preorder. After his death in 2001, Douglas Adams's papers were loaned to his old Cambridge college, St John's… READ THE REST
I have the hardcover edition of Theodore Gray's fantastic book, Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything, but if you want the Kindle edition, Amazon is practically giving it away today. READ THE REST
I'm a huge fan of Beehive Books, which creates illuminated editions of classic books illustrated by contemporary artists. They are doing a Kickstarter for a new series of three books: KWAIDAN & SHADOWINGS by Lafcadio Hearn, illustrated by Kent Williams A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS by David Lindsay, illustrated by Jim Woodring THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald,… READ THE REST
Photoshop has been the king of photo retouching and manipulation for decades, so it's no surprise that Adobe's most famous app is the yardstick by which all other contenders are judged. But when discussing Luminar 4, it might be more helpful to highlight what Skylum's image editor offers against what Photoshop doesn't. Against the vast… READ THE REST
One fun element of pop culture is that you never know exactly when some film, TV show, or song is going to spark an out-of-left-field craze — or exactly how deep the obsession will run. While the pandemic may be starting to recede into history, Netflix's The Queen Gambit is oddly still riding shotgun inside… READ THE REST
To say we're creeping up on umbrella weather season is an understatement. And no, we don't mean "rain and wind protection against the fierce elements-type" of umbrella season. We're talking about lazing casually, safely protected from the sun's rays, soaking in the majesty of summer. Whether you've got a comfy patio lounge arrangement, an outdoor… READ THE REST