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By Matt Novak on at

Paper Books Will Never Die

After eight years of writing about past visions of the future, I've learned to never make predictions of my own. But I'm about to break my own rule because I'm just so damn confident in my prediction.

The Apps That Made the Apple iPad

By Christopher Phin on at

Exactly five years ago Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPad and since then certain apps have defined each iteration, whether for gaming, reading or productivity. Here are those special applications that have had us endlessly jabbing at Apple tablet touchscreens.

Can You Shoot a Gun in Space? 

By Quora on at

If it really came down to it, and you did have to defend yourself against an interstellar attacker, would a traditional gun actually be able to do the trick? Let's gaze at the idea, and crunch some numbers to find out.