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DayCalc for Mac review

DayCalc for Mac calculates the number of days between two dates and then shows you the weekdays, weekend days, and the total count of days. It's a small utility that can be helpful if you want to check how far away a specific event is.

DayCalc's installation requires you to run an installer, something odd for a basic application such as a calculator. It has a basic interface, not too appealing but easy to figure out, and almost no options beside its main function. It doesn't have any preferences to change, no alarm or dynamic countdown to … Read more

Pi Day celebrations kick off with a 'pi in the sky'

With everybody's favorite holiday around the corner -- Pi Day, of course -- celebrations have already begun to take place around the US.

Sky gazers in Austin, Texas, may have noticed something interesting happening with skywriting airplanes on Thursday -- namely, a "pi in the sky."

To celebrate Pi Day and honor the great mathematical constant of 3.141592 etc., AirSign aircrafts took to the skies to attempt to spell out the infinite pi sequence across 100 miles of sky in Austin.… Read more

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Google doodle celebrates International Women's Day

You might wake up on Saturday and imagine it's just another Saturday.

How could you forget it's International Women's Day?

The feast of March 8 was originally celebrated in Eastern Europe as International Working Women's Day, a positively cheery hosanna to women who worked the fields and stood in meat queues, while the men drank themselves silly.

It has since been expanded to be a worldwide lean-in for which some people wear purple ribbons.

Google's doodlers have leaped to join the celebration a day early.

This, I am sure, has nothing to do with recent … Read more

What makes 'Caper' fly? Secrets from the superhero show's creator

There's more to being a great superhero than a crazy costume and an impressive lair. The hero needs to fight not just bad guys, but internal battles. But telling a superhero story without a big special-effects budget in less than 10 minutes per episode? That can prove a bigger struggle than grappling between good and evil.

Veteran TV writer and producer Amy Berg co-created the superhero comedy "Caper" as an online series on the Geek & Sundry Channel -- on both YouTube and Hulu -- to show that not only can superheroes be shown as more than just comic book stereotypes, but the show itself could break the rules set by big networks.

"Caper" tells the story of four disenchanted superheroes who must turn to a life of crime just to pay the bills. It's a show about heists and hijinks with superheroes who don't have the luxury of a Justice League expense account. … Read more

What mattered at Mobile World Congress day 1: Samsung's hero phone, Nokia goes Android, Blackphone flouts the NSA

BARCELONA, Spain -- On the first full official day of Mobile World Congress, some of the industry's biggest names brought out their largest guns.

While today marked CNET's second day of coverage, it feels like the fifth -- that's just how much news this venue has generated in 48 hours. We wrapped up yesterday's wave of news already, and it's a good thing because the flood continued today. Here's some of what we saw.

Samsung Galaxy S5 debuts, along with a trio of new Gear wearables

The Galaxy S4 -- and Samsung's flotilla … Read more

Adobe issues emergency patch -- again

Adobe Systems and Microsoft on Thursday issued patches with emergency measures for critical vulnerabilities in Flash and Internet Explorer.

Microsoft, which usually fixes security problems once a month on Tuesdays, distributed the off-calendar repair for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 because of the severity of the exploit. The fix is highly recommended for people who use those versions of IE since Microsoft described the previously unknown vulnerability in its security bulletin as actively being used in "limited, targeted attacks."

However, people who use those browsers must apply the fix manually with the FixIt shim tool. A permanent fix … Read more

Is wearing Google Glass to propose insane? Watch this and decide

Proposing marriage to your significant life-partner -- or even to Olga, the snake-charmer you met in a bar last week -- ought to be memorable.

You never know how many times in life you'll get to suggest marriage, while down on one knee, so it's worth preserving in your mind.

Should you enhance that need for preservation, though, by wearing glasses that make you look like an institutionalized escapee?

In order to celebrate Valentine's weekend -- yes, the one in which many couples choose to break up -- Google released a video that may live long in … Read more

Happy Valentine's Day, from Mars

Mars loves us. And how do we know? Because it's covered in heart-shaped features that are obviously there to tell us how much we're loved by our red neighbor.

Today, as a special NASA Valentine, the space agency shared a set of photographs of the various Martian hearts, images it gathered over three Martian years, and first published on Valentine's Day 2004.

The imagery was gathered by the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Obiter Camera team.

Among the photographs are hearts located in various Martian mesas and depressions.

The imagery may be more than ten years old, but … Read more