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6 Reasons Nerd Culture Needs to Take a Long, Hard Look at Itself | The Robot's Voice

The last half year has not been the brightest hour for nerds and nerd culture. While nerds, geeks, gamers, etc. like to see themselves as ahead of …

Feminism

Psychologists say white men benefit from these unconscious biases

As the New York Times has reported and loads of scientific research has found, membership within that demographic means that I am constantly benefiting from a range of sexist, racist, and <i>unconscious</i> biases.<p>While we'd have a more just society if that weren't true, a host of economic and …

Here's everything leaving Netflix in March

1967 Oscar winner "The Graduate" will expire at the top of the month. "RoboCop" and Muppets fans will want to check out a few installments from both franchises.<p>Kids will be sad to see a lot of Cartoon Network shows leave by the end of the month as well.<p>We've highlighted a few favorites</b> …

Leatherman’s New Wearable Multitool Is TSA-Approved

Since 1983, Leatherman has made a mint selling men increasingly elaborate multitools, under the rather fanciful notion that they will someday be in a position where instantaneous access to, say, a torx wrench the size of a pencil eraser will somehow save the day. For that man, we write this post: …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

Nutrition

10 Things Happy People Understand

Happy people understand that it is through pain that they are transformed. And it is through transformation that they begin to see the light that is within themselves.<p>All of us have been around people who are genuinely happy. Happiness I have found, is not something that always comes naturally. …

Happiness

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

Having daughters is one of the greatest joys I could imagine. We have a saying at our house that goes like this, "I love you more today than I did yesterday." Raising girls is a privilege, not a burden.<p>"I feel sorry for you when they become teenagers." "Dude, you're surrounded by women." "What did …

Fantasy Football

Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might be able to save that money by re-purposing an Android …

xPRO - The Easy All in One Stepper Motor Driver/Controller for your Builds!

Looking for a quick and easy to use plug and play solution for your builds?<p>Check out the xPRO all in one driver solution for your next build!<p>00% GRBL …

Emberlight

Why spend a fortune on smart light bulbs when the ones you have work just fine? That's the idea behind Emberlight. This intelligent lighting …

How to Make Doggystyle Even Hotter

Is she bored on all fours? Try these subtle tweaks and blow her mind<p>Understand one thing: Plain, ol’ doggystyle sex is still great, and one of the most tried-and-true positions for delivering serious pleasure. But done every night, the routine can get a little vanilla.<p>(Discover more step-by-step …

Disabled Chihuahua on the move with 3-D printed doggie cart

A tiny, disabled dog who got his first training wheels back in July is sporting a new ride, thanks to a creative production method for a miniature doggie cart: 3-D printing.<p>Little TurboRoo (or Turbo for short) came to The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis after his family worried there was no …

Levitating Bluetooth Speaker (Really!)

Meet the world’s first levitating bluetooth speaker! The OM/ONE is a spherical shaped speaker measuring 3.6″ across that levitates atop a glowing …

Wrestling with the always-on social web, and trying to relearn the value of boredom

Sometimes I try to remember what it was like to be bored — not the boredom of a less-than-thrilling job assignment or a forced conversation with …

​Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with This Plastic Bottle Bug Trap

No one wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes, but there's no need to resort to harsh chemicals to keep them at arm's length. Instructables user …

Big Bang researchers aren't so sure they have proof of cosmic ripples

Remember that evidence of the early gravitational waves formed by the Big Bang? Apparently, it's not as surefire as scientists once thought. The newly peer-reviewed findings note that there's "unquantifiable uncertainty" in the source data; cosmic dust in the astronomers' map of the universe may …

This Famous Actor Was So Poor He Sold His Dog For $25. His Journey To Success (And Back To His Dog) Will Blow You Away

Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco

On Wednesday, Facebook introduced Wedge, making good on its promise from last year to push into the $23 billion Ethernet switch market, currently dominated by Cisco.<p>Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created. OCP began in 2012 …

30 Years Later Players Discover A New Infinite 1-Up Glitch In Super Mario Bros

This is a video of a recently discovered Super Mario Bros glitch that awards infinite 1-ups (although you can only keep 128). Wow, thirty years later …

The Black Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado

"They were all assholes," he told me.<p>These days the Ku Klux Klan is mostly an unfunny joke, a smattering of ignorant racists who play dress-up and hold poorly planned, sparsely attended rallies to protest the renaming of parks. But half a century ago the Klan's power stretched from coast to coast, …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …

The Zeus Is A 3D Printer, Scanner, And Teleportation Machine All In One

The future, as they say, is already here, but it’s just not very evenly distributed. To wit: the Zeus, a 3D printer that can scan and copy objects and, using the Internet, “fax” objects to other printers. That’s right – it’s the first 3D all-in-one.<p>Created by AIO Robotics, the $2,499 printer has a …

Realistic Mario: Yoshi Isn't as Cuddly as You Think

<b>Warning: This video contains some graphic cartoon violence.</b><p>Don't let Yoshi's adorably 8-bit exterior fool you. In real life, he'd still be a ravenous …

Get ready for Google Translate on steroids

Google said Friday that it is scooping up virtual reality translation app maker Quest Digital, whose technology will eventually allow Google Translate to read and translate words read by your smartphone camera.<p>Quest Digital makes an app called Word Lens that reads text through a smartphone’s …