Adam Bentele-Edwards

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What Kind of Introvert Are You?

Are you an introvert? It depends on which book you read.<p>Here's a sampling of the various conceptualizations of introversion in pop culture …

How to make your smartphone battery life last longer

By David Nield<p>Smartphone battery life is a precious commodity in our 21st century lives - from taking memorable photos to catching the football …

The invisible gamers

We're not the mainstream, and we likely never will be<p>I grill my friends relentlessly about their gaming habits.<p>I have a pretty good network of close friends and acquaintances, and they share many traits that make them attractive to the gaming industry. Most are in their mid-30s, and they have a …

Call of Duty

Why do we get fat?

Dieting doesn't cure obesity. That's not news, although it was reconfirmed last week in a particularly mediagenic fashion in a study published by National Institutes of Health researchers. The researchers followed contestants from the "The Biggest Loser" television show as these formerly obese …

9 Powerful Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

If you're not achieving the success you hope for, whether personally or professionally, take a step back. The problem may not be a lack of education or opportunity or connections or even luck.<p>The problem could be what you believe--and as a result, what you do.<p>What do the most successful people …

Self-improvement

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity and Creativity

<i>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." </i>-- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, and digestion. It controls all the vital processes and functions of your body and knows …

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

Give Us 2 Minutes and We'll Tell You How to Organize Your Messy Desk

Believe it or not, spring is upon us, and we’re excited for (and, admittedly, severely in need of) everyone’s favorite yearly tradition: spring-cleaning. (You know, as long as it doesn't involve heavy lifting. Here's more on our lazy approach to the task.)<p>Today we’re tackling the work space, which, …

Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Us Find The Authors Of The Bible

Both the most controversial and best-selling book ever written, the Bible is an unusual book not least because, for the most part, we’ve got no idea who wrote it. Which makes it easy to pull find-replace jobs and make unfortunate typos. The Old Testament, in particular, is more or less anonymous. …

Artificial Intelligence

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness | Inc.com

Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work ethic, while others really like our sitting-around time. But we always seem to find time for the things we want to do.<p>Laziness, on the other hand, appears for very specific reasons. Maybe we don't …

Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot.<p>Developers at Microsoft created 'Tay', an AI modelled to speak 'like a teen …

3 Brain Hacks For Becoming An Eloquent Public Speaker

No matter what industry we work in, we can all benefit from being more eloquent public speakers. It’s important to always look to improve our …

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

Watch a Master Carpenter Build the Workbench of Your Dreams

Any shop doing good work demands an equally good workbench. And if this build is any indication, Jesse de Geest AKA The Samurai Carpenter will be …

Woodworking

A Design Expert on Maximizing Creativity in the Workplace

Dave Owens is a little distracted.<p>“Got waylaid by our first-year MBA student [Taylor Force] who was stabbed and died in Israel yesterday. Really sad …

Power To The Platform? Sony's Billion-Dollar Bid To Win The Virtual Future Just Got Real

When Sony announced yesterday that its upcoming virtual reality headset for the Playstation 4 would debut at just $399 the reaction was understandably strong: “Sony Drops A Bomb On Oculus“, Dave Thier reported here at <i>Forbes</i>. But how big a bomb? And how much damage will this do to would-be …

Virtual Reality

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

GDC Highlights: Engine action, VR pricing, and effective advocacy

Day 2 of GDC is complete! With another huge day of sessions, demos, and design tips under our belt, we’re taking another break to catch you up on …

Astronomers see black hole raging red

Violent red flashes, lasting just fractions of a second, have been observed during one of the brightest black hole outbursts in recent years. In June …

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Batman V Superman: Batman Gadgets Revealed

Batman wouldn't be Batman without some slick bat-themed gadgets, and <i>Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> looks to fill out Bruce's arsenal in a big way.<p>…

Samsung headphones could help you feel VR, not just see it

A prototype from Samsung's Creative Lab tries to make virtual reality a more full-body experience by sending an electrical signal to your inner ear.<p>Virtual reality can make you think you're racing down a speedway in a zooming car. But if you can see the scene all around you, why can't you <i>feel</i> it as …

Sony Issues Response to Xbox One and PS4 Cross-Platform Play

Sony offers an official response to Microsoft’s recent invitation for a partnership that would connect both the Xbox One’s and PlayStation 4’s online …

How To Get Good Grades While Studying Less

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know you could get better grades without having to rack your brains and put your life on hold?<p>I teach some of the most …