Autumn Groen

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Play A Few Games of Smash Brothers On The Go With A Portable Wii

How would you approach a build that required you to hack apart a perfectly good console motherboard? With aplomb and a strong finish. [jefflongo] …

Why PlayStation 2 Is Still The Most Influential Game Console?

The PlayStation 2 smashed records and stuck around way longer than it had any right to. What made it succeed so well? Why PS2 is still regarded as …

PlayStation

Box Office: Why So Many Animated Movies Have Done Poorly In 2017

<i>The LEGO Ninjago Movie</i> has earned $22 million in five days. That’s a lot less than the $30m that <i>The LEGO Movie</i> earned on its first Saturday and about on par with the $21m it earned on its first Sunday. There are two disconcerting notions at play, not even counting that <i>LEGO Ninjago</i> wasn’t very good. …

We Tried a Dozen Frozen Pizzas & Ranked Them

We are living in a frozen-pizza-lover's paradise. Walk into any supermarket and you'll be dazzled by the bevy of options with various styles of crust …

3 Ways to Decide How Much to Save for College

Choose the Right Goal for You, Then Get Started!<p>Updated April 20, 2018<p>When it comes to paying for college, the earlier you begin, the better. But …

College & University

A growing threat could kill 10 million people by 2050, but one company thinks it can stop it

After years of abuse in people and animals — with doctors practically doling them out like candy and farmers stirring them into animal feed — antibiotics have virtually stopped working. In January, a woman died after a raging infection that failed to respond to 26 different kinds of antibiotics. …

This Guy Has Made a Fully Working Guitar Out of Lego

As the movie correctly states, everything is awesome – especially guitars made (almost) entirely out of Lego!<p>Those creative bunch of luthiers over at …

Autumn's Abstract Blog

Before our spring break, we learned the affects of social media and electronics on the body and on the mind. The challenge that our teachers gave to …

Tools To Enhance Your Mind-Body Connection, That Aren’t Yoga

It's time to get zen.<p>Flowing through sun salutations is a great way to start the day. It’s easy to see why yoga is many people’s first choice when it …

Tai Chi

How to build a desktop PC: A reference guide

If you’ve ever spent any time looking for recommendations on a new computer, chances are someone has told you to “just build a desktop.” There’s a reason: building your own desktop is almost always cheaper than buying one from a manufacturer.<p>The problem, of course, is it that you need to get your …

Paddle the National Parks: Great Falls Park

Great Falls on the Potomac River is special, not just because it is a spectacular Class V rapid in a beautiful National Park, but because of its easy …

How-to: Build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.<p>But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an …