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An OCD's Guide to Organizing Wires

Introduction: An OCD's Guide to Organizing Wires<p>About: Quick and Easy hacks, made for curious people More About Makersauce »<p>Last night, while i was …

Woven Paracord Bracelet/watchband

Introduction: Woven Paracord Bracelet/watchband<p>About: No matter where you go, there you are. More About Stormdrane »<p>This tutorial will show how to …

Is the Nexus 6 camera any good? DxOMark thinks so

The Nexus 6 is making its rounds on all of the review channels this week, next up, the folks at DxOMark have put the new 13MP camera to the test. I’ll just go ahead and spoil the rest of this article right now, the Nexus 6 did quite well, landing in 6th place of all smartphones ever tested.<p>DxOMark, …

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What It Means to Be an Adult | The Art of Manliness

Last week we discussed six reasons the qualities of maturity have been on the decline in the modern age, and made an argument that despite the …

The Nexus 9: hands-on with Google's latest attempt to take on the iPad

That said, the Nexus 9 is a compelling tablet in its own right. The 8.9-inch screen is a bit of an odd size, but it works. It feels much more portable than you'd expect, while still feeling big enough to be more expansive and less cramped than the Nexus 7. Previous Android tablets have felt like …

The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google's phablet

We'll have more to say about Android Lollipop in the coming days and weeks, but for now suffice to say it looks great on the Nexus 6. I'm especially happy with the new multitasking and notification options — they're really a lot more clever than you might expect. It also runs fast on this device. …

Nexus 6 and Note 4 compared in new Carphone Warehouse video

When it comes to big-smartphones (aka phablets), the Samsung Galaxy Note series still reigns supreme but the new Google Nexus 6 is certainly a solid competitor, despite its lack of a stylus. Curious as to how the two devices stack up against one another? A new video from Carphone Warehouse gives us …

Android News

The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control

In the human-machine relationship, you, fellow <i>Homo sapiens</i>, are commonly designated as the owner, operator, or otherwise dictator of the subservient device in your possession.<p>Consider, however, the reality of your relationship with your phone. First of all, it knows everything about you. It reads …

20 best Android apps this week

The Best Android Apps roundup is back, Back, BACK after a few weeks off due to travel, and the difficulties of finding anyone else foolish enough to dig through RSS feeds, press releases and information from developers on new Android apps.<p>So, this is a catchup week: the 20 best (in this writer’s …

92% Off the White Hat Hacker Bundle

Become a Web security expert and take your career to the next level, with the ultimate bundle to learn about protecting your WordPress projects, web apps, local networks and Mac desktops.<p>Learn from experts in the know with over 40 hours of video as they take you through the ins and outs of ethical …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

The Extreme Micro Drone: Just $74.99

If you’ve wanted to get into aerial videos with a drone but have been put off by the price, we’ve got just the deal for you.<p>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 is a tiny, remote-controlled device that features a camera for videography and photography, with a swiveling lens to capture all angles. Charging …

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Microsoft Lets Eligible Students Sign Up for Free Office 365

Microsoft has announced a new self-serve program for students at eligible schools that allows them to sign up for a free Office 365 license on their own. The offer is available first in the US and will roll out globally later this year.<p>The new program builds on the Student Advantage initiative that …

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

On this Friday Debate, we take a look at the rumors regarding Android Silver and how it reportedly will replace the Nexus series. From our current understanding, the Silver program is Google’s attempt to take the ideas behind the Nexus and Google Play Edition series and bring them to mainstream …

Android News

10 things you can do with your old Android phone

Smartphones could be the fastest growing technology we’ve ever seen. More than one in seven people worldwide currently own a smartphone. Some of us have already upgraded our smartphones several times over the years. The technology just keeps advancing and the top manufacturers are adept at …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

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Where Does Manhood Come From? | The Art of Manliness

Where does manhood come from?<p>Is it innate or culturally constructed?<p>Why has an emphasis on manhood receded in the modern day?<p>Throughout this series, …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

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The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me:<p>In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.<br>• My poor …