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I earned over $30,000 this month thanks to a decision I made while helping my 5-year-old son with math homework

In 2014, I was working as a freelance copywriter, when I decided to start my own online business.<p>Being a freelancer allowed me to make over $100 an …

11 things that could be slowing your Mac down

But your machine slowing to a crawl isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new computer. There are many reasons apps may fail to open.<p>Here are nearly a dozen things that could be slowing down your Mac, and how to fix them.

Apps

One Dad Hacked Ikea To Make The Ultimate Kids' Bed On The Cheap

And you can do it, too!<p>You could buy a fancy, souped-up theme bed for nearly $4,000... or you could just hack one yourself.<p>Savvy dad Eric Strong didn't want to spend thousands on a new bed for his young son, who had outgrown a regular crib. Promising his son "the coolest bed ever," Strong came up …

Building a Traditional Kayak with Polyester Skin and Plywood

Maker Trevor Akin has been building boats for himself for years. Now with the “Kidyak” he’s built a child-sized, skin-on-frame kayak for his daughter. This is a sturdy, light, inexpensive and relatively easy to build kid version of a traditional Arctic kayak like those used in Western Greenland.<p>He …

15 Sci-Fi Books You Should Definitely Read

Science fiction is a vast, expansive genre with many, many great stories from giant robots to alien invasions to exploring distant stars. And while …

Announcement Trailer

Several people have asked us about our creative process. I decided to write a blog post on how we generate game content. While the example in this …

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Learning

Basic Excel Driving with Python

Now it’s getting interesting. Reading and writing spreadsheets with XLRD and XLWT is sufficient for many tasks, and you don’t even need a copy of …

GAM: The Predictive Modeling Silver Bullet

Introduction<p>Imagine that you step into a room of data scientists; the dress code is casual and the scent of strong coffee is hanging in the air. You …

Introduction to Neural Machine Translation with GPUs (part 3)

Note: This is the final part of a detailed three-part series on machine translation with neural networks by Kyunghyun Cho. You may enjoy part 1 and …

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these upgrades are even better.<p>Grilled corn is one of my favorite summer foods. It's delicious even at its simplest, topped with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt. But change things up, and you'll have a revelatory experience at your next cookout. Can't you just …

Will It Waffle?

Waffle irons are great for making waffles (obviously), but the rest of the time they just sit on your countertop taking up space. Put them to work …

Top Five Websites to Learn Programming Online - Online Programming Courses

Top Five Websites to Learn Programming Online. There is no age for learning and when it comes to learn programming. The online resources are best …

Edible and Stackable LEGO Gummy Candy

Grant Thompson of YouTube's King of Random has created LEGOs that cannot only be used for building, but can also be used for eating! Utilizing both store-bought and custom-made molds, Thompson filled them with a mixture of cold water, corn syrup, colorful Jello mix, and gelatin to create delicious …

Lego

6. Breath Of Fire

The SNES has had a number of great RPGs released during its lifetime, such as the Legend of Zelda, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, and Mario. But …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Data visualisation - A guide to getting started

Sometimes data can tell a story more effectively than word or photos. As a journalist, once you’ve researched and come up with a great data-driven …

A 3D Printed Super Car the Top Gear Crowd Would Love

Traditional methods for building cars are full of wasted materials and wasted energy. 3D printing offers a greater level of customization along with the ability to easily make complicated parts. The team from Divergent Microfactories set forth to use the power of 3D printing to help make a car — …

The 11 PlayStation games you absolutely cannot miss in the coming year

From Last Guardian, Uncharted 4 and Dreams to Destiny, Project Morpheus and Call of Duty Black Ops III, here’s everything you need to know<p>Sony showed off a large collection of new games, gave new details on exclusive elements in some big games, and announced that its Project Morpheus virtual …

One of the Best Games of All Time Is Getting a Remake

Square Enix’s classic role-playing game <i>Final Fantasy 7</i> is getting a remake for the current-generation PlayStation 4. Sony announced the game during …

Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide

For 15 years, I've been a faculty member in the Ed.D. program at Nova Southeastern University where the majority of my doctoral students employ …

You Must Build a Boat to survive this killer indie game

Luca Redwood, the main powerhouse indie developer behind EightyEight Games, has taken the last three years of his life to make a sequel to critical darling match-three game, <i>10000000</i>.<p>Sadly, it’s not named <i>10000001</i>, but rather <i>You Must Build a Boat</i>. In it, you actually do need to build a large, …

Put Some Zing in Your Spring: 8 Spicy Chicken Dinners

Whether your spice of choice is cayenne, jalapeño or a squirt of Sriracha, these chicken dinners will bring the heat. You can easily adjust the heat to get the kick that you crave.<p><b>1. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are …

Cooking

An Introduction to SceneKit: Fundamentals

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create a basic 3D scene in SceneKit without the complexities of OpenGL. This includes …

iOS Programming

Star Wars BB-8 Style Robots You Can Build Right Now

R2-D2 has some real competition now when it comes to being the galaxy’s cutest droid. Yesterday, at a press conference for the upcoming Star Wars movie <i>The Force Awakens</i>, a new bot named BB-8 rolled on stage and stole our hearts.<p>Unfortunately, it also ground productivity to a screeching halt around …

Robotics