Eric Douglas

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Does Smoking Pot Lead To More Sex?

Tobacco companies put a lot of effort into giving cigarettes sex appeal, but the more sensual smoke might actually belong to marijuana.<p>Some users have said pot is a natural aphrodisiac, despite scientific literature turning up mixed results on the subject.<p>At the very least, a study published Friday …

A Pixel Parable

Here's a list of 153 free online programming/CS courses (MOOCs) with feedback(i.e. exams/homeworks/assignments) that you can start this month (July 2015)

This is not the complete list of MOOCs starting in Jult 2015, just the ones relevant to this community. The complete list of courses starting in July …

The College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries

At Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, the undergraduate class of 2014 did very well on the job market. Nearly three quarters of its 563 graduates are employed while 15% are in graduate school. The majority who’ve found jobs landed impressive starting salaries. Computer science majors, …

College & University

Ask HN: Will programming continue to be a lucrative profession in the future?

Being a programmer right now is, in general, great. The job market is on fire and the industry is rapidly changing. Supposedly, the rate at which new …

Employment

Unconventional reasons why I should have learned (some) computer science earlier

I have spent the last several months trying to teach myself how to code. Most people in the social sciences who think about learning coding skills …

Computer Science

Installing a Wind Turbine to Help Power My Home!

Introduction: Installing a Wind Turbine to Help Power My Home!<p>I finally got my Aleko WG400 wind turbine installed. This generator feeds power into my …

Track Your Car With an Arduino-based Lojack

Introduction: Track Your Car With an Arduino-based Lojack<p>Car theft is a real drag! Increase your chances of recovering your car by installing this …

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Wi-Fi Signals Used To Power A Photo Camera Without A Battery

For the first time, scientists have used WiFi signals to power a camera. No battery was needed. The internet of things is an idea that almost every …

Student Develops An Ingenious Building Material That Shapeshifts In Response To Rain

Chao Chen, a product design student at RCA, created a water-reacting laminate that can open when it’s sunny and close when it rains.<p>When Chao Chen had to conduct a materials study during his second term at the Royal College of Art, he found inspiration while walking through London’s Hyde Park on a …

5 Great Free Apps For A Long Weekend

Hit the road, see the sights, find a room, and more.<p>Summer’s in full swing, which means it’s time to blow off work and do some sightseeing. If you find yourself with a few extra days on your hands, these free apps can help you make the most of them.<p>1. Hit the Open Road<p><b>Roadtrippers</b> (Android, iOS) …

Windows 10 gets its own Minecraft, coming July 29

How many more platforms can Minecraft be announced on? Does Windows 10 count? At today's MineCon conference, a worldwide gathering for Minecraft players, Microsoft announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be arriving on Windows 10 on launch day, July 29.<p>It joins the many other places you …

Windows 10

How Google Glass v2 Could Change The Enterprise

This week a new device passed through the FCC—codenamed GG1—and many have speculated that it’s the next generation of the Google Glass hardware. While the Explorer Edition was anything but a runaway success, what some are calling the “Enterprise Edition” could very well be what Glass needs to take …

Google Glass

The 14 most exciting new tech products that will launch before the end of the year

Although most of these companies haven't spoken publicly about their new products yet, leaks have given us an idea of what's to come.<p>From new iPhones to the next version of Windows, here's a look at the products we can expect to see before the year's end.

WhatsApp offers lifeline for Syrian refugees on journey across Europe

They are pouring into Europe by the thousands — Syrians fleeing a war-torn country to seek refugee status.<p>With limited legal routes to safety, many …

Squid skin could help make color-changing gadgets

Not happy with the color of your clothes and devices? Eventually, you might get to change those hues on a whim. UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered that the color-changing California market squid (aka opalescent inshore squid) manages its optical magic thanks to the presences of protein …

Santa Barbara

Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

Someone going by the name Jesse B. Harding lied on the Internet to steal people's Social Security numbers -- and the real Harding simply didn't know.<p>A fraudster posed as Harding, posting a fake property listing under his name and real job as a real estate agent, all with the goal of conning …

Identity Theft

From Social Networks To Market Networks

James Currier Contributor<p>James Currier is a co-founder and partner of NFX Guild, an early-stage fund with a three-month program for marketplace and network businesses.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Defensibility creates the most value for founders<p>Most people didn’t notice last month when a …

Military AI interface helps you make sense of thousands of photos

It's easy to find computer vision technology that detect objects in photos, but it's still tough to sift through photos... and that's a big challenge for the military, where finding the right picture could mean taking out a target or spotting a terrorist threat. Thankfully, the US' armed forces may …

Military

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

A Wheatgrass Margarita for the Sanctimonious Lush

Wheatgrass! It’s an earthy addition to a smoothie, a swampy shot you take after spinning, a literal dose of living chlorophyll. At Dimes, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where crop tops meet for breakfast over acai bowls, it’s the star ingredient in their wheatgrass margarita, mixed up by cocktail …

Yogurt-Chia Pudding

4 Servings<p>The ultimate do-ahead, portable power breakfast; it’s also great with fresh fruit.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt<p>1½ tablespoon chia seeds<p>1 tablespoon agave syrup, plus more<p>Cocoa nibs, sunflower seeds, and/or toasted coconut (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

Breakfast

The one crucial reason Apple Music and Spotify can never replace your music collection

It's not that streaming music often fails to properly value artists' work — though there have been grumblings for years about the amounts paid out by Spotify to rights-holders.<p>And it's not the overall cost of a lifetime of a streaming service, though Apple founder Steve Jobs hated streaming …

OnePlus Cardboard virtual reality headset is now open for orders — and you only pay for shipping

China-based smartphone maker OnePlus has officially launched its own virtual reality headset made out of cardboard.<p>First announced last month, OnePlus revealed that it planned to broadcast the launch event for the upcoming OnePlus 2 launch to the world using VR, rather than a boring old video …

Virtual Reality

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