Jacob Garber

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Node.js? Raspberry Pi? Beginners Guide!

So you've heard and seen that node.js is the new thing the cool kids are working with. You've heard and seem that IoT and the Raspberry Pi are the …

Raspberry Pi

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

Creativity

New Volvo XC90 to double down on power, efficiency

The 2016 XC90's plug-in hybrid drivetrain will offer a huge amount of power, and excellent fuel economy.<p>Volvo seems intent on building up the kind of anticipation for its 2016 XC90 SUV that George R.R. Martin fans hold for the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Last month the Swedish …

Trucks

Controlling RC Toys With The Raspi

An interesting trick you can do with a a fast CPU and a GPIO pin mapped directly to memory is an FM transmitter. Just toggle a pin on and off fast …

Arduino

10 Tools to Buy Your DIY Dad This Father's Day

There are two types of Father's Day giftsthe one that's tossed in a drawer or closet and forgotten about, and the kind that puts a smile on Dad's face every time he uses it. Here are 10 great tool gift ideas that your father will use again and again

Woodworking

50 years ago, the World's Fair promised a life of leisure. We're still waiting

“I scream at my computer because I know that it hears me and is laughing at me.”<p>When gadgets let us down, you see, the anger is primal. Perhaps it’s …

Rehtaeh Parsons

10 Classic Summertime Jams For Getting Work Done

Summer is heretime to get to work on those garage builds and backyard projects. Here are 10 classic tunes to blare while you're getting the job done.

DJ Khaled

Google is building a hardware empire, and this is what it looks like

Google began the 21st century as a small but growing search engine. 14 years later, the California-based company has built smartphones, mapped the globe, purchased a firm that makes advanced smoke detectors, and obtained a veritable army of robots. It's sometimes tempting to still think of Google …

Sergey Brin

New Windows 8.1 version is cheaper for device makers, with a catch

Microsoft has just announced Windows 8.1 with Bing, confirming rumors about a lower-cost Windows version for OEM manufacturers only. As suspected, Redmond is attempting to recoup the lost revenue with ads by forcing suppliers to keep Internet Explorer with Bing search as the default browser. …

Choose the Right Form of Meditation for Your Needs

There are different techniques to meditation and a new study has found that some are more effective than others—depending on what you're trying to …

How to make a truly grilled grilled cheese sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches are usually a simple slapping combination of bread and cheese but the result is never as delicious as you imagine. Alton …

The Not-So-Distant Future When We Can All Upgrade Our Brains

The analysts at the Institute for the Future present new research about our weird times.<p>In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream. Pills can already help you stay up longer, bring more focus to your work, and who knows what else. But what might sound good on an individual level …

Reading 2.4GHz Transmitters With An Arduino

There are a lot of cheap quadcopter kits out there, sold ready to fly with a transmitter and battery for right around $50 USD. One of the more …

Arduino

How 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' came back from the dead

[Opinion] How do you revive a flatlining show? With some good, hard jolts. But did "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" give "Agents" the cure it really needs?<p>Don't read this post if you still haven't seen "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Not just because of the spoilers it's going to be …

Full Review: The 'Wazoo Survival Gear' Minimalist Survival Bracelet

<i>Firstly, this is an entirely unbiased review. I am not being paid for doing this review. I became aware of the Minimalist Survival Bracelet and its</i> …

Jewelry

Reinforce Charging Cable Joints with Paracord

The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We've shown you …

Scientists reverse aging in mice by giving them young blood

Plots from <i>The Simpsons</i> are rarely prophetic, but it appears as if, just as it did for Mr. Burns, the blood of the young could help to stave off the signs of aging. Competing teams at Harvard, Cambridge and the University of California have found that pumping the blood of juvenile mice into elderly …

The Simpsons

16 Beer Quotes Worthy of a Toast

As summer inches closer, your taste buds start to salivate for something hoppy to swig. Seven out of 10 bros agree, there's nothing better than …

The difference between coders, programmers and engineers

April 28, 2014 | 5:31 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/28/tech/difference-between-coders-programmers-and-engineers/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Silicon Valley

Droning On: The Anatomy of A Drone

These last few weeks I’ve been ordering parts for the Hackaday Testbed, a basic quadcopter to be used here at Hackaday. The top question I see when …

lightworker29501.com

Arduino Controlled Cooling/Heating System for Beer Fermentation

Temperature control during fermentation is a key factor for the perfect home-brew, and it’s mandatory if you would like to brew like a professional. There are lot of techniques that are used to control classic fridge or heating element and lot of automation implementations—this project started out …

Arduino

7 Cybersecurity Risks for 2014

With each new year, comes a new round of cybersecurity risks.<p>To help businesses best prepare for the year ahead, risk mitigation and response solutions firm Kroll has identified seven trends that indicate a changing tide in cyber standards. These changes will require organizations to take stronger …

Node.js Is Big, And Still Getting Bigger

Chances are if you think Walmart.com or LinkedIn is running smoothly, it’s thanks to Node.js, a server-side JavaScript development framework that is currently powering everything from the biggest websites to tiny microcontrollers.<p>Only a few years old, Node.js is quickly winning the hearts and minds …

I Automated My Apartment—And It Kind of Creeped Me Out

After installing a smart coffeepot, motion-activated sensors, and even sensors that send alerts when drawers are left open, our reporter is left feeling like a stranger in her own home.<p><b>A few weeks after I gave my apartment a</b> home-automation makeover, I found myself in a strictly 21st-century …

Smart Homes
Mobile Technology

Venice frozen solid looks like a fun place to be

Imagine Venice with all its channels frozen solid. That's what art director Robert Jahns did, using Photoshop with pretty neat results. I'd like to …

Neat

This Simple Trailer Has Everything You Need to Deal With Disaster

When the flood waters recede and the firefighters have put out the flames, infrastructure is often a casualty of the disaster. It's a problem that's …

What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

This story appears in the April 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Q: My customers are asking to pay with Bitcoin. How does it work?</b><p><b>A:</b> It's easy. On the surface, Bitcoin--a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency not tied to any government--appears to be a financial breath of fresh air …

Banking