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Blues Hacks For Frustrated Guitar Players [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Styles</b>: If you are a blues player that wants to go beyond the pentatonic, this lesson is for you!

Hacking

Tesla solar roof tile connector system explained in new patent

At this point, we already know a lot about Tesla’s solar roof tiles with the launch in May and details released through certification.<p>But not much is known about the mechanism that links all those tiles together to create the actual solar roof other than Elon Musk saying that there’s a “shocking …

D-Link’s new $60 Wi-Fi Surveillance Camera offers HD streams at an affordable price

Today, D-Link has introduced a new affordable mini HD Wi-Fi Camera, the DCS-8000LH, that features 720p video for under $60. While it may not blow you away from a technical perspective, the slim, unassuming design makes it a great buy for those looking to dabble in home security for the first …

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

This column is by James Li, Product Intern at NewStoryCharity<p>It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has …

The Secret Messages Hiding Inside 17th Century Engagement Rings

They make the modern diamond ring look rather boring.<p>A gimmel ring at the British Museum. (Photo: Geni/GFDL CC-BY-SA)<p>When shopping for an engagement …

Want To Be More Marketable? Add These 11 In-Demand Tech Skills To Your Resume

Tech skills pay more. According to a labor-market analysis by Burning Glass Technologies, 78% of well-paying “middle-skill” positions call for basic proficiency with technology.<p>But I get it: you have a full-time job, volunteering every other weekend, a puppy to train, plans with friends…you’re …

Project Management

How One Colorado City Instantly Created Affordable Housing

Relaxing rules on “Accessory Dwelling Units” drastically increased affordable housing stock in the small city of Durango.<p>Planners call them Accessory Dwelling Units—plus the inevitable acronym, ADUs. What they mean are the granny flats and in-law apartments sprinkled throughout cities and towns …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Countries are turning to solar power to turn saltwater into drinkable water

Run by an array of solar panels and batteries, the system will produce about 13,200 gallons of drinking water a day for use on site.<p>That's insignificant compared with desalination plants elsewhere, but it's a start toward answering a pressing question: can countries stop burning fossil fuels to …

Desalination

The Brilliant Single-Leg Deadlift Hack We Wish We Had Known About Sooner

Never flail during the exercise again<p>The single-leg deadlift is a great exercise for improving your balance and stability.<p>In fact, it’s <i>so</i> challenging for your balance that it’s nearly impossible to do the exercise with added weight in order to build strength, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

One Glass of Red Wine Equals One Hour Exercise – Study

Let’s face it – going to the gym is not everyone’s favorite, but drinking wine can be a joy. Now, there’s good news to the red wine drinkers. …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

11 Signs You're Working With a Psychopath

Business leaders are three times more likely to be psychopaths than the general population. Here's how to tell if you're dealing with one.<p>Think of a psychopath and the image that springs to mind is probably something out of a horror movie--an axe-wielding killer or evil fraudster bilking little old …

Most dietary supplements are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Or not.<p>Recent research finds that not only do these supplements most likely <i>not</i> help you slim down, bulk up, or get more energized — they're also harmful.<p>A large October study from the federal government linked supplements — sold under brand names like Hydroxycut and Xenadrine — with 20,000 ER …

Wellness

How one US state went from two earthquakes a year to 585

Located in the middle of the country, far from any major fault lines, Oklahoma experienced 585 earthquakes of a magnitude of 3.0 or greater in 2014. That's more than three times as many as the 180 which hit California last year.<p>"It's completely unprecedented," said George Choy, a seismologist at …

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Renewable Energy

3D-Printed Glass Is Now a Thing Thanks to MIT

3D printing makes another breakthrough.<p>Earlier this week, researchers at MIT unveiled a new process called G3DP — a method that allows for the …

I've lived in America all my life, but a peculiar law could make me an Italian citizen

In March, my father and I will make our first ever pilgrimage to the remote "comune" of Polia. There, my family can trace its history back for generations.<p>Recently, I learned I could use my Italian ancestry to apply for Italian citizenship through Italy's nationality law, which allows "citizenship …

Genealogy

The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric

Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images<p>Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/15/1431703608234/586d4998-583a-49f4-b254-a7d3a573ad1b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images<p>Ben van Beurden, chief …

Eco-Luxury Redefined: The Remarkable Portable Hotel Suite

I was fortunate to have recently experienced one of the most unique eco-friendly hotel suites in the world. Several of the prototype suites were purchased privately by a hotel developer I had met in the Caribbean. The DROP eco-hotel is a removable modular hotel room and will quickly become one of …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

Inspire Success With These 45 Motivational Quotes

Being successful in whatever you choose to do is always the ultimate goal.<p>Being successful in whatever you choose to do is always the ultimate goal. For some, being successful means owning and operating a multi-million dollar business while for others, success means having a happy, healthy family …

21 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Cuba

These changes will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and that's great news for Americans, because Cuba is full of gorgeous beaches, historic architecture, and incredible natural landscapes teeming with wildlife.

Cuba

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

Flying

Microsoft Augments Reality With Windows Holographic

Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic today, a new augmented reality user interface built directly into Windows 10.<p>Windows Holographic differs from what we’ve seen from virtual reality devices in that it augments the world around you with virtual holograms, rather than take users into entirely …