Martin Middleton

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10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

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Is your smartphone making you dumb?

Despite what recent research suggests, no, probably not.<p>A new study in <i>Computers in Human Behavior</i> suggests that an over-reliance on smartphones may …

Rapidly Evolving DevOps Tools By @OmniTI | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

DxWorldEXPO Celebrity Blogs<p>By Liz McMillan<p>"Loom is applying artificial intelligence and machine learning into the entire log analysis process, from …

How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt

These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.<p>Looks like you've hit your …

Company culture is a block for DevOps, says study

For organizations that create their own applications, DevOps is increasingly getting their attention.<p>Broadly described at a collaboration process …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

DevOps Checklist

Form a better understanding of DevOps through using the DevOps Checklist by Steve Pereira, Erin Marchak and Myles Linder from Myplanet.

Stop relying on your smartphone to think for you, scientists say

Psychologists carried out tests which suggested many phone users see their hi-tech phone as their 'extended mind'<p>People are relying on smartphones to do their thinking rather than solving problems for themselves, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists in Canada carried out tests which suggested many …

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17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Music Makes You a Better Reader, Says Neuroscience

It’s known as the “musician’s advantage.”<p>For decades, educators, scientists, and researchers have observed that students who pick up musical …

Organizational learning: a new perspective on DevOps

In the DevOps community, we talk a lot about automated deployments, doing multiple deployments per day, and the need for culture. I want to share …

The best Google Cardboard VR apps

Don't be Card-bored<p>Cardboard is Google's do-it-yourself gateway into virtual reality, letting you strap your Android phone into a cardboard shell …

Linux gaming rising: 25 killer PC games that call Linux home

Linux games rising<p>For the first time in a long time, Linux gamers have a reason to smile. Gaming on the open-source operating system has long meant …

When Children With Autism Grow Up

I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.

The Mediterranean diet is out, and the Nordic diet is in

Nordic countries do everything better, as Americans commonly note. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden have better pop music, better prisons, better schools, better working conditions for women, better healthcare, and so on; who’s to say a Nordic diet wouldn’t be better, too?<p>Now multiple …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Samsung set to discontinue Galaxy Alpha in favor of cheaper phones

Production of the metal Alpha will reportedly end when the current inventory of materials runs out<p>The Galaxy Alpha might have been among the best phones Samsung ever produced — it's certainly the prettiest — if it weren't for a couple of stumbles: the battery didn't last long enough and its full …

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015:</b> Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.<p><i>Before turning the page on 2014,</i> All Things Considered <i>is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose</i> …

2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …

Facebook Just Took A Massive Step Forward In Its Bid To Destroy TV Advertising

The deal looks a little bit like Twitter's Amplify programme, which does pretty much the same thing. Both platforms let the media producers of sports (or any other video highlight content) put clips into your news feed, and they share revenue with the advertisers who sponsor them.<p>The news should …

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

9 Love Actually Couples That Don’t Get Enough Love, Actually

It’s officially here: <i>Love Actually</i> season. That modern-day holiday classic is downright inescapable come December, and while, yes, there’s plenty to bah humbug about (Did <b>Colin Firth</b> just propose to some Portuguese lady he’s never had a conversation with? Is the prime minster’s girlfriend <i>really</i> …