Mike Partaka

36 Flips | 1 Magazine | 23 Likes | @MikePartaka | Keep up with Mike Partaka on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Partaka”

Donald Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.<p>Trump may seek separate Nafta talks with Canada and …

Globalization

You Could Get Credit For a Supernova Discovery by Participating in This Free Online Project

"I discovered an exploding star. And what do you do?"<p>Calling all citizen scientists! A project looking for those dying, exploding stars called …

Universe

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

17 Husbands Who Put The "Worse" In For Better Or For Worse

They meant well...or did they?

If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

SelectTV could be the best cord-cutting service you've never heard of

Everyone seems to be cutting the cord and ditching cable. We’re still watching an obsessive amount of TV – we’re just watching it on other platforms. …

25 Great Games You Can Play on Laptops and Budget PCs

Just because you don’t have access to the fanciest gear around doesn’t mean you have to play subpar games. Even if you’re on a potato computer or …

Get lifetime access to over 200 courses on design and digital creativity

popsci shop<p>Unlock over 700 hours of content for only $19.<p>From app design through to 3D animation, the creative sector is booming. If you want to turn freelance or start a new career, the eduCBA Design & Multimedia Lifetime Subscription Bundle can help you get started. With over 200 courses and 700 …

Free for all: How to find free (and legal) books and movies

Don’t be a pirate! There's an endless amount of public domain content on the internet, if you know where to look.<p>Since the days of dial-up modems, the internet has been a never-ending source of movies, music, electronic books and television programs. The problem is that most of that content is …

The 5-Minute Guide on How to Invest in Marijuana Stocks

Do you have a few moments? Interested in marijuana stocks? Here's a brief look at the numerous titles available on the market.<p>For those wondering how …

Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems

A common problem on many General Motors cars is the Torque Converter Clutch fails to release and causes the car to stall when it comes to a stop. …

Learn Arduino by building 15 projects from scratch

It's no secret that Arduino is the go-to resource for inventors, artists, programmers, and designers alike who want to create a compelling …

How-to: Build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.<p>But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an …

How to use stepper motors from old printers

I have been using stepper motors for a while now, and they are fantastic for all sorts of robotic projects.<p>Today I will share the things I have …

Computer Games Worth up to $700 Every Month … Yours for $20

Cancel your plans. Get comfortable. And make friends with the pizza delivery guy. You’re not gonna want to leave your house when your Ubercrate …

This Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Investing Helps You Ride the Bitcoin Wave for $15

Cryptocurrencies are about to change the world of finance for ever. In the meantime, you can make some serious cash by investing in these platforms. The Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Investing shows you how, with 27 in-depth tutorials for just <b>$15</b> (Orig. $180) via 9to5Toys Specials.<p>You may have …

After Eight Years, Fan-Made Mega Man 2.5D Is Now Free to Download

For Eight Years, Peter SjöStrand Has Been Developing a Beautiful Fan-Made Mega Man Game, Titled Mega Man 2.5D, and It’s Now Available to …

Unofficial Metroid Prequel 'Rogue Dawn' Out Now Playable On Nintendo NES

For each and every gaming console out there, there's one final swansong which showcases the power behind the dated hardware it sits on. Take Shadow …

Getting Started with Your Multimeter

Of all electronics tools, I consider the multimeter to be the most essential. It will tell you how much voltage exists between any two points in a circuit, or how much current is passing through the circuit. It will help you to find a wiring error, and can also evaluate a component to determine its …

People Have Started Hacking Nintendo's NES Classic And Adding More Games To It

It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo’s NES Classic, and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading …

The Game Boy's Being Brought Back From the Dead With Some Awesome Upgrades

Though there were several iterations and updates to Nintendo’s insanely popular handheld gaming system, the Game Boy was officially retired just over …

How to make your own video game: Guide to using Twine, GameMaker: Studio and Unity engines

But whether you prefer console or PC gaming, chances are at some point you've wondered about making your own game — even if all you managed to do was …

The Legend Of Zelda Was Planned On These Sheets Of Paper

There’s something about analog development materials. Take, for example, these <i>Legend of Zelda</i> original design documents. Hand drawn on paper, they …

How to Build Your Own Mini SNES

The NES Classic Edition is almost perfect—short controller cords not withstanding—and if you can buy one, it’s one of our favorite gifts, especially …

How to Create a Japanese PSN Account: Get PS4 Games, Free Demos and Themes from Japan

The Japanese PlayStation Store is a treasure chest for those willing to put in the little effort required to unlock it by creating a Japanese PSN …

Smarten Up a Cheap Projector With a Raspberry Pi

Ever wished you had a portable projector that was already loaded up with software so you could stream movies? YouTuber Novaspirit Tech wanted just …

Raspberry Pi

4 free games engines to download today

Getting into the games industry used to be an expensive business, but if you have the skills and dedication, the good news is that you can now get a …