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The Entire History of Steel

From hunks of iron streaking through the sky, to the construction of skyscrapers and megastructures, this is the history of the world's greatest alloy.<p>The story of steel begins long before bridges, I-beams, and skyscrapers. It begins in the stars.<p>Billions of years before humans walked the …

Pearl Harbor

This Raspberry Pi rival offers a beefy CPU, 4K video, and more

• The Renegade Elite, from tech company Libre Computer, is a single-board computer that delivers more power than the Raspberry Pi.<br>• It isn’t the cheapest single board computer around, at $100, but you’re getting a lot for your cash.<br>• The Renegade Elite sports a hexacore processor, USB Type-C ports and 4K …

Raspberry Pi

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Culture<p>There’s a Buddhist proverb, later interpreted by the American poet John Godfrey Saxe, about people and elephants that goes something like this: Six blind men encounter the world’s largest land mammal and decide to investigate. They each arrive at a different part. One runs his hands over its …

Wildlife

11 Ways to Make Maca Powder a Regular Thing in Your Diet

Adaptogens are having a moment—especially maca powder. While science has yet to give its supposed energy- and sex-revving abilities its stamp of …

Breakfast

Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

Most email can either be secure or easy to use. You can have one but not both.That’s why people are so excited about a new feature in Google’s Gmail. …

Flip Off 'Fast Startup' to Force Windows 10 to Shut Down for Real

It sounds weird, but when you click that power button on the start menu to shut down Windows 10, you’re not shutting down Windows 10. Sure, Windows …

Raspberry Pi 3 projects for Ham Radio with 7 inches touchscreen

This is a Raspberry Pi 3 kit with a 7 inches touchscreen that I build in about 30 minutes Equipment DX-Patrol SDR ( Software Defined Radio ) Receiver …

Decoding Morse Code and Weather Faxes with an RTL-SDR

Over on the YouTube channel Tech Minds the presenter has uploaded two new RTL-SDR based tutorial videos. The first video gives a bit of background …

21 Classic Books That You Can Read For Free Online

The classics. They're the bane of many a high schooler's existence. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we've been meaning to …

Literature

How to remove Android malware from your phone or tablet

Google’s ecosystem may be increasingly safe thanks to constant improvements to Play Protect’s effectiveness, but that doesn’t mean that the chance of …

Apps

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

How To: Stealthfully Sniff Wi-Fi Activity Without Connecting to a Target Router

Identifying vulnerable devices and services on a target network can be difficult without leaving traces behind since hackers primarily attack the …

Information Security

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

µBITX

<i>The QRP HF General Coverage Transceiver you can build</i><p>($129 USD)<p>The µBITX is a general coverage HF SSB/CW transceiver kit with features you NEED for …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing

Make sure you understand the tax issues associated with LLCs before you dive into your next business venture.<p>You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one …

Tax Preparation

8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive

Google Drive is useful all by itself, but a number of Chrome browser extensions add more functions to Google’s cloud storage and office apps service. …

Why You Should Not Set Goals For 2018, And Do This Instead

Here is why you will most likely miss your goals for the new years, and what you should do to meet them.<p>As 2017 ends, you start setting your goals for 2018. Your goals are typically set as outcomes, such as "lose 50 pounds," "make $100,000 in paid speeches," "save $25,000," and the like. And it …

Motivation

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

14 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

1. You Can Trade In Unwanted Items for Cash.<p>Amazon accepts a long list of electronics (tablets, phones, cameras, video games, and more), as well …

8 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Are Happy Net Neutrality Is Being Dismantled

Net Neutrality is a wolf in sheep's clothing that would have only hurt small businesses if it continued.<p>Last Thursday, the FCC voted down current Net Neutrality regulations. Net Neutrality, otherwise referred to as the Open Internet Order of 2015, is a regulation put in place by the FCC during the …

Net Neutrality

uBitx price $109 !!

It's a fast and changing world and it appears I cannot write things quick enough at the game of Amateur Radio Blogging!Tony G4WIF has just pointed me …

Radio Amateuring Like It’s 1975

It was a tweet from an online friend in the world of amateur radio, featuring a transmitter design published in <i>Sprat</i>, the journal of the G-QRP club …

iPad Says “Not Charging” When Plugged Into Computer? Here’s The Fix

You may have noticed that iPad can be charged not only with the included iPad charger, but also by using an iPhone charger, or by connecting an iPad …

How to Stack and Stitch Panoramas of the Stars: A Complete Guide

Here’s a 24-minute tutorial by photographer Ian Norman of Lonely Speck that looks at how you can stack and stitch panoramas of the night sky. Norman …

Tips for flying with the iPad at night

Winter is nearly upon us and there’s a good chance that you’ll be doing a little more night flying as the days get shorter and the sun sets earlier …

Batteries

Photo Finish: The 3 Easiest Ways to Learn Photoshop Online

Even if you’re not a design professional, knowing Photoshop can help with basic advertising tasks, creating your own website, or enhancing family …

How to Leverage Social Media In 2018: A Video Marketing Guide for Brands

As video is the both the present and the future of content marketing, it's a good idea to review what works best on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat so you can plan accordingly.<p>As social media continues to dominate the focus of most company's marketing focus and media budget, now …

Social Media