Nya Burke

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How To Make Good Habits Stick: 6 Secrets From Research

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don’t do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Watch One of History's Greatest Photographers at Work on the Streets

Garry Winogrand is known for being one of the 20th century's greatest photographers. This video clip from a 1982 documentary is a wonderful peek at …

The Week In Drones: The Sound Of Stealth, Clearing The Robot Smog, And More

Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Beer Delivery</b><p>Lakemaid Beer, a brewery in Stevens Point, Wis., used a hexarotor drone to carry beer to some ice fishermen. It’s probably just …

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Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.<p>Five years ago, Richard Guiler and Tom Vaneck were sitting at a bar a few blocks from their office, trying to take their minds off work. For nearly a year, the two engineers had been …

American-Centric UI Is Leveling Tech Culture — and Design Diversity

Whenever an app, a website, or a physical product like a gaming console is exported, it ships with a side of cultural influence. Technology in …

App permissions exposed with Clueful Privacy Advisor

App permissions are very important in the world of Android. They tell you what your applications are doing and what they need from you in order to function. For instance, an SMS app needs permission to access your SMS messages in order to function. An app by Bitdefender Antivirus called Clueful …

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Where Millennials Can Make It Now

Bringing out the Big Glass - The Pros and Cons of Professional Lenses

Ever looked at the photographers at a major sports event? Most commonly you will see a barrage of massive lenses, often 300-600mm in focal length and …

Aerial Imaging Plate turns holograms into touchscreens, upstages Star Wars - ExtremeTech

By on October 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In modern times, the touchscreen …

Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

The Internet of Things — like true mobile wallets or Internet-connected coffee makers — is on the horizon. It awaits us, a world where all of our devices are connected and communicate with each other in some sort of futuristic circle of life.<p>But as with any major shift in technology, we’re …

Things We Love: The Gear and Gadgets We Couldn't Live Without This Summer

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FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Can Bugs, Toilets, and Mushrooms Change the World?

When Buckminster Fuller died, he was buried under a gravestone with a very peculiar inscription: CALL ME TRIMTAB. Fuller had uttered those words to a</i> …

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

"[Video Link] University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one …

What's your persona? Study dissects iPhone, iPad habits

That people use smartphones and tablets for different tasks at different times is not so surprising, though a new study shows some of the distinct differences in what each device is used for.<p>Research firm Flurry Analytics on Friday released data from a study of iPhone and iPad users across 35 …

How Tom West Built A Pirate-Proof Yacht

The 30-ton vessel, Faith, is armored to keep out unwanted guests.<p>Tom West has tackled some impressive builds over the years, including telescopes, a sawmill, and his house in Poland, Indiana. But West, a retired teacher, recently completed his swan song: a 30-ton, 56-foot-long sailboat named <i>Faith</i>. …

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …

If you’ve ever wanted your phone and your PC to merge, this millionaire has a deal for you

Mark Shuttleworth, the South African-born, Isle of Man-based millionaire who was only the second person on earth to pay to have himself shot into space, has latched onto a vision that’s compelling in its simplicity, not its particulars: Shuttleworth contends that it’s time people stopped owning …

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Five Free Online Tools to Learn Another Language

Rosetta Stone costs <i>$500?</i> Thank you, no. There are too many free language-learning resources on the Internet to warrant that sort of expense. Here are …

Language Learning

iPad Apps of the Week: VLC, Origami, and More

You're a musician, a media junkie, and an all-around family man/lady—in other words, you've got a lot to juggle. So here are some apps to easily …

You Won't Believe How Much Netflix Crops Your Movies

Did you know that Netflix is cropping the hell out of movies? I didn't. But even if you had noticed, it's unlikely you realize just how bad it gets. …

Best Buy Begins Selling Pebble Watch Online, Coming to Retail July 7

Pebble has announced an exclusive partnership with Best Buy that brings the popular smartwatch to the retailer’s online store and will place it in outlets beginning on July 7.<p>The Pebble watch’s wild ride began last year with a $10 million Kickstarter project, the largest in the crowdfunding site’s …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Smoking Pot Makes You Less Motivated

The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.<p>Does smoking a joint make you feel a little bit lazy? According to new research, when your "Reefer Madness" turns into "Reefer Can't-get-off-the-couch," it could be because the cannabis is …