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Embedding classic MS-DOS games into tweets is now a thing

Procrastination nation has hit peak performance as users discover 2,600 MS-DOS games can be embedded and played directly into Twitter<p>Following the Internet Archives release of 2,600 MS-DOS games for streaming in the browser, users have discovered that classics such as Castle Wolfenstein, Lemmings, …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

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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7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Why Dyson's robot vacuum took 16 years, and why it's headed to Japan first

Dyson almost launched a robot vacuum. Back in 2001, after three years in development. Its first effort, shown to the British public in London looked nothing (and we mean nothing) like the eventual 360 Eye unveiled today. Sixteen years is a long time in tech. The DC06, as it was called, never made …

Driverless Cars For $10,000? This Startup Is Challenging Google With A Simple Sensor

Google’s driverless car project has been getting plenty of attention for the kinds of changes it could bring to transportation, but buying an entirely new, self-driving car is out of most people’s budgets and many years away. Cruise Automation is a San Francisco-based startup that thinks it can get …

10 Public Speaking Habits To Avoid At All Costs

"For instance, in golf, no player <i>intentionally</i> raises up on the backswing, as you're sure to top the ball and make a poor shot in doing so. However, it's among the most common errors on the course," she says.<p>Similarly, as a speaker, you would never <i>consciously</i> clench your hands, pace the floor, and …

The 10-Minute Arms and Abs Assault

Train your upper-body like you've never trained it before<p>We polled Men's Health readers on the body parts they want to work the most, and two areas topped the list: abs and arms. To give you what you want, we turned to BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.— one of the top metabolic conditioning coaches in the …

How Netflix Is Changing Our Brains, And Why That May Not Be All Good

With season two of Netflix’s breakout hit Orange is the New Black now airing, I’m struck by a profound change in the psychological calculus of entertainment. Netflix has changed the game, and I don’t just mean the game of how shows are served to hungry eyes. I mean the game going on behind our eyes …

The 'Circle Of Competence' Theory Will Help You Make Vastly Smarter Decisions

<i>"I'm no genius. I'm smart in spots—but I stay around those spots."</i><i><br>— Tom Watson Sr., Founder of IBM</i><p>The concept of the "Circle of Competence" has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to focus investors on only operating in areas they knew best. The bones of the concept appear in his …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Simple Trick Allows You to Transfer Images Onto Wood Using Only an Inkjet Printer

In what is one of the coolest photography hacks I’ve seen in a while, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals shows you how to easily create a …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally different experiences and yet the science of them is very much the same." --Curtiss Murphy, founder of GiGi Games<p>If you can distract that chatterbox of this nosy bossy, the …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

“The Hunger Games” is hardly our future—it’s already here

Courtesy of Lionsgate<p><i>The Hunger Games</i> paints an eerily apt picture of the world’s reality. The Capitol is the rich nations of the world: the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, some oil kingdoms, most European nations. The Districts are the poor nations of the world—Haiti, Nepal, …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

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The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Harlem Globetrotter Sets World Record for Longest Basketball Shot

Harlem Globetrotters rookie Thunder Law drilled a shot from 109 feet 9 inches to set a new Guinness World Records record for longest basketball shot. The previous record of 104 feet 7 inches was set in 2011 by Elan Buller, a physical education teacher at Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood.

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Spot-On Voice Impressions Sound Like the Real Deal

Jake Foushee, the 15-year-old voice actor who made a name for himself in mid-2012 with his "Movie Trailer Guy" impression video, is back with 10 …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

Learn To Read Chinese In Eight Minutes

To a non-Chinese speaker (like me), and especially to a Westerner (like me), Chinese is the most impenetrable family of languages on Earth. While there may be only an eighth as many syllables as in English, the tonal variations for each syllable in Standard Chinese impute vastly different meanings. …

How To Go From $0 To $1,000,000 In Two Years

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. Please follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how this was the year you had to quit your …

Element Indoor Smokeless BBQ Grill

Posted in Food<p>If you love to grill up some hearty meats and veggies, but don’t have the outdoor space to do so, the Element Indoor Smokeless BBQ …