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All These Hacker Side Projects Earn Their Creators $1,000+ Per Month With Basically No Effort

Cezar Floroiu, a director at video game developer Ubisoft, started the thread because he wanted to hear from hackers and developers who were "making $1,000+/month on side projects". He wanted to know what those hacker side projects were, which ones worked and which ones didn't.<p>The thread — now a …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

'Refurbish-to-let': the latest trend in buying-to-let

As rising property prices push down rental returns, more landlords are trying to profit from refurbishments. Here's one solution to financing the process<p>Britain's growing army of private landlords are battling to maintain returns in the face of rising property prices. An almost certain increase in …

Fortune.com

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Why it's a bad time to buy a house

House prices predicted to fall next year amid higher interest rates and tougher mortgage rules<p>Britain's booming housing market will cool down next year as looming interest rate rises and tougher mortgage rules trigger the first fall in <b>house prices</b> since 2011, according to a leading economics …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

Did Polaroid Screw Up The Real-Life Instagram Camera?

Polaroid copies Instagram copying Polaroid, poorly.<p>Polaroid’s story over the past decade or so has been an ironic one, to say the least. Buffeted on all sides by cheap digital cameras and smartphones, the instant camera maker opted to stop production of its iconic analog camera and instant film …

Here’s A Novel Way To Bring Products To Market

The founders of Hatch Hub have created a new marketplace meant to connect independent designers and consumers.<p>Design meritocracies–wherein products are brought to market based on proven interest from potential buyers, rather than just focus groups–seem to be popping up everywhere. There’s …

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site.<p>“We did see a …

What SnapChat, Twitter, and Instagram Have in Common | Inc.com

One of the first lessons I learned as an entrepreneur is that 99 percent of people will try to talk you out of your business idea.<p>They will say you are not the first to think of the idea (likely true), that there are strong competitors in your market (fair enough), and that it's risky (guaranteed). …

Customers

Astell&Kern AK120 portable Hi-Fi system: Hands-on with the £1,100 iRiver music player - Pocket-lint

Not a name particularly known outside of the serious Hi-Fi and audiophile industries, Astell&Kern is about to start to make inroads into the UK with …

Audiophile

The $10,000 Design Degree

How to build a design portfolio without breaking the bank.<p>Design is the industry for people who want to remake the world, so rethinking your education could be a natural way in.<p>Don’t believe me? Ask a successful designer, Karen Cheng.<p>“I wanted to change careers and become a designer, but I didn’t …

10 TED Talks Every Guy Should See

Become a fan of TED Talks and you’ll quickly get sucked down a rabbit hole of videos, podcasts and mind-expanding information. They can expose you to …

Public Speaking

Three Signs That You Should Kill an Innovative Idea

Whether you’re a digital start-up or an institutional entrepreneur, three simple heuristics offer an excellent way to determine whether a fledgling innovation initiative should be put out of its misery (and yours). Even if the innovation business case appears compelling and its numbers sound, …

125th Anniversary Issue of National Geographic Magazine

Photography enthusiasts, if there's one magazine you'll want to collect right now it's National Geographic's special photography issue. Devoted to “the power of photography,” the October issue looks at how photography has the power to impacts our lives. It not only gives us insight into each other, …

Nature

Bionic hand designed and 3D printed in bedroom

A young engineer based near Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand in his bedroom.<p>Roboticist Joel Gibbard, 23, developed the prosthetic using parts made on a home 3D printer.<p>He hopes the project, details of which will be made freely available online, could lead to a low-cost bionic …

3D Printing

Three global stock picks with income potential

Henderson's Ben Lofthouse picks out three of the stocks he's been buying recently for his Global Equity Income Fund.<p>The Henderson Global Equity Income fund was launched in its current format in May 2012 and has returned 27pc over the year, versus 22.4pc for the sector.<p>Mr Lofthouse manages the £663m …

Investing

The Scarcest Resource You Don’t Even Know You’re Spending

When we talk about investing, we’re usually discussing time, energy, or money. But there’s a resource scarcer even than those–your attention.<p>When we talk about investing, we’re usually discussing time, energy, or money. But there’s a resource scarcer than those–your <i>attention</i>.<p>Which we’re constantly …

Pens of Kickstarter

Thanks to Kickstarter, putting pen to paper is hardly a thing of the past. In all fairness it never really went away, but Kickstarter helped put lots …

Portable

Stikwood Peel and Stick Wood Decor

You could rebuild your entire home to get a woodsy vibe, or you could simple invest in some Stikwood. Stikwood is a peel and stick wood decor that …

Rustic

B&O Play previews A9 Nordic Sky edition wireless speakers (eyes-on)

Not to leave its $2,699 A9 wireless speaker stuck with solid colors for the fall and winter, B&O Play's added some limited editions inspired by the natural color palette of Scandinavia. Dubbed the Nordic Sky editions, the three variants previewed for Copenhagen Fashion Week represent dawn, twilight …

Peel-And-Stick Wood Panels Provide An Instant Reclaimed Look

Now available from West Elm, Stikwood panels are ultrathin planks that use less energy and material than ordinary reclaimed wood.<p>“I love the smell of wood. The feel of wood. I love everything about wood,” Jerry McCall says. “But I’ve always been a bit upset about how wasteful it can be.” The master …

8 Star Trek technologies that are becoming reality

Technology that was once the stuff of science fiction is becoming reality. We switched to flip-phones as a result of the Star Trek communicator and …

Star Trek

The Two-Minute Game that Reveals How People Perceive You

We often write about B-school research findings in this space. Now we’re going to let you take part. This video, presented by Harvard Business School associate professor Michael Norton, is a game. In fact, it’s the same game Norton used in research he recently conducted, so when you play the game …

It’s Time For Apple To Treat Us Like Adults

It’s time for Apple to treat us like adults. The company revolutionized the smartphone with iOS, no doubt. But as iOS gets older, its users are, too, and fewer and fewer of them are first-time smartphone owners. It made sense to hold everybody’s hands when this whole idea of a computer in your …

Rainy Day Design Flaw: Why Aren't Umbrellas Better Integrated with Cars?

I'm currently in rainy North Carolina, where Tropical Storm Andrea has me scurrying about my rental car with an umbrella—and getting soaked every …

Reinventing Disposable: Elegant Japanese Paper Tableware

Do guests at your less formal gatherings deserve less hospitality than those attending holiday dinners? Disposable tableware is certainly convenient, …

Avant-garde

Yoghurt tycoon named world's best entrepreneur

The Turkish founder of a Greek yoghurt business has been named the world's best entrepreneur for building a $1bn (£640m) turnover business in less than six years.<p>Hamdi Ulukaya, who launched New York-based Chobani in 2007, won the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year competition in Monte …