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Nintendo is making a bunch of weird, awesome DIY cardboard toys for the Switch

Build your own fishing rod, piano, or... robot suit<p>Nintendo has long been the quirkiest major video game publisher, a company eager to buck industry trends in pursuit of fun. Last year, as competitors at Sony and Microsoft continued to turn consoles into living room PCs, Nintendo released a …

Gaming

Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and play with them using the console to power games that interact …

InterAct

From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague, the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox and ‘whipping boys’ may never have actually existed. So what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at once. So far …

History

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding | Inc.com

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing …

Project Management

Google’s self-training AI turns coders into machine-learning masters - MIT Technology Review

Google just made it a lot easier to build your very own custom AI system.<p>A new service, called Cloud AutoML, uses several machine-learning tricks to …

Machine Learning

Germany's police don't need backdoors because they can hack your phone anyway

Law enforcement organizations are increasingly looking towards intercepting digital communications as a means to to stop crime and thwart terrorism. Germany’s police are no exception, and are set to take advantage of a new law granting them the power to hack suspect’s devices, removing the need to …

11 Visual Storytelling Tools and How They’ll Help Your Content Marketing

Storytelling and visuals are two of the most powerful tools content marketers have. Both of these attributes can help get ideas across more …

Infographics

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book represents a …

Self-improvement
Innovation

Why the UK needs to get more girls into electrical engineering

Spanish electrical engineer Ana Rodriguez Lizana works on a £2.5bn UK offshore wind power project for ScottishPower – and visits local schools to encourage more girls to give engineering a try.<p>Ana Rodriguez Lizana manages the electrical design of the transmission system for the East Anglia ONE …

Programming as a Way of Thinking

Programming has changed. In first generation languages like FORTRAN and C, the burden was on programmers to translate high-level concepts into code. …

Programming

If You Want To Know How Technology Will Affect Your Work, Look at These 3 Long-Term Trends | Inc.com

Work used to be pretty simple. You got up in the morning, did your job and came home at the end of the day. Most people spent their whole career doing pretty much the same thing for the same employer. They were judged by their skill, diligence and seniority and, at the end of it all, they looked …

Innovation

Jaguar and Shell partner for in-car fuel payments

Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Shell to make fueling up a touch more convenient. That's because everyone who owns a vehicle equipped with the company's InControl Apps will be able to pay for gas without ever leaving the driver's seat. All you need is the Shell mobile app, …

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self-improvement

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital | Inc.com

Two months after my awkward 2am text message I bought a campervan, drove from Boston to San Francisco, and found myself tailgating with Dering outside of his office. So I interrogated him: "how the hell did you pull this off?!"<p>He broke rules you learn from professors and business books<p><b>You need to</b> …

Wireframing

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

These days it seems like most people have too much on their plate. Everyone complains about feeling overworked. So how do you tell your boss you simply have too much to do? No one wants to come across as lazy, uncommitted, or not a team player. How can you protect your image as a hard worker while …

Subpar

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever | Inc.com

It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest task, or the one you'll enjoy the most. It's not even the task that's most pressing.<p>…

Time Management

Europe is leading the way in AI and machine learning (and even Silicon Valley wants in)

The State of European Tech report points to the success of tech-based businesses or acquisitions across the continent, but at the core of this …

Machine Learning

Google's AI just created its own universal 'language'

Google has previously taught its artificial intelligence to play games, and it's even capable of creating its own encryption. Now, its language …

10 best new web design tools for November

This month we’ve got a bunch of tools that will help you code more efficiently in various ways, whether that’s by offloading complex calculations to …

JavaScript

Canva: The poster child of DIY graphic design

With 10 million users and counting, Australian startup Canva aims to make graphic design easy through a simple and free DIY design template service.<p>Good design is hard. But more and more we all have to do it. Whether it's a nice Facebook banner, a clever profile pic, an eye-catching Instagram post …

Graphic Design

Why Millennials Can’t Just “Grow Up”

Before you eye roll: This is not the same story you’ve read about millennials a million times before. It’s not about how selfish they are—or how cool …

10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100

Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight …

How My Blogging Break Saved Me (Emotionally and Financially)

After a difficult few weeks, I thought I should give you an update on my situation where the subject of my short blogging break was concerned, as so …

Time I

4 super-simple ways to make your computer start faster

Even if you keep your computer virus-free and abstain from downloading dubious programs, it'll eventually stop booting up as quickly as it used to. …

Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada

Canadian company which started out bottling Rocky Mountains air as a joke has seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China, with first shipment selling out in four days<p>A Canadian start-up company bottling fresh air from the Rocky Mountains has seen sales to China soar because of …

Content Marketing Conversations: Kasey Hickey of Asana

<i>We first met Kasey Hickey when we featured her and husband Matthew Hickey’s food and music blog Turntable Kitchen on Flipboard, but then we learned about what she did in her “day job” and our interest piqued even more. At the time, Hickey was Senior Content Manager at Evernote, and we admired how</i> …

5 Years Later, The Most Surprising Part About Instagram Is That No One’s Ruined It

As Instagram turns 5, we had an exclusive chat with cofounder Kevin Systrom and his design team about how they haven’t ruined it.<p>Today, Instagram turns five years old.<p>Despite being purchased by Facebook (everyone’s love-to-hate social network), despite adding video, despite changing the filters, …

Social Media

NASA Releases Thousands of Photos From the Moon Mission

Photos from space are almost always fascinating and images from the Apollo moon missions are pretty much the pinnacle of cool. Now, archivist Kipp …