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Myers-Briggs: Valuable Insights or an Unscientific Money Maker for Consultants?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, is one of the most popular personality tests around. The test classifies people as one of 16 personality …

How To: Use SSH Local Port Forwarding to Pivot into Restricted Networks

SSH is a powerful tool with more uses than simply logging into a server. This protocol, which stands for Secure Shell, provides X11 forwarding, port …

Information Security

Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper

Paper isn’t dead. There’s a printer in every office and that one-in-a-million idea is sometimes squirreled away in a moleskin notebook or even on a …

Note-Taking

Hello Cassette My Old Friend…

On rare occasions, I come across a product that stops me in my tracks, and makes me all starry eyed like a little child. After a long time, the Elbow …

Industrial Design

The New Easy Way to Print Topographic Maps for Free

National Geographic's new site puts every USGS quadrangle map at your fingertips.<p>Now you've got one less excuse not to venture into the wilderness. <i>National Geographic</i> just launched a website that lets you find and print a PDF of any U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quad map across the entire country. …

Weekend Workshop: Make any pair of headphones wireless

<i>Need something to keep you busy this weekend? We’ve got you covered. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column in which we showcase a badass DIY</i> …

DIY

There’s Now a Video Game Where You Can Be a Cat

Everybody wants to be a cat, and soon, they’ll be able to, thanks to a developing video game in which the player takes control of a cat and navigates …

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Meets ‘Cheers’ in New Cyberpunk Bartending Game

VA-11 HALL-A offers a vision of the future, or at least the future’s barflies.<p>The year is 207X, and people apparently still say "fuckboy," which should stick out as much as me saying "daddy-o" today. Glitch City, a neo-megatropolis you'd recognize from <i>Akira</i> or <i>Deus Ex</i>, is crumbling. Jobs are scarce, …

Find The Source: WiFi Triangulation

[Michael] was playing with his ESP8266. Occasionally he would notice a WiFi access point come up with, what he described as, “a nasty name”. Perhaps …

This Hacker Feline Is Creating The Internet Of Cats

The Cat Exploit project uses roaming kitties to get into your Wi-Fi, exposing some of the cracks in our data’s security.<p>On a clear day last fall, German digital media student Dennis Siegel attached a smartphone-sized Raspberry Pi computer to a tiny harness and carefully fitted the contraption onto …

I dared two expert hackers to destroy my life. Here's what happened.

<b>This is Episode 8 of Real Future, Fusion’s documentary series about technology and society. More episodes available at realfuture.tv.</b><p>Several months …

Heterarchy: An Idea Finally Ripe for Its Time

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>While browsing a recent issue of <i>Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology</i>, I came across an essay titled, “Towards a heterarchical approach to biology and cognition,” and my heart soared. “What a strange heart,” you say. “What an odd person …

The scientists harvesting energy from humans to power our wearables

An MIT lab has produced a device the size of a stamp that harvests energy from bending movements. Commercialising it could be a breakthrough for wearables<p>Inside a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sangtae Kim has been tinkering with a paper-thin device the size of a stamp. Kim …

Clean Energy

Snooping on SIM Cards

[Nils Pipenbrinck] has been working on a very interesting problem. The SIM card in your cellphone talks to the contactless near-field communication …

Male scientists described in same demeaning way as female scientists

You know the stories about how close Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger came to never marrying? Chances are you haven't heard them, …

Your laptop could be bricked with a single Linux command

A user posted on the Arch Linux forums in early January wondering why their laptop wouldn’t boot <i>at all</i> after running a simple ‘rm -rf –no-preserve-root /’ command.<p>It’s fairly stupid to run such a command, but usually not destructive to anything but the Linux installation. However, as it turns out, …