Brendon Belle

84 Added | 7 Magazines | @Shelldownboss | I'm am an engineer.

Why Dreaming Big Can Be a Huge Waste of Time And Money

Pathological technology is technology motivated by emotions not reason, says author.<p>“Oh, the humanity!” was the cry from radio announcer Herbert Morrison on May 6, 1937, as the <i>LZ 129 Hindenburg</i> zeppelin burst into flames over Lakehurst, New Jersey.<p>Morrison's breathless description sent news of the …

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

Winners and losers: A breakdown of the net neutrality vote

We're hours away from the Federal Communications Commission's vote on major changes to how the regulator handles broadband Internet and the companies …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

<i>Lobbyists and trade groups have pumped huge sums into the coffers of super PACs and nonprofits connected to Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ever since the Citizens United decision. (Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images)</i><p>When Supreme …

Conscience

How Shake Shack makes their cheeseburgers so delicious

Perhaps you've heard of the little hamburger operation called Shake Shack. Started in 2001 as a hot dog cart in a public park, the critically acclaimed New York-based burger chain now has 63 locations and, last Friday, debuted on the NYSE with a valuation of nearly $1 billion. The driving force …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Linguistics

The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Bill Gates

Ebola wipes out every mother in Liberian village

In Joeblow, Liberia, every mother has been killed by Ebola leaving a village full of confused and devastated children<p>For 11-year-old Montgomery Philip, childhood is over. Six months ago he would have been playing football with his schoolmates, but now his job is to care for his 10-monthold baby …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

Raspberry Pi

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

Nine tech torments I'd like to see fixed in 2014

For CNET's Stephen Shankland, 'tis the season to be a grinch about problems that sully his daily use of phones, PCs, and other devices -- especially those that can be fixed.<p>I know it's the season of thankfulness and giving, but it's time to complain.<p>I enjoy technology, and I appreciate how …

MacBook Pro

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Mortgages

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft Windows

10 amazing role-playing games from this past console generation

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>As another era in gaming winds down, I thought it might be fun to take a look at 10 amazing role-playing games (and five honorable mentions) that graced the …

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud …

The Rise Of Bitcoin: Is It A Solution Or Menace?

She got her first taker in mid-November. She hopes it's the dawn of more demand. But Ms. Sotelo says she is also a little worried because, frankly, she doesn't fully understand Bitcoin yet.<p>"I used the phone app and pushed the right buttons, but I'm a little freaked out," Sotelo says after the …

Bitcoin

2015 Kia K900

Xbox One controller vs. the PS4 controller

New consoles don't come around every day, but these past two weeks have certainly been a "when it rains, it pours" situation. And what could be more important about a console's launch than its controller?<p>We already put the PS4's controller through its paces. Next up: The Xbox One's controller. Is …

Electric Vehicle Myths 5: Money Not Well Spent

Electric Vehicle advocates often point to the reduction in carbon emissions as a major saving grace of buying otherwise expensive cars. No other source of power, they note, has no carbon emissions (well, except hydrogen, but that subject is for another day). The question is what value does one put …

Big Arms Fast: 4 Week Specialization Workout

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration4 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>2<p>Time Per Workout15-30 …

Where Will Electric Vehicles Get Their Juice?

Do you know where the first automobile pulled up to get the first tankful of gas?<p>It was at a pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany in 1888, where Bertha Benz (yes, <i>that</i> Benz) stopped on her way from Mannheim to Pforzheim in the first automobile. (She didn’t ask the pharmacist to clean the windshield because …

How And Where Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters?

The physical damage from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is catastrophic. Hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless.<p>Soon, though, people will start to rebuild, as they have after similar natural disasters.<p>How they do it, and where, is increasingly important in places like the Philippines. …

How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man

What if there were a cure-all treatment for high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, and, oh yeah, fatness? The catch: You'll be really, really hungry. Ben Marcus spends a long and profoundly satisfying week on a strict diet of absolutely nothing but H2O.<p>DAY ONE: HORIZONTAL IS YOUR …

Immune System

Train for Life Challenge

<b>MOUNTAIN CLIMBER</b><p>Assume a standard pushup position. In one smooth motion, bring your right knee toward the right side of your chest. Then bring your left leg forward while extending your right leg back. Avoid any lower back movement throughout the exercise. Continue alternating your knees to your …