Greg Crossan

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Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

Identify Most Resource Intensive Queries - SQL in Sixty Seconds #028

Memo to Alberta: Your righteous indignation about B.C. blocking Kinder Morgan is over the top.

Stephen Maher: Indignation over pipelines is over the top—B.C.’s concerns are valid and Ottawa has far from failed to back the oil sands.<p>Sit down, …

12 Step eCourse

<b>SQL tuning is hard, but when doing it right, it can have powerful results to increase performance.</b><p><b>We're here to help.</b><p>In this FREE six-day email …

How to organize messy cords at home

Smart Homes

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

Shopping

Windows 10's new 'Ultimate Performance' mode sacrifices efficiency for raw power

Microsoft generally rolls out new features in its Insider builds for testers before they are released to the public. Yesterday’s build 17101 includes a feature that may be particularly intriguing for power users and professionals: an ‘Ultimate Performance’ mode.<p>It’s basically exactly what it sounds …

Workstations

The 600-piece RC LEGO High-speed Passenger Train is down to $117 shipped (22% off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Walmart is currently offering the LEGO City High-speed Passenger Train (60051) Building Kit for <b>$117.19 shipped</b>. Normally selling …

Lego

What’s new in SSMS 17.4: SQL Vulnerability Assessment

<i>This post is authored by Ronit Reger, Senior Program Manager, SQL Data Security and Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server</i><p><b>We are excited to announce</b> …

abc import: Import Your MongoDB, SQL, JSON, CSV Data Into Elasticsearch

<b>Edit:</b> abc import is featured on https://www.producthunt.com/posts/x-to-elasticsearch-sync.<p>We have built <b>abc import</b> to address the problem of indexing …

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master | Inc.com

I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design thinking, open innovation, lean launchpads and on and on. Unlike marketing or …

Innovation

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

This $200 ring is the first activity tracker I actually want to wear all day, every day

When I got back, I checked my phone to find out my distance, calories burned, minutes active, and heart rate.<p>"You ran 23 active minutes," my phone displayed across the screen. "Only 20 active minutes left today."<p>This was possible thanks to the Motiv ring, a small metal band that fits on the third …

Fitness Technology

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Q. and A.: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jaime Lannister’s Charge

On this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” for the first time, we were faced with a battle in which it was possible to root for both sides. When Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) started to charge a distracted Daenerys Targaryen, we, too, were as torn as Tyrion. Don’t we want the Kingslayer …

TV Series

Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Own Language

"I know now why you cry."<p>We haven't quite reached the terrifying sci-fi hellscape described by the Terminator franchise, but researchers at Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

The scientific reason you don't like LED bulbs — and the simple way to fix them

When you change your gaze, your eyes will automatically make a rapid jerking movement, known as a saccade.<p>If the direction of the saccade is the same as that of the train, your eyes will freeze the image for a split second, long enough to read the station name if you time things right.<p>Saccades are …

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It | Inc.com

I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how this works on both psychological and spiritual levels.<p>You Need To Decide What You …

Self-improvement

Former NASA engineer builds world’s largest Super Soaker, firing water at 272 mph

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to break out the water guns. Or, if you’re YouTuber Mark Rober (formerly a NASA engineer), it’s time to build the largest water gun ever made (via <i>Gizmodo</i>).<p>Rober’s giant water pistol is a little more overpowered than the original backyard toy, firing jets of …

Marijuana Pizza Is Now a Thing in Massachusetts | Men's Health medical marijuana pizza

The dispensary, which also features an innovative kitchen where creations like this are born, carries many sweets like fruit chews and milk chocolate pecan bars, but the operations manager Seth Yaffe discovered that many people wanted something a bit more savory.<p>"We found that patients wanted a …

How tech sleuths cracked the mysterious code that turns your printer into a spying tool

You wouldn’t have noticed it unless you knew where — and how — to look, but the top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to the Intercept and published Monday contained a clue that may have led authorities to its source.<p>Spread throughout the pages were barely visible yellow dots, each …

Surveillance

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

How to shoot urban landscapes during the ‘blue hour’

<b>Award-winning photographer Matt Parry offers tips for getting the best from cityscapes and how to make the most of 'blue hour' light</b><p>Millions of …

10 Horrible Habits That Destroy Your Happiness

Appreciating what we have and building on it is work. Feeling sorry for ourselves and staying stuck is no effort at all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are all constantly in pursuit of happiness. Every day we make choices in life that affect how we feel and think …

Pot breathalyzer being developed by Vancouver company

As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, the race is on to develop an instant roadside breathalyzer for police to test drivers who may be …

What Is Micro-Virtualization -- And Why Is It Good For Windows 10?

Just when you thought it was safe to understand virtualization, along comes micro-virtualization. Actually it’s not hard to understand at all and what it could do for Microsoft Windows (other operating systems are available) users (and developers) is interesting.<p>Bromium is partnering with Microsoft …

Virtualization