Adithya Menon

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How Elon Musk Taught Himself Rocket Science

While it’s certainly impressive that Elon Musk has bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, it’s an absurd …

Building a Robot Arm Part 4: Adding Control with an Arduino

<b>This project is part 4 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the first part I show how to design the arm, the second part shows how to design the base, and the third shows how to design the mount.</b><p>After all of the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3D modeling in my past articles on making a robot …

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Sexy, slim cases to complement your iPhone 6

You’ve got a brand-spanking new iPhone 6, and boy is it beautiful. You love looking at it and holding its tender, curved edges, but you’re terrified that you’ll drop it and scratch it up. Or worse: shatter the screen into a million tiny pieces.<p>You need a case that’s protective, functional, and most …

Continuity Activation Tool enables Handoff/Instant Hotspot/AirDrop features on unsupported Macs

Apple decided not to support all Bluetooth 4.0 capable Macs for its new Continuity features in OS X Yosemite for undisclosed reasons, but it is possible to get the feature up and running on some older, unsupported Macs. Previously it required a bit of manual tinkering, but now a utility called OS X …

How to upgrade your MacBook Pro with an SSD

If you have an old MacBook Pro with one foot in the grave, the single best thing you can do to breathe new life into it is replace its traditional spinning hard drive with a solid-state drive. There's a reason that all modern MacBooks and the vast majority of all laptops sold today use SSDs. They …

How to Upgrade to Business Class for Free... Through Kindness

On my recent trip to Europe (in depth posts to follow, check my Instagram feed for some visual highlights) I was upgraded to business class for free, along with two of my travel companions.<p>I had never flown business class internationally before. A few years ago, I was magically upgraded on a …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Employment

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

How to add all the World Cup matches to your calendar in 15 seconds

• If you use Google, go to this site, then hit the little button in the lower right hand corner. It should show up on your calendar, but you can toggle it on and off in the left pane of Google Calendar.<br>• If you use the Calendar app, download this .ics file, then click on it. It’ll bring up a dialog box …

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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Gravity Sketch Tablet Lets You Draw In Mid-Air

It lets you draw in 2-D and manipulate your design in 3-D.<p>We’re stuck in an awkward spot. We can manufacture nearly any 3-D product we’d like. But these objects are trapped behind the 2-D computer screen we design them in.<p>One solution is to 3-D print a plastic mock up. A more efficient solution is …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

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Tresorit Launches Its End-to-End Encrypted File-Sharing Service

Tresorit today officially launched its end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service after emerging from its stealth beta. The startup employs multiple layers of security that make its data extremely difficult to compromise.<p>One key advantage to Tresorit is that it doesn’t have a master key to your …

NASA sending Google's Project Tango smartphone to space to improve flying robots

An experimental NASA robot could get a big upgrade thanks to Google. The two parties have been working together to integrate Google's Project Tango smartphone prototype — which can detect and map the world around it using a series of sensors — onto NASA's SPHERES — brightly colored, …

How the Heartbleed Bug Affects You

Independent researchers at Codenomicon and Google Security discovered a massive bug embedded in SSL, a popular internet-wide encryption technology.<p>Independent researchers at Codenomicon and Google Security discovered a major bug embedded in SSL, a popular internet-wide encryption technology. Dubbed …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

This iPhone 6c Concept Is One We’d Buy In A Heartbeat

We drooled over Dutch designer Joseph Farahi’s iPhone Air concept last month, and now Farahi is back with a beautiful concept for Apple’s next generation iPhone 6c.<p>According to Farahi’s concept, the next iteration of Apple’s “affordable” iPhone model would come with a 4.7 inch Retina Display, and …

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Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

BARCELONA, Spain -- Smartphones are the traditional draw here at Mobile World Congress, but this year wearable tech products created lots of buzz as well. In fact, many industry heavyweights and electronics giants chose the conference to make significant wearable technology product announcements.<p>We …

Meet Paddle, The Incredible Shapeshifting Smartphone Of The Future

The mobile device can assume the shape of an armband, a phone, a tablet, and more. Welcome to the future.<p>How many gadgets do you tote around at any given time? Your smartphone, of course. But also maybe a tablet or an e-reader or a fitness band or a second smartphone. (Or perhaps all of the above.) …

How Autodesk Helped Create An Incredible New Technique For 3-D Printing Metal In Midair

Autodesk and designer Joris Laarman are introducing the next wave in manufacturing: large-scale, affordable, digitally fabricated metal structures.<p>We can 3-D print myriad plastic goods, fabric for apparel, burritos, candy, and perhaps in the not-so-distant future, human organs. Metal–the material …

PrioVR mo-cap gaming suit successfully hits Kickstarter goal

After an impressive showing at CES, the motion-based PrioVR game controller suit has blown past its Kickstarter funding goal of $75,000. With 41 days of funding left to go, the project has already pulled in over $132,700. The suit is available in three configurations: a half-body suit that tracks …

Need occasional access to Windows on your Mac? Install it from a USB key …

If you need occasional access to Windows and don’t want to install it from a DVD, a how-to guide by Sam Power may have the perfect solution. It talks you through exactly how to create a Bootcamp-compatible USB key installer for either Windows 7 or 8 compatible.<p>A 4GB USB key is sufficient, and the …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Eyes-on with the Oculus Crystal Cove prototype and EVE: Valkyrie

It's hard to look at people using VR headsets and not see them as just a little silly, but when you strap on something like the Oculus Crystal Cove …