Chris Huxtable

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7 Ways the Most Productive People See Life Differently

Getting more of the right things done can often be achieved simply by changing your perspective.<p>Some people are more successful than other people -- a lot more successful.<p>Sure, they work hard. And they work smart. But they possess other qualities that make a major impact on their performance:<p><b>1.</b> …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

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Solar Powering My Home!

Introduction: Solar Powering My Home!<p>About: Update 12 September 2017: A very special thanks to Sam Elder, a manager here at Instructables, who …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California

Solar power just hit the big time in the US -- BrightSource Energy has confirmed that the world's largest solar thermal plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California, is up and running. The array, also backed by Google and NRG Energy, produces a total 392MW of power through …

The Hoover Dam of solar is now live in the desert of California. Here’s why it’s so important

Less than a hundred miles from the rim of the Hoover Dam, just outside of Las Vegas at the edge of dusty San Bernardino County, sits a symbol of how …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking to once another, …

RAF jets fly with 3D printed parts

A 3D printer works by building layer-upon-layer of material<p><b>RAF Tornado fighter jets have flown with parts made using 3D printing technology for the first time, defence company BAE Systems has said.</b><p>The metal components were used in test flights from the firm's airfield at Warton, Lancashire, late …

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an appliance aimed squarely at the gadget-obsessed citizens …

14 Bright Ideas for a Better Wood Stove

The Alliance For Green Heat recently announced the 14 finalists that will compete in the first-ever Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition that showcases some of the cleanest, most efficient next-generation wood stoves. Popular Mechanics takes a look at each of the finalists and …

Inside the world's largest 3D printing factory

3D printing has often been described as the "future of manufacturing", but at the world's largest 3D printing factory, 100 machines are already being used to produce items for aerospace, medical and military purposes.<p>BBC Click's Jen Copestake travelled to Eden Prairie, Minnesota to find out</b> …

Leanplum makes mobile A/B testing broadly available

Leanplum‘s A/B testing SaaS product for mobile apps is now available to developers who sign up.<p>A/B testing is the process of putting out different …

A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke

Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person's love, one step away from a "happily ever after".<p>They're expensive, useless and, worse, are insulting to notions of actual love. …

In pictures: 3D printed art exhibition - Telegraph

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers - Roadshow

<b>Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.</b><p>Speaking at the RoboBusiness robotics conference …

Here’s why Motorola’s Project Ara for modular phones exists (and could succeed)

Want to build your own phone with modular blocks of functionality? That may not sound appealing until you think of the possibilities. You can upgrade …

WATCH: Tesla Model S test drive in London: 'the opposite of every electric car stereotype' – video http://gu.com/p/3jzby/fb Environment web editor Adam Vaughan roadtests the Tesla Model S around London, one of the most environmentally friendly cars on the road and marketed as a genuine alternative to a combustion engine. He's joined by Martin Love, the Observer's motoring editor, who looks at how it measures up to other performance cars but finds its appearance 'underwhelming'

Why the 1% should pay tax at 80%

In the United States, the share of total pre-tax income accruing to the top 1% has more than doubled, from less than 10% in the 1970s to over 20% today (pdf). A similar pattern is true of other English-speaking countries. Contrary to the widely-held view, however, globalisation and new technologies …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked …

Taxi technology: Why catching a cab will never be the same

The days when people phoned for a taxi or simply hailed one on the street may be coming to an end. Technology is revolutionising the way we catch a cab with a ride now just a click away through mobile phone apps like like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Instantcab and Flywheel.<p>Many of these services are part …