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50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Psychobook

The history of psychology is indeed interesting, but most books on the subject are anything but. <i>Psychobook</i> is designed to educate while entertaining. …

Quizzes

Overnight, The App For Booking Last-Minute Spaces With Local Hosts, Closes $2.5M Seed Round

The hospitality industry has been drastically shaken up by entrants to the space like Airbnb and Hotel Tonight. But a new startup that combines the sharing aspect of Airbnb and the last-minute booking of Hotel Tonight is looking to shake things up even more.<p>Overnight, an app that lets people book …

Hospitality

Reframe Nervousness as Excitement Before You Give a Big Speech

There are a lot of great ways to calm your nerves before you step into the spotlight, but it might also help to refashion what you’re feeling instead …

Public Speaking

Solder a “Draailampje” Mini Flip Light

Turn them upside down, and they’re off. Turn them back up, and they’re on.<p>This cute little self-contained lamp works like a charm — set it right side up to turn the light on, flip it upside down to turn it off again. I call it the draailampje — that’s Dutch for “flip light.”<p>While most jars will …

Arduino

Vamo Algorithmically Books You The Cheapest Multi-Stop Vacation

Want to visit London, Paris, and Berlin, then blow off steam in Amsterdam? Expect a logistical nightmare trying to find the optimal route with the cheapest fights, trains, and hotels. Unless you use Vamo, a new multi-stop travel booking service from long-time Facebook engineer Ari Steinberg that …

New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>There’s a new web tool called Raw that makes it really easy to do some advanced visualizations on data in just a few minutes. …

Five Best Personal Project Management Tools

When your to-do list becomes a monster, and an item next to a checkbox will actually take a long time and multiple people to complete, you need more …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

Lazy Silicon Valley Gets Fourth On-Demand Laundry Startup

The marketplace of ideas! Survival of the fittest... company! Clash of corporations, let the best business reap all! San Francisco's latest attempt …

Machine Era Wallet

Rethink the way you carry with the Machine Era Wallet ($28-$45). Machined from a solid piece of metal — either aluminum or brass — they keep all your …

Shopping

Roll Your Own Dropbox Clone with a Raspberry Pi

Dropbox is a great service for keeping all of your files automatically backed up. If you're looking for a more personalized solution, Instructables …

Raspberry Pi

Student Invents Clever Online Market for Eating Locally | WIRED

Hyperlocal Market is a concept that would allow people who grow food and produce goods to connect with interested buyers in their general vicinity.</i> …

Sex, Drugs, And Drones: Meet The Most Interesting Man In Car Porn

Chris Kippenberger has an impressive resume: he's helped make music videos for Ridley Scott Associates. He worked behind the scenes in the adult …

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing macOS on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Build an Epic Boombox Out of That Old Suitcase

Portable, loud, and fashionable. Take a vintage suitcase and install a set of speakers, passive crossovers, an amplifier, and a couple of rechargeable batteries. Now, you have a portable, albeit heavy, stereo that will make your ears bleed.<p>Inspiration<p>I got the idea from a handful of Internet …

Pitches with Prototypes: Falkor Systems’ Pet AR.Drone

MAKE’s 2013 Hardware Innovation Workshop is set for May 14-15 and one of the exciting parts of the line-up of events is the “pitches with prototypes” contest. A dozen companies have submitted hardware projects and workshop attendees will vote for the most interesting and innovative ideas. The …

The Hidden Way to Zoom in Closer in Google Maps

Google Maps lets you zoom in pretty close for its mapped locations, but there's a secret way you might be able to zoom in even closer. Here's …

Grow an Endless Supply of Celery from an Old Celery Stalk

This little indoor gardening project might mean never having to buy celery again. Turn the base end of a bunch of celery (which you'd normally throw …

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud

With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. …

Infogr.am Generates Beautiful Infographics From Custom Data

Infogr.am is a free webapp that ingests spreadsheets and .csv files, and spits out gorgeous, interactive infographics.<p>If your job involves distilling …

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Is A Boner-Inducing Track Monster

The 911 GT3 is always my favorite version of the 911. It's lighter and more focused than any of the other cars in the range. Plus, it just looks the …