Geoff Nelson

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39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Alcohol

16 Images Your Brain Won't Let You See Right No Matter How Hard You Try

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

No home DIYer should be without a multimeter. Here's why.<p>Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every …

Another Ubisoft Game Is Available For Free On PC

December is shaping up to be a month of free Ubisoft games. The publisher recently announced that it's giving away PC copies of Watch Dogs, and that it'll continue the giveaways for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and World in Conflict.<p>World in Conflict and Black Flag had both been available as …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Wildstar preorder hits 22% off as early access starts this Saturday

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><i>Update 6/3: New deal on WildStar for release day! WildStar’s early launch was plagued by early AM DDoS (according to Carbine officials) but things has since smoothed out. You can check server status here.</i><p>Next week Tuesday marks the official release date …

The dream office of the future: No email!

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Google Docs

Internet trolls are also real-life trolls

Why do some people find so much pleasure in harassing others online? A new study attempts to shed light on the behaviour of internet trolls<p>My brother and I have a childhood history of internet trolling under our belts. Innocent enough, yes – but disruptive nonetheless. From the same room at our …

Lessons We Learned From Being Featured in the Google Play Store

<i>Binil Antony is the co-founder and CMO of Dexetra, the startup behind the Friday app – a contextual personal search application for Android.</i><p>Friday is a featured app in the Play Store. And not just on any list, it is on the Play Picks list!<p>It has been 1.5 years since Friday came out of alpha. Friday …

3 Weird Steps To The Cloud (Beware The Obvious Choice)

Moving to the cloud? <b>Stop</b> and think: When switching business processes to the cloud, it’s tempting to simply take your in-house legacy and move it, as-is. <i>But is that the best plan?</i><p>David Amerland suggests an unusual philosophy, encouraging us to think from first principles. The results may surprise …

Microsoft Vs. Medium: A Tale Of Two Office Cultures

In the flood of stories about Steve Ballmer's time at the helm of Microsoft, a troubling symbol of the company's office culture keeps emerging. It's called "stack ranking," a system that had corrosive effects on Microsoft employees by encouraging workers to play office politics at the expense of …

No Need to Pay for TV if Mom and Dad Are Picking Up the Bill

Pay TV subscriptions are flat. Maybe even down. And if you’re reading this blog, then odds are you think that’s because of cord-cutters and …

Televisions

Microsoft’s dramatic reversal on much-loathed Xbox One rules

Somehow, saying "that didn't take long" is almost an understatement when it comes to Microsoft's just-announced reversal on Xbox One game policies. In a post on the company's website late Wednesday afternoon, interactive entertainment business president Don Mattrick said he had heard gamers' …