Matthew DeGeorge

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What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Cast, Mold, and Mill an Aluminum Camera from Scratch

Cameras are quite fascinating little boxes of magic. Light goes in and does fancy stuff to end up captured as an image on film. That’s pretty much the extent of my understanding of the process. Lucus Anders on the other hand understands the process very intimately as he creates cameras from …

3D Printing

Development Boards Galore at Maker Faire Bay Area

Last week I shared a list of super fun electronics projects I was looking forward to seeing at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area. Many of the projects you’ll find have some kind of development board or brain at their core. Something really fun about Maker Faire is that we often get early looks at …

Maker Faire

Today in Apple history: Apple co-founder quits and cashes in his stake for $800

<b>April 12, 1976:</b> Apple’s third co-founder, a former Atari colleague of Steve Wozniak’s named Ron Wayne, cashes in his Apple shares for just $800.<p>Wayne, who owns a 10 percent stake in the company, throws in the towel after worrying that he doesn’t have the time or energy to properly invest in Apple. …

Steve Wozniak

Great Tips And Tricks For Bondo And Resin Casting

Eric Strebel has put together this fantastic video to introduce you to a very versatile material; Bondo. People often think of Bondo only in its original use of filling dents in cars, or possibly filling gaps for a smooth surface on 3d prints, but the material is quite useful as a raw building …

Vote On Your Favorite Raspberry Pi Portable Gaming Rig

Ben Heck is going to be leaving the Ben Heck Show and Element 14 is attempting to find the person who will fill his shoes. One of the competitions they’ve done in order to find the right person is this really fun portable gaming challenge.<p>Building portable gaming systems has become an art form. …

Raspberry Pi

Guys, You Can Now Have A 5-Pound Cinnamon Roll Shipped To Your House & I *Need* It

When I was a kid, there was nothing quite like waking up to the smell of ooey, gooey, deliciously sweet and cinnamon-y (that’s a word, right?) …

Breakfast

Consider the Matador

AMC's ambitious, briefly successful personal luxury coupe is a forgotten side note of American cars.<p>Think of a 1970s American coupe, a big-body two-door with acres of style. Chevelle? Sure. Torino? Absolutely. Satellite, Monte Carlo, Eldorado? Check, check, check.<p>Consider, instead, the AMC</i> …

Anachronistic

How I Made $134,846.40 of Passive Income in 1 Month

It might be called passive income, but I didn't just make that money by sitting on the couch.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a previous video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose broke down different ways you can open yourself up to passive income. Many viewers …

Thought Leadership

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

The Nutritionist-Approved Hack That Made My Coffee Taste So Much Better

I’ve never really liked the taste of coffee. I usually try to offset its bitterness with a little half and half and sometimes a sugar cube or …

Coffee

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

8 Indispensable Metal Hand Filing Tips from Clickspring

Imagine my delight when I discovered this new tips video from Chris at Clickspring, the first in a series of engineering tips videos he now plans. Chris’ work and his videos are always inspiring and informative, and this one is no different. In it, he outlines 8 of his top tips for metal hand …

Tutorials

Want to Know if Someone is a Psychopath? They Need 1 Thing Really, Really Badly

Psychopaths seek rewards to an extreme degree.<p>How do you know if someone you know is a psychopath? As <i>Inc.</i> colleague Jessica Stillman writes, for a definitive answer you'd need to assess the individual based on a long list of scientifically validated traits like lack of empathy, egocentricity, and …

Psychology

Not all rums are created equal — just ask the Cubans

San José de las Lajas, Cuba — Cuba’s signature rum, Havana Club, competes with the best known brands in the world even though it cannot be sold in …

Cuba

Technically Interesting: Polimotor Plastic Race Engines

<i>“Technically Interesting” is a new BaT feature highlighting some of the most exotic, inspiring, unusual, and just plain fascinating automotive</i> …

Engineering

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

Why it Takes Less Torque to Loosen a Bolt Than to Tighten It

It may not feel like it when you're fighting with a stuck or stubborn bolt, but it's true.<p>As Charlie Chaplin figured out during his brief assembly-line career depicted in the 1936 film <i>Modern Times</i>, tightening bolts all day can be a real pain. Lucky for Charlie, and for any one of us working on a …

Demonstration

Jam Anywhere with this Foldable Synth Case

Instructables user Rzinurov shared this fantastic project: a portable case for their synth system. Not only does it supply portability and organization, it re-purposes some old speakers so that you can unfold and jam instantly.<p>A great tip to take from this project is that you can really get a lot …

Synthesizers

Entrepreneurs Spend Too Little, Once They Personally Reflect on It

If you have employees, you have a lot of responsibility. This is worth thinking about.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I used to accept the fatalistic ritual inherent to entrepreneurship: tireless days followed by the sleepless nights, most notably marked by the …

Entrepreneurship

The dark truth about chocolate

Grand health claims have been made about chocolate, but while it gives us pleasure, can it really be good for us?<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we’re still on the …

Holistic Medicine

Tips of the Week: Safety Glass Scratch Resistors, Friction-Fitting Parts, Syrup Hacking, and the Joys of Making

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

Hobbies

China's lobster imports keep US price high, but no tariffs

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — China's hunger for American lobsters is helping keep prices high to U.S. consumers, but a tariff on the seafood does not appear imminent.<p>The Asian country imported more than 17.8 million pounds of lobster from America in 2017, eclipsing the previous record of about 14 …

Exports

Star Wars 3D prints: could this life-size Jabba the Hutt be your new favorite decoration?

Mighty Jabba's Collection, a YouTube channel specializing in Star Wars toys and merch, is attempting to 3D print a life-size model of Jabba the Hutt. …

3D Printing

Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

Sexual Harassment

This Drone Rocket Hybrid Can Land Vertically

The impressive vertical landings of the SpaceX rockets have been an incredible inspiration. Not only to the general public in getting excited about space travel, but also with hobbyists. Gianluigi, aka RC Lover San, wrote in to show us his project that mimics vertical landings.<p>This is a quadcopter …

Drones

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

Why the nerve agent that poisoned the ex-Russian spy is so mysterious

The group of chemical weapons collectively known as Novichok originated in a secret Cold-War era weapons program<p>On March 4th, former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in Salisbury, England. They were the victims of an apparent poisoning. The poison …

Nerve Agents

How to build something "useful" with a Raspberry Pi

In honor of Pi Day, Chaim Gartenberg and I cooked up a tiny little Raspberry Pi project for yesterday’s episode of <i>Circuit Breaker Live</i>.<p>We started with a simple concept: a button that says “Why?” when you press it, in honor of our favorite podcast. So we knew we’d need a button, some sound files, a …

Raspberry Pi

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