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Remote Control Your Mac With Node.js and Arduino — SitePoint

The combination of Arduinos and Node.js allows us to do a lot of unexpected things. In this article, I’ll show how you can create a remote control …

Basketball

How Children Succeed

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Tough<p>“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—<i>People</i><p>Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those …

The Organized Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel J. Levitin<p><b>New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details.</b><p>The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make …

Universal Announces Cast for Steve Jobs Biopic - Begins Filming

Universal Studios has announced the full cast list for its upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), and Seth Rogen (Steve …

Filmmaking

Can You Steer Your Kids Toward College...Starting in Pre-K?

A new study, published in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i>, suggests that parents who have long-term expectations that their child will attend college are likely to raise children who will have academic success, as early as pre-K.<p>Researchers at UCLA and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discovered that …

Parenting

4 Foundational Habits Every Person Needs

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”<p>~ John Dryden<p>Every person is different, but every person is human, meaning we all have things …

Happiness

5 lessons Silicon Valley can learn from Robert Scoble

The weekend before last, I attended one of the most unique and special “tech” events I’ve ever been to: Robert Scoble’s 50th birthday party. The event was attended by so many top players and entrepreneurs in the tech industry — from all across the globe — that you may have mistakenly thought you …

Silicon Valley

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Employment

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

From 0 to $1B - Slack's Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

“HELL YEAH WE'RE USING @SlackHQ AT WORK I. LOVE. SLACK.”<p>“Dear @SlackHQ, I love you. Yours, Dan”<p>“@SlackHQ YOU COMPLETE ME”<p>You’ve probably heard about …

Myths and Mysteries Surround Chile’s Desert Drawings

A Greenpeace stunt turned the international spotlight on Peru's 1,500-year-old Nazca Lines this month, but they're not the only enigmatic (and endangered) ancient drawings in South America. Chile's Atacama Desert is also host to a set of geoglyphs that are best seen from the air.<p>Hundreds of …

South America

9 Excuses for Eating Avocado Toast Every Single Day

Oh, avocado toast... you're creamy, healthy, and so delicious. The classic recipe (avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, and chili flakes spread on a …

Healthy Eating

Richard Branson's wildly ambitious plan to explore the world's deepest oceans is put on ice

Virgin Oceanic quietly put out to pasture<p>Sir Richard Branson's lofty ambitions to explore the limits of Earth — in both directions — have been put on ice. After Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during testing earlier this year, company representatives have confirmed that Virgin Oceanic's goal …

Hackers Sent Sony Employees a Terrifying New Message

A hacker group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace,” or #GOP, sent an ominous new warning to Sony Pictures Entertainment employees on Thursday, …

North Korea

What 200 Calories of Various Foods Looks Like

We all know some foods have a much higher Calorie content than others, but how many of us know what that difference actually looks like? Information …

14 lessons after five years of professional...

14 lessons after five years of professional programming<p>In no particular order:<p>1. When performance is an issue, if you can calculate or process it at …

Coding, Fast and Slow: Developers and the Psychology of Overconfidence

I’m going to talk today about what goes on in inside developers’ heads when they make estimates, why that’s so hard to fix, and how I personally …

Daniel Kahneman

Your Morning Habits Can Make or Break the Rest of Your Day

Of all the productivity tips and tricks out there, this one might be the simplest—yet one we could all probably improve: Start the day with good …

Time Management

How the story you tell yourself can make you happier

Harnessing happiness has become something of a cultural obsession. Countless studies have linked our happiness to money, age, location, and timing of having children, to name just a few.<p>But there’s arguably an easier way to make your life feel more meaningful: Tell yourself a positive story about …

Happiness

11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today

Don't worry, be happy.<p>Bobby McFerrin was onto something when he wrote those words. There are so many benefits to happiness, and worrying causes so …

Raspberry Pi Car Computer

Use the inexpensive Raspberry Pi to make an on-the-go, wi-fi enabled media center in your vehicle.<p>I have always loved those old TV series with futuristic tech in those futuristic vehicles, like <i>Knight Rider</i>, <i>Airwolf</i>, and <i>Street Hawk</i>. So it got me thinking about how easy it would be to add a computer …

Top Picks for Smart Watches and Fitness Bands | Electronics For You

Wearables entered the Indian market with hopes to make them an “essential’ product for most smartphone users. This was initially not the case and …

Apple gearing up for July iWatch production, says report

Apple is preparing to start production on a much-anticipated smartwatch device next month, reports Reuters.<p>While Apple has never confirmed the existence of a branded smartwatch (unofficially called the iWatch), many speculate that the company has actually been hard at work on the wearable device …

Try Your Hand At This Ridiculously Addictive Geometry Game [UPDATED]

"Euclid: The Game" is, as its name suggests, a game inspired by the constructive principles of Euclidean Geometry. It is also, as its name might not …

Mathematics

Now That Everything Is Connected, Everything Will Get Hacked

How to protect yourself from attacks on your gadgets, appliances, and other connected devices.<p><b>The hacked toilet's lid could be opened and</b> closed remotely, or its bidet function suddenly turned on, leading to "discomfort or distress to user." The unsecure refrigerator allows hackers into the same …

Boss Weed: How Clay Roueche Changed the Marijuana Game Forever

How a blue-collar kid from Chilliwack, British Columbia, forged his own samurai code and raw ambition and became the King of B.C. Bud<p>As the plane …

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

I recently had a wonderful conversation with my friend Beck Tench. During our chat, Beck told me about an interesting shift in thinking that occurred …