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Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

IBM wants to kill your hard drive | Engadget

Up Close With The Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert, The Perennial Hiking Watch For Geeks

For years the Tissot T-Touch line has been Switzerland’s unique answer to the quartz hiking watch. While other manufacturers offered analog quartz pieces, Tissot has been the only company that has tried to take on the altimeter-barometer-thermometer uber watches made by Casio, Seiko and Citizen. …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Ten enchanting travel experiences in Greenland

So you think Greenland is a far-flung travel dream? Pinch yourself. This Arctic country might be huge, but a trip to western Greenland can take in a breathtaking range of sights, from Disko Bay’s iceberg studded waters to valleys so vast you’ll feel like the last hiker on Earth. Start with these 10 …

Antarctica

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

Collective Health Wants To Replace The Health Insurance Industry With A Software Program

“Did you know you can actually negotiate and get a better deal at the doctor’s office if you offer to pay up front?” co-founder and CEO of Collective Health Ali Diab asks.<p>He’d broken his foot and had to go to the doctor for an MRI that would have cost him $3,700, with a $1,500 deductible. Instead …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Animation

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

35 Lifehacks To Make Everything Better About Your Daily Life

Tips and tricks that you can use in your everyday life to make things simpler and more efficient. These lifehacks are ingenious, do try.

Turning your Android smartphone into a productivity hub

If looked at it the right light, smartphones are magical little devices. They’re small enough to fit in your pocket, many come with battery life that …

Must-Have SnapRays Night Lights Really Are Brilliant!

No house or apartment seems to have enough electrical outlets for all the gadgets we have. Sure, we can plug in power strips to stretch the current, …

The most amazing iPhone photos of the year

Other phone cameras may have bigger sensors or more megapixels, but the iPhone's combination of reliable image processing, speedy performance, and vast selection of editing apps have made it the choice of countless photographers — and it's a big reason why This Is My Next considers the iPhone 5S …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

McLaren experiments with MSO 650S Concept

McLaren recently debuted its 650S Coupe and Spider in the Big Apple as part of their North American launch. Now this darker, more intimidating …

Sports Cars

Lix 3D Printing Pen Blasts Past Kickstarter Goal In Just 2 Hours (video)

Following along the lines of the recently launched 3Doodler 3D-printing pen, that we also featured here on Geeky Gadgets. A new 3D printing pen …

HTC One M8 Harmon Kardon Edition Announced For Sprint

Sprint has announced that they will be offering a special edition of the new HTC One on their network, the HTC One M8 Harmon Kardon Edition.<p>The HTC …

Mobile

10 Things Insecure People Do That Slowly Destroy Their Lives

Insecure people have a different approach to life than other people. Unfortunately, this often hinders their growth and makes their daily lives …

8 Questions Powerful People Ask Themselves Every Day

Life is full of questions. What will I wear today? What will I have for lunch? Whether it’s the small questions we face on a daily basis, or the …

Motivation

How to Wrap Your Extension Cord Like a Contractor and Eliminate Knots | The Art of Manliness

Do your extension cords look like this when you’re unraveling them, no matter how nicely they were wrapped up?<p>Today I’m going to show you a tip that …

Researchers charge 40 smartphones wirelessly from 5m

Engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a system that can power devices up to five metres …

Are we nearing the Dropbox moment for the internet of things?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The internet of things doesn’t exist today. We’re conflating the ease and ubiquity of the internet and the web with things that …

To Sleep or to Sleep With? Study Shows Night-Owl Women Have More Sex, Fewer Relationships

You know what Ben Franklin said: Early to bed, early to rise makes a woman rested, safe, and married.<p>A new study from the University of Chicago shows …

University of Chicago

The Guilt of the Video-Game Millionaires

One night in March, 2013, Rami Ismail and his business partner Jan Willem released a game for mobile phones called Ridiculous Fishing. Ismail, who was twenty-four at the time and who lives in the Netherlands, woke the following morning to find that the game had made him tens of thousands of dollars …

A Reminder That Not Everyone Reads Before Commenting

On April Fool's day, NPR had an extremely simple joke that turned out to be an incredibly effective demonstration of how many commenters on Facebook …

Demonstration

20 Productivity Secrets of Highly Successful People

Instead of following the same old motivational advice, read these unique productivity secrets from well-known, highly successful people.