Michael Fowler

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The Weekly Planning Method For People Who Totally Hate Planning

Think you’re “just not good at planning ahead”? Not anymore.<p>I coach CEOs, executives, HR managers, doctors, lawyers, and tech consultants–all busy people, many of whom can’t stand planning. But you won’t find me brushing up on Japanese business philosophy or fiddling with century-old planning …

Productivity

Web apps are only getting better

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.<p>The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but …

Apps

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Stop Doing These Four Things That Sabotage Your Meetings

It’s not completely your fault. No one teaches you how to run a productive meeting. Until now.<p>Meetings have a bad reputation, and it’s not unwarranted. Sixty-five percent of senior managers said meetings keep them from completing their own work, and 71% said meetings are unproductive and …

Productivity

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Our “Clean Meat” Future Will Be Radical–But Also Inevitable

In a new book, Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society spells out why the world is ready for cellular agriculture and plant-based meat revolution, and what it will take to move the concepts out of science fiction and into reality.<p>At first glance, the $10,000 price tag on the copy of <i>Clean Meat: How</i> …

Agriculture

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

Try This Time-Obsessed Designer’s Approach To To-Do Lists

Forget the app. Grab a piece of paper.<p>There are countless to-do apps designed to help us be more productive–but no matter the strategy, it’s very easy to lapse back into old habits after a few weeks. The designer Jake Knapp knows the struggle, having fallen off the wagon himself.<p>Knapp is a fellow …

Design

Yes, That Web Project Should Be a PWA

It seems like ever since Frances Berriman coined the term “Progressive Web App” in an effort to describe a new class of website, there’s been a great …

Web Development

Your 2017 playbook to becoming a white hat hacker - pay what you want

A skilled cyber infiltrator working for a company can be that firm’s most critical line of defense between vulnerable computer systems and salivating cyber crooks. To crack into the exploding digital security career field, you need a full understanding of what white hat hacking is all about.<p>Learn …

The University Of Utah Offers Scholarships To Play Varsity Esports [Updated]

The University of Utah just announced they are sponsoring a varsity esports program. The Utah varsity team will begin competing in the League of Legends Collegiate League this Fall with participation in more competitive esport leagues to be announced in the near future.<p>As reported by Bloomberg, all …

College & University

How to set up an Android phone for your kid

Parents can test Google's new Family Link app, which makes Android phones safer and more secure for kids.<p>Smartphones and children have a tricky relationship. While phones can be entertainment centers for kids, these devices are designed for adults and leave children's privacy and innocence …

Apps

3 software development trends you don’t want to miss

The world of software development is a fast paced and ever changing landscape.<p>Developers want to work on exciting things. New tools, languages, frameworks and innovations are constantly emerging and revolutionizing the industry.<p>So, are you taking advantage of these software development trends that …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

inviUX Case study: A parking payment app

<i>This write-up examines an existing app’s UX and offers suggestions for improvement, as well as a redesigned UI.</i><p>Introduction<p>I recently found myself …

Study: Being a better gamer requires practice — but not too much

Want to get better at your game? According to science, you need to moderate your practice and train<p>A new study led by a Brown University researcher followed players of <i>Halo: Reach</i> over a period of about 7 months, as well as the matches of high-level players of <i>StarCraft II</i> to learn how they acquired …

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W computer brings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for just $10

The Raspberry Pi Foundation just turned five and to celebrate it just announced an update for its Zero computer, bringing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the diminutive and affordable computer.<p>This was a much-needed upgrade. While 2015’s Pi Zero is certainly an interesting computer, at an ultra-affordable …

Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

CSS

Did You Hear That? Robots Are Learning The Subtle Sounds Of Mechanical Breakdown

Expert mechanics can detect what’s wrong with a car without lifting the hood. So can deep learning robots, says startup 3DSignals.<p>Sometimes, machines just don’t sound right.<p>Brakes squeal, hard drives crunch, air conditioners rattle, and their owners know it’s time for a service call. But some of …

Machine Learning

Designing the New Flipboard

What’s your passion?<p>Written in large letters along the wall of our office in Palo Alto is the phrase, “Great stories move the world forward.” On the …

David Bowie

Why 2017 will be the year of enterprise bots

Millennials love to chat. Their personal lives rotate around messaging and instant gratification. From getting their pals’ views on a new t-shirt they are thinking of buying to sharing their New Year’s resolutions publicly so as to make themselves more accountable, Gen Z, which comprises the …

Your kid's video game addiction may be perfectly normal - Futurity

Parents may worry if their teen plays video games for hours every day, but experts say if kids use games as a way to socialize it might not be a …

Exposed: how one of Russia's most sophisticated hacking groups operates

Explosive unverified documents have alleged Russian officials obtained compromising information on President-elect Donald Trump. Although unproven, …

Cybersecurity

The dream of Ara: Inside the rise and fall of the world’s most revolutionary phone

It looked nothing like an iPhone, or anything Apple might dare to make.<p>On September 10, 2013, the day Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S, Dutch designer Dave Hakkens uploaded a video to YouTube to promote his college graduation project: Phonebloks, “a phone worth keeping.”<p>Hakkens imagined a smartphone …

Conquer your distractions with this simple chart

Distraction might appear more available than ever, but it is nothing new. Over 2,000 years ago, Socrates and Aristotle debated the nature of “akrasia,” (pronounced uh-crazy-uh), our tendency to act against our better judgement. To the ancient Greeks, mere mortals were prone to distraction due to …

Why Some Filmmakers Make Viewers Work To Figure Out What’s Going On

<b>WHAT:</b> A new video explores the control of information in last year’s small-scale sci-fi hit, <i>Ex Machina</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Michael Tucker of film analysis site, Lessons From the Screenplay.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Some films, such as 2013’s <i>Upstream Color</i>, can challenge audiences with abstract ideas to the point where they …

When Your Child Is Obsessed With Video Games

The squeals and hollering under the Christmas tree in 1988 were epic at my house. As my brothers unwrapped the big box they’d been eyeing for days, …

Christmas Trees

How To Be The Best Gamer You Can be

As someone who has spent countless hours playing and competing in a variety of games, there's always one question I am asking myself. What can I do …

Starcraft