Robin Wu

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Want to Improve Your Life and be a Better Person? Read These Books

<i>“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life.’” –</i><b>Helen Exley</b><p>These are best sellers. You have probably read …

T³: Using LEDs as light sensors

Using an LED as a light detector is nothing new (see this 2007 Electronic Design article). However, it seemed like a cool trick that deserved some …

Arduino

You Will Soon Be Able to Build Your Own DIY (Sex) Robot

What if we told you there was a geeky way you could land the woman of your dreams? All you need is a buttload of cash, a hammer and possibly a …

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since …

Learning

NBC Universal patents a method for hunting BitTorrent pirates

In an effort to curb piracy of copyrighted content, entertainment giant NBC Universal has patented a way to detect files being shared by large groups of people on peer-to-peer networks in real-time.<p>The idea is that the system, which could be deployed by an internet service provider, will be able to …

This Wooden Clock Writes The Time

A design student mixed horology and Etch-a-sketch technology with beautiful results<p>Over the last few months, Suzuki Kango has been hard at work on a …

Top 10 Sites for Designers: July 2016 Edition

Each month, HOW’s art director Adam Ladd selects a series of inspiring websites of interest to designers and creatives. This month’s selection …

Watch how Blackmagic cameras were used to capture Peugeot’s POV commercial

To celebrate Peugeot’s new point-of-view commercial, camera manufacturer Blackmagic Design has shared a behind-the-scenes look at how the ad came to …

Broken Hardware, Fixes and Hacks over 8 Years

2016-06-21 · Hardware · Frugality<p>After reading the feedback of my recent article about running DDNet, I noticed that people found it interesting how …

LightCyber lands $20 million Series B to secure networks using behavioral analytics

Every network is under siege these days as attackers search for a way in. The industry lingo calls them attack vectors, but that just means a hacker finds a weak link in the network and exploits it. Once they’re in they begin to do damage, but in doing so, they behave in ways that might be out of …

Cybersecurity

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

11 Simple Ways To Be A Little More Organized--and A Lot More Productive

Small steps can make a big difference<p>Meet Marvin. He seems really smart, but he's also very messy. He always has trouble finding documents. His pile of papers seems to defy gravity. His computer screen is filled with random files; he seems to have every application open. He's always at least 3 …

To Create a Better To-Do List, Try This Technique

Stay focused and zoned in on the tasks at hand.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I don’t necessarily consider myself a great multitasker. In fact, I find it pretty difficult to do more than one thing at one time. Let’s …

16 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

You're sabotaging yourself by checking email throughout the day.<p>Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad …

Time Management

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

Jeopardy

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

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12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

Five men with one mission: Keep women in India safe

In India, a sexual assaultoccurs every 22.5 minutes.<p>It's a startling statistic from India's National Crime Records Bureau.<p>"The public doesn't read about most of these incidents in the newspapers," said Manik Mehta, cofounder of startup Leaf Wearables. "But this fact shook us to the core."<p>Mehta and …

Women's News (India)

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

House Design

The dean of London Business School shares 4 skills you need to become a global leader

Why? Because the higher your function, the more opportunities you have to make a difference in your community.<p>That was one of the main findings of the World Economic Forum's Annual Global Shapers Community Survey, in which more than 1,000 millennials from 125 countries participated.<p>But what if we …

London Business School

Complex Android Banking Malware Defeats Two-Factor Authentication System

It’s been a while since a report on Android malware surfaced, but the assault on the world’s largest mobile platform continues to evolve and develop. …

11 signs it's time to quit your job

And some quit a job to start their own business, which to me is the best reason of all. (Keep in mind there are compelling reasons to hang on to your full-time job as long as you can while you get your startup going, which is at least initially easy since you can start a company in just a few …

Motivation

A bunch of huge companies are creating a free technology to radically change how business is done

The companies involved include ANZ Bank, Cisco, CLS, Credits, Digital Asset, Fujitsu, IC3, IBM, Intel, London Stock Exchange Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MFUG), State Street, SWIFT, VMware and Wells Fargo.<p>Their goal is to create a distributed ledger that can be used by anyone and is …

Blockchain

Why identity is the new security

Security boundaries in the IT world are changing, porous, often imaginary lines. A security boundary is a demarcation that delineates sovereign or …

Entrepreneurs turn billion dollar seafood waste into profitable products

From wallets to antibacterial fabric, innovators are turning once discarded fish waste into money<p>Since he started working on commercial fishing and crabbing boats as a teenager, Craig Kasberg loved being out at sea. Yet he was bothered by the amount of fish waste he saw being dumped back on to the …

Profit