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How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

The following is a detailed write-up of a popular productivity talk delivered by Scott Hanselman. Visit his blog, hanselman.com, for more …

Productivity

24 Delicious Ways To Eat Quinoa For Breakfast

Start your day with a Super Food and watch what happens.

Top 5 Best Chess Opening Moves

Introducing PeerSpace, An Airbnb For Small Businesses

Thanks to the sharing economy, you can easily rent out your car, your apartment, your bike, even your wifi network when you don’t need it. So why can’t you rent out your office?<p>The creators of a new service called PeerSpace think you should be able to. Launching today, PeerSpace is a peer-to-peer …

Go off-grid with the GeeksPhone Blackphone for $629

Whether you're an anti-establishment journalist, a tabloid-dodging celebrity, or you just like a bit of privacy, the GeeksPhone Blackphone is a cell phone that won't sell out your data.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- In a world of leakers, hackers, spooks, and crooks, absolute privacy seems like a pipe dream, …

7 Innovative Products From Africa You Should Know

African innovation is not yet getting the level of global recognition and support it truly deserves. The continent is brimming with a rising new generation of bold, creative-thinking innovators and entrepreneurs who are constantly inventing and developing new technologies that will simplify our …

This Perfectly Counterbalanced Supervillain Table Will Never Fall Over

When decorating their over-the-top headquarters, supervillains need to choose bold office furniture that matches their even bolder schemes to take …

Design

HTML to PDF Converter - Convert HTML to PDF Online

How to convert HTML to PDF<p>You can convert your HTML file to PDF within seconds by dragging and dropping the file on this page. You can also open the …

I want to be a software developer. Where do I begin?

i would really like to learn how to program and develop production-ready software. i would like to begin with PHP and either concurrently, or …

Screw Your Murphy Bed, This One Flips Over Into a Desk

Would you ever walk into a stranger's home and ask to buy the necklace draped on their side table? Or offer to give them cash for some of their …

This Man's Business Is Providing Fake Job Histories And References

After William Schmidt lost his job as part of a mass layoff from a Columbus, OH auto parts distributor in 2009, several colleagues who had also lost their jobs asked him if he would act as a reference and fib about whether they were still employed. He obliged and was pleased when his friends found …

react-tutorial-om

The React tutorial rewritten in Om. Here's a version of the tutorial that provides a guided, step-by-step tutorial.<p>Intro<p>Like many, swannodette's post …

Everything you need to know to install SteamOS on your very own computer | Ars Technica

Valve's Linux-based gaming OS isn't hard to get going, if you mind the pitfalls.<p>True to its word, Valve has released a beta version of SteamOS, the …

Ask HN: Going back to programming

I'd like to get opinions on whether going back to programming as a career in my late 30s is a good idea or not.<p>I was a web programmer in the first …

SaaS

Why Antivirus Software Isn't Enough To Fend Off Attacks

Popular wisdom has long been that no computer is safe without anti-virus (AV) software installed. However, AV isn’t as effective as it used to be.<p>“The attackers today are creating malware faster than the anti-malware software vendors can produce anti-malware definitions,” said Leonard Jacobs, …

Bounce-house rentals not all fun and games

As children's birthday parties ballooned into themed events and pricey productions in recent years, bounce houses became must-have entertainment for …

Hard disk hacking - Intro

Intro<p><i>Apart from this article, I also gave a talk at OHM2013 about this subject. The video of that talk (minus the first few minutes) is now …

How to access hidden Netflix streaming settings

If you frequently experience problems streaming videos from Netflix, tweaking these hidden settings could help.<p>Streaming Netflix on a home computer works well most of the time, but depending on the quality of your Internet connection, you may experience the occasional hiccup. And when that happens, …

Internet privacy in an age of surveillance

Reassert your expectation of online privacy by using Internet services that promise to protect your confidentiality.<p>The chasm between technology and the law continues to widen. On one side are massive stores of personal data maintained by the Internet services we use and the sophisticated analysis …

The Craziest Ways To Eat Avocados

There aren't many people in the world who love avocados more than the editors at HuffPost Taste. Avocados are considered more valuable than gold in this office, seriously. We sneak avocados into everything we eat. We've made guacamole more ways than imaginable. We even have dreams of retiring and …

This Intelligent Housesitter May Render Old Security Systems Homeless

The spy cam-like Canary keeps a watchful eye–texting, live-streaming–on your place while you’re out.<p>Canary may be the self-described “first smart home security device,” but the gadget-and-app duo actually behaves more like an efficient and reassuring house sitter. Unusual movement in your living …

Don't Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up's For You.

One hot afternoon in June four software engineers, a lawyer and a miniature pinscher named Lunch were gathered around designer Dan Kwon’s computer at Disconnect, a startup in San Francisco. They were watching their new education video, “Unwanted Tracking Is Not Cool.” Its star is an octopus puppet …

Five Free Online Tools to Learn Another Language

Rosetta Stone costs <i>$500?</i> Thank you, no. There are too many free language-learning resources on the Internet to warrant that sort of expense. Here are …