Wes Royer

21 Added | 1 Magazine | @openupandsay | I am a husband, a father, an audiophile, an IT and product development professional, and an amateur musician turned slightly less amateur music critic.

Increase Traffic to Your Website

| <b>source:</b> Jul 27th, 2013<p>Looking for ways to increase traffic to your website, instagram, or twitter? Check out these quick, easy steps to help boost …

How to Live to 100

| <b>source:</b> Jul 29th, 2013<p>Living one’s life more healthily can often be quite a big change from how they normally do things, but it doesn’t all need to …

David Draiman Condemns Roger Waters' Use of the Star of David

Disturbed and Device frontman David Draiman has always been very outspoken with his fanbase when it comes to current events throughout the world, but …

India: Army 'mistook planets for spy drones'

<b>India's army reportedly spent six months watching "Chinese spy drones" violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.</b><p>Tensions have been high in the disputed Himalayan border area between the two nations in recent years, with India frequently accusing its neighbour …

Airspace

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Insects

Hackers Using Bots, Scripts To Lock Down Restaurant Reservations

Nerval's Lobster writes <i>"Forget about hacking an app or database: for a small cadre of hackers in San Francisco, it's all about writing code that can</i> …

The sounds of a sick PC: Listen to the noises that could mean bad news

Have you listened to your PC lately? I mean, really listened? If you’re lucky, your PC doesn’t have much to say. But if yours sounds like a box of pots and pans falling down a flight of wooden stairs or a helicopter trying desperately to take off, chances are good that it has a problem. We’ve …

Western Digital

10 Often Overlooked Metal Albums

There's a number of music fans who think ‘Cowboys From Hell’ is Pantera's first album. Before their groove-laden ferocity was unleashed, Pantera were …

Gambling With Life As We Know It

| <b>source:</b> Jul 26th, 2013<p>Gambling is scary. The slot machines in Vegas made a college kid like me not care about losing $100 because there is always a …

The Sweet Spot

It hit me like a ton of bricks last week. I was at the community pool, looking around to see what my kids were up to. Then I really looked at them. The big one was playing with her friends, her long arms and legs splashing. The little one was throwing herself off the diving board like a boss. The …

Parenting

How to be a Good Boss

| <b>source:</b> Jul 25th, 2013<p>Having a good supervisor plays a huge part in how well you enjoy your work place. I have personally been lucky enough to have …

Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan

First time accepted submitter Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes <i>"Reuters reports that under a cost-saving plan by the US Postal Service, millions of</i> …

No Alternative: 40 Hard-Rock Songs That Nirvana Couldn’t Kill

As the legend goes, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was a cleansing rain, with Kurt Cobain’s opening chords immediately washing away butt-rock’s …

This is what happens when you attempt to take video of police in Sweden.

If you're on holiday in Sweden and you decide to capture some images of the police, chances are you might not be met with a stern request to put your …

Win a Rockstar Uproar Festival Guitar, Skateboard + Jambox!

Loudwire and our partner sites Noisecreep and GuySpeed are teaming up with the good people behind the 2013 Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival to offer …

Hands-on: Motorola gives Verizon’s new Droids a much-needed makeover

Once the biggest name in cellphones, Motorola is now an also-ran, struggling to find traction behind the Samsung juggernaut, let alone HTC in the …

Take Control of Your Stress

| <b>source:</b> Jul 24th, 2013<p>The workplace is stressful because success, belonging, and knowing how to manage yourself and others while remaining credible …

No One Nos: Learning to Say No to Bad Ideas

No. One word, a complete sentence. We all learned to say it around our first birthday, so why do we have such a hard time saying it now when it comes …

Disney algorithm builds high-res 3D models from ordinary photos

The 3D model is somewhat limited in that it is only coherent within the field of view encompassed by the original images. It does not appear to fill …

Hollywood and Blake Snyder’s screenwriting book, Save the Cat!

If you’ve gone to the movies recently, you may have felt a strangely familiar feeling: You’ve seen this movie before. Not this <i>exact</i> movie, but some …