Alan Kerroux

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Successful CEOs Use These 5 Hacks to Always Stay Productive

You don't always have to feel behind. Here's what it takes to get out of the perpetual cycle of busyness and stay two steps ahead.<p>It's no secret that startups are hard. To be successful, it can require unending mental and physical energy, superhuman patience, and a massive demand on the most …

Time Management

Steve Jobs called HP at 12 years old to ask for help — and his story shows what sets highly successful people apart

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i>— sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>Granted, it's often not easy to …

All the trailers from Sony’s Paris Games Week event

There’s some great stuff to watch<p>Sony brought out the big guns for its Paris Games Week event, showing a variety of trailers from games we knew were coming while also introducing a few surprises. It’s great to see <i>Spelunky</i> getting a sequel, and the number of games shown with PlayStation VR support …

Love Your Life, Say 'No' A Lot, And Prioritize Time Over Being Nice

Not long ago I started having a major meltdown around <i>time</i>. The sheer volume of demands–from both others and my own ambitions–exceeded the number of waking hours. I lost sleep, shortchanged my health, and sacrificed progress in everything I cared about. People asked for more and more and more. I was …

Bite Size Tips: 3 Free Ebooks That Will Bring Your Portraiture Up To Scratch

Portraiture can be a very rewarding skill if you get the lighting, perspective and technical details correct. But creating compelling portraits is …

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Microsoft's beloved WordArt feature of the 1990s helped your childhood self give homework assignments the ol' razzle-dazzle — all under the watchful …

Software

John Crowley's new epic 'Ka' is a late masterpiece in a stellar fantasy career

Neil Gaiman calls John Crowley's best-known novel, "Little, Big," "one of my favourite books in the world." Michael Chabon claims Crowley as an inspiration for his own work, alongside Borges, Steven Millhauser and Thomas Pynchon, "writers who can dwell between worlds." Other fans include the late …

How-to: Build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.<p>But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an …

11 ridiculously effective tools to help you automate your small business (and life)

As a small business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. From finding the best employees to ensuring that your customers stay happy, one thing is certain: you have no trouble staying busy.<p>Of course, staying busy doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re being productive. Many small …

The DeanBeat: Our growing piles of video game shame

My Cuphead social storm lasted about eight days. During that time, gamers near and far criticized me for playing a demo of the upcoming video game Cuphead so poorly. I’m still absorbing the lessons of this hate-filled episode, where complete strangers by the thousands insulted me because I wasn’t …

The 44 best Android games of 2018

Games aren’t always fair, the magic lies in making you think they are

Behind the scenes with the neuroscience of game design<p>I asked fellow game designers to tell me the hidden tricks and mechanics they use to give players their desired experience. That situation got a bit out of control, in a good way.<p>I apologize to all the players who ended up reading it. We may …

Game Development

A Beginner’s Guide To The World Of Destiny

So you want to play <i>Destiny 2</i> but are a little foggy about the first game? No worries, I got you.<p>If you’re new to the series and want to catch up on …

Solar System

The quest for medievalism in ‘The Witcher 3’.

I realize that not everyone finds Medievalism to be as fascinating as I do, but this is really, um, fascinating!<p>Introduction: In the fictive …

Video game developers confess their hidden tricks at last

First shots from an enemy in BioShock always miss<p>Jennifer Scheurle opened up a can of game-design whoopass on Thursday.<p>Scheurle, a designer with Opaque Space (whose current project is the virtual reality game <i>Earthlight</i>) tossed out an open question on Twitter that will make you question what really …

Game Development

The Art Of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

If there’s one constant across Naughty Dog’s games, it’s that the art that goes into them always ends up contributing to some of the best Fine Art …

Uncharted

How video game makers are expanding storytelling for adults

The early gamers are now grown up - and they're expecting challenging stories from their games. From "Life Is Strange" and "Vampyr" to Ken Follett's …

Angela Merkel

This Solar Eclipse Time-Lapse is Being Made with Crowdsourced Photos

Google and UC Berkeley researchers have teamed up on a project called the Eclipse Megamovie 2017. They’re taking crowdsourced photos of totality …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Demonstrates the Physics-Defying Rattleback

The rattleback--it's been intriguing us since prehistoric times. Seeming to defy the laws of physics, it spins in one direction, "rattles" to a stop, …

Physics

Harvard scientists took Exxon’s challenge; found it using the tobacco playbook | Dana Nuccitelli

A new study finds a stark contrast between Exxon’s research and what the company told the public<p><i>Read all of these documents and make up your own mind.</i><p>That was the challenge ExxonMobil issued when investigative journalism by Inside Climate News revealed that while it was at the forefront of climate …

nuccitelli

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

All the trailers from Gamescom 2017 - including every Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC reveal

E3, the biggest video games event in the world, doesn't seem that long ago.<p>Despite most of the big reveals being reserved for that event, Gamescom is …

Gaming

These $25 headphones with 3D surround sound are perfect for playing games and watching movies

Even though the future is wireless, it's still handy to keep a pair of wired headphones on you at all times. And for that, I think I've found a new favorite: the Moov 14 in-ear headphones from Vava, which only cost $25.<p>I use in-ear headphones for two things, mainly: to hear music and notifications …

A man who retired at 50 now chases solar eclipses all over the world — here's how he affords it

I've nerded out on this stuff since I was a little kid. I was 11 in 1970 when there was an eclipse coming up the eastern seaboard. I skipped out of a swim meet in my Speedos in March to watch it. I got in a lot of trouble.<p>This summer will be my 17th total solar eclipse. It's easier to say where I …

Solar Eclipse

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

Where to Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse Online

For the first time in a long time, those of us in the U.S. will have the opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse today, August 21.<p>Folks …

How Naughty Dog gets realistic performances out of animated characters

Naughty Dog's Ryan M. James opened his talk at GDC this year by suggesting there's a perceived stigma about compelling, relatable stories in games: …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement