Nick Riorden

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This No-Brand Startup Won $240 Million to Fight Amazon on Price and Quality

It’s tough to wow Masayoshi Son with a bargain, but during a meeting this spring, Brandless left the SoftBank Group chief executive officer a bit …

SoftBank Group

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a portable Touchscreen Tablet with SunFounder's RasPad

I was very fortunate to get a preview version of the "RasPad" from SunFounder. Check it out at https://raspad.sunfounder.com/ and at the time of …

Raspberry Pi

WATCH: Galactic Empire: a heavy metal Star Wars Story

Did you ever wake up one glorious morning thinking that <i>Star Wars</i> and heavy metal could actually make sweet music together? Well, they do, thanks to …

RPi Internet Weather Station

Recommended application to use for SSH connection:<p>Steps in Raspberry Pi Weather Station<p>When download is complete. Untar the file<p>cd pywapi-0.3.8<p>sudo …

Raspberry Pi

Block ads on your network with Raspberry Pi and pi-hole

Got an old Raspberry Pi lying around? Hate seeing ads while browsing the web? Pi-hole is an open source software project that blocks ads for all …

Raspberry Pi

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

This sub-$100 desktop PC fits in the palm of your hand

Imagine any and every display you come across can instantly become a full-blown desktop computer, whether it’s a PC monitor or an HDTV. Imagine not …

Square Enix Could Stop Final Fantasy Modding If There Are Too Many Adult Mods

Keep it PG.<p>Final Fantasy XV is going to have mod support on PC, but its director is wary that mods might get too...porny.<p>Speaking to PC Gamer at PAX …

Google to offer mobile web developer certification for $99

If you’re a mobile web developer looking to tout your coding prowess, Google is introducing a certification process that allows you to sit an exam which — if you pass — gives you an electronic badge to display on your resume, website, and other online profiles.<p>Additionally, potential employers will …

Mobile

This spacecraft is thinner than a human hair and can capture space debris

Earth’s orbit is becoming dangerously crowded with space junk.<p>Last year, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite collided with a tiny chunk of debris. Fortunately, the resulting damage to its solar panel turned out to be minor. But it got lucky. If the piece of space trash had been …

Space Exploration

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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph “50 Years Science for Galapagos”

IWC introduced a totally revamped Aquatimer collection at this year’s SIHH, including a trio of special edition watches that pay tribute to …

Cleared for Takeoff: The Breitling Emergency II Lands at U.S. Retailers This Summer

The international Cospas-Sarsat system, whose mission is to provide accurate and reliable distress alert and homing data, uses a network of …

Breitling

StarCraft is now free

No catch, go enjoy it along with its expansion<p><i>StarCraft</i> and its <i>Brood War</i> expansion are receiving a graphical overhaul this summer with <i>StarCraft: Remastered</i>, and Blizzard celebrated by releasing a new patch for the original game ... before releasing the original games to players for free.<p>“<i>StarCraft</i> …

Game of the Year 2016 Countdown: #20 - #16 - Game of the Year 2016

<i>After spending days locked in fierce debate, our global team of GameSpot editors and video producers has finally assembled a ranked list of the 25 best games of the year. Our list is informed by an array of tastes and preferences, reflecting our team's diverse gaming backgrounds and opinions. From</i> …

Heart Rates

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

• Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter.<br>• Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps.<br>• We need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions.<br>• This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits.<p><b>We don’t see everything.</b> Some of the information we …

The Brain

Ready to be confused? Neil Tyson explores the multiverse this Friday.

<i>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Paul Steinhardt.</i><p>The idea of a multiverse is pretty popular these days, possibly because it suggests that given an …

Physics

NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft

Want to know a whole lot about the Earth's surface? NASA and the Japanese government are now giving away all the data from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument... for free. Previously, you had to pay if you wanted anything more than basic …

Near-Infrared

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbon Forge Watch

Inspired by 21st century fighter jets, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbon Forge Watch is as useful on the ground as it is in the air. A high-tech ceramic …

10 Best Outdoor Watches For The Action Man

So you fancy yourself an action man? You may not be an international explorer, boldly traversing uncharted territory and ousting indigenous peoples …

Garmin D2 Bravo

Posted in Watches and Wear<p>Garmin’s D2 Bravo blends the sharp looks of a classic aviator watch with some impressive GPS-driven functionality. It …

Glycine Soars with 3 New Airman Watches - Worn & Wound

Glycine might hold the award for having the most famous watch you rarely hear about, but hopefully that will change. The Glycine Airman line has been …

Victorinox INOX - 5 Ways To Rock The Watch

<i>The following article has been sponsored by Victorinox</i><p>Take the fists of Chuck Norris, the survival skills of Bear Grylls, the adventurous spirit of …

Watches Tough Enough to Wear in the Field

For most tool watches, the requirements are pretty clear cut. A dive watch needs to survive meters of water pressure. A racer’s chronograph needs to …

Meet Brain, The AI Engine That Wants To Replace Search

Fifteen miles away from where Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked out of their first office developing the technology that would become Google, a team of eleven engineers no older than 20 are hard at work on developing what they hope will be its replacement.<p>Their adoptive home, for the moment, is the …

Idiocracy screenwriter: Film has become documentary

Don’t expect to buy Brawndo energy drinks any time soon, but one of the writers behind <i>Idiocracy</i> believes his film has come to reflect society more …

This is the week the robot-controlled future arrived in all its terrifying glory

There's no stopping this future.<p>This week, two of the largest technology companies in the world offered unnerving glimpses of the future as they see …

Eagles are being trained to take out illegal drones

Forget anti-drone drones, one of nature's most majestic hunters may soon play a valuable role in taking down dangerous UAVs. As part of a new trial, the Dutch National Police force has begun training eagles to intercept troublesome drones during an emergency, when another capture device might put …

Drones

Why We Need to Stop Casually Throwing Around Words Like 'Bipolar' or 'OCD'

It's easy to say you're "having a panic attack" when you're just a bit stressed, but we should watch to make sure that the meaning of words that refer to serious mental health conditions isn't diluted.<p>If you say <i>kangaroo</i> enough times, it stops being a furry animal with a pouch and becomes a sound. …