Ryan Morrison

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Is your charity making the most of youth obsession with technology?

As research shows that the internet is taking up too much of young people's time, a new focus to attract them to volunteering is needed.<p>Every afternoon my favourite coffee shop is awash with young people staring intently at their smart phones or laptops and I suppose it's a salutary reminder of the …

How Can I Make Quality Videos and Short Films on a Budget?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want to get started making some YouTube videos, and maybe even a short film, but I'm not sure what I need to get. I also don't want …

How Can I Get Started Investing in the Stock Market?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've built a decent amount of savings over the years and I'm ready to start investing some of it. I've heard I should put some in the …

If This Then That…Connecting Tech Tools Saving Time

Time is the biggest hurdle most teachers face, so I understand why many teachers are daunted by the prospect of integrating a range of web tools and …

Ultrasonic whiskers to help blind spot low hanging obstacles

A headband fitted with “ultrasonic whiskers” to prevent blind people from banging their head on low beams and branches has been developed by robot engineers.<p>The device, which has been built by researchers at the University of Sheffield, aims to mimic the way rats and other mammals use their …

OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)

Dapper Vision's OpenGlass project sees Google Glass' camera as useful for more than just hands-free pictures -- it's a tool for interpreting the world around us. To show that potential, the two-person group has tested two of its Glass apps with visually impaired wearers. The first, Question-Answer, …

For blind campers, a first chance to swim and canoe

<b>By Caurie Putnam, Reuters</b><br>BROCKPORT, N.Y. -On her first attempt ever at the long jump, the applause came before 16-year-old Dah Ku even broke a stride.<p>"Follow the clapping sounds, Dah Ku," cried Marielhi Rosado, Ku's counselor at Camp Abilities, a developmental sports camp for the blind, visually …

To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

As many as 300 million people around the world need hearing aids. The vast majority of the 7 million people who get them annually are in the U.S. and Europe.<p>One big reason is cost. On average, a set of hearing aids rings up a tab of about $4,000. Most insurance policies don't cover them.<p>A company …

How to Be a Good Leader

Good leaders must be good role models, knowledgeable in their fields, and worthy of respect. There are many ways to lead, whether it's by taking on a …

Foundersuite debuts tool collection to help you start your company

Recently soft-launched Foundersuite offers entrepreneurs a set of tools and templates to lessen the burden of starting a company.<p>The site is debuting with four modules and four template bundles. “It’s designed to help founders know what to do next, providing guidelines and structure to the messy …

When Creating a Plan That Requires Others, Minimize Their Burden

When we want to get things done, and our ideas sit at the core of those tasks, we think and do <i>a lot</i> to make our dreams a reality. When we loop other …

Productivity

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

World-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne …

How to Be Cool

Have you always wanted to be the cool guy, who always seems to do the right thing, and flows with ease and grace? Or are you learning to be the cool …

Self-help

Treehouse launches job board for its 35K coding students

Learn-to-code company Treehouse is today launching a job board that aims to bring new opportunities and income to its student body of 35,000 coders of all kinds.<p>The jobs come from companies around the globe and include development and design positions, including mobile developers and junior-level …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Programming

Making Makerspaces: Creating a Business Model

<i>This is the second</i> <i>in a series of posts called Making Makerspaces, a distillation of the information gathered for a series of How to Make a Makerspace workshops produced by Artisan’s Asylum and MAKE. These posts will appear on a more-or-less weekly basis, and will focus on mission-critical topics</i> …

Projects With Ryan Slaugh: Hack-Bot

By Ryan Slaugh<p>In this video I will show you the steps to building your own robot and talk a little about the programming it to move. I wanted to create a robotics platform that allowed me to modify things anytime I needed to. I also wanted to build it with parts that I had around my shop …

How to Deal With Anxiety

Anxiety can be experienced occasionally or as a persistent condition that can interfere with your life. It’s natural to feel stressed before a big …

How to Save Money When You Build Your Own PC

Computers are expensive, and every dollar counts if you're building one on a budget. If you pick the right parts, shop at the right stores, and use a …

Personal Finance

If Employment Game Has Changed, Who's Teaching The Rules?

It still pays to earn a college degree. That is, if you get the right one. Georgetown University published a report Wednesday that looked into this dilemma.<p>"The labor market demands more specialization. So, the game has changed," says Anthony Carnevale, the report's co-author and director of …

How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 7

It's not hard to stay safe when you're using public Wi-Fi hotspots: just use a virtual private network.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Information Systems

The Steam Engines of Oz original graphic novel

<b>(NOTE: Stretch Goal 1 Has been UNLOCKED! Any who pledge $75 or more will get a FREE Join the Tin Man's Army T-Shirt in brown, green, or black. Scroll</b> …

How to Buy a Car

Finding and buying a perfect car is not an easy task. There are many decisions to make and factors to take into account, not to mention the rainbow …

Any.DO Integrates Kiip’s Reward System To Make Completing To-Do Lists A Daily, And Fun, Habit

If your’e a to-do list junkie, then you’ve probably already heard about Any.DO. The leader in the space just nabbed $3.5 million in funding to dive deeper into the personal productivity space. One of the things that Any.DO has done to keep its approach fresh is integrate Kiip’s reward platform, …

Sign Up Now for Maker Training Camps

Have you ever wanted to:<p>Learn about Arduino?<br>• Build a weather-monitoring site?<br>• Build a marshmallow blaster to wow your neighbors?<p>But been frustrated by how hard it is to learn something new?<p>There are few options for makers seeking to learn a new skill. Many Makerspaces offer courses, but these are …

Scanadu Scout Turns Smartphones into Emergency Rooms

Scanadu's real-life 'Star Trek' tricorder is called Scout, and it requires about 10 seconds of direct contact to your left temple before spitting out …

How to Sound Just the Right Kind of Concerned About Google Glass

Kicking and screaming will the late adopters be dragged into the future. But if you want to stoke their deepest fears just the right amount, let xkcd …

Good Read: How to Teach Students Better Online Research Skills

Improving web research tactics is a priority Sara Shaw, an elementary school teacher in Avon, Mass., realized she needed to teach online research …