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A DIY Air Filter For Your Shop That Anyone Can Build

Improve your workshop and indoor air quality with this easy-to-make air filter.<p>Improving workshop air quality is a concern for everyone—who wants to breathe in all that sawdust? So anything we can do to remove dust and particulates from the air is a step in the right direction. This DIY air filter …

The best book on learning electronics just got better

When <i>Make: Electronics</i> was published about five years ago, it was widely hailed as the greatest book about learning electronics ever written. With …

Makerspaces

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Cooking

Researchers think they've found the holy grail of secure passwords — using poetry

Fortunately for all of us, a pair of researchers say they have solved this problem — using poetry.<p>Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Ghazvininejad, both of the University of Southern California, have published a paper that presents creating a poem from randomly selected words as an easy way to create a …

Southern California

Get Every Tribes Game for Free

Hi-Rez Studios recently announced it would renew support for its free-to-play shooter, Tribes: Ascend. In perhaps even better news, it's now giving away each and every game in the series for free.<p>This offer covers not just the games that carry the Tribes name, but a portion of the series that …

It's Not Your Imagination, Single Women: There Literally Aren't Enough Men Out There

We talked to author Jon Birger about the shortage of educated men, where women should go if they really want to land a husband, and why boys aren't going to college in the first place.<p>We all have that friend: the beautiful, intelligent, driven woman who—like Katherine Heigl in every rom-com—can't …

Relationships

Former US national security officials back end-to-end encryption

Three former US national security officials have given their support to end-to-end encryption and criticised claims that the government should have backdoor access or "duplicate" decryption keys. Mike McConnell, a former director of the National Security Agency and director of national …

The invisible network that keeps the world running

Inside the humungous, algorithmically controlled matrix that supplies most of what you own<p>It's been just over 45 years since the Apollo Moon landings, and some would have it that we are failing to build big anymore; that we've since become too fascinated with the small, too impressed by our tablet …

Shipping

5 Reasons Why 'Asking' Is an Essential Skill for Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you feel about asking for what you want or need? If words like <i>shy</i>, <i>nervous</i>, <i>anxious</i> or even <i>apathetic</i> describe you in this context, you could be missing out on a good many opportunities.<p>Whether it’s favors, negotiations, or routine …

Framing

Here’s how to get Windows 10 for free even if you don’t have Windows 7 or 8 | Ars Technica

And you'll need to take action if you want to keep getting Windows betas.<p>Upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and 8 will be free, but buying boxed …

Software

This Is Your Brain on Not Enough Sleep (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re so tired and you haven’t slept a wink, your mind goes on the blink. That’s more than just a play on a quaint batch of Beatles lyrics. It’s the truth.<p>The sleep-starved mind <i>is</i> a mind on the blink, a groggy, impaired ball of mush.<p>…

Sleep

How to crack many Master Lock combinations in eight tries or less | Ars Technica

Gymnasium locker rooms may never be secure again, thanks to quick and easy hack.<p>There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows …

Information Security

Play this parkour game about net neutrality

Mirror's Edge meets the FCC<p><i>In 2015, the FCC passed the Open Internet Order, which barred internet service providers from blocking, slowing, or otherwise unfairly manipulating traffic on their networks. Not long after, a group of students released an indie parkour game named</i> 404sight, <i>translating the</i> …

Net Neutrality

Build a Home Theater PC From a Broken Laptop and a Tivo

Introduction: Build a Home Theater PC From a Broken Laptop and a Tivo<p>In this instructable, I'll show you how to make a home theater PC out of a …

Raspberry Pi

10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can’t help but observe what works and doesn’t work over the long haul. One thing I’ve noticed, it’s not intrinsic …

Success

Develop These 5 Skills to Become a Tremendous Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The demand for exceptional leadership skills is vital to unlocking transformational growth in business.<p>Recent research and reports confirm leadership development should be considered a top priority in 2015.<p>According to aDeloitte survey …

Leadership

To improve schools, let teachers take over

Walk through a typical public school, and you see students, sitting in rows of identical desks, listening to teachers talk.<p>Unless the teacher is particularly inspiring, half of the students are zoning out. This isn't just a problem for teachers, half of whom leave the profession within their first …

7 Questions to Consider When Setting Goals for Your Team (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you were a kid who hated group projects in school, this infographic is for you.<p>Setting objectives for a team is very different than coming up with your own personal goals. You can't just set a goal and promise yourself you'll get there …

Infographics

IT Careers With Next to Zero Competition

Let me introduce you to a dear friend of mine called Mark. We served in the police force together and then left for careers in IT. We worked together …

Project Management

Career Advice - Tips for Job Interviews, Resume & Career Development

Four ways to become a happier gamer, and person, in 2015

2014 was the year I got serious about happiness.<p>It was a strange thing to look at my life and realize how rarely I was happy. I'm making a good living as a writer, which has always been my dream. I have a wonderful family, and we all have our health. It felt like I had hit all the necessary …

NSA has VPNs in Vulcan death grip—no, really, that’s what they call it | Ars Technica

VPN traffic repositories used to find keys, crack encryption of target traffic.<p>The National Security Agency’s Office of Target Pursuit (OTP) …

Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data

You probably already know ‘Big Data’ is top of mind heading into 2015. How could you not? You are hearing about it constantly from vendors and journalists alike (guilty as charged). And you know what that hype says, right? Big data is going to provide all the answers, make your companies run more …

How to Prioritize When Everything Is a Priority

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Greg McKeown, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>I recently was the keynote speaker at an event where the CEO had recently announced he had 107 goals or priorities for the year! I was not surprised to learn …

Time Management

5 Hacks That Will Cut Your Workweek in Half

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two years ago, I moved from Ohio to Arizona when my business was acquired. I immediately became consumed by work, doing the same thing day after day. One morning about five months after I moved, I noticed a park a few blocks from my …

Productivity

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

5 White-Hot Consumer Psychology Hacks to Boost Your Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A/B split testing, conversion-rate optimization and growth hacking are all great tactics for boosting sales. But what if I told you there was an easier way?<p>There are a few quick hacks that, when applied to your business, can help you …

Psychology

8 Keys to Being Identified as a Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is an art, requiring a complex set of skills that need to be refined over the years. But before you’re ready to step up for the C-suite, you need to get your foot in the leadership door. I’ve observed the following eight traits …

Leadership

You'll Never Hear Successful People Say These 15 Phrases

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to become more successful as an entrepreneur or in your career, you can start by making a habit of talking and thinking more like the people you know or read about who are already successful.<p>Here are some phrases you’ll never …

Self-improvement

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb …