B. Thomas

20 Added | 2 Magazines | 500 Likes | 46 Following | 67 Followers | @toomuchlbcake | Technology, video games, sports. My world is just that simple. Welcome to it.

10 top devices for the modern, connected home

Amazon Dash Buttons<p>Amazon's Dash Buttons are very simple: when you're running low on a household item, just push the button, and a few days later a …

Here's the One Way to Finally Win the Fight Against Procrastination

You only need to commit to one thing to end procrastination forever.<p>There are so many tips and tricks out there to increase productivity and decrease procrastination.<p>Take short breaks, make lists...<p>Remove distractions, prioritize...<p>Drink less coffee, drink more coffee...<p>You've heard them all …

Procrastination

The Kanye West Effect: Why Obnoxiously Confident People End Up Successful

Kanye West was a star in his own mind long before he became a bonafide celebrity.<p>Back in 2003, comedian Dave Chappelle invited the then unknown …

Self-improvement

35 Quotes From Tony Robbins: How To Become Extraordinary And Successful

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”<p>“We can change our lives. …

Why Donald Glover Is The Spiderman We Need

On Monday night, after Marvel announced that it had recovered Spiderman from a beleaguered Sony Pictures, it started again. We had heard it before, back before Sony cast Andrew Garfield as Spiderman. The message was this: that Donald Glover, of Community had Childish Gambino fame, would be the …

Donald Glover

Alienware Alpha: Hands On With Dell's Console Killer

Last year, in the lead-up to the Consumer Electronics Show, there was a lot of buzz surrounding Valve and its Steam Box initiative. The various Steam Boxes that were initially unveiled were typically small form factor systems, designed to run Valve’s custom Steam OS Linux distro, which could …

LG announces a curved, 34-inch monitor that's tailor-made for gamers

You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty of desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for …

Some Nonprofits Rake In Millions, But Spend Little On Good Deeds

Beauty pageants? The NFL? Why are these organizations tax-exempt? A new report released today by Sen. Tom Coburn breaks down the 9,000-page tax code and calls for loopholes to be closed.<p>There are about 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States. While many provide vital services, …

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.<p>The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac …

How to build a computer from scratch: A beginner’s guide

Building a computer used to be a complicated process, where careful selection of delicate parts was a necessity. When that collection of components …

These Might Be the World’s Smartest Headphones Yet

With all of our tech quickly turning into smart devices, it’s hard to keep up. Like, is this a normal tape dispenser or is it a smart tape dispenser with laser-precision cuts? And are these normal chopsticks or are they smart chopsticks that can detect sanitation levels? It seems like anything and …

Consumer Tech

Why This Man Left His Fabulous $255,000 Job At Microsoft To Bootstrap A Startup

Adam Herscher's deeply personal story about leaving a prestigious and high-paying job at Microsoft to found a startup called HasMetrics went viral on …

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

GameStop should feel threatened: Tiny startup GameLock is changing the game trade-in business

Games are not like cars or smartphones. The quality of the experience doesn’t really diminish if a PlayStation 4 disc had a previous owner. That’s why retail giant GameStop has such a significant second-hand software business, and it’s why a startup based in Jerusalem is looking to get in on the …

​How To Beat 400 Games In 4.5 Years

In January of 2010, I decided to change my outlook on how I manage my gaming time, how I collect games, and how I contend with the nemesis that so …

Retrogaming

Building a PC: Everything You Need to Know About GPUs

W<i>ant</i> <i>to build your own gaming PC but don't know where to start? Over the next few weeks, we're bringing you the essential info on how to pick the best PC parts for your budget. This week, we're kicking things off with arguably the most important part of any gaming PC: the GPU.</i><p>So, you've decided to …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …