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The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tim Clark.</i><p><i>“So, boy. You wish to serve me?”</i> <i>Silhouetted against the blue-black sky, the horse-mounted samurai</i></i> …

Day 821: America Needs To Step Up Protection Of Its Own In Mongolia's Prison

Minnesotan Justin Kapla and Filipino Hilarion Cajucom Jr. – who has multiple American citizen family members in California – were sentenced to the harsh conditions of Mongolia’s prison system on January 30th of this year. In Mongolia’s own media, there has been a public outcry about the injustices …

Mongolia

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

Why Men Should Live Romantically | The Art of Manliness

When Neville Chamberlain brought Churchill into his cabinet in 1939 to serve as First Lord of the Admiralty (meaning he ran the British navy), …

How to Make Homemade Pasta | The Art of Manliness

To date, I’ve never had to sleep in the <i>doghouse</i>.<p>As a kid, I fondly remember the first time I thought I’d have such an opportunity. Dad and I were …

8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>John Corcoran</i><i>.</i><p><b>Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator.</b> The doors have just opened and the CEO of your …

How Willpower is Depleted | The Art of Manliness

In the first post of this three-part series, we offered a general outline of the nature of willpower, noting that it is a real mental energy which …

Men's Grooming Checklist | The Art of Manliness

To get to be a well-groomed gentleman, it’s not necessary to be overly fastidious and twee. You want to strike a balance between metrosexuality and …

Men's Fashion

Learn How to Shave Like Your Grandpa | The Art of Manliness

Proper shaving has become a lost art. Today’s average male has no clue about the fine art of the traditional wet shave that their grandfathers and …

Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus | The Art of Manliness

“Pay attention!”<p>“If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!”<p>We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a …

Why to Start a Family | The Art of Manliness

Of the many “contradictions” of Churchill’s life, one of the most interesting is that while he loved high-flying adventure, and relished danger, …

The Future Is Here: You Can 3-D Print A Daft Punk Helmet

The task your MakerBot was born for<p>It was 18 years ago this month that Daft Punk released their first studio album, <i>Homework</i>. The electronic-music duo’s robotic persona recently inspired Pedro Ruiz, creative technologist at Adafruit, to do a little homework of his own. It took Ruiz three days, and …

Daft Punk

This Speaker Upgrades Its Software So It Never Becomes Obsolete

Futureproof your sound system<p>Obsolescence is one of the most annoying problems in technology: You save up to buy the newest piece of hardware only to have it eclipsed by a newer, shinier version just a few months later. What if our electronics were built to evolve instead?<p>That’s the thinking behind …

The Best Drone For Aspiring Filmmakers

The DJI Inspire 1 combines convenience with high-end controls<p>The use of recreational drones has exploded in the past few years—and so has the use of drones in Hollywood (cue the chase scenes in Skyfall). But amateur filmmakers still face a hurdle: Many consumer-grade drones don’t come with a …

How Smart Is Your Artificial Intelligence?

Book smart ≠ Street smart<p>In 1950, Alan Turing, a pioneer of artificial intelligence (AI), proposed what’s now known as the Turing Test—an evaluation of a machine’s ability to behave like a human. Though there’s still plenty of room to improve, many AI systems are nearing Turing’s benchmark. And as …

Your Guide To The 3-D Printed Universe

Additive manufacturing can make almost anything, from fun experiments to paradigm-shifters. Here's how the innovations stack up.<p>What was a niche prototyping tool 25 years ago is fast becoming a globally competitive manufacturing method. Today’s 3-D printing industry is worth well over $2 billion, …

Kill Dead Zones With This Small Box

DIY phone and internet service for rural areas<p>Problem<p>If you live in or near a city, it’s hard to imagine not finding a cell signal. Telecommunication companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on cell towers and bulky base stations. The trouble is, they’ll only install them in places where the …

When Will Humanity Finally Pull The Plug On Power Cords?

Look, ma, no wires!<p>In the mobile age, we're largely unfettered by wires, thanks in no small part to Wi-Fi, cellular networking, and the rise of laptops, smartphones, and tablets. But one thin tether keeps us perennially bound: power. Though battery technologies have improved, we still need to …

This Lego Robot Thinks Like A Worm—And Soon You Can Build Your Own

Inching toward AI success<p>A Lego robot programmed to act like a roundworm may signal the next big leap for artificial intelligence.<p>The Open Worm Project is a group of programmers and scientists who have been developing an open-source virtual worm. Last year, the team was able to control a Lego robot …

Singularity

Is This the Face of a Typical Hacker?

This might not be the image of an average hacker, but one company came up with an estimate.<p>Hackers don’t typically look like Thor? Whodathunk?<p>In honor of the new hacker movie Blackhat (Fair warning: its Rotten Tomatoes score was 31%) and President Obama’s focus on cybersecurity issues at the State …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms

The glasses, which the US technology titan sprang on an unsuspecting press this week, elicited descriptions such as "magical" and "unbelievable," the first time in a while such praise was heaped on a Microsoft creation.<p>The augmented reality goggles are a step in a different direction from virtual …

Augmented Reality
Smartwatches

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.<p>Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science …

Augmented Reality

GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

Internet of Things

Here’s The Only EULA You’ll Ever Want To Read

By design, end-user license agreement, or EULAs, are impenetrable documents letting users of a given piece of software know their rights, and written by lawyers trying to cover their clients’ asses. EULAs are so ridiculous and all encompassing, the 18,000-word EULA you click through when you …

Central Saint Martins

Whatever happened to the future?

<b>Whatever happened to interplanetary travel, hover cars, and hypersonic jets?</b><p>Once it seemed as if there were no limits to how far or fast we could travel, such were the leaps in technological development in the 19th and 20th Centuries.<p>Inventors dreamed up all sorts wonderful vehicles, from …

Aviation

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Augmented Reality