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Nikola Tesla’s Tips for Productivity and Creativity
This article at Lifehacker has pulled some interesting-yet-simple techniques out of Nikola Tesla’s autobiography.

Apple’s Folly
The story of Pippin, Apple’s failed game console.

5 Tips For Freelance Web Devs
Some concise tips for part-timers to think about.


Open Public Datasets
Here’s a collection of fascinating public datasets made available as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, focusing on everything from public transit to air quality to demographic data.


Seriously? Seriously.js is a project that shows that cool things JavaScript can do when paired with video, such as dynamically displaying different after effects over video.

Wi-FI signals used for gesture control throughout your entire home
Researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras. This technology could allow us to use gesture controls everywhere, not just in front of your Kinect.

TED Talk: A 19-Year-Old's Plan for Small Nuclear Fission Reactors
Taylor Wilson, who built a fusion reactor at 14, discusses his vision of fission, which he believes may solve the global energy crisis.

God as a Computer Programmer
Herein, the creator will answer some of life’s most perplexing questions.  Too bad he’s a dev.

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