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The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Ever since high school, I've struggled with procrastination. And for more than twenty years, I assumed that my problem was that I was lazy, unmotivated, or unworthy.<p>That sounded good, but it just wasn't true.<p>Procrastination isn't a character flaw. It's the byproduct of an inner conflict: a part of …

Kali Linux 2.0 - The Best Penetration Testing Distribution

<b>So, what’s new in Kali 2.0?</b> There’s a new 4.0 kernel, now based on Debian Jessie, improved hardware and wireless driver coverage, support for a …

Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose.<p>The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.<p>The …

Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture - Vox

I was halfway through a job interview when I realized I was wrinkling my nose. I couldn't help myself. A full-time freelance position with a long commute, no benefits, and a quarter of my old pay was the best they could do? I couldn't hide how I felt about that, and the 25-year-old conducting the …

The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making

From the amount of paper on your desk to the amount of time you check your email, this is what’s standing in the way of getting things done.<p>We keep to-do lists and try to stay on top of our schedules, yet no matter how hard we try, tasks continue to evade us. The to-do list gets longer and it feels …

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Global warming’s scorching toll: Why India’s deadly heat wave can’t be ignored

It’s not just an unusually hot summer, it is climate change” said a top Indian official<p>With more than 2,300 dead, India's living through the fifth-deadliest heat wave in recorded history, and it's earth science minister is placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of climate change.<p>"Let us not …

Sen. Rand Paul: Don't Trust a Lying Government

This week President Barack Obama suffered a serious rebuke. Congress sent the president a bill that he signed that tells him his illegal bulk …

Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

Wearable Tech

More than 10,000 websites are blocking Congress from accessing them in protest

Participants have embedded a small snippet of code into their websites that recognizes when a computer is attempting to access the websites from an IP address associated with Congress. Those who are flagged by the code are redirected to a protest page plastered with the words "Congress: this is a …

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar …

The NSA is preparing to turn off mass surveillance programs

After a late Senate vote after midnight on Friday, the NSA is starting to take moves to shut down its bulk surveillance programs. With the legal foundation of those programs, the Patriot Act, set to expire at the end of the month, lawmakers have been working to agree on which parts of the mass …

Apple and Google met with spy chiefs at an 18th-century mansion in England to secretly discuss government surveillance

The secretive meeting took place over the course of three days at a conference hosted by The Ditchley Foundation at its countryside mansion in England, where everything discussed was under a strict confidentiality agreement called the Chatham House Rule.<p>Under the Chatham House Rule, "participants …

Forget Apple cars, Samsung just patented a robot battle suit

Samsung works in a lot of areas besides smartphones and, according to a recently published patent, one of those could soon be… <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i>-style …

'Logjam' browser vulnerability fix will block thousands of websites

Researchers have discovered a new browser and website encryption vulnerability called Logjam, and there's good news and bad news. On the plus side, the vulnerability has largely been patched thanks to consultation with tech companies like Google, and updates are available now or coming soon for …

Information Security

3 Tips To Becoming More Productive Instantly

Have you ever felt guilty for delaying on a project? Maybe it’s putting together a slide deck for that presentation you need to make. Maybe it’s …

Talent Assessment,Training,Online Assessment Test

TalentLens solutions address the significant employability relevance gap by identifying fundamental abilities and skills that an individual requires …

Google, Apple among tech giants urging US to support encryption

The companies, along with security experts, say President Obama should protect user data, putting them in direct competition with the country's top law enforcement officials that may want access to that data.<p>Some of the technology industry's largest companies have applied pressure on President …

USA Freedom Act: Senate set to vote on first surveillance restrictions in decades

The Senate majority leader agreed on Tuesday to hold a vote that could deliver the first rollback of US government surveillance on its own citizens in at least a generation, avoiding what appeared to be a looming war in the conservative congressional leadership over landmark – if still limited – …

Surveillance

Facebook, Google Urge Obama to Reject Encryption 'Back Doors'

In an open letter sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, leading tech firms, privacy advocacy groups, and security and policy experts urged against any laws that would require companies to build "back doors" into their software to provide government agencies access to encrypted data. "We urge …

S'Mores Oreos Are Finally Here!

Brace yourselves: S'moreos are finally happening. After rumblings and speculation across the Internet, the marriage of two of America's most quintessential desserts is hitting shelves across the country on May 22.<p>The limited-edition treat consists of the first-ever graham cracker cookie and …

New Scientific Study Shows That Playing Action Video Games Is Good For You

In a recent scientific study it was shown that expert action video game players had a marked improvement in their cognitive functions, motor control and overall perception.<p>The study involved 27 expert and 30 amateur gamers who had their insular cortex scanned by MRI. They found that the experts had …

37 ways to un-rig the U.S. economy so it no longer favors the rich

Joseph Stiglitz, Elizabeth Warren and the Roosevelt Institute weigh in on the defining issue of the 2016 elections<p>A new report written by scores of progressives economists has laid out an detailed agenda to dismantle, reverse and fix how the laws and policies governing the American economy are …

7 most common data visualization mistakes

In my last article, I mentioned some of the best tools for data visualization. While all of them were powerful tools, they are only as useful as the hands they are in. Selection of the right tool is just the first step, the bigger job is to create an easy-to-understand visualization that makes data …

Obamacare Cadillac Tax Is A Lemon, And Businesses Are Slashing Coverage To Avoid It

A survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans reveals that 62% of companies facing a 40% Cadillac tax hit in 2018 are already changing their coverage to avoid it. Conversely, only 2.5 percent of companies say they will pay it. How do you avoid it? Change to higher deductible …

The Bible’s filled with torture: 9 ways the Good Book condones the worst behavior

Of course Christian wingnuts are willing to excuse drones and CIA. They’re simply taking their cues from the Bible<p>The first half of December 2014 was painful to many moderate American Christians who see their God as a God of love. A Senate inquiry revealed that the CIA tortured men, some innocent, …

Lavaboom Is Another Zero Access Encrypted Email Service Hosted In Germany

The post-Snowden boom in strongly encrypted services continues. To wit: Lavaboom, a made-in-Germany encrypted email service, which is currently in beta and seeking a $100,000 crowdfunding raise via Indiegogo to get a fully featured product to market.<p>Co-founder, Felix Müller-Irion, says the idea for …