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Netatmo Rolls Out HomeKit-Compatible Smart Radiator Valves in the U.K.

Netatmo yesterday announced the availability of its new Apple HomeKit-compatible smart radiator valves in the U.K. The smart home company claims Netatmo Smart Valves allow users to control their heating on a room-by-room basis and use on average 37 percent less energy to heat their home without …

Home Automation

Responding To, 'So, Tell Me About Yourself'

I have two kids in college and two recent graduates. If their early work life is like mine, every few years they’ll be changing jobs or even careers. When you’re in your 20s, it’s <i>always</i> ”interview season.” Even later in life we’re occasionally asked to explain our career arc to others when speaking …

Employment

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Learning

10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

Leadership

Shake Shack CEO shares the 6 books he thinks everyone should read

As Seth Godin says, "The average knowledge worker reads fewer than one business book a year. On the other hand, the above-average knowledge worker probably reads ten. Show me your bookshelf, or the courses you take, or the questions you ask, and I'll have a hint as to how much you care about …

Books

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way …

Employment

Reboot or shut down your Raspberry Pi using an Amazon Dash Button

1<p>Why the Amazon Dash Button is so hackable<p>Amazon's Dash Button is inexpensive -- and in order to keep costs down, the battery is nothing special. …

What Your Retirement Plan May Be Missing

“Okay, I am getting ready to retire. Am I missing anything?” This is probably the most common question I get when I talk to pre-retirees.<p>My conversations are always a mixture of excitement over the second chapter of their lives, oftentimes unencumbered by taking care of children or the need to earn …

Retirement

50 must-have tech accessories under $50

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It's great that there are so many options out there, but that can also make picking the <i>right</i> product more difficult.<p>This list is …

Tech Trends

I'm moving back to Italy after Brexit, can I claim back tax and NIC?

I have been living and working in the UK for nine years, but I have been thinking to go back to Italy for a while.The outcome of the EU referendum …

Whisky Shopping: my 10 favourite drams under £50

While the sales period is currently in full swing around here – <i>summer-style neon swimsuits and inelegant wedge sandals shamelessly colonising retail</i> …

Four Gadgets That Will Upgrade Any Entrepreneur's Life

If you're in need of a jump-start for this summer, here are the gadgets to pick up and change your life for the better.<p>With the amount of connected devices, tools, apps, and resources available for an entrepreneur, it can be intimidating finding what will help you succeed at work. What's important …

Gear & Gadgets

27 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers | Inc.com

While some job interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, most job interviews involve an exchange of common interview questions and answers. (Including some of the most often-asked behavioral interview questions.) Here are some of the most common interview questions, along …

Employment

All the Roku Secret Commands and Menus In One Graphic

Reader Gardner passed along this infographic he made that lists off all of the quick ways to get into the Roku’s many secret menus—menus that let you …

Roku

Get Rolling with Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 in 5 Minutes

<i>The following post was first published on the Microsoft Student Developer Blog, and looks at the</i> <i>Adafruit Microsoft IoT Pack for Raspberry Pi 2</i><i>.</i><b>---</b>If …

Raspberry Pi

Amazon is taking over the globe, and it's time for retailers to panic

So even though people might have spent a bit more, they were choosy in where they spent.<p>When customers spend less, companies earn less, affecting the bottom line. This relationship is on display at companies like Macy's, which warned that sales were off 4.7% in November and December.<p>The company …

eCommerce

DIY Mini Liquor Bottle Shot Glasses - Tipsy Bartender

Instead of Spending $79 on a NASA Design Book Kickstarter, Download it for Free

NASA just released a book of old designs on its website for free.<p>For a book literally full of typefaces and diagrams and gridded layouts, NASA's Graphics Standards Manual has sure gotten a lot of attention over the last couple weeks. Two guys want to revive and sell the long-lost manual for $79 a …

Graphic Design

Arduino Stepper Motors

Introduction: Arduino Stepper Motors<p>When we need <b>precision and repeatability</b>, a <b>stepper motor</b> is always the solution. With the way it is designed, a …

Arduino

How and Why to Add a Real Time Clock to Arduino

Keeping time on Arduino projects isn’t as easy as you might think: once the computer connection isn’t there, your unpowered Arduino simply stops …

Revel Adds Ethernet To Its iPad Point-Of-Sale Platform For More Secure Connections

Revel makes one of the leading iPad point-of-sales systems and was among the first to offer Apple Pay.<p>Despite its focus on mobile payments, however, the startup is also trying to attract companies that are wary of handling financial transactions solely through wi-fi. To get more enterprises on …

Wi-Fi

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

8 profile picture rules every professional should follow

Whether in person or online, making a professional first impression is important. You want to look like a credible and confident person that recruiters and colleagues would want to keep around.<p>Career coach Barbara Pachter outlines the rules for professional profile pictures in her latest book, "The …

Etiquette

Seven Ways Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Relationships for Success

In order to start, build, and grow a business, entrepreneurs need to leverage person and business relationships. Sometimes it is a matter of survival …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways For Your Startup To Dominate In Sales

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of the greatest entrepreneurs to come out of Australia, <b>Andrew Morello</b>. Andrew has a Tony Robbins, …

How Being Unprofessional Increases Employee Engagement

<i>David Hassell is Founder & CEO of 15Five.</i> <i>This post originally appeared on the 15Five Blog.</i><p>A recent <i>Forbes</i> article asked the question, “Does Crying Kill Your Career?” This sparks an important conversation about the necessity for an authentic human experience in the workplace. Crying is viewed by many …

Business plans, good ideas, and 8 other myths about startups – by Indiegogo's CEO

Slava Rubin explains what you really need to know"We have the ability to be an entrepreneur beaten out of us," explained the CEO of funding site …

Entrepreneurship