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How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

Microsoft puts the final nail in Nokia’s coffin

Nokia's dead and Microsoft is burying it<p>Well, it's really over now. Stephen Elop and Jo Harlow were the last surviving members of Nokia's leadership team to retain prominent positions following the Microsoft takeover, but today they've both been dismissed from their roles. The former Nokia CEO and …

Password Service LastPass Warns Users to Change Their, Yep, Passwords

LastPass, which makes a program that stores multiple passwords in encrypted form, warned Monday that it had detected "suspicious activity" on its own computer system.<p>A popular web service that promises to help people keep their passwords secure has reported hackers may have obtained some user …

Online Life

What is Snapchat? CEO Evan Spiegel explains it all for parents

‘Pictures are being used for talking,’ says social app’s boss, as he tries to help people understand why children are taking ‘a zillion photos’<p>What is Snapchat? A question asked by a growing number of parents over the past couple of years, as they noticed their children flocking to the social app. …

Social Media

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Apps

What To Expect From Apple’s WWDC 2015

The Worldwide Developers Conference keynote for this year is just three days away, and we’re already obsessing over what we’ll see there.<p>This year’s kick-off event at WWDC will likely have a developer focus, given the nature of the event, but there will plenty for everyone to pay attention to, …

Vegan Brownie Cupcakes Recipe

TOP RATED<p>Prep Time<p>Cook Time<p>Makes<p>15 Mins<p>23 Mins + Cooling Mins<p>12 Cupcakes<p>Author<p>Category<p>Method<p>Madhuram<p>Cupcakes<p>Baking<p>4.5 from 4 reviews<p>A very simple …

Snow Roll beats Flappy Bird for maddening, horrible, phone-throwing hate gaming

What’s worth coming back for? Your score goes up one point for each second you stay alive, and there are coins to be earned along the way. The coins are mostly useless, but you can use them to bet on a shell minigame where the reward is...another snowball design. These new designs have no effect on …

How to Launch Your Digital Platform

For online platform businesses, customer mobilization challenges loom large. The most successful platforms connect two or more types of users—buyers and sellers on a shopping portal, travelers and hotel operators on a booking service—and a strong launch usually requires convincing early users to …

Top 10 Movies for Engineers

I’ve always loved film. The power of the moving picture to inspire and entertain knows no bounds. It is no surprise then that many engineering …

Star Trek

This is what the new Thor thinks of fans who hate feminism

Last fall, the role of Thor, God of Thunder, was taken up by a woman. Fans were... divided on the subject, to say the least. Even though the new Thor eventually faced down an invasion of Frost Giants and was given the role by the Odinson himself (translation: she's awesome), certain ugly corners of …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

Stand Out in Your Interview

You’ve just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it’s no wonder that job seekers are confused …

Managing Privacy in the Internet of Things

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>One of the promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that everything should talk to everything else. These talkative “things” include sensors, consumer appliances, home automation systems, and even connected vehicles. The frameworks through which such interconnectivity is …

Stargazing in Chile: dark skies in the Atacama desert

Nowhere on Earth is better for stargazing than Chile’s Atacama desert, where super-observatories have opened up to a wave of astro-tourists seeking unpolluted skies<p>Midnight in the desert. With a group of eight, I am huddled around a telescope 150 times stronger than the naked eye, staring at the …

Free Community College Would Help Fix the Skills Gap

On Friday, President Obama proposed a program that would make community college tuition free to most students. Such a program might go a long way to providing employers with a better-skilled workforce; it would also restore growing economic opportunity for many workers.<p>Modeled after a program that …

The uncommon man: R.K. Laxman (1924-2015)

“Since childhood I do not remember wanting to do anything else except draw,” R.K. Laxman says in his autobiography, > . And he has done very little …

London's Cereal Cafe Could Expand Overseas

The UK's first cereal cafe, which started offering bowlfuls of nostalgia in December, already has expansion plans. Owners Gary and Alan Keery tells Marketing Week that a second branch is set to open in Camden in the next few months — and now, the business is also garnering franchise interest from …

Cookbooks

Snowden on cyberwar: 'We have more to lose than any other nation on Earth'

As the digital attacks between states become more common and more destructive, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is sounding the alarm. Speaking with PBS's Nova Next from a hotel room in Moscow, the former NSA contractor detailed the often-ignored risks of taking sabotage and espionage into the …

Charlie Hebdo will publish one million copies next week with help from Google-backed fund

In the wake of yesterday's tragic attack, the French satirical magazine <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> is planning its biggest print run ever. <i>Hebdo</i>'s usual circulation is around 30,000, but the surviving staff are planning to print 1 million copies of next week's run, in a gesture that's equal parts defiance and …

Charlie Hebdo

CISPA, the infamous cybersecurity bill, is headed back to Congress

An infamous cybersecurity bill may be headed back to Congress in the new year. Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) has told <i>The Hill</i> that he will be reintroducing CISPA to the House on Friday, as a response to the growing cybersecurity challenges facing the nation. The bill has been put before …

You can finally build a smart home without being an engineer

To a lesser extent, Google-owned Nest is building out an ecosystem of products that connect to its smart thermostat and smoke detector. Once you own a Nest product, you can start buying lights and door locks and so on that interact with them.<p>The two systems work differently, but their approach to …

Smart Homes

Congress will hold a public hearing on North Korea's hacking powers next week

In the wake of the Sony Pictures hack, Washington is showing a new focus on the threat posed by North Korea. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for a public briefing on Tuesday that will examine the country's hacking capabilities, with testimony from the Departments of State, Treasury, …

North Korea

2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second, …

CAT 2014 results declared, 16 score 100 percentile

The number of Indian Institutes of Management aspirants scoring a 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test this year was the double of the …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

Earth is steadily leaking plasma out into the universe

Earth looks like such a solid and stable blue marble from outer space. But looks can be deceiving. Our planet is actually quietly leaking the equivalent of about 90 metric tons of plasma into outer space every day, according to new data collected by the European Space Agency's Cluster mission. …

Glow in the dark Harry Potter books go viral

Hungarian student Kincső Nagy's university coursework has become a hit after her pop-up, glow in the dark illustrations went viral<p>A student from Hungary is in "the middle of a storm" after <b>Harry Potter</b> book designs she made for her university coursework went viral.<p>Kincső Nagy, 26, an MA graphic …