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LinkedIn has lost its Vision

The PromiseA few years ago, I worked at LinkedIn. At that time, Reid Hoffman had a very clear vision for LinkedIn.LinkedIn was “Resume 2.0” for the …

How to Capture Colorful Sunsets

Sunsets are by far a favorite subject for beginners. After all, who doesn’t love the beautiful soft light and warm colors of a nice sunset? But the …

How to restore Hibernate mode in Windows 10

Windows has long offered two ways to "pause" your computer without actually shutting it down: Sleep mode and Hibernate mode.<p>Sleep is often referred to as "standby," a low-power state that enables your computer to "wake up" almost instantly when you open the lid or hit the power button.<p>Hibernate, on …

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3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

No bags on planes. Middle seats that feel exclusive. And the option to resell your seat. Travelers would be happier for it.<p>If a flight attendant told me that I couldn’t bring my roller bag onto the plane, I might throw a fit. But when the same idea comes from Teague–the preeminent air travel design …

These headphones come with a gimmick that makes a difference

When a piece of technology becomes commoditized, the inevitable response from its maker is to try and obscure that fact by resorting to gimmicks. Smartphones offer some of the best examples of unnecessary over-engineering (see LG’s curved G Flex handsets) and gratuitous use of exotic materials …

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

To get more views of your profile, you need to include more than just your job title and employer.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Want to show up higher in LinkedIn search results, get more visitors (a.k.a., hiring …

Why LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Is Teaching A New Class At Stanford

Silicon Valley isn’t the only place where you can successfully launch a startup. But it is arguably the best place for your scale-up.<p>This fall, Stanford students with dreams of making it in Silicon Valley may want to leave room in their schedules for a class taught by entrepreneur and investor Reid …

Five ways to stop embarrassing yourself on LinkedIn

How exciting! You've just received a great introduction to a big potential client. And as you and your team work hard to whip up a stellar pitch, what do you think the potential client is doing?<p>She's researching <i>you</i>, of course. And chances are, the first place she'll go to learn more about your …

LinkedIn puts Slack in its crosshairs with updated messaging platform

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Nan Palmero<p>LinkedIn is either suffering a mid-life crisis or experiencing a renaissance.<p>Advertisement<p>The …

How Converting My DSLR to Infrared Made Me Fall In Love with Trees

My name is Luka Gorjup, and I’m a 29-year-old photographer who was born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia — you know, that tiny beautiful country in …

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Windows 10 after one month: Hits and misses

Nothing about Windows 10 has followed the standard timeline for a new Microsoft operating system release. Even the FUD is flying faster than …

8 Reasons You Shouldn't Get a Pit Bull

When my husband and four year old went to the shelter to adopt a dog, never in a million years did I think it would be a pit bull. Honestly, it didn't even cross my mind. I mean ... <b>pit bulls</b>. <i>Shudder.</i><p>I was one of those people -- the ones who believed the media hype about pit bulls even though I had …

5 mistakes that make recruiters click away from your LinkedIn page

When it comes to the latter, we've given you plenty of tips regarding what should be there — from brilliant summaries to killer headlines that attract recruiters.<p>But today we're talking about the former — all the items you need to leave off. Or, in most cases, remove before you make one more more …

Tim Cook Invests in Water-Efficient Shower Head Startup Nebia

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among a group of high-profile investors in Nebia, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a water-efficient shower head, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. Nebia is a self-installed shower system that atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface …

How LinkedIn's CEO eliminates useless meetings | Inc.com

Surely meetings weren’t designed to be useless time sucks that everyone dreads until the minute they’re over.<p>You’ve likely been part of the drill at some point. Entire teams and departments shuffle into the boardroom; a few key people speak and make decisions, while the rest are lost in space …

Tech CEO says this incredibly simple exercise can help you rethink your career

"People, especially overachievers, have the terrible habit of underestimating their own abilities, and overestimate the abilities of everyone else," Valberg tells Business Insider. "Because of that, they become star-struck by the super successful people in their field who seem far beyond their own …

How have you used Netflix this long without knowing these 10 tips and tricks?

Netflix is a game-changer. You know it, I know it, and the pay TV industry certainly knows it. The cord cutting trend is accelerating and study after …

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This is America's new $13 billion warship

The US Navy is less than a year away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford.<p>The USS Ford, the lead ship of the new Ford-class aircraft-carrier series, is expected to join the US Navy by February 2016, according to CNN. Once deployed, the ship …

This Robot Can 3-D Print A Steel Bridge In Mid-Air

Autodesk and MX3D have teamed up on a robot that can actually “draw” city infrastructure, on location and without human intervention.<p>In 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman will wheel a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He’ll hit an “on” button. He’ll walk away. And when he comes back two …

Airbnb Rentals Causing Housing Crisis In San Francisco

No wonder renters can’t find an affordable place to live in San Francisco — almost a quarter of the available apartments have been turned into …

Apple Reveals iOS 8.3, Ignores Ongoing Problems

Apple shows no sign of slowing down the update steamroller that is iOS, with the next version of Cupertino’s mobile operating system being seeded to developers. New features are on show in iOS 8.3, but the long-standing issues around WiFi, BlueTooth, and battery consumption remain …

Skype Updates Apps for Android and iOS With Much-Needed Features

Microsoft has updated its VoIP and messaging app, Skype, for both the Android and iOS platforms. While the latest update for Skype for Android brings …

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Renovated Flat In Paris Makes The Most Of Convertible Furniture

This is the story of a 19th century apartment located in Paris that recently went through a major renovation. The project was conducted by Alia …

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