Rodney Helsens

92 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | @RodneyHelsens | Keep up with Rodney Helsens on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rodney Helsens”

5 YouTube secrets you should try

Want to know how popular YouTube is? Think how many conversations you've had lately that included the phrase, "I saw this great video on YouTube ..." News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search.<p>But if you just go …

Red Hat CEO: Today's IT department is in a fight for its life

The word smooshes up the IT terms "development" (meaning writing software) and "operations" (meaning maintaining software and all the tech needed to run it).<p>"Devops is all about how do things faster," Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst tells Business Insider. It's the IT department's version of Facebook's …

Red Hat

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Project Management

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Mind-Bending Placemat Mimics Einstein’s Space-Time Fabric Theory

Japanese design studio A.P.Works playfully mimics the imagery of Albert Einstein's space-time fabric theory with this mind-bending placemat. By warping the grid pattern, the <i>trick mat</i> creates the illusion that the plate and silverware are weighing down the placemat's seemingly elastic surface, in …

Watch David Gilmour Perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at London’s Earls Court

<i>The Endless River</i> might mark “the end” of Pink Floyd, but that doesn’t mean David Gilmour will cease performing the band’s music. The guitarist made …

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

For a long time, if you wanted to get into PC gaming and experience the highest quality models, textures, and shaders that developers could come up with, you had to buy an overpriced gaming rig from someone like Alienware, a more affordable PC from a shady OEM, or build a machine yourself. It was …

White House focuses on computer science in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today's teenagers. But finding out how to make computers work has taken a …

Saying Epic is a ‘closed’ health records system is an oversimplification

As health care reform has focused on the digitization of health information, one Wisconsin company, Epic Systems, has quietly, and reluctantly, moved into the public eye.<p>The company’s computer systems — in use at thousands of clinics and hospitals across the country — store the electronic health …

9 Ways To Avoid Cracked, Dry Skin This Winter

Let's just put it out there: winter and skin are <b>not</b> the best of friends.<p>At this point in the season, your door can't hang one more heavy coat and your online shopping cart is full of one too many scarves, but let's not forget about the most essential part of winter: the ongoing battle with dry skin.<p>…

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …

Watch Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Funk Up ‘SNL’

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars visited <i>Saturday Night Live</i> last night to debut their new track “Uptown Funk,” and the duo – backed by a powerful horn …

Peter Gabriel Debuts New Song ‘What Lies Ahead’ in Concert

It has been a dozen years since Peter Gabriel released <i>Up</i>, his last collection of original music. While the former Genesis frontman did record his …

Pickup Trucks Digitally Manipulated to Look Like Pretzels

In artist Chris Labrooy's series <i>Tales of Auto Elasticity</i>, he depicts vehicles doing the impossible. Vibrantly-colored pickup trucks are stretched and twisted in unbelievable scenes. They are from Labrooy's imagination, and he digitally manipulates the autos into the faux, shiny sculptures that we …

Elasticity

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

Editing code isn’t that hard. A terminal, a little Vim, a little PHP, some beer, and maybe a few Google searches and you’re off and running. But what if you want to work on a project without compromising your personal server or don’t really have an environment for coding? SourceLair is one …

Pink Floyd

Because <i>The Endless River</i> is so steeped in Pink Floyd lore, it’s worth going back at least momentarily to the very beginning. Nearly half a century ago, the band started life as a middling blues-rock outfit in London, patterned largely after the Stones albeit with a much smaller repertoire. To fill …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

Diets

Full Show Friday | Talking Heads Capitol Theatre 1980

The Music Vault on YouTube is the gift that keeps on giving as the Music Vault channels on the service continue to be populated with mind-blowing …

Music

How Quitting Email Made My Team Communicate Better

<i>Max Nalsky is the founder and CEO of Pyrus, the workplace collaboration and productivity platform.</i><p>We operate in a world of inboxes. Everyone has his or her collection of points where other people can touch them — email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype – the list goes on. It’s easily overwhelming, and we …

Microsoft open-sources .NET framework and offers Visual Studio Community 2013 for free

Microsoft has been swiftly moving towards being a more open company. For example, when CEO Satya Nadella told the audience at the Windows 10 preview event that Microsoft loves Linux, it wasn’t a surprise, but rather a bold statement for a company that at one point saw Linux as a threat to its …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Watch Prince’s Incredible Eight-Minute ‘SNL’ Medley

The last time Prince had eight uninterrupted minutes on national television, he was performing at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in 2007. While …

Commute by Bike - BikeShopHub.com

Nexus 9 review: The return of Google’s iPad killer

Google’s Nexus 9 tablet is a lot of things: The first 64-bit Android device, a successor to the Samsung-made Nexus 10, the first HTC tablet in years, …

Braces Time-Lapse: Watch 18 Months of Teeth Straightening in 30 Seconds

Time-lapses have the ability to turn some pretty mundane things into really interesting videos. Case in point, ‘watching teeth straighten’ sounds …

Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts

Gmail wants to manage all your email accounts<p>Google has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly. <i>Android Police</i> has obtained early access to Gmail 5.0 for Android, and there’s a …

Stamplay Is IFTTT For Back-End Development

If you are a front-end developer, setting up signup forms and integrations with popular APIs can be very painful. Stamplay wants to make back-end development as easy as playing with Lego bricks. The best analogy would be to think of it as an IFTTT for developers.<p>Coding using Stamplay is all about …