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How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.<p>Your router, that box sitting in a corner of your house giving you internet access, is in many ways more important than your laptop or mobile phone. It might not store any of your personal information directly, but sensitive data passes …

I interview 100,000 people a year, and there are 6 questions that make job candidates stick in my mind

You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter's put in the hot seat—that's not actually in your best interest.<p>Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.<p>My team and I interview around …

Deal of the day: Become a cybersecurity expert for $69

At AAPicks we love seeking out potentially <b>life-changing deals</b>. Today’s pick – <b>The Cybersecurity Certification Mega Bundle</b> – is a great example.<p>Cyber security is worth big bucks these days, so <b>the experts are paid handsomely</b>. But if you want to get in on this action you’re going to have to <b>get …

Cybersecurity

If you're using LinkedIn like a digital résumé, you're doing it all wrong

In fact, 87% of recruiters leverage LinkedIn to find high quality candidates.<p>This is great news for us because it means that, with the right set up, your LinkedIn profile can become a passive lead generator for new opportunities.<p>However, if your profile looks like everyone else's, your chances of …

Employment

7 Steps to Making $900,000 (or More) Before You're 30

Live someplace too dull to distract you from making money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people in their 20’s are still in debt from their student days. My trading challenge aims to help people turn small amounts of money into six and seven figures in a short …

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Watch: Johnny plays World of Warcraft for the first time, tries to make a friend

When it comes to video games, World of Warcraft is probably my biggest cultural blind spot. I'm aware of how significant Blizzard's MMO is and how …

18 artists and industry insiders pick their songs of the summer

For EW’s new Summer Must List—the one with Nick Jonas on the cover, on newsstands now—we asked industry insiders and top artists to peer into their …

Dance

Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.<p>The company quietly records many of the …

Build Your Own GSM Base Station For Fun And Profit

Over the last few years, news that police, military, and intelligence organizations use portable cellular phone surveillance devices – colloquially …

Raspberry Pi

Yes, this is a thing: Curbside shopping to eliminate stress

Last-minute shoppers want their fix of Shopkins, Legos, and ... milk.<p>And they're flocking to a new app called Curbside to get them the hassle-free way.<p>Curbside's premise is to help consumers avoid crowded stores and queues, as well as to get around expedited delivery fees that online retailers tend …

San Francisco

33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

As told by the people at home.

TV

North Korea claims to invent 'alcohol which doesn't give you hangover'

The drink, which is made from burnt rice, "is suave and causes no hangovers," according to state media<p>They already claim to have cured cancer, Aids and Ebola with a miracle drug produced from ginseng root.<p>Now North Korean scientists seem to have scaled new heights of greatness with their latest …

North Korea

The Best And Worst Times To Post On Social Networks

What Programming Language Should I Learn First

Lisp as the Maxwell’s equations of software

On my first day of physics graduate school, the professor in my class on electromagnetism began by stepping to the board, and wordlessly writing four …

Programming

15 TV shows to watch this summer

There are new offerings from streaming services and networks alike.<p>In order to help narrow it down, here is a guide for the must-watch shows of summer 2015.

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

Java

5 Reasons Why Success Has Almost Nothing to Do With Skill | Inc.com

Being skilled does not guarantee success.<p>Sure, highly successful people have various skills that some of us don't. But they also possess perseverance and passion. Success is not just about being a visionary or being technically proficient in a certain area. It's about digging deep and having the …

Self-improvement

Applications now open for the GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown

GrowthBeat, VentureBeat’s brand-new event on the data, apps, and science of successful marketing, is coming up on August 5-6 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.<p>Today we’re excited to announce that nominations are open for the GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown, a lively startup competition on day two of …

30 Crowdfunding Sites to Take Your Venture to the Next Level

Small business owners frequently do not have the capital to pursue new venues, and they can find it difficult to secure loans from banks. Startups …

Rock Your Business With These 21 Website Building Tools

You don’t need a big budget to create a rocking small business website or Web presence. There are many inexpensive or even free Web building tools …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 6: Finishing the Prototype

<i>Do you have an idea for an app, but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Join me each</i> …

iOS Programming

Peer-to-Peer Lending Club Fine-Tunes Small Business Loan Program

If you are looking for a loan for your small business, there are other places to consider besides the traditional option of your local bank. One of …

BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack

To state the obvious: Modern, smartphone-toting humans spend most of their time indoors.<p>Beacons are a low-cost piece of hardware — small enough to attach to a wall or countertop — that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to a smartphone or …

Internet of Things

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Approaching an Investor

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>“All these investors claim that there are not enough opportunities out there to invest in, yet when I send them my business plan, I don’t even get a response.”<p>Considering that venture capital investors get tens of thousands of business plans, investor …