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How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately

And the numbers keep climbing<p>For almost as long as I've been writing on the internet, I've been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I wrote, because each …

It's Scientifically Possible to Boil Water Until It Freezes Solid

Wha??<p>If you feel like having one of your fundamental beliefs thrown out the window, try this on for size - under the right conditions, you can boil …

Google Drive offers unlimited storage to students and alumni

You already know how important it is to back up your files, and cloud storage should be a part of your backup system. If you’re a student or alumni, …

How to get free mobile hotspot from your Android phone

Certain carriers prevent customers from using the mobile hotspot feature, but this guide may help get around that restriction.<p>While most carriers now …

How to Negotiate a Higher Job Offer In Just 1 Simple Sentence

Like the offer, but want more money or better benefits? This tactic is surprisingly effective.<p>Interviewing for jobs can be grueling. But if you …

Employment

Google Maps is about to get a lot more colorful

The design of Google Maps doesn't get updated very often, so when it does, it's kind of a big deal. The latest tweaks are all about adding a bit more …

APIs

7 Things to Consider During Salary Negotiations

When it comes time to discuss your salary, make sure your compensation reflects your value add.<p>So, you've done it. You've taken the next step in accelerating your career by applying for a new job. After a strict job application, several harrowing interviews, and an anxious waiting period, you have …

The secret to getting the salary you deserve

Here's how to get that pay rise.<p>Sam Barnes was a consultant at a digital marketing agency for two years before he started to feel that he wasn’t making quite enough money.<p>“I wasn’t being badly paid, but I felt a little bit undervalued,” said Barnes, 26, who lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the …

Employment

Git branching done right with Gitflow & improving code quality with code reviews

<i>Originally published on my blog</i><p>Last Thursday (06.04.2017) we had our 8th MeCoDe meetup, and this time it was all about Git branching with Gitflow and …

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

The time of day you apply for jobs could be the reason you're not getting interviews

If you've ever changed jobs before, you know that applying for a new one is a full-time gig in and of itself. But if you're firing off applications after work, you could be sabotaging your efforts.<p>According to an analysis of over 1,600 job applications from TalentWorks, applications received at …

Employment

10 crucial changes you need to make to your resumé when you're not entry-level anymore

1. Added LinkedIn profile<p><i>Anaele Pelisson/Business Insider</i><p>Lucy already had a LinkedIn profile, but she hadn't added this information to her resumé.<p>Joe …

Employment

If Your Resume Isn't 6-Second Worthy, Studies Reveal Recruiters Will Toss It

Nobody actually reads a resume anymore. Here's why.<p>You spent days working on your resume. Even worse, you spent hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars on having someone else write it for you. And yet, no matter how many jobs you apply to online,you can't get an interview.<p>It turns out, recruiters …

Employment

The KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, explained like you're five

Yesterday, we learned about KRACK (or Key Reinstallation Attack) – a security flaw in the WPA2 protocol, which could see an adversary break the encryption between a router and a device, allowing them to intercept and interfere with network traffic. Or, more succinctly, shit’s fucked.<p>But …

Information Security

Google Calendar gets a fresh new look

One of Google’s most-used (but least updated) apps just got a new coat of paint. Launched over a decade ago, Google Calendar, aka GCal, has coasted through existence with a series of mostly iterative updates. 2015 brought “reminders,” 2016 saw the launch of “goals” and AI-driven “smart …

Google Maps Stopped Showing Distance As Calories And Cupcakes Because People Haaaated It

UPDATE: Google Maps is removing a feature that told you how many "mini cupcakes" you'd burn if you walked.<p>The calorie count shows up on the map if the driving directions you've requested cover a short distance. If you already have walking selected, the calories are shown in the step-by-step …

Top 5 Youtube Channels To Learn Programming

October 14, 2017<p>With so many high-quality resources all over the internet, it has never been easier to learn how to program. One of the best sources …

Programming

Out of 100,000 interviews, these 7 candidate questions stood out

"Do you have any questions for us?"<p>You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion …

Machines are getting schooled on fairness

Machine-learning programs are introducing biases that may harm job seekers, loan applicants and more.

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

Employment

15 ways to negotiate a higher salary

Once an employer makes you a job offer, consider it hooked. But curb your urge to reflexively say yes to the first number it throws out. Now is your time to negotiate a higher salary.<p>“You’ll never have more power in your relationship with a company than the time in which you’re offered the job …

Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million for Buying Smuggled Ancient Artifacts

The crafts company has been asked to forfeit thousands of "historically significant manuscripts, antiquities, and other cultural materials" smuggled from Iraq.<p>Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts company run by an evangelical billionaire family, is in some trouble for smuggling looted ancient artifacts …

Archaeology

250+ Free Material Design Backgrounds You Should Download

Material design is an extremely popular web design trend nowadays and you must take advantage of it! Make sure your freebies collection has enough</b> …

Graphic Design

Our large team of engineers use this front end development guide

Front end development has never been so complex and exciting as it is today. New tools, libraries, frameworks, and plugins emerge every other day. …

Negotiate a higher salary with these 8 tips from a Harvard professor

Asking for a higher salary can be intimidating. A Harvard professor teaches you how to negotiate your way to a higher salary.<p>Asking for a raise can …

Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

Just ahead of the launch of Hulu’s forthcoming live TV service, the company today announced a new deal with NBCUniversal that will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned television stations to the new service, expected to arrive this month. The agreement greatly expands Hulu’s live TV lineup with the …

New software turns PDFs to putty in your hands

<i>This post is brought to you by PDFelement 6.</i><p>If you work at a computer a lot, PDFs are a part of daily life. It makes sense — PDFs are reliable and look great on a wide range of devices, making them ideal for a huge number of uses. But since the text, images and other information comes baked into …

Software

How to Skillfully Answer 'What Is Your Desired Salary?' in a Job Interview

Interviewers will do everything in their power to get you to reveal your desired salary, butno number should come out of your mouth.<p><i>"In an interview, how do you answer 'What is your desired salary?' without seeming too cheap or too expensive to get the job?" originally appeared on Quora--the place</i> …

Quora

Why Video Game Guns 'Feel' Good

An interview with the internet's leading video game gun critic.<p>Six out of the top 10 bestselling video games in February heavily featured guns and shooting. The same was true in January and all of 2016. Like it or hate it, video games and guns have gone hand-in-hand for decades and there's no …

Guns