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7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You | Inc.com

Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. The first was when I suffered an …

Motivation

4 Secrets To Making Time For Leadership

<i>The following is a guest piece by New York Times bestselling author, Kevin Kruse.</i>Do you ever feel like you know what you should be doing as a leader, …

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 <i>is</i> better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of policies like …

Windows 10

Cut Costs Or Grow Profits: What Should A CIO Do?

What is more important to a CIO: costs or profits?Image Credit: Susy Morris <br>Here’s a quick question for you: what is more important for a CIO to do – …

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3-D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3-D printing the growing list.<p>A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3-D scanner without the need for extra hardware.<p>The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3-D …

New FCC rules could ban DD-WRT and wireless router modification - ExtremeTech

By on September 3, 2015 at 10:29 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For more than a decade, …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Is Social The Secret To The PS4's Success?

In our continuing examination of just what’s making the current console climate tick, I’ve recently been focusing not just on how Microsoft is reimagining its console to better compete with the PS4, but just what led to the PS4′s success in the first place. Simplicity is a huge part of that: people …

Lily Robotics, Maker Of Self-Flying Drones, Seeking To Raise $15.5 Million At $100 Million Valuation

In May, Lily Robotics received a flurry of attention when it announced the pre-sale campaign for its flagship drone, which came with a slick launch video that showed a device that could be thrown in the air and autonomously follow its user. A little more than three months later, it’s no surprise …

Drones

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone …

Privacy

Keep these cyberthug holidays marked on your calendar

It’s no happy day for enterprises when cyber thugs celebrate their favorite ‘holidays’—special days when they attack with even more cunning and …

DRM could be making a comeback in the enterprise

Digital rights management might be coming back to the enterprise, experts say, as long as usability issues don't get in the way.<p>You might remember …

A lesson from Amazon: Make sure your CEO’s not out of touch with frontline staff

CEOs of fast-growing companies face a special challenge today: They need to set the tone for a positive and productive culture that’s in line with what employees want. But as the company grows, lines of communication break down, and it’s easy to lose touch with the daily experience of employees. As …

RoboKiller app takes top prize in $25,000 anti-robocall contest

If you’re trying to relax after a hard day’s work, the last thing you want to have to deal with is an irritating robocall.<p>Usually unwanted and …

Wear OS

Everything you need to know about Ultra HD Blu-ray

In the year 2000, we began ditching our VHS tapes for DVDs. In 2006, Blu-ray brought high-definition video to flat-screen TVs everywhere. Now we’ve …

4K Ultra HD

Screw cloud-connected operating systems - I want final say over who my PC talks to - ExtremeTech

Screw cloud-connected operating systems — I want final say over who my PC talks to<p>By on August 19, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Too many independent contractors are essentially employees – without benefits

There is a growing number of workers who are being misclassified as independent contractors when they are nothing of the sort<p>Recently, the Washington Post reported that Ariel Wilson Cetrone, who was a pregnant worker at a government agency of two and a half years, requested maternity leave. Silly …

Unemployment

Researchers seek to ease the pain of two-factor authentication via background sound

Two-factor authentication can go a long way toward protecting your online accounts, but it sure can be a pain. It’s a known fact that some people will risk their accounts being hacked to avoid the time-consuming interaction with smartphones, texts and pass codes.<p>Help may be on the way with a tool …

Bitcoin's forked: chief scientist launches alternative proposal for the currency

Cryptocurrency bitcoin is facing civil war, with two high-profile developers announcing plans to split the code that underpins the network.<p>Known as a “fork”, the new version of bitcoin (dubbed Bitcoin XT) would support more transactions per hour, at the cost of increasing the amount of memory …

Bitcoin

The 'impossible' EmDrive could reach Pluto in 18 months

<i>This is a guest post by David Hambling, a freelance journalist and author based in South London, specialising in science, technology and strange</i> …

Critical Flaw in Smart Homes and Internet of Things

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>One of the greatest nightmares of Internet of Things (IoT) supporters came to pass at the recent Black Hat confab in Las …

Wearable tech will transform sport – but will it also ruin athletes' personal lives?

Much of wearable technology is used to help coaches, trainers and general managers maximize player performance – but athletes want to make sure the line between the personal and the professional doesn’t blur<p>Wearable technologies and big-data analytics are enabling coaches, trainers and general …

Big Data

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max Is Here

Microsoft has released the public version of their pared down version of Windows 10 meant for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max, called Windows …

Raspberry Pi

Custom Case Makes a 6 Piece Raspberry Pi Cluster

<i>Update 08/21/15: The project creator has uploaded the enclosure templates as downloadable Illustrator and EPS files on GitHub, and we now have a step-by-step project here on</i> Make:<p>There’s just something about the low price of a Raspberry Pi that compels people to buy them by the handful. The next …

Why you’ll NEVER nail that DevOps interview

Many companies these days are constantly complaining that they are struggling to recruit good talent. There are rumored talent acquisition wars and agreements between large companies like Google and Apple, and I’ve often heard these types of issues referenced in talks. Just recently I heard Battery …

Introducing Empire: A self-hosted PaaS built on Docker & Amazon ECS

Today, Remind is open sourcing our self-hosted PaaS called Empire. Empire provides a 12 factor-compatible, Docker-based container cluster built on …

DevOps

Hacks turn Square's reader into a card-stealing machine (updated)

As helpful as a Square Reader may be for purchases at trendy stores, you'll want to watch out -- in the right circumstances, they can also be used to steal your credit card info. Security researchers have discovered that you can physically disable the encryption the device uses to protect your …

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