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SmartMirror

It's a Magic Mirror, you all know what it is. This is a complete rewrite in React and Node.js of my original Magic Mirror written in Java. Everything …

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Want to Keep Boomers and Gen-Xers from Quitting? Offer Them the Same 6 Things You Give to Your Millennial Employees

What does each generation want from their bosses? Turns out, much of the same things.<p>In a massive study by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, researchers analyzed data from over 5 million employees across the world to make comparisons across different generations.<p>Surprisingly, they …

If Your Data Is Bad, Your Machine Learning Tools Are Useless

Poor data quality is enemy number one to the widespread, profitable use of machine learning. While the caustic observation, “garbage-in, garbage-out” has plagued analytics and decision-making for generations, it carries a special warning for machine learning. The quality demands of machine learning …

The Rise of Python: The Must Learn Programming language

Python is one the most popular coding languages today. Python is used to build desktop apps and web apps alike, and it has great tools for data …

DIY 4-Node Raspberry Pi Cluster Using Python

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for inspiration to create their next Raspberry Pi project, may be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi 4-node …

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What to Do When You Don’t Feel Valued at Work

It’s no fun to toil away at a job where your efforts go unnoticed. How can you highlight your achievements without bragging about your work? Who should you talk to about feeling underappreciated? And if the situation doesn’t change, how long should you stay?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>“There’s nothing …

Leadership

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Here are 8 Raspberry Pi projects you can learn today

At least once in our lives, we've all considered what it would be like to build our own robot, a smart and handy automaton that could make our …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …

Forget Data Scientists And Hire A Data Translator Instead?

You can invest in data technologies and collect all the data you can possibly imagine, but it’s worthless if it’s not analyzed or communicated to decision-makers so that action can be taken from the insights. Some organizations attempt to communicate data findings across departments of an …

Language

7 Distinctions That Will Make You Brilliant And Highly Promotable

Would you like to be that person who silences chaos and moves things forward with a simple question or statement? I know you’ve experienced what I’m talking about. You’ve been there. Sitting in a typical meeting, wondering where things are going, wondering how to move things forward, and finally, …

Management

Raspad is a portable Raspberry Pi tablet for bringing creative projects to life

We’re big geeks when it comes to Raspberry Pi, the small education-focused single-board computers which have beaten the odds to become the third …

Case Study: Should an Algorithm Tell You Who to Promote?

Aliyah Jones was having trouble paying attention to the farewell toasts. Although she was sad to see her longtime colleague, Anne Bank, go, she was more consumed with trying to figure out who should replace her.<p>As a VP of sales and marketing for Becker-Birnbaum International, a global consumer …

BBC's Raspberry Pi Zero rival heads to Canada in 100,000 bulk order

Canada looks to spark interest in computer science with the help of the BBC's micro:bit development board.<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>…

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

Leadership

How Georgia State University Used an Algorithm to Help Students Navigate the Road to College

As AI continues to develop, a major test of its potential will be whether it can replace human judgment in individualized, complex ways. At Georgia State University, we investigated a test case where AI assisted high school students in their transition to college, helping them to navigate the many …

A Tricky Little Customer Service Secret: Wowing Customers Can Turn Them Off (If You Do It Wrong)

“Wow” customer service can be a huge win for any business, but you need to know how to do it right.<p>After you task your employees with delivering “wow” (which I define as “service that goes beyond fulfilling basic customer expectations, and does so in a creative, unexpected way”), you can get ready …

Customer Experience

Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …

Leadership

Best Raspberry Pi kits: 10 options for beginners and experienced makers

The Raspberry Pi is an incredibly flexible little computer. You can use it for a wide range of projects ranging from the pragmatic to the innovative to the nostalgic—the same hardware can power a retro gaming setup as readily as an ad-blocking server. But if you’ve never handled a circuit board in …

Raspberry Pi

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

Build a cheap computer for your kids with Kano OS and a Raspberry Pi

Instead of repurposing an older computer, help your kids build one of their own without spending too much.<p>Kano is a platform that's designed to teach kids how to build a computer, what every part of a circuit board does, and finally how to code apps or games. The platform is available in …

Raspberry Pi

The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask | Inc.com

I've interviewed a lot of people in my career for all kinds of positions and from many backgrounds. Most people have favorite interview questions to ask and some believe certain questions can quickly reveal what they need to know about a candidate's cultural and positional fit.<p>The leaders with the …

Employment

Build an Automatically Updating Digital Photo Frame with a Raspberry Pi and Google Photos

We already know the Raspberry Pi makes a great photo frame, but DIYer Paul Stamatiou took it another step and integrated in Google Photos.<p>Stamatiou …

The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s book with Pi Zero W kit

We are incredibly excited to reveal The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s book.This 116-page guide to computing with the Raspberry Pi includes all the …

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Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining

If you are interested in taking advantage of the huge Bitcoin price surge recently which took the crypto currency passed the $12,000 mark, or would …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

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