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Entertaining bold changes in your career can feel like an abandonment of what you’ve worked for thus far, but this fallacious mindset can cost you a …

My déjà vu is so extreme I can’t tell what’s real anymore

One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling of vertigo, followed immediately by an overwhelming and intense sense of familiarity.<p>The people around me vanished and I found myself …

A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it …

One Apple accessory could have saved the MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro was a “courageous” decision for Apple in a bunch of different ways: only USB-C ports, that Touch Bar, killing off MagSafe. But …

Why I’m Leaving Apple for Microsoft: Switching as a Photographer

Apple, we had a good run… Through the many iPads, iPhones, MacBooks, Mac Pros, heck, even the Apple Watch, it was a good run indeed. However, times …

Amazon's Snowmobile Is Actually a Truck Hauling A Huge Hard Drive

Amazon has a new service that makes Google Fiber seem slow. And it rides on 18 wheels.<p>Yes, today's speediest internet connections make it faster to …

Cloud Computing

A financial psychologist explains why your money problems are 'totally predictable' based on how you grew up

Well, that's what we tell ourselves anyway.<p>According to Brad Klontz, a financial psychologist, author, and cofounder of financial-consulting firm Your Mental Wealth, our core attitudes about money aren't entirely of our own volition.<p>"<b>The No. 1 lie we tell ourselves about money is that our financial</b> …

These are the most important investing rules you should know

So you want to invest -- or perhaps you're already investing.<p>That's great! After all, relatively few of us have pensions to look forward to in retirement, so it's more on us than ever to sock money away for the future and grow a meaningful nest egg.<p>As you invest, here are 10 rules you should know …

Articles about giant 20 module prefab perched across coastal site british columbia on Dwell.com - Dwell

Vancouver-based Hinterland Design assembles a small team of craftsmen to build and finish this modern Valdes Island hideaway in...<p>With 96 prefab modular rooms stacked on top of each other like building blocks, the Revier Mountain Lodge provides one...<p>A family builds a hilltop home with a provincial …

Articles about dramatic london renovation boasts five story bookcase on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Tigg Coll Architects takes a new approach to a straightforward town house renovation and expansion.<p>A streamlined and modernized design …

Google has an ironic way for you to transfer your data to their cloud

Google has its own enterprise-grade cloud storage offering which competes with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft for storing data from big Internet players like Snapchat and Netflix. Now you can send your data to their cloud in the most literal, or most lazy, way ever before possible.<p>Offline Media …

This App Tells Your Friends You Got Home Safe

A bunch of college students came up with it.<p><b>GOOD Magazine:</b> Now Your Friends Can Keep You Safe by Digitally Walking You Home at Night<p>It turns out there may be an upside to surveillance via GPS tracking.<p>A free new iPhone and Android app called Companion allows users to let friends or family members …

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Stand Out From The Crowd: How to Achieve a Superior Point of Difference

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Marketing

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Tweet-length programs, written in Wolfram Language

Here's a gallery of programs written in the Wolfram Language, short enough to fit in a tweet -- and producing lovely results.<p>If you write one …

You Know Those Awful Underground Pimples? I Found the Perfect Cure

Cannot believe I'm typing these words, but I've finally conquered cystic acne.<p>I told you I'd be writing about my skin struggles, and here I am, delivering the goods. While it's slightly (all right fine it's <i>really</i>) embarrassing to be a 28-year-old professional with the same acne woes of a middle …

Skin Care

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If you’re interested in getting into building your own websites and apps, this is the best way to get started. The Back-End Developer Bundle includes a range of courses to teach you Ruby, Python and PHP at your own pace, and at your own price!<p>With over 95 hours of training content, these eight …

Majestic libraries of the world

Above, Biblioteca Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Architecture And Design rounds up "50 Of The Most Majestic Libraries In …

Presenting the Best of CES 2015 winners!

One week in Vegas, several halls filled with tech, but only one official Best of CES Awards. After a few tortuous nights of shouting at each other, debating the merits of each of our finalists, we eventually decided on our winners. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and to anyone …

Sling TV

Microsoft is giving away 100 free albums as MP3s, including one from U2

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Microsoft’s Music Deals app launched in October and it has been a rather impressive way of …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit review: Skylink's DIY security kit is basic but dependable - CNET

<b>The Good</b> SkylinkNet's kit was a reliable performer in our tests, with responsive sensors and an easy-to-use app.<p><b>The Bad</b> Skylink won't call the police for you if the alarm goes off, and its system won't integrate into a larger connected-home setup.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> There's nothing groundbreaking about …

If you have US$18,400 you can fly like this, too

When a billionaire's private jet is in the repair shop, Singapore Airlines' Suite Class will do in a pinch.<p>This Medium article about the experience …

The Backed Pack: Smart insoles, a toothbrush alternative, & a camping stove

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns. And if you have an idea for your own invention check out the Backerjack invention search!</i><p>Digitsole<p>Digitsole wants to melt that cold winter dread away with the market’s first connected …

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A weird copper shrub keeps this computer totally silent

Silent Power's tiny computer doesn't even really look like a computer. It looks more like a pot with some strange hedge growing out the top of it. But in fact, the whole package is half computer, half heat sink, with an oversized copper blob on its top side being used to cool the entire machine, …