Austin Carlson

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Here's what Apple’s top lawyer will tell Congress tomorrow

Apple's top legal executive, Bruce Sewell, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow and fight for Apple's position that it shouldn't be forced to create a back door into the iPhone for the FBI.<p>CEO Tim Cook and other executives have already laid out Apple's arguments, but Sewell's …

Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

Apple is fiercely opposing a court order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, accusing the federal government of an “overreach” that could potentially breach the privacy of millions of customers.<p>CEO Tim Cook published a bullish open letter late Tuesday, pledging to fight …

Learn cloud computing with 93% off the Amazon Web Services certification bundle

Being able to utilize scalable cloud computing is a vital skill for any developer or prospective engineer. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification Bundle teaches everything there is to know about the platform via two courses, at 93 percent off the regular price.<p>The two tracks each work toward …

Microsoft will give you a $300 discount for your old MacBook

Microsoft is currently offering a trade-in deal worth up to $300, InformationWeek reports.<p>The so-called Easy TradeUp deal allows customers to trade …

Infographic: How to Choose Your First Programming Language (Based on the Life You Want)

Programmers have an easy life. There’re tons of jobs, and the jobs pay well.<p>Even if you don’t want to pursue programming as a career, it still makes …

7 Things You Need to Have in Your Head for Success

<b>1) “It’s here. It’s here. It’s here.”</b><p>Your success is already here. You just need to open your eyes, look around and accept it.<p>In a sense, sure, …

Motivation

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

5 pieces of money advice financial professionals would give their younger selves

If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice, what would be it?<p>That was the question put to finance professionals Jennifer Landon and Charlie Harriman.<p>Landon founded Journey Financial Services in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and took a straight path into the world of finance. She began working …

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

12 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Warren Buffett | Inc.com

Despite all his success, Warren Buffett still manages to remain humble and approachable. Here are 12 lessons everyone can learn from the respected businessman.<p>1. Invest wisely.<p>Buffett chooses to invest in ideas, not the people behind them. He once famously said that he chooses companies that are so …

Investing

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

While a lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I’ve probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful …

I Joined Google At 19. Here’s What I Learned

I got thrown in at the deep end from my first day at Google, and it’s made me a better entrepreneur.<p>As an eager, fresh-faced 19-year-old, I turned up at Google–at the time, a 3,000-person tech company–ready to dive headfirst into anything. Over the next six years, I discovered that the Google …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Entrepreneur

A year ago, I had never listened to a podcast in my entire life. They seemed like this weird thing that old people might do (if you’re old and that …

Self-improvement

With New Factory, Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business

In recent years, the fast-growing popularity of solar panels has intensified a central challenge: how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining.<p>Now, Tesla Motors, the maker of luxury electric sedans, says it is taking a big step toward meeting that challenge with a fleet of battery systems …

Tesla

Here's our first close-up look at Microsoft's holographic computer glasses

Our correspondents Julie Bort and Matt Weinberger are both at Microsoft's BUILD Conference in San Francisco this week, and they're finally getting their much-awaited demonstration of HoloLens, the company's futuristic computer glasses that superimpose holograms on the world around you.<p>Microsoft is …

Twitter has a huge problem — and it’s all in your head

Last Thursday, the social giant Twitter did a very peculiar thing: It gave its 300 million users license to … stop tweeting.<p>“We know it can be challenging to find time to get through everything,” a sympathetic Twitter tech lead wrote on the company’s blog. So instead of expecting users to keep up …

What to expect from Microsoft's most important event of the year

For Microsoft, 2015 is a year of adjustment. While the software giant focuses its efforts across multiple platforms, Windows is gearing up for big changes. That change will be on full show at Microsoft’s Build developers conference on Wednesday, and it’s a key moment for the company to prove it’s …

How To Write a Journal and Why You Should Start Today

Do you want to know how to write a journal?<br>Are you struggling to write regular entries?<br>Would you like to use journal writing to become more creative …

Creative Writing

10 Practical Ways to Find Your Passion

<b>Podcasts</b><p>Podcast are an emerging form of media that allows you to hear conversations between some of the most interesting and influential people in …

Why You Can't Find A Job You Love

Do you ever wake up in the morning and ask yourself: “Am I in the right job?” “At the right company?” “On the right career path?” “Doing what I am supposed to be doing with my life?” If so, you are not alone.<p>After almost a decade of research, Tempe, Ariz, based “purpose” firm Ignite reports that …

How to Stay Focused

Our focus drives everything in our lives. It almost single-handedly determines whether or not we'll experience a high quality of life and accomplish things that are meaningful to us.<p>Here are three counter-intuitive ways to stay focused:<p><b>1. Make fewer decisions.</b> The more decisions we make, the more …