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The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

A boring summer for tech is about to get a lot more exciting. Here's what to expect.<p>The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- …

Mobile Technology

Archive : ASUU STRIKE: Nigerian varsities may remain shut for a long time to come — Prof Iyayi

This interview was first published on July 21, 2013.<p>They went to laboratories where they found people using kerosene stoves instead of Bunsen burners …

SEO is dead. Long live social media optimisation

Search engine optimisation (SEO) was always a flawed concept. At its worst, it means making web content less engaging for the reader but supposedly …

Stop Buttoning the Bottom Button of Your Jacket

There's no excuse.<p>There is a scourge upon us. (Actually, there are a number of scourges upon us, with new ones raising their heads each day. But this is one that we can actually fix.) Guys the world over have forgotten a cardinal rule of dressing themselves: Don't button the bottom button of your …

Jackets

Business Majors Are The Most Underemployed Graduates In America

According to PayScale's "Underemployment In America" report released on Tuesday, graduates who studied business management and administration were 8.2 times more likely to be underemployed compared to their classmates.<p>This ratio of underemployment is almost twice as high as for English majors, who …

The First Microsoft Surface Tablet Was Made With Cardboard And Duct Tape

In hindsight, we now know that the device hasn't rocked the world with killer sales, or filled consumers and businesses with an unquenchable desire for Windows 8.<p>But think back before the announcement was made. Microsoft was going to risk its relationships with its most important partners, PC …

Source: Kobe wants another title

Kobe Bryant set off a mild panic among Los Angeles Lakers fans Friday afternoon when he selected "The Last Chapter" as the slogan that best …

Basketball

The end of the ‘Golden Age’ for university graduates

Some 500,000 students have just graduated from Canada's postsecondary education system, and the great majority will be hoping to find a decent job and to embark upon a meaningful career.<p>Unfortunately, the employment prospects for many graduates are pretty dismal, for reasons that deserve serious …

Falcao, Atlético Madrid, third-party ownership and deferred dreams

A look at another side of the problem involving third-party ownership in football and Falcao's recent move to AS Monaco.<p>Dreams are a mysterious thing. Science tells us that everyone -- even other mammals -- dream, and these dreams occur during the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. Dreams can …

9 Top Tech Myths Debunked

Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles some of the most frustrating falsehoods of the digital age

Feds foil $15 million ATM 'cash out' ring

A month after an international plot to steal $45 million from ATMs around the world came tumbling down, a new international "cashing" ring is being charged in a nearly identical caper. Prosecutors revealed that a group of cybercriminals attempted to defraud over a dozen financial institutions of …

Facebook starts the big hashtag rollout, with trending topics coming soon

Today, Facebook is finally getting aboard the hashtag bandwagon with the first phase of a planned global rollout.<p>Hashtags will help organize timely conversations around popular topics, such as current events and public personalities.<p>Starting today, you can search for hashtags from the Graph Search …

In many Canadian cities, unsold condos are stacking up

When the federal government tightened mortgage rules in 2012, overheated condo markets in Toronto and Vancouver were widely seen as the main target. But little more than two years later, it's many smaller cities that are bearing the brunt of stricter regulations.<p>Winnipeg, Montreal and Moncton are …

Manscaping 101

First, let me say that I'm not particularly a fan of excess body hair, besides the top-of-the-head variety, and I know many, many women who feel the same way. Why? No idea. Shave it, pull it out, burn the bitches off I say. We just don't like it.<p>From waxing and laser treatments of the nether …

Siri's Going Through Puberty, but Not Fast Enough

Apple's Siri is coming of age. No, there are no signs of pop music addiction, menstruation or mood swings, but this week we saw some other strong …

A Cheetah Can Get You Without Hitting Top Speed

The big cat's ability to accelerate is key to its hunting success.<p><b>Speed, it seems, isn't everything.</b><p><b>Cheetahs may be the world's fastest sprinters, but it is their blinding acceleration—faster than a Lamborghini's—and their phenomenal athleticism, rather than their famous top speed of over 60 miles</b> …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Samuel L. Jackson reads “Breaking Bad” monologue

The actor releases a second monologue as part of a contest to raise donations for the Alzheimer’s Association<p>For the past two weeks, actor Samuel L. Jackson has been hosting a contest to drive donations towards the Alzheimer's Association, supporting research for a disease that afflicted his late …

President Obama Visiting Silicon Valley Tonight, As Reports Of NSA’s Tech Spying Come To Light

President Obama’s official schedule indicates that he is currently aboard Air Force One and en route to the San Francisco Bay Area for private events being held tonight with some of Silicon Valley’s most elite players.<p>The president’s visit comes within hours of massive new revelations about the …

LeBron James Crowned King Of 2K Sports NBA 2K14 As Cover Athlete

LeBron James has done everything on the basketball court. But he’s never been on the cover of a video game – until now. The Miami Heat All-Star is shooting for his second consecutive NBA Championship, playing against the San Antonio Spurs. 2K Sports, a division of Take-Two Interactive, is using …

LeBron James hasn't forgotten '07

MIAMI -- Over the years LeBron James has always spoken respectfully about the San Antonio Spurs and their accomplishments. But a day before seeing …

The world’s worst college entrance exam is getting a little more fair

Starting tomorrow (June 7) about 9.2 million Chinese high-school students will take nine hours of tests that will determine where they go to university. Taxis have been ordered to be silent near testing centers and construction crews have been sent home. To prevent cheating via listening devices, …

China

Acer all-in-one will run Android

Update: Acer's all-in-one sports a 21.5-inch screen and runs Android. Note that the chip inside is from ARM not Intel. Pricing is expected to be under $500.<p><b>Update: This article was originally posted on May 30 at 1:31 PM PDT.</b><p><i>Updated on May 31 at 1:35 p.m. PDT: corrects processor. Though the system</i> …

Consumer Tech

The Sisyphean Problem Of Email

<b>Advice that should be given to modern people considering marriage:</b> “Before you marry, consider this, ‘Is this the person I’d like to watch stare at their phone for the rest of my and their life?”<p>In the Greek myth of Sisyphus, Sisyphus, as punishment for aspiring to immortality, is given the task to …

China Blocks Encrypted Version of Wikipedia

The Chinese government has effectively blocked the encrypted version of Wikipedia, cutting off easy access to the free online encyclopedia via its alternative HTTPS address which has been supported since October 2011.<p>China’s move comes ahead of the anniversary of the sensitive and highly …

ARM introduces new designs for affordable smartphones, tablets

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Denys Prykhodov<p>ARM, the company’s whose chip designs are a mainstay in the mobile world, has introduced …

Kantar: Android Took 51.7% of US Smartphone Share in April 2013

In the US, Android grabbed 51.7 percent of the smartphone sales market through the three-month period ending April 2013, while Apple took second place with 41.4 percent, and Microsoft settled for third at 5.6 percent. Although Google’s mobile operating system gained 1.4 percentage points …

Acer Iconia W3 official: the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet launches this month for $379 (hands-on)

It looks like the promise of smaller Windows 8 tablets has been fulfilled, and Acer's revealed its plans for a smaller form factor. Yep, we heard word of (and even peeked at listings for) the 8-inch Iconia W3, but it's been unveiled in earnest here at Computex 2013, weighing just over a pound and …