Enrique Parente

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Analysis: Nadella threatens to consign Microsoft to a future of desktop obscurity | Ars Technica

Ballmer's vision is undone, with nothing coherent to replace it.<p>The prevailing wisdom is that Windows Phone is an unmitigated disaster that has …

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon -- 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness

Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time …

Barack Obama

Mike Rowe’s Non-Partisan, Full-Throated Defense of Self-Sufficiency and Hard Work May Be the Best Thing You Read All Day

When Mike Rowe says he’s serious about promoting jobs, encouraging self-sufficiency and boosting the American economy, he’s not kidding. He actually means it.<p>And even if you try to trip him up with questions about how the Republican Party is supposedly stifling economic growth, he just wants to …

Nexus 5 review

In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just mean a nice, okay, swell, good, decent, better-than-the-last-one phone. I mean a phone that stacks up …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w

Motorcycles

Desktop Reviews

The iMac Pro is everything we thought it would be -- good and bad.<p>Free your VR with HP's expensive, complicated, but also fun, battery-powered Omen X …

Computer Hardware

A Tour Through the L.A. That Could Have Been

We're using it today as a viewing point to some of L.A.'s best downtown sights, like the four gleaming, glassy towers of the Southern California …

Photo Sphere for the masses – install the new Android camera APK now

The brand new HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions come with a little bonus – a revamped version of the Camera app that is different from that on the Nexus 4. It is speculated that the revamped camera is a feature that was initially planned to be part of Android 4.3, but for some …

Samsung Galaxy

How to Use Google Voice

Google has its own voicemail and call-forwarding service. Here's what you need to know to get started.<p>Google Voice is a powerful platform, and a great way to streamline your digital life. Voice is a convenient voicemail service that also creates a catchall phone number to ring multiple devices. It …

Google Voice

Build Fake Batteries to Run Electronics On AC Power

If you have any gadgets that only use batteries, and don't accept AC power, you can convert them to run on the grid by building a fake battery pack …

Arduino

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Swiss Army Key Ring

Most people have to keep track of at least a few keys. The easiest way to do that is to just keep them all on one key ring. But the more keys you have, the more they fan out on the ring. If you have a lot of keys, then your key ring can get pretty bulky and impractical to carry in your pocket. Here …

Swiss Army Knives

Accused PlayStation hacker destroys machines, dodges 20 years in prison

Todd M. Miller, suspected hacker and accused participant in the group who brought Sony's online game servers down in 2008, was sentenced by a federal court to three years probation, a year of house arrest and ordered to complete a high-school equivalence certificate for obstructing a federal …