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This $20 Car Charger is so Much More Than Just a Car Charger

Everyone loves a good multifunction tech accessory, and <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an awesome car charger that prevents you from getting lost and …

Genius

The neuroscience of pessimism: Why some people always focus on the negative

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Some people seem to inherently focus on the negative when faced with a …

Neuroscience

Inside 'the reality distortion field': An early Apple employee told us what it was like having Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as his bosses

Joe Shelton joined Apple on April 30, 1979, when the company had fewer than 100 employees. "I stumbled into it" after six years in the US Navy, he told Business Insider.<p>"They were making something called a 'home computer' and my mother said, 'I don't know why anyone would want a home computer.'" …

Steve Wozniak

What is Hadoop? How is Hadoop connected with the Cloud?

<b>What is Hadoop?</b><p>Hadoop is an open source framework that is ideally suitable for developing software apps and reliable, distributed, scalable computing. The Hadoop distributed computing is required to support the growth of voluminous data. It is also perfect for analyzing, storing, and processing big …

Ubiquitous Computing

This family just moved in to a 3D-printed home

France is famous for its wine, cheese and two-week bicycle race. Now, it's going to be known for shaking up the construction industry with 3D-printed houses.<p>Nordine and Nouria Ramdani, as well as their three children, moved in to 1,022-square-foot, four-bedroom house on June 29, according to Ouest …

Apple now lets you download a copy of all the data it has on you

Apple is now giving users the opportunity to download a copy of all the data the company has collected from them. This includes App Store and iTunes activity, Apple ID account and device information, online and retail store activity, AppleCare support history, and more.<p>The tool is part of Apple’s …

Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick-and-mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick-and-mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in <i>Dilbert</i>-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

The Workplace

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are a popular way to stay safe online. When you connect to a VPN, all outgoing network traffic is …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

Apple steals Google’s AI chief

Apple has just poached one of Google’s top AI executives in a move likely to have far-reaching consequences.<p>Apple has hired John Giannandrea, previously Google’s head of AI and Search, The New York Times reports. Giannandrea will lead Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy,” the Cupertino …

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Privacy has always been an important topic but, of late, it has become an increasingly troubling one. From smartphones to social media to plain …

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn?<p>The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into what …

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. From …

Billionaires

Apple Watch SOS saved a mom and her baby after a drunk driver hit their car

Apple Watch continues to save lives by placing life-changing technology in ordinary places. Kacie Anderson, who shared her story with Shape.com, is the latest example of someone with an incredible experience with Apple Watch. Anderson says her watch helped save her and her nine-month-old son’s life …

12 things successful people don't waste their money on

People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But, most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth through savvy spending and smart saving …

Personal Finance

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

Ten Ways Employees Get Punished For Doing Their Jobs Too Well

Dear Liz,<p>I started my job in August of 2016. Before that I was at home for ten years, raising my kids.<p>I was thrilled to get back into the paid workforce. I got a job with the county. It was a great job for the first year or more. I loved coming to work every day.<p>It’s not an entry-level job but it’s …

The Workplace

Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS

You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop PC, or are simply clean installing on a new solid state drive, good for you! Gotta love the taste …

How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

A network needs only one router to function. That said, when you replace your old Wi-Fi router with a better faster one, you can spend time trying to convince someone to take a five-year old router off your hands, or you can turn it into an external Access Point (AP). Placing this DYI AP at the far …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: This Is the Number 1 Reason We Make iPhones in China (It's Not What You Think)

China is much more than a source of low-cost, low-skilled labor.<p>Take a look at the back of the box from which you unpacked your iPhone and you'll see this: "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China."<p>Reading this tagline might trigger a vision in your mind of Jonathan Ive, Apple's …

The 8 Best Interview Questions You Could Ever Ask

The right questions that can lead to a successful hire<p>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 …

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Here's why this quote has become my mantra.<p>Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that …

Motivation

1 Personality Trait Steve Jobs Always Looked for When Hiring for Apple

Steve Jobs' hiring philosophy for Apple was unconventional at the time.<p>From the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs knew he wanted the build a successful company. At one point, Apple hired two "professional" managers from outside the company. Then Jobs promptly fired them.<p>"It didn't work at all," a …

4 hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer

Take macOS to the next level.<p>It happens to the best of machines—after a few years of use, it just doesn't run as smoothly or quickly as it used to. Luckily, a few tweaks under the hood can rev up the performance of your MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini. (Not an Apple aficionado? Check out the <i>Popular</i> …

Software

How to See the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower

Starstruck<p>A darkened moon will create ideal viewing conditions for this annual sky show, famous for its epic meteor storms.<p>Sky-watchers are getting set for a celestial lion to roar, as the annual Leonid meteor shower kicks into high gear later this week.<p>Viewing conditions should be near ideal …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment