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Jobscan Helps You Write Better Resumes

If you apply for a position at a large company, there is a chance that a human won’t even look at your resume. Many human resources department now use application tracking software (ATS) to help them sift through hundreds of applications.<p>While this saves them time, it means that promising …

8 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self if I had a Time Machine

A couple of weeks ago, my son became a 15-year-old. I don't have a lot of concrete or distinct memories of my 15th birthday, but I do remember being in full-on teenager mode at that age, ready to take on the world and being positive that I knew WAY more about what was going on in the world than my …

Parenting

There's no longer a place like PlayStation Home

PlayStation Home, Sony's answer to the Second Life question no one asked, was never where the company's heart lived. Maybe its greasy, suppurating id lived in those gleaming neon halls, somewhere between the bowling alley full of dead-eyed polygon people and the virtual shopping mall. You know the …

7 Signs You're Secretly Sleep-Deprived

<i>You can function just fine on 6 hours of sleep a night...or so you think. Here's how to tell if you're secretly sleep-deprived.</i><p>By Corrie Pikul<p><b>1. You’re clicking your pen and tapping your feet.</b><p><b>What's happening:</b> When you move your muscles, you cue your brain to stay alert, says Hans P.A. Van Dongen, …

Your Fitness App Is Making You Fat

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> <i>and blogs about the psychology of products at</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i><i>.</i><p>Fitness apps are all the rage. A raft of new companies and products want to track your steps and count your calories with the aim of melting that excess …

The PlayStation Company: why Sony should ditch almost everything else

It’s funny how times change. Twenty years ago, the PlayStation was a skunkworks product that a renegade faction within Sony had just fought to get released. Now here we are in 2015, and Sony CEO Kaz Hirai — a former boss of the PlayStation division — has announced that the company is essentially …

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

Retrogaming

How your taste in games will affect the games your kids play

It's weird to think that in a hundred years time there will be people who feel a strong emotional connection with <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>I'm not talking about the ten-year-olds playing the game now, living to a ripe old age and looking fondly back at lost youth. I'm talking about their kids and even their …

There's more than one Sony — the other is Google

Sony should be unstoppable. No other company has such a potent mix of content, brand cachet, and hardware design in multiple areas. But the story with Sony for well over a decade has been its ineptitude at bringing all these things together to form a coherent whole.<p>CEO Kaz Hirai acknowledged this …

Android TV

Why frame rate and resolution matter: A graphics primer

Graphics has always been the foremost battleground in the console wars. The participants in those never-ending debates try to bring in objectivity by quoting numbers — and in the case of visual prowess, <i>resolution</i> and <i>frame rate</i> are the two figures most commonly cited.<p>But what do they even mean? …

How Solid Snake And Big Boss Have Changed Over 27 Years