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How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

Writing

Read the full text of President Obama's farewell speech

It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight it's my turn to say thanks. Whether we've seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people - in living …

Political Science

How Your DNA Can Predict Your Beer Preferences

A brewery in London is taking the adage that you are what you drink to a new level by offering to make a custom beer literally matched to your taste buds. Meantime Bespoke claims to brew beer based on DNA from 23andME’s testing of oral taste receptors through a specific gene (TAS2R38, if you’re …

Craft Beer

A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro

After years spent adapting what I learned from the Mac to bring it to iOS, what I found on the other side was a more focused, efficient way of working and communicating with people. The iPad Pro accelerated my move to an iOS-only setup; today, I genuinely don't know how to perform certain tasks on …

Apps

The complete list of Cortana commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.<p>If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality -- especially now that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and Windows 10 is <i>everywhere</i>.<p>Like Apple's Siri and Google's …

Cortana

Mac tips, tricks and shortcuts: Here's your master list

All of our Mac shortcuts, tips and tricks assembled in one place.<p>Whether you have just purchased your first Mac or are a seasoned Mac user, this collection of shortcuts is sure to make your life easier -- or at least more efficient when seated in front of your Mac.<p>We have rounded up all of our …

Operating Systems

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Upgrade to an SSD

Operating Systems

Windows might be storing your encryption keys in the cloud

If you’re rocking a new Windows 10 PC or have upgraded to the latest version of the OS, chances are your disk encryption key has been uploaded to Microsoft’s servers — which means you’re not 100 percent in control of the privacy of your data.<p>The Intercept reports that this is probably the case if …

Why the iPad Pro is Apple’s vision for the future of personal computing

<i>This is a guest post by Fraser Speirs, a teacher, systems administrator and consultant specializing in the application of modern mobile technology in schools. It originally appeared on his personal website.</i><p><i>“The iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing.” —</i> …

How Close Are We To Nuclear Fusion?

The ability to not only utilize but, at will, to create fire — a source of heat, light and energy that could be applied to a variety of purposes — was perhaps the key development that led humankind to dominate the plant and animal world, and eventually, all of Earth itself. By harnessing and …

Nuclear Energy

Apple AirPort Extreme vs Google OnHub: two powerhouse routers, separated by software

Google’s new OnHub, or Apple’s tried-and-true AirPort Extreme? Many will face a choice when shopping for a new router, but choosing between these two isn’t as cut-and-dry as it might seem. Both pack a punch, but the intangibles set them apart. Here is the Google OnHub vs Apple AirPort Extreme …

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

Windows 10

The physics of Doctor Who's awesome time-traveling ship aren't exactly science fiction

Characters in "Doctor Who" are always amazed by its unassuming appearance (it looks like a blue police box from the 1960s) and that it's much bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.<p>But what we really want to know is how does it work, and when can we have one?<p>Physicists Ben Tippett and Dave …

Physics

The Chronograph, Explained

It's Complicated, Vol. 1<p>There is no other type of watch that requires as much interaction from its owner as the chronograph. There is, furthermore, a …

More tips and tricks for mastering OS X Yosemite

Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned veteran, there are a ton of tips and ticks out there for mastering OS X Yosemite. In Part 2 of our Yosemite tip series, we gather more of the very best.<p>Quickly switch to dark mode<p>Instead of having to poke around System Preferences, you can quickly toggle …

Operating Systems

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Doctor Who

It's the longest-running science fiction show on television (and one of the longest-running shows ever, period), and one with a devoted, vocal, and …

How to use Apple’s Continuity, iCloud Drive and AirDrop to share files with yourself

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s like sharing for one; Apple refers to it as continuity. With the latest OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 updates, Apple has …

Eight tips for improving battery life on your MacBook

These tips will help you get the best possible battery life on a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.<p>Thanks to more efficient chips and improvements to software, the battery life on Apple's computers continue to improve with each new model year. The company also includes various energy saving settings in …

MacBook Pro

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story

SCROLL DOWN<p>The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my …

CONPLAN 8888

Beyond Brute Force: 3 User-Friendly Strategies For BYOD Security

In 1825 a painter named Samuel Morse was visiting New York City to fulfill a portrait commission and received word that his wife—at home in Washington DC—had fallen gravely ill. The following day, another messenger brought heartbreaking news: Morse’s wife had died from her illness. Morse rushed …

Top five 802.11ac routers that can run DD-WRT

The top 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers on the market on which you can install open-source third-party firmware DD-WRT.<p>Regular home users need not apply but if you want to customize your network to the extreme, this is the list of top routers you want to check out. All of these routers can be used with …

Wi-Fi

Analyze & Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network w/ NetSpot Pro | Cult of Mac Deals

• Reach maximum Wi-Fi efficiency<br>• Easily assure that hotspots are placed correctly & radio channels are assigned properly<br>• Visualize your wireless network w/ maps so you can see where to best increase connection strength<br>• Point your location on the map to starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you<br>• See dead …

Guide to Life: Wear One Watch For All Seasons

Click the right arrow to see the steps.<p>Far be it for us to discourage a healthy watch collection — there are worse ways to spend your hard-earned …

How to Use Your Watch for More Than Just the Time

<b>Last Updated November, 2017.</b><p>We love our high complications and luxury masterpieces as much as the next watch nerd. But our bias is for timepieces …

Dell joins alliance to bring wireless charging to laptops

Wireless charging for laptops is now in the works at one of the top competing standards. The Alliance for Wireless Power has just added Dell as one of its members, and it's announcing today a new wireless charging initiative to begin powering larger products, including laptops and some appliances. …

Going the Distance

On and off the road with Barack Obama.<p>On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, Barack Obama sat in the office cabin of Air Force One wearing a look of heavy-lidded annoyance. The Affordable Care Act, his signature domestic achievement and, for all its limitations, the most ambitious social …