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Why Is Everyone Talking About VPNs?

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved a measure that killed an upcoming FCC ruling that would have required internet providers to ask your …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be

We all want to be more productive. Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success.<p>We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs …

WHAT TO KNOW NOW | Amazon Web Services

Invest in yourself.<p>A few years ago, “cloud computing” seemed like the marketing phrase du jour, a form of network decentralization designed to ease …

Microsoft's 'Slack Killer' Due This Week

Microsoft’s previously announced mobile development toolkit and app-connector services are available in most of the world as of Tuesday. But the real …

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<i>The AA Picks team is on the prowl for things we think our readers will value. If we make an affiliate partnership to reduce the costs of purchases, then we may see a share of revenue.</i><p><b>Deal – Get lifetime access to the course for just $19 with coupon code: UDEMY1119</b><p>Android fans have always been more …

Ethical Hacking

Duolingo's new language tutors might be the first chatbots that don't suck

For all their hype, chatbots kind of suck right now. Not necessarily because they’re fundamentally <i>bad</i>, but because it’s often apparent a good old app or website is more convenient and reliable.<p>But thanks to Duolingo, we might finally have chatbots that make sense. The company is today launching a …

Adobe and Berkeley's new smart editing tool will blow your mind

Over the years, Adobe’s excellent software has firmly established the company as one of the most influential sources of innovation in image manipulation and it seems the Photoshop-maker intends to keep things this way.<p>The company has partnered up with researchers from the University of Berkeley to …

Photography Tips: Looking at Lenses

Most of us take photos—even if only with our phones—but not everyone really knows a lot about photography, or about the lens that’s inevitably …

Cameras

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us<p>On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He …

The Brain

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Five Useful Microsoft Excel Tricks You May Not Know About

If you’ve mastered the basics of Microsoft Excel and you’re looking to boost your spreadsheet skills, this visual guide explains some useful tips and …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

The Top 10 Best Jobs You Can Do from Home

Earn a steady paycheck without ever leaving your house.<p>Earn a steady paycheck without ever leaving your house. These easy work-at-home job ideas will have you earning cash in no time.

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Tutorials

15 vintage photos that show what Hong Kong looked like in the 1950s and 1960s

Hong Kong is very different today from how it was in the 1950s and '60s.<p>At that point in time, it was still under British rule, instead of operating under an autonomous government like it does today. The Korean War had virtually stopped China's export trade, which severely hurt Hong Kong's …

Hong Kong

The Gear You Need for a Worst-Case Scenario in the Wild

Gregory Kanter, a New York-based wilderness survival instructor for the REI Outdoor School, encourages people to think about “the unavoidable and …

Curriculum Development

Why People Post Annoying Status Updates on Facebook

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IT certification training: Learn security and ethical hacking: $30

The time has never been better to enter the Information Technology field, with demand for high-level security professionals rising as the evolution of malicious hackers intensifies.<p>If IT and digital security interest you, TNW Deals has put together an offer to greatly improve your employability in …

Learn to code Java, the world’s most popular programming language

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock The world of coding is moving very fast. Years ago coding was mostly kept to computer programs and the occasional robot. …

Programming

These Books Can Teach You to Be the Best at Anything

After my post <i>What does it take to become an expert at anything?</i> a number of people have written, curious about where to learn more on the subject.<p>A …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

How to master Slack at your office

I'm a Slack convert. Slack is my best friend. OK, not quite, though I'm entirely open to the idea that Slackbot is sentient.<p>There's more to the …

This photographer takes $150,000 portraits of Silicon Valley's most powerful people, and he sold a picture of a potato for over $1 million

But he isn't a tech executive running a Fortune 500 company or a multi-billion dollar startup. He isn't even based in California.<p>Instead, Abosch splits his time between Ireland and Boston, and the power connecter is actually an artist, best known for his photography. His claim to fame is snapping …

Silicon Valley

Six free ways to make yourself smarter in 2016 | The Star

<b>1. The Science of Happiness</b><p><b>Offered by:</b> University of California, Berkeley<p><b>What</b>: The course provides a “basic overview of what researchers from …

Disturbing Vintage Photographs Capture History's "Freaks"

Rewind to 1870 and you'll find photographer Charles Eisenmann in his New York studio taking portraits of locals, couples, families and high …

Disability

Why Apple should be scared of Facebook's and Google's messaging apps

Companies like Facebook, Google, Atlassian, and Slack are expanding their messaging apps beyond merely sending text, video, and audio and into something a little bit more like an operating system.<p>On Tuesday, for example, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a new chat app that …

Apps

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

Language

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

Programming