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The Best Times to Visit Italy for Good Weather, Deals, and Wine

Deciding where to travel in Italy — and when — all boils down to taste. Beaches or vineyards? Bustling cities, or quiet and secluded rural …

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How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i> <i>and was previously a staff reporter for Forbes and Dow Jones VentureWire. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market. Follow him on Twitter @tomiogeron.</i><p>As a founder, Kristian Segerstrale has had two successful outcomes. …

Book Review: In “Different,” Finding Better Ways To Build Brands In A Noisy (And Boring) World

While Silicon Valley and the rest of the tech world may not be in a bubble, it sure is quite a boisterous place. There are now millions of apps in the various app stores, and it seems that every day a dozen or more companies are founded. Yet, despite the deluge of funding announcements and product …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

How can I stop my wireless router getting hacked?

Set up a longer passkey and change or hide the SSID, suggests Rick Maybury<p><i>One of my neighbours has been boasting about a program that sends millions of password permutations to wireless routers, with the intention of using their Internet connection and hacking into local computers, without the</i> …

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Hey software engineers, if you want the big bucks, think networking

The company paying the highest salaries for software engineers is not one of the usual suspects, like Google(S goo) or Microsoft(s msft) or …

4 Laws of Changing People's Behavior

First, know this: change is one of the toughest things to accomplish in an organization. But if you're willing to put in the work, you can get results.<p>"Change is so damn tough, you can't possibly imagine how tough it is and how incapable most of you are to change."<p>That's how Keith Ferrazzi, author …

Blokify iOS app aims to make modeling for 3D printers accessible to kids

Working with most modeling software is a difficult, time-consuming affair that is far from kid-friendly. Blokify, an iOS(s aapl) app scheduled for …

Seene for iPhone produces simple, shareable 3D photos

It's (relatively) easy to see 3D images on an iPhone, at least with the right equipment; producing those images is another matter. Seene's new iOS app makes that capture process downright trivial, however. The software creates parallax-based 3D photos with the help of the phone's accelerometer, …

Zenefits Rolls Its HR Automation Services Out To All 50 States

Back at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in April, a company called Zenefits debuted a service that aimed to automate away many of the most annoying bits involved with running a startup or small business. Hire someone? Give Zenefits the basic details, and they’ll get them insured, on payroll, etc. Fire …

‘Hour of Code’: Tech giants join Code.org to bring learn to code campaign to millions of students

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies may fight tooth and nail to recruit programmers already groomed for the industry’s most technical jobs. But …

The perks and pitfalls of partnering; the week in cloud

At a time when most IT vendors are focused like lasers on grabbing up more of a customer’s IT budget for themselves exclusively (HP CEO Meg Whitman …

Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better

The email newsletter model comes from some very humble roots, yet has grown into a powerful business model. As the former CEO of DailyCandy, I got …

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name

Angry that Google is planning on using your face and name for the sake of advertisements?<p>Here’s how to make them not.<p>If there’s any upside, it’s that opting out is, quite seriously, two clicks away. Two clicks that I only discovered because I went out of my way to look and because I checked the …

Engineering the future: The 2013 Dyson award shortlist

A look at the 20 inventions battling it out for the 2013 James Dyson prize. The shortlisted selection will now be compared for the quality and innovation of their designs.

Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they’re just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are …

'Body on a chip' uses 3D printed organs to test vaccines

<b>Miniature human organs developed with a modified 3D printer are being used to test new vaccines in a lab in the US.</b><p>The "body on a chip" project replicates human cells to print structures which mimic the functions of the heart, liver, lung and blood vessels.<p>The organs are then placed on a microchip …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

Luminaries from academia and science pay tribute to the late physicist’s incredible legacy<p>Published: 15 Jun 2018<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon would look like as it rotates. The images are …

How Robo-Bees Could Save America's Crops

Tiny robotic pollinators could save crops that rely on bees.<p>Something is killing off up to half of America's bees--terrible news for bees and the vegetation that depends on them for pollination. Fewer bees not only means less honey, it means less <i>food</i>. Researchers at Harvard are working on a partial …

Colonies of wired microbes turn sewage into electricity

A new way to generate electricity from sewage uses naturally occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants to produce electricity as they digest …

Lovefilm for iOS gets AirPlay and IMDb integration

Lovefilm users can now beam their favourite movies and TV shows from their iOS device, to the Apple TV set-top box thanks to a new update.<p>The new …

Apple iOS 7 apps: 10 things you need to know

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REST Hooks and the real-time web

Much has been written about the “real-time” web. Yet, depending on who you talk to, it either happened years ago or is being built right now. …

iOS 7: how to disable the most annoying new features

Apple’s new iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad is the biggest redesign of the mobile operating system since iPhone was first introduced.<p><b>• Apple iPhone's history in pictures</b><p><b>• How to successfully install iOS 7</b><p>The new operating software has unlocked some exciting new features, but it seems change is not always …

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