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Looking For Freelance Work? These 30 Companies Are Possibilities

The freelance economy is complex and ever-changing, but one thing is certain — freelancers are now a thriving force that is changing the way …

"Van Halen Rising" Documents The Band's Decadent Early Years

1<p>SHARES<p>I've got it bad, got it bad, got it bad for vintage Van Halen. Sure, they're technically still around — an aging version of the party rock …

4 Skills That Separate The Super Productive From Everyone Else

You have too much to do. Some days you feel productive, others leave you with too little to show for all of your time. Why can’t you be one of those super productive people who chunks through tasks and goes home at 5:00?<p>You can if you practice four simple skills.<p><b>1. Choose</b><p>To join the ranks of the …

SlatGrill

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>The genius of the SlatGrill is its flat-pack design; making it easy to slide a quality grill into your backpack for better …

Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

<i>“Stay in a job for at least two years.”</i> <i>“Never leave a job until you have your next one lined up.”</i> Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in the job market 20 years ago — even two years …

Employment

Hefty

The <i>Physical Security Strategy and Process Playbook</i> is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of physical security management in the business context. …

This new app lets you control your Android phone from your computer

If you’ve ever gotten tired of picking up your Android phone while you’re sitting in front of your computer, well, you’re not the only one. A new Chrome app allows you to use your Android phone right from any computer that can run Chrome. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebooks.<p>The new Vysor …

Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a vacation can actually <i>increase</i> the …

The Workplace

Billionaire Saudi prince to give away $32 billion fortune

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to donate entire $32 billion wealth to his charitable foundation<p>Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the Saudi Arabian billionaire and one of the world's richest people, announced on Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion (£20.5 billion) to charity over the …

If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Andrew Nguyen<p>George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader.<p>It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical …

Leadership

11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing

Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to …

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Architecture

14 Ways to Improve Your Focus While Working Remotely

Using these simple tips, employers and employees alike can work remotely without losing sight of their top priorities.<p>Working outside of a typical office space certainly has its perks, but it can be difficult to focus with so many distractions. And for employers and managers, it's challenging to …

Project Management

These Are the Best Onion Rings You'll Ever Make at Home

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Most of the foods we loved in our youth are forgettable when you really think about it. Eating Bagel Bites is like struggling to chew off damp pieces of cardboard. Lunchables were clearly dreamed up by a branding genius that made kids think it was cool …

15 High-Paying Flexible Jobs

The option to telecommute is one that an increasing number of job seekers are factoring in to the hunt for work. The option allows employees to cut down on long commutes and quickly change projects, and often cuts costs for employers as well.<p>To determine the jobs that provide the greatest …

Employment

Where is enterprise infrastructure headed in 2015?

The enterprise industry is another year older … and hopefully somewhat wiser. Here’s what enterprise watchers should expect to see in 2015.<p>Sadly, …

Datawocky

We live today in a world flooded with data. In just one short decade, we have gone from a data-poor world to a data-rich one. The buzzword Big Data …

Facebook redesigned the data center network: 3 reasons it matters

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new data center networking architecture that it calls, fittingly, “data center fabric.” The company …

Why Americans Should Care That The Chinese Box Office Will Hit Almost $5 Billion This Year

This year, the Chinese box office is expected to hit $4.9 billion which would be the biggest box office of all time in China. According to a report from the Chinese Film Producer’s Association, 51.4% of those films were made in China, the other 48.6% were foreign, mostly from the U.S.<p>That means …

How I learned to stop worrying and love commoditization

Customers love commoditization. It improves their capital economics, allows them to standardize their operational procedures and reduces their …

What's the Right Messaging Standard for the IoT?

Different messaging and data sharing standards, such as AMQP, CoAP, DDS, MQTT, and REST have been proposed as candidate for addressing the data sharing challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet (I2).<p>In technical forums and social media there is no lack of passionate …

Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) - We Are at the Tip of An Iceberg

You are likely benefitting from The Internet of Things (IoT) today, whether or not you’re familiar with the term. If your phone automatically connects to your car radio, or if you have a smartwatch counting your steps, congratulations! You have adopted one small piece of a very large IoT pie, even …

News Of OPEC's Death Might Not Be An Exaggeration

Reports about the death of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have generally proved to be as accurate as reports about the death of Mark Twain – until now.<p>Back in 1897 the great story teller Twain was able to skewer inaccurate accounts of his passing with an immortal comment …

15 Reasons Not To Take Your Phone On Vacation

Here’s a radical suggestion that’s not radical at all: next vacation, leave your smartphone at home. If absolutely necessary, buy the cheapest prepaid phone and give the number only to your closest family and friends. You’ll be ready for emergencies, but out of range for everything else.<p>Here’s why …

First Take: Layoffs a painful necessity of Microsoft re-engineering

SAN MATEO – The other corporate shoe is about to drop.<p>Microsoft employees are girding for massive layoffs that could top the record 5,800 they suffered in 2009, according to a report in <i>Bloomberg</i>, citing anonymous sources. (Microsoft spokesman Frank X. Shaw declined comment.)<p>Some may interpret such …

10 Things To Do Before Your Epic Summer Motorcycle Trip

You could say Allan Karl knows a thing or two about adventure travel.<p>Nine years ago Karl quit his marketing job and spent three years riding around the world alone on a motorcycle. He used a 2005 BMW F650GS Dakar with a 21” front wheel and 650cc engine outfitted with anti-lock brakes and cruise …

Software Eats the Data Center: VMware's Gelsinger Outlines IT's Software-Defined Future

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger used his Interop keynote to lay out a four-pronged strategy for building what the company has coined the <i>software defined data center</i>, adding details and customer testimonials to a concept he initially described last year. Besides the firm’s ubiquitous server virtualization …