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Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

Has BYOD Changed The Way You Hire? Here Are Some Things to Consider

<i>Ziv Eliraz is the Founder and CEO of Zao, social employee referral management platform. Connect with Ziv and Zao on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.</i><p>BYOD: A workplace phenomenon that makes processes easier, streamlines communication, and helps to connect employees around the globe. Short for Bring …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.<p>The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy …

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Why You Don't Steal a Case Full of Magical Golden Lego Pieces

What if Lego minifigures were real people, you had a case of full of magical golden Lego pieces, and they wanted it back? We’re making a big assumption here, but the result would probably be a massive battle:<p>Someone please make a Lego game where humans interact with Lego characters. Oh, and by …

This is the world’s best-designed pizza box

A Mumbai businessman has revolutionized the way hot take-out food will reach you. His solution: making sure the packaging has proper ventilation.<p>Tired of having too many soggy pizzas delivered to him, Vinay Mehta decided to do something about it. In 2006, with a pen knife, some cardboard and a long …

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Netflix 'post-play' feature that automatically jumps to the next episode is now optional

Netflix has been rolling out a 'post-play' experience (shown above) on various platforms since late 2012, but not everyone is a fan of how it jumps to a new episode automatically. That's not a problem anymore, since <i>TechHive</i> points out that now there's a toggle in your Netflix account settings …

You Have a Bra Problem and the Startup World Is Obsessed With Solving It

Ask any VC who focuses on e-commerce what types of startup ideas are hot right now, and intimate apparel startups will be at the top of the list. …

Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

Facepalm: new program lands facial recognition software in cops' hands

'This pilot program is putting metadata to use in the field in real time.'<p>When San Diego police detain criminal suspects, they don’t only rely on Q&As to extract information about the person in cuffs. Using new facial recognition technology, San Diego police can now match field images with about …

Meet The Silk Road Employee That The Dread Pirate Roberts Allegedly Tried To Murder

The alleged murder target of a secretive online drug kingpin was a 47-year-old semi-pro poker player and self-proclaimed former heroin addict who was caught with $27,000 worth of cocaine.<p>On Thursday, court documents filed in a Maryland district court revealed that Curtis Clark Green confessed to …