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Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

The big numbers to watch on tech’s big Wednesday | Financial Times

In a handy coincidence of scheduling, Apple and Facebook will both report earnings after the market closes on Wednesday.<p>The two Silicon Valley giants …

Five British tech companies to watch

For a British company few people knew about, £400m seemed a lot of money. But Google's acquisition of DeepMind Technologies earlier this year, founded by a former child chess prodigy only two years ago, will be followed by more big-money transactions involving home-grown tech companies.<p>DeepMind …

Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine | Financial Times

Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas export pipeline that …

How CEOs Waste 70% of Their Time Each Day

First Round Capital Partner Bill Trenchard says that CEOs spend the majority of their workdays inefficiently. These nifty tips can help.<p>More than half of your workday could be spent more effectively. While that's hard a hard pill to swallow, you're not the only one who can stand to gain from a …

Time Management

Microsoft Programmers Hid A Bunch Of Profanity In Early Software Code

Microsoft's engineers certainly had a sense of humor back in the 80s.<p>Yesterday, Microsoft and the Computer History Museum released early source code from MS-DOS and Microsoft Word, and one developer has already uncovered some amusing hidden messages.<p>Leon Zandman published screenshots of the source …

Adobe turns marketing cloud up to 11 with massive update, SAP deal, new mobile tools

Adobe just fired a big shot across the bow of enterprise marketing competitors Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle with a huge update to the Adobe Marketing Cloud that sees major changes to almost all of its components.<p>The biggest change?<p>A new common layer, called Core Services, that deeply integrates all …

Self-Promotion for Professionals from Countries Where Bragging Is Bad

In India, it’s crabs in a bucket — the one who tries to escape is pulled down by his compatriots. In Australia, it’s tall poppies — and the tallest one gets its head whacked off. In Japan, the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Almost every culture has its own metaphor about what happens to …

Putin completes Crimea's annexation, Russia investors take fright

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia’s annexation of Crimea on Friday as investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials.<p>Putin promised to protect a bank partly owned by an old ally, …

No-makeup selfies campaign generates £2m windfall for cancer research

It started with a row at the Oscars, featured the current obsession with "selfies" and rapidly clogged up legions of Facebook streams. Tens of thousands of women, egged on by their friends, shared pictures of themselves without makeup to raise awareness of breast cancer.<p>By Friday the viral trend …

Will Brain Training Make You Any Smarter? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Brain training is the latest self-improvement craze. Last year over <i>one billion dollars</i> was spent on brain training programs. But are they worth the …

The Brain

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means …

How To Seize Your Most Productive Hours To Get Things Done

Getting into a flow isn’t easy when so many obligations are grabbing at your prime time. Here’s how to tame the day.<p>It’s standard time management advice: match your most difficult tasks to your most productive times. But what if seizing your most productive hours is easier said than done?<p>I was …

Time Management

THINK: 15 Ideas to Help You Talk Less and Listen More

Ask these 4 questions before you speak your mind at work.<p>A few years ago, my friend Erin Schreyer posted this saying on her Facebook page. That …

Siblings

VEVO Is Launching New Mobile Apps And An SDK To Offer Its Music Videos To Third-Party Developers

Music video streaming startup VEVO is building an updated version of its mobile apps, which are coming soon. It also took the step to making its videos available on partner applications with plans to release software development kit for third-party developers.<p>Today at a private event for press and …

Lesser-Known JavaScript Debugging Techniques

After I prototype an app I'm building, my time is split between the editor and the browser with the console open. I try to debug as I go to avoid …

Weekly Roundup: Bitcoin founder unveiled, Apple CarPlay hands-on and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Marvell launches a hardware platform for web developers

Marvell is joining the rush of chip firms with their own hardware platform aimed at helping developers with its Kinoma products. The Kinoma products …

Google is finally getting serious about wearables

Speaking today at the SXSW conference, Google's SVP of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, said that in two weeks, Google will be releasing a developer SDK that will make it easier for companies to create wearable devices that run on Android. Pichai didn't drop any hints as to whether or not Google …

Bitcoin exchange MtGox 'faced 150,000 hack attacks every second’

Japanese reports blame collapse of the company on hackers overloading the website<p>Troubled Bitcoin exchange MtGox was reportedly attacked 150,000 times per second by hackers in the days leading up to its collapse last month.<p>The Tokyo-based exchange, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, …

Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver

Nick Ballard has had heart palpitations on and off since high school.<p>Always tech-savvy, Ballard started tracking his health with gadgets like glucose monitors, pedometers and heart rate monitors to see if he could detect anything that might explain why his ticker would suddenly start racing.<p>He got …

UPDATE Constanța: Radu Mazăre, anchetat de DNA într-un nou dosar privind retrocedări de terenuri

Primarul Radu Mazăre este audiat la această oră de procurori la sediul Direcției Naționale Anticorupție Constanța, el declarând înainte de a intra în …

România, locul II în Uniunea Europeană la creșterea producției industriale, în decembrie

Producția industrială a crescut cu 0,5% în zona euro și cu 0,9% în Uniunea Europeană, în decembrie 2013, comparativ cu perioada similară din 2012, …

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

Employment

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JavaScript

Stop Pretending That You Can’t Give Candid Feedback

We’ve all heard the famous bromide that “honesty is the best policy.” But when it comes to performance feedback, honesty often falls by the wayside. Many managers hide behind performance management checklists or water down their feedback with generalizations. And on the other side of the equation, …

Guess Who Doesn’t Care That You Went to Harvard?

The Latest on Hiring<p>Business Leaders Say Knowledge Trumps College Pedigree<p>Gallup<p>Sorry, Ivy League-educated dilettantes: While that framed degree may look mighty fine on your wall, most business leaders aren’t particularly keen on your academic credentials when hiring, at least according to a new …

Office Politics: A Skill Women Should Lean Into

Who says women don’t like office politics? Just about everyone: My clients. My colleagues. My mother. The sommelier at the French restaurant I ate lunch at last weekend. They’ve all complained about office politics. Some women claim they are not good at it, while others simply avoid certain …

Book Publishing’s Big Data Future

The publishing industry is not one of the overachievers in terms of its use of big data. And since my book on big data—<i>Big Data @ Work</i>—is out, I thought it might be fun to speculate on what big data will do to the business of publishing books. The goal of any publisher is to get its content bought …