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Why Your Cast-Iron Skillet is a Must-Have Grilling Tool

Get ready for grilling season!<p>Cast-iron skillets are great for all-year-long cooking on the stovetop, but their ability to take serious heat means …

Cooking

techkotak.com

Getting Started with Shutter Speed: A Beginner's Guide

In the pyramid of factors affecting exposure, one of the core elements is shutter speed. Each factor comes with its idiosyncracies and shutter speed …

Shutter Speed

The Only Travel Shoe You Will Ever Need is on Kickstarter

The world’s first "modular-tech" travel shoes are customizable and fold flat with new zip system.<p>You can be that traveler that only packs one pair of …

Crowd Funding

Microsoft launches Office 2016 and Skype for Business previews

A leaked version of Office 2016 gave us an early look at a new colorful theme early today, and now Microsoft is ready to let anyone test its upcoming Office client. Starting today, the software maker is launching an Office 2016 preview aimed at IT professionals and developers. "This early build …

Skype for Business

Highfive Raises $32 Million To Bring Cheap Video To Conference Rooms Worldwide

Companies like Slack and Zenefits are known for how they’re changing the way we work, from reducing work email clutter to making it easier for human resources at small businesses to buy insurance for their employees.<p>Inside those companies, they’re using a new kind of video tool to be more …

Startups

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

Beta Testing

9 Things to Do to Grow As a Leader

Corporations, governments, universities and global development organizations alike have released research highlighting a shortage of quality leaders. However, more than ever before, the need for globally-minded leaders is at an all-time high. While leadership is not something that is developed …

Business Development

The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday | Inc.com

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>Below is a list of 10 things the most successful individuals do within the initial 10 minutes of the workday:<p>1. They reflect.<p>Accomplishing your top goals …

Time Management

Amazon Now Lets Anyone Create Your Own Giveaway Contests

Amazon has introduced a nifty new tool to allow customers to hold their own giveaways.<p>Anyone with an Amazon account can choose prizes from the company’s catalog and host a contest on the site for free.<p>To create a giveaway, you need to select up to 50 prizes – items have to ship from Amazon.com to …

What The Future Of Gamification In The Workplace Looks Like

What do we really mean when we talk about a “gamified” work culture?<p>To many, gamification remains a silly, vaguely defined concept; and for the better part of five years, it has been exactly that. But times are changing.<p>Tech entrepreneurship is a game of fast failure, and I believe 2015 will be …

Gamification

The Cocos Islands Are Our Top Destination For 2015

There are many places we're itching to visit in 2015, but just a warning: when we stop by this one, we may never leave.<p>The Cocos Keeling Islands are total paradise -- the oasis of 27 coral islands (not to be confused with Costa Rica's Cocos Island) floats between Australia and Sri Lanka in the …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

New York City

I Tried The iPhone Keyboard That Lets You Type More Than 100 Words Per Minute

There are plenty of keyboard apps out there to help you type faster, but I've never seen anything quite like Nintype, the new iPhone keyboard that promises typing speeds up to 130 words per minute.<p>Nintype uses a combination of methods to achieve this speed. It's designed to be used with two hands …

Apps

Ex-Skypers unveil Wire app, offering voice, messaging and more

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Wire<p>Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications network called Wire, which is based out of Zug, …

The 5 Best iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

College Basketball

Building Strength for Olympic Weightlifting

July 14, 2013<p>For those practicing the Snatch and Clean + Jerk, there are two main issues to conquer: (1) having proficient technique regardless of …

Bill Clinton's Out of Touch Economically -- and That's a Big Deal

He's eloquent, he's popular ... and he's out of touch with the daily lives of most Americans. Bill Clinton's economic worldview spells trouble, both for a party that's still reeling from defeat and for a nation where millions of people struggle just to make ends meet.<p>Hillary Clinton, the …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now (save $57!)

The holidays aren’t quite here yet, but every day is a holiday here at BGR. We showed you seven good paid iPhone and iPad apps on Thursday that were …

As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America

In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here?<p>The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft. In America corporations are systematically stealing our wages. Virtually everyone in the bottom 95 percent …

Income Inequality

Top Hat Raises $10.5 Million for Mobile Teacher Tools

Top Hat helps professors get real-time feedback, share homework, measure class participation and set up study tournaments.<p>Education startup Top Hat has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding, having evolved from a company that helps professors give instant quizzes on students’ mobile phones to a …

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help them better communicate with their classes.<p>The Classroom app is part of Google’s Apps for Education …

How to Fix a Slice in 5 minutes

My new drill will re-route your swing and get you hitting draws. We proved it with 60 slicers<p>There's a good reason why people who slice the ball want to fix it: Because on the road you take to playing good golf, nowhere is there a slice. You can go from hitting a hook to playing good golf, but if …

Personalized Financial Planning Service LearnVest Raises $28M From Northwestern Mutual Capital

LearnVest, a personalized financial planning program, has raised $28 million in new funding led by Northwestern Mutual Capital with Accel Partners participating. This brings the company’s total funding to over $72 million.<p>Founded by Alexa von Tobel, LearnVest originally debuted in 2009 at …

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Sago Mini Monsters, Monument Valley, Fantastical 2, Keyword VS, Family Guy Photobomb, Shapematic, Flappybalt and more<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games to have emerged on Apple's App Store.<p>This week's selection includes monsters, calendars, scanning …

Mailtracker For iOS Brings Read Receipt Functionality To Apple’s Default Mail Application

Want to stalk people via email, so you’ll know the moment they read your message? Or maybe you want to know if they gave your message a <i>good</i> look, instead of only a glance? Mailtracker, a newly launched app for iPhone, allows you to do just that, and more.<p>Email stalking? Oh god, why am I telling you …

New Hires Don't Care About Perks, They Care About Training | Inc.com

You might be taking the wrong tack when you're trying to sell your company to potential employees and retain those already on board.<p>Employees care little about free perks at a new job and put more weight on other onboarding elements like mentoring opportunities and job training, according to a new …

Employee Engagement

Threadable’s Mailing List For Teams Makes Your Inbox Less Noisy

One of the problems with mailing lists today, especially when used for work-related purposes or organizing large groups around some sort of project, is that they can quickly become overwhelming. Annoyed, many users then create a filter to archive the mailing list so it stays out of their inbox. Y …

Share boatloads of iPhone photos, videos with WeTransfer

This free app lets you e-mail up to 10GB of photos and videos at once from your iPhone.<p>There are a number of ways -- e-mail, text, iCloud, Photo Stream, Dropbox, and social networking to name a handful of popular options -- to share iPhone photos. There are also a number of ways -- email, text, …

Apps