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15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

How to download any Windows ISO for free

Whatever version of Windows you're running, the time will probably come when you want to reinstall. You might be lucky and can have recovery media on …

Dr. Dre's first new album in 16 years is coming out August 7th

Dr. Dre is finally giving his fans something new to listen to. The music producer, Apple executive, and N.W.A. rapper announced yesterday that he's releasing a new album on Friday, August 7th. It's called <i>Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre</i>, and it's Dre's first proper album since 1999's <i>2001</i>.<p>"I was …

Is CrossFit Safe? What '60 Minutes' Didn't Tell You

CrossFit is a global phenomenon: 12,000 locations, hundreds of thousands of diehards, and a full-body workout that can make you look like a superhero, <i>60 Minutes</i> said on Sunday.<p>“In just 15 years, the king of CrossFit has created the largest gym chain in history,” correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi …

The best iPhone tips and tricks for iOS 11

Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.<p>The new OS from Apple brings …

11 Movies You Should Watch Before Netflix Purges Them

Netflix regularly adds to and removes entertainment titles from its streaming lineup, but it's purging nearly 100 titles by Jan. 1, leaving only two …

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This Year

After years of meteoric gains fueled by category-busting product launches like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s revenue growth has slowed. Apple’s …

Some Retina iPad Minis Showing Image Retention Issues

Some Retina iPad minis are demonstrating image retention issues, as noted by Instapaper creator Marco Arment, who originally developed a grid test to detect the problem in Retina MacBook Pros.<p>Image retention was first cited as a potential issue last week, when a rumor suggested that burn-in on …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are also lively job markets in cities across the US.<p>While big-name companies, like Google, Apple, and Facebook, tout their engineers as the best and the …

OtterBox releases new Preserver Series waterproof cases for the iPhone 5/5s/5c

<b>Update</b>: Here’s the official word from OtterBox regarding Touch ID compatibility: “The Preserver Series for the iPhone 5s incorporates a thin layer of a specially formulated material that allows for full functionality of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner technology while keeping the case completely …

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 review: A high watermark in tablet performance and value - CNET

MSRP: $229.00<p><b>The Good</b> <b>Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7</b> is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI pages at a frantic pace. The screen is impressively sharp and the small light design is comfy for reading books. Mayday is personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart …

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Senator Proposes Felony Charges for Cell Phone Tampering<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links …

Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year

I bought a Fitbit Flex about a week ago.<p>In case you haven’t heard of it, Fitbit is one of these “wearable computing” companies. It’s a small little device that sits in a rubber wrist band which you wear all day and night.<p>There are other wearable computing devices for your wrist including the …

The Shocking Stats About Who’s Really Starting Companies In America

Fully a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm. Arianna Huffington and other prominent entrepreneurs on why the U.S. needs to get creative about immigration policy.<p>What do Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, …

Google's New TV Gadget, the Chromecast

Chromecast doesn't so much "solve a problem" so much as create a new one: Why can't I put my content, whatever it is, on any screen I encounter, at the touch of a button?<p>For the past couple days, I've been playing with Google's new $35 device for your TV, the Chromecast. It works simply: You plug …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

Windows Mobile – the rebirth

<b>Last week's Monday Note focused on Microsoft's conversion from a divisional to a functional organisation.</b> It resulted in interesting discussions in …

The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

50<p>Outkast, ‘B.O.B’<p><i>Stankonia, 2000</i><p>Outkast greeted the 21st century with a single that’ll probably still sound ahead of its time in the 22nd: Big Boi …