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Cyber security and a punch to the face

I’ll never forget the morning I woke-up and discovered that my website had been attacked. It was an embarrassing moment that also had me feeling violated. Why hadn’t I taken the extra steps to ensure that my site wouldn’t get attacked? Why would someone do this to me and my small business?<p>I’m a …

How to Instantly Become an Effective Leader (and It's Actually Simple)

A dynamic marketplace requires new leadership skills.<p>The most effective leaders in the world have diverse skills that separate them from the masses. While most articles accurately identify some of those traits as consistency, discipline, and a top-notch work ethic, they often overlook more …

Leadership

Parents who see failure as negative bring up children who do not believe they can improve, research suggests

Parents who believe failure is harmful have children who think ability is fixed, and risk hindering their determination to succeed, new research …

The Quality Every Leader Should Look for in Employees

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Meet Mycroft, the open source AI who wants to rival Siri, Cortana, and Alexa

Could it be that when it comes to AI, Holmes is where the smart is?<p>It might bear a passing resemblance to ET, but Mycroft's smart home system is more …

Artificial Intelligence

How Do You Know If Your Team Estimated Your Project Correctly?

Before you entrust a software development company with your awesome product idea, you have to be sure that they’ll properly manage your time and …

Project Management

Latest threat to online lenders: 'stacking' of multiple loans | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - Many online lenders have failed to detect the “stacking” of multiple loans by borrowers who slip through their automated underwriting systems, lending company executives and investors told Reuters.<p>FILE PHOTO -- A woman looks at her phone as she passes by a …

The Gear Fit 2 is Samsung's best wearable yet

Samsung has made plenty of wearables over the years, but few were as immediately impressive as the Gear Fit. Its curved screen and relatively slim design almost made us forget the company's early, clunky Gear smartwatches. Now with the $179 Gear Fit 2, Samsung has refined its original design to …

Mapped: The countries most vulnerable to cyber-attacks

A security company has identified and ranked the 50 countries most vulnerable to hacking, based on the prevalence of insecure networks and internet channels around the world.<p>Rapid7 found that Belgium was the most susceptible country based on a "National Exposure Index" of unsafe or potentially …

6 Essential Phrases Used by Top Leaders

Great leadership is a habit. It is something you embody every day, and that means adopting more leadership-oriented language.<p>Leadership: it is one of the most important skills to have in the job market. In a world where companies are increasingly flat and where great work relies heavily on solid …

Leadership

​Bluetooth 5 to double speed, quadruple range of wireless links

Bluetooth, the wireless standard that's widely used to link fitness trackers to mobile phones and wireless keyboards to computers, will become more powerful in its next incarnation, the industry group developing the technology plans to announce Wednesday.<p>"Bluetooth 5 has a lot to offer," said Mark …

Bluetooth

The Future of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing

From the outset, HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) platform stands to have fairly strong potential for the 3D printing industry, producing nylon parts 10 …

These 9 battery companies will help you save tons of money on your energy bill

Your monthly energy bills can get quite expensive, especially during the summer. You need lots of energy to stay cool and power your electronics, but buying your energy from an outside company isn't always the most efficient or cost-effective.<p>That's where at-home batteries come in.<p>Combined with …

How Sleep Loss Affects Your Heart

Getting too little sleep has been shown to have bad effects on the heart, and many studies have linked it to hypertension. Now, a small new study …

Sleep

A team of Cisco engineers who were called the 'heart, soul, and brains' of the company just resigned

According to the WSJ, Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero, and Soni Jiandani, internally called the MPLS team based on the first letters of their names, will leave Cisco effective June 17.<p>Mazzola, Jain, Cafiero, and Jiandani were some of the most powerful engineers at Cisco, leading an R&D …

Cisco Systems

Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services

Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework.<p>After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company today launched a number of Spark-based services out of preview and announced that the on-premises …

Big Data

5 Tips on How to Become an Incredible Public Speaker

Follow these useful strategies for conquering stage fright.<p><i>This story first appeared on the Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you're delivering presentations in front of colleagues, teaching industry workshops, or stepping onstage at a local or …

Public Speaking

To Increase Well-Being, Train Your Brain

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>The tired cliché that claims, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is being effectively laid to rest once and for all. The integration of contemporary science and ancient contemplative practices is proving that, regardless of age, we are capable of altering our bodies and our …

The Art of Small Talk: Why Talented Leaders Excel At This

<i>By: Cindy Wahler</i><p><i>(Image Source: Barrel)</i><p>Small talk is one of the most underrated leadership skills. Yet, if you can excel at this type of banter it can really serve to establish and build your career as a successful leader. Achievement of your goals and objectives is very much dependent upon your …

Why young women reject Hillary Clinton’s brand of feminism

Gemma Soldati, a 25-year-old who works in marketing and is a comedian, posted an open letter to her parents on Facebook. “Dear Mother & Father, I’ve studied at your school for 25 years,” she starts.<p>She goes on to say that her parents took her to anti-war rallies, taught her that “equality is more …

Feminism

This App Wants To Kill The Selfie Stick

Can an app replace the selfie stick? Sadly that seems a forlorn hope at this point. The plague of wands topped with phone clamps and wielded by photo-loving tourists everywhere seems unstoppable.<p>But San Diego-based iOS developer Ford Davis reckons the need to carry an extra bit of kit just to snap …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is preparing to move into ad tech for the first time.</b> One agency executive with "direct knowledge of the plans" told Digiday: "Snapchat's ambition going into 2016 is to have many more opportunities for e-commerce on the platform and other stuff that is more about building audiences."<p><b>2.</b> …

Nvidia Announces New Drive PX 2 ‘Supercomputer In A Lunchbox’ For Self-Driving Cars

Following last year’s Drive CX, Nvidia just announced an updated version of its computing platform for self-driving cars, the Drive PX 2. Compared to last year’s model, this is a much more powerful beast, able to process data from 12 video cameras and other sensors in real time to make educated …

Autonomous Cars

Dell has a $199 laptop, and it looks pretty good

The new Dell Inspiron 11 3000 looks like a good deal for the money.<p>It's easy to find a cheap laptop. But finding a <i>good</i> cheap laptop was hard -- at least until the $199 HP Stream 11 came along last year with its colorful plastic design, great battery life and decent creature comforts. Now, Dell has …

Fewer than 1% of computers are ready for virtual reality

Facebook's Oculus will release its first headset in a few months, as will Sony and HTC.<p>Interest in virtually reality (VR) is growing in the tech industry, with Google's Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR already available, and other major players rumored to be working on VR as well.<p>But there are a …

Hands-on with Peach, a new iOS-only social network that feels a lot like Slack

There’s a new app that everyone’s talking about today, and it’s from the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann.<p>It’s a social network called Peach, and it feels like a weird blend of Tumblr, Slack, and even Telegram. The service, currently trending on Twitter, is only available on iOS devices and bills …