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Review: Fitbit is getting into the smartwatch groove, with the Versa

Perhaps most importantly when compared with previous smartwatches from the brand, the Fitbit Versa comes in an Apple Watch-esque design that manages …

How To Extend Your HDMI Cables

HDMI cables have simplified our electronic lives, but things get tricky when those cables have to cover a long distance.<p>Let's give the HDMI cable some credit. It helped clean up the tangled mess of wires behind our TVs, gave us a way to quickly link a stunning range of devices with a new generation …

How to Start an Online Business

The job market is tougher than ever, but starting your own business online has never been easier. Here's how to get a good idea off the ground.<p><b>Alex Andon wasn't thrilled</b> to lose his biotech job in May 2008. But unlike most of the 2.6 million others laid off that year, he knew exactly what to do …

Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing

Ask 100 people if they have good common sense, and more than 95% will tell you they do. Ask them if they are good coaches, and almost as many will say yes. Executives we talk to assume that if they’re good managers, then being a good coach is like your shadow on a sunny day. It just naturally …

36 Tips Every Evernote User Must Know

What are the tips and tricks that will make you an Evernote master? We've got them here for you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

10 Shows We Love That Were Canceled Too Soon

This month we found out beloved shows like Revolution, Community, Believe, Crisis, and The Mentalist will soon meet their end. This time of year always reminds us of our favorite shows that were killed before their time. Bring back T<p>This month we found out beloved shows like <i>Revolution, Community,</i> …

An Easy Interface for the Internet of Things - MIT Technology Review

With the advent of the Internet of things, potentially billions of devices will report data about themselves, making it possible to create new …

Elance and oDesk hit by major DDoS attacks, downing services for many freelancers

The freelancer platform Elance has been under a sustained distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack for more than a day, making the service …

Electronics For Beginners

We use electronic devices in almost every area of our lives. Experts are working everyday to design cooler more convenient devices. If you are …

Arduino

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

Gratitude Is the New Willpower

Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to building capital. But as with most virtues, it’s not always easy to muster, since it usually requires resisting temptations for gratification on the sooner side. Should you put the extra $1,000 earned this month in your retirement savings or use it …

5 Business Books You Should Read This Spring

Why? They're great. And they'll help you become greater.<p>I promise they're all good:<p><b>1. Step Up: Lead in Six Moments That Matter, by Henry Evans and Colm Foster.</b> You lead all day, every day, but some moments really matter, and what you do in those moments makes all the difference.<p>Short on theory (but …

TED Talks

A Playbook For Small-Business Job Creation

<b>BY CARMEN NOBEL</b><p>As Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Karen Mills spent four years as part of President Barack Obama’s senior economic team and a member of his Cabinet, specifically focused on the health and growth of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. Now Mills has …

Self-directed Crypto 101 online course

Crypto 101 is a free online course on practical, applied cryptography: " everything you need to understand complete systems such as SSL/TLS: block …

The Best Online Lectures and Talks to Boost Your Brain

If you have a little time to spare, there are tons of interesting, informative, and actually useful talks and lectures all over the web that you can …

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>After all, the book’s principal argument is that continued exponential improvements in price and performance of …

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15 Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness in 2014

Sometimes we need an extra push to follow our dreams in the new year. Great quotes can inspire us, motivate us, and help us get through hard times. In 2014, it’s time to take your career to a whole new level.<p>No more making excuses for why you can’t go after your dream job or the title you know you …

Interesting Engineering

"The awesome thing about failure is that it is only temporary. Embrace it, learn the lesson and come back blazing." - Joel Brown

IBM rolls “Internet of Things” starter kit

<b>IBM today said it teamed up with wireless sensor builder</b> Libelium to offer what it calls an Internet of Things starter kit that would let customers …

Internet of Things

The 5 Most Important Money Lessons To Teach Your Kids

Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t teach children about money.<p>As a parent, however, you can teach your child important financial lessons — and you should.<p>“Look at the mortgage crisis and how many families lost their homes — 3.9 …

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …

A Management Strategy That Will Blow Your Mind (and Lead to Massive Profits)

I know an entrepreneur who is in business for the express purpose of hiring people, treating them superbly, paying them fairly, and bringing out their best. I mean it.<p>I have a friend who has an astonishingly different view of why he is in business. It is rare. And it is refreshing. He really is …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

Mark Ford’s Message to a 47-Year-Old With No Money

A reader wrote recently to say that, although he’s “learned a lot from” our publishing he feels that most of the advice is not suitable for him, …

Finance

Market prices

• Market Prices<br>• August 03, 2018 12:41<p>In spite of the summer heat these days prices for wood pellets in Switzerland went up, even if only very slightly. …

Framing

Leading Change (part one)

Every time I teach or work with church leaders the topic of managing change comes up. With that, I decided to go back and take a look at a classic …

5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”</i> Sobering words from Aristotle, and an astute reminder that success …

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