Vladimir Jirasek

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Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there.<p>It's a car, and you plug it in to get …

4 Types of Experts that Leaders Must Have on their Boards in 2017

A strong Board is essential in today's volatile environment. Board members with these four areas of expertise are non-negotiable.<p>It's apparent that 2017 is no longer business as usual. Between Brexit and an unprecedented US election that has already delivered the reversal of significant trade …

This is how you should actually be foam rolling post-workout

It’s small, portable, a little painful, and <i>very</i> popular among trainers. Nope, this isn’t some newfangled, ahem, personal device—instead, it’s Rove, a …

From Steve Jobs to Winston Churchill: 9 life lessons from history's most successful people

We all need a little inspiration and motivation sometimes.<p>If you want to achieve your goals, who better to look to than some of the most successful …

5 Creativity-Boosting Habits For People Who Can’t Stand Routines

Not all routines have to be structured to be useful. Sometimes it’s better if they aren’t.<p>Scientific research has already uncovered some surprising facts about how creativity works. And this time of year especially, there’s ample advice out there for those looking to adopt new and better habits and …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Lego unveils Boost kit to help children learn coding

Lego has announced a kit for building and programming robots, designed to encourage a younger generation to learn how to code, at this year's CES …

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Samsung’s new Chromebooks are Google’s answer to the iPad Pro and Surface Pro

The Chromebook Plus and Pro are the first with integrated stylus support<p>Following months of leaks, Samsung is today making its latest Chromebook official. The new computer is actually two models — the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro — and is the first one built from the ground up with support …

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The PC is interesting again

All the potential and possibilities of the modern Windows machine<p>It’s a fascinating time to purchase a PC. While Apple has managed to incite a firestorm around the MacBook by toning down performance and stripping out ports, the Windows hardware ecosystem has marched forward in recent years …

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To

Podcasts provide business owners top-of-the-line advice daily.<p>One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful …

Podcasting

The Minimal Floating Monitor Workspace

Redditor zbeegniev just finished updating his workspace, and the results look pretty sharp. It’s clean, that monitor is well mounted to the wall, and …

How to steal a firewall

Could a stranger walk into your server room and walk out with a firewall?<p>Before answering, all CIOs and CSOs reading this should sit down, take a …

Cyber security expert Schneier warns of impending IoT disaster

Connecting real world products and appliances to the internet is setting us up for a disaster, according to cyber security expert Bruce Schneier.<p>The former chief technology officer for BT Managed Security Solutions said that hackers can do three things with data: steal it, modify it, and prevent …

Here’s What the Dropbox Breach Should Teach Small Business About Cybersecurity - Small Business Trends

Days after it emerged that details of over 68 million Dropbox users has been leaked online, it now appears an employee reusing a password was to …

Here’s a simple no-weights workout that could lead to real results

Sometimes it's difficult to hit the weight room, especially when traveling. We asked Coss Marte, founder of ConBody, a trendy New York City fitness studio based on his own workout regimen while serving time in prison, to share a simple body weight workout for those times when we just couldn't make …

Exercise

Risky Business #419 -- Brian Krebs on future of bank cybercrime

Tagline: PLUS: HD Moore talks bug bounties in the sponsor slot...Media URL: http://media.risky.biz/RB419.mp3Content HeadersContent Length: …

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8 best moves to target arm fat

One of the unfair aspects of aging is your muscles tend to turn to noodles. Plus, the hormone changes waiting for you in perimenopause and menopause will encourage your body to pack on pounds. That's why strength training is so crucial for women over 40. You can minimize or even banish the …

Cloud Apps Just As Secure As On-Premise Apps, Say InfoSec Pros

Unfortunately, 75% of cloud apps will still fall afoul of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, according to new studies.

Manhattan District Attorney Wants To Put An End To Apple’s Default Encryption

Law enforcement officials continue to push for a new law that would ban secure communications in the interest of national security.<p>The war of words over encryption continues apace with no end in sight. On Wednesday morning FBI Director James Comey loudly proclaimed he expects to clash with …

It’s possible to reverse type-2 diabetes in some people—and it’s not even that difficult

As a growing middle class worldwide consumes more sugar, meat, soda, and other processed foods, the number of people suffering from the obesity-related disease type-2 diabetes has quadrupled in the last 40 years, to some 400 million people worldwide.<p>The disease, in which the body doesn’t produce or …

Diabetes

The 7 Best Prototyping Tools for UI and UX Designers in 2018

It is undoubted that UI/UX design is an important aspect of making a website or application work. Creating and improving products based on prototypes …

Top infosec students square off in inter-uni hackathon contest

<b>Update</b> The University of Cambridge is due to host a cybersecurity hacking competition between the top UK universities next Saturday (23 April).<p>The …

University of Cambridge

420 Million Android Devices Don't Get Security Updates, Google Reports

Google bust out the data to prove doubters wrong about the quality of Android security. But, according to its second-ever yearly Android security report, issued Tuesday, as many as 420 million active devices are not supported by its patches, leaving a large number open to possible attack.<p>According …

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9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Maximum weekly working hours

You can’t work more than 48 hours a week on average - normally averaged over 17 weeks. This law is sometimes called the ‘working time directive’ or …

What Should the Users of Ashley Madison Do?

Security-minded professionals offer their advice at Black Hat party.<p>So much has been written about the Ashley Madison hack, and more has been written …

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