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Is Your Next Job Building VR Apps?

Posted In Fun, Living in Tech
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For the past several years, some of the world’s largest tech companies have used the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to show off their latest smartphones and tablets, and this year’s edition is no exception: Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Sony, and others have all unveiled devices they hope will resonate with consumers and businesses. But this year, the MWC is a little different. In addition to smartphones and tablets, a handful of companies are pushing smartwatches. From the WebOS-powered… continue…

Forget Smartphones: Meet the Smart Pocket-Watch

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The word “smart” gets attached to a lot of devices these days: smartwatch, smartphone, smart gun, smart home, and much more. Now say “hello” to the smart pocket-watch. Monohm’s Runcible, currently attracting buzz at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, looks like a Victorian-era pocket watch with a digital screen for a face. It features a camera aperture, support for LTE and Wi-Fi, swappable back covers, an operating system based on Mozilla’s open-source Firefox OS, and a reversible… continue…

Dodging a Nightmare Recruiter

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Years ago, I worked in a branch office of one of the 10 biggest law firms in the world. I had moved there from a boutique firm, where I worked as a self-taught network admin; after five years I was ready to move on and learn other technologies. The interview at the big firm went perfectly, I landed the job—and in five months I was miserable. I hadn’t yet developed the political muscles to survive in a large corporate environment… continue…

Need for Linux Talent on the Rise: Report

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Recruiters are increasing efforts to hire Linux talent, according to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, which forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of hiring managers and Linux professionals. Hiring managers are also looking more to evidence of formal training and certifications to identify qualified prospects. The 2015 Linux Jobs Report includes data from 1,010 hiring managers and 3,446 Linux professionals and provides an overview of the state of the market for Linux careers and what motivates professionals… continue…

Interview Qs for DevOps Pros

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As more companies tear down the silos that separate software development and IT operations, market demand for DevOps skills is on the rise. Experience with Puppet, the popular open source DevOps tool, tops many hiring managers’ wish lists. Check out the latest DevOps jobs.  Joe Sanchez, an IT operations manager for Grand Canyon University, is one of those hiring managers, and he wants more than technical skills when hiring for his DevOps team: “I look for creative, free-thinking people who… continue…

The Indie Game at the Heart of ‘House of Cards’

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In the new season of the Netflix series House of Cards, President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) takes a break from his Machiavellian machinations to… play an indie game on his iPad? The game in question—glimpsed midway through the season—is Monument Valley, a puzzler in which the player guides a princess character through structures reminiscent of an M.C. Escher design. The game’s slow pace and gentle aesthetic seem like an odd choice for an aggressive (and murderous) character like Underwood, but… continue…

R.I.P. Google+?

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Google’s Google+ social network, touted by some as a potential “Facebook killer” upon its 2011 release, could end up split into multiple parts. “Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true—I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products!” Google Vice President Bradley Horowitz wrote on his Google+ page. “It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.” Check out the latest social networking… continue…