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How to Build Your Skills in Big Data Big Data is a big growth area for tech pros. But how should people interested in the field build up... continue...
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Steve Jobs’ Tips for Running a Better Meeting Over at Business Insider, a new article dives into Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ techniques for running effective meetings. The good... continue...
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Watch This Dog Run Thanks to 3-D Printing Ever since 3-D printing began to enter the mainstream, people have discussed the technology’s potential for building prosthetic arms and... continue...

Daily Tip: Divide and Conquer

Posted In Working in Tech
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Big tasks can prove overwhelming for anyone. “Build an app!” or “Turn around a struggling startup!” are the sorts of orders that would give even the most battle-hardened manager, executive, or developer a serious panic attack. As Kevin Spacey’s character said in House of Cards, the best way to eat a whale is one bite at a time. If you find yourself overcome by the scope of a big project, grab a whiteboard or a large piece of paper and break the… continue…

Will Robots and Automation Doom Some IT Jobs?

Posted In Looking in Tech
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For decades, at least some economists made the assumption that, for every job lost to a robot or automated process, the evolving economy would add at least a few more. If a robot took your job building widgets, the idea went, you could still get a job (with sufficient retraining) fixing the widget-building robot. But according to The New York Times, there’s an emerging view that automation is weighing down on employment. “This is the biggest challenge of our society… continue…

Does Anyone Want a BlackBerry ‘Classic’?

Posted In Living in Tech
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For a long time, BlackBerry tried to compete with Apple’s iPhone on the latter’s terms, building a progression of touch-screen devices that never really seemed to hit with either businesses or consumers. Click here to find BlackBerry-related jobs. So now BlackBerry’s decided to retreat to the past: The new BlackBerry Classic is an unapologetic return to the form-factor that transformed the company into a mobile-device juggernaut for a few years. It features a physical QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5-inch screen, dual… continue…

Google Cardboard: The Android of VR?

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When Facebook dropped a cool $2 billion to purchase virtual-reality firm Oculus VR earlier this year, it was seen as a way for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take an early position in what could become one of the dominant technologies of the next decade. But what if Oculus VR, even with all of Facebook’s money, didn’t end up as the competitor to beat? What if a piece of cardboard, supported by some APIs and an ecosystem of third-party developers, become… continue…

Daily Tip: Embrace the Chunk

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For years, people advocated the benefits of multitasking. Spending time on just one task is too inefficient, they argued. Instead, do your best to do two, or three, or four things at once. You’ll get more done that way! But a series of studies have shown that multitasking is just a really good way of making your day more inefficient. Pile on the overlapping tasks, and it becomes harder to concentrate, memorize, and manage. What’s the solution? Devote discrete blocks… continue…

Daily Tip: Limit Meeting Time

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Remember the last time you endured a three-hour marathon of a meeting? Then you’ll remember how everybody in the room—including you, most likely—began to fade out after the first hour or so. The fact is, while face-to-face meetings remain an excellent way to deal with issues and coordinate efforts, they quickly drain energy and the ability to concentrate. As Inc. once pointed out, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who seems like one of the busiest executives on the planet,… continue…

Should Game Developers Build Exclusives?

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 has beaten the Xbox One in sales for most of the past year, but Xbox fans don’t have to worry about their favorite hardware losing out on third-party games. Console makers try to differentiate themselves with exclusive titles, but market share isn’t the only—or even the primary—consideration for developers deciding which consoles to target. To find gaming-related jobs, click here. Not surprisingly, it comes down to money. Developers “don’t do exclusives because it’s a better console,” Wedbush… continue…