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Using Your Open Source Work to Get a Job So you've worked on an open-source project, and you want to place that experience on your resume in order to... continue...
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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...

Daily Tip: Scrub Your Task List

Posted In Working in Tech
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With the end of the year approaching, it’s a good time to sit down, take stock, and realize that your task list has a bunch of items on it that you’ve refused to address for months. Some people take the somewhat-slower weeks before the end of the year to deal with at least some of these items in a mad rush. But what if you eliminated them from your list entirely? Granted, some things must be done—if you promised to… continue…

Watch This Dog Run Thanks to 3-D Printing

Posted In Living in Tech
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Ever since 3-D printing began to enter the mainstream, people have discussed the technology’s potential for building prosthetic arms and legs for human beings. But what about doing the same for dogs? Click here to find jobs related to printing. In a heartwarming video that’s gone viral on the Internet, a dog named Derby, born with a congenital deformity that deprived him of front paws, is outfitted with a pair of 3-D-printed prosthetics. Both the prosthetics and the video were… continue…

Daily Tip: Divide and Conquer

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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’?

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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…