A complete guide to bluffing your way through the Winter Olympics
Don't know the difference between an axel and a lutz? Step right this way.
This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV
Ceev is the most convenient way to convert your carefully crafted LinkedIn profile into a kickass CV – all you need to do is download the Chrome extension.
Watch how SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch should go
https://youtu.be/Tk338VXcb24 SpaceX is launching its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on Tuesday, and preparations are well underway. Now, we also know..
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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group closes first fund at $360M
B Capital Group, the VC fund founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has closed out its first fund at $360 million (via Reuters ).
Amazon is launching a package-delivery service to compete with FedEx and UPS
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens reported Friday the ecommerce giant will roll out the service, called Shipping with Amazon, or SWA, in Los Angeles over the next few weeks. The service will then spread to other cities around the US over the course of the year.
In security push, Chrome will soon mark every HTTP page as "non-secure"
For smaller and younger sites, transitioning to HTTPS can be a breeze. Many hosted solutions and servers offer plug-and-play certificates to enable website encryption in a flash. But for larger, sprawling, and legacy sites, HTTPS can be a nightmare. That's because everything on the domain has to be secured -- and a single outlying element can reduce a page to an insecure one.
How Team USA's high-tech heated jacket keeps Olympians toasty
Athletes are supported financially through the sale of Ralph Lauren apparel. But as for the heated jackets, fewer than 100 were released to stores, each costing $2,495 a piece -- and all sold out in under 20 minutes. (They're listed for $7,000 on eBay right now.) That got the company encouraged to look into using this for future apparel.
How to use the Installer command to deploy packages silently on macOS and OS X
Installing applications on macOS and OS X computers is easy to do when deploying the apps as packages through the Terminal using the Installer command for quiet deployments across your network.
Atmos to announce the touchscreen that Alexa and Google Assistant have been missing | ZDNet
With IoT devices on track to reach $25 billion in sales by 2020 (and $13B of that going to home devices), there's room in the market for Atmos to establish itself as the connective tissue between a lot of these solutions. Still, going up against the brand power and market awareness of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Samsung is an uphill task. The best hope for Atmos at the start is probably riding along with the open platform mojo that Samsung is fueling with SmartThings.
NASA spacecraft snaps images from record-breaking distance
The probe is currently in hibernation as it continues to fly farther and farther away from its home planet. Even though it's napping, NASA says New Horizons still covers over 700,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) of space each day. That's quite a journey.
Windows browsers: New Opera 51 'far faster than Firefox Quantum 58' | ZDNet
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Asteroid set to make rare close pass by Earth on Friday
"Although 2018 CB is quite small, it might well be larger than the asteroid that entered the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, almost exactly five years ago, in 2013," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. "Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet -- maybe only once or twice a year."
Spectre reboot problems: Now Intel replaces its buggy fix for Skylake PCs | ZDNet
The Wall Street Journal reported a week ago that Intel had also provided an early disclosure to Chinese tech giants Alibaba Group and Lenovo, yet failed to inform the Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT, which only learned of the bugs after Google's disclosure.
Top 5 Reasons Not to Buy Apple HomePod Right Now
To make matters worse, Siri on the HomePod is further neutered than it is on iOS. For example, you can’t access your calendar and set up appointments. Furthermore, to use the HomePod as a giant speakerphone for calls, you’ll need to dial on your iPhone first, before using Handoff to move it over. The internet is also riled up about Siri’s inability to set two timers at once — something that people are seemingly accustomed to doing on other smart speakers. Lastly, Siri on the HomePod can’t be used to book an Uber or make Skype audio calls directly, which can be done on an iPhone today.
Qualcomm says Broadcom's new, $121B buyout offer a no-go
Broadcom, which makes chips for everything from cable modems to set-top boxes and digital video recorders, first launched an unsolicited bid for Qualcomm , the world's largest maker of chips and processors for phones, in November, for $70 a share, or $105 billion. The acquisition would have been the biggest in tech history, surpassing AOL's buy of Time Warner in 2001.
This Hit Game Was Created by a 26-Year-Old Who Doesn't Code
Indeed, by no means is the game fast-paced. When the frog is inside his cave-like home, he’s usually scribbling or reading a book. It’s oddly soothing. By collecting clover in the front yard, you can use it to buy food, lanterns and anything else that might help on a long trek. After wandering about for hours or even days, the frog returns with souvenirs and snapshots from his travels. That’s it. The goal is collect more stuff: for the frog to take on trips, as well as the stuff he brings back.
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Snapchat Intros 'Create Your Own Lenses' Feature in iOS App
Now, Snap has officially confirmed that the feature is rolling out for iOS users as well. The same idea, anyway, as Snapchat now officially supports its own “Create Your Own Lenses” feature, which builds upon the longstanding GeoFilters that Snapchat has had in place for quite some time. The idea is to let users create their own Lenses for some major events, including weddings, birthday parties, and more.
A group of former Facebook and Apple employees are teaming up to warn kids about tech addiction
Together, they'll create a Ledger of Harms, a living
document that helps engineers learn more about the technology
they're creating for major companies. In addition, the coalition
will lobby public officials to fund research into tech addiction
and its effects, and propose tech fixes that prevent harmful
content from reaching young users.
How Interapt turns the traditional coding education model upside down
Prats: The big thing for us is that there is a clear gap in the workforce between who knows tech and what companies need. Companies need a lot of people who know tech and it's just growing every single year but there aren't that many people who can competently do tech out of college and out of high school, especially in low income areas, high schools don't even have tech education and most of those kids don't go into college anyway. They're essentially left out of the current workforce. That is why it's so important to teach people how to code, especially at a young age because they then get the work experience that they need as well as a skill set that will be relevant in the years to come.
A chemical found in McDonald’s french fries may lead to a baldness cure
If you’re looking for a way to be fat, happy, and hirsute: A new study has found that a chemical in McDonald’s french fries may one day successfully regrow hair in humans.
Google Doodle celebrates the Winter Olympics
The Doodle Snow Games will comprise of 17 animations, which will appear at the top of the Google homepage from now until 25 February.
YouTube suspends ads on Logan Paul’s channels after “recent pattern” of behavior in videos
More problems and controversy for Logan Paul, the YouTube star who caused a strong public backlash when he posted a video of a suicide victim in Japan. Google’s video platform today announced that it would be pulling advertising temporarily from his video channel in response to a “recent pattern of behavior” from him.
Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest, is leaving Google
The departure of Rogers, Nest's last remaining co-founder, marks the close of a chapter for the company. Google bought the buzzy startup in 2014 for $3 billion, in an effort to bring more hardware chops to the search giant. But Nest's tenure there has been rocky. Fadell left the company in 2016 after much turmoil and public drama. For example, he feuded with Greg Duffy, CEO of Dropcam, the smart camera company Nest bought later that year. After Duffy left Nest, he called his decision to sell the company a "mistake."
You Can Now Officially Play Esports for Money in Japan
A skinny chain smoker with pale skin, Yota Kachi doesn’t look much like a professional athlete. But this weekend, the 31-year-old will get a chance to become one by playing video games.
How to build a simple timesheet in Excel 2016
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Finally! Android Oreo is coming to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
The Oreo rollout will then continue market to market -- with Germany being among the first. We're not sure which countries will get the update next, as Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment. For now, all you can do is wait it out and keep checking your phone's Settings for an update. Hopefully with this news, however, it won't be long.
Why Google Chrome will label thousands of websites as 'unsafe' in the next few months
Webmasters are advised to check their root certificate authority. If it's Symantec, it's time to go find a new one. As Google points out, you can have your Symantec certificate reissued to comply with the "between June 2016 and December 2017" decision it made, but come October even those will be considered untrusted.
From Google to now: everything you need to know about Waymo
But let's back up. Just what, exactly, is Waymo? Is it available where you live? Will you be able to hail a Waymo self-driving car when the service launches? Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about Waymo.
A Faraday cage or air gap can't protect your device data from these two cyberattacks
A device infected with Odini malware can control the low-level magnetic field emitted by a CPU by regulating the load on its cores. Data can then piggyback on the CPU's magnetic field, transmit outside the Faraday cage or air gap, and be picked up by a receiving device designed to detect magnetic field manipulation.
Windows 10 tip: How to choose the right download package for a clean install | ZDNet
Microsoft makes the installation files for Windows 10 available from a variety of sources. If you download an ISO file from a site intended for IT pros or developers, you might be unable to create bootable media. Here's how to solve that problem.
Apple rolls out live news in TV app for iOS and Apple TV
Initial news sources include CNN, CBS, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Cheddar, all appearing in the primary Watch Now section of the app on iOS and tvOS 11.2.5. The TV app also got support for live sports programming with an update back in December.
The Tale of the Painting Robot That Didn't Steal Anyone's Job
Which of course required some adaptation on the part of the humans. “The robot made me nervous, I thought it was going to lead to layoffs,” says painter Eric Magallon, who now works as a robot operator, making sure it's loaded with enough paint and the like. “But when we started working with the robot it became normal. We got used to it.”
Facebook Is in Talks to Lease Office Campus in Dublin
Facebook Inc. plans to lease an office campus in Dublin as it continues to expand, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Will a new iPhone battery really speed up your device? There's an app for that | ZDNet
Now, you could just throw $29 at Apple and hope that this will speed up your old iPhone, giving it a reprieve. Problem is, an iPhone that's just slow might not be slow because iOS is throttling the performance, and won't benefit from a battery swap (other than the fact that you get a fresh battery that's likely to extend the lifespan of your device).
Salesforce investing $2 billion in Canada, as U.S. tech firms head nor
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. business software developer Salesforce.com Inc ( CRM.N ) will pump $2 billion into its Canadian business over the next five years, it said on Thursday, the latest major U.S. technology investment across the border since early 2017.
The Management Formula Every Leader Should Know (In One Easy Chart)
A second manager was this VP’s buttoned-up opposite. She was extremely talented and detail-oriented, but somehow her team’s output had slowed to a crawl. Worse, she didn’t have time to focus on higher-order tasks like coordination or training people. Meanwhile a third, also very experienced manager was struggling. His team was young, and he had high standards, so he spent a lot of time jumping in to polish up their work. He stayed late fixing things and took on lower-level tasks himself to make sure things got done just right. Like his equally organized counterpart, this left him little time to zoom out to the bigger picture, and he was soon out of touch on important things in the company.
Banks Ban Credit Card Purchases of Cryptocurrencies
Lloyds Banking Group joins Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase in stopping credit card transactions for cryptocurrencies.
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How to delete Windows 10 diagnostic data collected by Microsoft
Diagnostic data is information collected to do just that: Diagnose problems with your system. It is usually collected anonymously and sent back to a vendor so they can use it to tweak their OS for the next release. However, some users are more cautious than other when it comes to the collection of any data.
Pixel owners suing Google, saying they were intentionally sold broken phones
Google Pixel users filed a class action complaint against Google this week, alleging that the tech giant knowingly sold them phones with defective microphones.
China's Love of Live-Streaming Makes Ex-Journalist a Billionaire
YY Client was the company’s first live-chat product, helping draw millions of players and giving Lei more than a hundred-fold return on his investment, after the firm landed on Nasdaq in 2012. Lei’s YY stake is valued at almost $800 million and he also reaped at least $272 million from share sales, according to company filings and data compiled by Bloomberg.
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How to control Apple Music and HomePod with Siri | Cult of Mac
When creating playlists like these, Siri will pull from all of Apple Music. But you can limit it to only the Music in your own library. Just add “my” to your commands. For example, say “Play my pop music” instead of “Play some pop music” to get a playlist made up of your own rock music.
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She says Donald Trump sexually assaulted her. Now she’s running for office.
Crooks still has to face the primaries (she has the Ohio State Democratic Party’s support), and then she will have to face off against a Republican incumbent in a district that voted for Trump. But Crooks believes she can drum up momentum to swing the region.
China’s Didi partners with SoftBank to launch taxi-hailing services in Japan
Uber’s tangled relationship with investors Didi and SoftBank is about to get more complicated after the duo inked an agreement to introduce taxi-hailing services that will compete directly with Uber in Japan.
On This Blockchain-Based Version Of Airbnb, There’s No Middleman
Instead of a centralized system of exchange, where sharing economy companies stand in the middle of transactions, blockchains open up a world where interactions are automated and the power of the network is distributed to users. That lowers transaction costs (and perhaps prices) and creates a communication system more akin to email or the web. Rather than sending orders to a company that then finds customers for them–like when you search for houses in Paris on Airbnb and it finds a suitable place–on a blockchain-based network, the matching is done using protocols that route orders automatically.
Chinese police are using facial recognition sunglasses to track citizens
One challenge for facial recognition software is that it struggles when running on CCTV cameras, because the picture is blurry and by the time a target is identified they might already have moved on. The sunglasses, by comparison, given police “the ability to check anywhere,” says Wu. “By making wearable glasses, with AI on the front end, you get instant and accurate feedback. You can decide right away what the next interaction is going to be.”
What I Wish I Knew About My Career When I Was 22
It used to be that signing on with a new company meant years (if not decades) of your life, but now that people switch jobs every few years, managing your career has become both more important and more challenging. Options seem infinite, grad school seems necessary, and far too early you start comparing your career trajectory to that of others, worried that you’re being left behind or left out. Instead of overthinking your next job, your next decision, or your next networking event, focus on being remarkable at your job, tackling your weaknesses head-on, and being someone who isn’t afraid to take on tasks that other people find terrifying. The rest of it will work itself out, I promise.