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3 pitfalls your company must avoid in order to survive

By S. Max Brown on October 21, 2014

Ever wonder what makes great companies grow year after year while others fizzle out just as quickly as they started? We visited some of the top tech companies to find out what they’re doing differently. Here’s what we learned.


10 ways to know you’re a good boss

By Stacy Warden on October 16, 2014

Being the boss can often feel like you never really get a break – and maintaining a positive attitude with an overworked brain can feel like a job in itself. So, how do you know when you’re doing it right? If you can check these 10 things off your best-ever-boss list, it’s safe to say you’re in good shape.


Lovin’ Lovelace: celebrating the first woman in tech

By Stacy Warden on October 14, 2014

Today is Ada Lovelace Day and we’re honoring the first woman in tech and founder of scientific programming by taking a look at what some of the big tech companies are doing right now to pave the way for women in the industry.


Is your dev team ready for these 5 challenges?

By Don Jones on October 13, 2014

Find out whether or not your team is ready to tackle whatever comes its way, and what you can do to get everyone better prepared for the future.


All about Swift

By Alex Vollmer on October 8, 2014

Having a tough time deciding whether or not you should learn Swift? Here’s what you should know before diving in.


What is the future of XAML?

By Kevin Dockx on October 2, 2014

What’s in store for XAML? Let’s take a look at how it all got started, where it’s heading and what it means for you.


These everyday household items could become your biggest threat

By Troy Hunt on October 1, 2014

Controlling your household items straight from your smartphone offers the ultimate convenience. But are you risking too much? Here’s a quick look at how something as simple as a light bulb can put you under attack.


The rise of tech in pop culture

By Stacy Warden on September 29, 2014

From hit TV shows to rappers who code, here’s a look at how tech is taking over pop culture.


5 ways to get the most out of your year-end spending

By Lindsay Lauck on September 15, 2014

With the fiscal year coming to a close this month, managers are scrambling to find a way to make the most of their money. Before you go on a maniacal last-minute spending spree, here are some tips to help you decide how to allocate your government year-end spending.


Programming books for kids

By Stacy Warden on September 8, 2014

In honor of International Literacy Day we’re putting down our tablets and picking up these brainy books instead.


5 tips to help you hire the best software developers

By Jack Wallen on September 5, 2014

Hiring software developers doesn’t have to be as complex as it seems. Here are five simple ways to help you bring on the best.


Back to school (tech) survival guide

By Stacy Warden on September 2, 2014

Not quite ready for school to be back in session? You’re not alone. We’ve rounded up some of the best apps and gadgets to help ease the pain.


Go ahead, unplug: 5 amazing tech-free destinations

By Stacy Warden on August 20, 2014

Here are five amazing places that will help you remember what life was like before technology took over.


Strictly for southpaws: 6 essentials for left-handers

By Stacy Warden on August 13, 2014

Being a lefty in a right-handed world has never been easy. Thankfully, we found six essential items that will make your left-handed life a little easier.


This is why credit card theft is now inevitable

By Don Jones on August 11, 2014

Researchers have figured out how to reprogram the firmware of almost any commonly available USB flash drive, proving that your personal information isn’t really all that personal. Here’s what you need to know.


How to be more awesome at work: 7 tips to keep you productive

By Stacy Warden on August 7, 2014

The 9 to 5 routine can get pretty rough. Thankfully, there are several ways to stay productive on the clock. Here are seven proven methods to keep distraction in the distance.


A brief history of the World Wide Web

By Stacy Warden on August 6, 2014

It’s tough to imagine life without the Web at this point, despite the fact that it didn’t even gain traction until the 90s. But in the last two decades, it’s changed our lives immeasurably. To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the World Wide Web, here’s an overview of what is arguably one of the greatest inventions of all time.


9 amazing inventions of 2014

By Stacy Warden on August 4, 2014

August is National Inventor’s Month, and we’re pretty excited to celebrate. We’ve rounded up our favorite inventions of 2014. From a life-saving syringe to a Bluetooth-powered ring, these nine creations will have you saving up for things you didn’t even know you needed, but suddenly can’t imagine living without.


10 tech accounts you should be following on Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest

By Stacy Warden on July 18, 2014

It’s easy to label yourself an expert in your respective field, thanks to the Internet, but the folks behind these social accounts actually live up to the title – and they’re doing a great job of sharing their knowledge. We rounded up the top tech people, brands and magazines to follow on some of our favorite social networking sites including Tumblr, Pinterest (yes, Pinterest) and, of course, Twitter. Here’s what we found.


5 reasons why companies should embrace wearable technology

By Jim Wilson on June 17, 2014

Wearable technology, once thought to be limited to the cartoon worlds of The Jetsons or Dick Tracy, is now a reality. Devices like smartwatches and Google Glass put wearable technology right in the palm of our hands – or, in these cases, around our wrists and over our eyes. Here are five reasons why organizations should take notice now.