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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.


Are you this good at email?

By Stacy Warden on June 10, 2014

In honor of National Email Week (yep, that’s a thing) we thought we’d round up the best tips to keep your inbox from looking like it belongs on one of those Hoarders episodes. But we didn’t stop at merely cleaning up the clutter – we found tips and tricks for everything from blocking unwanted messages to actually un-sending them. Here are six ways to manage your inbox like a pro.


Add these tech books to your summer reading list

By Stacy Warden on June 3, 2014

Sure, books on programming, data and design may not be the first topics that come to mind when you’re itching for some new material to bring along to the beach, but we think they should be. We asked some of our authors for their must-read titles, and the recommendations were too good to not share.


Take this tech to your Memorial Day party

By Stacy Warden on May 23, 2014

Whether your Memorial Day involves heading to the beach, hosting a backyard cookout or maybe just curling up with the latest George R.R. Martin installment, we’ve got all the tech you’ll need to make it a memorable one.


Microsoft: headed in ‘One’ direction

By Lars Klint on May 13, 2014

Microsoft has really upped its game over the last four years. But where is the company headed now? What will it look like in the future? How does it really stack against its competitors? Let’s take a look.


TechEd 2014: Where to eat, drink and unwind

By Stacy Warden on May 12, 2014

This year’s TechEd conference in Houston, Texas is the perfect chance to find out if everything really is bigger in The Lone Star State. Here are some of our favorite attractions, restaurants and pubs in the nation’s fourth most populated city – cowboy boots optional.


Lessons learned from Target’s data breach

By Lynn Greiner on February 24, 2014

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard about the Target data breach. But in case you missed it, over about three weeks, from Thanksgiving to mid-December last year, approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts used in US Target stores were compromised.


What Microsoft’s change in leadership means for you

By Paul Ballard on February 21, 2014

The mantle of leadership within Microsoft that was created by founder Bill Gates has been passed on for only the second time in the company’s history. As with any significant organizational change, lots of questions have been raised, and industry insiders as well as financial analysts are all looking for clues to what this will mean for Microsoft in the long run.


How Microsoft is changing its developer relations

By Mary Branscombe on January 29, 2014

If you’re a .NET or Silverlight developer, you might have been feeling a little left out over the last couple of years as Microsoft introduced WinRT runtime, a developer program for Windows Phone, and announced that Unity would be available free to indie devs on Xbox One. You probably have been thinking, “But what about .NET?”


10 best TV shows to satisfy your inner geek

By Stacy Warden on October 14, 2013

What better way to unwind after a long workday than with a little geeky TV? Here are 10 of the best current shows that are sure to keep your inner nerd delighted. Big Bang Theory, CBS – Now in its seventh season this Geektastic sitcom follows the ups and downs of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, Raj [...]


Coding among the top education trends this school year

By Manya Susoev on October 4, 2013

According to an article published on eSchool News, a technology news site aimed at educators, learn-to-code programs are among the top trends in education for the new school year. Developers are always in high demand, and schools that recognize this are starting to incorporate programming classes. Schools and instructors hope this will help prepare students [...]


Quick and easy ways to customize your cubicle

By Stacy Warden on October 2, 2013

The modern cubicle may have come a long way, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still the worst ever work environment (seriously, who actually finds inspiration while crammed inside of a box?). Thankfully, your prison cell cubicle doesn’t have to be the most mundane place on the planet. Instead of dreading the spot where you [...]


Your laptop bag is boring. Try one of these instead

By Stacy Warden on September 24, 2013

Smartphones and tablets may be wildly convenient, but let’s face it; when you need a real workhorse, laptops still dominate. Unfortunately, they’re big, boring and typically not much to look at (unless maybe you’re sporting the latest Mac Book Pro—and even then it’s still a gigantic slab at the surface). Seriously, how many times have [...]


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