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  • How-Tos: How to build a great data science team

    Enterprises that want to launch big data initiatives -- or even more ambitiously, seek to create an "analytics culture" -- invariably should answer a handful of critical questions before spending money and allocating resources: What's the business case for analytics? Which big data tools should we use? Should we hire a data analytics vendor to handle everything? If we build an in-house team, where do we get the analytics talent?

  • How-Tos: How to send professional looking emails using Mailchimp

    Keeping your team, club or newsletter subscribers up to date can be a challenge when using traditional email. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up a professional looking message easily using the Mailchimp service.

  • How-Tos: Automate image editing with GIMP

    For a project I was recently working on I needed to remove the white background from several hundred images in PNG format and replace it with transparency. I know you can automate Photoshop but that's like getting into a Sherman tank to go shopping at your local supermarket. Another constraint (other than my reluctance to wrangle Photoshop) was the need to be able to do this in the future as part of a process to be built into a virtual machine running Linux.

  • How-Tos: Design your own KPIs, like this bar manager did with limes

    In a previous life, Dane Atkinson, now the CEO of SumAll.com, ran a bar in New York City. While there he developed what he came to call the "lime equation" -- an alternative indicator of sorts that could pinpoint the bar's sales or revenues for the night and as it happened, also flag employee theft.

  • How-Tos: Beat the Hollywood Hacker: How to stop hackers stealing your photos and data

    Following news that hackers stole nude photos from the iCloud accounts of several female celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Rihanna, you might be wondering how you can lock down your own account from the Hollywood Hacker. Modern hackers target the weakest part of your digital defences: you. Here we explain how your data can be stolen, and what to do to stop it happening.

  • How-Tos: How to use OneDrive like a pro

    Microsoft’s OneDrive keeps on getting better and it does more than simply provide online storage space. We show you how to use OneDrive and get the most out of the free storage as well as sharing files and accessing other PCs

  • How-Tos: Three ways to use BitTorrent Sync to share your files without the cloud

    On Tuesday, BitTorrent (the company) launched Sync 1.4, a brand new version of its peer-to-peer file syncing app that makes sharing folders with others a breeze. We have an in-depth hands-on with Sync 1.4 that will teach you how to use the app if you're not familiar with it.

  • How-Tos: How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

    You don't need an electrical engineering degree to build a robot army. With the $35 Raspberry Pi B+, you can create robots and connected devices on the cheap, with little more than an Internet connection and a bunch of spare time.

  • How-Tos: How to fix 'Could not create the Java virtual machine' error message

    Java can be such a troublemaker at times. We show you what to do when your PC reports 'Error: Could not create the Java virtual machine'.

  • How-Tos: How to use OpenPGP to encrypt your email messages and files in the cloud

    Putting sensitive data in email messages or cloud storage should give you the heebie-jeebies, but a good dose of cryptography can give you peace of mind. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) or its open-source implementation, OpenPGP, is the gold standard of encryption online, and when used properly, has the potential to thwart even the likes of the NSA.

  • How-Tos: How to Expedite Continuous Testing

    The prescription for continuous testing is deceptively simple: Automated unit tests, version control and a continuous integration server. We wanted to first get past the buzzwords and talk about how to actually do it, by getting started with Ruby and GitHub.

  • How-Tos: How to Install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows

    This article provides supplemental instructions to the piece How to Expedite Continuous Testing. Specifically, it explains how to install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows (as opposed to a Mac or Linux environment).

  • How-Tos: How to switch Chrome channels to test new features before they're cool

    Google Chrome's coolest new features are available only to those who want to live a little closer to the edge. Want a 64-bit version of Chrome? How about DRM support in HTML5? You're not going to find those in vanilla Chrome just yet.

  • How-Tos: Workarounds for deleted network aliases

    Reader Scott Coatsworth has an issue with disappearing shortcuts. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to watch Sony PlayStation Gamescom 2014 live video stream

    Get all the latest PS4 news from Gamescom 2014 live with our video stream.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Xbox Gamescom live video stream 2014

    Get all the latest Xbox news from Gamescom 2014 live by watching a video stream of the event.

  • How-Tos: How to file UK tax return online

    How to file your UK tax return online. How to use the HMRC website to submit your tax return.

  • How-Tos: How to use System Restore in Windows 8

    System Restore is one of the features that makes Windows worth having - the ability to roll back Windows to a point where you know it was working well can rescue your PC or laptop from all manner of ills. You can quite literally restore a laptop to a previous date, a date at which you knew it was working well. Here's how to use System Restore in Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: How to fix your Internet connection in Ubuntu Linux

    Ubuntu's included NetworkManager software aims to make your network connections "just work." Nevertheless, sometimes thing go awry. There are times you have to adjust or change your connection settings, especially when using a laptop--just like in Windows.

  • How-Tos: How to reinstall Windows 7

    If your PC doesn’t work as well as it once did, or perhaps doesn’t work at all, reinstalling Windows could be the solution. That phrase might fill you with dread but it shouldn’t. With our hands-on guide to reinstalling Windows 7 your PC will soon be as good as new.


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