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  • Opinion: The one LinkedIn profile tip everyone should know: Use Work Samples to show off your achievements

    Everyone has a LinkedIn profile now, so yours needs to stand out--and there's one simple way to do it that a lot of people still don't bother to do. It's called Work Samples. It's a relatively new feature in LinkedIn (especially if you're one of those people that doesn't look at your profile that often--ahem!), and it can turn your profile from a plain old e-resume into a more visually rich representation of you and your best work.

  • Opinion: Facebook gives up on Gifts, again

    Facebook is still trying to figure out how to get you to buy stuff from your News Feed, but one experiment that didn't quite pan out was Facebook Gifts. The social network is shutting down the service on August 12, Recode reported, after underwhelming users with digital gift cards.

  • Opinion: Comic-Con: iPads are mainstream, but there's still digital drama

    I've been reading comics on and off since I was a kid, and I went to college in San Diego, yet I never attended San Diego Comic-Con International until the release of the iPad. I was drawn by the impact that device would have on the comics industry, and sure enough, over the past five years there's been massive change.

  • Opinion: Streaming music pioneer Rhapsody finally hits 2 million subscriptions

    It took Rhapsody--the RealNetworks' spinoff that pioneered the flat-fee online music subscription business--10 years to hit the million subscriber mark in December 2011. It only took from then to today for Rhapsody to achieve 2 million subs. That's progress!

  • Opinion: EA announces $5/mo. games subscription plan for Xbox One

    With its free game giveaway program On the House only a few months old, on Tuesday EA announced yet another way it plans to disrupt traditional game sales--EA Access.

  • Opinion: Virtual servers still face real security threats

    Don't let the word "virtual" in virtual servers fool you. You're the only one who knows it's virtual. From the perspective of the virtual server itself, the devices connected to it, applications running on it, end-users connecting to it, or security threats trying to compromise it, the server is very, very real. A new survey from Kaspersky Labs found that many IT professionals understand that securing virtual environments is important, but don't fully understand the threats or how to properly defend against them.

  • Opinion: How free Wi-Fi could be stealing your data

    Free Wi-Fi spots are a very handy way to get online without using up your monthly 3G or 4G allowance, but are they genuine? Be careful of using unsecured hotspots, especially when conducting your private affairs. Here's how your data could be stolen and used against you.

  • Opinion: 5 things we want to see in Android M

    Android L isn't out yet but here's what we want to see from Android M.

  • Opinion: How to install (or replace) a case fan

    Many of the chips inside a typical PC generate a lot of heat and require some form of active cooling to remain stable.

  • Opinion: Fleksy Android keyboard adds premium themes

    Premium themes for third-party Android keyboards are getting to be a thing now. Just a few weeks ago SwiftKey announced it would start selling stylish keyboard skins, and now, competitor Fleksy is following suit.

  • Opinion: Watch Doom being played on a hacked ATM

    It's hard to make ATMs more thrilling then they already are, seeing as how they're designed to spit money at you. But a team of tinkering Australians has done just that by modifying an ATM to play Doom. Yes, that Doom, the demon-blasting game that gave the world a taste for first-person shooters.

  • Opinion: Cast of Firefly reunites for Firefly: Online game

    We may never see another episode of Firefly, Joss Whedon's cult classic space-western show that Fox aired 11 episodes of before unceremoniously canceling the whole thing because Men In Suits Just Don't Understand. Put it up there next to Party Down, Freaks And Geeks, and Dead Like Me on the list of everlasting injustices. But now, Firefly fanatics are being tossed a might big bone: Firefly Online--a video game based on the series.

  • Opinion: Why Amazon Locker is better than home delivery

    It's a lot of fun to order things from Amazon, even aside from the primal pleasure of acquiring new stuff. If you have a bad memory for details, it can be like receiving presents from somebody who knows exactly what you want. Or what you wanted last week, anyway. And the presents are traditionally delivered directly to your front door, which is great.

  • Opinion: Xbox Entertainment Studios is doomed, original online programming efforts are not

    Depending on your point of view, Microsoft's decision to close down its Xbox Entertainment Studios barely two months after detailing launch plans for its original programming is a) a quick and cowardly rout, b) a wise strategic withdrawal, or c) proof that the company was never really committed to the online video space in the first place. You be the judge.

  • Opinion: Lyft to launch in NYC on Friday, for real this time

    Lyft is now allowed to operate in New York City, but it had to sacrifice its soul. The popular app ditched peer-to-peer ride-sharing--its reason for being--in order to win approval from the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission. The company hits the streets of New York, sans pink mustaches, at 7 p.m. local time on Friday.

  • Opinion: Gear VR leak shows how Samsung's headset works

    At this point, it seems like a given that Samsung is working on a virtual reality headset, with several reports indicating a partnership with OculusVR.

  • Opinion: Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock

    Windows has so many handy little features hidden all over the place, you can often forget they're there and until someone reminds you. Here's a reminder.

  • Opinion: The Pirate Bay launches mobile site from dry dock

    The scallywags at The Pirate Bay have created a new port for all digital pirates to drop anchor. The popular torrent directory recently released a mobile version of its website after years of cramming the PC version onto mobile screens.

  • Opinion: Report: Google seals deal to gobble up Twitch for $1 billion

    It's been nearly two months since Variety and The Wall Street Journal reported Google was "in talks" to purchase popular games streaming site Twitch.tv for a billion dollars. According to VentureBeat, we can now upgrade the status from "in talks" to "sealed deal."

  • Opinion: 5 ways Amazon's Fire Phone could sizzle or fizzle

    Amazon's Fire Phone arrived a little over halfway into my summer vacation, which is a fun time to test out a smartphone. In the last couple days, I've had tons of chances to capture memories with the phone's 13-megapixel camera, and test the turn-by-turn navigation while steering a rental car around unfamiliar streets. But I'm still in the process of working out who, if anyone, should pull the trigger on Amazon's very first foray into the crowded smartphone market.



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