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How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring

When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match. Regrets don't make for a good employer/employee relationship. What CIO hasn't looked at a staff member and thought, "I don't get it. He seemed like such a great hire, but he just doesn't fit on the team." In retrospect, another candidate would have been a better choice, even though their technical skills weren't quite stellar. H......
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Best free Android games 2017

Take an early 1990s FPS, smash it into an auto-runner, add a dash of Pac-Man, and you'd end up with Hammer Bomb. You're dumped in dank mazes and dungeons full of hideous beasts and must stomp along, finding keys, loot, weapons and the way out.Levels are randomised, adding a Roguelike quality to proceedings, and the entire game's underpinned by a levelling up system. This means XP being awarded for killing loads of monsters, rapidly finding ......
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Maritz IT's Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner

Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology. The directive, when it came down, seemed unreasonable. CIO Gerry Imhoff at Maritz Holdings Inc. had been reducing his IT budget each year to hold down costs, but then the edict came down to reduce it by another 40%. "My team and myself felt we were being fiscally responsible. We had reduced the size of our budget by $1 mil......
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Gambling site seeks 'Head of Trump betting' - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Would the president consider suggesting to one of his own staff that they should apply? Mark Wilson, Getty Images "Ability to detect fake news."That's just one of the necessary characteristics for a job opportunity that will surely entice thousands o......
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Dashlane 4.7.0.26799

Dashlane is an ultra secure, free password manager. You can automatically import your passwords from Chrome or any other web browser into your secure password vault. With Dashlane you can save any missing passwords as you browse and the application allows you to make a new password right within your browser. You even get automatic alerts when websites get breached! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Receive security alerts that are sent......
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Homemade DIY Caliper in 30 Minutes!

A vernier caliper uses a vernier scale too achieve greater precision. This Wikipedia article on the vernier scale gives all the information possibly needed, but in short, it is a ruler with an added secondary scale which gives extra precision.- An object is placed between the arms of the caliper, so the arms grip the object.- The 0mm on the secondary scale will line up on or between two increments on the ruler, indicating the d......
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AT&T, Verizon join companies pulling ads from Google and YouTube

As reported by Variety, Verizon stated that "Once we were notified that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an investigation." Its action followed AT&T, which named Google specifically, in a statement that "We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate. Until Google can ensure that thi......
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Release: Delta Force Series

Be decisive. Be deadly. Be Delta Force. Delta Force, a series of highly tactical FPSs where your reflexes are as important as your planning, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com! Get them separately for 66% off or grab them all together for 75% off.In war, sometimes tactics are all you can rely on to pull off that surgical hit which will decide the victor. Delta Force has tactics in spades, from the series' original game to Delta Force 2, ......
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Is Linux Mint a secure distribution?

LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Mint has been lambasted by some in the media for security problems over the last few years. But how accurate are such perceptions? Does Linux Mint really suffer from security problems or is it all much ado about nothing?
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AT&T and Verizon join advertising boycott against Google over offensive YouTube videos

AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google’s display network amid concerns that company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech. The two telecommunication conglomerates issued statements on Wednesday that they will stop advertising on YouTube and Google’s display network until they are reassured that their ads won’t play ahead of videos with ob......
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Mars Rover Spots Clouds Shaped By Gravity Waves

sciencehabit writes from a report via Science Magazine: NASA's Curiosity rover has shot more than 500 movies of the clouds above Mars, including the first ground-based view of martian clouds shaped by gravity waves, researchers reported this week at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The shots are the best record made so far of a mysterious recurring belt of equatorial clouds known to influence the martian climate. Understanding th......
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Pre-order: Beat Cop

The Big Apple is rotten to the core. Take a big bite. Beat Cop, a retro-styled, nonlinear adventure about beating the odds and perils of 80's Brooklyn, is now available for pre-order, DRM-free on GOG.com, with a 10% pre-order discount!From NY detective to traffic warden, it's a long way to fall. And Jack Kelly didn't exactly land on his feet, either. With the false murder accusations ruining both his life and career, his only ticket to a de......
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Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese

Prep once, feed the family twice when you double this mac and freeze half. I created it for people I love most, using ingredients they love best. —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida
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We need a software revolution for the greater social good

Five years ago, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously wrote, “Software is eating the world.” It’s hard to think of more prophetic words coming out of Silicon Valley, and new players that have software at their core continue to reinvent entire industries. Uber disrupting the taxi industry, and Airbnb, the hospitality industry, are just two examples. The social sector has not fully benefited from what Silicon Valle......
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Wells Fargo introduces cardless ATMs across U.S. in digital push

By Tina Bellon | NEW YORK NEW YORK Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo & Co depositors can withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM, the latest sign of U.S. lenders moving away from traditional brick-and-mortar banking.Jonathan Velline, Wells Fargo's head of ATM and store strategy, said that the San Francisco-based bank decided to apply the smartphone technology to all of its 13,000 cash machines after piloting t......
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Special Sale: In the Army

Up to 90% off several camo-painted gems: Men of War series, Commandos, Xenonauts, Cannon Fodder, and more! Attennnnn-tion! Delta Force deployed all over GOG.com today and we need to show these tough guys that we're combat ready. This is not a drill, everyone! Right now we've put a discount on several of our finest military units and they're over there, standing in line and ready for inspection. Be sure to come and check if they are indeed f......
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Behold the robo-fruit

Perhaps you’ve been watching the BBC’s Spy in the Wild, in which meticulously recreated robotic animals cohabitate with their fleshy brethren and record all their secret goings and doings. But haven’t you ever wondered what fruit gets up to during the long trip from its homeland to your local produce department? These robo-fruits, from Swiss R&D firm Empa, are your best bet to find out. Of course, it’s not for a nature documentary, but ......
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Don’t Buy the Latest Trump Surveillance Hype

On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes made an unexpected revelation. The president and his associates, Nunes told a gaggle of reporters, were swept up in “incidental collection” by US intelligence agencies. It’s a charge that almost sounds like it validates Trump’s recent tweeted accusations that President Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower. But it doesn’t. As with any story where so much of the underlying information rem......
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This pretty e-paper smart calendar is everything I want in a gadget

A designer named Kosho Tsuboi has conceived a beautiful gadget idea. His product, the Magic Calendar, is an e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule. The project is associated with Google’s Android Experiments, which appears to be a Japanese program in which creators can pitch ideas for Android-centered gadgets. In this case, the calendar relies on a custom Android app, and, judging off the below video, uses Go......
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How enthusiasts designed a powerful desktop PC with an ARM processor

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.But in 1987, Archimedes wasn’t available to Torvalds in Finland, so he settled for the Sinclair QL. In the meanwhile, the Archimedes failed and disappeared from the scene, killing any chance for ARM chips to dominate PCs.Since then, multiple attempts to put ARM chips in PCs hav......
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Terrify the children in your life with this weeping unicorn candle

Ever wanted to make a unicorn cry tears made from its own horn? Well, that's messed up, but you can — thanks to this candle. Simply light the wick of Firebox's new, aptly-named "Crying Unicorn Candle," and soon the creature's horn will start to melt into hot rainbow wax. Then, the wax will drip through the unicorn's head and seep out of its eye sockets. Hell yeah! SEE ALSO: The newest hair trend is the unicorn horn and it's spectacularly st......
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The Curiosity Rover's Wheels Aren't Looking So Good

Two treads, or grousers, on Curiosity’s left middle wheel are broken. In this image, a torn grouser can be seen at the top of the wheel. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) A routine check performed by NASA has uncovered two tears on the treads of the Mars Curiosity Rover’s left middle wheel. The damage isn’t unexpected, nor is it catastrophic, but it’s a reminder that this intrepid little explorer won’t last forever. Scientists with......
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All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April 2017

Netflix is about to rain down on April with some nerd-friendly original content, but that’s coming at the cost of some of the best nerd-friendly classic TV.The HighlightsLet’s get the bad news out first. Several classic series are leaving Netflix. From my probably incorrect memory, a few of these have been with Netflix since the start of streaming. Okay, here we go then, you ready? Because this is going to hurt. Here are some of the shows l......
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Movie studios talk $30 rentals for movies still in theaters as Apple pushes for content on iTunes

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:54 am PT (12:54 pm ET) Hollywood studios are reportedly showing "greater flexibility" in negotiations with theater chains about the prospect of early movie rentals —something that could affect Apple, which is also allegedly pursuing early streaming via the iTunes Store.Warner Bros. kicked off talks a while ago by proposing $50 rentals just 17 days after a premiere, whi......
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5 jobs introverts can't wait to see replaced by robots

WE'RE FOREVER hearing about how the robots are coming for our jobs, and soon there'll be no gainful employment for real flesh-and-blood humans. In fact, I fully expect it to be a key campaign point for the 2030 election. But for some people, there are definite upsides to the robot revolution. Sure, it might sound harsh to wish for lots of people to lose their jobs, but that's how societal progress works - loads of jobs don't exist anymore. ......
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