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Global Technology News for 6 Aug 2013

How to Build a Career Worth Having

Life Hacker - 6 Aug 2013 23:00
How to Build a Career WorthWe live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs. How... can we explain this? Certainly factors like the sluggish economic recovery and stuck wages play a role, but I think the real answer is even more straightforward: It's not clear how one designs a satisfying career in today's professional culture, especially if lasting fulfillment (as opposed to salary maximization) is the goal.
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Windows Phone GDR2 Update ForIf you own a Nokia Lumia 820 or Lumia 920 device, you might be pleased to learn that according to a smattering of reports, the Windows Phone GDR2 update for either device has been spotted in Nokia's... servers. What this means is that for those who might be too impatient to wait for their carrier or Nokia to begin rolling out the update to users, you can go ahead and download the updates manually and flash them onto your device yourself. What this also means is that by flashing the update, you're effectively wiping your phone and it will be a fresh install, so all the data will be gone and your phone will be as if it just came right out of the box. Of course this isn't exactly for everyone since we imagine not everyone is tech savvy enough to figure this out on their own, so if you're unsure...
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Apple to start USB powerApple is investigating the death of a flight attendant who was electrocuted by answering an iPhone 5 that was charging, and now it's taking a step to ease fears about potentially faulty USB power... adapters. Though Cook and Co. don't identify whether the plug involved in the deadly incident was from a third-party manufacturer, they explain that "recent reports have suggested that some counterfeit and third party adapters may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues." With that in mind, the House that Jobs Built is instituting the USB Power Adapter Takeback Program, which will let folks pick up first-party iPad, iPhone and iPod plugs for $10 if they return their any of their current adapters. Don't plan to stock up on the power-giving cubes though, as the deal is limited to...
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Sprng Accessory Could HelpWhile Apple's bundled earphones that comes with iPhones and iPods are actually pretty decent if one weren't too fussy, one of the major problems that owners are experiencing would be how these... earphones have the tendency to keep slipping out of their ears. For some who are lucky, the earphones fit perfectly, although based on the majority of complaints, there are many who find it annoying that they have to keep adjusting their earphones to make it stay in place. Thanks to the folks at Ohm Industrial Design whose founders were a little fed-up of their Apple earphones dropping out of their ears, they have cooked up a small piece of plastic that when attached to the earphones, should help keep it in placed. The attachment is called Sprng and it's basically a small plastic clip that attaches...
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Having trouble finding love online? Are sites like eHarmony and Match.com too mainstream for your particular dating interests? Then this slideshow of the Internet's most...
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You can't touch this other users' logins, Miss Hacker Microsoft has fixed a potentially nasty set of authentication vulnerabilities involving Yammer, the "Facebook for business" enterprise... collaboration and social networking platform....
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Humans have long wished to see through the eyes of other animals--like Bran Stark's Warg ability, say--but so far the best we've achieved is mounting GoPros on them . One Harvard research team,... though, has just brought us a step closer to that goal with a prototype noninvasive brain-to-brain interface allowing test subjects to control a rat's tail with nothing more than their thoughts.
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14 Super Fast Aperture Lenses Worthy of Note

The Phoblographer - 6 Aug 2013 06:24
If all you want is some quality bokeh or so much of it that your subjects are swimming in a blurry haze, some lenses are better for your bokehlicious addiction that others are.
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Andy Warhol's grave is nowAugust 6th marks the 85th anniversary of pop art legend Andy Warhol's birthday; he would have been 85. To commemorate the occasion, the Andy Warhol Museum has launched a live video feed of Warhol's... grave that anyone around the world can stream 24/7.
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra ComparedBack in June, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra was revealed after countless leaks and rumors, and while we have yet to get our hands on the device for a full proper review, we can only imagine that a phone... with a screen size of 6.4" is pretty massive. Thanks to photos from RingHK, we now have a better idea of what to expect, and safe to say it does not look pocket-friendly! A series of photos has been uploaded by the folks at RingHK and it basically shows off the Sony Xperia Z Ultra side-by-side the Nexus 7 tablet from Google and ASUS, and upon first glance it certainly does not look like there's a very big difference in size. According to RingHK, they believe that the Nexus 7 tablet has a better display and better viewing angles, although we guess we'll need to see it for ourselves to believe. In...
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Sylvester Stallone Calls BruceSounding more like a squabbling tween girl than a beefed up action star, Sylvester Stallone slammed Bruce Willis on Tuesday, calling the fellow "Expendables" star "greedy and lazy." GREEDY AND LAZY... ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE-- Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 06, 2013 The harsh words came soon after Stallone's Twitter announcement that Harrison...
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"I'm afraid of snakes," Howie Choset, the inventor of the Robosnake, admitted in a video interview with The Huffington Post. "Snake robots, on the other...
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Two building proposals at Laramie County Community College top the list of capital construction projects recommended by the Wyoming Community College Commission.
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Categories: Inspiration Tags: actionfabianorodriguesphotosselfportraitsskateboardskateboarding Last month, we featured the life and work of Arto Saari, a legendary professional skateboarder who has... turned into quite the skateboarding photographer in recent years. Fabiano Rodrigues is very similar. The Sao Paulo, Brazil-based skateboarder and photographer has a fantastic eye for composition -- particularly when it comes to shooting self portraits. 39-year-old Rodrigues
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Mel Raido to Co-star withMel Raido is set to star in the indie "Gemma Bovery" with Gemma Arterton. Anne Fontaine is directing with Philippe Carcassonne and Faye Ward producing. Pic is from Posy Simmonds' graphic novel, which... is loosely based on Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and is about a young English woman who marries and moves to rural France....
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Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 5 For Developers

Ubergizmo - 6 Aug 2013 20:31
Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 5Just over a week ago Apple seeded iOS 7 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to developers. This time around the company has been following a fortnightly release schedule for beta versions, at least... it was following that schedule before the Developer Portal got hacked and Apple shut it down for about a week. Now after merely a week, Apple has seeded the next beta version of iOS 7 to developers. If previous rumors are true, then just one more beta version will be released prior to the Gold Master build. The GM build is followed by the public release. The iOS 7 beta 5 changelog lists improvements and bug fixes. It might bring subtle user interface improvements as well. It was said last month that Apple would continue to tweak the UI throughout the beta phase, and we've seen evidence of...
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According to reports, IBM is making staff take time off on reduced pay this summer. Is it time to bite the bullet and shift away from hardware?
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Some Xerox Copiers Are GoingPaper jams are the most basic weapon in copier vs. human warfare, but a few models of Xerox copiers are stepping up their game. They've been very stealthily going rogue and secretly changing a few key... details of the docs they've been working on.
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Obama Administration Trying ToStreamers of illegal content on the Internet, be aware: the government really wants to punish you for your malfeasance. 2012 was all about the common people of the Internet banding together to protest... the possible enactment of the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA). Faced with mounting opposition from voters and--more importantly--big business donors like Google, Congress back-pedaled the legislation. But a new report from the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force wants to revive one key element of the former SOPA bill that's sure to raise eyebrows among copyright watchers: streaming copyrighted works on the Internet would be considered a felony. Copying and distributing copyrighted material (i.e., bootlegging or ripping) is already considered a felony. and streaming copyrighted...
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The company's technology allows for users to swipe their fingers around a display, and based on that, have the device perform an action.
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What Exactly is Motorola Hiding With the X8?

TechPinions - 6 Aug 2013 15:53
Last week, Motorola announced their new line of Droid phones for Verizon. Three of the features they stressed the most were "up to 32-48 hours battery life", case configurability, and what they called... the "Motorola X8 Computing System" for always-on ...
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Big Shot self-assembly digital‚Äč While we were growing up, you had to take things apart to find out how they broke worked. Big Shot camera sets about things the other way around, coming in kit form to help kids learn exactly what... goes into making a camera tick. It's been in the prototype stage long enough for its initial audience to have almost grown up, but none the less it's finally available to buy. The $89 camera has a 3-megapixel sensor, a 1.4-inch LCD screen, plus three lenses for different shooting modes (normal, 3D and panorama). Big Shot's inventor, Prof Shree Naya, has a similar vision to other educational products like the Raspberry Pi and OLPC, where he hopes that if enough sell, he can send some off to children with less resources. That was probably on Naya's mind when he decided to add a hand crank for...
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A skilled attacker with access to the right router can co-opt routes to destination IP address. When this happens, nothing on the internet is trustworthy. And there's no way to stop it.
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Review: MeFOTO Daytrip Tripod

The Phoblographer - 6 Aug 2013 12:31
MeFOTO's Daytrip Tripod wasn't announced too long ago, but we have known about them for a little while. The tripods are meant to be small, but not alarmingly small.
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Inside the Tor exploit

ZDNet - 6 Aug 2013 06:56
Some of the people who were most concerned about Internet privacy, and we're using the Tor anonymous Internet service to protect it, may have been the most exposed.
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