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    50 Books Every Geek Should Read

    50 Books Every Geek Should Read
    Ever find out one of your friends hasn't read "Neuromancer" or doesn't know what a Babelfish is or why it's important to keep a towel handy at all times? Did you have that brief moment where you thought, "Man, it's like I don't even know you?" If you're going to work in tech, write code, or just spend way too much ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +59
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    15 Things You'll Love About Windows 7

    15 Things You'll Love About Windows 7
    (and Five You'll Hate) Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 7. Vista failed to give Windows users a reason to upgrade from XP, and justified or not, it quickly gained a reputation for being slow, overly complicated, and annoying to work with. Judging by the response to the public beta of Windows 7, lots of Windows fans are more than ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +35
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    The 20 Most Sought-After IT Skills

    The 20 Most Sought-After IT Skills
    SAP, network security, and business intelligence top this quarter's list of the IT job skills that companies are paying more for. While the overall value of IT certifications continues to decline, holders of several key certs and skills have made significant gains in salary over the past six months. Find out which areas of IT are hot in our analysis of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Six Must-Have IT Skills

    Six Must-Have IT Skills
    The skills required for technology jobs vary widely from one position to another, but are some technical skills worth acquiring, no matter what your area of expertise? Absolutely. That’s clear from a review of Monster job ads for various technical positions. Listings for network engineers sometimes call for HTML skills. Help-desk jobs may require documentation skills. Programmers often need to know ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Firebug is Your Best Friend

    Firebug is Your Best Friend
    Ever wonder how that site you like did its roll-overs, or which route they took to implement rounded corners in CSS? Or maybe you're about to take in a feed from a client's site, and you'd like to see how well they structure their pages. Well, you could pore through the source of the page, download the linked CSS files and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Answers to The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz

    Answers to The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz
    InsideTech created The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz to help you learn more about tech acronyms We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1. FTP o Fault Tracking ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    InsideTech's Laptop Buying Guide

    InsideTech's Laptop Buying Guide
    Over the last few years, laptops have become powerful, portable, and inexpensive enough that it's easy to get by without a desktop machine. As laptops have become more of a default than a luxury, the range of features, models, and prices has expanded greatly. Sorting through all those options isn't always easy, but these 10 rules for laptop buying should help ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    7 Gadgets We’re Looking Forward to This Year

    Just like with movies and video games, the fall season is the best time to find the best new gadgets. Check out our sample of the best of the best for late 2009, including the potential release of the mythical Apple 'iTablet.' Check out the gadgets below! 1. Zune HD The upcoming Zune HD is the first big upgrade to Microsoft's ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Why Workers Need to Know Open Source Tech

    Why Workers Need to Know Open Source Tech
    So you say your company doesn't run Linux or code with PHP? Don't make the mistake of thinking you're unaffected by open-source technologies such as these. Open source is tearing up the technology landscape. Ignore it, and you may be asking for trouble, even if your current job seems far removed from the world of open source. While naysayers once viewed ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Hurry Up and Wait: 6 Futurists Explain Why Slowness Might Be as Important as Speed

    According to some of the world’s most prominent futurists, slowness might be as important to the future as speed. We've asked them to explain why. Here are their answers. Julian Bleecker Julian Bleecker, a designer, technologist, and co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, devises “design-to-think experiments” that focus on interactions away from conventional computer settings. “When sitting at a screen ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Seven Tips for Building a Breakout Tech Blog

    Blogging can seem like a quick and easy way to draw attention to yourself as a technology professional. You post your opinions on Web 2.0 trends, information architecture or whatever strikes your fancy, and pronto, you've got a worldwide audience. If only it were that easy. Blogging can be a savvy way to develop your street cred as a techie, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Work

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another and how it's increased transparency in everything we do. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, especially when it comes to workplace productivity. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Can Augmented Reality Tech Help You Make Better Life Decisions?

    Can augmented reality technology finally make it easy to do the right thing? Last year was huge for a young technology called “augmented reality”—and that’s important even if you’re not a nerd, because it should revolutionize the way we approach social causes. Sure, many current examples of augmented reality are trivial, but hear me out. Augmented reality allows you to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Steps to the Perfect Smartphone

    10 Steps to the Perfect Smartphone
    How much of your day do you spend on the phone? How about checking and answering e-mail? As important as your laptop or desktop may be, your smartphone has arguably become the most important tool in your personal tech arsenal. The right one can make you more efficient, better connected, and more attractive to the opposite sex. (Well, two out of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Troubleshooting 101

    Troubleshooting 101
    No one ever teaches a class in it, but troubleshooting problems is actually the main thing you'll spend time on in tech jobs. It's rarely easy, but if you follow a few rules of thumb, you'll be able to work your way out of the thorniest code, network, or system issues while keeping a level head and making sure you don't ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Answers to the Ultimate PC Connector Quiz

    Answers to the Ultimate PC Connector Quiz
    InsideTech created The Ultimate PC Connector Quiz to help you brush up on your critical PC components and connectors. We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken The Ultimate PC Connector Quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] #1 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    15 Ways Python Is a Powerful Force on the Web

    15 Ways Python Is a Powerful Force on the Web
    The Python programming language has gained popularity as one of the components of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Python/Perl/PHP) stack. Python has seen a resurgence in programmer interest, and dynamic languages such as Ruby and Python have emerged as alternatives to languages like Java and C#. And the popularity of software such as the Google App Engine, the Django Web ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current

    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current
    In the IT world, if you aren't constantly learning new skills, you're falling behind. Technology changes so quickly that the skills that got you a job just five years ago might not get you the time of day right now. That's why it's important to keep developing your skills and learning new ones. Here are a few ways to do it: ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Create a Rich Internet Application (Screen Design)

    Designing a rich Internet application (RIA) can test even an experienced design team. The hardest challenge is to blend Web and desktop paradigms to create a responsive and intuitive experience. Some paradigms that exist in the desktop environment are ill-suited for the Web, while many of the Web paradigms people are familiar with (paging, explicit refresh) are no longer necessary ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Name That Gadget Answer Key

    Insidetech created the Name That Gadget quiz to test how well you can identify your favorite gadgets. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken The Name That Gadget Quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] [widget:884] 1. Gadget 1 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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