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  • Carat: The Brilliant App That Increases Your Battery Life By Showing What Other Apps To Kill

    Carat: The Brilliant App That Increases Your Battery Life By Showing What Other Apps To Kill

    "Kill Pandora - Expected Battery Life Improvement: 1 hour 50 minutes" This is what you'll learn from Carat, an incredibly useful free new iOS and Android app that's the first to give you personalized mobile battery life-saving recommendations. Carat quietly takes measurements from you device, does some math, combines is with other people's anonymized data, and sends back tips on if you should… Read More

  • Who Could Have Guessed: 3D Hurts Your Eyes

    Who Could Have Guessed: 3D Hurts Your Eyes

    After experimenting on 24 adults, a research team at the University of California, Berkeley has determined that viewing content on a stereo 3D display hurts your eyes and your brain. The scientific term is “vergence-accomodation,” which means that the eye must constantly adjust to both the distance of the physical screen and that of the 3D content. This can supposedly cause visual… Read More

  • Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?

    Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?

    When I was ready to transition from computer programmer to project manager, my employer, Xerox Corporation, sent me to its huge training center in Leesburg, Virginia. Over two weeks, the people there taught me some of the skills I needed in order to succeed in my new role: managing projects, motivating people, complying with employment regulations, and preparing status reports and presentations. Read More