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We recently covered Microsoft's lesser-known Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) that adds protection against malware. Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties.Read more...

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If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help.Read more...

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For many of us, August is the best time to take a vacation. However, if you're having trouble being productive at the office, you may want to travel during another month.Read more...

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This week we listed the best tech upgrades you can make , inflated a mattress with a trash bag , offloaded some tasks to our phones , and cleaned up our Facebook feeds . Here's a look back.Read more...

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If you're still learning how to dress a bit better , it can help to have some little "cheat sheets" on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what color shoes go with what color suits.Read more...

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Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That's not really true, and here's why.Read more...

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The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system , but most of the projects we've seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if something happens.Read more...

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We all have room to polish our communication skills—some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas across.Read more...

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Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to do on a file-by-file basis, but thankfully, MacIssues shows how to convert text files in bulk using a simple terminal command. Read more...

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If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a great option for backing them up. [Sony 16GB MicroVault USB Flash Drive for Smartphones, $11]Read more...

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We women are at high risk when traveling alone, even locally. Lifehack.org recommends wearing a gold band on your ring finger to deter possible threats, even if you're not married.Read more...

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Android: Nova, our favorite Android Launcher , just got some cool updates. It brings some sexy new transitions and an app drawer search feature for the power user who simply has too many pages of apps to navigate.Read more...

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We all have different goals in life, but most of us probably have one thing in common: we'd love to be the kind of person that's "good with money." You know, that guy or girl that has their s*** together. I Will Teach You To Be Rich may not make you a millionaire, but it will show you how to get your money in order with minimal hassle.Read more...

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Saving money isn't easy; in fact, we're wired not to do it . So little mental tricks like forcing yourself to document when you spend money could handily prevent you from overspending.Read more...

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Plenty of savvy investors use real estate as a way to earn income. You buy a property, rent it out, and, ideally, pocket some extra cash. And low mortgage rates and a steadily improving market have experts insisting that now is a great time to invest in real estate. But what if you can't afford to put a down payment on a home in your area? Or what if you don't feel like playing landlord and renting out a property? You might be interested in REITs—Real Estate Investment Trusts.Read more...

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Android/iOS: If you're looking for detailed country information, the U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler app features profiles on an extensive list of countries. This collection of thorough info can come in handy before you take off, or while you're traveling.Read more...

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With over 8 hours of battery life and a legitimate Haswell processor, the Acer C720 is one of the best bets in the Chromebook space, and you can get a refurb right now for an eminently reasonable $117.Read more...

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Gawker Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims | io9 Here's What Happens When White People Move Into Your Neighborhood | Jezebel How to Make Your Wedding Vows More Realistic | Kotaku Old Folks Trying the Oculus Rift for the First Time Read more...

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Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where questions get down on one knee and propose, "Will you answer me?"Read more...

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I am shopping for a new car and I keep seeing dealers advertise an "internet price." Often it is lower than the other dealers. Sometimes the ad says "call for internet price," but it won't say a number. Is it really the lowest price?Read more...

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Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.Read more...

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iOS: For some reason, coins still exist. Most transactions will leave you with an arbitrary number of them either literally or digitally in your account. Acorns puts them to good use by rounding up your transactions and saving the difference.Read more...

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Today's Amazon Gold Box deal is a pair of popular Bose OE2 headphones for $80, or $30 off their usual selling price. Read more...

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One of the big problems with meetings is that, more often than not, a small number of people end up doing the majority of the talking. To get ideas from everyone else, try asking for written submissions.Read more...

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It never hurts to be prepared, and while you never know what challenges might arise in a house, it's good to have the tools on hand to deal with any basic updates or repairs. Here are the tools you should consider having on hand for basic plumbing work.Read more...

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