Productivity

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TED talks are great to watch when you have time to spare, the problem is finding a good collection of them without having to jump through a bunch of different websites. To combat this, a new channel called the "TED Archive" has begun the long process of cataloguing and uploading talks, making it easier for the rest of us.

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The average person requires eight hours of sleep per night to stay happy, healthy and fully recharged for the day ahead. Unfortunately, our work commitments and social life often get in the way. This infogaphic from bed specialist SleepyPeople lists 11 "sleep hacks" you can employ to get by on less shuteye each day — without affecting your health.

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If you’re anything like me, you lose control of your day pretty much the moment you wake up. When I get home from coaching a couple of morning classes, I step into a maelstrom of Paw Patrol-inspired chaos featuring breakfast cooking, tea making, dog walking and feeding, child dressing, teeth cleaning, dishwasher stacking, all with the ultimate aim of getting the young ‘un out of the house and up to school.

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Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, I've been dreading the day notifications to add someone I've never met to my professional network pop up in my screen. Turns out that day is here, with LinkedIn announcing its Windows 10 app that comes complete with notifications about whatever professional bullshit you don't care about. Luckily, you can change what apps demand your attention in the Windows 10 Action Center.

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As anyone who's ever spent time Googling celebrities — or themselves — can tell you, diving down the internet rabbit hole will sometimes bring up some weird results in that right-hand box. So what's an armchair fact-checker to do? If you know for a fact David Spade is not Dana Carvey, or your birthday is definitely not the same release date as Van Halen's Women and Children First, you can tell Google yourself.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Having to close a tab with audio blaring from an auto-play ad is one of the web's greatest annoyances, but at the same time, most of us want to hear videos coming from YouTube or Netflix. How do you mute one without the other? Fortunately, there are a couple of easy solutions available.

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We hate to break it to you, but the traditional USB ports you've used to connect your cameras, controllers and other gizmos for the past 20 years aren't long for this world. The whole squad's getting replaced by a few great alternatives, though they each come with their own pros and cons. If you're thinking of upgrading your devices this year, here are the ports you'll need to get familiar with to keep up with today's tech.

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of American teenagers compete to be the best at Word, Excel and PowerPoint and win up to $US3000 ($3907) in the Microsoft Office Specialist US National Championship. It's organised by Certiport, a testing company that offers certifications in software such as MS Office, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite. We asked this year's first-place winners for their best Office tips.

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Running Windows on your MacBook isn't uncommon, but running it on a new Touch Bar MacBook Pro has its own set of challenges thanks to the removal of the function keys. Luckily, a trip through your MacBook's settings can bring those precious keys back when using Windows 10, either virtually or natively.

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Computer specs can be a baffling mix of acronyms and numbers at the best of times, but it's worth learning something about them: It will help you choose a new computer, troubleshoot your old computer, and generally understand more about the relationship between the specs on the page and the experience you're getting.

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Blame, procrastination, self-victimisation — this terrible trifecta can sink your career and limit your levels of personal success. We often find ourselves resorting to bad patterns, especially in the workplace. I have noticed one place in my own life where these traits are nowhere to be seen. While I play video games.

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Congratulations, you've downloaded the iOS 11 beta! No doubt you've by now had your fun experimenting with Apple's latest operating system packed with new features like a QR code-friendly camera app, a customisable control centre, and a file manager app (named, unfortunately, Files).

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Marc Roger's career spans more than 20 years, including a decade managing security for the UK operator Vodafone. He's been a CISO in South Korea and co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup. He's been hacking since the '80s and is now a white-hat hacker as well as the Head of Security for Cloudflare. In his role as technical adviser on Mr Robot, he helped create hacks for the show. And as if that's not enough, he also organises the world's largest hacking conference. We caught up with Marc to find out how he works.