New solar cells transform heat into usable energy

Solar cells add another function to an already long-list of beneficial uses – they can transform heat into usable energy, a new study revealed. We are always on the lookout for more sources of renewable energy: a recently developed solar panel that converts raindrops into electricity, for example. Now, researchers from MIT have come up with a device that will convert heat into energy. How Does It Work?

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Using Social Media in 2016 to attract the more qualified candidates

Your project manager has just given you his letter of resignation.  You need someone with some experience, but also someone who can be molded to fit your company culture and operating procedures.  This most likely means someone in the 25-35 years old range.  What is the best way to attract this ideal candidate?  Ads on monster.com or jobsearch.com?  You’ll likely want to shift your focus to using social media.  Social recruitment isn’t going to replace job postings on job search sites, but promoting jobs to your most engaged audience makes sense, and they are trolling social media.

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Beware of fake Olympic ticket scams

Kaspersky Lab experts found the first spam emails mentioning the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in early 2015, a year before the event is set to take place. The majority of spam emails are in English, but some are also in Portuguese because of the location of this year’s Olympic Games. According to Kaspersky Lab research, international fraudster gangs are also behind the creation of fake ticketing services for the Olympic Games.

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Free up space on your iPhone without deleting a thing, or buying more memory

Have you ever been annoyed by the fact that your iPhone’s storage space keeps getting filled up? Are you constantly having to delete photos, videos, and apps that suck up space on your phone to make room for new ones? Well, there is a simple method to free up more storage without having to erase the content you want on your phone. A Reddit user recently shared a solution for iPhone users craving more storage space, and the tip has gone viral.

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Seashells app saves Your Pocket Change, and adds Interest

Are you are saving your pennies to get a sink at Lowe’s for that bathroom redo your spouse has wanted for quite a while?  How about a new dishwasher from Sear’s, or perhaps a Carnival Cruise? Well, you can say bye-bye to your piggy bank with the Seashells app, an easier and more automatic way to save change using the concept of round-up savings. Every time you make a purchase, Seashells rounds up the total to the next dollar and pockets the difference in your Seashells account. Save up your change for rewards purchases from 180 choices including air fare, hotels and gift cards.

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Samsung files patent for a smartwatch that can project the display

Samsung recently filed a patent application for a smartwatch that can project a display onto users’ hand, a wall, or any nearby surface. The company’s filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes a wearable device that comes with a feature that can identify your hand’s shape. The smart timepiece also makes use of a mini projector to beam its UI on a surface to show bigger controls and more information. What can users do with the projected image?

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Hyperconvergence ready for the mainstream

Hyper-convergence (hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor. The market for hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) will grow 79% to reach almost $2-billion in 2016, propelling it toward mainstream use in the next five years, according to Gartner.

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