Friday, July 31, 2009

[TechRepublic] Comic-Con photos; four resume tips for older workers

July 31, 2009

Four resume tips for older workers

IT CareerPeople aged 55 and older are twice as likely to experience age barriers in employment than any other discrimination. Career blogger Toni Bowers offers some resume tips on how older workers can get around this issue.

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Acquiring Top Talent for Your Company

Finding, hiring, and keeping top talent is a challenge for any company. Authors of this white papers discuss why and how to address these issues.

Geekend Picks of the Week

Comic-Con costumesComic-Con 2009 photos: Iron Man 2, Zombieland, and geeks in costumes
Even though TechRepublic editors didn't make it to Comic-Con 2009, we compiled a gallery of great photos from the event, thanks to some of our CBS Interactive colleagues. Our gallery features geeks in costumes, celebrities, collectibles, and, of course, zombies.

Virgin GalacticGallery: Branson takes off in Eve
At the Airventure 2009 air show, Sir Richard Branson, flew Virgin Gallactic's mother ship, WhiteKnightTwo aka VMS Eve, for the first time. The plane is designed to launch an aircraft, SpaceShipTwo, into space - 50,000 miles above the Earth.

Logitech diNovo Mini keyboardGeek Gifts 2009: Logitech diNovo Mini keyboard with media remote
The Logitech diNovo Mini keyboard with media remote and ClickPad consolidates the mouse and keyboard of the media PC, into one wireless device - or at least that is what it tries to do.

WoW the movieWarcraft heads to the big screen, while World of Warcraft toons defect
Blizzard Entertainment is partnering with Legendary Pictures to make a live-action motion picture based on the immensely popular World of Warcraft franchise. Blizzard also recently announced a service in development that will allow WoW players to "defect" to the other faction.

10 low-cost, high-value Web 2.0 strategies
Innovation around Web 2.0 technologies continues to pick up steam as companies look for ways to cut spending and get more from the solutions they choose. Polly Traylor outlines some of the top cost-effective Web-oriented tools and strategies.

Low-budget science-fiction films: What are your favorites?
Edmond Woychowsky reveals three of his favorite low-budget science-fiction films. List your movie picks in the discussion.

Classic gamesFive classic adventure games that need to be re-released as digital downloads
Like classic films finally being released on DVD, you can now play great (and not-so-great) games from the '80s and '90s via the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii, as well as on your PC. Here are a few that warrant a re-release.

Mintpad media playerPhotos: Mintpad media player
The Mintpad is a pocket-size portable media player that measures 3 inches across, 2.5 inches tall, and half an inch thick. Inside, you'll find a Wi-Fi-enabled Web browser, 1.3 megapixel camera (photo/video), drawing pad, video player, music player, calendar, and more.

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TWiT 205: Has Microsoft's fate been sealed?
Jason Hiner: I appeared on This Week in Tech (TWiT), episode 205 on July 26 and we discussed a lot of topics from the Palm Pre's iTunes sync battle to Mac dominating sales of $1000+ computers, but the topic we spent the most time debating was the fate of Microsoft. Listen to the full show.

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