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All videos in Eagle’s Talent Development Centre, including job search tips and technology trends.

Is DNA the Future of Data Storage?


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Move over floppy disk, there’s a new storage device in town! Ok, there have already been a few innovations since our old “save icon” became obsolete, but one has to sit back and be impressed by the progress we’ve made in storage. From massive machines that used an entire room to tiny chips, it’s almost unthinkable how much data we can put into one place. According to this video from TED-Ed, we still haven’t seen the best of it — apparently DNA is the future of storage!

The video explains how scientists have developed a way to send secret messages via DNA. The technology has since been advanced to store massive amounts of data on a microscopic piece that can last hundreds of thousands of years. Sound too good be true? Check out the video…

10 Habits of Happy People


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Do you want to be happy? Of course you do! Granted, some days it isn’t possible to get a smile on your face and it’s easier said than done with factors beyond our control. But, there are some actions you can take to make you a happier person in general – that’s according to this video from Practical Psychology.

According to the video, there are 10 habits that separate happy people from less happy people:

  1. Gratefulness
  2. Optimism
  3. Smiling a lot
  4. Having a lot of friends
  5. Weeding out bad friends
  6. Taking frequent breaks
  7. Setting SMART goals
  8. Learning when they’re sad
  9. Taking care of themselves
  10. Helping people

If the list above piques your curiosity, then watch the complete video below for all of the details (and remember to share this with any unhappy friends).

10 Ways to Stay Safe on Free WiFi


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“Free WiFi” can be one of the best signs you see all day, especially if your cell phone data is limited. Sometimes it saves your bacon if you urgently need to download a large report or send large files to client. Other times free WiFi means you can carelessly surf for hours while you’re stuck at an airport or killing time in coffee shop. But should it really be “careless”?

Most IT professionals already know that “Free WiFi” is rarely free and can require you handing over personal information. Even worse, it can be a security nightmare and cause serious harm to your personal identity. Before you sound the alarm and never trust free WiFi again, review this video from Bright Side, which provides 10 simple ways to stay safe in these situations.

Every Tech Commercial Ever.


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The technology industry is filled with diversity and innovation. There is no limit to the types of products companies create or the features they have. With so much creativity and a desire to stand out, why is their advertising so consistently similar and lame? At least that’s what CollegeHumor believes.

This video is designed to be funny and obviously over-exaggerates the clichés found in technology commercials, but it also picks up on subtle similarities that can’t be unseen and presents them in a way guaranteed to make you smile. If you’re up for a chuckle, check this out. We’re sorry in advance if it ruins the upcoming iPhone X commercials for you.

The Myths and Realities about Scrum


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There are numerous misconceptions about our industry, including these common independent contractor myths and realities in Canada outlined by Eagle’s co-founder, Kevin Dee, in a 2015 blog post. With so many misunderstandings by people who are not involved in IT project work, we should at least be striving to ensure that everybody within the industry is on the same page and have their information straight.

This is what Mishkin Berteig of Berteig Consulting set out to do when he created a series of videos debunking the many Scrum myths he has come across as a Certified Scrum Trainer and Scrum Expert. Below is the first video in that series which explains why, contrary to what some may believe, the SrumMaster is not a Project Manager.

Bookkeeping 101 for Independent Contractors


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Perhaps the biggest challenge of taking the leap from being a full-time IT employee to an independent technology contractor is learning the ins and outs of running your business. While your prime responsibility continues to be delivering on your IT projects, you can’t ignore your accounting and tax obligations.

If you’re considering a change, don’t be intimidated by the administrative work that comes along with the countless benefits of working for yourself. Instead, take a breath and watch this video from Dice to get some helpful bookkeeping tips for those starting out in the contracting world.

10 Logic Riddles to Get You Through Thanksgiving


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Canadians love Thanksgiving weekend! A long weekend, fall weather, delicious food… and awkward silences at family gatherings. If you need to start a conversation while sitting in a quiet living room staring at cousins you barely know or you need to quickly change the subject after your uncle makes an offensive comment, then this video from Bright Side is here to help!

Challenge yourself and then your family with some of these logic riddles that they claim will increase your IQ. You may choose to run through all of them this weekend but keep in mind, more family gatherings and awkward silences are just around the corner in December.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

4 Better Ways to Use Your Spare Time


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Are you lounging around with nothing to do? Are you looking for some fun and entertaining things to do? Practical Psychology wants you to turn away from spending numerous hours in front of the TV or gaming with your free time, and instead, look into adding some net worth to your name!

This video tells us about the 4 best things we can do with our free time to start constantly improving our lifestyle. It can be as simple as exercising regularly, or meditating for 10 minutes a day. These 4 interesting habits and activities will be sure to keep you busy. Take action now, and cure your boredom!

The Real Reason Your Internet Connection Randomly Stops Working


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Does your Wi-Fi occasionally cut out at random moments? Have you ever wondered why it cuts out with no warning? This video from Techquickie has the answers for you, and it’s not your internet service provider.

Before jumping on the phone to yell at a customer service rep, watch this video and learn all there is to know about your router. The video explains the device’s many challenges of managing data traffic and WiFi-signals. You can also get some helpful tips to assist you in getting connected faster should your Wi-Fi ever cut out. Stop the delay, and stay connected today!

Here’s How to Speed Up Windows 10


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Is your Windows 10 operating system running slow? Are you wanting to fix this issue without having to spend money on expensive software and hardware? Put your mind at ease because you do not need to download any software or purchase any new hardware, you can improve your slow system for free.

TechGumbo wants to help your computer get back up to speed with these 12 quick ways to easily speed up your Windows 10 operating system. Some of these tips may be really beneficial to you if you are running a lower-end to mid-range system and increase boot time and performance. Learn how to scan your system, how to get rid of programs you no longer need, adjust your special effects, and much more. Help your Windows 10 desktop or laptop PC catch up today!