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Sunflare’s new ultra-thin solar “wallpaper” can stick to any surface | Inhabitat

Imagine being able to tape thin, affordable solar cells anywhere: the top of a trailer, the side of a building, or the roof of your car. Sunflare‘s new solar technology could make that possible.

The Los Angeles-based startup has developed solar cells just a few micrometers thick that “can be secured to any surface with a special double-sided tape,” according to company founder Len Gao. The Los Angeles-based Sunflare team spent 16 years developing their ideal solar cell made with copper, indium, gallium, and selenide. The solar cells are said to be superior to traditional solar technologies in terms of weight and efficiency, generating 10 percent more power and weighing 65 percent more lightweight than other panels. Sunflare’s CIGS solar cells are affordable too, potentially costing as little as $1.07 per watt.

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Happy, Loyal Employees Need to Feel Trusted at Work | Business News Daily

What’s the secret to employee happiness and retention? According to new research, it’s as simple as trusting your team members.

A study from PayScale revealed that the more employees feel like their bosses trust them, the happier they are and the less likely they are to look for a new job.

The research found that 72 percent of workers who are able to act and make decisions on their own said they are satisfied in their jobs. Just 26 percent of employees who aren’t able to anything without being told first said they are similarly happy

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This is Nintendo’s next gaming console, the Nintendo Switch | TechCrunch

After over a year of secrecy and wild rumors, here it is: Nintendo’s next home gaming system, the Nintendo Switch (previously codenamed the NX.)

Nintendo released this preview trailer this morning. Though they officially confirmed that they were working on a new console way back in March of 2015, this is the first glimpse they’ve actually released.

As rumored, the system appears to be something of a home console/portable console hybrid. You’ve got a controller that connects to your TV for home use — but slide off the controller’s sides and attach it to the portable display (which also appears to act as the console’s brain), and you’re playing the same title on the go.

Nintendo has been saying for a while that they expected their next console to ship in March 2017, and the end of this video confirms they’re still on track for that timeframe.

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Wells Fargo investigated by California for possible identity theft | Money CNN

Wells Fargo is being investigated for alleged identity theft linked to the bank’s fake account scandal.

The California attorney general served Wells Fargo with a search warrant on October 5 seeking a heap of documents linked to the bank’s creation of as many as 2 million unauthorized accounts, CNNMoney confirmed.

The L.A. Times first reported the existence of the search warrant, the latest in a string of legal challenges facing Wells Fargo (WFC).

The search warrant said there is “probable cause” to believe Wells Fargo employees committed “identity theft” by using unlawfully obtained customer information to open bank accounts, credit cards and other products that customers didn’t request.

The California investigation is being run by Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is running for U.S. Senate.

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Very Good Light Is the Men’s Beauty Website Courting Generation Z | Fashionista

While fashion writer David Yi was still working at Mashable, a thought occurred to him: Surely, there were other men out there — men like his coworkers who didn’t work in the fashion space — who were interested in beauty beyond the standard-issue “beard oil” grooming stories being promoted by mainstream men’s publications.

“I was at lunch one day with one guy and I was like, ‘Let me ask you a question, would you ever use concealer?’ and he’s like, ‘Oh David, I’m using it now!'” Yi recalls with a laugh. “He was like, ‘Honestly, I don’t need my boss knowing that I got all kinds of ratchet at 4 A.M., so I need to have an under eye concealer so he doesn’t know I went out last night.'”

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IT Training Today: Top Tips for Finding the Right Computer Certification for You |

If you are looking for an exciting career and a job you want to get up for every morning, IT is one area where you can enjoy all of that and more.

To get a good job in the IT sector, you can’t just jump into it. You will need the right set of skills, and that means you will have to look into training opportunities.

The type of certification you require will depend on the skills you already possess, along with your specific career goals.

Here are a few tips for finding the most suitable certification for you, starting with some entry-level certifications and moving onto some more specific areas where you can become certified.

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