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Number26 Adds Overdraft Feature To Its Modern Banking Experience

founders_maximilian_valentin_11 Overdraft fees suck, but sometimes you need more money than what you currently have on your bank account for a big purchase. Until now, Berlin-based startup Number26 didn’t allow overdraft. Your transaction was simply denied. But now, you can accept overdraft with one tap in the company’s app, and then turn it off later in one tap as well. Read More

Meet The 5 Startups Launched At Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS Demo Day

hqdefault Today marked the demo day for the first batch of startups from SMASHD LABS, the LA-based accelerator started by legendary talent manager Troy Carter. When it launched, SMASHD promised that it would accept a diverse group of companies from across the entertainment, media, technology, and culture industries…and it didn’t disappoint. Companies from the inaugural batch ranged from… Read More

Retail Software Maker LightSpeed POS Acquires SEOshop For E-Commerce Push

lightspeed LightSpeed POS is announcing that it has acquired SEOshop, an Amsterdam-based maker of e-commerce software. As the name implies, LightSpeed’s offerings for brick-and-mortar retailers and restaurants include a point-of-sale system, as well as inventory management, a customer database and more. It also offers tools for creating a web store, but founder and CEO Dax Dasilva said the… Read More

BuzzFeed Hires Google’s Lenke Taylor As Its First Chief People Officer

buzzfeed BuzzFeed is hiring a new executive to lead recruiting and human resources — Lenke Taylor, who’s currently Google’s head of people operations for business functions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company has added several people with “chief” in their title this year, including Chief Revenue Officer Lee Brown and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Cooper.… Read More

Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

Dannie Chu and Pawel Garbacki, part of Pinterest's open source committee. Pinterest has built plenty of its technology on open source projects, so of course it wants to open its projects up to the developer community, as well. So the company has built a committee at Pinterest dedicated to making its tools available to the open source community when it thinks they are ready. Enter Pinterest’s open source committee, a team of engineers that got together two… Read More

Din Delivers Thanksgiving To Your Door

din1 Next week we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving, which is the perfect excuse to gather and nosh with family or friends. But it can be time-consuming and anxiety-inducing for those doing the cooking. If you don’t have a ton of time or are just feeling a bit intimidated by it all, Din might have just the solution for you — as long as you live in Los Angeles or San Francisco. Read More

How To Edit System Environment Variables For A User In Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a new Settings app and it’s kind of confusing for anyone switching to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Perhaps even Windows 8 users will struggle with it because Windows has always had the control panel. The control panel was one place where you could manage your computer’s settings but with the Settings app, there are now two places where you can do that. What makes it more difficult to adjust to is the fact that some things can only be changed from the Control Panel but have to be accessed from the Settings app. If you’re looking for a way to edit environment variables for a particular user, you might feel a little lost trying to find the setting. Here’s a brief look at how you can set edit environment variables in Windows 10.

The process is more or less the same as it was in older Windows versions. The trick is knowing how to open the right setting in Control Panel. There’s two ways of doing it; right-click on the Start Menu and select ‘System’ from the context menu. The other way to open the correct Control Panel settings is to go to the Settings app and in the ‘System’ group of settings, click on ‘About’. At the very bottom, you will see an option ‘System info’. Click it.

In both cases, the window shown below will open. Click on Advanced system settings.

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The System Properties window will open. Select the ‘Advanced’ tab and click the ‘Environment Variables…’ button at the very bottom. A new Environment Variables window will open. Select a variable to edit or delete it, or click the ‘New’ button to create a new variable.

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Read How To Edit System Environment Variables For A User In Windows 10 by Fatima Wahab on AddictiveTips – Tech tips to make you smarter