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Millennials Want To Work At Organizations That Focus On Purpose, Not Just Profit

For the past few years, Deloitte has conducted a Millennial Survey to gauge how the generation, which now makes up the majority of the workforce, …

Why the Way You Read Affects How Successful You Are

Do you read every word and pay close attention to the details and nuances, or do you fly through the information in front of you for the main idea?<p>With the advent of text messages, emails, and other technology-based forms of communication, the way in which we--and our employees--read has more to do …

Angelina Jolie: 'I Have Seen Nothing Like the Suffering I'm Witnessing Now' in Refugee Camps

Angelina Jolie has written a powerful op-ed piece for <i>The New York Times</i> about her visits to camps for Syrian and Iraqi refugees.<p>“I have visited Iraq …

The FTC Wants All Your Internet-Connected Things To be Secure

Data should be protected and not used in ways consumers don't want<p>The Internet's already inextricably intertwined with our everyday lives, and it's only going to become more and more prevalent as the so-called "Internet of Things" takes off. Everything from wearables to home appliances to medical …

Internet of Things

Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally meet in person

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have finally met in person.<p>And now talks might get serious about meeting in the ring. According to the Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, the proposed fight is scheduled for 2 May.<p>Mayweather and Pacquiao were both sitting courtside, directly across from one another, at …

Former Opera CEO launches a feature-packed browser called Vivaldi

John S. Von Tetzchner, founder and former CEO of the popular Opera browser, has just announced a new way to browse the web. It’s called Vivaldi, and it’s aimed at power users. When von Tetzchner created Opera back in 1994, the startup browser began gaining some traction and soon became one of the …

Nintendo cuts forecasts but still expects a return to annual profit

Nintendo had a pretty good Christmas. The Kyoto video games giant posted an operating profit of ¥31.4 billion ($266 million) for its third fiscal quarter, selling 1.91 million Wii U consoles and 4.99 million 3DS portables. Buoyed by a weakened yen, net profit was ¥45.2 billion ($383 million) and …

Hotspot Shield update brings three new VPN protection modes

Hotspot Shield is one of the apps on our best VPN list, and it has an update rolling out today that will make it even better. Hotspot Shield version 3.0 is available now, free from the Google Play Store.<p>Version 3.0 brings on board three new protection modes to Hotspot Shield. The new Selected …

Watch people lose their minds when subjected to the Tesla P85D's 'insane' mode

When Elon Musk first showed off the Model S P85D, Tesla's high-end all-wheel-drive electric car, he said that his company wanted to reach the kind of acceleration achieved by the world's greatest supercars. With the help of a dash camera, some unsuspecting victims, and the car's ability to …

Forget taking notes, this Bluetooth headset captures your calls

Journalists everywhere will weep with joy if this Bluetooth recording device comes to fruition (at least this one will). We're talking about Bluewire, a headset that records both sides of a smartphone or VoIP conversation over Bluetooth. That means if you're a reporter, lawyer or anyone else who …

Gear & Gadgets

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled …

Windows 10: what Microsoft needs to get right

Photograph: Microsoft<p>The Windows desktop is coming back, combining the best of Windows 7 with new tools from Windows 8.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/20/1421770367173/922e3b40-cedf-4f39-85ab-d10728c78cc9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Microsoft<p>The Windows desktop is …

Samsung drops Snapdragon 810 in favor of Exynos for Galaxy S6 – Bloomberg

Samsung will be using in-house Exynos chips for the Galaxy S6, dropping Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor due to overheating issues, a credible report claims.<p>The report comes from <i>Bloomberg</i>, which cites “people with direct knowledge of the matter.” This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that …

Apple acquires media analytics startup Semetric, seemingly as part of Beats Music relaunch

The Guardian is reporting that Apple has acquired media analytics startup Semetric, apparently as part of the ongoing Beats Music relaunch. Of note, Semetric owns Musicmetrics, an analytics tool for artists to track the popularity of their music around the web.<p>Apple replied to the Guardian with its …

Dropbox Buys Mobile Productivity Startup CloudOn, Gets Office In Israel In The Process

Dropbox is beefing up its team once again after it acquired mobile productivity startup CloudOn. The Israel-based startup confirmed the news — first reported by The Wall Street Journal — in a note on its website.<p>CloudOn claims to have nine million registered users of its service, which allows users …

Dropbox

Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

Are you thinking about tax day yet? Your friendly neighborhood tax preparer is. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen declared this tax season one of the most complicated ever, partly because this is the first year that the Affordable Care Act will show up on your tax form.<p>Tax preparers from coast to …

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Oil Sold Off Again Tuesday.</b> On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell about 5% to move back below $47 a barrel after gaining last week for the first time in about two months. Brent crude also fell on Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning, WTI was roughly unchanged.<p><b>BHP Is Closing Nearly Half</b> …

Monster sues Beats, Dr. Dre and HTC for fraud over famous headphones

Audio engineering company Monster has sued Beats, Dr. Dre and HTC over alleged “fraud and deceit” in the way that Beats acquired the rights to the popular “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones.<p>In 2008 Monster entered into a relationship with Dr. Dre and Beats to design and manufacture the now famous “Beats …