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‘Ok Google’ has about 150 commands and over a thousand variations, and you can find most of them here

Google Search is, undoubtedly, the single most important thing within Google, be it popularity-wise or financially speaking. And Search got smarter and smarter throughout the years, with the introduction of things like the Knowledge Graph — which, as of this week, incorporates songs’ lyrics, too — …

Here’s everything that’s new in Android N Developer Preview 4 [Gallery]

Android N is nearing its summer launch with Developer Preview 4. While DP3 was the first beta version stable enough for use as a daily driver, this preview is meant to get third-party developers ready to publish Android N-compatible apps. It features final APIs and the official SDK, as well as the …

Android News

50 HTML5 Tools for Designers & Developers

Web development tools always make your web design project easier with the help of advanced features. HTML5 is the most popular language for …

15 Time Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here are 15 …

Entrepreneurship

What does PlayStation VR's external processor unit actually do?

In the wake of its GDC 2016 announcements of price-point, release date and headline software, Sony has begun to reveal more of the inner workings of …

Here’s Oculus Rift’s full launch lineup

It’s been a few years since the game industry has seen the launch of a new platform, and it’s getting one later this month. And no launch is complete without a list of games that you can buy on day one.<p>Oculus VR, the company responsible for the Rift virtual reality headset, held an event earlier …

Virtual Reality

HER AGENDA — The Best Way To Give Feedback To Your Boss

We all want to feel more confident as we grow in our careers. And one way to do that is by being comfortable giving honest and open feedback. Of …

Leadership

10 Steps To Happiness At Work

To achieve greater happiness at work, you don't need your boss to stop calling you at night. You don't need to make more money. You don't need to follow your dream of being a sommelier, or running a B&B in Vermont. So says Srikumar Rao, the author of <i>Happiness at Work</i>. The biggest obstacle to …

Top 8 eLearning Trends Infographic

<b>Top 8 eLearning Trends Infographic</b>Keeping a close eye on the trends is important for learning professionals since they are responsible for managing …

Why Data Minimization Is An Important Concept In The Age of Big Data

Bigger is always better, right?<p>Well, not necessarily. Even in the realm of big data, companies and governments are beginning to see the value in a “less is more” approach. This is actually in stark contrast with things data-driven CEOs like Jeff Bezos at Amazon believed when he said “We never throw …

Big Data

Check Out The Best Tools To Use For Your Projects (Sponsored)

If you’re just staring up with a website or application, you shouldn’t miss out on some of the best tools and resources available out there. Some of …

Web Design

Adobe’s New Experience Design CC Looks to Simplify App, Web Design and Prototyping

- Mar 15, 2016<p>Adobe on Monday released a preview version of its new Experience Design CC (XD) app. First demonstrated as Project Comet at Adobe MAX …

Does IoT Make Products Smart But Hackable?

Data is the new oil. Companies grow and profits are made through data access of product usage, consumer data, production statistics etc. The Internet …

How important are company values to drive Agile Innovation?

Every year jobs and career site Glassdoor publishes the Top 10 Companies to Work for, as ranked by employees. Over the years, it’s not hard to …

How To Integrate Motion Design In The UX Workflow

As UX professionals, we play a key role in raising the bar for customer experiences. A simple attention to detail is often what signals to the …

Web Design

5 best new illustration tools for March

If you work in illustration – or other areas of graphic design and art – you're probably too busy with a logo design or your latest mood board to …

Graphic Design

HTML5, NodeJS and Neural Networks: The tech behind MySam, an open source Siri

Recently I published the very first version of MySam, an open “intelligent” assistant for the web similar to Siri or Google Now. Unlike those …

One technique that can help you make friends as an adult is surprisingly easy to mess up

But years of research suggests there's one near-universal feature of relationship development: self-disclosure.<p>In general, according to research by Nancy L. Collins, Ph.D., and Lynn Carol Miller, Ph.D., people tend to like each other more after they've shared something personal.<p>The foundation of …

Psychology

What’s probably killing your motivation right now, and how to stop it

• <b>Believing that you have to be perfect</b><b></b> puts on a lot of pressure and creates disappointment in your performance, no matter how well you perform. Nobody likes to fail and sometimes we avoid doing the things that make us feel bad about ourselves. • <b><br>Comparing yourself to others</b><b></b> is a real time-waster and …

Motivation

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams wants developers to come back to the flock

Good news (maybe), developers — Twitter wants you back. At the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams …

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge …

Time Management

10 Incredible Images Of The Tiny World Around Us

These are the winners of Nikon's 'Small World' competition<p>There are plenty of large, incredible things in this world, from canyons to oceans and huge fossils left behind by dinosaurs. But most of the things that make up our wide world are small--tiny even. Often, these things escape notice because …

Honey Bees

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Our forgotten slavery horror: The shameful, untold history of America and the Cuban slave trade

As Cuba opens, it’s time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba’s slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine’s real purpose<p>Stephen Chambers<p>September 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>From the streets of Ferguson to the South Carolina statehouse, the legacy of slavery in the United States has taken on a new urgency in …

Look, Here's What the Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift Thing is Actually About

Some of the headlines about this have been way, way off. As always, we're all having the wrong conversation.<p>If you're a popular musician in 2015 with opinions and a wi-fi connection, chances are you will have a "Twitter beef" with someone at some point during your career. And with the nominations …