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HBR’s Best on Saying No to More Work

January is almost over. Like many professionals, I used this month to reflect on what I wanted to accomplish in 2017. I tried to keep my list of goals short and focused, but I went into the year with a lot on my plate. How am I going to make room to take on these new things? That’s where an …

A 3-Step Plan for Turning Weaknesses into Strengths

Yan Wang, the former CFO of VitalSmarts, didn’t survive Mao’s China by taking outlandish risks such as questioning those in positions of authority. As our CFO, she did impeccable work with the highest ethical standards. But challenging the status quo was deeply unsettling to her — especially if it …

Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Attribution Problem?

After months of news about Russian meddling in this year's US presidential election you're probably sick of speculation and ready for answers: What …

Why bees could be the secret to superhuman intelligence

A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future - making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves.<p>Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret to this superhuman intelligence? Bees.<p>Rosenberg runs a Silicon Valley …

Artificial Intelligence

Britain’s cybersecurity policy needs common sense, not just cash

On Tuesday, the chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced that the government was “investing” £1.9bn in boosting the nation’s cybersecurity. “If we want Britain to be the best place in the world to be a tech business,” he said, “then it is also crucial that Britain is a safe place to do digital …

United Kingdom

Ericsson just took a significant step toward delivering cellular-based IoT

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Ericsson recently completed network testing of a new Cat-M1 4G modem designed for the IoT, according to ZDNet. The tests, which took place in Sweden, were conducted in concert with …

Internet of Things

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Smart Lightbulbs Could Plunge the Internet Into Darkness - MIT Technology Review

Commandeering Internet-connected devices is an increasingly popular pastime for hackers. Now researchers have shown that it’s not just aged devices …

How to Block the Ultrasonic Signals You Didn't Know Were Tracking You

Dystopian corporate surveillance threats today come at us from all directions. Companies offer "always-on" devices that listen for our voice …

Smart Jacket Connects Wearer With Special Deals

While Internet-connected things have ranged from phones and watches to thermostats and appliances, connections are now expanding to clothing.<p>Here …

Sneaky ultrasonic adware makes homes vulnerable to ultrasonic hacking

Earlier this year, companies like Silverpush were outed for sneaking ultrasonic communications channels into peoples' devices, so that advertisers …