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Connected Commerce

The manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors are undergoing profound transformation. Follow along to see what the future holds.<p>Industrial sewing machine<p>Sensors in factory equipment stream data to cloud-based IT systems. There, algorithms track machine vibration, changes in power consumption, …

Manufacturing

15 Interviewing Tips That Convert to Job Offers

One of the philosophies that our recruiters adhere to is that if, as a candidate, you’re going to attend an interview, you might as well perform at 110% during the meeting. Regardless of the individuals whom you’re interviewing with or the level of job you’re pursuing, the recruiting team at KAS …

Employment

Tech predictions for 2015 that you should actually listen to

January may be coming to a close, but the flood of predictions, forecasts, and prognostications for the year ahead hasn’t abated. Among the dross however is the annual list of predictions from GP Bullhound (pdf), a boutique investment bank that specializes in tech companies. The bank is worth …

Apple Pay

Clearing Browser Cookies Probably Won't Get You Better Flight Deals

We -- and probably everybody else in the travel universe -- thought we had cracked a MAJOR code when we heard that clearing your Internet browser cookies will find you cheap flights.<p>As it turns out, though, <b>this is likely not true</b>.<p>The idea behind the hack is that when you're searching for flights, …

Budget Travel

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Flying

Leap second: French time lords add one second to 2015

Software companies are bracing themsevles for glitches after the Paris Observatory announced it will add a leap second to 2015<p>The year 2015 will be slightly longer after the Paris Observatory announced it was adding a leap second to clocks this summer.<p>On June 30, dials will read 11:59:60 as clocks …

Making Computers That Don't Forget

The 2015 IEEE IEDM Conference (celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014) as well as a Canon USA MRAM Forum this week gave interesting insights into the latest developments and expectations for solid state memory and storage technologies. Tom Coughlin is president of Coughlin Associates.<p>MRAM …

Life on Mars? What we need to know to prove it

The Martian methane results could mean life - but as always with Mars, it's a tantalising hint that raises more questions than it answers<p>The recent data from the Curiosity Mars rover on methane on occasional "spikes" to ten times the background levels at the Gale Crater site reinvigorates the …

Magnetism

Methane on Mars: does it mean the Curiosity rover has found life?

The results are certainly tantalising. From time to time, Mars belches out clouds of methane, a gas that on Earth comes largely from life. When animals and other organisms eat food they produce methane as a waste gas. From one end or the other, that gas ultimately finds its way out into the …

North Korea

Evan Spiegel wanted to cry after Sony hack exposed Snapchat's game plan

Evan Spiegel, who has pushed the concept of ephemeral communication as Snapchat's CEO, said he was "devastated" by the publication of his archived …

Chair with Sexy Curves Constructed Entirely from Two Pieces of Plywood

This gracefully curving wooden chair is one of the latest pieces exquisitely crafted by designer Alejandro Estrada. The <i>Pipo Chair</i>, produced for sale by Guatemalan manufacturer Piegatto, was imagined to utilize wood as the sole material for the entire design.<p>Flaring out at the arms, the layers widen …

Furniture

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.<p>George Stinney was arrested, convicted of …

Netflix testing privacy mode, for your incognito viewing needs

Content curation and media recommendations, two factors that are crucial to the success of many online streaming services. Netflix relies heavily on a recommendations model to serve you new movies and TV shows based on your viewing history. What about those few shows you watched that were not of …

Televisions

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

workintelligent.ly

Attachable knobs for iPads are music to bedroom DJs' ears

Tablets are revolutionising music production and DJ performances. But the absence of knobs to fiddle with seriously harms their appeal to old pros …

Google, Canon, Dropbox and Others Pool Patents to Ward Off Trolls

The point is to defang patents before they get into the hands of patent trolls.<p>A coalition of technology companies large and small has created a sort of arms-control treaty to prevent future abuses of their intellectual property.<p>Among Google, Canon, SAP, Newegg, Dropbox and Asana, there are nearly …

Google Chrome gets one-click video chats, no download required

It used you be that if you wanted to round up some chums on a Google+ video hangout in Chrome to figure out how Sherlock <i>really</i> faked his death, you all had to download and install a plugin first. 'Twas hardly a dealbreaker for most, but the process was just annoying enough to keep some people from …

Amazon gives 30 Android apps away for free

The Amazon app store is hosting an app giveaway for Android users.<p>Even if you don’t have a Kindle Fire, you can still take advantage of this giveaway.<p>This generosity isn’t surprising from Amazon, considering the company already gives away a free app from its app store every day. But now it’s giving …