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Technophobes can relax – there’s no such thing as the fourth industrial revolution

The theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum (“WEF”) in Davos was the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Professor Klaus Schwab, WEF’s founder, has even …

Has Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Had Its Day as a Treatment for Depression in the UK?

With more Brits than ever turning to antidepressants, some experts see the death knell ringing for the treatment.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>If you've ever been to your GP with depression, chances are you're aware of, or have been offered, CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to give …

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Introverts And Extroverts

Despite how easy it is to share our thoughts on social media, nothing will ever beat face-to-face conversation. And when we have the opportunity to directly engage with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors -- whether it’s over a cup of coffee or at the dinner table -- we could all use a little …

Behavioral Sciences

Microsoft launches Excel API out of preview

Microsoft today announced that its Excel application programming interface (API) is now generally available, after a preview that began in November.<p>Using this representational state transfer (REST) API, developers can now send data into Excel spreadsheets, or use Excel’s underlying functionality …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Learning from Britain’s unnecessary crisis

By E.J. Dionne Jr.<p>, Columnist<p>Elites are in trouble. High levels of immigration are destabilizing our democracies. Politicians who put their short-term political interests over their countries’ needs reap the whirlwind — for themselves but, more importantly, for their nations.<p>Citizens who live in …

Great Britain

These are 8 things Google looks for in a manager

The experiment didn't go down well and in the end failed. After only a few months, the engineering manager role was restored. It turns out that far from creating an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy, a good manager is actually key to a happy and productive team. Google's latest research, which they …

World Economic Forum

How American Gun Control Laws Diverged From Their British Roots

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>The purchase of firearms is largely …

This app could do for email what Google Chrome did for browsing the Web

No matter how much you like your email app, there’s probably something you’d change about it. A new client named N1 wants to bring you the changes you want — or let you design them yourself.<p>Developed by a small firm named Nylas, N1 is open source, and accepts extensions beyond the framework the …

Airline pilots admit their minds wander

People are inherently bad at watching computers work, and unlikely to get any better, no matter how much training we get, new research with airline …

Commander One File Manager for Mac – Created Entirely in Swift (UPDATE)

- Aug 17, 2015<p><i>UPDATE – Eltima has been kind enough to offer a 30% discount on the purchase of the PRO Pack, exclusively for MacTrast readers. Use</i> …

Comparing SAP HANA to HANA Cloud Platform: Is it Apples to Oranges?

<b>Introduction</b>Deciding what SAP solution to buy is not always an easy task. The question at the top of peoples' minds is "What SAP solution will …

Industrial Design Student Creates Simple, Ingenious Soft Drink Bottle Carrying Device

Up-and-coming industrial designer Sunny Su is part of a new generation of creators who use 3D printing to take product designs from concept to …

Report: Amazon Is Building An App To Let Normal People Deliver Packages For Pay

Amazon is apparently enlisting everyday humans in its network of endless online shopping delivery. The WSJ reports that the ecommerce giant is working on an app internally that would allow the average consumer to make a little cash by picking up Amazon packages at various retail locations and …

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and the engineers on the WebKit project today announced that they have teamed up to launch WebAssembly, a new binary format for compiling applications for the web.<p>The web thrives on standards and, for better or worse, JavaScript is its programming language. Over the …