Leslie Jeyam

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9 reasons why Ras al Khaimah is an awesome destination for adventure

Welcome to the outdoor adventure hotspot that you’ve (probably) never heard of – land of amazing road trips, mighty mountains, and the wildest …

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

South East Asia’s top 10 travel icons: how many have you visited?

From Angkor Wat to Luang Prabang, South East Asia is home to some of the most iconic destinations on the planet. Which one of these ten wonders are …

South-east Asia

Are avocados toast? California farmers bet on what we'll be eating in 2050

The trees are totally confused Russ Lester<p>They would grow in any postapocalyptic hellscape you could imagine Chris Sayer<p>Smoothies, toast, ice cream, you name it – that consumption has increased sevenfold since 2000<p>It looked like someone had irradiated the place with toxic chemicals Craig …

University of California

If You Want To Humanize Your Brand On Social Media, Try These 10 Tactics

The reason channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are so successful is because they encourage two-way conversations with customers. If you want those conversations to be successful and ultimately lead to conversions, you have to remember that people want to talk to other people, not …

Public Relations

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.<p>It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the <b>Code Conference</b> crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner …

Market Capitalization

How to build a brand with purpose, according to 5 entrepreneurs who just won big money doing so

It’s no longer good enough to be in business for yourself alone — if it ever was in the first place.<p>Corporate social responsibility is more important than it’s ever been, and consumers — especially younger consumers— are much more cognizant of a corporation’s purpose than they’ve ever been. But …

Entrepreneurship

WhatsApp founder sends Facebook users a coded message by quitting

Early in 2009, two former Yahoo employees, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, sat down to try and create a smartphone messaging app. They had a few simple design principles. One was that it should be easy to use: no complicated log-in and authentication procedures; instead, each user would be identified by …

Privacy

Born in a dishwasher drawer, an Italian spin on currency mining

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Two Italian entrepreneurs are raising up to 20 million euros ($25 million) as they try to carve out a new niche in crypto-currency mining - a dream that began in a dishwasher drawer.<p>Gabriele Angeli, 34, and Gabriele Stampa, 43, are founders of Florence-based Bitminer …

These 8 books are required reading for anyone who wants to change the world with tech

"Changing the world," the rallying cry of the technology industry, sounds like a concept bursting with optimism. But in reality, it's …

The Rise Of The Omnibots

Chatbots are growing up. Welcome to the age of the omnibot, where brands become beings.<p>A bearded man stands before you. He is dressed entirely in black, sporting a polo neck, tight blazer, and a silver chain. He is not, you realize, a Blackpool hypnotist but, in fact, head of innovation at a major …

The Best Nonfiction Books Of 2018 (So Far)

By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves<p>While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world …

Apple Ceases Production of AirPort Routers, Use Google Wifi Instead

<i>Updated 5/1/18 with purchase information for Google Wifi</i><p>Sad news, AirPort fans, your trusty Apple base station has finally been put out to pasture. I just received this statement from an Apple spokesperson:<p>We’re discontinuing the Apple AirPort base station products. They will be available through …

Apple’s Done Making Airport Routers, So Try These Instead

Close observers of Apple’s networking products—surely they exist—know that the company hasn’t updated its Airport line of Wi-Fi routers since 2013. …

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Can Matias Make a Better Keyboard for Apple Devices Than Apple Does?

I've heard about Matias keyboards, but I first had the opportunity to try the Matias <b>Backlit Wired Aluminum Keyboard ($99)</b> at 2018 CES in Las Vegas, and later had more time to work with a review unit. In fact, I'm typing this review on one right now. It has keys similar to Apple's "chicklet" style …

Anker announced an affordable AirPods rival and a bunch of new speakers

Anker’s audio brand, Soundcore, is releasing more than a dozen new speakers and headphones to welcome actual good spring and summer weather. Soundcore, like its parent brand, makes solid products at affordable price points. Most of these speakers and headphones stand out for their battery life, …

Hold: This Startup Gives Away Millions To Mindful Smartphone Users

How much would I have to pay you to put down your phone?<p>It’s a valid question for a generation of millennials who, by some counts, check their smartphones as many as 150 times a day.<p>Today one Nordic startup called Hold is capitalizing on these wandering thumbs, giving away millions of dollars in …

British Food

26 of the best books to read this summer 2018

Not all of them. Obviously. Unless you have a kindle.<p>Try and tell me your ideal summer day doesn't involve lounging by a pool, reading multiple novels cover to cover and then discussing them over an Aperol (or five) when the sun goes down. It doesn't? You're lying. If it does, here are our pick of …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read | Inc.com

Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and profit.<p>Roughly one-third of those companies are regularly featured in <i>Fortune</i> …

Leadership

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Startups

How to adjust text size and enable bold text on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

Some may argue that the default text size on iOS is too large, while others would say the font is simply too thin to be legible. Luckily, Apple has options for both kinds of people, allowing you to both enlarge or shrink the iOS text size, and bold if need be.<p>Follow along as we guide you through …

30 Great-looking Apple Watch Bands on Amazon That Will Save You $

Looking for a new Apple Watch band but have NO idea where to start? Here are 30 Amazon options to pick and choose from!Finding the perfect band for …

How This Startup is Using Data to Majorly Disrupting the Home Insurance Industry

Data is the key<p>Earlier this year, Richard Trezza, co-founder of Swyfft, moved into a new house and set out to buy homeowners insurance. The process took nearly two weeks.<p>That kind of delay wouldn’t be tolerated in most other industries these days; in fact, it’d be deemed downright archaic. Yet it’s …

Nokia 7 Plus review: Come for the value, stay for the excitement

Nokia's comeback tale has been a success so far, with HMD Global's move to focus on the budget segment paying off handsomely for the brand. The …

Mobile Technology

21 Classic Books That You Can Read For Free Online

The classics. They're the bane of many a high schooler's existence. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we've been meaning to …

The Superb Huawei P20 Pro strikes the perfect balance of camera hardware and AI

The Huawei P20 Pro is perhaps the best Android phone on the market right now. A big part of what makes it so special is its bonkers three-lens camera, created in partnership with iconic German photography firm, Leica.<p>From the minute you pick up the Huawei P20, you can tell that this is special. …

'Grasshopper' is an app that uses puzzles and quizzes to teach you Javascript

If you've always wanted to create your own website but have felt overwhelmed by the complexity involved with learning a programming language, you …