Philip Lamela

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Watching 'Sharknado' with Syfy Sync and Philips Hue

When I open my mailbox, I often find Amazon packages that I don't remember ordering. But today's surprise was a DVD of <i>Sharknado,</i> a movie I absolutely did not purchase. My first instinct was to contact Amazon and change my password, but then I found a note inside: "For you to test out the new Syfy …

Change in Westeros: The 7 Big 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Deviations

From the very first episode, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has had to walk the difficult tightrope between being as faithful as possible to its source …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Are You Ready? Here Are The Top 10 Skills For The Future

As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Attempts to stay anonymous on the web will only put the NSA on your trail

The sobering story of Janet Vertesi's attempts to conceal her pregnancy from the forces of online marketers shows just how Kafkaesque the internet has become<p>When searching for an adjective to describe our comprehensively surveilled networked world – the one bookmarked by the NSA at one end and by …