Sheldon Jones

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10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Self-help

9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind (Infographic)

Staying focused isn't always easy. Here are some tricks to help.<p>2 min read<p>Whether you’re daydreaming about a tropical beach or envisioning yourself getting a promotion, the mind has a tendency to wander. While at times it might feel difficult to reel it back into reality, it’s important to be able …

University College London

Understanding CaaS, PaaS, Container Platforms and Application Platforms

There is quite a bit of confusion in how the terms CaaS, PaaS, Container Platforms and Application Platforms are used. The confusion exist in the …

Distributed architecture concepts I learned while building a large payments system

I joined Uber two years ago as a mobile software engineer with some backend experience. I ended up building the payments functionality in the app - …

Software Development

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

5G’s secret weapon will be low latency, empowering next-gen VR and gaming

As the 2018 Mobile World Congress wound down this week, next-generation 5G wireless technology was clearly the show’s biggest story, promising dramatically faster data speeds. But 5G’s secret weapon will actually be ultra-low latency, a concept that’s easily understood but hard to market. Verizon, …

Virtual Reality

Building a Smarter Gun

Why Silicon Valley won’t back safe weapons tech<p>This nation appears to have finally reached a tipping point in our tolerance for guns. Everyone is searching for a fix—with one notable and utterly deplorable exception: <b>Silicon Valley</b>.<p>If the titans of technology hope to stay out of the fray, that’s not …

This wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your …

Extreme Weather

What the heck is a 5G network?

The hype about this important phone network standard is about to become deafening. CNET's Stephen Shankland explains what you need to know.

Phones

New 4G, 5G Network Flaw 'Worrisome'

Weaknesses in the voice and data convergence technology can be exploited to allow cybercriminals to launch DoS attacks and hijack mobile data.<p>4G and …

Information Security

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

<b>Every Monday we round up some of the last week's top posts, comments, and tweets. If you have any feedback, please leave a comment.</b> ❤️<p>In this post, …

If you’re thinking about building an iOS 11 app, the time is now

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

True Advice from People Who Are Truly Bad at Email

There's a quote attributed to Bill Gates that I recite all the time: "I choose a lazy person to do a hard job; because a lazy person will find an …

Miss Wunderlist? Here Are 20 Really Good To-Do List Alternatives

Back in April, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue the beloved Wunderlist app (they acquired the company in 2015). Its millions of users …

How To Prioritize When Everything Is Urgent

You begin jotting down your to-do list for the day and immediately break into a sweat. You have no idea how you’ll be able to get all of this done. …

How the tech world would change if net neutrality is abolished

The FCC recently posted a notice about a proposed piece of legislation that would, essentially, roll back the Open Internet Order of 2015, which established the concept of net neutrality.<p>These are publicly available documents, and you can read them for yourself. Of course, the documents are also …

Alton

Critical Path Analysis: Powerful Tool to Tackle Complex Tasks

Professionals and entrepreneurs today lead extremely busy lives. Despite the abundance of gadgets, tools, and other technology that can improve …

55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

What do Mark Zuckerburg, Arianna Huffington, Jerry Seinfeld, and The Terminator have in common?They’ve all been ridiculously successful by hacking …

Productivity

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done | Inc.com

You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage time. Smart phones, planners, whiteboards -- there are tools galore. But …

Time Management

Commercial IoT: Big Trouble in Small Devices

There are endless scenarios where hackers could wreak havoc on the industrial Internet of Things. There's also a readily available solution called …

Internet of Things

The 3 lists I make every day to stay focused and productive

Some of the most valuable habits I've identified go back to basics. They aren't anything fancy. In fact, all I need to complete them is something to write with.<p>My favorite writing exercises, when I do them consistently, make me more productive, effective, and just plain happy.<p>They've also been …

Productivity

How To Change Your Life In Just 10 Minutes Per Day

We’ll Even Have Time To Spare<p>Two weeks ago, someone on Quora asked me: What 10 minute daily activity would sharpen my mind over a year?<p>I know <i>exactly</i> …

IoT Explained - How Does an IoT System Actually Work? | IoT For All

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are …

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things - What is a Gateway? | IoT For All

<b>But why the extra step?</b><p>Now that you know what a gateway is, you may be wondering what benefit there is to taking that extra step between the …

Cellular IoT Explained - NB-IoT vs. LTE-M vs. 5G and More | IoT For All

With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicking off next week, the buzz around 5G — especially its relation to cellular IoT — has been growing. A …

Internet of Things

Internet Of Things Connectivity Options Come Into Focus

Normally, silicon chip announcements don’t catch my eye. This is not to say that chips are unimportant; they are critical to achieving the goals for the IoT. Generally, however, I tend to take a higher level and more holistic approach to IoT subjects. That’s why, when 3 recent announcements caught …

Internet of Things

The Master Algorithm: How the quest for the ultimate learning machine will remake our world

about from publisher:In the world’s top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of …

Algorithms