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Read the email a Google recruiter sent a job candidate to prepare him for the interview

After the initial screening step, he received an email from the recruiter, telling him what to expect in a phone interview with a senior PM at Google.<p>When he shared it with me, I couldn't believe it. In my work at Recruitring, a candidate prescreening-call platform, I've never seen an email that …

Employment

Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained

Anyone with an interest in bitcoin will have heard the phrase 'cryptographic hash function' at some time or other. But what exactly does it mean, and …

Bitcoin

Free App 'Reverb' Brings Amazon's Alexa to Mac Desktops, iPhones, and iPads

Developers at U.S. digital consultancy Rain have created a little-known app called Reverb that allows users to access Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant from their Mac desktop or iOS device.<p>Launching the free Mac app prompts users to sign in to their Amazon account, after which a window opens showing …

23 Must-Have Alexa Skills for Your Small Business

Amazon's Alexa and other digital assistants are changing the way we get information and control our smart homes. They are fundamentally altering the way in which we interact with our computing devices. We've only scratched the surface of what voice-activated intelligence can do and, thanks to the …

How to Create a Kotlin App and Secure it Using JSON Web Tokens (Part 1)

In this article, we’ll learn how to create a simple application using Kotlin, a statically typed programming language that targets the Java Virtual …

Optimising the front end for the browser

The latest and most up-to-date version of this post can be found here …

The Monzo Transparent Product Roadmap

At Monzo, we aim to default to transparency. We fundamentally believe that as a company, we do better if we share with our community and gather …

Virtual reality offers spooky, realistic view of Trump in the Oval Office

A new virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive is dedicated to depicting the newly elected President Donald Trump. But it doesn't deliver the …

The genomics intelligence revolution

Mahni Ghorashi Contributor<p>Mahni Ghorashi is the co-founder of Clear Labs, where he leads commercial activities including strategy, marketing and business development.<p>Gaurav Garg Contributor<p>Gaurav Garg is a founding partner of Wing Venture Capital.<p>We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole …

Genetics

Tableau Conference 2016 Takeaways

by Jen UnderwoodOver 13,000 data enthusiasts gathered this past week at a sold-out Tableau Conference 2016. After facing a challenging, much more …

Big Data

Facebook is once again putting the $41 billion computer network industry to shame

And Facebook will again share it with the world for free, putting commercial network tech vendors on notice. (We're looking at you, Cisco).<p>The new innovation, revealed on Tuesday, is something called Backpack and it's a second-generation computer switch, the successor to the one it released last …

Livestreaming

The Growing Rivalry Between Google And IBM

In the PC era, the big rivalry was between Microsoft and Apple. Apple’s products were considered to be better, but Microsoft’s ability to leverage its operating system across a number of manufacturers proved to be the stronger model. By 1997, Apple was in such bad shape it needed an investment from …

Quantum Computing

Beyond movement: The new wave of wearables track mindfulness

First, fitness wearables simply counted steps. Then, they incorporated metrics like heart rate and pace to track run performance and how hard you …

Meditation

Don't Just Throw it Over the Fence

The only way to create great software is to work with developers throughout the process. You can send someone to the store with a grocery list and …

Sustainable Fashion Brands in Scandinavia

I’ve always disliked clothes shopping. Controversial start to a fashion article I know, but stay with me. It isn’t the lights in changing rooms or …

5 Responsive Design Mistakes That Jeopardize Your Mobile Content Strategy

Your mobile design is a critical piece of your overall mobile content strategy—and it’s is a tough thing to get right. Believe me, I know—I’ve …

UX Design

How to approach a responsive redesign

Building a responsive web site from scratch is all well and good, but it's another matter to take an existing site and give it a responsive web …

The Radical Plasticity Thesis: How the Brain Learns to be Conscious

Abstract<p>In this paper, I explore the idea that consciousness is something that the brain learns to do rather than an intrinsic property of certain …

Consciousness

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National Parks

Responsive Web Design Is Not Mobile First

<i>This article is co-authored by Ted Schadler, VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester</i><p>My colleague and coauthor Ted Schadler and I are watching with dismay as company after company shrinks its desktop website down to a small screen using responsive web design (RWD) techniques so it fits on -- but isn't …

Web Design

Crazy Woodstock Photos (1969)

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Freedom<p>Another theme that ruled was the idea of being free. Free with your mind, your thoughts, your cares and everything around you. …

The Most Creative Mobile Navigation Patterns

by Nick Babich<p>Designers know that design is more than good looks. Design also covers how users <i>engage</i> with a product, whether it’s a website or app. …

Atlassian’s Bitbucket gets Smart Mirroring to clone code repos faster

Publicly traded enterprise software vendor Atlassian today announced updates to its Bitbucket software for collaborating on source code. The most interesting addition is a feature called Smart Mirroring — it makes sure that code repositories can be cloned to individual developer’s computers faster …

UX Design

Check out this reimagining of how computer interfaces work

The concept of using windows to manage our operating systems dates all the way back to the 1970s, when Xerox introduced the first basic window manager on the Alto computer.<p>Fast-forward to today, and it’s still the most popular way of interacting with computers — at least on laptops and …

The 4 Best Metrics to Track to Successfully Scale Your Ecommerce Company

<i>This post originally appeared on the Do It Better blog.</i><p>Tracking is trendy right now. Just look at the FitBits, the Apple Watch, and all other wearables out there that allow you to monitor your fitness. People love them.<p>Why?<p>By analyzing every movement you make, these wearables make it easy for you …

eCommerce

The Best Blogs for Product Managers

There’s a reason product managers (PMs) are called “mini-CEOs.” They must drive an idea from start to finish. This road from conception to user …

Product Management
Big Data
Product Management