Thad Puckett

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Dear Dave: About those critics

Dave — I heard a podcast the other day where you talked to your critics. Personally, I wouldn’t give them the pleasure of your attention. Twitter …

Dear Dave

My family has a relationship with you, Dave Ramsey.<p>No, we don’t know you (at least personally), and you don’t know us (at all). But we know you …

Personal Finance

Mymanu Clik+ offers real-time translation in 37 languages

Mymanu's Clik+ headphones come with a big promise: live translation between 37 languages. We saw something similar recently from Google and Bragi, but both of those operate as a middleman, serving up audio with an app doing the heavy lifting. Let's be clear: Mymanu also uses an app for translation, …

Headphones

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Social Media

Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

By Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>Technology columnist<p>I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I’m not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least-troubling part of the experience.<p>Once Amazon owned my door, I was the one locked into an all-Amazon …

Home Automation

Americans Are Receiving Unordered Parcels From Chinese E-Criminals -- And Can't Do Anything To Stop Them

Heaven McGeehan awoke one morning to find an unexpected package from China delivered to her Pennsylvania home. It was a small epacket — a special subsidized shipping option that the USPS offers Chinese merchants, effectively enabling them to ship a parcel from China to the U.S. for less than it …

eCommerce

Google's artificial intelligence built an AI that outperforms any made by humans

by Dom Galeon and Kristin Houser December 1, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 125370<p>An AI That Can Build AI<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain …

Apple's latest iOS update fixes a bizarre issue that started right after midnight on Dec. 2

This is an odd one: Not long after midnight on Dec. 2, some iOS 11-powered iPhones started crashing.<p>It was an issue with local notifications, as …

Improve your spreadsheet skills and increase productivity by mastering Excel

You may think you know how to use Microsoft Excel well enough, but are you truly tapping into the full power of this classic application? There's a …

10 things you didn't know you could do with Facebook Messenger

1.3 billion people use Facebook Messenger each month. But are they really making the most of it?<p>Since Messenger became an app of its own, Facebook …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Google has been tracking your phone’s location, even with location turned off

Going into settings and turning off your phone’s location will stop all apps and services from tracking your whereabouts. That’s a simple, easy to …

24 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read

Financial-services professionals are known to have demanding work schedules, but that doesn't mean they aren't setting aside time to crack open a few books.<p>We recently reached out to our contacts on Wall Street to find out what folks would recommend as must-reads just ahead of the holiday …

Books

The stand

IN THE summer of 1974, a 26-year-old Mayan villager lay drunk in a town square in the Guatemalan highlands. Suddenly he heard a voice that was to …

eCommerce | Plexus

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eCommerce

New Martin Luther-Shaped Amazon Echo Will Rudely Answer All Your Theology Questions

U.S.—Specifically targeting the lucrative Christian market for the first time in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, …

Theology

Fast-food CEO says Amazon is a growing threat to his industry

"Amazon is going to try and figure out ... how to use their customer engagement, customer knowledge, and distributions to encroach on anyone's business they can," Sonic CEO Cliff Hudson told Business Insider.<p>According to Hudson, Sonic is "concerned" about Amazon's potential to eat into the …

Fast Food

Apple 'Find My' service is helping hackers ransom users' systems

Although utilities like Find My iPhone have helped curb smartphone thefts, they also provide a new avenue of attack for hackers. The security utility …

CCleaner malware operators targeted tech firms including Cisco, Microsoft, Samsung

Updated: It is believed the threat actor behind the campaign is after intellectual property.<p>The threat actors behind the use of malware embedded in …

Intellectual Property

Fake website fools Equifax staff

<b>Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page.</b><p>The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than 143 million people, and set up a new website to share information with customers.<p>But it mistakenly tweeted …

Identity Theft

Worry about the spies, not thieves, who may have breached Equifax

The Equifax breach stole names, addresses, birth dates, and credit card numbers for over 200,000 consumers. One might immediately assume that cyber …

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

Over the next year or two, some of your best employees may quit and find work elsewhere for a simple reason: They want to work from home full …

How To Grab Healthy Attention at Work

Here's the answer to getting positive attention and getting your products and services known, seen , and bought.<p>There's a crisis of communication around the world. It's a business crisis of huge proportions. The finger of blame is pointed at shorter attention spans.<p>That's just not the case.<p>It's …

My 400-Person Company Has A Great Work Culture, And We All Work Remotely

FYI, IBM.<p>Here’s a thought experiment: Think of the two cultures of Los Angeles and New York City. Got a mental image of both? Great. Now try to strip out everything geographical—major landmarks, local weather, and so on. What are you left with?<p>When we think of “culture,” so much of that is tied to …

WSJ Ends Google Users' Free Ride, Then Fades in Search Results

After blocking Google users from reading free articles in February, the Wall Street Journal’s subscription business soared, with a fourfold increase …

Ford Introduces 40-Passenger Van: 'The Homeschooler'

DEARBORN, MI—In an attempt to corner the market on families that choose to homeschool their children, Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday its new …

How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Will Bring Down Telcos

Just about everything you see on TV is presented by one of a handful of media conglomerates. A similarly small number of telecommunication companies …

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

Shopping

Melinda Gates talks philanthropy at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington

Microsoft founder Bill Gates never expected to earn billions.<p>But in his business, reliable, concrete information, such as customer surveys, was invaluable when he made sound decisions, his wife, Melinda Gates, told more than 7,300 people Thursday inside Willow Creek Community Church, a megachurch …

The Global Leadership Summit: It’s About Building Intentional People

The Global Leadership Summit: It’s About Building Intentional People<p>August 13, 2016 by Kerry Connelly<p>I just spent two days at the Global Leadership …

Leadership