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Dick Smith, Kogan among major tech brands called out on ethical sourcing

​Dick Smith and Kogan are among the big names slammed in a new report that grades Australia's major tech brands and retailers on their ethical sourcing policies.<p>The electronics industry trend report, compiled by international aid and development organisation, Baptist World Aid Australia, is the …

Ethics

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

A few weeks ago, January Chang, a student at National Taiwan University, joined her fellow students in protesting a controversial trade agreement, which would bring Taiwan closer to China. The students occupied Taiwan's legislature, and some of them are still there, but they had a problem: With …

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruiting Forever

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year.<p>Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Bouncing Bose Einstein condensate measures tiny surface forces

Measuring the Casimir-Polder force through interference between atomic waves.<p>When I turn up to work, I sometimes describe myself as a surface …

Chile hits the start button on innovation

Every three weeks Montreal-native Simon Papineau hops on an 11-hour flight to Santiago to nurture one of his two startup ventures. The constant travel is exhausting but necessary for the founder and president of crowdsourcing software testing businesses in Canada and Chile. "We are growing fast. …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

On the Red Couch with Model and Advocate Christy Turlington Burns

Shortly after the birth of her first child, Christy Turlington got a big scare. She experienced inexplicable complications that made her aware of the …

The Universe in pictures: The best space photos of 2013.

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death from the Skies!</i> Follow him …

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

How Nokia's Android X phones could backfire

It has taken a long time to come, but Nokia finally unveiled a new range of Android smartphones at MWC in Barcelona. The Nokia X, X+, and XL are entry-level smartphones designed to act as “feeder” devices. Nokia CEO Elop imagines them to be like a gateway drug that will hook you into Microsoft’s …

Mobile Technology

10 Things To Do When You Don't Hear Back After A Job Interview

You finally landed that coveted job interview. Maybe you aced it; perhaps you flopped. Either way, you send a thank you note and check your inbox compulsively for a week, waiting not-so-patiently for some sort of response. But you hear nothing.<p>This happens far too often.<p>According to a 2013 …

WebPOD Application

I have read and agree to the Electronic Proof of Delivery Terms and Conditions.<p>Click here to view the Electronic Proof of Delivery Terms and …

Google's new favorite OEM: The LG story

LG Electronics is a major player in the global consumer electronics market and it is fast-becoming one of the top Android OEMs. Recent smartphone models from the South Korean company have been truly impressive and, coupled with Google’s faith in LG as a Nexus handset partner, it is successfully …

Mobile

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?)

It turns out that reading a novel can cause measurable changes in how connected portions of your brain are. That, at least, is a conclusion of a study performed at Emory University, which was published in the journal <i>Brain Connectivity</i> last month.<p>“Most people can identify books that have made great …

[Updated] Dell Wasn't Joking About That 28-Inch Sub-$1000 4K Monitor; It's Only $699

Last month Dell launched a pair of UltraSharp monitors boasting 4K resolution, and dangled a sweet carrot in front of our early adopting paws: a forthcoming 28-inch Ultra HD monitor that would retail for less than $1000. Today at CES 2014 Dell revealed it, along with an aggressive price tag: $699.<p>I …

Yahoo's Advertising Reboot: It's Still A Work In Progress

Yahoo announced some interesting products during CEO Marissa Mayer’s keynote speech at CES Tuesday in Las Vegas–a couple of digital magazines (food and tech), a news digest app, and a new smart TV guide, plus the acquisition of mobile home screen app Aviate, and for some added glitz, John Legend, …

GM Europe's Opel-Vauxhall Expected To Make Money At Last

Chronic loss-maker General Motors Europe will finally start making money next year thanks to cost cutting and restructuring, but sales will remain stagnant through the rest of the decade.<p>That’s the conclusion of a report from Morgan Stanley.<p>Morgan Stanley has also raised its estimate of the value …

Pharma's Wild Ride In China

What a year it was for pharmaceutical multinationals working in China. Everyone must surely be familiar by now with GSK’s twin sagas that unfolded over the summer involving bribery allegations and problems with its Chinese-run clinical trials. Both issues threw open the doors on long-standing …

Supply Chain And Logistics Conferences To Attend in 2014

There is no shortage of supply chain and logistics conferences. If you can attend just one, the most important one is CSCMP.<p>The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference; September 21 – 24 in San Antonio, Texas<p>I’m involved in a local chapter, and I find that …

Why Most Marketers Will Fail In The Era Of Big Data

Galileo once said that “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Great marketers uncover those obvious, but unexpected truths to win consumers hearts and sell products.<p>Marketing is, after all, the art and science of discovering what people want and …

Self-Repairing Concrete Could Be The Future Of Green Building

Soon, home builders may be growing their own insulation right in the walls of the home. And bricks could grow in a mold rather than bake in a kiln.<p>Manufacturing traditional construction products like bricks and insulation consumes a lot of resources. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says …

What Wolf Of Wallstreet Can (Or Can't) Teach Us About The Secret To Life

It’s not exactly burning up the box office but <i>Wolf of Wall Street</i> is creating a lot of buzz. Is it, as <i>People</i> says, self-indulgent and skippable, a disappointing depiction of “a bunch of scheming, loathsome creeps given a whole movie in which to play (again) on our dime”? Blurbmeister Peter Travers …

The Risk Management Race Goes To Nvidia GPUs

A combination of two NVIDIA GPUs and 2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 @ 2.20GHz (SandyBridge) CPUs was six times faster in a risk management benchmark then CPUs alone.<p>The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC), presented the results recently at a conference in London to showcase its latest benchmark, …