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5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans

Americans think it’s normal to hate their jobs. Let us introduce you to the Danish concept of arbejdsglæde. It means happiness at work. Here’s how Danish offices make sure it’s happening.<p>You will often see Denmark listed in surveys as the “happiest country on the planet.” Interestingly Danes are …

Tim Cook Says Apple Working on Products That Haven't Even Been Rumored Yet

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Apple's CEO talks about the company's interest in TV, the legacy of Steve Jobs, and the acquisition of Beats.<p>With all the leaks around the latest iPhones and Apple Watch, it’s easy to assume that Apple can’t keep a secret anymore.<p>Easy, but wrong.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook …

Biovigil targets hospital handwashing with color-coded badges

Proper handwashing is a simple, yet vitally important task, especially when it comes to doctors and nurses. The occurrence of infections in patients …

Personal Hygiene

Coin delays product launch until spring 2015 as questions remain

The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.<p>Coin, the makers of an electronic device that works like a credit and debit card by storing information on all on your cards, is taking a pause.<p>On Friday, the startup said …

Customers

Chris Burch’s Office Products E-Tailer Poppin Raises Another $17 Million

Attractive, decked-out offices are a good way to attract new talent, which has led many tech companies (and others) to furnish their office spaces via Chris Burch’s workplace products company Poppin, which counts among its clients LinkedIn, Rent the Runway, Squarespace, Warby Parker, and the NFL …

Learning to Be a Depth Camera for Close-Range Human Capture and Interaction

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Computer Hardware

Animals in Art - Pablo Picasso

PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)<br>'Bull', 1945 (a series of eleven lithographs)<p>Pablo Picasso created 'Bull' around the Christmas of 1945. 'Bull' is a suite of …

How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

The Most Useful Travel Tool Ever

When it comes to travel, the list of things you "absolutely must have" gets longer and longer with each passing year. My wife and I are in the middle of a year+ trip, and had we done this in the 80s, we would have packed some clothes, a world atlas, a 35mm camera, a Swiss Army knife, and a few …

Actor, comic Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide

Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said he appears to have committed suicide.<p>The news of the beloved actor's death rocked the nation. Channels broke into their usual …

Marin County

Touch+ co-founder talks multi-touch technology & the future of computer interaction (video)

There’s no doubt that multi-touch technology has fundamentally reshaped the ways in which we interact with computers on a daily basis. From smartphones to tablets, multi-touch devices have become a routine part of our everyday lives, but to date, there hasn’t yet been a ubiquitous solution for …

Lessons from Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s Networker-in-Chief

Jeff Weiner is determined to read the letter, even if he’s running a tad late. For more than an hour the chief executive of LinkedIn has been holding …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Gear & Gadgets

Man Uses “WarKitteh” to Discover Unprotected Wi-Fi Networks in His Neighborhood

• Home<br>• Miscellaneous<br>• News<br>• Man Uses “WarKitteh” to Discover Unprotected Wi-Fi Networks in His Neighborhood<p>Chris Hauk - Aug 9, 2014<p>The cute little kitteh …

Middle Schoolers Learn About Startups By Launching Their Own

In the tech world, we’re used to seeing young entrepreneurs, from Mark Zuckerberg to Evan Spiegel. But not this young.<p>A group of four middle schoolers from Torrance, California, spent their summer vacation building BankIt, a simple game inspired by Flappy Bird. Their parents wanted them to learn …

The changing face of Reno: Why the ‘world’s biggest little city’ is attracting Apple & Tesla

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Katie Fehrenbacher/Gigaom<p>Walk down First Street in downtown Reno, Nevada and you see an evolving city that’s like an …

A day in pictures: Melbourne's motorcycle paramedics

Jason Learmonth is a paramedic with a difference. Instead of an ambulance, he gets around town on a motorcycle that's kitted out with almost every …

Melbourne

Bargaining for the Common Good Conference

On May 21-22, 2014, the Kalmanovitz Initiative will convene public sector union activists, community organizations, academics and researchers, to …

Public Sector

Wikipedia boss Lila Tretikov: ‘Glasnost taught me much about freedom of information’

She has taken flak from the online encyclopedia’s hardcore users for being an ‘amateur’, but after 18 years in open source software the 36-year-old is determined to expand the ‘knowledge-building community’<p>Lila Tretikov was still a child when the Soviet Union began to embrace glasnost in the 1980s. …

Internet Explorer will block old plugins that leave your PC open to attack

Internet Explorer is generally safe for your web browsing needs these days, but that's not necessarily true of the plugins it runs; one old piece of code could leave your PC open to attack. To that end, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 8 through 11 will start blocking outdated ActiveX …

YouTube acquires mobile video-editing startup ‘Directr’

Google-owned streaming-video service YouTube has purchased video-editing startup Directr for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced today.<p>Directr’s technology makes it somewhat easy for people to create movies from a mobile device, regardless of how much film experience they have. The startup …

Facebook growth chief: You lose users if you try to trick them

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook vice president of growth Alex Schultz is a well-respected marketer, in part because he’s a staunch advocate for quality acquisition tactics that will drive engagement — and firmly opposes gimmicky ones that erode user trust.<p>“If you really have a long-term view on this, you …

Hackers confused Iranian scientist by blaring AC/DC in nuke lab

LAS VEGAS — Call it black hacker humor. With a twist.<p>During a thoroughly detailed and far ranging talk about hacking and malware propagation at the Black Hat conference attended by 2,000 in a massive conference room at the Mandalay Bay Wednesday, legendary computer security visionary Mikko Hypponen …

Watch Chelsea Handler In Conversation With Gwyneth Paltrow

Last week, Chelsea Handler discussed her new book, "Uganda Be Kidding Me," in New York with MSNBC host Ronan Farrow. This week, Handler is in Los Angeles to chat about her new collection of essays with Gwyneth Paltrow. The pair, who have been long-time friends, will cover Handler's latest work and …