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The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it's a big deal when students get their own laptops.<p>According to …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Highly Successful People Share the Inspirational Quotes That Changed Their Lives

High performers share their spiritual mantras, rallying cries, and guiding beacons.<p>Inspirational quotes can be more than slogans on a Hallmark card. …

Real Estate

How Does Your Boss Stand Up To Google's Latest 'Best Manager' Qualities -- And How Can You Respond?

Recently, Google reported the updated results of its Project Oxygen. Begun in 2008, the project sought to list the qualities of the company’s best managers. The updated list provides an opportunity for Google’s or other companies’ managers to reflect on their own performance. This article takes a …

Leadership

Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

When it comes to design thinking, the bloom is off the rose. Billed as a set of tools for innovation, design thinking has been enthusiastically and, to some extent, uncritically adopted by firms and universities alike as an approach for the development of innovative solutions to complex problems. …

Design Thinking

Google launches new search engine to help scientists find the datasets they need

Dataset Search could be a scientist’s best friend<p>Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web. Now, it wants to do the same for the scientific community with a new search engine for datasets.<p>The service, called Dataset Search, …

Google Scholar

The Sewing Machine Has Been Beautifully Redesigned

Sewing machines are often used to create stylish, fashionable and striking items of clothing, so it’s only right that the sewing machine compliments …

Sewing

Google’s in-house security key is now available to anyone who wants one

Google’s Titan Security Key is finally available to anyone who wants one. The two-factor token went live today in the Google store, with a full kit available for $50, shipping immediately. The kits include a USB key, a Bluetooth key, and various connectors. The key has been available to Google …

Customers

Governments want your smart devices to have stupid security flaws

Steven Aftergood assesses a warning about the future of the Internet.<p><b>Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World</b></i> …

Cybersecurity

OneDrive will soon automatically transcribe your video and audio files

Available later this year<p>Microsoft is adding automated transcription capabilities to OneDrive for Business for video and audio files. The software maker is using the same AI that’s available in Microsoft Stream (a corporate video-sharing service) to make OneDrive smarter. Later this year, OneDrive …

Software

The to-do list method for people with crazy lives and short attention spans

Productivity science is generally unkind to standard to-do lists. We’re told that they feed the impulses of our faulty brains in all the wrong ways.<p>They call our attention to tasks that are easy to quantify and thus easy to “complete.” They can allow small chores to feel more pressing and important …

Procrastination: It's pretty much all in the mind

<b>To procrastinate or not: the answer may be down to differences in how our brains are wired, a study suggests.</b><p>It identified two areas of the brain that determine whether we are more likely to get on with a task or continually put it off.<p>Researchers used a survey and scans of 264 people's brains to …

Amygdala

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

Here's a Genius Trick for Replying to an Email That Makes You Furious

Master this now.<p>Have you ever gotten an email you loathed from the instant it appeared in your inbox? You know the type — a coworker’s excuse for …

TED Talks

The Coming Revolution In Software Development

For decades, software development has been done manually.<p>From punching cards in FORTRAN to writing distributed systems in Go, the discipline has remained fundamentally the same: think deeply about a problem, come up with a clever approach (i.e., algorithm) and give the machine a set of instructions …

Artificial Intelligence

To Make a Change at Work, Tell Yourself a Different Story

Human beings crave coherence. We long to be true to ourselves and to act in a way that’s consistent with what we believe and value. We want to live and work authentically. This quest for coherence is hardwired; psychologists often refer to human beings as “meaning-making machines.” Our brains …

Leadership

How Evil Are You? Psychologists Have Developed an IQ-Like Test to Measure Your 'Dark Core'

IQ is basically steady no matter how you measure it. Apparently, so is evilness.<p>It doesn't matter what IQ test you take, where you take it, or what you have for breakfast the day you sat down to get your intelligence measured. Whatever the circumstances of the exam, your score is likely to be …

Psychology

Windows 95 is now an app you can download and install on macOS, Windows, and Linux

An electron version of Windows 95<p>Windows 95 is the operating system that’s now used as a yardstick for what’s possible on modern devices and platforms. We’ve seen Microsoft’s popular OS appear on the Apple Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch, and even the Xbox One. Today, someone has gone a step …

Apps

Safest level of alcohol consumption is none, worldwide study shows

To minimize health risks, the optimal amount of alcohol someone should consume is none. That’s the simple, surprising conclusion of a massive study, co-authored by 512 researchers from 243 institutions, published Thursday in the prestigious journal the Lancet.<p>The researchers built a databaseof more …

Alcohol

Optical Illusion Goes Viral Because People Can’t Believe What They’re Looking At

Take a look at the video above and you'll probably see a square traveling left to right on the gradient, changing color as it goes. But what if you discovered the moving square actually stays the same color the whole time? That's right, once again our eyes are deceiving us with another <b>optical</b> …

Optical Illusions

Want Your Child to Be a High Achiever? This 47-Year Study Reveals 7 Things You Can Do

Who doesn't want to raise talented, developed children? Highly-seasoned help has arrived.<p>There's no shortage of advice on raising successful kids or how to coach kids. Or even how to be a kid, for that matter. But when findings from a 47-year study from noted experts on child development surface, I …

Johns Hopkins University

Bots on Amazon's task service may be souring psych studies

Mechanical Turk may need more safeguards to be used as a scientific tool.<p>It's not uncommon for scientists to use Amazon's Mechanical Turk for research -- they can quickly gather survey data in return for a small outlay to participants. Academics are quickly discovering the limits of the task …

Psychology

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Creative Work

Billionaire Ray Dalio: Quit these 4 bad habits to start actually achieving your goals

Finding a fulfilling career can sometimes feel impossible. More than half of U.S. workers don't feel engaged at their jobs according to a 2017 report …

A Google recruiter shares the winning 3-part formula for resumes that get noticed

Google is a highly sought-after employer, fielding more than 50,000 applicants a week. Yet just a sliver of those applicants actually get hired, …

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degeneration<p>Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US …

Macular Degeneration

Key iPhone supplier is hamstrung with the debilitating WannaCry worm

Outbreak could shave $256 million from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s sales.<p>A key chip supplier for iPhones, Taiwan Semiconductor …

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi

Accessing the internet isn't normally a problem when you're inside the confines of your own home—it's secure, it's easy to connect to, and it's …

7 Job Skills Of The Future (That AIs And Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans)

When I talk to people about AI (artificial intelligence) and the 4th industrial revolution, I often get asked what skills we should develop to prepare ourselves.<p>My answer is twofold: First, it’s important to understand the developments in AI and technology. Learn about the advancements being made …

Artificial Intelligence

Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – fast enough for 4K workflows [Video]

As a MacBook Pro user, having access to external SSD storage is important given the price of build-to-order SSD upgrades. For example, a 4TB SSD upgrade alone on the 2018 MacBook Pro can set you back $3400, more than the price of the laptop itself.<p>With this in mind, such upgrades can’t be …