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Microsoft leaks its brand new chat app for iPhone

Microsoft has inadvertently leaked plans to release a new chat app for iPhone called Flow, which will allow users to have “rapid email conversations.” The service will be a part of Outlook, but it will focus on quick communication with “no subject lines, salutations, or signatures.”

Flow sounds a …


There’s still no perfect cloud photo library and Google could fix that

When Apple released Photos for Mac alongside iCloud Photo Library earlier this year, the promise that I’d finally be able to synchronize all my photos from both my iPhone and digital camera across my devices was alluring.

I uploaded a chunk of my photography from the last few years – about 40GB …

Cloud Computing

What would you pay to be happy?

The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in front of his hermitage in Nepal. He watches hundreds of miles of Himalayan peaks glowing in front of him in the rising sun. The scene “blends naturally and seamlessly with …


Basics of quantum teleportation now fit on a single chip

Until now, quantum teleportation (that is, sending quantum data from one place to another) has required a room-filling machine. That's not going to usher in a brave new era of quantum computing, is it? However, a team of British and Japanese researchers has shrunk things down to a much more …

HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop

This isn't your typical laptop announcement post. The most interesting thing about the Spectre x360, HP's new flagship notebook, isn't its design, performance or even price. No, what's interesting about this laptop is that Microsoft helped build it. Over the course of a year and a half, the two …

How to Roast Vegetables the Bon Appétit Way

September 25, 2014 /

Written by Danielle Walsh

Roasting vegetables seems easy enough, right? Just chop ‘em up, toss ‘em in some kind of fat, put ‘em on a sheet pan, and throw them in the oven.

Basically, yes—but there are some specific things you should keep in mind to get crispy-yet-tender veggies. …


Achieve more with Microsoft and Lumia

Guest post by Stephen Elop, Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Devices GroupIt’s always a thrill to be at the Mobile World Congress, and this …

Microsoft Windows

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…

And we wonder why people aren’t better communicators. How can you be that person people love to talk to?

I’ve posted a lot of research and expert interviews on the subject so let’s round up …


Startups Are Rebuilding The Healthcare User Experience

A senior exec of a big health insurer recently returned from a company offsite dedicated to becoming ”customer centric”. I asked if they talked about making EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) understandable? “Not really”, he said. For me that sums up the state of healthcare customer care: becoming …

Medical Technology

Lost Cities Photos

Petra, Jordan

Machu Picchu

Palenque, Mexico

Ancient Troy

Mohenjo Daro, Pakistan

Palmyra, Syria

Ruins at Tanis, Egypt

Great Enclosure, Zimbabwe

Nimrud, Iraq

Persepolis, Iran

Stonehenge, England

Mesa Verde, Colorado


Here's how rich you'd be if you had bet $1,000 on Warren Buffett way back when

This weekend, Warren Buffett released his 50th annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Over that half-century, Buffett took the failing textile company and turned it into a legendary conglomerate.

Using historical price data for Berkshire Hathaway class A shares from a retrospective …

Warren Buffett

World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals

Photo credit: Gowri Varanashi

Without plants and animals, our lives would not be possible. Oxygen, clean water and soil, and our earliest tools, food, and clothing came from flora and fauna. Even our fossil fuels are the result of Paleozoic Era ecosystems that captured the sun's energy-the same …


12 Ways You're Making Coffee Wrong

Turning water into caffeine isn't quite alchemy, but there are plenty of secrets to making a golden cup of coffee. And unless you're a professional, odds are your equation has some errors in it.

So, to find the most common coffee-making mistakes, we asked for tips from a cast of industry experts …


A Lesson in Moroccan Flavors

In Fez, food is the entryway to a culture that is traditionally quite closed, says cooking teacher Tara Stevens. Here, she shares her favorite recipes and introduces the locals, expats and visitors who most inspire her.

The Courtyeard Kitchen
Tara Stevens led me up a narrow, unmarked alley and …


Perfint Healthcare: Top Innovative Company in Healthcare

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Perfint Healthcare is one of 10 companies included in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in …

Here's a chart of interest rates since 3000 BC

More Charts

Over the weekend, we highlighted a chart of US Treasury yields since the American Revolution.

And now for the really big picture, via a speech from the Bank of England's Andy Haldane — and flagged in a research note by Citi — here is a look at interest rates since 3000 BC.

And here is …

Interest Rates

Your Body Is Wise: Trust It

I found my footing one stride at a time.

After experiencing the greatest loss of my life, I instinctively started running. I remember the first run... I felt like an emotional zombie, and I huffed and puffed three quarters of a mile on the treadmill at the gym. I hadn't run in almost five months, …

TED Talks

Building a Strong Startup

The Future of Entrepreneurship Panel

Today, entrepreneurship activity are at its historical highest, scrambling to meet a wide range of needs in the market and respond to yet undiscovered demands. Rapidly increasing globalization continues to shift equilibriums, such that a constant supply of …


Greek Dark Age

The Greek Dark Age is the interval between the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization, around 1200 BCE, and the Greek Archaic Period, around c. 800 …


Outlook, Word, Excel

PC: Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Windows 7 or later required.

Mac: Office 2011 versions …

Microsoft Excel

Download Example VBA Files,Tools, Dashboards for Data Analysis

Most of the topics are explained with examples and provided downloadable example files. I thought, it is easy to understand the procedures or …

Microsoft Excel

The Power of the Pivot: Get Started with Excel Pivot Tables

If you rely on spreadsheets to manage any aspect of your business, pivot tables will make your life a lot easier.Pivot tables are among the most …

Microsoft Excel

Popup Calendar Addin for Excel

Entering dates in a worksheet confuses most Excel users. Nearly every user has faced a date format problem, which format should be used to enter …

Microsoft Excel

Calculate a Running Balance

Suppose you maintain an Excel workbook to record your income and expenses, and you want to know the current balance of cash in hand or bank balance …

CP029: Impress your boss with Excel charts – 6 step road map for you

In the 29th session of podcast, let’s impress the boss with Excel charts.What is in this session?Many Excel charts live a short life. They …

Microsoft Excel

VB Is Not Dead: Coming Language Features in Visual Basic 14

Microsoft skips to naming the next version of Visual Basic, and commits to new language developments that are planned for release at the same time as …

Visual Basic