Marc Poirier

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The Surprising Reason We Have a 40-Hour Work Week

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>“As long as you get your eight hours in.”<p>I used to hear this phrase a lot.<p>The thinking is that as long as you put in a set amount of time working (usually at least eight hours or more) you will do well at your job and be successful.<p>We learned that …

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

A new book collects satellite images of places around the earth, giving a breathtaking look at the extraordinary planet on which we live our ordinary …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

Sony Fires 8M Petals Out of a Volcano in Stunning Ad for 4K TVs

It’s not often that I feel the need to highlight a TV advert. They are, after all, just another piece of marketing designed to sell a specific product to the masses. Occasionally though, an advert will make my jaw drop.<p>This latest advert from Sony, promoting its new 55-inch and 65-inch X9 4K …