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The 27 Most Competitive Countries In The World

The report ranks these economies on the "12 pillars of competitiveness": institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health and primary education, higher education and training, goods market efficiency, labor market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness, …

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A Stunning New Map Reveals For The First Time Where Our Galaxy Fits Into The Universe

Even our galaxy is a mere speck in a larger structure, which was just revealed for the first time by a group of scientists who created a map of more than 8,000 galaxies in an effort to understand where they fit in the universe.<p>The team placed the Milky Way on the outskirts of a massive, previously …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like To Admit

Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an example of something true that nobody generally wants to admit?"<p>From unpleasant insights about love to the truth about meritocracy, here are seven uncomfortable truths people don't like to admit:<p>It's nice to believe in karmic justice where …

There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies

Some are virtually household names, like Uber and Dropbox, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Others you may never have heard of, like GungHo and Airwatch and RocketFuel.<p>But all of them have two things in common: a minimum billion-dollar value and unprecedented speed.<p>“Mobile Internet first mover advantage is …

ASUS' stylish ZenWatch is all about security, remote control and wellness

After its routine pre-show teasers, ASUS' first smartwatch has finally been unveiled at IFA in Berlin. It's no secret that this Android Wear-powered ZenWatch isn't joining the party of circular watch faces, but it's certainly done a nice job at packaging the 1.63-inch, 320 x 320 AMOLED touchscreen …

The power of Instagram’s Hyperlapse, in one clever video

A professional timelapse photographer put aside his fancy tools this weekend and relied on just his iPhone. With Instagram’s new timelapse app …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Tim Cook Could Have Another Trick Up His Sleeve To Sell More iPads To Businesses

That could be part of CEO Tim Cook's two-pronged approach to convince enterprises to finally ditch their Windows PCs and go Apple devices, according to a new report from financial blog Market Realist.<p>The new iPad is expected to be 12.9-inches, a bit bigger than Microsoft's 12-inch Surface Pro …

Digital Transformation Review No. 6

It is the age of the digital customer. And digital customer experience is something that most companies have on top of their agenda. It is not hard to see why. In a survey, 70% of respondents said that good service had a considerable influence on their loyalty and 69% would recommend the company to …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

'Wi Fi', de TBWA España para McDonald's

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

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Comentario en Seis discursos cortos para la nueva era de la Economía de la Atención por El peor consejo para combatir los nervios antes de una presentación: trata de relajarte y calmarte | El Arte de Presentar

[…] entiendes bien el inglés, recientemente Daniel Pink, autor de Vender es humano, entrevista en su podcast a Daniel McGinn. Sinceramente, valen …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

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5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …