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Mesmerizing Photos of Bubbles Just Moments Before They Burst

Photographer Fabian Oefner indulges the simple event of the bursting bubble in his project called <i>Iridient</i> and turns it to art<i>.</i> Using the funnel of a …

Art

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, …

Economic Development

Ikea Parodied Apple's Product Ads To Promote Its New Catalog — And The Results Are Hysterical

Ikea's answer to Jony Ive unveils "a device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar."YouTube/IKEA Singapore<p>They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but Ikea's new ad promoting its new catalogue "bookbook" flat out mocks Apple's famous product commercials.<p>Apple's ads are …

IPad Air

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 …

Universe

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 …

Success

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

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Photo courtesy of Flickr user Mugley<p>A professional timelapse photographer put aside his fancy tools this weekend and …

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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

Wall Street

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 …

Customer Experience

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

Having a good balance between collaborative space and quiet space gives employee the option of being in a socially creative atmosphere or a peaceful area to crunch out the work.<p>“We have an open floor plan with glass conference rooms, and monitors throughout the office displaying company metrics and …

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

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.<p>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 …

San Francisco

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

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

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

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 …

Coffee

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 …

Robert Scoble

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 …

Time Management