Matthew Chan

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Exploding hoverboards expose the total lack of global manufacturing standards

Self-balancing scooters—commonly known in the US as “hoverboards”—have entered the pop culture zeitgeist this year, and retailers are rushing to restock the shelves in time for Christmas. Justin Bieber is riding one and they’re one of the most-wanted sports items on Amazon.<p>But hoverboards are …

Hoverboards

The best GoPro accessories for 2015

We're going to assume you're already stocked up on the more boring accessories such as spare batteries and memory cards, and focus on some of the …

How to Travel Like a Flight Attendant

<i>Paul Stocker / Flickr</i><p>Traveling is no doubt an exciting venture. Choosing where to vacation, then researching the attractions, culture and local dishes before you arrive can be just as thrilling as experiencing the new destination itself. Although visiting a new part of the world is fun, getting …

Jet Lag

6 Secret Tricks For Photographing Fireworks With Your Phone

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The Way We Work Is Soul-Sucking, But Social Networks Are Not the Fix

With Twitter’s recent IPO filing, the most popular graph dominating conversation is the “interest graph.” Before that, it was the “social graph,” …

How Not to Work From Home, According to the Giants of Tech

The tech world doesn't want people working from home. Or so it seems.<p>Hewlett Packard, which had previously encouraged many employees to work from …

People Would Rather Buy a Self-Driving Car From Google Than GM

Nearly every automaker is working on some form of autonomous vehicle technology, but according to a new study, consumers are more interested in a …

GE's Radical Software Helps Jet Engines Fix Themselves

A few years back, after an internal audit of their vast and various business holdings, the folks at General Electric made something of a discovery: …

The Media House Of Cards And Netflix’s Big Disruption

By Rick Liebling6 minute Read<p>Disruption is one of those words that get thrown around a lot in marketing circles, along with “The Three Cs”–change, …

TV

7 Free Printable Thank You Cards Because Sending An Email Isn't Always Appropriate

We're still firm believers in sending handwritten thank you notes. After all, when someone gives you a fabulous gift, a career opportunity or just helps you out in a sticky situation, an email really isn't the sweetest way to show how grateful you are. And since we know store bought options can …

Smart Streetlights

Have you ever left the lights on in your house for days at a time and then gotten a ridiculously crazy electric bill the next month? Can you imagine …

Streets Can Be Public Spaces Too

Is Civic Virtue Universal?

The Era of Pay-Per-Mile Driving Has Begun

No, Ride-Sharing Is Not the Death of Public Transportation

When Urban Security Cameras Actually Save Lives

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 …

What We Can Expect From The Next Decade Of Technology

While these things are always hard to predict with any specificity, much of the writing is already on the wall. Humanlike, no-touch interfaces will combine with a pervasive array of sensors and intelligent back-end systems to form a new Web of Things. Computing will become truly ubiquitous.<p>This new …

Singularity

Employee Engagement Does More than Boost Productivity

Improving employee engagement is not simply about improving productivity — although organizations with a high level of engagement do report 22% higher productivity, according to a new meta-analysis of 1.4 million employees conducted by the Gallup Organization.<p>In addition, strong employee engagement …

These Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts Will Save You Tons Of Time Where It Counts

One of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Excel is the ability of experienced users to barely touch the mouse.<p>They accomplish this by learning simple keyboard shortcuts.<p>Once you know a few shortcuts that you need to use all the time, you can save large amounts of time that would otherwise be spent …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Time to forget your online passwords?

The Heartbleed security bug causing havoc online this week has allowed criminals to access our passwords for common websites for more than two years. Is it time to give up the idea of passwords? As this BBC Future article from last year highlighted, various technologies are poised to replace the …

Let's Run Government Like a Business -- Or Not

Americans routinely decry the inefficiency of government. Why, they ask, can't it be run more like a private sector company? Indeed, privatization -- the decision to contract out government operations to private, profit-making firms -- is the darling of many who have given up on government doing …

Police Take Different Approaches To 'The Tyranny Of 911'

When the 911 phone system was established, it gave citizens a fast, easy way to reach police in an emergency.<p>But it also created a logistical challenge for law enforcement: Police departments get so many calls, 911 can be as much a burden as a boon. Many calls are non-emergencies, and responding …

A Sustainable City With Cars and Low-Density Homes? It's Possible

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FORTUNE — The key to unlocking the next wave of economic growth may be as simple as enabling more people to try more stuff. The industrial era was all about scale and squeezing out the possibility of mistakes. As a result we are too afraid to fail. Companies only take on projects with highly …

Those cool Silicon Valley offices? More like secretly evil empires

Don’t be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices—it’s all just part of a subtle plot to control employee behavior. The founders of Fab.com, which just got itself a $1 billion valuation, admitted as much to <i>Bloomberg</i>‘s Sarah Freier. The shopping site wields its beer on …

Silicon Valley

Cyber Security in the Internet of Things

Every enterprise will be affected by the Internet of Things (IoT), the growing phenomenon by which not only people, but also “things” — vehicles, commercial and industrial equipment, medical devices, remote sensors in natural environments — are linked to networks that are connected to the internet. …

If the government can access our Facebook data, what happens when we have computers on our faces? - http://tcrn.ch/10dWR0v