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Kia is seeing 3 times more conversions through its chatbot than its website

At last count, Kia had more than 800 websites where a customer can ask about buying a car.<p>In November, to try and simplify the process, Kia launched …

9 habits of unsuccessful people

<b>• Nobody's perfect — most of us have picked up a bad habit or two at some point.</b><p><b>• Most of the time, a bad habit won't wreck your whole life.</b><p><b>• Still, it's probably best to avoid these success-sabotaging tendencies.</b><p>Bad habits may not seem like a big deal on their own, but sometimes they can seriously …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn.</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

Emotional Intelligence

Apple AI expert, Tom Gruber explains Siri’s ‘humanistic AI’ at TED

Apple’s AI expert, Tom Gruber, delivered a TED talk back in April extolling the benefits that AI may provide for us in the years to come. The video of the onstage presentation has now been released and gives us a better glimpse into the future Gruber imagines. His presentation focuses on what he …

Artificial Intelligence

Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.<p>The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of …

Mental Health

Here's why small businesses fail

For any new entrepreneur, it's natural to be optimistic.<p>Whether that person has a world-changing idea or is starting a new coffee shop, the glass has to be half full that the business will succeed. Otherwise, what is the point of starting a new company in the first place?<p>The harsh reality<p>Today's …

Forget millennials — here are 8 things you'll want to remember about Gen Z

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Generation Z (the post-Millennial generation) makes up 25% of the population. (Read this to learn more about Generation Z.)<p>62% of Generation Z anticipate challenges working with Baby Boomers and Generation X; vs only 5% that anticipate challenges working with …

MIT's $10,000 robotic furniture is making its way to small homes

A few years ago, MIT designed a piece of furniture worth $10,000 -- not because it's made of luxury materials, but because it can transform at the press of a button. Now, that piece of robotic furniture called "Ori Systems" is available for pre-order, but only to large-scale development companies. …

You change your job, address, and friends — but you'll never get anywhere if you don't change your mind

What would you say is the most powerful thing in the world? And what would you say if I told you that you already possess it? You were born with it. It was given to you freely, yet you often discount it. You take it for granted.<p>What is it? Let me give you a hint. It weighs less than three pounds …

Motivation

Apple expands App Analytics developer information with new referral & source data

Apple this evening announced that it is expanding App Analytics in iTunes Connect to display new information related to how customers are discovering applications. The company made the announcement on its official developer blog…<p>The new features will allow developers to have a better look at how …

Apps

How to back up and restore a Boot Camp Windows partition on macOS using Winclone [Video]

As we showed you in our step-by-step tutorial, creating a Boot Camp partition on your Mac to install Windows is easy. The tedious part of the installation is taking Windows through its initial setup process, and configuring it to your liking.<p>The configuration portion of the install process — …

Operating Systems

Jays breaks the sound barrier with this outstanding $119 on-ear headphone

Jays' headphones deserve wider recognition, says the Audiophiliac.<p>Unboxing Jays' little u-Jays on-ear, my first impression was that these headphones look and feel are distinctly better than I'd expect for $120 (with free shipping on Amazon). I popped 'em on my head, they sounded really nice, so I …

Audiophile

Consumers have a troubling internet habit that is threatening digital media

Digital media has an attention problem.<p>New research from Andre Boik at the University of California at Davis, Shane Greenstein at Harvard Business School, and Jeffrey Prince at Indiana University about the internet use of households and how much attention online media demands paints a grim picture …

Oil

Apple buys Seattle-based Turi to bolster machine learning and AI efforts

Apple has successfully acquired Turi, a machine learning company based out of Seattle. According to sources in discussion with GeekWire, Turi’s team will be able to remain in the Seattle region as Apple builds out the technologies further. Turi’s original product, GraphLab, was developed as an open …

Machine Learning

Netflix is the one limiting its video quality on AT&T and Verizon

Last week as T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced that his company's Binge On program would expand to cover YouTube, he mentioned a strange point: that even the "mobile optimized" 480p Netflix streams T-Mobile offers were higher-res than what you get streaming via AT&T or Verizon. Executives from …

Apple hit with class action lawsuit over iOS 9’s performance on older iPhones

In a new class action lawsuit, Apple is being accused of deceptive trade practices and false advertising due to its claims of iOS 9 being compatible with older iOS devices, primarily the iPhone 4s. The lawsuit claims that iOS “significantly interferes” with the performance of the iPhone 4s and that …

Apps

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Apple's former CEO says Samsung's marketing power can't match Apple's

John Sculley may have been the one who pushed out Steve Jobs from Apple, but he also ushered in one of the most famous commercials. Sculley talks to CNET about Samsung's marketing efforts, Apple Watch, Tim Cook and more.<p>Thirty-one years after he helped oversee the iconic 1984 Macintosh ad, former …

Apple Watch

Bright And Compact 1 Bedroom Apartment For Young Family [Floor Plan Included]

• 1 |<p>To make the most out of this somewhat small urban space, it is necessary to make sure every piece is carefully chosen, and so much the better if …

High Rise Apartment with Stunning Minimalist Interior

• 1 |<p>The living room and kitchen are open to one another and both utilize a white, gray, and natural wood look. The slick hardwood floors are certainly …

Interior Design

25 Three Bedroom House/Apartment Floor Plans

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Jeremy Gamelin<p>A three person family who wants the flexibility of the guest room would be perfectly suited to this layout, which also …

3 Super Small Homes With Floor Area Under 400 Square Feet (40 square meter)

• 1 |<p>This 32 square meter (344 square foot) apartment uses interior glass walls to create a bedroom that doesn’t make the home feel any smaller.<p>2 |<p>A …

I Didn't Know Garage Doors Could Be This Cool

San Francisco, as everyone who lives there knows, is a city desperate for more space. But making due with a small lot can sometimes lead to amazing …

REPORT: Oracle Has Pulled 100 Programmers Off Oregon's Still Dysfunctional Obamacare Site

And now, long after the state stopped making payments to the company, Oracle may be ramping down its efforts to fix the website, even though it still won't let individuals sign up for health care, reports The Oregonian's Nick Budnick.<p>Over the past week, Oracle has yanked about 100 employees off the …

Mobility, measured

AMERICANS are deeply divided as to whether widening inequality is a problem, let alone what the government should do about it. Some are appalled that …

Razer Nabu hands-on: fitness band, meet smartwatch - CNET

Take a smartwatch. Take a fitness band. Stir them together. What do you get? A magic formula that manufacturers like LG and now Razer are trying to crack: the fitness-notification superband. The Razer Nabu, coming sometime early this year, is yet another left-field wearable tech entry from a …

Wearable Tech

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20

Etienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when he was starting into a presentation posted to SlideShare. With his permission we're posting it here.

How To Manage Employees Who Are Older Than You

Like any good manager, Gray's approach has been to disregard age and instead focus on what each individual brings to the table and how well they are achieving their goals. However, <i>his</i> age has sometimes been an issue for his people.<p>When Gray was 24, for example, the company hired a business analyst …

Employment

11 Money Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Before Turning 30

For many people, hitting that milestone can also serve as a great motivator to get their lives together, particularly their financial lives.<p>There are books, blogs, and Twitter accounts dedicated solely to helping people cross that line. They typically tell you to get rid of debt, stop shopping so …