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Instagram Is the Real Virtual Reality, Not Oculus

An odd thing occurred to me while watching Facebook’s F8 developer conference earlier this month. Amid announcements about new form factors for …

Virtual Reality

Google removes 'Don't Be Evil' motto from its Code of Conduct

To be evil or not to be evil — that is the question, Google.<p>It seems after years of the tech company's commitment to its low-key creepy-sounding …

Elon Musk and Grimes Are Dating Thanks to This Weird AI Conspiracy Theory

Leave it to Elon Musk to have the nerdiest love story ever.<p>The 46-year-old tech magnate and 29-year-old Canadian musician Grimes made their public …

Amazon Got Rich on These 4 Design Principles and You Could Too

At their core all great shopping experiences are helpful, transparent, tangible and trustworthy.<p>9 min read<p>Amazon’s domination reinforces a theory that is sometimes difficult to digest in the design community: successful design experiences do not always have to be beautiful. Design is subjective, of …

The battle for France.com

The French government seized his domain name and shut down his business, and now, he’s suing to get them back<p>On March 12th, France.com suddenly went offline. For 24 years, it had been a tourist and travel booking site, but now it was redirecting to the English version of the government’s official …

How to upgrade to Google's new Gmail right now

If you are a person on the internet, you may have heard of the newly redesigned Gmail.<p>Today, Google unveiled one of the biggest Gmail updates in the …

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

Evidence is mounting that Amazon's HQ2 will land in 'the bull's-eye of America's internet'

Evidence is mounting that Amazon could select Northern Virginia — and specifically a site near Dulles International Airport — as the location of its next headquarters, dubbed "HQ2."<p>Amazon has quietly been expanding its presence near the proposed site, which spans 26 acres of largely undeveloped …

This Simple Technique Will Make You a Much Better Negotiator

Always leave money on the table.<p><i>What are the basics of the art of negotiation? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>Always leave money on the …

With 'Siren,' Unreal Engine blurs the line between CGI and reality

Epic Games has been obsessed with real-time motion capture for years, but the company is now trying to take its experiments with the technology one step further. Enter "Siren," a digital personality that it created alongside a few prominent firms in the gaming industry: Vicon, Cubic Motion, …

The Best Protein Diet Foods for Weight Loss

Protein helps you build and maintain lean muscle—plus, it keeps you feeling full longer. Here are the top food choices for a protein diet to help …

Google now previews Stack Overflow answers directly in Search

Google is making it easier for developers to find the best answers to questions submitted on Stack Overflow: the company has started displaying previews for answers directly in Search.<p>This means that you can easily scan through the most popular answers to Stack Overflow submissions without having …

Microsoft’s Slack competitor is getting Cortana integration and message translation

Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, is turning a year old this week and to celebrate the company is unveiling some new features today. Perhaps the most interesting are Cortana integration and inline message translation. Cortana integration is coming to Microsoft Teams soon, with support …

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

Just 3 hours a day is all it takes to become more successful

When I feel overwhelmed with everything I need to get done, I remind myself of the power of three uninterrupted hours.<p>I am always less stressed when I have time alone to work and think  —  and I have learned that three focused hours drastically improves my mood.<p>This is true whether it is hundreds …

It's time to stop sleeping on 'Fortnite'

Let's make it clear up front: This isn't a knock on <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> (aka <i>PUBG</i>), a fine game in its own right. But in case you hadn't …

Gaming Industry

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Bose is carving out $50 million for startups using its new audio-focused AR tech

The high-end audio technology company Bose is getting into the augmented reality game with a new product and a $50 million fund devoted to startups that will develop services for its new platform.<p>While most of the industry is focused on a visually augmented experience, Bose is most concerned with …

Augmented Reality

Google expansion plans helping to turn NYC into tech hub

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City waits to hear whether it's been chosen as the site for Amazon's second headquarters, recent moves by another tech …

Amazon introduces free sound library for Alexa skill developers

Audible flair for skills<p>Amazon has unveiled (via <i>Engadget</i>) a new toolset for skill developers: the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) sound library. It’s a free repository of sound clips that developers can use to add enhance the skills that they are creating for the company’s smart assistant.<p>The skills come in …

How connectivity is driving the future of commerce

Imagine this scenario: In the San Francisco Bay area one weekday morning in the near future, a long-haul trucker wakes up and gets ready for the day’s shift. She’s made incredible time recently, covering two to three times the distance she used to be able to cover in the same time span. As she …

Remote Controls

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Here's How Amazon's Jeff Bezos Makes Great Decisions, Super Fast | Inc.com

Amazon is a remarkable company. It's no surprise that it was built by a remarkable mind.<p>The brilliance, philosophy, and quirks of founder and CEO Jeff Bezos are deeply baked into Amazon, which is what makes his pronouncements about his approach to business so fascinating. Each utterance offers …

Management

Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology

The technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin is one of the internet's most promising new developments. Here's how businesses can use it to …

A Shocking Number Of People Still Use Their Phone Primarily To Make Actual Phone Calls

And other entertaining stats about our obsessive connection to our devices.<p>75% of U.S. smartphone users never switch off their phones, and almost half of us check our phones before we get out of bed, according to a survey by ReportLinker. For some, these figures may be startling. But those of us in …

How teens are pranking your Facebook News Feeds with random events

Seen any strange events popping up in your Facebook News Feed lately?<p>Maybe something very mundane, like a niche event at a school you've never heard …

Teens

Buffett Should Be Buying Accenture

I will start with a quote from Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders from the 1958 Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) annual report:<p>"To …

Investing

This Simple Tweak Is One Of The Best Ways To Protect Your Windows Computer

A lot of Windows users take an additive approach when it comes to security. Think you need to increase your protection? Install another piece of software. There are some great apps out there, like RansomFree, but you can actually make your Windows PC a lot more secure simply by changing one little …

Windows 10