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Force works if you are in a position of authority over someone and you are in a situation where flash decisions need to be made immediately. …
Galileo knew it. Every ancient culture that left traces of knowledge in their art knew it. Basic shapes compose the fundamental geometry of the …Mathematics
This is the 8th in a series of 9 articles based on research findings from our e-commerce product list usability study.Both our qualitative and …Information Architecture
Digital technologies have shifted control into the hands of your customers. Your customers are now independent, active agents in everything, from …Software
By Laura KellerPublished: June 22, 2015“When an organization is a service organization—that is, their revenue and business model center on offering a …Customers
There's something about Tesla ...
In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance's excellent, newly released biography of the Tesla Motors CEO, he writes that Musk's all-electric Model S Tesla sedan "slapped Detroit sober," despite the automobile industry tinkering …Tesla
Trust is pretty simple in concept, but extremely difficult to accomplish because we don’t think about what creates and earns trust. …
Architecture – The architecture of your solution must be reusable, extensible and modular.
Reusability – How reusable are the individual components of …Security
Your harshest critic is often yourself. You might not even realize it, especially as you go around administering fair attention and wise advice to …Critics
June 22, 2015What is Mobilegeddon? It refers to Google’s latest search algorithm update, which rolled out at the end of Arpil with the promise to …Mobile Devices
Of the 7,100 languages on the planet, only 23 are spoken by more than 50 million people natively.
Most maps are structured according to the world's geopolitical borders, but there are other ways to map the globe. In his latest infographic, Spanish designer Alberto Lucas López creates a globe filled …Data
Every day we come across newer and smarter ways to alter our websites to make them perform better, offer users a smooth, trouble-free experience, and …Personalization
A solid idea
Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.
There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …Concrete
Understand the market territory.
Do your homework on your competition and the disruptive forces that may be impacting your market. Look for places to …
Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.
Project Soli is that wearable, …Google
As a chief marketing officer, your job description five years ago would hardly be recognizable today. And in the next few years, an entirely new list …Customer Experience
We’re surrounded by advertising from the moment we wake up: it’s on our coffee cups, on TV, and driving in front of us on the way home. But we can …Augmented Reality
Mike Curtis may not have the typical background of someone dedicated to vanquishing bureaucracy. AltaVista, AOL, Yahoo, Facebook — he’s a veteran of …Bureaucracy
You are probably thinking what does milk have to do with IT service. As it happens, it has a lot to do with all areas of today’s service landscape, …
Forget everything you've always known about work. The rules have changed.
Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere—more deeply embedded in our lives than ever before, but disappearing as a discrete activity.
The old rules of work applied to an economy of factories and offices, a world of …Keynesian Economics
The Department of Transportation wants America's cars to talk to each other, and it wants that to happen pretty soon. That's why Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that legislation to make vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication a mandatory feature of new cars will be brought forward. At a speech …
From a small space in Palo Alto, Calif., startup Light is looking to turn the camera industry on its head.
Smartphones have already decimated the market for compact, point-and-shoot cameras. Now, Light says it has a plan for the smartphone to replace high-end cameras too.
The company has been working …
Earlier this week, Stephen Wolfram unveiled a website that automatically identifies digital images. Drop in a photo of, say, a Tesla coil, and the …Recognition
Editor’s note: David Smith leads the open source solutions group at Revolution Analytics (a subsidiary of Microsoft). He writes daily about applications of R and predictive analytics on the Revolutions blog and is the co-author of An Introduction to R.
Mythology can be a useful tool for uniting …Open Source
Los Angeles might be opening up to next-generation transportation between its loosening stance on ridesharing and its deal with Waze, but it's still looking for someone who can shed more light on the subject. Mayor Eric Garcetti has revealed that the city is hiring an advisor who'll create a …
TaxiBots and AutoVots: Coming to a Simulation Near You
TaxiBots and AutoVots may sound like toys that you played with in the 1980s that have been turned into a blockbuster movie franchise. They’re actually autonomous vehicle concepts used in a study released in April by the Organization for Economic …
When there are no more accidents, will there be no more Geico ads?
One day, robots and artificial intelligence could eliminate millions of jobs in America, even in industries that aren’t immediately obvious. A study not long ago from two Oxford University academics found that 47% of positions are at …Insurance