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Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

<b>Is smartphone hardware treading water while industrial designers wait for bendy screens and other flexible, futuristic components to make more radical models possible? And will sales continue to decline until they do?</b><p>Samsung is casting a long shadow over this year's Mobile World Congress.<p>The …

Mobile

We're live from MWC 2018 in Barcelona!

Spring season is right around the corner, and that means it's time for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's biggest phone show. This year, you can expect to be introduced to Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, as well as a slew of other handsets from big-name companies …

Mobile Technology

Gene Simmons says you can become highly successful if you copy this trait from Warren Buffett

As investors look for key takeaways in Warren Buffett's latest annual shareholder letter, it's also important to analyze the character traits that …

Bill Gates

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Employment

'Ebooks are stupid', says head of one of world's biggest publishers

The chief executive of Hachette Livre, Arnaud Nourry, says the industry has had ‘one or two successes among a hundred failures’ and that ebooks have ‘no creativity’<p>The head of one of the world’s largest book publishers has described the ebook as “a stupid product” that is unlikely to see further …

Writing

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

Top 10

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don't realize about life for teenagers today

High school is nothing like it used to be.<p>That's the message of "Undercover High," a documentary series on A&E that follows seven adults who pose as students for a semester at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas.<p>The undercover students, aged 21 to 26 when the show was filmed last year, took …

Social Media

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Coffee

Comparing Smartphone Specs Is A Waste Of Time

If you're in the market for a new smartphone then you're naturally going to want to look up key details such as processor speed, RAM, storage space, …

Phones

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You’d be great. But if what’s holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

Leadership

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself | Inc.com

There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can lead you away <b>from your gaps,</b> your failures, your sabotaging self, and …

Leadership

There Is A Lot To Know About Artificial Intelligence

Many companies are betting that AI will influence not just their products and services, but nearly every aspect of their business. Read on to …

Why Apple's iPhone X Is Its Best Smartphone Ever

Over the last several weeks, there’s been a steady drumbeat of reports that Apple’s iPhone X is a loser. They’re all wrong.<p>Those arguments against …

Mobile Technology

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant | Inc.com

Shockwaves were sent through the health care industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses--Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase--announced they were teaming up in attempt to provide better health care for their collective employees (which currently number over a million people).<p>A …

Health Care

Are You Socially Awkward? Use These 20 Tips To Help You Communicate with Confidence | Inc.com

Not everyone has the ability to walk into any room, job interview, dinner party or public gathering and "own it."<p>If you struggle in social situations, here are 20 tips to help you become a more confident communicator.<p>Never forget, when in doubt, the most valuable thing that you can give someone is …

Self-help

Revolutionize Your Event Planning With These 7 Technological Innovations | Inc.com

Event planning can be a nightmare when your team members are operating on different wavelengths. Minor details end up triple-checked while mission-critical items are overlooked, meaning you're fighting even more of an uphill battle than you have to. Fortunately, there are plenty of technological …

Marketing

RED says its Hydrogen One smartphone will ship this summer

Half a year after taking preorders for its very first smartphone, RED says that the Hydrogen One phone is still months away from being released. But it does at least have a timeline: the phone is supposed to enter mass production and then ship sometime this summer.<p>Jim Jannard, RED’s CEO and …

Mobile Technology

These are all the Android One phones available today

The first iteration of the Android One program turned out to be a failure due to a combination of bad timing and poor marketing. Google wasn't able …

Mobile Technology

Over 2 Billion People Use at Least One of the Top 5 Social Apps Each Month

Analytics platform App Annie released its 2017 Retrospective, analyzing mobile application usage around the world.<p>The report showed that globally, …

Apps

WhatsApp launches a separate app for small businesses

Only on Android for now<p>WhatsApp has launched a separate app designed for use by small businesses to more easily connect with customers. WhatsApp Business adds key features like dedicated business profiles for details like email address, business description, store addresses, and website; smart …

Apps

11 small things that will make you instantly more employable

January has a reputation for being the most popular time of year for people to job hunt. After using the Christmas break to reflect on life, then being hit by the January blues, it's not exactly surprising that job searches are at a high during at this time of year.<p>The problem is: everyone's doing …

How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing) | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is looking to earn their trust. As Carnegie said, it's about …

Selling

10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Have an Amazing Year | Inc.com

According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January often gets in the way of thoughtful commitment to our goals.<p>Whether you take that advice or not, it points …

Self-improvement

Don't Do These 13 Things on an Interview (Especially if You Want The Job) | Inc.com

An interview is a lot like a first date.<p>You might be nervous. You might be worried about how you'll be perceived. And you'll definitely be rehearsing what you plan on saying before meeting the other person.<p>The anticipation builds. Excitement increases. And then once you're in the moment itself, …

Employment

Move over GUI, now's the time for the Intelligent User Interface

Our Human Machine Interface (HMI) is broken. Designed in 1973 at Xerox PARC, the technology waits for a demand from the human before responding, and …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Tech Products That Are Next to Impossible to Repair

Repairing a faulty or damaged gadget no longer requires a PhD in electrical engineering or a visit from your brainiac family member. Sites like …

Gear & Gadgets

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Rotten Tomatoes

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success) | Inc.com

Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of mindset. On paper, she was perfect.<p>She quickly passed the …

Employment

Galaxy S9: Samsung’s Most Important Features For Its 2018 Flagship Just Leaked, And Things Are Looking Good

The Samsung Galaxy S9 might not be the flagship that the smartphone industry wants, but based on the most recent leaks about the device, it might …

Phones