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These Are The 4 Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills You’ll Need In The Future

Here are four easy ways to build your EQ.<p>All the data suggesting that coding is rapidly becoming an essential skill for any job–not just one in tech–only tells one side of the story.<p>The other side indicates that soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Apple's redesigned London store is kitted out with untethered iPhones

Apple is set to reopen its flagship London Regent Street store to the public on Saturday with a fresh design after more than a year of refurbishment.<p>This was the first Apple Store in Europe when it opened in 2004, but these days it's one of a hundred or so across the continent. The former mosaic …

Apple Store

Leaked Google Pixel render shows snazzy new interface

Google's upcoming Pixel phone won't look extraordinary on the outside, but it will have plenty of new software tricks. Some of these can be seen in a …

It’s time to junk the flawed economic models that make the world a dangerous place

Mainstream economics is terrible at understanding the reality of human behaviour. Now, even the respected thinker Paul Romer is calling for change<p>It’s 26 years since Paul Romer shook the discipline of economics with a single research paper. Entitled Endogenous Technological Change, Romer’s article …

Economics

New analysis shows eastern US can handle 30 percent renewable electricity

But doing so relies on incentives and regulations that don't yet exist.<p>As the US transitions to an increased reliance on renewable energy, most of …

Google used DeepMind AI to cut its power bill

Google's grand experiment in using artificial intelligence to save power is paying off. The search firm's Demis Hassabis tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the DeepMind AI has cut electricity use at Google data centers by "several percentage points" thanks to its extra-efficient use of equipment, such as cooling …

Artificial Intelligence

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

Nest releases its first new hardware product in over a year

Nest, the smart home manufacturer owned by Alphabet (formerly Google) and famous for its connected thermostat, has released an outdoor connected camera designed for home security monitoring, reported Bloomberg.<p>The Nest Cam Outdoor is the first new type of hardware product that Nest has released in …

Self-Driving Smart Cars Are the Future of Automobiles

You’ve undoubtedly seen self-driving cars in videos across the web, and maybe you think these are simply prototypes and self-driving cars are far off …

This Is Everything You Need to Create a Smart House

If the Jetsons’ home was your idea of the perfect living space, your world is about to get whole lot more interesting. According to Gartner, the …

A smart home that's really smart

"The network is the computer."That's the old Sun Microsystems slogan coined by Sun computer scientist and researcher John Gage. The slogan predated …

The Smartphone Market Shrinks For The First Time Ever

It’s not just Apple.<p>The global shipments of smartphones shrank 3% in the first quarter of this year, from the same period last year, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest research. This is the first time ever that the smartphone market declines, year-on-year.<p>“It is the first time ever since the …

Roaming Charges In Europe Are Now Much Cheaper

And there's even better news coming in 2017...<p>There is nothing worse than getting home after a holiday and finding you've been slapped with a massive …

Europe

Oracle is donating $200 million to Obama's program to teach kids computer science

The White House announced the program last January. The goal is to turn computer science into a regular subject taught at American schools from kindergarten through high school.<p>The plan called for a $4 billion budget for states and $100 million budget directly for school districts to train teachers …

Solar cell generates power from raindrops

Rain is normally a solar energy cell's worst nightmare, but a team of Chinese scientists could make it a tremendous ally. They've developed a solar cell with an atom-thick graphene layer that harvests energy from raindrops, making it useful even on the gloomiest days. Water actually sticks to the …

Ford's self-driving car can operate in complete darkness

Ford said Monday that it has successfully tested one of its self-driving Ford Fusions in complete darkness — no headlights and no street lighting whatsoever. It was so dark you actually needed night vision goggles to even see the cars.<p>"The purpose for doing the testing at night was to test a …

Microsoft brings its Hub Keyboard app to iPhone

Microsoft today released its first standalone keyboard application for iOS users. No, it’s not the rumored version of its Windows Phone keyboard that’s being ported to the iPhone – it’s an iOS version of the Microsoft Hub keyboard, which hit Android this February. Like the prior release, the iOS …

Apps

Microsoft Windows 10: Free 'anniversary' update coming this summer

Windows 10 will get its first major update this summer.<p>Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, detailed the free update at the company's annual Build developer conference on Wednesday. The "Windows 10 Anniversary Update" will bring improvements to the …

Windows 10

Galaxy S7 Giving iPhone 6s Trouble On (At Least) Two Fronts

A new Samsung or Apple phone is a game of one-upmanship. So, it shouldn’t come as a great shock that Samsung’s just-released phone is besting the iPhone 6s in (at least) two key areas.<p>Among a host of tweaks and improvements, Samsung has come through with a better camera and display. So, how does …

Phones

New "Passive Wi-Fi" Could Drastically Cut Power Needs For Connected Devices

Electrical engineers at the University of Washington have come up with a new type of Wi-Fi hardware that uses 10,000 times less power than existing …

HTC 10 prototype and press render images leak, show device in full along with a spec list

Today must be HTC 10 (formerly known as HTC One M10) rumors day. Soon after it seemingly became clear that HTC was ditching its ‘One’ flagship moniker, Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) posted a handful of real-life images of a working HTC 10 prototype.<p>It’s the first time we’ve seen the phone from …

Fitbit Blaze is a whole workout in a wearable

Fitbit Blaze is a $199 fitness tracker available for purchase starting today and it comes with quite a few fun features to help get you moving.<p>A lot of Fitbit’s family of fitness trackers do pretty much the same thing — track steps, mileage and calories burned — and the Blaze is not much different …

Fitness Technology

What we learned at the world's biggest phone show

We came, we saw, we mobiled.<p>The biggest wireless tech show of the year is wrapping up today in sunny Barcelona. And it's been a week of gadgets of all stripes, splashy product launches complete with special guests and football fields (either kind of football applies), and established and upstart …

Virtual Reality

In Displays, Samsung Galaxy S7's OLED Is Killing It, Apple is Lagging: Researcher

In display technology, Samsung is killing it. Apple is lagging. And Apple gets further behind with every new Samsung phone.<p>Raymond Soneira, the display expert at DisplayMate Technologies, has been making this case for a while now. And makes it again with his review this week of the Galaxy S7 and …

Mobile

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Frontman for pop supergroup The Black Eyed Peas (selling 33MM albums and 58 million singles worldwide), will.i.am is a multi-faceted musician and …

Music

How long before you step into a driverless vehicle? | The Network | The Network

There’s a scene missing from all those flash auto ads parading across our screens. You get the open roads, the panoramic curves, the grip of tire on tarmac. But you don’t get to see the stressed driver trying to squeeze their shiny vehicle into a tight parking spot.<p>No surprise: parking is the part …

Wireless: the next generation

THE future is already arriving, it is just a question of knowing where to look. On Changshou Road in Shanghai, eagle eyes may spot an odd rectangular …

Internet of Things

Famed iPhone hacker explains why FBI’s backdoor request is such a bad idea

When it comes to hacking the iPhone, it’s hard to find anyone with more experience breaking into Apple’s software than Will Strafach, aka Chronic.<p>The legendary hacker has spent years reverse engineering each version of iOS to give jailbreakers full control of the iPhone and he’s got some very …

Galaxy S7 and LG G5 to headline Mobile World Congress

Just when you've finished your laundry from CES and put away your suitcase, the technology trade show calendar beckons again. But instead of Las Vegas, this time the destination is Barcelona and the show is Mobile World Congress.<p>Running from February 22 to 25, Mobile World Congress is the year's …

Microsoft, Samsung and others form IoT alliance to do what Apple and Google already are

Some big names in tech have formed an alliance to make the confusing Internet of Things (IoT) friendlier.<p>Called the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), tech companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Qualcomm, GE and Intel will help each other “unify IoT standards so that companies and developers can …