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Eversign makes legally binding digital signatures online and in-person easy on your iPhone, iPad and Mac

Eversign packs in everything you need for legally binding digital signatures, offering an all-in-one suite for creating and managing documents like contracts, NDAs, approvals, legal forms and anything else that needs a signature. Collaborate and invite other team members and associates, and get …

Apps

Alan Turing, Man and Myth

This fall, Benedict Cumberbatch stars in <i>The Imitation Game</i> as English mathematician Alan Turing. Turing might be best known today for the Turing test, but during World War II, he cracked the Nazi’s “Enigma” code at Britain’s top-secret spy center Bletchley Park, significantly speeding the Allied …

Alan Turing, Digital Pioneer

George Dyson, the science historian and author of <i>Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe</i>, explains how Turing’s research led to our digital world. In a 1936 paper, Turing explained mathematically that you could represent any number by a “linear string of bits, of ones and zeros,” …

The Neuroscience of Creative Flow

What makes us have especially productive sessions — those minutes or hours when you’re so immersed in what you’re doing that everything melts away? What exactly is going on in our brains to make us feel so focused?<p>These are exactly the questions that drive Dr. Heather Berlin, a cognitive …

Creativity

Playing Against the Virus

Lately, viruses have been spreading through the gaming world. In the online game “Pandemic 2,” you play the virus, aiming to wipe out humanity. In “The Great Flu,” you control an international health organization and make decisions about face masks and airport closures.<p>Reporter Michael May tried …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

Can You Find the Mistake in This Deceptively Simple Puzzle?

It's a brainteaser that has left the internet stumped.<p>The Internet loves a good brainteaser. Whether it's an optical illusion or those "can you find" puzzles, mental exercises are challenging and oh-so-satisfying when you finally figure them out. Not to mention, puzzles and riddles have been shown …

7 dumb things you do every day that are not your fault

Despite the best efforts of scientists, the human mind is still an enigma.<p>What we do know is that our brains are crammed with absurdly complex wiring, leading us to ask ourselves almost daily, "why did I do that?" and "how could I forget that?" and "what the heck is wrong with me?"<p>Below are seven …

The Brain

HBR's Embrace Of Agile

The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum.<p>In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for …

Project Management

A study shows how the brain switches into memory mode - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers from Germany and the USA have identified an important mechanism with which memory switches from recall to memorization mode. The study …

What Do User Interfaces Want?:The Next 500 Years of Interaction Design

January 13, 2016What We WantFor every technology, there is an interface. It may be a simple, mechanical handle or a complex, digital display, but …

User-centered Design

Adobe hopes you'll sign here, there and everywhere

A little over a year ago Adobe launched its Document Cloud service, the company's comprehensive service for minding the gap between paper and electronic document and form processing. Given the scope of Document Cloud, the latest round of updates seems relatively minimal, albeit notable for the …

Customer Experience Is the Future of Design

There was a time when businesses could depend solely on the quality of their products to bring in new business. Success came from a company’s sole …

Customer Experience

Brain implant helps paralysed man regain partial control of his hand

Scientists described the accomplishments achieved by 24-year-old quadriplegic Ian Burkhart using an implanted chip that relays signals from his brain …

Everything the tech world says about marketing is wrong

Samuel Scott Contributor<p>Samuel Scott is the director of marketing and communications at Logz.io.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Google Analytics ruined marketing<br>• The $8.2 Billion Adtech Fraud Problem That Everyone Is Ignoring<p>The biggest problem in marketing in the tech world today is that too …

The New Science of Customer Emotions

When companies connect with customers’ emotions, the payoff can be huge. Consider these examples: After a major bank introduced a credit card for Millennials that was designed to inspire emotional connection, use among the segment increased by 70% and new account growth rose by 40%. Within a year …

eCommerce

Marketers Need To Rethink the Customer Decision Journey

In 2009, McKinsey & Co. proposed what was touted as a radical shift in marketing practice they called the consumer decision journey. The article …

Why Simple Brands Win

The greatest brands make life simple. Think Google, Amazon, or even Dunkin’ Donuts. They cut through the clutter by delivering what consumers want, when they want it, without hassle. By simplifying customer experience in a complex world, these brands win customer loyalty, which drives business …

Now entering… the age of cognitive marketing

IDC Research Manager Gerry Murray predicts that within a year, there will be an explosion in the number of marketing applications that “think.”

DEUTSCHE BANK: Killing passwords is the future of security

The Financial Times reports that the bank is looking at replacing passwords with biometric security that measures 50 different factors including location data, how you hold your phone, thumbprint technology, and facial recognition. Deutsche Bank is working with company Callsign on the …

Deutsche Bank

NSW spends millions more cleaning up LifeLink

Ill-fated government system finally stable.

Cleaning

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Mental Health

How Loneliness Affects Your Brain

Lonely people quickly move to the edges of social networks — here’s why.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean:• Activate: How To …

Loneliness

How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas

<b>Developing an original and creative idea requires the simultaneous activation of two completely different networks in the brain: the associative –</b> …

Kanban Project Management: the Right Tool for Many Projects

October 27, 2015 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: SCRUM<p>Kanban Project Management: the Right Tool for Many Projects<p>Ever feel overwhelmed by your task …

Discovery of new human ancestor Homo naledi sparks racism row in South Africa

Some prominent South Africans have dismissed the discovery of new human ancestor <i>Homo naledi</i> as a racist theory designed to cast Africans as …

The 5 Fastest Ways To Find Water In The Wilderness

Image source: joshmcculloch.photoshelter.com/<p>We all know that we need water to survive. Perhaps we even buy elaborate water purification systems or …