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Slack Is Investing $80 Million In Bid To Change The Way We Use Software At Work

Messaging apps like Slack are becoming key access points for companies looking to connect with their customers.<p>In an announcement made with little fanfare last month, Slack — a workplace chat app used by 2 million people each day — announced an integration with the ride-hailing service Lyft. The …

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that nightmare you had after you watched <i>Se7en</i>. Normally, browsing through Facebook and the grossest subreddits known to man would ease the pain of this experience, …

Windows 10: How to configure DPI scaling on a multi

Automatic DPI scaling per-monitor is now supported in Windows 10, and today we take a look at how it works and how you can configure multiple …

US wholesale prices jump 0.5 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of …

Giant Magellan Telescope is a go

Construction phase begins for GMT, to be placed in Chile. At first light in 2021, it’ll be the largest telescope in existence, with images 10 times …

The 10 Worst Questions to Ask Your Flight Attendant

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>You know how miserable it is to fly? The crying babies, the perpetual delays, the fistfights breaking out over reclined seats. Now imagine you did that every... single... day. And you didn't get paid much for it either.<p>Welcome to the life of a flight …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Self-help

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Watch Spacewalkers Friday As They Install Earth Livestream Camera On Station

For all you Earth observation geeks out there, we have some good news — two Russian astronauts are going to install a camera on Friday (Dec. 27) that …

Viral Video: The Life (And Death) of Brian

So, you might have heard: The Fox Broadcasting Company killed off Brian the talking dog on “Family Guy.”<p>Cue the inevitable online petition to bring …

What If The Earth Stopped Turning?

Earth Science

Money Saving Phone Calls: How to Optimize Your Subscription Services

<i>How many times have you logged into one of your credit card or bank accounts and seen a bogus charge or late fee appear out of nowhere? You wanted to</i> …

How to Persuade Airline Employees to Give You Free Upgrades [Video]

Flight upgrades have an urban legend-like status, kind of like dream jobs such as chocolate tasters and video game testers -- everyone has heard vaguely of people fortunate enough to end up in these wonderful-sounding positions, but nobody can actually name a person who has or tell you how they got …

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The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you — Coding 2 Learn

<b>TL;DR?</b> <i>Why not just go watch another five second video of a kitten with its head in a toilet roll, or a 140 character description of a meal your</i> …

Tips to Make Yourself a Keyboard Shortcut Wizard

A while back we asked you all to tell us which keyboard shortcuts you found most useful—we wanted to know about keystrokes that went above and beyond …

Tutorials

Earth From Saturn - Cassini Takes Our Picture | Video

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

Shell Centre Redevelopment To Begin This Year

In news that will dismay Simon Jenkins, who was fulminating about the plan last week, Boris Johnson has signed off on plans to build a cluster of new …

Get Yourself Some Spectacular 3D Live Wallpapers

Home screen decoration has become somewhat of an art, especially within the Android community. It’s one of the reasons why we have ‘Show your …

Your Very Own Smart Flashlight with Ambient LED

I actually don’t really have any personal real-life scenario in mind, other than this being a handy little night light, where you might need a …

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick

A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more …

The Workplace

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Amazon Staff Meetings: “No Powerpoint”

“We have study hall at the beginning of our meetings.” says Jeff Bezos.Staff meetings at Amazon begin with 30 minutes of silent reading.Jeff Bezos, …