Mashable
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Having an open and honest line of communication with your supervisor at work is easier said than done, but as more research takes place around workplace dynamics, evidence is emerging on how the lack of dialogue between employer and employee can lead to miscommunications specifically on the topic of innovation. With recent data showing how managers and employees often aren't on the same page regarding workplace innovation, creatively minded individuals aren't getting the proper resources to spread their wings AND the less creative types aren't getting the opportunities and training needed to expand that skillset. Read more... More about Supported , Office Life , Office Culture , and Business
TechCrunch
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Productivity app maker Readdle is rolling out a new feature across its line of iOS applications that takes advantage of the iPads support for split screen viewing to make it easier to move files between apps. The move could encourage current Readdle customers to buy the software makers larger suite of apps, in order to take advantage of the new functionality. Split view is a Read More
Apartment Therapy
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Though we're always sad to see stuff go from Netflix , the new arrivals always make it a little easier to bear. The streaming service has released its master list of what will be new next month, and there's some old favorites and new series we can't wait to check out. READ MORE »
TopRank
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This willingness to take a stand has helped make Jason a thought leader and helped bring readers to the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions brand. #6: Be a Mirror, Not a TV Would you rather be a talking head delivering a monologue to your customer? Or would you rather reflect who they are, what they value, and then show how your solution can help? Let’s make the question even easier: Which do you think your customers prefer? Your audience should be able to see themselves in your content. That means writing with extraordinary empathy. Or, better still, that means showcasing their stories whenever you can. My favorite B2B example of this is HSBC’s “ The Elevator .” The bank wanted to show they understood small business owners and were committed to helping them succeed. So they created a web-based reality show with entrepreneurs from around the UK. HSBC provided business coaching for each contestant and awarded a cash prize to the winner.
Techradar
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Currently, Steam has its Big Picture Mode, designed for TVs (see our guide on how to build a console-style gaming PC for more information), but one interface for media and games would be perfect. An easier to use add-on browser If Kodi is to make more of its legal add-ons, then why not make the interface a little neater? Currently, the official add-on browser is split into lots of little sections, but an app store-style browser would make it a lot easier to find content. Kodi has added an add-on browser to its website, but a more useful in-app version would be better. Better multi-room features We'd love to see a Sky Q -style method of easily sharing Kodi content between multiple devices. For example, starting to watch a TV show on one device, you'd get a prompt to continue watching on a different device. While it's fairly straightforward to share a Kodi library between multiple devices already, a neater interface specifically designed for this would be brilliant.
MacRumors
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Interchangeable batteries and a micro-USB port allow easy recharging in the field, as well. Additionally, the company aimed to make Spark more personalized than its previous products, with color options coming in Alpine White, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Lava Red, and Sunrise Yellow. “Controlling a camera drone with hand movements alone is a major step towards making aerial technology an intuitive part of everyone’s daily life, from work and adventure to moments with friends and family,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at DJI. “Spark’s revolutionary new interface lets you effortlessly extend your point of view to the air, making it easier than ever to capture and share the world from new perspectives.” When users want to get a little more control, Spark can connect to an iPhone app and be flown as far as 109 yards away from the user. An optional remote control accessory allows the drone to be flown as far as 1.
BMW Blog
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4 liter twin-turbo V8 that makes over 600 hp. That mighty V8 is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and comes with xDrive all-wheel drive. The big news, obviously, is the all-wheel drive system that can be switched to full rear-wheel drive at the push of a button. The most interesting part of this video is that Glock claims it to be the most fun in 4WD Sport mode, which keeps the all-wheel drive system engaged but mostly drives the rear wheels and will allow quite a lot of slip-angle before using the front wheels to reel the car in. So it's the Fun without killing yourself mode. But Glock claims that it makes the M5 so much easier to slide and drive quickly, taking a lot of the fear away. The video also shows off the noise of the burly V8 in the cabin. While there is some speaker augmentation to the sound, admittedly, it still sounds very good, even just from Autocar's mic.
Daily Mail - Science
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Self-driving cars might make our lives easier, but they will also take our jobs. Goldman Sachs has warned that autonomous vehicles will take 25,000 jobs a month from US drivers.
Inc.
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A savvy new LinkedIn and online calendar integration makes meeting someone "cold" a thing of the past. Here's how it works.
Windows Blog
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3 mm of key travel for faster and more accurate typing. Typing on the new Signature Pro Type Covers is easier, more, comfortable, more accurate, better sounding, and easier to do without looking than the MacBook and iPad Pro. Luxurious Alcantara® material covers the new type covers. The improved keyset for a laptop-class typing experience and enhances the natural allure and warmth of Surface Pro. The soft touch feel helping you immerse yourself in your work. The new Signature Type Cover is available in three rich tone-on-tone colors to match your personal style: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue. The Alcantara® fabric is treated with a high-performance polyurethane coating to resist spills, which means the fabric is not only soft and inviting, but also easy to care for. Finally, we know there is a time for creating on the go and there is a time when you need to be back at home base.
Techradar - Reviews
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It's a handy inclusion and makes taking pictures easier, as the large size of the Xperia XZ Premium makes hitting the on-screen shutter key tricky if you're using it one-handed. You can also hold the shutter key down at any point to launch the camera app. If youre looking for more granular control over your images the Sony Xperia XZ Premium offers up a manual mode, allowing you to fine tune the focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed. The focus control is especially useful, and easy to use, allowing you to pin-point your focus whether its in the foreground or the background with a simple slider on the side of the display. For those looking for something more fun, you can head to the camera apps section where youll find the more sedate 4K video recording and panorama options alongside Sonys zanier AR Effect which overlays scenarios such as a volcano and dinosaurs onto your surroundings.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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From there, you can create a new video or share the Clips you've already created. When you record several Clips in one sitting, they'll be woven together into one large recording when you go to share. To avoid this, tap the arrow after each recording to create a new video project altogether. Next, tap the sharing icon in the lower right-hand corner to pull up the screen below: From here, you can easily share your Clips via Messages, email, or you can save your Clips to your device. Where to Share Clips In addition to the channels above, you can easily share Clips where they were designed to be shared -- on social media. If you tap the "More" ellipses, you can add other social networks to your sharing options, as shown below: Clips is a fun, easy-to-use app that allows you to create highly shareable images and videos. By adding a few embellishments like subtitles, filters, and emojis, content is easier to consume and share on a variety of platforms -- without having to film and edit a video with professional equipment and software.
Futurism
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Such a capacitor is easier to produce using a two dimensional material — such as graphene. Their research was published in 2D Materials and Applications . A Perfect Union Quantum computers work by taking advantage of special rules reserved for sub-atomic particles in order to perform the most complex tasks at currently impossible speeds. While they aren't likely to replace our home computers as their capabilities are well beyond our daily needs, what they are capable of will revolutionize what's possible for high-tech applications such as running quantum simulations which can unlock previously impossible to access information. Click to View Full Infographic Taking advantage of graphene's special properties in the designs of quantum capacitors will move us closer to figuring out how to create a practical quantum computer. And this is just one example of graphene's many uses.
BMW Blog
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In fact, it’s a lot easier writing down the body parts that were left unchanged rather than everything that was modified in one way or another. The BMW i8 already looks like it comes from the future and there’s little one can do to it without making it look ridiculous. Furthermore, in terms of aerodynamics, there’s so little room for improvement, most tuners just gave up altogether from even trying to enhance things. The only ones who managed to come up with something actually benefitting the car were the guys from AC Schnitzer and even they had to go with subtle changes. That’s not something that can be said about the EVE.RYN creation though. The Japanese tuning shop has gone all out and their project can be seen in the video below. The article Video: EVE.RYN BMW i8 Dark Knight Edition Looks Insane appeared first on BMW BLOG
Times of Israel
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21stCenturyWire
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The popular myths (manufactured lies) of the dirty war are that… It is a “civil war”—a “popular revolt” in 2011 was violently quashed by Assad. Assad is a brutal dictator who enjoys killing “his own people”. The opposition are actually Syrian rebels who want rid of their hated leader. The US/NATO/Saudi Arabia/Qatar are justified in backing the rebels. So “terrorists” in Syria are really just dissident Syrians fighting for their freedom. The Syrian forces backed by their ally Russia’s airforce are deliberately killing Syrian people not terrorists. The Syrian people will welcome regime change and the replacement of Assad with a US/Nato approved government. Each and every one of these assertions can be shown to be lies from the Western press itself, though finding the rebuttals is not easy amid the mass of propaganda. It is easier to find the detailed rebuttals from the alternative media as represented by some of the speakers here, and sometimes from honest academics, also represented in tonight’s addresses (June 11th 2017).
Techradar
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Did you miss Google IO 2017 ? Even though weren't any high impact product announcements at Google's annual conference, it still has tons of news. A lot of it came from incremental updates to Android, Google Home , Google Assistant, Android TV and Daydream VR . Oh, and Google wants to help you get a job. There was also that. Here are the 38 major stories (in order of importance) out of Google IO in case you missed it. Google is re-architecting Android to make its yearly updates arrive faster for you, and become easier and less costly for phone manufacturers to update. Thats instantly the best news out of Google IO 2017. Promising faster Android updates solves the sick joke of Google launching exciting new operating system changes... then you waiting for them to trickle out to your specific phone (and carrier). Google gave its initiative a new name Project Treble and says its a modular organization of Android that allows phone makers customizations to be separate from the Android framework.
Expert Reviews
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Farpoint + Sony PlayStation VR Aim Controller (PSVR) £74.95 Buy now Farpoint review: Aiming steady Those who find themselves getting a bit queasy playing VR games may want to take Farpoint a little easier than others. Generally I dont suffer too much from motion sickness in VR, but in the early stages of Farpoint I couldnt keep going for more than ten or 15 minutes at a time. This wouldnt be as much of a problem in other VR games, but Impulse Gear has created the first truly AAA VR gaming experience, and some levels take 20-30 minutes to complete. Thankfully, making proper use of the PlayStation VR Aim Controller helps alleviate the problem. Sony’s oddly shaped arrangement of plastic tubes magically transforms into a realistic-looking weapon when you don your VR headset. By focusing my attention onto it when moving with the Aim Controller’s thumbstick, all my motion sickness melted away.
Hackaday
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The Commodore 64 was the computer of the 8-bit era, and remains the highest selling computer of all time. In addition to disk and tape drives, it also had a cartridge interface. A popular extension cartridge was the Final Cartridge III, which offered a variety of disk utilities and a GUI. [Greisi] was in possession of a no longer functional cartridge, and decided to reverse engineer the device. [Greisi] started by desoldering all the ICs and mapping out a schematic for the board. The design centers around common parts for the era, such as a UV-erasable EPROM and some 74-series logic. [Greisi] decided to then modernise the design and make some improvements. Adding a fuse should avoid the cartridge catching on fire, and a bunch of decoupling capacitors on all the ICs should reduce noise. A FLASH chip is used instead of the old school UV-erasable part, which makes writing to the device much easier.
Futurism
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These ventures are booming most in developing countries, in which banking is difficult due to a lack of physical banks. A 2016 report by the Global Economic Governance Program found that nine of the 10 top mobile banking companies were in Africa. But these technologies and businesses could have a big impact on first-world economies as well. Better Business Mobile points of sale are replacing the need for cash registers. Examples include Square and Shopkeep , which reduce the start-up costs for businesses. These can be integrated with other apps to provide small businesses with management, project planning, and payment tools, greatly decreasing the cost and learning curve for small business owners. The use of these mobile banking tools makes managing finances: quicker, because there is no need to go through banks and money transfers are often instantaneous; easier, because app's interfaces are designed to be as simple as possible; and more secure, because there are no physical cards and money to steal, and even if a phone is stolen, one cannot access money without a passcode.
Futurism
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Solar's the Way to Go Solar panels have become increasingly inexpensive in the past months. However, while a number of large-scale energy producers are shifting towards solar power, there is still a lack of homes that have adopted the technology. In Australia, a place bathed in seemingly constant direct sunlight, price is still a major stumbling block for homeowners considering switching to solar. Things may be about to change, however, thanks to a new variety of solar tile developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON). Image Credit: University of Newcastle Instead of the photovoltaics (PVs) that traditional panels use, UON's Paul Dastoor and his team are testing printable solar tiles. It's completely different from a traditional solar cell. They tend to be large, heavy, encased in glasstens of millimeters thick, Dastoor told Mashable .
Mashable
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Maybe the world will go easier on Jimmy Fallon after he got Dwayne The Rock" Johnson to admit that, yeah, he's mulling a run for president in 2020. Talking with Fallon on The Tonight Show about GQ's recent article "Could The Rock Really Win a Presidential Election?" in which Johnson admitted he's considering the candidacy, Johnson said, "The surge and the groundswell since then has really been amazing." SEE ALSO: Here's how The Rock landed a role in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise He followed up by citing the PPP poll that had him beating Trump in a hypothetical election. "I've really been blown away," said the 10-time WWE World Champion. "It's so flattering." Read more... More about The Rock , Dwayne The Rock Johnson , Dwayne Johnson , Jimmy Fallon , and 2020 Presidential Election
Associated Press
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Hugh Jackman feels it’s easier for Wolverine to fight than love while promoting a special version of “Logan.” The “X-Men” universe made him a star back in 2000, which is not bad for a guy that didnt know about actual wolverines. (May 18) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.
Mashable
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Uber is expanding its ride-sharing service with a brand new app that hopes to make life easier for truck drivers. The company launched Uber Freight on Thursday, and as you probably guessed, it's essentially Uber, but for trucking. SEE ALSO: Uber's new update will now let you look at public transit data while using the app In a blog post, Uber detailed that by matching trucking companies with loads to haul, the free app's mission is to "empower truck drivers and small trucking companies to run and grow their business. " With the push of a few buttons, the app makes it simpler and faster to for drivers find and book freight, eliminating the usual and time consuming hassle of countless phone calls. Read more... More about Tech , Business , Conversations , Apps , and Uber