Monday, Dec 25 2017 11:15 AM
| Business, Computers, Sociology
The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students - The Washington Post
The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.
Considering doing this.Source:
How to quit FacebookDescription:
It’s not as impossible as you might think.
Ten years of iPhone. Good article outlines the progression.Source:The iPhone 10 years in: Everything that's changed from 2007 to 2017
|The original iPhone|
A decade's worth of iPhone design, features and more.
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Ten years ago today the original iPhone went on sale.
John Gruber nails the excitement and anticipation we all felt back then. Simply monumental.Source:
Apple had amazing product introductions before the iPhone, and it’s had a few good ones after. But the iPhone was the only product introduction that felt *impossible*.
Tuesday, May 9 2017 08:00 PM
| Computers, Technology, Via Social Media
Brilliant use-case. Think they are going to sell a lot of these.Source:
The Echo Show’s killer feature is next-level FaceTimeDescription:
Earlier today, Amazon made its long-rumored screen-based Echo device official. The Echo Show is basically a cuboid Echo with a touchscreen and camera attached to it.
|Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, which adds a 7-inch touchscreen as well as the ability to make and receive video calls using a built-in camera.|
Most wired headphones deliver crappy sound quality anyway. I hate being tethered to a phone via a cable, getting rid of the audio port is a good thing. Wireless is the way to go, period.
By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music
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So obvious, but people are sheep.Source:When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?Description:
I did not ask to be put on this list.
Common Sense PrevailsSource:Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal CourtDescription:
An appeals court panel affirmed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules, including the definition of high-speed internet providers as utilities.
Helpful list of features for iPhone ownersSource:27 things you didn't know your iPhone could doDescription:
There are tons of hidden features buried in the iPhone's Settings menu among other places.
These robots will take your job quite soon.Source:VocativDescription:
10 robots that are gunning for your job.
Beam me up, ScottySource:Enterprising company makes Bluetooth Star Trek communicatorDescription:
This Bluetooth handset looks like an original Star Trek communicator and will boldly go with any mobile device.
In the NY Times today, Tom Friedman talks about disruptive technologies and mentions the following fascinating quote below from Tom Goodwin, an executive at Havas Media, whose wrote an essay on March 3 on Techcrunch.comSource:The Battle Is For The Customer InterfaceDescription:
"Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening."
Technology, when done right, can be life-changing and create opportunities to open closed doors.
It's amazing what technology is capable of doing when you wear it.
Saturday, Nov 22 2014 05:26 PM
| Computers, Technology
is a very cool utility for enhancing the built-in ability of Mac OS X to drag and drop files.
It sits in the OS X Menu Bar, and when you click it, a drop-down window unfurls, with shortcuts to apps and folders, as well as built-in actions you can click to share a file on Twitter, Facebook, and practically anywhere on your computer including Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. It also has the ability to add custom actions through scripting.
I find it very handy and recommend it for Mac users. It’s $4.99 in the Mac App Store.
Tuesday, Sep 10 2013 02:45 PM
| Computers, Mobile, Technology