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How to take a nap at work?

How to take a nap at work?
Do you Remember kindergarten? It’s the only time in school we were offered naps and, if you were anything like me, you didn’t appreciate it at all. My ungrateful five-year-old self was still reminiscing about recess, or scheming about how I’d try and persuade my mom to let me have a cat that week. Couple of years later, I’m kicking myself because we don...
October 14, 2018
Arthur Stevens
October 14, 2018

Waverly Labs Pilot: Real-Time Language Translation Earpiece

Waverly Labs Pilot: Real-Time Language Translation Earpiece
A startup claims to have developed a potentially groundbreaking device that may finally put an end to language barriers. By next week, New York-based tech firm Waverly Labs will be unveiling the Pilot, an in-e...

5 Ways to Boost your Productivity at Work

5 Ways to Boost your Productivity at Work
Modern day life constantly demands our time, attention, and energy. We put pressure on ourselves to juggle more tasks as we increase our workloads to get more things done quicker. Instead of accomplishing enough to be satisfied, we are often left feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, disconnected, and unfulfilled. This frantic lifestyle not only...
October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018

Piece of paper that connects to Internet? UW, Disney make it a reality

Piece of paper that connects to Internet? UW, Disney make it a reality
University of Washington researchers are using 10-cent radio-frequency tags to turn pieces of paper into connected devices. More and more household items are becoming connected to the Internet, and simple pieces of paper could be next. Researchers at the University of Washington worked with Disney to create small stickers...

Best computer speakers of 2016

Best computer speakers of 2016
Nearly every PC includes some sort of default speakers, but they're invariably not very good. If you're looking to upgrade, there are plenty of alternatives available. We've shifted away from impractical 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 surround setups to more straightforward 2.0 (stereo) or 2.1 (stereo with subwoofer) models. Our top choices below include plenty of options at $150 and below. Note th...
October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018

Effortlessly Good Juggler Might Not Be Human

Effortlessly Good Juggler Might Not Be Human
Maybe its the vacant expression on his face, but juggler Tukasz Uczkiewicz looks like he could pull off these tricks in his sleep. Which is all the more frustrating, because he’s so damn good I can just barely follow what’s going on. Luka...

How to Improve Motivation

How to Improve Motivation
Did you ever wonder how people achieve their goals? We've all seen Olympic athletes, prima ballerinas, and folks like Bill Gates achieve challenging feats. How do they do it? Does something set them apart from most of us? Take the example of Sir Edmund Hillary; along with Tenzing Norgay, he was the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. He began without knowing i...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

Dyson's and the chic Hairdryer

Dyson's and the chic Hairdryer
Dyson has unveiled its first ever hairdryer: the Dyson Supersonic. It's a pricey, lightweight device that's designed to prevent heat damage to users' hair and combines a number of design elements from Dyson's previous gadgets. This includes the "air multiplier" tech from its bladeless fans, and the indus...

We've Reached Peak Smartphone

We've Reached Peak Smartphone
Two things became apparent after the end of the Autumn 2016 Smartphone Glut. One: Android is still a second-class citizen when it comes to gaming, and two: smartphones are in a ridiculously boring place. Sure, the iPhone SE was a pleasant attempt at diversifying Apple’s line up, the Galaxy S7 is ...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

Your own personal cloud storage with Lima

Your own personal cloud storage with Lima
The cloud (a mystical name for storage out there somewhere on the Internet) has become the first place for storing all kinds of things, including photos, videos and other personal files. With services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive and a stack full of others, it would seem like the toughest thing you have to do in this space is simply figure out what service is right fo...

18 Quick Photoshop Tips For Beginners

18 Quick Photoshop Tips For Beginners
Photoshop is a vast program, packed with all kinds of sophisticated tools and functions to keep the professional photography world turning. Whatever your level of experience with the software, though, there are some quick and easy tips you can take advantage of to improve your Photoshop experience here are some of our favorite ones. 1) Rotate the vie...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

Microsofts New AI Writes Captions For Your Photos

Microsofts New AI Writes Captions For Your Photos
Microsoft just launched a new online app that offers to try and understand the contents of your photographs and write captions for them. And it’s surprisingly impressive — most of the time. You can simply upload an image to CaptionBot and have it return a description for you. (It’s worth noting that Microsoft will hang on to any images you upload to learn fro...

Australia : More Old Mobile Phones Than People

Australia : More Old Mobile Phones Than People
The number of old mobile phones cluttering up Australian homes has reached a whopping 25.5 million handsets, of which four million are broken and no longer even working. ...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

Facebook Will Let You Livestream From Any Device, Including Drones

Facebook Will Let You Livestream From Any Device, Including Drones
Today, Facebook kicked off its annual developer conference F8, a title that is sadly not a bastardisation of the word “fate”. During the keynote, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would open up its API for Facebook Live, allowing users to stream live video from any device. Previously, users could only stream video to Facebook Live using a s...

Six Of The Best iPhone SE Accessories

Six Of The Best iPhone SE Accessories
It’s been just a couple of weeks since Apple released the iPhone SE, a device to appease to the iPhone-loving crowd who don’t want a giant phone. The phone itself is… Fine. Nothing innovative and new, but that’s alright. Those of you who went out to ...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

Moleskine's Smartpen Digitizes Your Notebooks as You're Writing In Them

Moleskine's Smartpen Digitizes Your Notebooks as You're Writing In Them
Moleskine, makers of some of the most popular paper notebooks in the world, have teamed up with the creators of the Neo Smartpen to make it a lot easier to digitize your hand-written notes and sketches, to move them onto your mobile device, and to share them. The Smart Writing Set, available starting today, isn’t the first time Moleskine ...

Outlook Premium gives you custom email addresses for $3.99 per month

Outlook Premium gives you custom email addresses for $3.99 per month
News of a planned premium version of Microsoft's Outlook email platform broke a couple of months back, but at the time it was merely described as a pilot program. Thanks to a landing page discovered by Paul Thurrott, we know now Microsoft's subscription-based service will cost users $3.99 per month. For the price, Outlook.com Premium will...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

Toyota's data-focused company aims to make cars smarter

Toyota's data-focused company aims to make cars smarter
A few weeks ago, Ford announced its Smart Mobility subsidiary that will focus on autonomous vehicles, in-car tech and more. Today, Toyota made a similar move with Toyota Connected, Inc. The new data-driven arm has a pretty vague mission for now, described as "a data science hub for Toyota's global operations." What does that mean exactly? Wel...

Oculus Rift: The Review

Oculus Rift: The Review
After spending several days playing with the brand new Oculus Rift virtual reality kit, I can finally understand why Facebook pumped $US2 billion into this technology. Forget everything you thought you knew about virtual reality (VR); after a stomach-churning, wallet-burning false start in the early ’90s, VR has finally arrived in a form that shows its incredibl...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

6 More Predictions For Web Design in 2016

6 More Predictions For Web Design in 2016
With 2016 well and truly underway, we are becoming more aware of what is (and isn’t) popular for web design at the moment. If you were reading blogs and articles in the final days of 2015, trying to get on top of all the projected trends for this year, you might be surprised at what has emerged so far. We have picked 6 of the predictions that we believe have started to come to fruition a...

7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away

7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away
Whether you've been using Google Chrome for years or you just switched from, say, Firefox or Internet Explorer, there are some shortcuts you should know. Many involve using the keyboard to navigate faster; others put you a mouse-click away from useful features. And no list would be complete without at least one extension in this case my favorite extension of all time. Rea...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

5 Web Development Tips For Better SEO

5 Web Development Tips For Better SEO
If you’re investing in a website for your company, there’s a good chance that you want to use it to attract the attention of more potential customers. However, ensuring that your site can be found easily on the web is a complicated science. One of the most important factors is SEO — or search engine optimization — which can determine where your website appear...

Take a 360-degree video tour of Google's Oregon data center

Take a 360-degree video tour of Google's Oregon data center
Google's latest 360-degree video provides a virtual tour of its data center in The Dalles, Oregon. We've seen glimpses of Google's server farms before, through Street View and other high-res photography, but this new upload offers a better sense of immersion. It's also presented by Sandeep, one of Google's developer advocates, who explains each room and inte...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

The One Web Approach

The One Web Approach
It can be said that we are currently living in a post PC society. Reason being is 30-50% of our website traffic comes from mobile devices and very soon desktop users will be a minority group on the web. Society is moving into a responsive and adaptive era by using what the W3C like to call a ‘One Web’ approach. The key recommendation from the W3C is to make the same information and ser...

Web-Development: An Overview

Web-Development: An Overview
Web development has become a growing industry since the commercialization of the web. It is a broad term used to cover all aspects such as planning, building and managing a website by conceiving, programming and populating content as well as branding, marketing and supporting a website accordingly. According to The Editors (September 2012): The Web developer's Holy Grail is to optimize user ex...
October 09, 2018
October 09, 2018

Google to rank 'mobile-friendly' sites higher

Google to rank 'mobile-friendly' sites higher
More than half of Australia's biggest companies will "disappear" from Google on mobile devices as the US technology giant changes the way it ranks searches. From Wednesday, Google will prioritise companies that have "mobile-friendly" websites when people use the search engine on their smartphones or tablet computers. Google says businesses with...

Will Google kill your business on April 21?

Will Google kill your business on April 21?
On April 21 Google will draw a line in the sand and force all websites and online stores to work on all mobile devices or it will start ignoring them in its mobile search results. What does this mean for you? Google will kill your search engine traffic if you don’t comply Put simply if your website or online store does not work we...
October 09, 2018
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