The most difficult-to-reach Snapchat geofilters

June 24, 2017

Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ rule. The new rule is: geofilter or you …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… strategy for what a company ought to be doing in human capital management, what is going to be the corporate culture, for example,” said Douglas McCabe, professor of management and human capital at Georgetowns McDonough School of Business. “Most importantly in my mind is they have to establish good employee voice and organizational due process systems,” he continued. “It has to be a totally transparent organization.” HR should be a priority, especially within young, …

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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… right. Once you finish something, you can always go back and start refining the details. Working too long without any breaks If youre like most people, your focus begins to fade after an hour or two of concentrating on the same task. I used to try to power through this mental fatigue, but then I began looking into different work styles and learned about the importance of breaks. The human mind can focus on any one task for 90-120 minutes; after that, a break is needed in order to recharge and …

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DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

June 21, 2017

… Kushner, who delivered most of the stats in an unemotional monotone, are using systems that are between 39 and 56 years old. This is not fake news. These are not alternative facts. Kushner plucked many of them from existing government reports, most of which date back to the Obama era. Some of the mind-bending details comes from a 2016 U.S. Government Accountability Office report, which notes that the Defense Department’s use of antiquated media is a a legacy system that coordinates the …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… new home security systems, company transport to and from work, and counseling through its employee assistance program. For one of the six, however, that wasn’t enough for his peace of mind. The moderator, an Iraqi-born Irish citizen contracted to work for Facebook by staffing firm Cpl Recruitment, spoke to The Guardian about his experience. He fled to Eastern Europe for five months and went into hiding following the investigation, and has now returned to Ireland and filed a legal claim …

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New leak shows OnePlus 5 might be nothing more than an iPhone 7 Plus clone

June 9, 2017

… that it’s an iPhone ripoff, and OnePlus should be ashamed of itself if this is indeed the final design. On the other hand, some fans don’t seem to mind having an iPhone that runs Android. After all, lots of people think Google’s Pixel/Pixel XL look like iPhones (at least from the front) and are fine with that. It’s easy to mock OnePlus’s lack of originality (again, if this is the final design), but they wouldn’t be the first to blatantly copy the iPhone. …

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You can now FINALLY get your hands on Spectacles in Europe

June 3, 2017

Image: spectacles  The hard-done-by Snapchatters of Europe have waited long and hard for this moment. Snap’s Spectacles have, at long last, come to Europe. Took Snapchat long enough, mind you. SEE ALSO: Spectacles newest surprise Snapbot pops up in Florida At 7 a.m. Friday morning, Snapbots landed in London, Paris, Barcelona and Venice, meaning European Snapchatters can ~finally~ get their hands on Spectacles. For those of us who don’t fancy wandering the streets in search …

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The Apple App Store has paid out $70 billion to developers

June 2, 2017

… on Thursday in the run up to its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5. “Seventy billion dollars earned by developers is simply mind-blowing. We are amazed at all of the great new apps our developers create and cant wait to see them again next week at our Worldwide Developers Conference,” said Philip Schiller, Apples senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in a press release. Apple noted that among the biggest areas of recent growth has been for subscription services, which …

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After a week with Nokia 3310, I just might ditch my smartphone

June 2, 2017

… it not that bad, but I’m tempted to never go back to my Android phone. In fact, I’m tempted not to go back to any sort of smartphone, ever again. SEE ALSO: Microsoft HoloLens inventor says the ‘phone is already dead’ If this sounds extraordinary to you, and you want to flock out to buy the new Nokia 3310if it even works where you livekeep in mind: There’s nothing special about this phone. The Nokia 3310 is a dumbphone. It’s similar in function to a Nokia …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… including but not limited to coloring, pottery and knitting Being artistic calms the nervous system because when were focused on creative activities, our attention moves away from constant worrying, New York therapist Kimberly Hershensonsays. This helps the nervous system regulate, allowing our brain to clear space to process difficult issues. There are a multitude of benefits that come from practicing yoga, and a quieter mind is just one of them. Its basically active meditation, which is …

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How To Plan Ahead So You Avoid The Burnout After Memorial Day Weekend

… ahead, your mind is definitely going to feel super cloudy for most of that first day back at the office. To combat that fogginess, a to-do list will be your ultimate savior. It will set your day in motion, and you wont be scrambling to figure out what your priorities are when you can barely even think about what you want for lunch that day. Dont start your day by answering emails. Giphy This trap is easy to fall into, especially when youre coming back from a long weekend. Answering emails …

May 25, 2017
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… Gulf. Etihad came late to the party, however, having been founded in 2003, 18 years after Dubai-based Emirates and 9 years after Qatar Airways, which operates a connecting hub in nearby Doha. Rather than relying on growth through gradual expansion, Etihad adopted Hogan’s strategy of enlarging Etihad’s footprint via acquisitions of stakes in a patchwork of smaller carriers, a strategy that called to mind Swissair’s ill-fated foray into minority holdings in the late 1990s. …

May 25, 2017
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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

… vacation spots like Mar-A-Lago are reportedly very easy to hack into While most toddlers don’t have access to the nuclear codes, the advice for dealing with the president can also work for your kids at home. Please keep your speeches really brief Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The president’s attention span is not known for being long, and NATO officials are telling leaders around the globe to tighten their speeches to 2-4 minutes, lest the president’s mind wander, according …

May 21, 2017
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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr at his upcoming UK …

May 21, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… users loved it. However, we noticed that some were sharing identical posts without reading them. Essentially, we were contributing to spam, which was not great for content creators and also not great for Buffer as a product. We believe in creating authentic voices on social media, and this broke down that trust users had in us. Even though this feature had lots of traction we ultimately decided to shut it down. At the time, we had our values of Listen First and Do the right thing top of mind. …

May 18, 2017
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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

… from 3,944 advertisers, according to Twitter’s new “tailored audiences” section. So the list is might long but a quick scan reveals I am desired by @23andme, @aarp, @buzzfeed, @realdonaldtrump, @gopro, and @zurichnanews. The update is rolling out slowly. Check if you have it by going, on mobile, to Settings and privacy > Account > Your Twitter data. Twitter wants to ensure that user privacy is still at the forefront of its hive mind and its mission. Indeed, it had to …

May 18, 2017
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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

… that, under the right circumstances, spinners and devices like them can soothe an anxious student or calm a hyperactive mind. Hmm, maybe not. Image: amazon.com/screenshot “These little gadgets should be called fidget tools, not toys, and they can be part of a successful strategy for managing fidgety behavior if they are introduced as a normal part of the classroom culture,” Claire Heffron, a pediatric occupational therapist in Cleveland, recently told the Washington Post. A 2015 …

May 15, 2017
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