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27th August 2016 12:45
Whether you regularly speak in public and write online, or you mostly express yourself over email, being a good communicator is part of every single job description. But how can you really know if it’s something you’re good at?Here are 17 questions that can help you identify whether you’re awesome at communicating—or a bit rusty. (And don’t worry if it’s the latter, there are simple ways to improve each of these skills.) 1. Do you have a message? People are…
27th August 2016 12:00
This late Victorian alphabet, written and illustrated by Mary Frances Ames (writing as Mrs. Ernest Ames), aims to teach young Britons their ABCs — along with a veneration for military might, empire, and colonialism.At the end of the 19th century, the British Empire was nearing the zenith of its empire and territorial holdings. With unchallenged naval superiority, Britain extended formal control over India and large swaths of Africa, as well as indirect economic control over many more nations.That global hegemony…
27th August 2016 09:30
BERLIN — “That is f*cking clever,” said Ben Floyd, 33, as we sat in a trendy cafe in Berlin’s Mitte district. Floyd, who runs a digital agency in London, was showing me some features of N26, the mobile application he now uses as his bank in Germany. As he took me through the process of doing a money transfer, he realized that the numbers on the pinpad changed position every time he was asked to enter them, making it virtually…
27th August 2016 00:53
MIT spin-out nuTonomy launched the first public trial of a self-driving taxi service in Singapore on Thursday, a few weeks before ride-hailing giant Uber launches its own service in Pittsburgh. The public trial will take place in the one-North subzone, a 2.5 square mile business district. Customers will be chosen by nuTonomy and the ride,... Read more » The post nuTonomy cabs ready for hailing in Singapore appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th August 2016 00:22
A Deutsche Telekom official says artificial intelligence (AI) will be needed to break smart city data out of its silos. As reported by Mobile World Live, thoughts about smart city evolution appeared on the blog of Claudia Nemat, the Deutsche Telekom (DT) board member who oversees Technology & Innovation Europe. In her piece, Nemat described... Read more » The post Will smart cities need AI to truly flourish? appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th August 2016 00:12
You've probably seen the "If Britney made it through 2007, I can make it through today," meme. White text overlays the the now infamous photos of a freshly bald Britney Spears attacking a car. Now it's so pervasive you can purchase a variety of mugs with the message on Etsy. A decade later, Spears' late aughts mental breakdown is quaint. Spears has spent most of her career since promising to deliver a comeback album, and Glory delivers. SEE ALSO: Britney…
26th August 2016 23:53
While promoting the release of her latest album Glory, Britney Spears appeared on the popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The popstar also discussed her desire to have more children and how she is "done with men." Read more...More about Mashable Video, Lifetime, Late Late Show, James Corden, and Carpool Karaoke
26th August 2016 23:02
The gig economy is great for Uber and Postmates, but not for their workers, according to a new survey. Sixty-seven percent of contractors surveyed by Deloitte would choose not to work a contract job in the future. The consulting company on Thursday released the results of the survey, covering 4,000 full-time, part-time and independent contractors in 13 US markets. While the online survey applied to workers across a variety of industries, it's especially relevant to tech. The business model in…
26th August 2016 22:33
"Ken's looking good." With these words, a California bakery showed its Facebook followers what acceptance looks like. Freeport Bakery in Sacramento recently fulfilled a customer's request for a birthday cake featuring a Ken doll wearing a dress. After a photograph of the cake was shared on Facebook, the bakery began receiving some serious backlash from people who said they found the cake offensive. SEE ALSO: The 'We Don't Care' bathroom signs we have been waiting for In a statement on…
26th August 2016 22:05
Been craving a good horror movie? Awesome. Here is a horrific fake-out snake attack that really delivers in the jump scare department. According to Jacobus Gerhard Vijoen, the man who took the video, he and two companions came across a python last month on a South African game farm. At first, it appeared the snake meant to attack them, but it was just a mock attack — thankfully, the reptile retreated back into its home. Not without giving us a…