Why Already Busy People Are More Likely To Get More Things Done
I’m always surprised at how infrequently reliability—that seemingly obvious strategy for career success—gets employed. I’ve had conversations with book editors who report that they set "official" deadlines far ahead of the real ones, because they assume a big chunk of authors will be late with their manuscripts. There are obviously reasons for this self-preservation strategy, but it’s also sad. Reliability fundamentally comes down to keeping your promises. You are as good as your word. Being a person who can be counted on builds trust, and trust is the foundation of deep, long-lasting relationships.
Google Sued by Job Candidate for Age Discrimination
The lawsuit cites a survey of employees of different companies by Payscale.com, a workforce information website, that Google had a median age of 29 in 2013, while the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the median age was 43 years in the U.S. for computer programmers. A spokeswoman for Payscale.com said the median age was based on the self-reporting of 840 Google employees. Payscale data shows Google has the sixth-youngest workforce among 22 tech companies. AOL has the youngest workforce, with a median age of 27, and Facebook had the second-youngest at 28, Payscale found in December. Hewlett-Packard has the oldest, with a median age of 39, and Oracle the second-oldest at 38.
Apple's TestFlight updated, supports testing Apple Watch apps
Before this, developers had to remove the WatchKit binaries from their apps as they were submitted into the iTunes Store, or the store would not accept the uploads. It was an unnecessary frustration for many developers, but now that TestFlight has been updated, this issue should be alleviated.
The Verge on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Apple Stores won't sell the Watch at launch, but six other shops will
You've likely heard or read that Apple's debut wearable isn't going to be sold quite like the company's previous products. Whether it's about where the demand for the product is coming from (or where Apple hopes the demand will come from), there will be no in-store purchases when the Watch finally lands this Friday. Well, not in Apple's stores. You might have reserved (past tense there) a Watch online, and made an appointment for a fitting of sorts, but there will actually be some places where you'll be able to pick one up, cash-in-hand, tomorrow. By some we mean a few. And by few we mean precisely six fashion stores. Scattered across the world.
This Is How We'll Experience Storytelling in the Future | WIRED
Even at Hidden Stories, which is less stunning than something like Birdly , the story gets experienced exponentially rather than linearly. It’s a spin on radio storytelling, where dozens of objects are drawn on one of the walls at the museum. Behind each image—like an ice cream cone, or a Band-Aid—are sensors. Put another sensor-filled cone up to the object, and it unlocks a cache of audio tidbits on that object’s. Listeners can record their own snippets that then get woven into the narrative web. It’s a tidy metaphor for how stories might develop in the future more broadly. The subject is still a single, concrete thing. But the experience is something totally new—interactive and multisensorial.
How to find your Apple Watch tracking info | Cult of Mac
Apple Watch preorders are supposed to start delivering on April 24th, but almost everyone we’ve talked to is still seeing a ‘Preparing for shipment’ status on their orders.
Facebook passes 1.44B monthly active users and 1.25B mobile users; 65% are now daily users
Facebook also shared that it now has 936 million daily active users (a 17 percent bump year over year) and 798 million mobile daily active users (a 31 percent increase year over year). This means about 65 percent of Facebook’s members use the service daily, and 64 percent of its mobile members use it daily on mobile.
It’s official: Tesla will unveil a battery for your home on April 30
Or course, this news doesn’t come as a shock, as previous statements from Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that the company planned to unveil something other than a car. During an earnings conference in February, he stated, “we are going to unveil the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon,” adding that the design was already finished, and that production was going to begin “in about six months or so.”
Google shares rise after online ad sales drive revenue higher
(Reuters) - Google Inc reported higher quarterly revenue and profit as rising online ad volume offset a hit from the strong dollar, sending the Internet company's shares higher in after-hours trading.
Microsoft Bulks Up Fitness Band With Cycling Features, Sleep Data
Redmond is also expanding the amount of analytics data it offers via the Web. Starting next week, it will allow people to compare their sleep and exercise to other Microsoft Health users of a similar body type. It will also offer new data options including more in-depth sleep information as well as maximum oxygen volume during workouts — a key indicator of cardiovascular fitness.
In ancient Egypt, they wore their hangover cures - CNET
Recently translated ancient papyrus reveal the curious way that ancient Egyptians treated a hangover. It was also a potential fashion accessory.
Google bursts into the wireless industry - CNET
Google isn't just offering a different way to charge customers. It will also offer a new technology to allow users to switch between cellular and Wi-Fi signals while on a call. The nascent technology will help Google keep costs down, and help customers avoid relying on cellular networks that are often overburdened by wireless traffic. The program will also store your phone number on Google's servers, so you'll be able to use your number to talk and text from a phone, tablet or laptop.
The standard $12,000 Watch Edition isn’t expensive enough for Beyoncé
When the Apple Watch went up for preorder, several celebrities were already lucky enough to be wearing the cool new wearable, and usually the ultra-expensive Watch Edition too. Now, the rich and famous are going one step further, and showing off custom, not-sold-in-store versions of the Apple Watch. That’s right, they’ve got even more limited editions of a device that hasn’t even made it on to the public’s wrists yet.
Today In Tabs: Can't Win For Loss-Leading
But she will have to move on, and we will have to find a May intern! So I’m officially opening applications now. TO APPLY: Send me an email containing two sample Tabs , one that introduces you, and one that is something you would write if you were the intern. They should be like 150-300 words-ish and please don’t make me open an attachment or look at Google docs, just write them in the email. The internship is paid, $1600 for the month, welcoming to humans of any kind, and I will take applications until let’s say this Sunday the 26th.
Sheryl Sandberg calls on working dads in equality fight
Sheryl Sandberg calls on working dads in equality fight
Women, stop trying to be perfect moms. Dads, it's ok to talk about your kids at the office. Those are some of the recommendations from LeanIn.org, a non-profit co-founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg that focuses on empowering women in their careers.
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Dead Loved Ones May Accidentally Show Up In Facebook's New 'Hello' App
Apparently, the problem has to do with how phone numbers can be set up on Facebook. After looking into the issue following an inquiry from The Huffington Post, a spokeswoman for Facebook told me that my friend's number was registered under Oliver's account, though it's not viewable by his friends. In other words, Oliver had two numbers associated with his account: His own cell phone number that was posted on his Facebook profile for others to see, and, for reasons that aren't clear, my friend's cell phone number that was kept private but associated with his account.
New to Netflix for May 2015 - IGN
In Grace and Frankie (from Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman), Jane Fonda ("Grace") and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.
Twitter Tries to Tone Down the Chirping
Highlights is a significant step outside Twitter’s comfort zone in pursuit of new users. Weil, who in October became the company’s fifth product chief in five years, has focused on making Twitter look less intimidating. In February his team released an “instant timeline” feature that automatically builds Twitter feeds for new users who agree to give it access to their smartphone contact lists. “While you were away” notices, added in January, push a handful of the most popular tweets you missed to the top of your feed when you log in. Earlier in April, Twitter’s spartan home page, which used to offer only an option to sign in to the service, added colorful category tabs such as “cute animals” and “Nascar drivers” that suggest related accounts to follow.
Furious 8 is coming in 2017
You knew this was coming. You just had to know this was coming. "One last ride," after all, is just a metaphor that means "just kidding there's still some fuel in the tank and the tires are in pretty good condition." Another Fast and Furious film. What also helps, of course, is that Furious 7 currently sits as the 7th highest-grossing film of all time (worldwide) and is still in theaters. Furious 8 is coming April 14th, 2017.
Latest Xbox One update delivers on Microsoft’s promise to highlight power options during startup
Microsoft is also rolling out an update for the Xbox app preview for Windows 10. These include basic features that Xbox One owners have long grown accustomed to, like Game DVR, Avatars, and more. This is one of the first big feature upgrades for the Windows 10 Xbox app, and this goes a long way toward getting that experience ready for the new operating system’s eventual consumer launch later this year.
Casio's iPhone app searches for keywords in voice recordings
“Unlike voice-recognition applications seen in smartphones, this app doesn’t need a reference dictionary when processing inputs. It just relies on the phonetic characteristics of keywords,” said Hiroki Tomita, a researcher at Casio’s Hamura R&D Center.
This is the best battery case for your iPhone 6
We’ve all been there. It’s 3PM, your iPhone is teetering at 10 percent battery, and your friends all want to go out after work, leaving you no time to charge your phone. There’s no way your phone is going to make it. The beads of sweat start to form: “How am I going to sync up with everyone tonight? How will I call that Uber to come pick me up? How will I Instagram my crostini appetizer that never has enough toast?”
Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak team up for Silicon Valley Comic Con (Tomorrow Daily 166) - CNET
On today's show, Khail and Ashley get excited about a new event from Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak that blends tech and entertainment into one convention. Plus, they explain why researchers are attempting to grow a 3D-printed replica of the human body onto a chip and watch a robot make a latte.
Amazon reports a $57m loss in the first quarter - BBC News
Technology giant Amazon has said its web services business generated sales of $1.57bn (£1.04bn) in the first quarter of the year and is profitable.
Mesosphere Brings Support For Google’s Kubernetes To Its Operating System For The Data Center
Google would like its Kubernetes project to become the standard for interacting with large computing clusters and containers. Mesosphere , which also has a strong focus on containers, is trying to establish its technologies as the default operating system for the datacenter. At first, those two projects may seem as if they should be at odds with each other, but as both Google and Mesosphere announced today, Mesosphere will now integrate Kubernetes into its Datacenter Operating System (DCOS).
Avengers: Age of Ultron Pinball Gameplay - IGN Plays - IGN Video
Daemon and Justin are checking out the new Avengers table for Zen Pinball/Pinball FX 2.
Destiny's House of Wolves: A Tour of the Reef - IGN
The main social space is the Queen's Bay, located inside the Reef. All players will be able to visit the Reef, whether or not they've purchased the DLC. A new NPC named Petra Venj introduces a new Queen's Wrath faction, and she will be the major story character in the Reef. Venj rewards you for hunting down members of the House of Wolves, a group of Fallen who rebelled against the Queen.
Angry woman drowns cheating boyfriend's Apple gadgets in bath - CNET
Technically Incorrect: A Japanese woman is so unhappy that her boyfriend cheated that she hits him where it hurts.
Apple Watch is a day away, but the Apple Watch User Guide is now online
You can learn how to perform Digital Touch, customize your watch face, set up Apple Pay, configure the activity tracker, and a lot more. There’s also information on how to properly clean the bands. If you bought an Apple Watch Edition, the user guide tells you how to find the hallmarks and fineness marks.
Google shares rise after earnings miss
For the sixth straight quarter, Google's ( GOOG ) earnings fell below analyst estimates. But investors were pleased with a healthy bump in the number of paid clicks on Google ads and comments from executives about the growing popularity of ads on the Google-owned video service YouTube, sending shares up 4% to $567.45 in after-hours trading.
The directors of The Lego Movie are making an animated Spider-Man film
Interestingly enough, in its press release about the news Sony does not list Feige as a producer on the new animated film. Instead Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and former Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal are listed as producers alongside Lord and Miller. While that trio was the same team behind the two Garfield films, Arad and Tolmach were not part of the new Marvel initiative. As a result, we could see two dramatically different takes on the character. In any case, with Lord and Miller in charge this is likely to be the funniest — and most pop-culturally savvy — Spider-Man anyone has ever seen.
Square Enix Announces Press Conference Plans for E3 2015 - IGN
In the meantime, let us know in the comments what you hope Square will show off during its first-ever E3 media briefing. For more on E3, head over to IGN's wiki to check out the list of rumored and confirmed games at E3 2015 and a chart of E3 2015 live streams and press conferences .
Just how scratch-resistant will your Apple Watch Sport be?
Unlike the sapphire crystal used in the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition, the low-end Apple Watch Sport uses a scratch-resistant fortified ion-X glass display to protect your next must-have Apple device from the wear-and-tear of its daily grind. But how does it hold up?
C# 7 Work List of Features · Issue #2136 · dotnet/roslyn
Right now, only values can be retrieved from a Dictionary - not the key. Unless iterating through the dictionary with a foreach loop - which would be prohibitively expensive when doing a simple look up. It would be nice if a method could be provided that would return the key/value pair for a given key from a matching "key". The reason why it would be useful is because the Equals method does not necessarily mean that 2 objects are exactly equal - since the Equals method can and often does only use a subset of the fields of a class to make that determination. I have come across cases where it would have been quite helpful to access the stored key in the dictionary when my code found the item in the dictionary. There were other fields in the stored key that I needed to access that were not present in the key used to access the dictionary, so I had to use the suggested work around given in the link above.
2016 Camaro to feature Drive Mode Selector, active damping, and electric exhaust valves
Also new for 2016 is the addition of Magnetic Ride Control on SS variants, a feature that was previously available on ZL1 models only. Similar to Drive Mode Selector, the active damping system offers ‘Tour,’ ‘Sport,’ and ‘Track’ functions that adjust ride stiffness as well as handling balance. Chevrolet says the vehicle’s computer monitors road conditions and driver inputs 1,000 times per second, continuously tailoring suspension settings for the environment.
Pentagon's new cyber strategy cites U.S. ability to retaliate
REDWOOD CITY, California (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to unveil an updated cyber strategy on Thursday that will stress the military's ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, a capability he hopes will help deter attacks.
WhatsApp voice calling comes to iPhone along with iOS 8 share extension | Cult of Mac
WhatsApp is no longer just an instant messaging service. In a new update now rolling out to users on iOS, the company is introducing new voice calling capabilities that allow you to phone family and friends anywhere and at no extra cost.
NASA forms a coalition to look for life on other planets
NASA knows that it can't rely solely on astronomers and robotic rovers to find life on other worlds , so it's recruiting some help. The space agency has formed the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS), a coalition of scientists who study astrophysics, Earth, other planets and the Sun. The group will use its collective knowledge to search for alien lifeforms using perspectives that NASA wouldn't always have -- how does the loss of atmospheric chemicals affect the chances for life, for example? NASA hopes that the group will not only determine the habitability of planets, but develop technology to study those planets in greater detail. There's no guarantee that NExSS will discover organisms, let alone organisms that you might see within your lifetime , but the odds of success are now a bit higher.
11 must-have Apple Watch apps
It’s a novel and futuristic experience to chat with friends on your wrist like this. Other features include an archived message list, instant notifications as new messages arrive and more. In the future, I anticipate the other big players in video messaging will become involved in using the Apple Watch for communications. And it seems inevitable these devices will have a part to play in unified communication set-ups in the enterprise.
A quarter of Americans are completely sedentary, and Chipotle will now deliver
Two pieces of news passed through my online feed this morning. Chipotle, in a partnership with the startup Postmates, will now deliver in 67 cities across the US. Also, "roughly 83 million Americans age six and over, or about 28 percent of the population, reported that they did not once participate in any of 104 specific physical activities in the last calendar year." That qualifies them as " totally sedentary ."
From Bench to Business: Where Scientists & Investors Meet to Drive Innovation
Moving a scientific discovery from bench to business requires insight and commitment from both scientists and investors. Join a panel of researchers and venture capitalists as they discuss the key elements of a development-ready discovery, how scientists can get involved in innovating beyond the lab, and how investors can learn about and reach into the research community for connections and inspiration for their next big endeavor.
Regret your Apple Watch band? Apple will let you swap it out
Band swaps won’t be done entirely in store, which is weird, but is probably related to supply constraints. The process is that, upon going into an Apple Store, an Apple representative will confirm your Apple Watch is still within the 14 day return window, then initiate a swap through the Online Store call center. Customer support representatives will then order a new band, ship it out to the custom, and give instructions on how to return the old band.
Samsung Electronics to plough $9 billion more into South Korea chip plant: MoneyToday
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest at least another 10 trillion won ($9.23 billion) to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, news service MoneyToday reported on Thursday without citing sources.
Dazzling photos of lightning forks through billowing ash from Chile's Calbuco volcano
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile violently erupted in two waves, starting Wednesday afternoon, sending an ash cloud soaring into the stratosphere. The eruption, which was not anticipated by scientists or government authorities, was this volcano's first since 1972.
How to import, export and share photos with Photos for Mac - CNET
Like iPhoto before it, Photos for Mac groups all of your photos in a large library file. In order to break photos out of their database prison to open in another application or upload to the Internet, you will first need to export them or use one of the built-in sharing options. And to add new photos to your library, you will need to import them unless you've enabled iCloud Photo Library and take photos exclusively with your iPhone as opposed to a point-and-shoot camera or dSLR. Let's review the sharing, exporting and importing tools of Photos for Mac.
Amazon to Offer Window Into Web Services Business
When Amazon.com Inc. reports its quarterly earnings Thursday, it will, for the first time, provide financial information on an important division: Amazon Web Services.
Mt. Gox Customers Can Now File Claims For Their Lost Bitcoins
Mt.Gox is the world’s largest and most established Bitcoin exchange that facilitates the trade of Bitcoin for local currencies around the world, quickly and securely.
All Mt.Gox customers have at least two sub-accounts: one for Bitcoins (BTC) and one for their local currency (eg. USD). Bitcoins can be purchased using funds sent from the customer’s bank account to their Mt.Gox account. Balances …
Everyone expects Microsoft to report a weak quarter
Microsoft will report quarterly earnings after market close on Thursday and no one is expecting the company to blow it out of the water with huge profits.