Better urban design could improve the lives and wellbeing of millions of people

Adjusting the planning system to put good design at the heart of urban development could lead to a £15 billion boost to the UK economy and improve the wellbeing and mental health of millions of individuals across the UK. The new report, A Design for Life, commissioned by British Land says …

Google Titan Security Key review: An expensive, easy-to-use security key

Google Titan Security Key Bundle $50.00 View Product The Good Super-easy setup process for Google accounts • Durable plastic design • Works with the FIDO standard The Bad No USB-C model • NFC support not working at launch • Expensive price for two keys The Bottom Line Google’s extra layer …

Just a quarter of workers think #MeToo has permeated workplace culture

One year on from #MeToo – just one in four workers agree that international media coverage has helped to improve their workplace culture, according to new research on sexual harassment from Acas. The workplace experts commissioned the study from YouGov to find out whether media reporting on #MeToo and high-profile …

GoDaddy Q&A with Ayesha Curry: With Homemade, the mompreneur magnifies her mission to bring families together

GoDaddy is honored to partner with Homemade founder Ayesha Curry for our “Make the world you want campaign” — empowering makers to change your world if it doesn’t quite fit you. “With motherhood as my muse and faith by my side, those moments of family together time in the kitchen …

Copy Tips Every Brand Needs When Writing a Blog

WRITING A BLOG Copy Tips Every Brand Needs When Writing a Blog Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co Blogging is a valuable tool that every brand should be using in order to engage with customers and share timely, relevant information. Whether you’re a flower shop providing wedding bouquet tips or …

Watch Shimon the marimba-playing robot play along to jazz, reggae, and hip hop

Shimon is a marbima-playing robot with some real soul. This crazy little robot, created by Gil Weinberg at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, can listen to the other players around it and play out little ditties in response to the music. In short, it’s the world’s best jazz …

Oculus talks the controller tracking limitation of Quest

Oculus Quest, the latest VR headset from Facebook, enables full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking for both head and hands using the company’s new inside-out system called Insight. This brings the standalone headset closer to Rift-quality tracking than ever before, but it’s still not perfect. Gabor Szauer, Developer Relations …

Interest Rates on CD Accounts Are Finally Rising. Here’s the Best One on the Market.

For the first time in years, certificates of deposit are paying out decent rates. Interest rates on CDs are still far from the average 5% paid on one-year accounts in the 1990s. But after six rate hikes from the Federal Reserve since the start of 2017, yields are no longer …

Alibaba’s Ant Financial buys UK currency exchange giant WorldFirst reportedly for around $700M

Ant Financial, the financial services behemoth affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made its first big move into Europe. It’s acquired London-headquartered payments company WorldFirst in a deal that sources tell us is valued at around $700 million. (That price would also line up with multiple reports from December …

LinkedIn steps into business intelligence with the launch of Talent Insights

LinkedIn may be best known as a place where people and organizations keep public pages of their professional profiles, using that as a starting point for networking, recruitment and more — a service that today that has racked up more than 575 million users, 20 million companies and 15 million …

Instagram now uses machine learning to detect bullying within photos

Instagram and its users do benefit from the app’s ownership by Facebook, which invests tons in new artificial intelligence technologies. Now that AI could help keep Instagram more tolerable for humans. Today Instagram announced a new set of antii-cyberbullying features. Most importantly, it can now use machine learning to optically …

The importance of female mentorship in the tech industry

Taking the leap into a new tech-based career can be simultaneously exhilarating and intimidating, whether you’re a new college grad or making a mid-life career transition. No matter how you feel about the transition, female mentorship can play a key role in your success. No matter how you got there — …