A morning adrenaline rush improves workplace productivity

A new academic study has found the benefits of taking part in adrenaline boosting activities before work. Researchers from the University of Essex School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, tested workers from the International Quarter London (IQL), the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and discovered that taking a …

Scalyr launches PowerQueries for advanced log management

Log management service Scalyr today announced the beta launch of PowerQueries, its new tools for letting its users create advanced search operations as they manage their log files and troubleshoot potential issues. The new service allows users to perform complex actions to group, transform, filter and sort their large data …

SoftBank pays big, SurveyMonkey goes public and JUUL’s next step

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week on Equity, the gang was back together. We had the ever-excellent Connie Loizos on hand, along with TechCrunch’s Danny Crichton, and myself, on loan from Crunchbase News. Even better we had …

Improving patient engagement: Measuring results in the small- to midsize medical practice

For better or for worse, healthcare is changing, and as a result, your practice might be experiencing some growing pains. That’s because today’s healthcare world embraces consumerism in the sense that healthcare is a consumable service in a competitive market. As such, patient engagement is a critical marker. Why patient …

Employers to prioritise career development, wellbeing and flexibility

The majority of employers (97 percent) are planning to maintain or increase how much they spend on employee benefits over the next two years, according to new research published today by the CIPD and LCP. In the latest ‘Reward management’ report, released today, 8 in 10 employers (81 percent) said they …

Election Day ‘I Voted’ Stickers Are Everywhere Today. Who Pays for Them?

They’re worn by millions of Americans each Election Day. They’ve graced the grave of Susan B. Anthony to honor her impact. And images of them are, likely, filling your social media feeds at this very moment. “I Voted” stickers — which vary in size, design, and shape, depending on where …

London, Paris and Stockholm lead ranks of European coworking hotspots

London, Paris and Stockholm are among the major cities featured in a new research report from Cushman & Wakefield (registration) into the coworking and flexible office sectors, which pinpoints future demand and the next likely growth hotspots across Europe. According to the report, coworking’s rapid expansion in recent years has …

Tencent-backed homework app jumps to $3B valuation after raising $300M

Academic exams are a big deal in China as they determine the kind of universities, high schools and elementary schools that students get into and to a degree, the future that awaits them. Parents are thus willing to invest generously to help their children get ahead in school. One startup …

Put Thanos' face on a pumpkin and you'll get a pretty glorious Photoshop battle

Halloween will soon be upon us, which means that it’s almost the time of year where we collectively turn the humble pumpkin into an elaborately carved and decorated work of art. SEE ALSO: This artist’s incredible, hyperreal pencil drawings look like photographs One such embellished pumpkin in particular is getting …

Night Terrors: Bloody Mary is AR horror from Paranormal Activity’s director

Virtual reality is an excellent tool for horror game because when you wear a VR headset, it feels like you’re transported to another world. You can look and move around in full 360-degrees, reach out and touch things, and hear every whisper from all directions. But what about AR horror …

Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over …

Proportion of flexible space within corporate portfolios to increase dramatically

Despite the proliferation of coworking and serviced office operators the majority of global corporates still occupy office space on a traditional lease model, with two thirds of companies in a survey by Knight Frank reporting that co-working, serviced and flexible office space comprise 5 percent or less of their current …

Over half of men want to be more involved in childcare, major new report claims

More than half of men who have children or other caring responsibilities want to be more involved in childcare, a new study commissioned by Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander UK, has found. The Equal Lives research asked 10,225 UK parents for their views on work and care, and …

This app solves the most annoying thing about Mojave's Dark Mode

So you’ve installed Apple’s macOS Mojave, you’re fired up Dark Mode, you’re admiring its sombre beauty. The next day, morning comes and that pretty desert photo you’ve put on as wallpaper has turned to day, but the UI (user interface) is still dark.  What gives? Well, Dark Mode does not …