Setting Realistic Personal Branding “New Years Resolutions” for 2019

According to an article in the New York Times, one third of individuals who make “New Year’s resolutions” don’t make it past the end of January. The author indicated that resolutions fail because they aren’t the right resolutions. Specifically: It’s a resolution established because someone else is telling you to …

More needs to be done to bridge the digital gender divide, says OECD

Barriers to access, education and skills, as well as ingrained socio-cultural biases, are driving a digital gender divide that is holding back women’s participation in the digital economy, according to a new OECD report. Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate says women are not currently empowered to take advantage of …

Majority of staff refuse to admit tiredness is affecting their performance at work

Almost half of employees regularly turn up to their job feeling too tired to work but according to a new survey the majority (86 percent) are not able to speak openly with their line manager about how tiredness is impacting on performance. The research from Westfield Health has found over …

How to educate your clients about website security basics

Website security needs to stop being viewed as an optional add-on and start being viewed as a critical element of website development, ownership and maintenance. No matter what your role, if you’re selling website services, it’s important to educate clients about website security basics. Waiting until the end of a …

SitePoint Premium New Releases: More Vue, Nuxt.js + JS Data Structures

We’re working hard to keep you on the cutting edge of your field with SitePoint Premium. We’ve got plenty of new books and mini-books to check out in the library — let us introduce you to them. Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms Third Edition – Packt Create classic data …

Banksy Shredded a Piece of Art That Sold for $1.4 Million. Now It’s Worth Double, According to an Art Expert

Just moments after it was auctioned off for $1.4 million to an undisclosed bidder at Sotheby’s in London, Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” appeared to self-destruct. The canvas — bearing one of the mysterious artist’s most famous pieces — slid down its thick frame, shredding half of the piece, much to …

The death of desks, the truth about smart cities and a long list of things architects should know

You can’t judge an international marketplace by wandering around an exhibition of its products for a day or two. This is a simple fact overlooked by a new piece in Dezeen which declares that desks are finished. This notion is based on a trip to the Orgatec furniture fair in …

A new cryptocurrency mining malware uses leaked NSA exploits to spread across enterprise networks

Two years after highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published, hackers are still using the tools for nefarious reasons. Security researchers at Symantec say they’ve seen a recent spike in a new malware, dubbed Beapy, which uses the leaked hacking tools to spread like …

Brits work longer hours but still struggle to make ends meet

Brand new research from CV-Library, an independent job board, suggests that despite 64 percent of Brits working more hours than they’re contracted to, over half (55.1 percent) struggle to make ends meet at the end of each month.  The study surveyed 1,200 working professionals and found that over a third (36.7 …

FireEye snags security effectiveness testing startup Verodin for $250M

When FireEye reported its earnings last month, the outlook was a little light, so the security vendor decided to be proactive and make a big purchase. Today, the company announced it has acquired Verodin for $250 million. The deal closed today. The startup had raised over $33 million since it …

From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way Space tech rockets higher In a foodie’s ideal world, we’d all eat healthy, minimally processed cuisine sourced from artisanal farmers, bakers and chefs. …

Jeff Bezos Tells New Amazon Employees There Isn’t a Work-Life Balance. Here’s What He Says Instead

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos isn’t a fan of the phrase “work-life balance.” At an April awards event hosted by Axel Springer and Business Insider US editor in chief Alyson Shontell, Bezos revealed the counterintuitive advice he offers new Amazon employees. Bezos believes that his new hires should stop attempting to …

SF will allow additional dockless bike-share operators

Uber’s JUMP will soon no longer be the sole operator of stationless bike-share programs in San Francisco. Today, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced the expansion of its stationless bike-share program to allow additional companies to operate in the city. JUMP received an exclusive, 18-month permit to operate a …

Is your autonomous vehicle Sally the sports car or blood-thirsty Christine?

Lucas Dahlin Contributor Lucas Dahlin is an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property group. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, with a particular experience in patent and trade-secret litigation. More posts by this contributor Autonomous vehicle IP protection — when HAL is driving Julius Jefferson Contributor Julius Jefferson …

Google rolls out dining and translation filters to Lens

Google Lens users on iOS and ARCore-compatible Android phones are getting some added utility when it comes to ordering at restaurants or translating foreign languages on-the-go. The functionality was announced earlier this month at Google I/O. Users can access Lens in the Google Assistant, Google Photos and main Google search …

Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy

As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feast on new food deals. And judging by market size and the returns that some companies have already …

Aptiv’s Karl Iagnemma at TC Sessions: Mobility July 10 in San Jose

Before automakers and giant tech companies kicked off their own autonomous vehicle pilots, a startup called nuTonomy launched a self-driving taxi service in Singapore for the public, not just its test engineers. The AV industry took notice; and by October 2017 it was snapped up for $450 million by Aptiv, …