Crowdfunding Campaign to Unseat Susan Collins in 2020 Surges Past $3 Million

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $3 million to unseat Sen. Susan Collins in 2020 after she voted on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Although the campaign began in mid-September, after Collins announced that she would support Kavanaugh Friday in a 45 minute-long speech, donations …

Make Your Home Office More Exciting & Inspiring with the Multifunctional Como Audio Solo Speaker

It is easy to experience a slump in motivation during the summer, so now is the perfect time to fill your office with essentials that will help inspire and boost your productivity. If you love listening to music while you work, there is an all-new, multifunctional speaker that will help …

7 videos of people setting their Thanksgiving turkeys on fire

Nothing screams Thanksgiving like a deep-fryer fire and a charred turkey. We’re not talking a little smoke either. There are people out there whose fryers and ovens have been engulfed in flames on the biggest food holiday of the year.   If you’re looking for reasons to be grateful this …

You Can Make Some Quick Cash on Election Day By Being a Poll Worker. Here’s How Much It Pays

Rachel Noble took Election Day off work, but she won’t be sleeping in or catching up on Netflix. From 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, she’ll be volunteering as a poll worker. With a Monster Energy drink in hand, Noble will work a 15-hour day at a nearby …

Facebook’s plan to let companies it buys live independently is over

Mark Zuckerberg was quick to realize that Facebook, the largest social network in the world, doesn’t have a monopoly on all users nor can it bank on holding its position as top dog forever. Thus he instituted a policy of buying up promising rivals and integrating them into the Facebook …

Create an Automated Scoreboard that Senses Your Score with a Raspberry Pi

On an impulse just before Christmas, I bought myself an NBA “over-the-door” mini basketball hoop. I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, but having a basketball hoop for my office seemed like a good move. In the end I decided to experiment and bring some connectivity to it by …

Employee use of apps at work puts their organisation at risk of cyber-attack

Workers continued use of unapproved apps in the office, including Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, to communicate with colleagues as well as friends and family is putting their organisations at risk of cyber-attack, new research suggests. Four in ten employees (41 percent) admit to using Instagram for more than two …

How KPIs Benefit a Small Business in the Long Term

By Ravi Kumar Gupta Employee satisfaction, great customer service and good office organization are the goals every business is trying to achieve. These are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs) and are an essential part of successful businesses, as they are “a set of measures focusing on those aspects …

SwiftKey taps Microsoft Translator for real-time translations in more than 60 languages

Microsoft-owned mobile keyboard company SwiftKey has announced a new translation feature in its Android app, one that leverages Microsoft Translator to convert your mobile messages into more than 60 languages. For the uninitiated, SwiftKey is a popular keyboard app for smartphones that enables users to type more quickly on touchscreens — it …

Preparing Your Content for the Extended Reality (XR) Future

This article on preparing for the XR future was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. You’ve probably heard rumblings in the tech industry around the innovations in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. These mediums can broadly be defined as Extended Reality or XR. …

Older workers would like more flexible working opportunities

  A survey carried out on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has found that the majority of workers aged over 50 would ‘welcome more flexibility’ in the workplace. The survey, which polled more than 12,000 workers over the age of 50, revealed that 78 …

At what point do we admit that geoengineering is an option?

In 1883, Krakatoa erupted, spewing volcanic ash and gas into the stratosphere, making clouds more reflective and cooling the entire planet by roughly 1° C that year. In 2018, the UN reported that human activity has already raised Earth’s temperature by 1°, and if we don’t do something drastic soon, …

11 places to find more diverse stock photos of people

If you’re a content creator of any kind, whether it’s online or in real life, print or digital, you need quality image resources. That’s where stock photos come into play. What happens when you need images that are more racially diverse, though? Diverse stock photos of people are harder to …

Employees think Internet of Things will be most important workplace technology trend

A team from Savills’ flexible office platform Workthere has predicted the top five tech trends we’re likely to see arriving into offices across the UK in 2019. Supporting the research, Workthere also completed a survey of 2,000 office workers to find out their views on the future of workplace technology …

Cyber Week Toy Deals Feature Big Discounts on Legos, LOL Surprise! and More. Here’s Where to Buy

Many shoppers think they’ll find the best deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. And while we saw an insane number of deals on both of these days in 2018, Black Friday and Cyber Monday do not always have the season’s lowest prices on everything you want to buy — …

A small business quickstart guide to creating a service intake process

There’s often a tug of war going on between the need to bring new work into your business, and actually completing the work you’ve already promised to do. Finding the right approach is tough, but there’s a solid way to redress the often lopsided balance between new leads and a smooth …

Finding the Right UX/UI Tools & Resources Just Got Easier: Here Are the Top 4 to Choose From Sponsored

Buggy software can certainly drive users away. But usability issues can as well, and are much more common. Potential usability issues can be detected and avoided during initial prototyping. This is a core aspect of UX design. Potential UI issues are typically addressed during the latter stages of design. Taking …