First and foremost: to wait to deal with things do not necessarily need to be about prokrastination.And sometimes there may be reason to wait with things, mean tidscoachen Dorotea Petterson, who for many years coached and held courses on efficiency, and this month is coming out with the book I'm just going to – the art to get it done in time on the topic.“We do the vardagsuppskjutningar all the time.It will be no good if we do things all the time and sometimes we want to think a bit longer on something,” she says.She starts from the american organisationspsykologen Piers Steel's definition, which states that prokrastination is when we voluntarily postpone the things we meant to do, despite the fact that we know that it will have a negative impact.A behavior that most people – entrepreneurs and others – can recognize themselves in. So why do we do it?
Many high-end celebrities and fashion models use personal shopping assistants or stylists to help them find the best clothes for them.For many women, however, that’s not really an option.We often rely on friends or family to give a thumbs up or thumbs down on potential clothing purchases, and that’s about the extent of it.That may be about to change.Lily is a virtual, AI shopping assistant that learns about your style and how you feel in your clothes.The app just won the 2017 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event in the Social and Culture category.Here’s why it’s so much better than every other shopping app out there.Put simply, Lily is a personalized mobile shopping app that helps shoppers discover clothes that are right for them.For now, the app is only available on iOS (for free), but its creators Purva Gupta and Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan promise an Android version is on the way.Lily’s stated goal is to help women discover and buy clothes that make them look and feel the best.Created by an all-women team of six industry professionals with backgrounds ranging from Facebook to Macy’s, Lily’s development comes from the very audience it also seeks to help.“Lily is built by women, for empowering women to be the best version of themselves,” Gupta told me via email.Gupta says she and the rest of the Lily team have learned that there are 120 million U.S. women who are not happy with their appearance, and that women experience about 13 negative thoughts about their bodies every day.
LONDON – Google is experimenting with the use of its voice-controlled Assistant as a way to control every device aIn an interview with Business Insider at Advertising Week Europe, Behshad Behzadi, an engineer working on conversational search at Google, described how Assistant could perform actions on a device other than the one where it's
– Vi anser att DNA är särskilt intressant eftersom det stödjer molntjänster och internet of things på ett kraftfullt sätt med hjälp av nätvirtualisering, säger Mats Högberg på Atlas Copco, som är intresserade av systemet.Det bidrar till en mer effektiv och automatiserad struktur, säger Malin Selander, informationschef på bolaget.Atea, Telia, Tele2 och TDC är återförsäljare av DNA i Sverige, och sedan en tid tillbaka pågår tekniska prov hos slutkunder i Sverige med de nya produkterna inför storskalig utrullning.Det kan bli kommuner, städer och förhoppningsvis svenska internationella storföretag, säger Robert Csapo, systemingenjör på Cisco Systems i Sverige, som arbetar med DNA.Detta gäller naturligtvis även kommuner och andra tunga organisationer.I DNA ingår för närvarande två styrsystem som gör automatiseringen möjlig.
For those who are suffering from social anxiety or a speech disorder such as a stutter, this virtual reality system may be able to help.Virtual reality is pretty much the definition of an emerging technology, which means that different applications are being discovered seemingly every other day.While concepts like VR games are all well and great, however, a student at Nottingham Trent University in the U.K. has a potentially far more transformative use case: using virtual reality as a therapy tool.24-year-old Gareth Walkom first developed a stutter when he was six years old.Now as an medical product design student, he’s in a position to help others with similar afflictions.To that end, he’s developing VR software to help individuals work through social anxieties and speech disorders by confronting a variety of virtual scenarios.
A growing number of brands have suspended their spend with Google, following The Times' investigation into ads appearing alongside extremist content on YouTube and Google's display ad networkMore than 250 brands have reportedly frozen all their campaigns with Google aside from search, after the issue — which first seemed isolated to the UK — spread globally as major US advertisers began to boycott the online ad giant too.The tech company has responded with an announcement of tougher ad policies, increased control for marketers, and said it would grow its capacity to review offensive content with a hiring spree.Here's a list of some of the biggest advertisers who have stopped their spend with Google and YouTube in the UK:ArgosAvivaHeinzHSBCITVL'OrealLloyd's BankMarks & SpencerMcDonald'sRBSSainsbury'sTescoThe GuardianToyotaTransport for LondonUK GovernmentVolkswagenIn the United States:ATBeam Suntory Inc.EnterpriseGSKJohnson & JohnsonVerizonGet the latest Google stock price here.NOW WATCH: Here's why Steve Jobs never let his kids use an iPadLoading video...
Telegrafen var sin tids bredband.1794 startade bredbandsutbyggnaden i Sverige.Då gratulerade Abraham Edelcrantz nämligen Gustav IV Adolf på 16-årsdagen, genom att skicka ett meddelande från Stockholm till Drottningholms slott, via sin nyutvecklade optiska telegraf.Om vädret var tillräckligt bra och stationspersonalen vakna och redo var det ett svindlande snabbt kommunikationsmedel.Den största utbyggnaden skedde under 1808-1809 års krig.Från Stockholm spreds linjer upp till Gävle och över till Åland.
Countries in continental Europe said they won’t for now adopt new U.S. and U.K. rules barring most electronic gear from the cabins of flights from the Middle East and North Africa—opening up an unusual split among Western security authorities over airplane safety.France, Germany and the Netherlands—all home to major aviation hubs linking the U.S. to the Middle East and North Africa—said they weren’t currently intending to introduce the new rules.Officials in continental Europe said on Wednesday they haven’t received...
The question we’re supposed to answer here is “should you lease this car?” If you live where it’s available, you should absolutely go get a Clarity.First, there’s strong political support to explore hydrogen as part of a general push toward clean power, and second, Honda wants to be a leader in basic automotive RHonda has managed to make the Clarity’s interior futuristic, while at the same time useful and familiar.The fuel cell creates electricity that charges a battery and powers an electric motor.The Clarity is designed for urban and suburban commuters or families in areas with enough hydrogen infrastructure to make a fuel cell vehicle feasible.The Clarity design pulls the rear wheels back to give you a larger passenger compartment, and the roofline slopes back all the way to the trunk for a four-door coupe look.They’re fully adjustable and heated.
Most of the people interested in seeing Life, the astronaut thriller out on March 24th, probably have certain expectations based on the movie’s familiar premise: human beings encounter extraterrestrial organism, terrifying things ensue, just as in Alien, Predator and other classics.But while that most basic plotline does describe what happens—Life is the smartest, sharpest version of man vs.Life happens almost entirely on the International Space Station, opening with a crew of specialists from Japan, Russia, Britain, and the United States preparing to receive a sample of a microscopic lifeform unearthed on Mars.One of the best plot beats comes early on in director Daniel Espinosa’s film, when a little girl from a school that won a competition names the just-discovered critter “Calvin.” That moment happens on a stage in Times Square, framing this discovery as a watershed moment in human history that’s celebrated the whole world over.As the days stretch on aboard the ISS , Calvin evolves rapidly into a form that describes as “all brain, all muscle, all eye.” That evolution stalls when an accident vents the atmosphere of the test chamber, sending Calvin into a dormant state.When Derry tries to stimulate Calvin back into activity, the lethal nature of the creature’s true capabilities suddenly become apparent.
Email scams taxpayers should look out forCriminals sometimes take advantage of big events such as the Olympic Games to lure victims into hacks and cyber attacks.It isn't as glamorous as a big sporting occasion, but the US tax season, now in full steam ahead of the April 18 filing deadline, is a prime time for cybercriminals to steal financial information and personal data.When people are concerned about finances they either owe or are owed, it's an opportunity for hackers to fraudulently pose as the tax collector in an effort to carry out phishing attacks, or distribute malware and ransomware.The IRS recently issued a warning on phishing scams targeting US tax payers, many of whom are set to do their taxes over the next month.Now cybersecurity researchers at Microsoft Malware Protection Center have identified some of the last-minute email scams taxpayers should look out for ahead of the April 18 tax deadline.
Kriisi autojakopalvelu Uberin ylimmässä johdossa syveni viikonloppuna, kun yhtiön hallituksen puheenjohtajaJeff Jones erosi tehtävästään sunnuntaina.Jonesin mukaan hän lähti yhtiötä koskevien ristiriitojen ja yhteensopimattomien odotusten vuoksi.Jonesin ero on isku yhtiölle, koska hänet rekrytoitiin Uberiin nimenomaan pehmentämään yhtiön karkeaa mielikuvaa, kirjoittaa Reuters.Eron taustalla on uutistoimistojen mukaan ollut myös se, että Uberiin haetaan nyt uutta operatiivisten toimintojen johtajaa, minkä Jones koki epäluottamuksena.Uberia johtaa yhtiön toinen perustaja Travis Kalanick, joka joutui aikaisemmin tässä kuussa pyytämään anteeksi käytöstään sen jälkeen, kun hän oli rähjännyt Uber-kuskille.Kuski videoi keskustelun, jonka oli käynyt Kalanickin kanssa ja jossa Kalanick haukkui yhtiölle kritiikkiä esittäneen kuskin kiittämättömäksi.
Phil Gilbert is the GM and head of design at IBM, leading an organization of over 1,300 designers.In this episode, he discusses creating IBM’s proprietary design thinking methodology, their own design school for new graduates, and what he’s going to do with the $100 million that IBM has entrusted to him to bring design back to its roots.He’ll also expand on looking at design as a means for problem solving, the lasting legacy of IBM’s design thinking and innovation, and what he believes is the defining component of successful teams.Editor’s note: Bobby Ghoshal and Jared Erondu are the hosts of High Resolution.Watch for episodes to drop every Monday on TechCrunch at 8 a.m. PT.You can also listen on iTunes and Overcast.
Bitcoin has lost substantially in value over the weekend.The virtual currency is down almost 20 per cent in a conflict that flared out between the industry's different players, writes the Wall Street Journal.the Conflict involving the digital currency's developers, stock exchanges and other participants.The focus of the fight is a technical question that relates to how large a block or batch of transactions that should be processed on the bitcoin network.currently, only a block in a maximum of one megabyte processed.Some in the industry wish, however, to raise this capacity but will the actors do not agree, there is a risk that there occurs two versions of the currency.
Two Bit Circus showed off a demo that conveyed just how real you could make virtual reality feel.Staged at the Experiential Technology Conference, the demo consisted of a motion platform that could shake under your feet and an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.The demo made you feel like you were going up the side of a skyscraper in a window-washing platform.You stepped on the platform and put on the headset.There was a rail behind you that you could hold onto, and a gate in front of you.As I went up the side of the building, I peered over the rail, looking down on the ground.I must have gone up 40 floors.Then the platform stopped.
Google will start shipping development kits for its Project Soli wireless gesture recognition technology later this year.Project Soli involves a millimeter-wave radar chip that can detect “very fine” gestures with fingers and hands.The technology has the potential to get rid of controllers and input devices.Its biggest impact could be in virtual and augmented reality.When using VR headsets, users now need to hold controllers, but Project Soli could allow hand gesture movement to define how a user roams a virtual world.The chip is so tiny that Google has put it in devices as small as smartwatches.
Advanced Micro Devices said it is launching four Ryzen 5 mainstream desktop processors worldwide on April 11.The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company hopes the chips will help it steal some market share back from Intel, the world’s largest chip maker.Earlier this month, AMD launched its Ryzen 7 high-end desktop processors.The Ryzen family is based on Zen, a new core architecture that enables AMD to deliver 52 percent more performance per clock cycle than its previous generation of chips.Zen is AMD’s most competitive technology in a decade, and it will boost computing performance for consumers on everything from mainstream desktops to high-end gaming PCs.AMD said the Ryzen 5 processors are aimed at the high-volume, sub-$300 central processing unit (CPU) market with a disruptive price-to-performance ratio for gamers and creators.According to market researcher Mercury Research, 95 percent of all CPUs sold last year were less than $225.“MSI is very pleased to see overwhelming demand of the Ryzen-based X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium and B350 Tomahawk motherboard.We have geared up for immediate production ramp,” said Ted Hung vice president MB sales division at MSI, a major Taiwanese manufacturer, in a statement.The Ryzen 5 processors have either four cores or six cores and either eight threads or 12 threads.The prices on the chips range from $169 to $249.“Ryzen will ultimately bring innovation and competition to virtually every segment of the PC market, and Ryzen 5 is the next big step on that journey, designed to achieve new levels of compute performance for millions of PC users,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of the computing and graphics group at AMD, in a statement.
During World War II, the US wanted to add a limited amount of armor to their long-range bombers in order to minimize their losses without compromising fuel efficiency or payload size.The military’s top brass was moving along with the plan until a statistician, Abraham Ward, came along and pointed out that this was actually the worst place to put the armor.He had the insight that all the surveyed planes had been able to withstand the damage in those areas and make it back to base.Let’s say you launch a new signup prompt on a landing page or a new invite email that is particularly effective and significantly boosts your conversion rate.Immediately after shipping the experiment, everything looks great.For companies growing at scale, eventually you’re left with a significant portion of the population who may have already seen that particular prompt 5 or 6 times and weren’t convinced during those first 5 times and will likely continue to not be convinced from seeing the exact same prompt.
Waze and Spotify are joining forces to keep the tunes going while you’re rolling.Both services are now available within each companies’ respective apps.In other words, you can access Waze navigation within Spotify, or get at your playlists inside Waze, as long as both apps are installed on your device.The two companies haven’t said whether the new feature will land on iOS.If you don’t see the integration yet on your Android phone, it will show up in the coming weeks as it rolls out to all users.When you’re using Waze, a Spotify icon will be visible inside the app.
Email For Startups is a project I created after working with hundreds of startups and founders both within the 500 Startups portfolio and outside of it.I was seeing the same roadblocks come up over and over again.Every time, a few simple tweaks would end up making a huge difference — conversion rates that doubled, open rates that jumped double digits on seemingly ‘stale’ lists, cold prospects that suddenly started to reply and actually request demo meetings.The changes seemed subtle, but they were based on 7 years of practice and mistakes as a copywriter and email marketer at AppSumo, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and Inside Network (a tiny bootstrapped content business that resulted in a $14M exit).As much as I love working with founders and startup marketing teams — and seeing their eye-popping results — I got tired of saying the same stuff over and over again.So I decided to put it all together in one easy place, for a teeny, tiny fraction of what it would cost to hire a decent email marketer (let alone a great one).