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These 4 ‘harmless’ habits are sapping your brain power

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Neuroscientist Tara Swart argues that snacking and comparing yourself to someone else can lessen your cognitive functions.

If someone asks you how you spend your time when you’re not at work, do you know where most of your day goes? It still surprises me that most busy people have their workday....

fastcompany.com
07/05 7528

6 Causes of Burnout, and How to Avoid Them

Changing jobs isn’t always the answer.

hbr.org
07/05 7017

'We all suffer': why San Francisco techies hate the city they transformed

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San Franciscans have long complained that tech workers ruined their city, driving up rents and homelessness and eliminating diversity. Now even the tech workers agree

Photographs by Jason Henry

It was a beautiful winter day in San Francisco, and Zoe was grooving to the soundtrack of the....

theguardian.com
07/01 4418

How to Save Money and Skip Lines at the Airport

Going overseas? Here's what you need to know about Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and other ways to have a less stressful flight.

wired.com
07/05 2122

The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far

Ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, escalating tensions with Iran—the first six months of 2019 have been anything but boring.

wired.com
07/05 1602

The Inside Story of How This Startup Turned a 216-Word Pitch Email into a $2.6 Billion Acquisition

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Looker went from a single customer to more than 1700, from a small, scrappy team in Santa Cruz to a 700-person company spanning eight offices around the globe. Now on the heels of its acquisition by Google, co-founders Lloyd Tabb and Ben Porterfield, CEO Frank Bien, and first investor Bill....

firstround.com
07/02 1157

I Opted Out of Facial Recognition at the Airport—It Wasn't Easy

Opinion: We've been assured that facial recognition technology is secure, reliable, and accurate. That's far from certain.

wired.com
07/02 871

The surprising story behind the Apple Watch's ECG ability

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Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of....

engadget.com
07/06 705

It’s not that we’ve failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We’ve not even tried | Shoshana Zuboff

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The tech giants use our data not only to predict our behaviour but to change it. But we can resist this attack on democracy

In a BBC interview last week, Facebook’s vice-president, Nick Clegg, surprised viewers by calling for new “rules of the road” on privacy, data collection and other company....

theguardian.com
07/02 634

How to Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone

Use these battle-tested tips and camera settings to capture dramatic photos of those explosions in the sky.

wired.com
07/02 527