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What You Need to Know About 5G

Heard about 5G? The next generation of wireless networks, promises to deliver faster data speeds and more reliable services for mobile users. With 5G, users will be able to download a high-definition film in under a second, which today would normally take 10 minutes on 4G LTE. As you would understand,...

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Rebooting the Brain

The digital health sector has an increasing number of startups are targeting the brain. One of them is Kernel, a company who is developing advanced neural interfaces to improve, evolve and extend human cognition. Check out the speech from the CEO of Kernal Bryan Johnson. Video source: youtube; Cover image source:...

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The Tech We Need To End The Pandemic And Restart The Economy

The world is in lock down to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are wondering how we can find a way out to end the pandemic and get back to work. Watch this talk about resolving the problems by scaling up "smart testing," using peer-to-peer software on people's mobiles. Source:...

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How Agile Can Help Improve Your Family Life

Agile methodology has gained popularity in recent years. Agile is a concept, it focuses on quick responses to change and continuous development. It has been widely used in software development projects for a number of years and now it is used in many other areas like marketing and operations – same...

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Zoom App Download Surge Amid Pandemic

The download of the video conference apps have increased significantly in March as people being locked down due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Zoom is one of the most popular apps, its download has surged from 4 mil+ in February to 26mil + in March. Zoom offers a basic plan which is free...

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Beyond Budgeting

The problems with traditional management, including budgeting 1. The Beyond Budgeting principles and companies on the journey 2. Statoil's "Ambition to Action" model: - redefining performance - dynamic and relative with a holistic performance evaluation - dynamic forecasting and resource allocation and no traditional budgets - from calendar-driven to event-driven; a...

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The Customer Revolution in Customer Service

Customer service relates to the service you and your staff provide before, during and after a purchase. It's how you interact with your customers. Improving your customer service skills can lead to greater customer satisfaction and experience. How to provide good customer experience? You need to know know what your customers consider to...

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How It Works: Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is a set of technologies working together to have connected network and view of objects. There is not yet a clear definition of the scope of IoT, the concept and technology are still evolving. One workable view is that IoT is the network of physical devices, home...

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The Uprising of Fintech Firms and the Disruption in Banking

Recent years, from payments to wealth management, from peer-to-peer lending to crowdfunding, “fintech” firms are growing rapidly.  These “fintech” firms which are familiar to the public include Lending Club, OnDeck, Venmo, Rate Setter and SocietyOne. Lending Club alone, funded about $2 billion loans last quarter, and their lending to-date is more...

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Thoughts Into Text by A Brain Implant

A Brain Implant That Turns Your Thoughts Into Text? How it could be possible? Tom Oxley is a brain-computer interface specialist and the founder and CEO of Synchron, a neural interface technology company. He is A/Professor and Laboratory Head of the Vascular Bionics Laboratory, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the...

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Rising of personal robots

Come across this TED talk which was published some years ago but still interesting enough to engage me from start to the end. The talk is about personal robots and how they can be useful for people. There are already some use cases - an assistant robot could help daily tasks...

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What's wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

A good Ted talk to reveal the common mistakes that people made when they chose a password. Do you use a password like "123456", "password", "newpassword", "iforgot", "nothing", "iloveyou"? Then please watch the Ted talk. Video Source: Ted, YouTube.

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An integrated brain-machine interface platform by Elon Musk

Elon Musk has a secret project, Neuralink, to develop a technology for the treatment of neurological disorders such as brain & spinal disorders and cure sight and mobility issues in people. Elon and the Neuralink team looks to connect human brains directly with computer through a small implantable chip. They shared...

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Why Edge Computing Is Important to Our Lives

Anyone has a Alexa or Google Home would have experienced Internet of Things, the connected network with connected objects - for example, you tell Google Home to turn on the lights. As technology develops, Internet of Things (IoT) will be brought into our lives more and more. Let's use connected cars...

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Everybody Dance Now

Berkeley AI research group has a research creating a AI worm named "Everybody dance now". It uses motion transfer approach to map the movements from a source target to a destination target. Say, there is a  person dancing, after some time (a few minutes), the moves of the person will be...

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How to Design a Kanban Board

Kanban was developed by an engineer from Toyota to improve manufacturing efficiency more than 50 years ago. Today Kanban is a popular framework used to implement agile software development. Work items are represented visually on a kanban board, allowing team members to see the state of every piece of work at...

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2018 Business Intelligence Trends

Business analytics is concerned with the fast-growing areas of online analytics, customer analytics, and business intelligence. It involves extracting, summarising and applying information from rich data sets readily available in today's business environment to enable better decision making based on quantitative information and models. What are the top 10 trends in...

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Increasing the Speed of IT using DevOps and PaaS

In this animated white-board session, VMware Accelerate Advisory Services director Reg Lo will walk you through two concepts that are key to increasing the speed of IT: 1) How to use DevOps to deliver more applications faster, and 2) How to quickly deliver more PaaS services to support development. Source: VMware,...

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Google Cloud Platform on a shoestring budget

There are many decisions you make for your business, be it technical decisions for performance, for simplicity, or even for "coolness." And sometimes, you need to make decisions based on costs. This talk shares considerations and shows you how to accomplish the most common cloud tasks as cost-effectively as possible. If...

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Why we create computer apps in the first place

I recently came across this video “The pixel Painter”, after watching it, I felt kind of warm and happy. Our lives are no doubt transformed by the mobile and computer apps, Facebook, Twitter, Google Map, internet banking, virtual assistants, virtual reality … and the Microsoft Paint. The Pixel Painter shows you...

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What is UX Design? Defining User Experience Design & Explaining the Process

User experience (UX) matters. When a website has a better UX design, it enhancs user satisfaction. Better UX design improves the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and a product or service. The video takes you through the process to design more effective landing pages by...

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