The Qi wireless charging standard from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) is having a relatively good year. Now is a good time for a bird’s-eye view of the technology—how it works, what it’s for, and what its prospects are.
Today’s hi-tech wages threaten Silicon Valley’s bottom line. What better way to drive down coders’ pay than by investing in a new generation of cheap labor? This month, millions of children returned to school. This year, an unprecedented number of them will learn to code.
From firefighter and bar fly to Hollywood superstar, Steve Buscemi has populated his films with lovable oddballs and cold-blooded killers. But, as Aaron Hicklin finds, it’s all been driven by his need to fit in
On a double-decker bus from Dublin airport to Drumcondra early one June morning, a young lad stretched out on the back seat and started to rap. What he lacked in talent he made up for in gusto.
I have, somehow, gained a reputation as a Very Organized Person.
You’d be forgiven for thinking your Amazon Kindle is just a tiny slate only fit for reading. That’s what it’s designed for, sure, but your humble e-reader has some hard-to-find, little-known tricks up its sleeve.
The broad avenues that lie south of Market Street in San Francisco are dotted with the headquarters of famous tech firms, from Uber and Airbnb to BitTorrent and Dropbox.
Firefox users bouncing between work and personal accounts on a daily basis are probably tired of logging in and out, or switching accounts. Thanks to the new (and overdue) Mozilla-made Multi-Account Container extension, you won’t have to worry about remembering which account you’re logged into.
Every single one of us has, at one point or another, felt like NBA Nostradamus after making a bold breakout-season prediction that turned out to be true. It’s nice to feel smart. But the truth is there’s no linear progression to any of this. The NBA is better off for it.
If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on Microsoft since being named CEO in February 2014–you quickly learn how much books matter to him.
Unemployment has fallen, and the stock market has soared. So why has the economic expansion since the recession been so tame, with sluggish productivity and, at least until recently, anemic wage growth?
He may have lacked precision and showmanship, and he did write Octopus’s Garden. But those who dismiss Ringo as a journeyman who got lucky wildly underestimate a rhythmic powerhouse
For almost as long as Ikea has designed and manufactured assemble-it-yourself furniture, the Swedish company has let technology inform its business.
Has anyone ever said those things to you? I know I've heard them multiple times. From friends. From family. From strangers on the internet. From just about everyone. Here's why.
On Saturday night in Lagos, Nigeria, women are restless with anticipation. On the mainland, where slums built atop landfills run into middle-class housing estates, a young hair stylist is putting on makeup and taming her mane of extensions, getting ready to meet her older boyfriend for drinks.
Most tasks get easier with repetition. Whether it’s wrangling data in Excel, public speaking or cramming facts for a big meeting, any sort of tricky procedure gets easier if you do it over and over: Practice makes perfect. Right?
Fordham University isn’t exactly a traditional football hotbed—although the school does list Vince Lombardi among its notable alumni—but four years ago, in a room that used to host Jazzercise classes, Rams head coach Joe Moorhead hatched an offensive scheme that would soon unlea
An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. UNESCO estimates that the world will need 1.6 million more teachers globally, a number set to double by 2030. Enter Elon Musk.
Video game publishers are notoriously secretive about the budgets behind their games, but when a number does slip out, it can be shocking. Games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make, which is tough to fathom—until you do the math.
Like any second language, American Sign Language gets a little easier to communicate in when you're drunk.
With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world. Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one of these can improve employee engagement; mastering all four can change the game
Professional negotiators and researchers alike hail the BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or “walk away” outcome) as a negotiator’s primary source of relative power. But relying on even the best of alternatives as leverage can be tricky business.
Talk about money down the drain. The first 500-euro ($597) bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to a report in Tribune de Geneve confirmed by the city prosecutor’s office.
If you’ve ever cringed in a meeting when your direct report was talking, you know how tough it can be to watch a team member undermine themselves. Maybe the person is interrupting colleagues too often. Or being condescending, or even combative.
GAMBELL, Alaska — In a modest boardinghouse on an Alaskan island just 30 miles across the sea from Russia, a handwritten order form hangs on the refrigerator.
MANCHESTER, England — From the other side of the wall, the muffled sounds of halftime drifted through to Ilkay Gundogan. He could hear the skitter of studs on the floor, the murmuring voices of his Manchester City teammates exchanging notes, and then his manager, Pep Guardiola, starting to speak.
Gloomy octopuses—also known as common Sydney octopuses, or octopus tetricus—have long had a reputation for being loners. Marine biologists once thought they inhabited the subtropical waters off eastern Australia and northern New Zealand in solitude, meeting only to mate, once a year.
We are living in the golden age of failed completions, a statistic as grim as it sounds. Tracked by Football Outsiders, failed completions occur when a team doesn’t get 45 percent of the yards it needs on first down, 60 percent on second down, and 100 percent on third or fourth down.
Even the highest achievers, such as Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, suffer from this corrosive form of low self-esteem.
THE Italian economy is experiencing an unexpectedly strong recovery. The latest good news came on September 12th with the release of figures showing that the national unemployment rate had fallen 0.4 percentage points during the second quarter to 11.2%.
In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory palace.
The tragic crash of Air France 447 (AF447) in 2009 sent shock waves around the world. The loss was difficult to understand given the remarkable safety record of commercial aviation.
NAURAS NERAPI lived a comfortable life in Aleppo as a manager at a French catering company. Then came the Syrian war. He fled through Turkey and the Balkans to Germany, arriving in September 2015. “They put me on a bus but I didn’t know where I was going,” he explains.
I’ve been keeping an honesty journal for the past several months. With honesty much in the news lately — you might even say honesty is having a cultural moment — I wanted to reflect on my own. My 6-year-old daughter once told me that telling the truth made her feel “gold in her brain.
We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast. There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation.
That was the way James Freeman, the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, described the process of taking a company public in the modern era — and the way he explained why he sold his company instead to Nestlé last week.
Click here for all our Week 2 NFL coverage. No division in football has been as ruthlessly competitive as the AFC West over the past few years.
It was the end of a semester at Harvard University, where I was a doctoral student, and I’d been called into a professor’s office. He was the faculty member overseeing the third-year undergraduate Latin course that I had just finished teaching and grading.
Let’s start with what didn’t come true. The people of Earth have not begun migrating to “off-world” colonies in the wake of environmental catastrophe. A race of androids, so advanced that they are nearly indistinguishable from humans, has not infiltrated society. There are no flying cars.