These 5 apps will make you a healthier worker – and here’s the science to prove it

Becoming a better professional by spending some time playing on your phone sounds like a crazy claim that’s too good to be true. After all, aren’t smartphones making us dumber? Well, in some cases yes. There isn’t much evidence proving that scrolling through Instagram will make you a genius, but there definitely are some beneficial apps for you to use. Most of the apps make bold claims about their benefits, but these filtered ones have the science to back them up. 1. Make Better Decisions with Sleepbot As a working professional, getting a full eight hours of sleep may seem…This story continues at The Next Web by Pratik Dholakiya #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/09/01/5-apps-will-make-healthier-worker-heres-science-prove/

August 31, 2017 at 07:58PM

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Facebook Watch needs creators, not sports, to compete with YouTube

Facebook today launched its Watch video platform to US audiences. Now it’s main objective, according to Reuters, is jockeying with YouTube for advertisers if it wants a return on its investment. But it’s going to need to court more individual talent if it hopes to create the same viewerbase. Currently, Facebook Watch curates content from partnered companies. So you’d be watching live sports, CrossFit, and new shows courtesy of ABC, Buzzfeed, Vox, and the like. To gain attention from advertisers, Facebook needs more viewers, and somehow I doubt it’s going to do that without more individual talent. YouTube wouldn’t be…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: YouTube,Facebook by Rachel Kaser #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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August 31, 2017 at 05:28PM

Apple’s new facial scanning feature could put iPhone 8 in a class of its own

Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 8 at an event on September 12th, and with it the future of smartphone design. The company appears to have crammed the upcoming device with a bevvy of new features including a complete redesign of the display (goodbye home button!) and an all new array of sensors. The star of the show, however, is the new face scanning technology. Instead of using a password or pattern, iPhone 8 users will unlock their device just by looking at it. And according to a report from Axios, those who’ve checked out the technology claim it’s “light-years beyond anything…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: iPhone,Apple by Tristan Greene #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/apple/2017/08/31/apple-is-going-to-change-the-game-again-with-iphone-8-facial-recognition/

August 31, 2017 at 04:33PM

The expansion of the freelance economy

It used to be that people made their living according to the old model of work: specialize in a skill or trade, get a full time job, do it for your entire working life, and then retire. However, there’s a new model of work that’s been emerging over the past decade or so, and that’s the freelance model. Chances are, you’ve worked as a freelancer or you know someone who has. It’s a popular approach; according to the 2016 Freelancing in America survey, which was commissioned by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, there are 55 million freelancers in the US,…This story continues at The Next Web by George Beall #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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August 31, 2017 at 04:18PM

The expansion of the freelance economy

It used to be that people made their living according to the old model of work: specialize in a skill or trade, get a full time job, do it for your entire working life, and then retire. However, there’s a new model of work that’s been emerging over the past decade or so, and that’s the freelance model. Chances are, you’ve worked as a freelancer or you know someone who has. It’s a popular approach; according to the 2016 Freelancing in America survey, which was commissioned by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, there are 55 million freelancers in the US,…This story continues at The Next Web by George Beall #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/08/31/the-expansion-of-the-freelance-economy/

August 31, 2017 at 04:18PM

When it comes to net neutrality, AT&T can’t be trusted

Just before the deadline to submit comments to the FCC regarding net neutrality, AT&T managed to slip a statement in. It was a statement that, after reading, it was probably hoping you didn’t notice. In it, Joan Marsh, Executive VP of Regulatory & State External Affairs, attempted to woo a populace largely in favor of net neutrality. And as you’d might expect, AT&T used a mixture of half-truths and outright falsehoods to do the convincing. In short, Marsh’s statement was mostly bullshit. Nothing in the history of broadband remotely suggests that Title II regulation is necessary to ensure an open…This story continues at The Next Web by Bryan Clark #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/business/2017/08/31/when-it-comes-to-net-neutrality-att-cant-be-trusted/

August 31, 2017 at 04:08PM

Marshall’s new speakers pair Sonos-like functionality with vintage looks

Marshall is getting into the multi-room audio game with its updated line of speakers. Think Sonos, but with a retro aesthetic. Marshall is known mainly for its guitar amps, but the company has recently delved into personal audio by licensing its name out to Zound Industries, the same company behind UrbanEars. The two companies supposedly collaborate closely on audio as well as the design. There are three models in the lineup. In order of size and price there’s the Action ($350), Stanmore ($450), and Woburn ($600). The Action is about the size of a large lunchbox, the Stanmore is about…This story continues at The Next Web by Napier Lopez #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2017/08/31/marshalls-new-speakers-pair-sonos-like-functionality-vintage-looks/

August 31, 2017 at 03:13PM

Celebrate the sounds of summer with these 4 Bluetooth speakers under $100

Look outside. See that brightly burning ball of gas, hovering above our heads? That’s the sun. It won’t be around much anymore; summer is almost over, bringing with it a malaise of rain, early sunsets, and seasonal affective disorder. So, enjoy it. Go outside and get some vitamin D. Walk to the park or the beach, and take along a six-pack of beer with you. And if you want to chill out with some tunes, but don’t want to splurge on an ultra-expensive Bluetooth speaker set, perhaps consider one of the following. Meet our contenders This round-up is going to…This story continues at The Next Web by Matthew Hughes #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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August 31, 2017 at 02:34PM

There’s now a way to stay informed on Presidential Executive Orders through the use of AI

I’m going to start this off by saying that typically, I stay away from all things politics. Is it right? Debatable, but at the end of the day, I never feel equipped to have those difficult discussions. For one, it’s a massive conversation to have – there are so many moving pieces that many of us simply can’t comprehend, but on top of that, it’s just super difficult to find and interpret facts on subjects such as Executive Orders. Yes, you can search them and read them in all of their wordy glory, or read an opinionated article that typically…This story continues at The Next Web by Josiah Motley #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/08/31/theres-now-way-stay-informed-presidential-executive-orders-use-ai/

August 31, 2017 at 01:33PM