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Many Popular Smart TVs Have Serious Vulnerabilities
Consumer Reports from publisher Consumers Union is a magazine that's been dedicated to providing consumers with unbiased information about products and services since 1930. So basically, they've been doing what they're known for longer than most of us have been alive.
Feb 24 2:34PM cylance.com

Friday's Best Deals: Breville Smart Ovens, Standing Desk, Discounted iPhones, and More
Our readers' favorite toaster ovens, an adjustable standing desk, discounted iPhones, and more are all part of today's best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal.
Feb 23 10:13PM Kinja Deals

Bold Thinking, Not Tinkering - What is the Hackathon's purpose?
The Hackathon brings together multiple streams of entrepreneurial activity (internationally) and taps into a global community of individuals and organizations with a passion for innovation via legal technology. Given that it is competitive, the goal for participants is not only to have fun, but to also win! David Kinnear, incoming president of the NYC ACEDS chapter and founder of High Performance Counsel (@HipCounsel), was able to answer a few questions regarding the Hackathon: Mary Mack: How does the mission of HPC align? David Kinnear: HPC reflects the face and the voice of the modern legal industry - and where it is heading over the next ten years.
Feb 23 8:51PM JD Supra

The best smart speakers for music fans
If you're a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment. While Alexa and Google Assistant have definitively proven they have a place in the home, the first Echo and Google Home devices were unimpressive when it came to actually playing music.
Feb 23 8:09PM Engadget

this smart air quality monitor wants to help.
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Feb 23 7:23PM Mashable

The best question to ask in a job interview can tell you more than you think
Career experts agree that job candidates should ask about the company's biggest challenges when interviewing. Learning how you can help the employer overcome these challenges is a great way to show that you are already thinking about how you can provide value.
Feb 23 5:08PM Business Insider

Prepare your company for the future of Learning & Development
The Learning & Development industry is more challenging today than ever before, especially as many disruptive technologies are emerging. This is precisely why companies need to focus on their L&D programs, constantly evolving them in order to stay ahead of the competition.
Feb 23 3:00PM Inspired Business Media

Do we still need headphone jack accessories or are they a thing of the past?
It all started with the SonarPen, a $30 iPad stylus that made use of the headphone jack in the year of our lord 2018. That got us thinking, Hey! Let's see what other headphone jack accessories are out there, which led us to lots of fun little things.
Feb 23 2:35PM The Verge

It's time to start thinking differently about IoT
A steady churn of stunningly useless consumer devices has turned IoT into a running joke in the tech community. Worse yet, some applications have gone beyond the silly and into the realm of scary - like internet-connected teddy bears that record your kids (and skimp on security).
Feb 23 1:45PM Network World

Opinion: Do we really want more smart motorways?
Does it spark joy? That is, apparently, the question, according to one of these self-help schemes/books/videos/courses, and is the fundamental proposition behind a way of decluttering your life, and making yourself happier, so somebody told me the other day. And as daffodils are coming out, and it's very nearly spring, it feels to me like time to start thinking about a declutter.
Feb 23 8:16AM Autocar

From Smart City To Future City: The 21st-Century Urbanization Challenge
In 2013, several UK supermarket chains discovered that products they were selling as beef were actually made at least partlyand in some cases, entirelyfrom horsemeat. The resulting uproar led to a series of product recalls, prompted stricter food testing, and spurred the European food industry to take a closer look at how unlabeled or mislabeled ingredients were finding their way into the food chain.
Feb 23 8:15AM Digitalist Magazine

Re-Thinking Supply Chain Contracts in the World of Connected Things
As the pace of innovation increases at an ever faster rate, many products that traditionally may not have been thought of as involving computers or software are incorporating these elements. In 2007, the iPhone revolutionized the public's conceptions about what a phone should be.
Feb 22 11:53PM JD Supra

Follow The Leader", Featuring Annette Franz
Call Center Weekly By Diana Aviles In my career so far, I've probably listened to a gazillion calls (or so it seems) in which the first 90 seconds consists of a spirited rant about the IVR. Brad Cleveland Consider these numbers: Word of mouth drives 20-50% of all purchase decisions.
Feb 22 6:49PM Customer Contact Central

This 1 Simple Shift in Thinking Can Transform Your Company's Social Media Marketing
Brands are scrambling to figure out why Facebook fans have stopped seeing their social media posts. Earlier this year, Facebook made changes that some marketers consider 2018's Facebook Brand Marketing Apocalypse.
Feb 22 4:14PM Inc.com

Why Smart Display Marketing is The Way of the Future
Display marketing isn't anything new. At this point, we're all familiar with the ads we see (and sometimes adeptly ignore) around the web as we browse.
Feb 22 11:46AM kunocreative.com

The Heart of Educational Game Design
Four key areas to consider when designing and evaluating gamification efficacy. GUEST COLUMN | by Natalie F.
Feb 22 11:30AM edtechdigest.com

What the Google Chrome Ad Blocker Means for Your Website Popups (Plus 8 Really Smart Targeting Tips)
Last week you likely saw a ton of news about Google Chrome's Ad Blocker going into effect Feb 15, 2018. And nobody could blame you if you took one look at some of the reports and thought, Oh no! Popups are dead.
Feb 22 8:05AM Unbounce

Unified and open source skill-validation protocol and token
Open-source, public, blockchain-based and distributed skill-validation platform to showcase, track and boost our talents across applications. Get notified of news and updates about the Skyllz project SUBSCRIBE NOW! CHECK OUR WORKING PLATFORM Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) SKT Total Token Issuance SKT Token Sale SKT/ETH Conversion Skyllz standardizes and unifies the validation of every skill (professional or not) you acquire, apply or improve on the Ethereum Blockchain.
Feb 21 11:44PM Skyllz

How to Flip Faculty Development in Higher Education
The 'flipped classroom' is a phenomenon that college professors often use to vary and to enhance their students' learning experience. It involves asking students to engage with content such as a video or an online article before the class, rather than (as is traditionally the case) introducing these learning materials in the class itself, and then using the class solely as discussion time for analyzing these digital materials.
Feb 21 11:36PM The Tech Edvocate

Three Ways Data and Technology Can Improve Your Front-Line Staff
Main content begins Return to Latest News By Francis Silva, Director, Analytics & Product Services, Global Solutions, LoyaltyOne Front-line staff are the face of a retail brand for most consumers, playing a major role in defining and delivering the customer experience. As you might imagine, their performance has a heavy impact on customer perception; a recent global report from LoyaltyOne, CX Intention vs.
Feb 21 11:15PM COLLOQUY