Archive for February 2016

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team –

New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter. Yet many of today’s most valuable firms have come to realize that analyzing and improving individual workers ­— a practice known as ‘‘employee performance optimization’’ — isn’t enough. As commerce becomes increasingly global and complex, the bulk of modern work is

Tackling the Future of Digital Trust—While It Still Exists – IEEE Spectrum

Last week, some 50 cybersecurity experts and observers took on a unique challenge: imagining a future in which bad things have happened in the digital world, and figuring out how to recover from them. The event, designed to help form solutions to problems before they happen, rather than in a panicked reaction afterwards Posted from WordPress for Android

Raspberry Pi 3 to sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE – first photos emerge • The Register

Raspberry Pi 3 to sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE – first photos emerge A Raspberry Pi 3 with onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) support has emerged today. The Model B Raspberry Pi 3 will be the first in the family of tiny cheap-and-cheerful ARM-powered computers to feature builtin wireless networking. Posted from

5G Coming Sooner, Not Later – IEEE Spectrum

Things are moving at blistering speed in the world of next-generation 5G mobile communications—even though many mobile users have still or only recently upgraded to 4G LTE communications, and even while 4G continues to evolve. Nevertheless, four of the telecom industry’s big hitters—Japan’s NTT Docomo, South Korea’s KT and SK Telecom, and Verizon in the

The Science Behind Leap Years And How They Work | IFLScience

Not only are leap years the result of millennia of mathematical work, they are also the consequence of rulers imposing their will on people’s day to day lives, and the gradual understanding of our place in the universe. Posted from WordPress for Android

UN panel bans lithium-ion battery shipments from passenger flights | Chips |

A UN panel has recommended that airlines ban all lithium-ion shipments from commercial flights. Why? Because batteries catch fire sometimes. A new packaging standard is expected in 2018 that might make batteries safe enough to be shipped on passenger planes again, but there’s no guarantee. Posted from WordPress for Android

Turing Robotics Drops Android And Sets Up Shop In Finland Amid Global Security Concerns | TechCrunch

California-based secure smartphone manufacturer Turing Robotics Industries announced that it will move manufacturing and its new global headquarter to the Finnish city of Salo. Turing’s decision is rooted in security concerns. “Finland’s Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications which safeguards confidentiality and privacy in telecommunications was the main reason behind TRI’s move