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Working from home: the five golden rules

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Yahoo's new boss has banned working from home. But, says one expert, homeworking can benefit both employees and employers - as long as you follow a few simple guidelinesYahoo's new boss, Marissa Mayer, has just ordered her employees back to the office, issuing an edict that will ban them from...
Working from home: the five golden rules

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

We’ve seen the killer mobile browser, and you’ll never believe who built it

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Everyone knows it, but few people acknowledge it: Mobile web browsers absolutely suck. Technologists are launching commercial space flights, mapping the human genome, and building flexible computer displays, yet we still haven’t figured out the right way to use a browser on a small device with crap connectivity. That’s...
We’ve seen the killer mobile browser, and you’ll never believe who built it
Adrian Grenier and his beer startup Churchkey crack open morning brews

Wearable computing: How technology will soon be stitched into our lives

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Artifact wearable technology designer Jennifer Darmour at the office with her Jawbone and Nike+ Fuelband. This garment, designed by Darmour, can track your body’s movements and improve your Pilates performance. Photo via Leo Lam. Ah, wearable computing. Whether it’s geeky wristbands you can wear in the shower or the Seattle...
Wearable computing: How technology will soon be stitched into our lives
The Smartwatch Battle Is On: What An Apple, Google, And Samsung Smartwatch Means For You (AAPL, GOOG, SNE)

Manchester's FutureEverything conference – day one

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Tom Midlane is covering the north's huge festival of ideas for the Guardian Northerner. He's halfway through - and reeling with mind-expanding notions, new technology and a Buddhist urban meditation appA mecca for creatives, media professionals and tech-geeks, FutureEverything has ballooned from modest origins into an internationally-acclaimed festival of ideas...
Manchester's FutureEverything conference – day one
Mobile phones and social networks are turning us into a bunch of whiners
Storylane wants to be your newest blogging platform
Selfless Portraits: Strangers Draw Each Other's Facebook Profile Pics, For Better or Worse

Photos From Adrian Grenier's Launch Party For His Hipster Beer Company

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Life is imitating art for Adrian Grenier. Nearly a year after his "Entourage" character Vince backed his buddy's Avión tequila line alongside Mark Cuban on the HBO show, Grenier is launching a real-life beer company of his own. But Grenier's new venture is a less about models popping bottles in...
Photos From Adrian Grenier's Launch Party For His Hipster Beer Company
Samsung Galaxy S III announced for Canada with 2GB of RAM, 1.5GHz dual-core processor

William Moggridge, Design Innovator, Dies at 69

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William Moggridge, who died on Saturday at 69, was not only the designer of that first laptop; he is also widely viewed as a father of the field of interaction design, a discipline that focuses on improving the human experience of digital products....
William Moggridge, Design Innovator, Dies at 69
Why big data might be more about automation than insights

PanaCast Video Conferencing System Shows Panorama is Good for More Than Photos

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If you’ve ever had to dial into a video conference for work, you know what a painful experience it can be. Staring at the back of people’s heads and struggling to see presentation materials doesn’t make for a fun time. But one company is hoping to change that by thinking...
PanaCast Video Conferencing System Shows Panorama is Good for More Than Photos

Rewind Radio: 99% Invisible

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US public service radio, available in Britain via internet podcasts, makes some of our homegrown documentaries seem juvenile99% Invisible (99percentinvisible.org)I am all excited because this week I can tell you about a fantastic podcast that I've recently discovered, which is my new top-of-the-toppermost favourite listening thing. Have you heard 99%...
Rewind Radio: 99% Invisible
Data Centers: Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center

Facebook acquires Storylane, a story-telling platform

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Facebook is buying Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup Storylane in what is a talent-oriented acquisition. Storylane wanted to become a new kind of story-telling platform much like Evan Williams’s Medium and Rebel Mouse. “We’re trying to build this library of human experience,” said founder Jonathan Gheller in an interview with my colleague Eliza...
Facebook acquires Storylane, a story-telling platform
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