The smart home of 2015 has automated and remote-controlled air temperature, lighting, locks and myriad other must-haves – an evolution of inventions dating back to the early-20th century
At the beginning of the 1900s, the useful electrical devices that predate today’s smart home began gaining popularity. Proliferation of the electric typewriter, which was invented some 30 years earlier, for example, and the powered sewing machine set a trend in motion.
We can all see the effect of particularly assertive people getting what they want. But not all of us are like them; we might be people who think more deeply about consequences before pushing our agenda. How can we, the thinkers, be assertive and succeed?
It is perfectly possible to be both conscientious of others, and strong. Contrary to popular belief, these qualities coexist: there is every reason a person can act without harming others, while protecting their own interests. This can be applied to business, personal and family life, sports and games.
It's the weekend and Napster has you covered. Put on our huge playlist as you get ready for a big night!
We know it's been a long week and you're 'Ready For The Weekend', so we're here with the 'Uptown Funk' for your night out! Because just like the Black Eyed Peas know, tonight’s going to be a good night!
The nine-hour workday and five-day working week emerged as the norm in the 19th century but are still with us today in an age where instant international connectivity is taken for granted. This situation has to change and businesses must become more flexible and agile in the way they work if they are to catch up and keep pace with the ways in which the world is changing.
The Agile Future Forum - members of which include Lloyds Banking Group and many other organisations including BP, Ford, John Lewis and the UK Treasury - aims to help businesses make this shift, by sharing expertise and ideas.
Over the last couple of years, Plan Zheroes, an organisation focused on eliminating food wastage and helping the hungry, has set up a vital business social network that connects major retailers and the third sector. We can now take much more food before it is thrown out, and supply it to those in urgent need of nourishment.
Having worked for some time with phone-based processes, we decided an internet-based solution was necessary. In the past, when attempting to contact cafes and restaurants that have excess food, charities in need of food, and those in between transporting the items, extensive phone calls were necessary. When juggling literally tons of food, much of which would go off quickly, this was not a good enough solution.
Beauty business L’Oréal USA has its sights firmly set on the latest tech innovators, tapping into a different source from the norm.
The company wants to take fresh ideas from the very newest and youngest digital startups, in order to further the ways it works with tech while mentoring talented young people.
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