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Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 5:05 PM

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one." ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Reading makes you wiser. Reading makes you smarter. Reading makes you richer.

This is all true assuming one fact: you remember what...

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What's the Future of Wearable Tech now Google Glass is Out?

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 6:36 AM

What's the future of wearable technology now that Google Glass is out? I discuss how perhaps the term can mean more than computers in our glasses.

Google Glass has been pulled from product roll-out for reasons much speculated but perhaps like The Sun's Page 3, it will be back....

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The Gentleman's Guide to Surviving the Central Line in a Suit

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 3:32 AM

Between Liverpool Street and Oxford Circus deep underground is Dante's tenth circle of hell: the Central Line.

While many fashion journalists write about this Summer's must-haves and top-tips for men in suits: floral patterns, white cloths, jackets with shorts... few have considered the physical damage done to your sweat glands...

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New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 9:39 AM

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download...

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How YouTube Will Change and the Future of Video

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 4:42 AM

YouTube videos are starting to all look the same. Change and re-invention is due; motion graphics is the future.

Since YouTube was founded in 2005, the videos hosted on and created for it have undergone super fast change: From blurry Motorola captured happy slap snaps, to professionally scripted and edited...

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Wikipedia's New Text-Editor Will Change World History

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2013 | 12:25 PM

Wikipedia, the fount of all knowledge is set to become a pond of lies. In a few months a WYSIWYG text-editor is rolling out, making it easier to make changes to a Wikipedia page.

If you've ever tried editing a Wikipedia page, you'll know how confusing it...

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Tablets Galore: What Future Media Means for the Industry Journalists Love to Hate -- Public Relations

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 2:17 PM

Eight out of 10 printed publications will be digital-only in the next four years. What does this mean for the industry journalists love to hate, the industry in charge of influencing behaviour through words: Public Relations?

What does the future of Public Relations look like? Technology trends and corporate insights...

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Technology? I Prefer Black Soot

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 7:01 AM

Nick D'Aloisio received over a million dollars when he was just seventeen. Stephen Fry, Ashton Kutcher and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing gave it to him to build an app, Summly. Learning this, I was f*cked off.

Did he not read the unspoken rule: young people are not allowed...

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Free Christmas Stockings: Can It Be True?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 3:34 AM

After buying Champagne for breakfast, salmon bininies for whenever no one's looking, more sides than your table is physically capable of and so many presents you're surprised your wallet is still holding together, you realise to your horror that you've forgotten the Christmas stockings. Those little bastards that require an...

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Life Philosophy: It's a Question of Risk

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 3:55 PM

"Move fast and break things". "He who treads softly travels a thousand miles". Two philosophies, one destination. Which should you live by?

It's a bit like choosing a pension plan. You can either play it safe and invest your savings in index trackers and government bonds, or take out...

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The Future of YouTube Marketing: Lenovo Aims to 'Seize The Night'

(3) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 12:21 PM

Lenovo, the PC maker, recently implemented a new YouTube marketing strategy that is rapidly becoming a must-read case study for all business people. What makes their campaign different is that they gained hundreds of thousands of YouTube views and followers without doing any marketing at all. Instead, they got their...

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Remove the Bulge From Your Wallet: Introducing Kooki, the Loyalty Card App

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 2:01 PM

Is your wallet or purse bulging at the seams with receipts and loyalty cards? That's the problem which inspired Kartina Tjandra to create Kooki, a new app for the iPhone and Android that lets you put all those reward cards onto your mobile phone.

"It's a simple problem,...

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Review: Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

(9) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 12:48 PM

It's easy to get in the media. Just lie, cheat and bribe. That's what 25 year-old Ryan Holiday, author of Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator has revealed in this wildly controversial book.

Describing Gawker, Jezebel, Business Insider and...

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A Facebook Job Board Would Be Great for the Economy

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 11:45 AM

A Facebook Job Board would be good for the unemployed, good for the recruiters and great for the economy. A report from Nasdaq has stated that Facebook is set to release a job board this summer. Already, there are some job apps on Facebook such as BranchOut and...

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Has Rupert Murdoch Made Britain Stupid?

(6) Comments | Posted July 8, 2012 | 8:04 AM

London's most important event, Gay Pride, was on last Saturday but Rupert Murdoch's The Sun dedicated just 57 words to it. Instead, on the opposite side, they published a full-page 'interview' with a woman who "can't hear telly" because her neighbour, Susan Boyle, sings too loudly. The page after that is...

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100 Jobs in 60 Seconds: How-To

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 6:05 AM

Applying for jobs does not have to take so long. With the right planning and methodology, it is possible to apply for over 100 jobs in 60 seconds. By doing so, your chances are maximised and you're almost guaranteed responses. With 2.65 million unemployed people in the UK,...

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