In the world of The Sims 4, life is a lighthearted cartoon. You can die of laughter and turn into a ghost. You can sleep with characters, but it's not sex: instead, "Woohooing" happens out of sight, all giggles and hearts. For some people, The Sims 4 doesn't go far enough in its portrayal of intimacy. (NSFW warning!)
The recent United Airlines debacle shows the worst side of overselling flights. There's the grossly oversold flights to begin with, the complete refusal to entertain any thought of the airline taking a hit as a result of its stuff-up, and then the heinous communications afterwards. But it doesn't have to be that way. There's a smart way to do it, and it's a method that can benefit many other businesses as well.
Yesterday, The New York Times went deep into some of Uber's shady business practices. In the article, one small section revealed that one service we've talked about extensively over the years, Unroll.me, has been mining and selling off your email data, and Uber used that data to gain intelligence on Lyft.
As you read this, I should be somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, en route to Las Vegas. I'll be attending SuiteWorld. This is NetSuite's annual event where the company shares what's new, gets customers to tell their stories and tells us what's we can expect from their cloud-based business software in the coming year.
User interface design is hard, but we've been getting better at it over the years to the point where even a thermostat is easy to use. Automakers, however, seem to have their heads in the sand, taking their design inspiration for their infotainment consoles from old Winamp skins instead of any type of modern interface.
One of the side effects of the Trump campaign and presidency is an expanded understanding of the power social media has. In a number of tweets, President Trump not only set parts of the political agenda but also altered the value of large companies such as Boeing and influenced international relations. And while many large companies have had social media policies I think it's time to take another look at them and reconsider what an effective social media policy and strategy looks like, and what an ineffective social media plan looks like.
Now that Australian ISPs are officially required to collect metadata about customers communications, you may need to take online privacy into your own hands — and VPNs are the best way to do it.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) software effectively encrypts your online activity to help you surf the web free from the prying eyes of eavesdroppers. VPNs come in all shapes and sizes with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a look.
With USB-C emerging as the new standard for connecting just about everything to your portable computer, the big challenge is both the number of ports and connecting legacy devices. While there are many docking station solutions around, many of those are too large for mobile workers. The Belkin USB-C 4-Port Mini Hub is about half the size of a deck of cards and provides two USB-A and two USB-C ports from a single USB-C connection.
As part of my project to find a perfect Windows 10 device for me, I'm currently testing a Dell XPS 13. I'm not going to pre-empt my review as it's still a work in progress. But The Dell, MacBook and several other systems on the market have decided to put all their eggs in the USB-C basket. And that's proving to be an epic pain with suitable devices, cables and other peripherals still relatively hard to get.
A Youtube user named wermy managed to put RetroPie into an Altoids tin a while ago, but he was reluctant to open it up and show everyone because of all the ugly, visible wires inside. Now he's back with a new & improved version, thanks to 3D printing, and it looks pretty enough for him to show us its guts.
Med School Insiders has a video on getting enough sleep while dealing with the very demanding schedule of someone early in their medical career. It's a field notorious for early starts and long hours, so what's successful for them is probably worth listening to for anyone needing a little more spring in their step.