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100 GREAT Things About America | Happy 4th USA

 

It's time for a breather, America. Fire up the grill, ice down the drinks, and pop open that patio umbrella. Health care, the oil spill, Afghanistan, China, Elena Kagan and financial reform will all be waiting on Tuesday, July 6th. We promise. What won't be, though, is the chance to lean back and remember why we care enough about our country to spar over these things and in the end, remain united.

 

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Superyacht transforms into 'pleasure submarine''

 

From inside it looks like a swanky bachelor pad, kitted out with an abnormally large aquarium. But, this is no fashionable New York apartment, rather the latest in sub-aquatic luxury -- a cruise yacht that doubles up as a submarine.

 

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Technology News | Reuters

 

Uk Concludes It Can Mitigate Risk From Huawei Equipment Use In 5g: Ft

18 Feb 2019

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported https://on.ft.com/2DLcuFG on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

 

Germany To Extend Electric Company Car Tax Incentives:  Paper

17 Feb 2019

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars, he told a newspaper on Saturday, the government's latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles.

 

Exclusive: China Ride-hailing Giant Didi Plans Chile, Peru Launches To Take On Uber

17 Feb 2019

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.

 

 


 

Technology News | CNET

 

Wwe Elimination Chamber 2019: Start Time, How To Watch, Full Match Card And More     - Cnet

18 Feb 2019

Elimination Chamber is this weekend. Here's every confirmed match and participants.

 

Best Hdmi Cables For Your New 4k And Hdr Tv     - Cnet

18 Feb 2019

There's no reason to spend more than $10 for 6 feet, even with the most expensive TVs. Here's what we recommend.

 

Uk Concludes Using Huawei In 5g Is A Manageable Risk, Report Says     - Cnet

18 Feb 2019

That goes against US efforts to convince European allies to ban the Chinese supplier from 5G efforts due to espionage concerns.

 

 


 

Technology News | Wired

 

Opportunity Rover Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

18 Feb 2019

The internet also said "hello, again" to more government shutdown talk last week.

 

Digging Into Self-driving Data And More Car News This Week

18 Feb 2019

Plus: We bid adieu to the Airbus A380, Amazon makes a move, and we take a tour of the gear that keeps Nascar racers on the oval.

 

How The Brain Keeps Its Memories In The Right Order

18 Feb 2019

A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism.

 

 


 

Apple Hot News | Apple

 

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

27 Apr 2016

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. The company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “Our team executed extremely well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are very happy with the continued strong growth in revenue from Services, thanks to the incredible strength of the Apple ecosystem and our growing base of over 1 billion active devices.”

 

Final Cut Pro X Helps Small Company Delight World’s Biggest Clients

21 Apr 2016

When Trim Editing started creating music videos over a decade ago, just paying the rent was a huge accomplishment. Now, the small East London company is crafting award-winning visuals for big brands — like Audi, Nike, Adidas, and Guinness — propelled by the power of Final Cut Pro X. The video editing software’s comprehensive features allow Trim Editing to organize film and audio clips, pull together compelling projects, and make changes on the fly. “When I’m playing back an edit for a director, they’ll say, ‘Okay, let’s go and make those changes I talked about.’ I’ll say, ‘Oh, no, they’re already done,’ and we’ll jump back and watch it again. People can’t believe that I’ve magically done the change before we even finish playback,” says editor Thomas Grove Carter.

 

Apple Introduces 9.7-inch Ipad Pro

22 Mar 2016

Apple today introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which at just under one pound features a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider color gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode, and new True Tone display technology. The new iPad Pro also has a 64-bit A9X chip that rivals most portable PCs. “iPad Pro is a new generation of iPad that is indispensable and immersive, enabling people to be more productive and more creative. It’s incredibly fast, extremely portable, and completely natural to use with your fingers, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard. And now it comes in two sizes,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

 

 


 

Apple News | CNET News

 

Wwe Elimination Chamber 2019: Start Time, How To Watch, Full Match Card And More     - Cnet

18 Feb 2019

Elimination Chamber is this weekend. Here's every confirmed match and participants.

 

Best Hdmi Cables For Your New 4k And Hdr Tv     - Cnet

18 Feb 2019

There's no reason to spend more than $10 for 6 feet, even with the most expensive TVs. Here's what we recommend.

 

Uk Concludes Using Huawei In 5g Is A Manageable Risk, Report Says     - Cnet

18 Feb 2019

That goes against US efforts to convince European allies to ban the Chinese supplier from 5G efforts due to espionage concerns.

 

 


 

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Finding A Mentor

13 Feb 2019

People tend to look for mentors who are too far afield. A mentor who’s 20 or 30 years on in their career. I think this is misguided. I think most are far better off seeking mentorship from someone who’s just a little bit ahead of them. Someone who’s a year or so in front. Someone who just went through what you’re going through, not someone who went through it a decade ago. So if you’re starting a brand new business, talk to someone who started theirs a year ago. Or if you’re about to sign your first office lease, talk to someone who just signed theirs. Or if you’re about to hire your first employee, get advice from someone with a two-person company, not 200. I think there’s a good chance the advice will be more helpful. That’s not to say you can’t learn from an expert in their field, or that you shouldn’t trust anyone who’s been there done that years ago, but that I believe most of your advice should be relevant advice. And relevancy benefits from recency. Memories fade and myths form over time – the closer someone is to the actual events you’re asking them about, the more relevant the advice has a chance to be. Yes, history has much to teach us, but history also has much to trick us. Last week is a better predictor of this week than last decade would be.

 

The Mindset Shift Of A Manager

12 Feb 2019

Becoming a new manager isn’t merely a change in what you do — it’s a change in how you think. Becoming a manager for the first time is deceptively difficult. No matter how many  leadership books  you’ve read or conversations you’ve had with mentors — the transition to becoming a manager is precarious. Talk to any leader, and they’ll affirm this. “I was a terrible manager when I first started,” most will say. Myself included! This is because the change required to be a good new manager isn’t apparent from the outside looking in. You’re not truly aware of the change that’s needed in the role, until you’re actually in the role. So what change do you need to make as a new manager? From 15,000+ people we’ve surveyed through  Know Your Team  and thousands of conversations with managers in our  online community , the #1 consistent insight folks have shared is this: Becoming a new manager isn’t merely a change in what you do — it’s a change in how you think. When you become a manager, your responsibilities change and your daily schedule changes. But it’s your mindset that changes the most. The biggest change in thinking, as a new manager, is that your best work is not  you  doing your best work. Your best work is creating an environment for others  to do their best work. You don’t think about, “Am I moving fast enough?” Instead, you now contemplate, “Am I removing obstacles so my team can move fast enough?” You don’t consider, “Do I know the answer to this?” Instead, you ask yourself, “What am I doing to help my team become experts and find the answer?” Becoming a good manager starts with how you think, not what you do. Shift your mindset, and the actions follow. This shift in mindset, while seemingly obvious, is both substantial and hard to internalize. What previously indicated “success” for you as an individual contributor doesn’t indicates success anymore. No longer do you pat yourself on the back when someone says, “Great work” or “I love what you did here”. As a manager, the small bump of validation happens when someone says: “Now I understand,” “Thank you for listening,” or “I’m excited to work on this.” The small wins change when you’re a manager. This shift doesn’t happen overnight. We have to disregard the prior experiences of we were rewarded for as an individual contributor. We have to reconfigure our default settings of behavior that got us to where we are now. But if you can embrace this mindset shift as quickly as possible, your ability to become a good manager exponentially increases. You don’t have to wait til you’re in the thick of everything, as a manager, to know what you must change. Now you know: You must change your thinking, first. Claire is the CEO of Know Your Team – software that helps you become a better manager. Her company was spun-out of Basecamp back in 2014. If you were interested, you can read more of Claire’s writing on leadership on the Know Your Team  blog .

 

Basecamp Turns 15

07 Feb 2019

Yesterday, February 5th, was Basecamp ‘s 15th birthday. As a company we’ve been around for 20 years (we used to be called 37signals), but one random Thursday back in 2004 marked the beginning of Basecamp, the product. And we launched it right here in this post on this very blog, Signal vs. Noise. The blog looked a lot different then, but the spirit’s the same. And here’s a link to the original home page , as well. The comments are especially interesting to read after all these years. They give you insight into what a launch is like – uncertainty, “I needs” and immediate feature requests, doubt, praise, questions, etc. Every launch is a mixed bag of emotions and opinions. Ours, potential customers, lovers, haters, etc. But that’s what makes it exciting! No one really knows what’s going to happen. Launch day is the easiest day you’ll ever have – it only gets harder from there on out. There are so many people to thank. Our 100,000 paying customers, our incredible crew who’ve put in over a million collective hours developing the product, supporting our customers, and keeping the machine humming. It’s truly a continued honor to get to work with such bright, interesting, talented, thoughtful, and kind human beings. But let’s also recognize that we have luck and fortuitous timing to thank. They are a large part of our success. I didn’t used to think luck played a part. I didn’t believe in timing. It’s easy for your ego to dismiss those things as something you didn’t need because you’re so fucking good . Probably not. Of course I was younger and dumber back then. I’ve since learned that luck and timing play an outsized role in anyone’s success. No need to hide from that. It doesn’t make you less of a person, or less of an entrepreneur, to admit you rode the wave of luck. So, here’s to continued luck! Let’s make it another 15, 20, 25 Thank you everyone. Psst: We’re hoping luck and timing come together again later this year.

 

 

 

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