TomTom Touch Review

TomTom, the navigation and mapping company, entered the domain of GPS running watches four years ago. The Dutch company has infused its background and knowledge into its wearables, and produced some worthy products for athletes. But with its latest entry, the Tomtom Touch, it is taking on the much bigger casual fitness market.

5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution

Hundreds of companies around the globe, now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook, are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier. What explains this flurry of activity? Where may it be headed?

Apps are a ‘game-changer’ for Lucknow teenagers

The younger generation in Lucknow is growing up immersed in technology. They consume a lot of the web content through a wide range of apps available for various purposes. Gaming apps are found to be the most popular (67%) amongst Lucknow teens, followed by educational apps (59%) and instant messaging apps (58%).

Despite expectations of personalization, most shoppers don’t want to share data

Editor’s Note: Editor’s note: The following is the third installment in Retail Dive’s Consumer Survey, a six-part series examining the psyche of the American consumer and the evolving role of the brick-and-mortar store in the shopping journey. Check out all of our results on our landing page.

‘Free Fire’ Is Clever and Vigorous — Just Don’t Expect It to Be Smart

Ben Wheatley’s latest is Reservoir Dogs meets Smokin’ Aces minus any and all narrative ambition.

McDonald’s new secret sauce – you want digital with that?

It’s a long time since I’ve set foot inside a McDonald’s, despite being a burger fan. The rise of the self-styled gourmet burger chains has made the always-questionable allure of McDonald’s pale over the years. For Ronald McDonald’s business to thrive in the future, the firm is increasingly looking to digital as its secret sauce for growth.

New website aims to help young people enter the job market

A computer programmer from New Stevenston is launching a website and app to help young people find jobs. Following his graduation from Strathclyde University with a degree in computer science Chris Lawlor (22) was able to quickly find employment, but he knows many others are not so fortunate.

Mayfield’s Tim Chang to interview sci-fi author Eliot Peper at GamesBeat Summit 2017

Venture capitalist Tim Chang and science fiction novelist Eliot Peper will speak about the inspiration that happens between real-world tech and science fiction at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic.

SME profile: E-learning specialist aims to localise content

‘We go into corporate environments and help companies develop the training services they may already be providing and help them build custom e-learning content.’

Welcome to the Container Terminal Automation Conference

Today (April 19, 2017) marks the first day of the Container Terminal Automation Conference and the start of many discussions between thought leaders in the automation and training sectors of the port industry on best practices with regards to cutting-edge automation solutions

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments – EdSurge News

” You Can’t Make Movies Without China.” So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. film and production studios. The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses- from appliance makers to luxury resorts -are similarly entangled with Asian money.

Age-appropriate ‘safe’ content is taken from Nat Geo Kids, Sony & Amar Chitra: Shirsa

MUMBAI: Shirsa, a company specialising in enabling content publishers to engage-new age kids online and offline, has taken care of parental concerns on content and safety over internet and time spent on digital devices.

Squawk Squad to bring bird conservation to your fingertips

Native bird conservation could soon be as accessible as a push notification to your phone. Squawk Squad is an Auckland business that plans to use an app to connect people across the country to rat traps. Each time a trap kills a rodent a notification is sent to users who have contributed money the enterprise.

Fiji Sun

The Fiji National University (FNU) reaffirmed its dedication towards ensuring learning and teaching facilities it provides assists in the realisation of this significant goal. Speaking at the recent National Science and Technology Competition launch 2017, the FNU vice chancellor Professor Nigel Healey said the university takes its duty to the nation seriously.

Hiring activity has decelerated: Nasscom chief

Raman Roy says the focus of H-1B talks with the US will be on the value of India’s IT as a ‘net creator’ of jobs for Americans The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) recently appointed Raman Roy as its Chairman for 2017-2018.

[INTERVIEW] Indoor cycling game Zwift attracts Korean cyclists

Steve Beckett’s earliest memory of Seoul is of watching the Summer Olympics 100-meter men’s final between Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis in 1988 as a teen in northern England. Last week, the vice president of marketing and customer acquisition at Zwift, a popular online bicycle training platform, visited the site in person.

High school junior launches TagDat, an emoji-based local reviews app

Buffy Li was very patient when she took time off from her Spring Break to talk to me. Li, an 11th grader at Santa Cruz’s Kirby prep school, spent most of the week off coordinating the launch of her new app, TagDat.

6 Strategies to Create Digital Learning Success

Digital learning is more than a convenient, technology-based way to share information. With the right planning, it can be a cost-effective strategy to deepen workforce and leadership capabilities. Technology has changed the way corporate learning and leadership development happens across the globe. Organizations increasingly rely on digital learning for a portion of their leadership development and training needs.

EY creates app to give rugby fans enhanced interactive digital experience during the Lions Tour of New Zealand

The app combines EY’s capabilities in digital and analytics to deliver in-depth performance information gathered from individual players club and international level matches from the past two seasons. The analytics capability was delivered by EYC3 Business Solutions, which studied data from thousands of games and combined these results with expertise provided by international rugby legends Sir Ian McGeechan and , to develop a unique feature called “.”

#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency’s Johannesburg and Cape Town offices…

Reactions to a College Alternative: Debating the Merits of MissionU – EdSurge News

A for-profit startup recently launched what it calls an alternative to traditional college, that takes only one year to complete, is advised closely by big-name employers, and costs nothing at first, though students have to later pay back a portion of their incomes. What’s missing are the general-education curriculum and traditional liberal arts courses.

The Future of Video Marketing Is Now: The Case For Interactive Video

I read an article recently about the availability heuristic. It’s a psychological shortcut that causes us to prefer immediate (aka: available) information over alternative solutions that take a little bit longer to think of. Those who can break through the availability heuristic are the innovators in their field.

Top Secret: SMARTlab PhD Seminar Gathers Academics & Influencers in South West Kerry

By Rick Nassar, image above by Alan Landers, see more of his images here. Few weeks ago a group of ambitious PhD candidates journeyed to the end of Europe to a small vibrant town called Cahersiveen in County Kerry, Ireland.

Gaming is a bigger global industry than movies – but that’s not the story

Gaming is serious business. In 2016, the gaming industry was estimated to be close to $100 billion. In comparison, the global box-office sales (for movies) was less than $40 billion in the same year. Gaming used be a niche addiction for teenage boys. However, the average gamer today is a middle-aged 35 year old giving…

Get Schooled, DJ Khaled, and Viacom’s Major Keys Selected as Winner in the 9th Annual Shorty Awards for Best Social Good Campaign

Get Schooled, DJ Khaled, and Viacom’s Major Keys Selected as Winner in the 9th Annual Shorty Awards for Best Social Good Campaign

When Is An Accelerator Not An Accelerator? When It’s A Bakery For Innovation

In an ideal world, it should be straightforward. Sitting in one corner of the commercial ballroom we have cash-rich corporations. They’re are good at what they do, their investors love them and every year they report higher profits and revenues. They have one problem.

YinzCam, Cleveland Cavaliers Partner to Launch Augmented Reality App

April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Cleveland Cavaliers have added some outside shooting for the 2017 NBA Playoffs, thanks to YinzCam, the mobile app and software developer based in .

PokerStars new loyalty program will reduce Rakeback rewards by up to 85%

PokerStars has issued another loyalty program update with plans to reward moment by moment play rather than long term high volume input as well as unifying the scheme across all three products and brands. PokerStars is going all Eckhart Tolle on us after declaring their intention to move away from the old Rakeback model to one that rewards in the moment play.

How Sweet It Is: Workplace Wellness at Mars Inc.

Jason Morgan, senior manager for global health and wellbeing at Mars Inc., says wellness programs often fail because companies focus on having the “latest and greatest” rather than centering on how much support the initiative is getting from workers and leadership.

Penn Health professionals pitch med-free treatment tweaks

High-tech, minute-by-minute tracking and care management clearly can improve patients’ medical treatment and recovery, project presenters testified this week at the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s annual Innovator Accelerator Pitch Day. Better crunching of big data and small weans patients off feeding tubes and out of intensive-care units more quickly, and makes sure they’re getting enough nourishment.

Fuel Cycle’s new marketing product fuels customer data discovery – L.A. Biz

Fuel Cycle, which provides online community platforms for brands, has launched a new product called Fuel Discovery. The Los Angeles company enables businesses to build online experiences for their customers that include features from discussion boards and live chats to gamification and rewards management.

BOSS Magazine | How Hollywood is Marketing to Gen Z, and Why Your Company Should Follow Its Lead

If you are now just finally learning how to market and talk to millennials, you might have your work cut out for you with the next generation. Although it’s difficult to define an entire generation by just a handful of characteristics (this millennial is certainly tired of hearing about how lazy our generation is), this hyper-aware, multitasking, and entrepreneurial age group is where marketers should be focusing next.

Jacksonville State University | Faculty Spotlight: David Thornton

04/06/2017 Dr. David Thornton, an associate professor in the JSU Department of Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences, arrived at the university as an undergraduate in 1997. Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in computer science in 2001 and a Master of Science in computer science in 2003, he immediately landed a position as a full-time faculty member at his alma mater.

How Uber pulls its drivers’ psychological levers

Ride-hailing giant Uber rarely discusses internal matters in public. But in March, facing crises on multiple fronts, top officials convened a call for reporters in which the company announced that it would fix its troubled relationship with drivers.”We’ve underinvested in the driver experience,” a senior official said.

Dixons Carphone’s HoneyBee – what you need to know

But that looks set to change as it ramps up its focus on this division, which has been a work-in-progress for over three years, specifically its digital platform HoneyBee. The group’s ambitious boss Seb James believes his retail business can take on the likes of Amazon and win, by leveraging what makes it unique.

10 Shocking Statistics About Disengaged Employees

Employee disengagement is a looming issue in today’s global workforce that affects everything from company productivity to customer satisfaction. In order for companies to reverse, or better yet prevent the damaging effects of disengaged employees, there must be a constant emphasis placed on improving the 10 pillars of employee engagement, which accounts for things such as the relationship between employees and managers, overall happiness and wellness, company alignment, relationship with colleagues, etc.

The Future Workforce: An HR Road Map for Navigating Disruption – HR News

The nature of work is constantly evolving – that evolution driven by new programs, systems, products and technology. What’s behind the current wave of disruption? EY’s whitepaper Megatrends: The Upside of Disruption identifies three key forces that are upending traditional business models: technology, globalization and demographic change.

Gamified therapy software improves symptoms in children with SPD – Pharmaphorum

Digital health game developer Akili has revealed promising results for its Project EVO software in a pilot study investigating its use in children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction . SPD is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information gathered via the senses.

Uber Responds To NYT Criticisms | PYMNTS.com

Uber isn’t taking too kindly to some of the things The New York Times wrote about the rideshare leader’s practices.

Game Thinking wants to help product designers unlock their creativity

Amy Jo Kim is a famous game designer who helped fashion some wondrously creative works such as The Sims, Rock Band, and Covet Fashion. And now she is extracting what she calls “Game Thinking” from the process of making games, and she’s applying it to other kinds of product design.

How to Make an Exponential Business Model to 10X Growth

Leaders often encourage their teams to think big and be more disruptive-but to follow through, people need new tools. We believe that learning how to design exponential business models is a discipline all leaders and entrepreneurs can learn. So, how do you design exponential business models? What Is an Exponential Business Model?

3 ways the utility industry is mimicking startup mentality

The utility industry is constantly under pressure to do more with less. It needs to keep finding different ways to motivate energy consumers to save power. This is because today’s environmental and economic realities call for the energy efficiency industry and business leaders to engage with one another more than ever before.

Designing education for entrepreneurs

To design a programme that truly creates entrepreneurs means that some steps need to be taken in order to redefine the way we teach Apr 10, 2017-In recent years, perhaps one of the hottest debates in business has been whether entrepreneurs can be created and, in that respect, if someone can be taught to be an entrepreneur.

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

The secretive ride-hailing giant Uber rarely discusses internal matters in public. But in March, facing crises on multiple fronts, top officials convened a call for reporters to insist that Uber was changing its culture and would no longer tolerate “brilliant jerks.”

How Wearable Devices & Gamification Can Change Healthcare – Utah Business

While perhaps not as much a FitBit slave as many others, I too succumb to the thrall of the device. Something about hitting step goals, burning more calories than the day before, or rising to the top of my Fitbit friends list appeals to a primal pleasure center.

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