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How management style impacts usefulness of employee data

How management style impacts usefulness of employee data

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pick one: A corporate culture that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, and teamwork A corporate culture that promotes competition A new study says you can’t have it both ways—especially in the current, data-centric climate. What do corporate culture and management style have to do with data? As it turns out, a lot. The study, co-conducted by […]

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How will the Internet of Things impact data center energy consumption?

How will the Internet of Things impact data center energy consumption?

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

140 billion kilowatt-hours. That’s the level of data center energy consumption that the United States should expect annually by 2020.  To put that in perspective, in 2013 (the most recent year for which data are available), every household in New York City combined used about a third of that amount. What’s driving the massive electrical demand in […]

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Mobile wayfinding goes indoors

Mobile wayfinding goes indoors

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

When’s the last time you pulled out a map to plan a route? How about stopping at a convenience store to ask for directions? Tech-free wayfinding is about as passé as the pay phone. Technological advancements have brought us from verbal directions to paper maps to printed out maps using services like MapQuest to portable navigation units […]

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New bike lock doubles as bike alarm

New bike lock doubles as bike alarm

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

You know those car alarms that drive you crazy in the middle of the night (or day), with their never-ending series of shrieks and beeps? Now there’s similar technology available for bikes! This is good news, though, for bike owners who want to deter thieves. Here’s how it works. A simple, U-shaped piece, the Noke […]

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Design team imagines business cards for superheroes

Design team imagines business cards for superheroes

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

It must be tough being a superhero. You have to save the world while concealing your identity and, in many cases, trying to project the image that you hold a typical 8-5 job. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, a design collective based in Brooklyn, are doing what they can to help out these poor superheroes. […]

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Stenciled lettering gets noticed

Stenciled lettering gets noticed

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot the average person probably doesn’t know about stencil typography. A few examples cited in this recent Co.Design article: It’s nothing new. In fact, it’s an ancient technique, dating back to the caveman days. Its use isn’t limited to any particular part of the world. It’s been found in prehistoric Chinese and Japanese […]

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