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Does The Layout Of Your Office Interfere With Your Workflow?

“Nothing says three-day-weekend has ended like HEARING SOMEONE CLIPPING THEIR DAMN NAILS FROM THE NEXT CUBE OVER,” my friend wrote in a status update this morning. I don’t think he knows how lucky he is to have a cubicle.


What Kinds Of Apps Will The Kids Of Tomorrow Use After Snapchat Dies?

Today we learned that the only person in the office excited about Microsoft’s Outlook updates was one of the youngest amongst us. Who can predict what the kids today will be into? More importantly for our purposes, what will the youth of tomorrow be using social tech for?


Have You Ever Had A Computer-Based Dream?

The other day I woke up convinced that Gawker Media management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this ever happened to you?


How Can You Kick A Bad Habit?

Yesterday, Alissa Walker addressed our reliance on the bottled water industry and mentioned many different ways to quaff your thirst. Other habits that are harmful to ourselves or the environment often don’t come with ready-made alternatives. So how do you break a nasty habit?


What Technology Do You Use Every Day That You Could Live Without?

Modern society is completely boxed-in by technology. It’s everywhere — in our pockets, in our lightbulbs, even our gardens. It makes our lives easier and we love it, but do you ever wonder if we really need all of it?

Today, let’s take a step back and have a quick reality check — what piece of modern technology do you use or interact with every single day of your life that you could stand to give up? Maybe you don’t need a tablet and a smartphone. Maybe that Apple Watch is a little redundant. Maybe your house has too many “things” on the internet. How would your life be different without them?


What's The Worst Email Your Boss Ever Sent You?

“That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are,” Tesla overlord Elon Musk wrote to an employee who missed a work event because his child was being born. JFC. Can you top this?


What Tech Terms Need To Die?

Technology creates amazing new advances that make our lives easier. It’s also a wellspring of dumbass words. Let’s talk about the latter for a second.


What's The Worst 'Bill Shock' You've Ever Experienced From A Telco?

Ron Dorff, 83, uses dial-up to connect to the internet as one of AOL’s 2.2 remaining customers. In the space of two months, he racked up $US24,000 in AT&T charges when his modem erroneously dialled an international number to get online. What’s the most ridiculous bill you’ve received from a telecommunications provider?


How Many Operating Systems Run In Your House?

Between phones, tablets, laptops, media centres, smart home devices and whatever other technology is scattered around your home, there are likely multiple operating systems in your life. But how many, exactly?


What Makes You Block Someone? 

People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the “Block” button on social media?