The Role of Tech in Workplace Mental Health

Mental health has been at the center of a lot of discussions in the past few years, largely due to an increasing awareness on issues such as depression and anxiety. In fact, here in California, the number of adults who have received mental health services through Medi-Cal increased by 50% from 2012-2015. But these issues not only affect workers; they also impact employers who have to deal with challenges such as low employee morale and absences. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than $200 billion is spent…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Not Coming to Nintendo Switch

The sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is unlikely to be ported over to the Switch. CD Projekt Red’s John Mamais confirmed this, although he did, however, leave a sliver of hope that the game will eventually come over to Switch. He cited the case of The Witcher 3, which CD Projekt Red was able to port over to Switch this October — 4 years after it was initially released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. “Who would have thought a game like The Witcher 3 would be possible on…

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More than Just a Trend: How AI is Reshaping Fashion and Beauty

In fashion, AI has first been embraced by big brands such as Amazon, Adidas, and Zara. Adidas, for instance, has voice-assisted in-store robots, while competitors are now following Zara after it partnered with Jetlore for a consumer behavior prediction platform. Zara’s aim to create “full integration between store and online stock rooms” is becoming an industry trend. Across the fashion world, consumer-facing AI solutions have been focused on improving personalisation and customer experience. But AI has also crept into supply chain optimisation, inventory management, and other aspects of production. H&M…

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What’s in Store for the Stock Market this 2019?

It was a roller coaster ride for the stock market in 2018 as investors had to deal with extreme volatility brought about by a global economic slowdown, political issues, inflation worries, and monetary policy debates. Now that a New Year has arrived, traders are looking for clues about how the stock market might fare. The biggest concern is whether 2018’s events will carry over to this year, or if brighter things will emerge from their aftermath. That said, let’s take a look at some of the top predictions for what’s…

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4 Great Money Resolutions for Americans in 2019

Regardless of what kind of resolutions you have in mind for 2019, it’s always helpful to include a financial plan that isn’t particularly difficult to maintain throughout the year. After all, resolutions revolving around greater savings, better financial preparation, or smarter money management in general are always welcome changes — and what better time to begin than today? So if you have yet to start a new financial habit, take a look at some of these great money ideas: Start an Emergency Fund Emergencies may come in different, unwanted forms:…

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5 Reasons Why LeBron and the Cavs Will Turn It Around

During the preseason, 34 out of the 44 NBA experts voted on ESPN’s annual summer forecast and picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Eastern Conference. This was despite the uncertainties surrounding franchise cornerstone Kyrie Irving better known as Uncle Drew. The corresponding analysis by ESPN Stats & Info guru Micah Adams notes that the Cavs will likely still have enough even if Uncle Drew were to be traded. Irving was traded in the end to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas (an all-star last year), Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic,…

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Taking great photographs through your smartphone lenses

Taking great photographs through your smartphone lenses As mobile devices become equipped with powerful camera features and lenses, it is not surprising to know that mobile photography continues to blossom. Research released by Mitek System showed that one in every three Millenials surveyed in the United States wants to communicate to others by snapping mobile photos. The study also revealed that the increasing number of smartphone ownership has also paved the way to this trend. Evan Blackwell of walsworthyearbooks.com discussed the basics about exploring the world of iPhoneography, where he…

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Technology to Keep Commuters Happy

Not too long ago, consumers had to either fall in line or call a travel agent to book their trips. But, thanks to new advancements in technology, booking a flight, cruise, train or even a trip on a bus is now more convenient. In fact, 90% of people living in urban areas use public transport on a regular basis. It also shows that 3 out of 4 people believe that electronic ticketing (e-ticketing) would make travelling easier. Aside from providing convenient booking services, technology offers passengers an access to real-time…

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Salespod: Mobilizing Your Sales Operations

Targeting salespersons within the SME (Small Medium Enterprise) segment, the Salespod mobile application is a workforce management tool for outside sales and merchandising operations. Available for Android and iOS platforms, the app enables the managers to remotely track and to interact with their on-field sales representatives. With the app, supervisors can send promotional materials, group SMS, and updated price lists to their sales team. In turn, field representatives can feed their boss with real-time information such as product updates and/or complaints. Below, we’ll discuss the various features of the collaborative…

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Is Your Business Cloud-Ready? [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Giving you quick access to your most important files and documents, Cloud computing services have shown great benefits for entrepreneurs and marketers on the go. It allows them to continue work productivity on their mobile devices even if they’re away from their office PCs and laptops. Apple’s iCloud comes with built-in Cloud apps such as the Calendar, Mail and iTunes. There are also services such as DropBox that allows you to share large files faster to your colleagues and teams. Based on the study released by Gartner, 30 percent…

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