How to Create a Professional Logo Free with DesignEvo Logo Maker

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Slack Hopes Its AI Will Keep You from Hating Slack

The fastest-growing business app is relying on machine-learning tricks to fend off a deluge of messages—as well as competition from Facebook and Microsoft.

If you work at one of the 50,000 companies that pay to use Slack for workplace collaboration, you probably spend hours on it, swapping information, bantering, and sharing files with your colleagues. It’s a casual, flexible way to interact—you tap out brief messages in group chat rooms (called channels) instead of sending e-mail, and it feels more like a smartphone app than typical office software.

But while it can be an efficient way to collaborate, keeping up with Slack can become a full-time task, particularly when you return from a few days away and find thousands of status updates, scattered across dozens of channels. Slack estimates that the average user sends 70 messages per day. How can you know which are must-reads and which can be skipped?

Slack’s solution: artificial intelligence. In early 2016, the startup hired Stanford-trained computer scientist Noah Weiss to make the platform smarter and more useful. Over the past year and a half, Weiss’s group has used machine learning to enable faster, more accurate information searches within Slack and identify which unread messages are likely to matter most to each user. Eventually, Weiss aims to make Slack function like your ruthlessly organized, multitasking assistant who knows everything that’s going on and keeps you briefed on only the most salient events.

Noah Weiss is head of Slack’s AI team, the Search, Learning, and Intelligence group.

Slack says its platform, which launched publicly in 2014, is the fastest-growing business application ever, with more than six million daily active users. The company also predicts it will be bigger in the workplace than e-mail by 2025.

But e-mail is not its only competition. Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, with their large existing user bases, have all released office collaboration tools in the last 15 months. Microsoft says that 125,000 organizations use Microsoft Teams, its group-chat platform, which is bundled free with some Office 365 plans. Facebook says that more than 30,000 organizations, including Walmart, use its Workplace by Facebook service. (These numbers aren’t directly comparable to Slack’s 50,000, though, since neither Microsoft nor Facebook would say how many daily users their platforms have, while Slack wouldn’t say how many organizations use the free version of its service.)

These chat products deliver not only steady revenues from monthly and annual service fees, but also troves of data that show how people interact within companies and what types of files and applications they use to get work done. Slack’s larger competitors also see an opportunity to increase usage of their existing software. “Companies like Microsoft will tie these tools in with their other enterprise-wide platforms,” such as Office 365, says Jeffrey Treem, an expert on communication technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. “All of these large technology companies are pursuing this same space because it’s a very rich market.”

Slack is not worried. “We think we have a bunch of important advantages, among them traction in the market, sharp focus, and a really deep understanding of our users,” says CEO and cofounder Stewart Butterfield.

The work graph

To understand how Slack intends to improve work through AI, I visited the company’s New York office, where the team is based. The space, at the edge of Manhattan’s East Village, is an eclectic mix of Zen-like décor (tall green fronds planted among polished stones) and cartoon kitsch (flat-screen monitors broadcasting emoji animal faces).

The team gives members balloons to celebrate their anniversaries with the company.

Weiss built the 19-person group by recruiting engineers, designers, and product managers from companies like Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, many from big-data projects. He boasts a similar résumé: one of his first jobs, after studying computer science and economics at Stanford, involved developing display ads at Google. Later, he became a product manager there. After three years, Weiss moved to the startup Foursquare, where he led the product analytics team. It suggested local businesses to users based on the way they explored their neighborhoods.

At Slack, Weiss is applying what he learned at Google and Foursquare to refine search queries and give people recommendations when they open the app. The work incorporates multiple AI methods, including different types of machine learning and natural-language processing.

Some of the technology is already live. One feature shows which people within a company talk about particular topics most often in Slack and where those discussions take place. The information, which appears when users conduct searches in Slack, is meant to pinpoint subject experts so people can direct questions to their most knowledgeable and accessible colleagues. Another feature, added last year, evaluates all of a user’s unread messages, across all Slack channels; highlights up to 10 of the ones its algorithms deem most important; and presents them in a single list.

Slack is using machine-learning algorithms to highlight the most important messages you missed while away from the platform.


Both innovations rely on a data structure that Weiss calls the “work graph.” It essentially looks at companies that use Slack and analyzes how the people within them are interrelated, where in the app their discussions are taking place, and what topics are being discussed. If the term sounds familiar, it’s because Google and Facebook have similar structures—the “knowledge graph” and the “social graph,” respectively. But while Google studies public data and Facebook promotes the idea of a single, global network of relationships, Slack thinks of the work graph as specific to each company—a representation of how work is structured within it.

The work graph emerges mainly through a type of machine-learning algorithm called collaborative filtering, which predicts a person’s interests and preferences by collecting information about those of many other people. For example, when people start using Slack, the algorithms will look at the channels they’ve joined, who is active in them, and where else those people are active, in order to suggest several more channels to the new users.

“We’ve spent a lot of time building models that understand what you care about and what content you interact with,” says Jerry Talton, who helps lead the team’s technical work. “In the future, we’ll take that same understanding and apply it to content you don’t know about that could make you better at your job.”

Keeping an eye on you

Another Slack goal is to help management keep a better eye on its employees. One of the team’s newest initiatives crunches data to construct online dashboards that give executives a bird’s-eye view of how employees are interacting, which topics are trending, and how sentiment changes over time.

“You’d be able to see what your European set of offices are paying attention to versus your U.S. set of offices, or what people who have long tenure at your company are paying attention to versus people who are really new,” Weiss says. Slack is still working out the details—it is unclear, for example, whether companies will be able to access data from the past 24 hours or just the most recent week or weeks—but the AI team plans to roll it out in the near future.

The very idea of “organizational insight” analyses shows how far Slack has come from its early days, when it was regarded as a startup beloved by other startups but out of sync with the demands of large companies. Two years ago, Slack’s biggest customer had just a few thousand employees. Today it has more than a dozen customers with more than 10,000 active users, and a few customers with more than 50,000. These corporations can generate millions of messages a day.

But does mining employee communications invade their privacy? Weiss says his team hopes to assuage concerns by parsing activity only in public Slack channels (rather than the private ones where people can conduct confidential conversations). He also says Slack won’t turn on the feature unless companies request it.

Still, employees may balk, particularly if they think they will get assessed on the basis of how active or popular they are on Slack. Adam Waytz, who researches social psychology and ethics at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, thinks the feature sounds invasive. “Given the increasing public unease about employers’ control over their employees’ lives and what gets said at work, this product could result in backlash or paranoia,” he says.

Slack also needs to gain trust for its existing AI features. “AI can be tremendously beneficial in matching the right people with the right information to do the right tasks, but it’s not a perfect solution,” says Treem, the University of Texas communications professor. “If you were relying on algorithms to get you the most important messages and you find out a week later that you missed something particularly important, you’re going to lose confidence in Slack’s ability to do what you need it to do.”

To gauge user satisfaction with its new tools, Slack includes thumbs-up, thumbs-down, and “dismiss” buttons with each message its algorithms highlight. It uses this feedback to refine the algorithms.

Early statistics seem promising. Weiss says algorithm tweaks by the AI team last year made searches 50% more successful, and also made people 30% more likely to accept suggestions about new Slack channels to join. If all goes as planned, the intelligence layer the team is building on top of Slack will morph into a digital assistant that can make people more productive.

Butterfield, the Slack CEO, sees AI as a long game. “I think what we have right now is good,” he says. “In a couple of years, it will be very good. In about five years, it will be excellent. And in 10 years it will be impossible to work without it.”

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be allowed to remain in the country without fear of deportation and able to work, under an executive action the Obama administration announced on Friday.

Administration officials said the president used existing legal authority to make the broad policy change, which could temporarily benefit more than 800,000 young people. He did not consult with Congress, where Republicans have generally opposed measures to benefit illegal immigrants.

The policy, while not granting any permanent legal status, clears the way for young illegal immigrants to come out of the shadows, work legally and obtain driver’s licenses and many other documents they have lacked.

“They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper,” President Obama said in announcing the new policy in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. He said he was taking “a temporary stopgap measure” that would “lift the shadow of deportation from these young people” and make immigration policy “more fair, more efficient and more just.”

Under the change, the Department of Homeland Security will no longer initiate the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the United States before age 16, have lived here for at least five years, and are in school, are high school graduates or are military veterans in good standing. The immigrants must also be not more than 30 and have clean criminal records.

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Young people, who have been highly visible and vocal activists despite their undocumented status, have been calling on Mr. Obama for more than a year to stop deporting them and allow them to work. Many of them were elated and relieved on Friday.


Arlete Pichardo, left, on Friday with other immigrant students graduating from U.C.L.A.CreditJonathan Alcorn/Reuters

“People are just breaking down and crying for joy when they find out what the president did,” said Lorella Praeli, a leader of the United We Dream Network, the largest coalition of illegal immigrant students.

Republicans reacted angrily, saying the president had overstepped his legal bounds to do an end run around Congress. Some Republicans accused Mr. Obama of violating the law. “The president’s action is an affront to the process of representative government by circumventing Congress and with a directive he may not have the authority to execute,” said Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It seems the president has put election-year politics above responsible policies.”

In many ways, the president’s move was a clear play for a crucial voting bloc in states that will decide whether he gets another term. It also held the potential for considerable payoff.

The action was the first measure by Mr. Obama that offers immediate relief to large numbers of illegal immigrants, in contrast to smaller steps the administration had taken that were intended to ease the impact of deportations but in practice had little effect. During the three years of his term, Mr. Obama has deported more than 1.1 million immigrants, the most by any president since the 1950s.

“Now let’s be clear: this is not an amnesty,” Mr. Obama said in the Rose Garden, anticipating the Republican response. “This is not a path to citizenship. It is not a permanent fix.”

The group of illegal immigrants that will benefit from the policy is similar to those who would have been eligible to become legal permanent residents under the Dream Act, legislation that Mr. Obama has long supported. An effort by the White House to pass the bill in late 2010 was blocked by Republicans in the Senate. Mr. Obama called on Congress again Friday to pass that legislation.

The president was facing growing pressure from Latino leaders and Democrats who warned that because of his harsh immigration enforcement, his support was lagging among Latinos who could be crucial voters in his race for re-election.


Milca Calymayor, right, was part of a protest on deportations on Friday in Los Angeles.CreditKevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Illegal immigrants said the new policy would make a major difference in their lives. As students, when they graduate from high school, they often cannot go on to college because they are not eligible for financial aid and must pay higher tuition rates. If they do succeed in graduating from college, regardless of their academic accomplishments, they cannot be legally employed in the United States or obtain driver’s or professional licenses.

The Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research group in Washington, estimated on Friday that as many as 1.4 million immigrants might be eligible for the new measure. The vast majority are Latinos, with about 70 percent born in Mexico. Many of the students live in states that could be pivotal for Mr. Obama’s re-election prospects, including Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico.

Nationally, a Pew Center survey in December found that 91 percent of Latinos supported the Dream Act.

For immigrants who come forward and qualify, Homeland Security authorities will use prosecutorial discretion to grant deferred action, a reprieve that will be valid for two years and will have to be renewed. Under current law, that status allows immigrants to apply for work permits.

In a memorandum issued Friday referring to the students, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano instructed all enforcement agents to “immediately exercise their discretion, on an individual basis, in order to prevent low-priority individuals from being placed into removal proceedings.”

But Homeland Security officials said they would begin accepting requests from immigrant students in 60 days, leaving time to prepare procedures to handle the huge response they expect.

Representative Steve King, Republican of Iowa, who is an outspoken critic of illegal immigrants, said he would bring a lawsuit against the White House to stop the measure.



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Richard W. Stevenson on the political implications of President Obama’s announcement.

By Ben Werschkul on Publish DateJune 15, 2012. Watch in Times Video »

White House officials said they chose Friday for the policy shift because it is the 30th anniversary of a Supreme Court decision, Plyler v. Doe, that effectively established that all children, regardless of immigration status, were entitled to public education through high school.

Immigrant student leaders praised Mr. Obama, saying his action should convince other students that advocacy could be effective, even for immigrants without legal status. Although the reprieve is temporary, the leaders said they expected that the majority of students would seize the opportunity to work and come out into the open.

“We’ve done away with the fear,” said Gaby Pacheco, 27, an Ecuadorean-born immigrant who was among the first in a wave of students in recent years who “came out” to declare publicly that they were in this country illegally.

Mr. Obama also received praise from Democratic lawmakers, including the Hispanic Caucus in the House and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the second-highest Democrat in the Senate who is the leading author of the Dream Act. Mr. Durbin first proposed in April 2010 that the president should grant deferred action to young students.

Over the past two months Mr. Durbin and other top Democrats, including Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, have quietly urged Mr. Obama to do something significant to help immigrant students.

Maricela Aguilar, 21, who was born in Mexico and lives in Wisconsin, said she was in Los Angeles with a group of students when the news came of the new policy.

“We were all watching and listening and screaming out in joy,” she said. Ms. Aguilar graduated last month from Marquette University, but feared she would never find work professionally.

Some students were cautious, recalling that Mr. Obama had promised them help before. “We don’t want to get too excited,” said Daniela Alulema, 25, an illegal immigrant from Ecuador who is a leader of the New York State Youth Leadership Council. “We hope that what was announced will be implemented and will actually help our community.”

Correction: June 22, 2012 
An article on Saturday about the Obama administration’s new policy allowing some younger immigrants to avoid deportation and obtain work permits misstated part of the age qualifications established by the new rule. It applies to people who came to the United States as children and were no more than 30 years old — not “under 30 years old” — at the time the policy was changed by the administrative action last week. The error also appeared on Sunday and on Monday in articles about the new policy.


What to Do When New Office Tech Doesn’t Fit Old Tech

So you got a flashy new device over the holidays only to find out that it is so new that none of your other tech can actually work with it. Unless you’re dealing with a deep seeded software incompatibility (such as Mac or PC only device), there is probably some sort of work around, so keep calm and turn your technology off and then on again.

First, before you even Google for an answer, did you try turning all your devices off and back on again? Seriously, try it. A simple reboot fixes so many of technology’s problems. If so, your next step should be to consult the internet and simply ask in a Google search why your new and old devices aren’t playing nice. For just about every tech-related problem out there, someone before you has not only experienced it, there’s a good chance they’ve blogged about the solution they found.

Below, you can read about a couple different general solutions to making new and old tech work together.


If it’s a matter of not being able to make a physical wired connection between new and old devices, you may just need an adapter, or two. Fortunately, the internet makes it easy to find adapters of every variety at rather cost effective prices.

A common example of an adapter saving the day involves individuals purchasing their first Apple laptop and expecting to be able to seamlessly hookup to their large desktop monitors. Because Apple laptops do not come with typical monitor ports, an adapter is required.

Update or Upgrade the Old Tech

If adapters are too inconvenient, or defeat the purpose of, or aren’t available for, the new tech you purchased, you may want to consider upgrading your old tech too. But before you go throwing it away, check to see if there is a firmware or software update for the older tech that might make everything better.

Despite what some old curmudgeonly idiom would have you believe, even if a piece of tech isn’t broken, that doesn’t mean it can’t be replaced by newer, better, tech. After all, when tech fails it can be catastrophic, and as such, you’re probably better off replacing old tech before it fails.

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    Another great resource, but not a blog, are the webcast at It strives to be the CNN of tech.

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    I don’t like this list at all. Everyone knows these blogs; of course they’re going to be on the list – they’re on EVERY list. This has gotten old real fast!!!

    In my opinion, the best tech blogs are the ones by regular old people like most of you and me. These blogs don’t get the credit they deserve because people only want to stick to the sites listed above (which most of the time recycle news and post about the same things).

    Let’s give the “little people” some love huh? The sites above get enough buzz, press, mentions, whatever you want to call it!!

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    Appatic –
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    ToMuse –
    She Geeks –
    How-To Geek –
    Tech-Recipes – –
    App Storm –
    The Next Web –

    To name a few………………

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    As a technical recruiter I would love to recommend one of my favorite tool/source/resource, which is GlossaryTech – Online Glossary for tech recruiters. Highly informative one! Use it on a daily basis. Everyone should try!

    GlossaryTech is a free online tool kit for tech recruiters and sourcers. All tech terms in the Glossary are logically divided into groups, which speeds up the process of reading developers’ CVs. This technology dictionary enables you to easily find all necessary terms and their meanings. And also it’s open source based and everyone can contribute a new term/definition or suggest any specific changes. Cool! 🙂

    It also included a Bull Sessions with Tech Recruiters – recruiting hacks from global IT Hunters. Also a great source for professional inspiration. The main purpose of it is to make complex tech definitions clear, while providing IT recruiters with a go-to guide to understand the latest and most common terms found in software engineers’ profiles.

    What is absolutely great about mentioned source and actually resource is a CV Scanner feature. Helps you to succeed at your pre-screen stage, while evaluating/sourcing tech candidates. It uses Natural Language Processing and keep learning on a daily basis though 😉 Definitely should try! Ultimately handy! And completely free → CV Scanner from GlossaryTech

    It’s time to break down the walls between developers and tech recruiters, join forces and go pro! There’s no doubt that all of us will benefit from it.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

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    There are several notable technology blogs and bloggers. With that said, I’ll start with a list of blogs worth following:

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    7. Brothatech –
    8. Kotaku –
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    10. Hackaday –
    11. Krebsonsecurity –
    12. Coolsmartphone –
    13. Shinyshiny –
    14. Mashable –
    15. Londonist –
    16. Coolest Gadgets –
    17. The Next Web –
    18. Binarymoon –
    19. Davidairey –
    20. Arstechnica –
    21. Digitaltrends –
    22. Venturebeat –
    23. Briansolis –
    24. Cnet –
    25. Sluggerotoole –
    26. Adactio –
    27. Tapscape –
    28. Kryogenix –
    29. Girl About Tech –
    30. Tech Mamas –

    Next thing that I will do is list tech bloggers that are worthwhile of your time as well that are listed in the following:

    1. Annie Cushing
    2. Amit Agarwal
    3. David Risley
    4. Jon Loomer
    5. Danny Brown
    6. Anum Hussain
    7. Tim Suolo
    8. Jeremiah Owyang
    9. Harsh Agrawal
    10. Corvida Raven
    11. Anil Dash
    12. Amy Porterfield
    13. Seth Godin
    14. Brian Loebig
    15. Nitin Maheta
    16. Amit Shaw
    17. Danah Boyd
    18. Jeff Goins
    19. Julia Roy
    20. Rebekah Radice
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    At PageCloud, we eat, sleep and breathe new tech and gadgets. Our team recently curated a list of the Top 15 Tech Blogs and Websites you should follow (and why):

    1. TechCrunch

    TechCrunch is one of the world’s most popular sources for keeping up with technology news from around the globe. They specialize in delivering startup news in a very approachable and laid-back style.

    Favorite section:

    Crunch Report – If you like knowing about new tech products and companies before your peers, this is the best way to stay up to date. Daily videos (2-5 min) covering the biggest TechCrunch stories and startup news, so you never miss a thing.

    1. Recode

    Recode is known for having some of the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. It’s a great source for independent tech news, reviews and analysis.

    Favorite section:

    Trending Now – For a quick dose of tech news, when you want to read nothing but the best, the top 10 trending articles are at your disposal for easy access.

    1. Futurism

    If you’re interested in the science of technology, Futurism is for you. Their news, infographics and videos cover the future of humanity, AI, renewable energy, robotics, and virtual reality.

    Favorite section:

    Infographics – Are you a visual learner? Futurism infographics are a perfect way to understand complicated technology in a more digestible format.

    1. MIT Technology Review

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the top Universities for STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The scientific approach used on the Technology Review blog is one of the best unbiased resources online to understand a world shaped by technology.

    Favorite section:

    10 Breakthrough Technologies – You can expect accurate predictions about the top technologies that will impact our future. Some are currently available, some are down the road. Either way, these technologies are changing the world we live in, so you check them out.

    1. WIRED

    Wired is a very popular online resource that focuses on how emerging technologies affect human culture, the economy, and politics. Their modern and trendy style have made them a big hit amongst millennials.

    Favorite section:

    Their Youtube Channel – Theses videos are have great production value and often showcase celebrities and well-known industry leaders. Learning while being entertained. Well done Wired!

    1. Fast Company

    Fast Company is a leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, and design. Written for dynamic business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think beyond traditional boundaries to create the future of business.

    Favorite section:

    Newsletters – We wish more companies would do this! Completely customize your newsletter so that you only get what you want, when you want. Brilliant.

    1. The Next Web

    The Next Web (TNW) is the largest Canadian resource covering business, technology and the Web. Originally launched as a conference, TNW quickly turned into a very popular blog that brings insight, meaning (and humour) to the world of technology.

    Favorite section:

    Full Stack – Start exploring how new technologies are affecting the tools and processes we use everyday. Don’t be left using a hammer when your competitors started using nail guns.

    1. Usability Geek

    Usability Geek is an amazing blog that focuses on everything related to Usability and User Experience (UX). Their scientific approach helps take the guesswork out of your next design project. Whether you’re looking to build an app, website, or something else tech related, Usability Geek is a great place to learn about design best practices.

    Favorite section:

    Conversion – You won’t have to look far for everything you need to master conversion rate optimization. Amazing tips and tricks driving immediate results to your bottom line.

    1. Gizmodo

    If you ask your tech savvy friend: “What’s your favorite tech blog?” Chances are Gizmodo makes their short list. With tons of relevant posts, and some of the funniest commenters on the Internet, Gizmodo’s youthful vibe is simply one-of-a-kind.

    Favorite section:

    Video – Gizmodo has an amazing collection of short videos to satisfy all of your tech needs. From product reviews to “best” and “worst” of, Gizmodo’s entertainment value deserves a 10/10.

    1. CreativeBloq

    Are you a designer? Do you enjoy beautiful designs? Do you work for a design oriented company? If you answered yes to any of these questions,CreativeBloqis for you. Give your creative muscles their daily workout with fresh thinking, design tips and tutorials from the pros at CreativeBloq.

    Favorite section:

    Web Design – As a website builder, we can’t say enough about the importance of being unique and standing out online. CreativeBloq’s “website design” is an inspiring resource where you’ll find helpful tips and tricks to keep up with the most current design trends.

    1. CNET

    If you’ve ever looked up reviews for laptops, tablets or other tech hardware, you’ve probably already read a CNET review. On top of their amazing reviews, CNET also offers “News”, “Videos”, “How To’s” and more.

    Favorite section:

    Reviews – As the world’s leader in tech product reviews, CNET should always be your first stop when considering the purchase of any new gadget.

    1. Lifehacker

    Are you a perfectionist? Always trying to improve your productivity?Lifehacker is for you. It’s an amazing resource full of tips and tricks to become more effective at work, as well as in your personal life. Get immediate results by applying some simple hacks offered by industry experts.

    Favorite section:

    App directory – With new apps coming out everyday, it’s hard to figure out which ones you should consider, and how to cut through all the noise. Lifehacker’s app directory takes a look at only the best apps, their benefits, and how each one could improve your life!

    1. Engadget

    Engadget is one of the original sources for technology news and reviews. Since being founded in 2004, Engadget has expanded into a global organization producing content on technology, gaming, and entertainment. With millions of followers on social media, they are definitely one of the most popular tech blogs in the world.

    Favorite section:

    Tomorrow – If you learning about the newest never-before-seen tech, Engadget’s Tomorrow is for you. Stay up to date with AI, VR, Machine Learning and other technologies shaping the world of tomorrow.

    1. TechSpot

    TechSpot is a daily computer and technology publication geared for power users, tech enthusiasts, IT decision makers and gamers alike. First established in 1998, TechSpot is now read by over 6 million readers every month, and is a must for anyone who considers themselves a tech junky.

    Favorite section:

    Culture – TechSpot’s Culture takes a look beyond the hardware and software to see how new technology is changing our society. A great eye-opener that will inspire great ideas and discussions.

    1. Kickstarter

    As the leading crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter has funded hundreds of thousands of creative projects around the world. Additionally, Kickstarter offers several amazing newsletters that can serve as inspiration for your next big project or idea. If you’re looking to get close to innovation, look no further than the creative community at Kickstarter.

    Favorite section:

    Technology – Projects We Love – Kickstarter’s user friendly search functions allow you to pinpoint projects that would be of most interest to you.

    It’s hard to remember a world without blogs. Originally a sort of online journal full of mundane personal updates, web logs have morphed into an extremely powerful form of communication.

    They were once shunned by the mainstream — now they are the mainstream.

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    If you haven’t heard of “The Social Media Guide,” you just might be living under an old Commodore 64. Updated constantly, and nearly always entertaining, Mashable takes the worlds of TwitterFacebook, entertainment, news, and everything else techies are talking about and, well, mashes it up into the kind of blog casserole we just can’t get enough of.


    Pretty much known as the TMZ of tech after they paid for a “lost” next-gen Apple iPhone — the fallout became front-page news across the world. Scandals aside, Gizmodo’s been a must-follow site for a long time, with tons of relevant posts, a youthful vibe, and some of the funnier commenters on the Internet.


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