Goodbye Office, Welcome Work Space

“You are a product of your environment, so choose the environment that will allow you to develop the best to achieve your goal. What surrounds you leads to success, or does it move you away? “(W. Clement Stone)

The importance of the workplace understood as a physical space; a workplace has become increasingly essential in the organization of companies and companies. Over time, the new awareness has emerged about the innovative office as a strategic tool for productivity, collaboration, and growth.

Of course, for every business, there are different features to keep in mind, but the right office can really make the difference for the workers, placing them in a more motivating environment to face big challenges and new projects.

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“You are a product of your environment, so choose the environment that will allow you to develop the best to achieve your goal. What surrounds you leads to success, or does it move you away? “(W. Clement Stone)

The importance of the workplace understood as a physical space; a workplace has become increasingly essential in the organization of companies and companies. Over time, the new awareness has emerged about the innovative office as a strategic tool for productivity, collaboration, and growth.

Of course, for every business, there are different features to keep in mind, but the right office can really make the difference for the workers, placing them in a more motivating environment to face big challenges and new projects.

According to a recent Sodexo report, among the ten trends in workplaces for 2017, three important factors need to be considered:

1. The increase in collaboration within co-working spaces that nowadays act at a new level, as it is no longer a mere place to share physical space and resources, but also a tool for interaction among workers encouraging new approaches to solve complex problems every day from different business projects.

2. The management of the physical space and the use of technology in the workplace allow workers to experience their environment in a new way to optimize the interior spaces can afford to support the work also outside of the walls of the offices. Cloud and smart working are just some of the examples from which to go.

3. Preventing health problems through ergonomic workstations, medical visits and a new approach to the physical and psychological well-being of employees may have a positive effect on the community in which the company operates. Even the workplace can become a place to take care of people.

Starting from these premises, we have selected three exemplary workplaces from which to draw inspiration, not only in terms of technology but for a comprehensive review of corporate culture.

The best-known example, the Google model

Speaking of Innovative Bureaus Google is probably the exemplary example. Here the spaces are designed to stimulate creativity and side thinking, to find new solutions to problems not yet addressed.

This is the first company that has promoted its home-based workplace for employees: billiards and bowling billiards, the ability to eat and play sports in the corporate spaces, the armchairs designed for relaxation that stimulates productivity.

Credits: Glassdoor

For this reason, in 2016 Google (Alphabet) was at the top of the list compiled by Business Insider on the 50 best companies to work in the United States.

The innovative office becomes a flywheel for greater creativity, productivity, and well-being of employees and their families.

The collaborative

If collaboration is the keyword for the new approach to work, flexibility is what will characterize spaces in the perspective of the innovative office. Even apparently rigid locations can adapt and move for a worker’s empowerment.

In the rooms dedicated to research and learning, North Carolina State University has a mix of private collaborative halls. These are informal spaces where classic reading rooms and furnishings can be used to invent a completely personal environment.

Thanks to the flexibility of the spaces, companies can respond to the need for team collaboration, and architects need to be addressed during the space design phase.

According to a study published by the Harvard Business Review, when workers do not have an assigned desk, the interaction between people grows by 17% : the ideal medium way is to not completely eliminate the seats assigned to the office but to vary team building over time, or using mobile desks to respond to the different projects you are working on.

Flexibility, technological innovation, collaboration, eco-sustainability and green spaces. After you know these trends for the innovative office, what do you think? What other aspects of workplaces should change companies in the near future to allow workers to be even more productive?

Facebook Creates Special Post to Offer And Solicit Blood Donations

Facebook has numerous publishing options to demonstrate opinions and positions of its users, such as landmark events and organ donation. To encourage blood donation, the social network now allows its users to post on their timelines by declaring themselves donors and even soliciting donations from others.

The platform will provide a special publication type for those who are looking for donations, being able to request a specific blood type and also include where they should be made. The purpose here is very clear: to make life easier for those who need donations and to make this message common and widely disseminated.

You can register as a donor and provide detailed information such as your blood type. In addition, the information is posted privately within the social network, initially available only to the user. Then you can change the visibility so that other Facebook p

Facebook has numerous publishing options to demonstrate opinions and positions of its users, such as landmark events and organ donation. To encourage blood donation, the social network now allows its users to post on their timelines by declaring themselves donors and even soliciting donations from others.

The platform will provide a special publication type for those who are looking for donations, being able to request a specific blood type and also include where they should be made. The purpose here is very clear: to make life easier for those who need donations and to make this message common and widely disseminated.

You can register as a donor and provide detailed information such as your blood type. In addition, the information is posted privately within the social network, initially available only to the user. Then you can change the visibility so that other Facebook participants can check it out.

Although excellent, the initiative will only be available in India starting October 1st. The Facebook does not clarify whether the goal is to bring this type of publication to other locations, but it is quite likely to happen at some point.

Audi Wants to Study the Brains of Autonomous Passenger Cars

Audi is committed to making the future of self-propelled cars the least traumatic possible for people and has launched the “25th Hour” project to understand better what this type of vehicle does right or wrong. However, the answer will not come from conventional research, but from people’s brains.

In a simulator, created in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, the brand decided to apply augmented reality to an environment that mimics a four-seater with seats facing each other.

The glasses are integrated displays, and all the surroundings are images generated with the help of projectors. The idea is to replicate a trip in a fully autonomous, level 5 vehicle and identify how certain aspects, such as lighting, noise, and interaction with notificat

Audi is committed to making the future of self-propelled cars the least traumatic possible for people and has launched the “25th Hour” project to understand better what this type of vehicle does right or wrong. However, the answer will not come from conventional research, but from people’s brains.

In a simulator, created in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, the brand decided to apply augmented reality to an environment that mimics a four-seater with seats facing each other.

The glasses are integrated displays, and all the surroundings are images generated with the help of projectors. The idea is to replicate a trip in a fully autonomous, level 5 vehicle and identify how certain aspects, such as lighting, noise, and interaction with notifications and other internal functions, affect users positively or negatively.

Preliminary tests were done with 30 people; all considered “Millennials receptive to autonomous cars,” who underwent an electroencephalogram (EEG) to have their responses measured directly through the brain, in addition to electrodermal sensors to capture other physical reactions related to the experience.

People were given different stimuli, such as noises, social media updates, and the amount of light in the environment, as well as having some tasks that should be fulfilled during the process.

The conclusion of the Audi brand was that certain conditions might favor specific behaviors such as conversation, productivity or relax while walking around. The expectation of the brand is that the project will continue for some time.

Need to Schedule a Haircut? You Can Do This on Google

There’s no question that Google (the search site, not the company!) has made life a lot easier for many people. Finding a cake recipe or finding the right route to a particular location with only browser features are already common practice for many people, but the service lead will increase with a newly available option.

From now on, Google service users will have the opportunity to search for hairdressing salons and spa centers to schedule a break or session. If you wish, you can also use the Reserve with Google site to access this amenity.

“This feature is made possible through partnerships with the top scheduling providers you might already use, including Genbook, SalonRunner, Rosy, Yocale, and WellnessLiving. And soon we’ll be adding many more, including Booksy, Envision, MyTime, Schedulicity, Setmore, Shore, SimpleSpa, SuperSalon and TimeTrade,” <a href="https

There’s no question that Google (the search site, not the company!) has made life a lot easier for many people. Finding a cake recipe or finding the right route to a particular location with only browser features are already common practice for many people, but the service lead will increase with a newly available option.

From now on, Google service users will have the opportunity to search for hairdressing salons and spa centers to schedule a break or session. If you wish, you can also use the Reserve with Google site to access this amenity.

“This feature is made possible through partnerships with the top scheduling providers you might already use, including Genbook, SalonRunner, Rosy, Yocale, and WellnessLiving. And soon we’ll be adding many more, including Booksy, Envision, MyTime, Schedulicity, Setmore, Shore, SimpleSpa, SuperSalon and TimeTrade,” says a message published on the official Google blog by Alex Russell, product manager for Google Maps.

There has also been mention that, at the moment, this service is only available to those who live in the United States, but the idea of the company is to expand it to the rest of the globe very soon.

Young People Make Less Money And Spend More on Bars

People born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s often use more credit and debit cards than cash and prefer to spend their savings on bars and restaurants than in supermarkets or with transportation.

This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Banco Neon, which evaluated the consumption habits of 26,000 young people between 18 and 35 years of age.

The survey found that 24% of a young person’s total monthly expenses are usually in a supermarket, while 20% of the amount of the month is directed to transportation. Fourth, with 8%, digital services subscribe, while other leisure activities comprise only 5% of expenses.

In relation to the duel of digital money versus cash, the use of credit and debit cards far outweigh the amount of withdrawals made by young people.

In the first half of 2017, there were 496 thousand transactions with electronic money against only 13 thousand withdrawals, according to research by Banco Neon.

Despite the massive adoption of digital mon

People born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s often use more credit and debit cards than cash and prefer to spend their savings on bars and restaurants than in supermarkets or with transportation.

This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Banco Neon, which evaluated the consumption habits of 26,000 young people between 18 and 35 years of age.

The survey found that 24% of a young person’s total monthly expenses are usually in a supermarket, while 20% of the amount of the month is directed to transportation. Fourth, with 8%, digital services subscribe, while other leisure activities comprise only 5% of expenses.

In relation to the duel of digital money versus cash, the use of credit and debit cards far outweigh the amount of withdrawals made by young people.

In the first half of 2017, there were 496 thousand transactions with electronic money against only 13 thousand withdrawals, according to research by Banco Neon.

Despite the massive adoption of digital money, physical stores are still in the youth’s mindset: only 30% of their purchases happen in virtual stores.

To make more sense, this number should be compared to the consumption habit of other age groups – and it is not difficult to assume that younger people spend more buying online compared to older people.

Study: Political Campaigns Can Manipulate Elections With Fake News

In recent months the debate on the spread of fake news has become a topical issue and giants like Facebook and Google have been sharply criticized for their role in spreading false information around the world. The proliferation of false articles and unverified information are considered by many to be a significant feature of the last election campaign in the United States.

A new study by security firm Trend Micro shows that political campaigns can manipulate elections by spending $400,000 on fakes and fake items, according to a new report that analyzes the cost of influencing Public opinion through dissemination of disinformation. The study also found that it only costs $55,000 to discredit a journalist and $200,000 to provoke a protest in the street based on false information. Th

In recent months the debate on the spread of fake news has become a topical issue and giants like Facebook and Google have been sharply criticized for their role in spreading false information around the world. The proliferation of false articles and unverified information are considered by many to be a significant feature of the last election campaign in the United States.

A new study by security firm Trend Micro shows that political campaigns can manipulate elections by spending $400,000 on fakes and fake items, according to a new report that analyzes the cost of influencing Public opinion through dissemination of disinformation. The study also found that it only costs $55,000 to discredit a journalist and $200,000 to provoke a protest in the street based on false information. These disturbing figures show how easy it is to make cyberpropaganda to have real-world results.

This study comes at a time of global concern around the piracy of elections and the different ways fake news on social networks have manipulated voters. The report explores clandestine online spots that allow campaigns, political parties, private companies and other entities to strategically create and disseminate false content to change public perceptions.

Analysis of the Chinese, Russian, English and Middle East fake news services found that these options offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional advertising and promotion efforts often use social networks to broadcast questionable content. Whether you’re in China, Russia, Europe or the US, it’s very easy to buy these services.

With targeted campaigns, false content can provoke protests. So, according to the study, campaigns can create and mount groups on social networks that discuss relevant ideologies for the cost of $40,000, wrote Trend Micro.

To maximize the scope of content, campaigns can spend $ 6,000 to have close to 40,000 I like (“likes”) of “high-quality”. In these fake news services, it will take 5000 dollars to have 20000 comments and 2700 dollars for a false report. Campaigns can go further by buying retweets and other promotional services like placement of videos on YouTube that help news to become viral.

The study noted that these campaigns rely on fake news shared as a reality to court the ideologies of the audience and give an illusion of the future, enough to force people to join a supposed cause.

Manipulating election results can also be relatively affordable for politicians and political parties, according to the report. A campaign manager can buy targeted news sites against $ 3,000 per site and then fill these sites with false information disguised as legitimate news. Maintaining these sites with false content costs $5,000 per month and social networking campaigns cost $3,000 more per month.

Buying rests and biased comments on these content can boost a campaign. Some of these networks also distribute legitimate information allowing sites to have a reputation and blur the boundary between what is propaganda and legitimate content. In total, the study found that an annual campaign of $400,000 must be able to decisively manipulate the course of an action.

A group that also wants to attack a journalist can easily mount a four-week fake news campaign. The weekly propaganda, coupled with 50,000 retweets and attracting 100,000 visits costs 2,700 dollars. In addition to discrediting the journalist, a more frightening consequence is how the report or points that the journalist wanted to raise will be engulfed in a wave of disinformation generated by the campaign, wrote Trend Micro.

Other impressive figures show that an account on social networks can become a celebrity in a month with 300,000 subscribers and for the cost of $2,600.

Given the effectiveness and low cost of these types of propaganda campaigns, some are afraid that they will become commonplace during elections. It is important that we put an end to these practices as quickly as possible before they become mainstream.

Following the debate on fake news and how they spread on social networks especially after the US presidential election, Facebook and Google have begun to develop tools to deal with misinformation.

Apple Watch Can Detect Heart Problems

The Apple Watch has the potential to become a lifeguard. Your built-in heart rate monitor is extremely accurate and can detect cardiac arrhythmia by up to 97 percent. This resulted in a new study.

The study of the University of California and the Cardiogram App involved 6158 Apple Watch users, who monitored their pulse with the health application. Most users had a normal heart attack and a normal ECG, but 200 subjects started with the diagnosis paroxysmal prescreening (a common form of cardiac arrhythmia).

Based on the data collected by Apple Watch, 139 million heart rate measurements and 6338 mobile ECGs, scientists trained a neural network. This should identify cardiac arrhythmia.

With success as shown in the following test: 51 people who were registered for a cardioversion, a special defibrillation form that restores the normal heart rhythm,

The Apple Watch has the potential to become a lifeguard. Your built-in heart rate monitor is extremely accurate and can detect cardiac arrhythmia by up to 97 percent. This resulted in a new study.

The study of the University of California and the Cardiogram App involved 6158 Apple Watch users, who monitored their pulse with the health application. Most users had a normal heart attack and a normal ECG, but 200 subjects started with the diagnosis paroxysmal prescreening (a common form of cardiac arrhythmia).

Based on the data collected by Apple Watch, 139 million heart rate measurements and 6338 mobile ECGs, scientists trained a neural network. This should identify cardiac arrhythmia.

With success as shown in the following test: 51 people who were registered for a cardioversion, a special defibrillation form that restores the normal heart rhythm, carried an Apple Watch 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after the procedure. The AI should then evaluate the data. The results of the experiment were convincing: with an accuracy of about 97 percent, the AI-based solution detected a pre-flash.

These results show that wearables, such as smartwatches, are not only a new way to monitor medical therapies for cardiac arrhythmias but can also point to health issues. Even though mobile controls will never replace conventional examination methods, they have the potential to draw people’s attention to the fact that they may suffer from a pre-emptying.

The study started in 2016 and continues to grow. Building on these results, the researchers now want to determine whether Apple Watch can also identify an impending stroke. According to Cardiogram co-founder and scientist Brandon Ballinger, a quarter of all strokes are triggered by cardiac arrhythmias.