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Quote Of The Day Is About ‘Accents’

Quote Of The Day Is About 'Accents'

 

Communication takes many forms. Not just in the different tongues we use, but also in the accents we apply when we open our mouths. Different communities may agree to pronounce things in a manner that may sound natural to them, but peculiar to others. In fact, that’s how many of the existing languages formed over the millennia.

In the late 1800s, George Bernard Shaw made an interesting remark in a music review that looked at the disparate sounds produced by orchestras in Manchester and Lancashire.

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Graphene And Its ‘Cousins’ Need More Than Just A Killer App

Graphene And Its 'Cousins' Need More Than Just A Killer App | Image credits: Susanne Keller

 

Graphene isn’t exactly a hot topic anymore, but its properties remain unchanged – and vastly unexplored. Andre Geim, one of the fathers of the exotic material, admits this much in an interview with Nature magazine.

Together with his colleagu Konstantin Novoselov, Geim won the Nobel Prize in Physics for being the first to isolate and explore the impressive properties of the material – a single sheet of carbon, one-atom thick, with foreseeable application in computing, aeronautics, and pretty much every other industry. If anyone should be asked about the state of graphene, it should be him.

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Someone Had To Say It – Multitasking Is A Myth

Multitasking | Image credits: Andrew Rich via Getty Images

 

You can’t deny the existence of multitasking in computers, but you can (and should) deny it when it comes to your brain, according to Devora Zack, speaker, coach, and author of three bestsellers.

Zack’s latest book, Singletasking: Get More Done – One Thing at a Time, portrays multitasking as a folk tale, a legend, a fable. The reason is simple. In the author’s own words…:

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How Businesses Up The Ante With VoipNow

How Businesses Up The Ante With VoipNow

 

Since I started work at 4PSA, I’ve been getting all these questions about VoipNow (the company’s flagship product). ‘How does it work?’ ‘Who does it target?’ And I tell them: Wherever there’s need for a solid communication framework, this is the tool for the job. In fact, you might be on the receiving end without knowing.

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Pop Quiz: Which Of These 16 Personalities Is You?

Rationality / personality test

 

Rationality is described as the quality of being reasonable when hard facts are to be considered. It represents a balance between bias and the person’s reasons for that bias, but also one’s actions with respect to the reasons for action. Psychology, economics, and even artificial intelligence as sciences place tremendous focus on reasoning.

But what would society be like if people were perfectly rational? According to Julia Galef, president and co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR), “…our confidence in a claim would match the amount of evidence backing it up. We’d change our minds in response to good arguments. We wouldn’t stay stuck in jobs or relationships we hate, or make the same mistakes again and again.”

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Africa Skips Landlines, Goes Straight To Mobility

Landlines are dead on arrival in Africa | Image credits: afrika-traumreisen.eu

 

The death of fixed phones is near. But there’s one place on the planet where this is more obvious than anywhere else: Africa. Landlines are almost nowhere to be found south of the Sahara desert, while cell phones are anything but scarce, according to the results of a Pew Research Center survey of seven African nations. But despite the cell phone’s increased popularity in Africa, far less people own a smartphone there than in the United States.

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Quote of the Day By Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

 

Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein shared very few traits. The former was an entertainer, the latter, a mathematical genius. But the two did have some common ground: wits.

Two of the best known people of the 1900s, Chaplin and Einstein once found themselves walking together in Hollywood. The duo received cheers from fellow pedestrians, and while Chaplin was used to the feeling, the scientist was left in awe. According to a memoir by Einstein’s physician and friend, János Plesch, Chaplin famously remarked:

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How to target e-commerce businesses with UC

How to Target E-Commerce Businesses with UC Services

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By connecting workers in efficient and intuitive ways, Unified Communications (UC) addresses many business challenges. Whereas UC was originally implemented simply to cut costs and ease IT administration by converging data and voice networks, it has evolved into a mission-critical resource for businesses across all industries as they struggle to enable comprehensive and seamless collaboration across platforms, systems, and devices.

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