Top Futurist Speakers to Have at Your Conference in 2021
article .entry-content img { float: left; width: 250px; padding-right: 20px;} The future always arrives faster than you think and it often hits before you’re ready. Some people, though, have a talent for spotting trends. They see which technologies will make an impact, how new innovations will change society, and... Read more
Ignore the Reddit-fueled spike, GameStop is actually still in trouble
GameStop’s stock price won’t help the stores make more money.  Getty Images GameStop has been at the center of attention this week as its stock price skyrocketed and endured several massive swings. Share prices have increased almost tenfold since last Thursday, thanks to a growing movement on Reddit to... Read more
The Best Apps to Build Better Habits (and Stick to Them)
If simply listing your habits isn’t getting you anywhere near sticking to them, consider Goalify: This app uses reminders, tips, and schedules to make sure you’re giving yourself the best chance of succeeding, and you can join with friends for an extra level of accountability. With the free version... Read more
Brands face a ‘year of change’ with consumer privacy laws
Over the last year, advertisers have seen their entire landscape shift as a result of changes to consumer privacy laws that have happened all over the world. In the United States, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), along with its amendment, which was voted in last November, California Privacy... Read more
How Tech Startups Redefined Gig Work (and Where It Goes From Here)
We’re living in the golden era of the gig economy. At least, some of us consider it golden. Regardless of how you personally feel about the gig economy, there’s no denying that it has reached peak popularity for consumers, employees, and businesses – thanks in part to the amazing... Read more
Galaxy S21 Plus and Ultra vs. S20 Plus and Ultra: Samsung S phones compared
Drew Evans/CNET Samsung’s trio of phones that make up its flagship Galaxy S21 lineup have arrived — and the higher-end S21 Plus and S21 Ultra come packed with all the trappings you’d expect from a premium Android phone. All three are available to purchase now. If you’re in the... Read more
A Quarter of Known Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990
This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The number of wild bee species recorded by an international database of life on earth has declined by a quarter since 1990, according to a global analysis of bee declines. Researchers analyzed bee records... Read more
Employee Scheduling Trends that Deserve to Continue Even After the Pandemic
It’s been a long time since you could assume that the majority of your team is at it from 9 to 5. The “global village” means that work doesn’t end when the sun sets or markets close in your time zone, and the rise of flexible working patterns made... Read more
11 plant delivery services and garden subscriptions compared: Bloomscape, The Sill, My Garden Box and more
If you think it’s too late in the year to get planting, think again. Gardening experts suggest planting certain trees, flowers, grass, produce and flower bulbs in the fall for maximum output, come spring. This all does heavily depend on the specific plant, however, as well as your location... Read more
The Best VPNs: Surfshark, ExpressVPN, TunnelBear, Mullvad
Mullvad VPN Mullvad is based in Sweden and first came to my attention because of its early support for WireGuard, a faster protocol for tunneling VPN traffic. Another thing I like is Mullvad’s system for accepting cash payments. If you prefer to remain totally anonymous, you can generate a... Read more