6 Things Your Should Be Doing Every Day

I’m very huge on being productive and finding creative ways to stay ahead of the trends. I believe if you feel good mentally, then you’ll be able to produce your best work. Over the years, I’ve changed several things in my life so I’m better equipped to get the work done right. Every morning when I wake up, I know the series of things I need to do to make sure I can get my work done on time, … [Read more...]

Sonic Radiations. A nuclear-themed playlist

Yesterday i was at Z33 in Hasselt to visit Perpetual Uncertainty, an exhibition that explores “contemporary art in the nuclear anthropocene.” I had already read The Nuclear Culture Source Book, the publication that accompanies the research and was hoping that the show would be at least as informative and exciting as the book. It certainly delivered and i’ll get back to you with … [Read more...]

China: all your WeChat data are belong to us!

Surprise, surprise: it has been confirmed that WeChat gives your personal data to the Chinese government. The company recently updated its privacy statement declaring: “We may be required to retain, preserve or disclose your Personal Information for a longer period of time: in order to comply with a court order, subpoena or other legal process; in response to a request by a government authority, … [Read more...]

Small Businesses Drop Healthcare Coverage with Cost, ACA Given as Reasons

Fewer small businesses are offering healthcare coverage to their employees than have in recent years, according to recent research. Small Business Healthcare Coverage Trends The Kaiser Family Foundation found that only 50 percent of small businesses with between three and 49 employees offer healthcare coverage to employees. That’s down from 59 percent that offered coverage in 2012 and 66 percent … [Read more...]

Your fast car

Right there, in your driveway, is a really fast car. And here are the keys. Now, go drive it. Right there, in your hand, is a Chicago Pneumatics 0651 hammer. You can drive a nail through just about anything with it, again and again if you choose. Time to use it. And here's a keyboard, connected to the entire world. Here's a publishing platform you can use to interact with just about anyone, just … [Read more...]

Making Money Online At The MOBE Resort Costa Rica

On this episode of the Dot Com Lifestyle vlog, I give you a tour of the new MOBE resort in Costa Rica. I show you the conference room, the pool, the gym, and food. Lots and lots of food! I also made some money. Watch the video to see how much. Would you like to join me at the MOBE resort for a future mastermind? Your journey starts by applying to my Ultimate Dot Com Lifestyle coaching program. … [Read more...]

Embracing plastic and the apocalypse: An interview with Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke

Quick post to say that: 1. If you’re in London this coming weekend, don’t miss the Digital Design Weekend 2017. It’s the 7th edition and this year’s a particularly good one with plenty of critical, intelligent and edgy works and ideas. Think Garnet Hertz‘s Disobedient Electronics: Protest, Tactical Tech, Nina Sellars, etc. 2. Artist Morehshin Allahyari and … [Read more...]

Android One comes to the US at last with the Moto X4

When it first launched in June 2014, Android One was envisioned by Google as a way to bring the mobile platform with its latest updates and features to easily accessible budget phones in developing markets. It’s now branching out to target more countries with a wider range of devices, with the new Moto X4 that’s debuting in the US as an example. The Moto X4 is the first Android One handset to … [Read more...]

Constellation Energy’s “Dimes to Dollars” Webinar Provides Energy Conservation Tips for SMB’s

From changing the light bulbs you use to choosing tools to help you win the thermostat wars in the office and more, there’s a wide range of options when trying to keep energy costs low for your business. That’s why Constellation Energy and Small Business Trends have teamed up to bring you this webinar, “Dimes to Dollars: Use Apps, Conserve Energy and Recycle to Control Your … [Read more...]

Can you live in a shepherd’s hut?

The best way to plan a house on a vacant piece of land is to move into a tiny shepherd's hut on a corner of the property. It's not fancy, and it's not comfortable, but you can probably stay there for a week or two. And during that week, you'll understand more about the land than you ever could in an hour of walking around. You'll see how the rain falls and the sun shines and the puddles … [Read more...]

How Long Does It Take Google to Index New Links?

This is a very popular question and people are always trying to find out how long it takes for Google to index links after you build a link. With each new link built within an authority site, you have the potential to boost your rankings within the SERP’s so it’s no wonder people are always trying to push Google to index. However, over the past four months, I’ve been tracking the indexing process … [Read more...]

Khandayati. Turning objects of oppression into spinning weapons

Maya Jay Varadaraj, Station 1 + Station 2 + Station 3. Photo credit: Jonathan Allen Maya Jay Varadaraj, Large Chakras. Photo Credit: Jonathan Allen Patriarchal mindsets, abuses and discrimination make India a dangerous country to be a woman. The violence against women can take many forms. Some are blatant such as female foeticide, rape and dowry. Others are more subtle and embedded into … [Read more...]

iOS 11 will annoy the hell out of design nerds

Apple is usually lauded for raising the bar for product and interface design, since way before it launched the first iPhone. But designer Ryan Lau has noticed a number of design issues in iOS 11 which lead him to believe that the company’s software development division is no longer paying as much attention to detail as it once used to. And he’s right. In an exhaustive post over at Hacker Noon, Lau … [Read more...]

Bitcoin Investment Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated? See These 4 Benefits

“I do think Bitcoin is the first encrypted money that has the potential to do something like change the world.” – Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of PayPal When the co-founder of PayPal gives an endorsement, investors take notice. Bitcoin started out as an investment in which most people struggled to understand the mechanics and value. At its inception, the cryptocurrency’s only investors were … [Read more...]

Beware of false averages

Some people like really spicy food. Some people like bland food. Building a restaurant around sorta spicy food doesn't make either group happy. It's tempting to look at pop music, network TV and the latest hot fashion and come to the conclusion that the recipe for success is to focus group everyone, average it up and make something that pleases the big hump in the middle, while not offending most … [Read more...]

Cool Ways to Integrate Social Media on your Website

Social media has always been a great way to build engagement, quickly attracting relevant people to your blog. However, to truly succeed online, you have to know the different ways you can install or integrate social media into your blogging strategy. To do this at one point would be impossible, requiring enormous code, but with companies coming out with simple tools to streamline implementation, … [Read more...]

M. A. A. R. S.: Learning to become Martians

Benjamin Pothier/Hervé Studio, Trailer M.A.A.R.S. Atacama’s Journey The Atacama desert in Chile is one of the harshest environments on Earth. It is so dry that the central sector can go through periods of up to four years without any rainfall. As for the land, it is so arid, so deprived of water and nutrients that it is almost sterile. Yet, the desert harbours the world’s largest … [Read more...]

Don’t start your business in a tech hub city

We often make assumptions about a tech company’s culture based on where it’s from. Valley startups are perceived differently from those in London, which are seen as different again from those founded in Amsterdam, Berlin or Paris. It’s not hard to find information about the competing merits of starting a business in different locations, and we assume that the surrounding culture of the tech hub … [Read more...]

Explore Franchise Ownership Opportunities at Upcoming Event

Buying a franchise offers a great option for those looking for a proven and straightforward way to break into the world of business ownership. For those looking to explore the possibilities of franchise ownership in northern California, an upcoming event can present you with all the necessary information and connections you need to get started. The Northern CA Franchise Business Expo is scheduled … [Read more...]

Fitting in all the way

It seems like a fine way to earn trust. Merely fit in. In every way. Don't do anything to draw attention to yourself, to be left out, to challenge the status quo. Go along with the crowd to get ahead. That doesn't build trust. It simply makes you easy to overlook. We build trust when we make promises and then keep them. And the majority recoils from the challenge of making a promise, because … [Read more...]

You Have No Excuse to Be Bored

“I’m soooooo bored.” Aside from the weather and politics, boredom is one of the most common complaints that I see online. This is true whether the person is a full-time student, works a conventional 9-to-5 kind of job, or is making their attempt at making a full-time living on the Internet. They’re soooo bored, because they have “nothing” to do. This kind of … [Read more...]

This AI program can make 3D face models from a selfie

A group of AI experts from The University of Nottingham and Kingston University managed to create a new method by which two-dimensional images of faces can be converted into 3D using machine learning. The researchers trained a convolutional neural-network to perform the task by feeding it tons of data on people’s faces. From there it figured out how to guess what a new face looks like from an … [Read more...]

Artificial Intelligence Secrets Revealed: 3 Impacts for Digital Marketers

Artificial intelligence is something we all use in the modern day, yet we never really stop to think about how this amazing technology has evolved over just the last decade. The field of study was officially founded in 1956 but, according to Livescience, mentions of robots and artificial intelligence date back to ancient Greek, Egyptian and Chinese times. The first breakthrough in artificial … [Read more...]

Join Me At The IM Freedom Workshop LA and OC

Do you want to learn how to create a full-time income in your spare time and gain freedom from the rat race? Do you want to learn how I make 6 figure monthly income while traveling the world with my family? Then you need to join me at the IM Freedom Workshop in Los Angeles and Orange County! The IM Freedom Workshop is lead by my good friend, Russell Whitney. He’s one of the best Internet … [Read more...]