“Spencer Chen did an A/B test on the efficacy of “booth babes” at a big trade-show, staffing a booth in one part of the floor with scantily clad models, and another with older women recruited for their people skills, dressed in professional attire.
The results were clear…”
Booth babes are bad for business – Boing Boing.
By Andrew Liszewski on Gizmodo, shared by wætherman to Cream of Geek
They say the best quadcopter is the one you have with you (or is that cameras?) because not every opportunity to capture some glorious aerial footage is planned. So while you can spend thousands of dollars on a giant rig designed to hoist a heavy DSLR, why not save yourself some cash and opt for this wonderful $495 …
“The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet.”
NYT: NSA has radio tap on computers, even offline.
By Jamie Condliffe on Gizmodo, shared by wætherman to Cream of Geek
Privacy is at the forefront of everybody’s mind, now more than ever. So …
By Alan Henry on Lifehacker, shared by wætherman to Cream of Geek
Whether you’re a fan of Apple or not, you have to admit, they make some of the most beautiful monitors around—heck, it even won …
“It’s no longer strange to see a TV series premiere online before it reaches traditional broadcasters, but Starz is planning a truly special internet debut for its latest project, Black Sails…..”
Michael Bay's 'Black Sails' hits iTunes, Amazon and YouTube a week before TV premiere.