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Voice-first: has the screen become obsolete?

Voice-First devices, or digital voice assistants (DVA), mark a significant turning point in digital technologies. They’re revolutionising design principles, business models and e-commerce. We had a look at the DVA boom and the latest trends in voice commands. Amazon Echo and Apple are launching their own voice assistants to rival Google’s Home range, which came out in the States in 2016 and has been available in Europe since last summer. Microsoft, meanwhile, is bringing out its own smart speaker, called Invoke, combining the capabilities of its Cortana assistant with the expertise of Harmon Kardon, Samsung’s speaker division. The DVA...

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Design Sprint: how to innovate in 5 days

One of the design thinking tools, design sprint is an innovative methodology for validating a prototype in just five days. This concept means you can launch a “Minimum Viable Product,” at minimal risk and cost, using design thinking and user-centred design. Devised by Google Ventures, Design Sprint is used to design, tester and validate a prototype in five days. The idea is to create faster, more precise product design cycles by aligning teams under a shared vision and limiting risks and costs.     The ultimate goal is to develop the best possible prototype within the time allotted and leverage the...

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The best cloud storage apps

Ever since the advent of the cloud, it’s become an essential working tool: whether sending emails or managing documents, the cloud makes mobile working and document backups easier and saves time. Here’s our selection of essential apps for working in the cloud in optimal conditions. Google Drive Google’s ultra-versatile cloud solution has been available since 2012. Google Drive allows you to store files and work directly with Google’s office suite (Google Doc, Google Sheets, Google Slide, Google Forms, compatible with Office) across all your digital devices. Everything is accessible via your Google account, which also means you can manage...

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The hottest new high-end smartphones

The Google Pixel, iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 in compact or phablet form are vying for the top spot on the high-end smartphone market. If you’re an Android or iOS fan and are in the market for a new model, here are a few tips, reviews and specs to help you choose from 6 flagship handsets. Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL Goodbye Nexus, hello Pixel and Pixel XL. With these new smartphones, Google is raising the bar with a high-end model that could outshine Apple’s latest offerings, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7Plus. Rather than bending over...

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Company tools and culture: the latest trends that are attracting young talents

Generation Y no longer use email to communicate, just to send documents or CVs. Today’s young workers communicate via the company’s instant messaging system or social network – just as they do in their private life. This is a major asset for recruiting new talents – but not all organisations are ready. To attract and retain talents to the corporate world today, a good salary is no longer enough. Californian startups have understood this and are vying for the best talents on the market by offering a range of perks such as a company gym, table football, free organic...

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