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Uber president quits, says firm’s values are incompatible with his Uber president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert who joined just six months ago to help soften Uber's abrasive image, has quit because his "beliefs and approach to leadership" were incompatible with what he "saw and experienced at Uber." Jones had previously been the chief marketing officer at Target. "I joined Uber because of its mission," Jones said on Sunday evening in a statement to Reuters, "and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long term. "It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business." Earlier this month, following a really rather shocking amount of corporate misery, Uber announced that it was searching for a chief operating officer. As president, according to Reuters, Jones had been holding some of the COO's responsibilities.

HiRise for iMac The eye-catching design of HiRise comes with a bonus feature: Hidden storage. HiRise has perforated front and rear faceplates that attach with powerful magnets. Remove the front faceplate to reveal a nifty little nesting spot for a backup hard drive, Mac Mini, your wallet and keys, iPod or anything else you’d like to squirrel away from plain sight. The perforated faceplates allow plenty of ventilation to keep your drive cool. If you’d prefer safer, more permanent storage, you can securely attach the faceplates with the included screws. Either way, HiRise makes an awesome little hideout for gear, while allowing you to position your Mac to a more comfortable viewing height.

Repel Mosquitos, Dogs, & Annoying Friends with High-Frequency Tones on Android « Android Gadget Hacks Repel Mosquitos, Dogs, & Annoying Friends with High-Frequency Tones on Android There are few sounds that actually make me cringe whenever I hear them: silverware scraping on a plate, nails scratching on a chalkboard, and piercing high-frequency tones. While the former two terrors require some physical hardware, sending out high-frequency sounds is as easy as downloading an app. Of course, since high-frequency sounds are terrible things to hear, this app is great for classroom and office pranks, or quite possibly fending off dogs and bugs.

To the moon: Google X's Astro Teller encourages creatives to think big Astro Teller, captain of moonshots at Google X, the search engine giant's innovation centre, challenged the creative industry to re-imagine its role in the world during a talk at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity on Tuesday. He encouraged attendees to think of themselves as "moonshot coaches" who use storytelling to inspire world-changing innovation. A moonshot, Teller explained, is "a seemingly impossible and yet impossibly important idea that, through science, technology and creativity, can be brought to reality". And that is the purpose of Google X, which Teller described as a factory full of optimists focused on changing the world by seeking out massive unsolved problems. Teller compared Google X, located near the company's main headquarters in Mountain View, California, to a Willy Wonka chocolate factory full of oompa loompas.

Hackers Threaten to Remotely Wipe 300 Million iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom If you use iCloud to sync your Apple devices, your private data may be at risk of getting exposed or deleted by April 7th. It has been found that a mischievous group of hackers claiming to have access to over 300 million iCloud accounts is threatening Apple to remotely wipe data from those millions of Apple devices unless Apple pays it $75,000 in crypto-currency or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards. The hacking group, who identified themselves as 'Turkish Crime Family,' has demanded a ransom to be paid in Bitcoin or Ethereum, another popular crypto-currency. Motherboard broke this story on Tuesday after a hacker claiming to represent the alleged hacking group shared screenshots of alleged emails between the group and Apple's security team with the publication.

25 Really Cool Gadgets You Can Actually Buy A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos. We are showcasing 20 Really Cool Gadgets You can actually buy, and I am sure most of the people will find them useful as well. The White Clock By Vadim Kibardin Buy $250 Types of Skills Everyone Should Know – Video – Top 100 Important Skills 3. Split Firewood Seasoned splitters use a maul, not an ax, to prep firewood. (With its slim taper, an ax head often gets stuck in the end grain.) Don't use a chopping block—it reduces the arc of the swing, which decreases power. Instead, place the log on the ground, 5 in. closer than the length of the maul handle.

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity Creativity can seem innate, but like many things, it is actually a delicate balance of nature and nurture. In other words, creative thinking can be enhanced by external forces, and isn’t necessarily reliant on “good genes” or natural ability. Luckily, new research points the way to a variety of mental and environmental approaches that can help us improve our creative output: 1.

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