Why it matters: It seems like drones disrupting airports is going to be a thing for a while. If the problem isn't solved, "drone delays" might become as common for flights as delays for weather and mechanical issues.
Does anyone out there in the WYWW world work for a company that is developing countermeasures that can be deployed to protect airports from drones? If so, please get in touch as I'd love to learn more about why this keeps happening.
Why it matters: There is a whole lot of awesomeness in this video from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show of Winky the bichon frise showing some swagger on the agility course. In fact, the way Winky wagged got me thinking...
Why doesn't some TV channel create an entire week of programming dedicated to dogs? I mean, if Discovery Channel can make "Shark Week" a thing, certainly some channel can make a week's worth of programming featuring all the cool things dogs can do - like this. It could even be called "Woof Week." And if they really wanted to get crazy, they could dedicate certain days of the week to certain breeds. "Weimaraner Wednesdays" would be irr-wesistible.
This needs to happen.
Why it matters: A lightsaber that utilizes an app to teach any Padawan how to fight like Jedi sounds like something from out of this world ... or galaxy. Now if they can just start selling that floating orb thing Luke used to practice, that would be awesome!
Why it matters: This is a long ode to the internet that will make you crack a smile at the beginning when it references having to insert a CD-ROM into your computer to connect to the internet. Like many relationships, the rest of the article is quite a roller coaster.
The game "Fortnite" is a cultural sensation that is driving hundreds of millions in monthly revenue despite being free to play, and its potential as a destination platform should worry anyone competing for people's time online, writes Matthew Ball. "For these players, Fortnite has become a daily social square -- a digital mall or virtual afterschool meetup that spans neighborhoods, cities, countries and continents," he writes.
Many workplaces experience trauma -- such as job losses, violence in the community or a death of a co-worker -- that require increased emotional support from managers, writes Naphtali Hoff. These managers also have to prioritize their health by remembering not to take things personally and finding time to get away from it all.
Business software is designed as if every process is the same and unchanging, which is at odds with the adaptability and agility that smart employees must possess, argues Alan Cooper in this tweet thread. "'Work flow' is a convenient euphemism for how things do not actually behave in the real world," he writes.
Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate banking committee, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are asking for input on financial institutions' handling of consumer data, the accuracy of credit bureau reports, how much control consumers have over their data and when consumers are told about data breaches. The request could lead to bipartisan data protection legislation.