26 August

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Date: 26th - 31st August Buckingham Palace Poke around the palace while the royal family are on their hols. Every summer London's most famous house opens for tours with an accompanying exhibition. As well as exploring the state rooms, visitors in 2016 will take in an exhibition of royal clothing, 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. Whether you’re royalist or republican…

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26 August

Totally Thames: what's on this year?

The Totally Thames festival will once again grace the banks of our much-loved waterway this September (Sep 1–Sep 30 2016). An annual celebration of the River Thames, dive into a month-long party full of arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. With new installations for 2016 and an event line-up bigger than previous years, check out our pick of highlights below…

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26 August

London Design Festival

The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations, includes hundreds of exhibits and has one clear mission: to prove that our city is the capital of design. The majority of events take place from September 17-25 2016 and it's the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best. With some mighty London museums at the helm and loads of events in 'design districts' across town, where do you start? We've picked…

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24 August

10 new Android Nougat features you should check out now

Google is starting to roll out the latest version of Android. If you have a Nexus device, you can grab the update now.   While many of the biggest improvements — like longer battery life, better security updates and VR-ready features — won't be immediately obvious once you get the update, there are still plenty of new features to get excited about. From new emoji and…

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19 August

Brexit sets Ireland and UK on divergent jobs paths

Following June’s landmark Brexit referendum in the UK, the jobs ship is in choppy waters. At the moment, Ireland is a happier port of call. This week, two very interesting reports emerged from Morgan McKinley, with jobs in Ireland dominant. On the one hand, a slight reduction in professional job opportunities in Ireland was offset by a stark drop in those looking for new jobs. On the…

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19 August

Research says using GIFs can lead to more success on Tinder

Dating is hard, online dating is its own hell, and opening lines can make you want to cease human contact altogether. It's awkward to straddle the line between just the right amount of forwardness and tact to total strangers when you're not actually interacting in person.    But panic no more: new research by Dr. Jess Carbino, a sociologist at Tinder suggests that users are 30…

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15 August

18 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Yes, Hollywood may dramatize the plight of the entrepreneur. But sometimes the best way to capture reality is through fiction. Wherever you are in your business venture, you can glean some insight from these 18 provocative and wildly entertaining films. Subject: Entrepreneurship. 1. Startup.com. Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that examines the rise and fall of the real-life startup GovWorks that raised $60 million from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, the…

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5 August

10 ways technology has changed the Olympics

With the summer’s sporting masterpiece now upon us, we look at 10 disciplines soon to come under the spotlight. How has technology changed the Games? From the naked eye to photo finishes, standard trunks to streamlined swim suits, technology has driven elite sport to new heights with every revisit of the Olympic Games. Given the two-year gap between each summer and winter edition, and the marketing opportunity…

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22 July

13 incredible dream jobs you'll think we made up

Have what it takes to be a chief wombat cuddler, director of cat meme creation or chief birthday officer? No, we didn’t make those up. The notion of a dream job can differ from person to person. As the adage goes, if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life – but we all love different things. Even so, we think…

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22 July

If you're relying on what you know today, you're already irrelevant, says Accenture CHRO

It’s no secret that the tech sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Staying relevant and, indeed, staying ahead of the curve, can be a challenge. Part of the challenge facing any tech sector company is finding and developing the talent that will help you grow a successful business. An even bigger challenge is retaining them. Though, according to Accenture’s chief leadership and…

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