Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We didn’t forget about you over the long weekend. Here’s some of our favorite posts from last week to get you back into the swing of working:

How Better Data Will Make Better Decisions | The Stevenson Company: In some ways, everyone is a data scientist these days. Most Americans have an incredibly powerful computer in their pocket at all times, in the form of smartphones. This unprecedented access to data of all sorts has revolutionized how people from all walks of life, not just professional data scientists, make their decisions.

The Famously Ugly Router Is Pretty Now Because It Has To Be | Brian Barrett: I don’t know about you, but my router is super ugly. Like, hidden in an obscure corner ugly. There is a new generation of routers being introduced, though. These wireless routers are designed to be on display in order to maximize Wi-Fi throughout entire homes. Even more, they actually look nice enough that you’d want to display them! Form is following function, and this time the form is actually aesthetically pleasing.

Dyson’s New Canister Vacuum Will Always Right Itself After It Falls Over | Andrew Liszewski: There is nothing more fun than attempting to knock over something that automatically rights itself. Or maybe that’s just me. In any case, Dyson is introducing a vacuum that won’t be knocked down. Not only will this provide endless entertainment, but it also means vacuuming won’t get slowed down because the canister is stuck on its side again. Definitely a win-win situation

6 tips for making the most out of smart shades | David Priest: Is there any better way to indulge in a flair for the dramatic than with smart shades? Investing the time and money to install smart shades is totally worth it, and this guide helps you get the most out of the experience.

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