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Why Robots Don't Love Music

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p><b>By Deepak Chopra, MD</b><p>Photo Credit: robsillustion.blogspot. Rob Mathieson<p>For more than a decade the media have been eagerly …

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Google’s sneaky new privacy change affects 85% of iPhone users—but most of them won’t have noticed

“What Google really wants is for everybody to be signed in to their Google accounts all the time,” a Google insider told me in passing last month.<p>Around the same time, the official Gmail blog put up a 205-word post explaining the latest update to the Gmail app for Apple devices that run on iOS …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Why Random is developing an irrational browsing experience

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Sometimes a company is interesting not because of the utility of what it can provide now, but because of the slightly …

Flipboard now learns from your reading habits, arranges your favorites in sections

In an effort to predict what you want to read, Flipboard is updating its Cover Stories to learn from your perusing habits. This section of the app learns how you navigate content and will feature articles from sections that you spend the most time reading -- rather than displaying selections in the …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

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Education in Finland: Pisa isn't the full story

As a Finn, I know we can have a reputation for being dour and seeing the glass half-empty. Perhaps such pessimism is a feature of small, northerly nations, where people see more of the inside of drinking establishments than they do sunshine in winter months.<p>To avoid national stereotyping, I will …

5 Surprising Books All Educators Should Read

The following is a list of books that have fundamentally changed the way I view education. They are not titles that will come up in a typical search of "books on education," -- some of them don't even mention education at all, and yet, they've undeniably shaped who I am and what I believe as an …

The PISA 2012 scores show the failure of 'market based' education reform

When PISA results were first presented 12 years ago, the participating countries were excited to see how their school systems perform compared to one another. Now the launch of the fifth PISA results is accompanied by more criticism than before due to the issues with cross-country comparisons and …

How to Use Technology in Education

Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.<p>It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the …

Russians are the Most Well Educated: UK Ranked Seventh

UK is ranked seventh on the list of Most Educated Countries in the World, while US is ranked fifth.<p>Russia is the most educated country in the world, …

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

One year ago, many were pointing to the growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, as the most important trend in higher education. Many saw the rapid expansion of MOOCs as a higher education revolution that would help address two long-vexing problems: access for underserved students and cost.<p>…

The Learning Revolution: It’s Not About Education

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Markus Witte, Babbel. Markus Witte, Babbel<p>The education system is changing. Established teaching methodologies are reaching …

Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Are you more creative or rational? You can find out easily enough – there are myriad online tests that will help you find your dominant hemisphere.<p>Or so they claim. In fact, a study in PLOS One last year showed fairly conclusively that the idea one side of our …

What can UK colleges learn from how China trains its young people?

From any perspective China is a dynamic and fascinating country.<p>With a population of 1.3 billion, it is now the second largest economy and is increasingly playing an important and influential role in the global economy.<p>Its rapid economic ascendance has brought many challenges – including issues of …

Vocational education: why the Finns do it best

Could a bias against vocational education be keeping young people unemployed?<p>If the Finnish approach is anything to go by, technical and vocational education and training, or TVET, could provide a means of tackling youth unemployment. While a negative social bias has often prevented young people, …

Book News: Amazon Wants To Ship Products Before You Even Buy Them

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Amazon has patented "anticipatory package shipping," a system that ships products before customers have actually bought them — based on what it predicts they will buy. <i>The Verge</i> explains: "Amazon plans to box and ship …

Microsoft's Tablet Strategy Pays Off

<i>Disclosure: I own MSFT stock</i><p>Microsoft Corporation seems to be getting its business strategy right, as evidenced by a recent earnings report.<p>Yesterday, the company announced revenue of $24.52 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Deepak Chopra says living healthy -- not counting calories -- is key to losing weight

When Deepak Chopra writes a diet book, you might guess it’s not just a list of what to eat and what to avoid. “What Are You Hungry For"” is indeed not a grocery list with recipes.<p>“Your body will achieve its ideal weight on its own,” with the proper sleep, daily activity, healthy emotions and …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Are We Ready For The Personal Web?

The modern world can be a dehumanizing place. Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes. We’re more often“handled” than serviced, calculated, rather than cared for.<p>That’s about to change in a big way. When I recently …

Microsoft Surface: It's on a roll (and why it exists)

Why does Surface exist and is Microsoft serious about moving forward with the laptop-tablet hybrid? The software giant -- er, device maker -- has answers to those questions.<p>Microsoft said this week during its earnings conference call that Surface shipments doubled sequentially, though it's a little …

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