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What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.<p>It was 1988 and the then-vice president, George H. W. Bush, was on a routine visit to Idaho. He was supposed to give a dry speech on agricultural policy …

Behavioral Sciences

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Teaching

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

Chatbots and Virtual Assistants Power Superior Service

<b>Businesses are delving into the world of artificial intelligence with virtual assistants that can help customers do everything from matching an</b> …

Hands-on with Play-Doh Touch, the app that brings kids’ creations to life

Play-Doh has come to the iPad. With the newly launched toy set for kids, Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio, Hasbro has made a solid attempt at bringing the joy of Play-Doh to digital through an iOS app that brings kids’ creations to life. But the combination of physical play and digital is not a …

Kids

In China, they are working on 5G VR from drones - seriously!

Emiel de Lange / Shutterstock.com<p>The first use cases for commercial 5G look to be very conventional – fixed wireless in the US and stadium showcases …

Virtual Reality

Nice Shoes Transports Viewers to a Magical and Meditative VR Garden

Nice Shoes debuts their immersive and meditative experience, ‘Mio Garden,’ at the 2016 ANA Masters of Marketing Conference.

An early-childhood expert reveals what parents should do to raise kind kids

Dr. Tovah Klein, author of How Toddlers Thrive and Director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, says that raising kind, thoughtful kids starts with the examples that parents set with their behavior.<p>"Children learn kindness and compassion from us," she said.<p>This is particularly important …

Parents often give kids time-out the wrong way

(Reuters Health) - - Most parents who use time-outs to discipline their kids don’t do it in ways that can encourage better behavior, a recent U.S. study suggests.<p>More than three in four parents reported using time-out in response to misbehavior, the study found. But 85 percent of the parents using …

Parenting

Identity & access management essential for digital transformations

Companies have started to standardise on Identity & Access Management technologies, as they realise how important they are for the success of their …

Should We Be Worried About AI Robots? Will They Kill Us?

Robots are great. There is no question about it. They can save a human time, money, and their life. But, are these robots capable of getting out of …

Yves Behar, Ross Lovegrove share visions of the future - CNN Style

Written by Natalia Rachlin, CNN<p>Design Miami is underway in the Sunshine State, bringing with it not only the most coveted collectible furniture and objects, but also the glitterati of the design circuit (not to mention the art crowd in town for Art Basel.)<p>With design on everyone's mind, CNN Style …

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Retail Experience For Consumers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing everything from marketing to healthcare. And this holiday season is the beginning of the future for how marketers will leverage AI to better understand, connect with, and create superior experiences for consumers. To better appreciate the impact that AI is …

Cognitive Computing

Facebook's Fascinating New Videos Demystify A.I.'s Scary Reputation

Yann LeCun is here to rescue A.I. from the mystics.<p>Artificial intelligence gets a bad rap: People are told that it’s rapidly advancing and that it …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Invades the Home … In Toys

The first thing I learned about Cozmo is that it doesn’t like to stay put very long. Roused from slumber, the little robot’s face illuminates, and it …

Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI is going to decimate middle class jobs

In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative …