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How Your Device Is Controlling You

<i>By Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium</i><p>We take it for granted that more of our time and attention is spent staring into a screen. It's become our central interface with the world. In fact, we're consuming as about three times the amount of information today that we did in 1960, according …

Why We Wrote 'Viral Hate'

There is an epidemic of Internet hate.<p>With each advance in technology over the last two decades, from the appearance of web sites and the interactivity of AOL through the blossoming of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and the recent explosion in mobile computing and texting, …

Internet

'DomiCopter' Drone From Domino's Delivers Pizza By Air (VIDEO)

We're crossing our fingers that Domino's new "DomiCopter" -- a drone that delivers pizzas -- is real. In a recent test video, the contraption traveled about four miles in 10 minutes on a two-pizza delivery in the U.K.<p>Domino's hired creative agency T + Biscuits to develop and test out the …

Enigma Makes Unearthing And Sifting Through Public Data A Breeze

There’s a sea of interesting public data out there just waiting to be tapped into, but there’s a problem — most people have no earthly idea how to access it. And even if they’re able to make some headway, there’s still an untold number of connections between that data and even more data tucked away …

Conspiracy theories reach the halls of Congress

Senator James Inhofe, R- Okla., has introduced a bill that's rooted in the conspiracy theory that the government is "stockpiling" ammuntion to "violate our Second Amendment rights."

Government

Google's Spymasters Are Now Worried About Your Secrets

A recent article in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, "The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution," makes for very scary reading. It is not so much because of what he and co-author Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, have to say about how dictators can use new …

Mexico Is Ready to End Failed Drug-War Policies—Why Isn't the U.S.?

When the U.S. and Mexico collaborated against the cartels, violence increased and drugs kept flowing. Mexico wants to change course. Why don't we?<p>Reuters<p>The article is worth reading in full.<p>What I can't help but remark upon is the way that it handles the spectacular failure of the War on Drugs. It …

Obama Leads America Toward Brain Awareness and a Brain Powered Economy

A Soldier's Story: My Brother and PTSD<p>My brother has always been really smart and aware. So smart that his buddies in the Marine Corps called him "The Professor" because he could spout ready facts about anything. He joined the Marines at 18 for the adventure promised in the advertisements. What he …

In Nothing We Trust

“The Light Got Dimmer”<p>Maranda White­head re­mem­bers fondly her son Jordan’s first days at the neigh­bor­hood pub­lic school. He was “ex­cited, …

Education

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