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The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed

He influenced Jobs and dreamed up a digital future designed for learning and thinking. Fifty years on, Alan Kay is still waiting for his dream to come true.<p>“You want to see some <i>old</i> media?”<p>Alan Kay grins beneath his gray mustache and leads me through his Brentwood home. It’s a nice place with a …

Google Search

Necessity is indeed mother of invention—regardless of resources, study shows

Previous studies have shown that a lack of resources stifles innovation — that people in the U.S. and around the world who live in resource-scarce …

Innovation

Male And Female Roles Different In Stone And Bronze Age: Women Spread Culture And Traveled, Men Stayed Home

These days, we often say that people with outdated stereotypes of male and female roles are still living in the “Stone Age.” But a new study has …

Time Travel Isn't Possible…Or Is It?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study

A landmark study exploring a little-researched area of the hippocampus made an unexpected discovery about how memory is retrieved. The scientists …

Women who sexually abuse children are just as harmful to their victims as male abusers

That she might seduce a helpless child into sexplay is unthinkable, and even if she did so, what harm can be done without a penis?<p>Early literature on …

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study found that about 30% of tasks in 60% of occupations could be computerized and last year, the Bank of England’s chief economist said that 80m US and 15m …

World Economic Forum

Your 401(k): 10 things to find out

Starting a new full-time job? If your company offers you a 401(k) plan, you may have decisions to make. If you don’t know the answers to these 10 key …

Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon

The future of retail will be a combination of both online e-commerce and a brick-and-mortar retail presence – as recent moves from both Walmart and Amazon have shown, including today’s back-to-back announcements from the two rivals, which sees Amazon buying a chain of popular grocery stores with a …

eCommerce

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

Peer-Reviewed

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Dutch households will use servers to heat their showers for free

A small trial for a clever idea<p>You know just from using a laptop that computers give off a lot of excess heat. For data centers containing tens of thousands of servers, this is a big problem, wasting energy and money. To try and mitigate this, companies have experimented with moving facilities to …

Selling

When is a “Field” Discredited?

We’ve recently been treated to a round of Sokal-style hoax papers that were declared to invalidate (or at least severely damage) parts of a field, …

CRISPR Gene-Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Unexpected Mutations

Uh oh...<p>It's been hailed as one of the most potentially transformative inventions in modern medicine, bringing the prospect of designer babies closer …

‘Smartphone addiction’ seems to only be getting stronger

When it comes to our smartphones, we seem to be more addicted than ever.<p>Even as the tech industry is trying to figure out what a post-smartphone world will look like, smartphone users are spending more and more time with their handsets. Indeed, in various countries around the world, smartphone …

Mobile

'Where is Barack Obama'? Confused five-year-old girl wonders why Donald Trump is president

A five-year-old girl has voiced the questions that millions around the world have wondered for months.<p>"How come Hillary did not get to be the president and why is she the loser and what are they even supposed to be winning?"<p>Filmed in the back of the car by her mother, Taylor, from Texas, starts off …

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Mental Health

Timbre is a totally free app for editing video and audio

Good audio and video editing tools are somewhat hard to come by on mobile — a sentiment shared by app developer Xeus. The dev was prompted to create the Timbre: Cut, Join, Convert mp3 app after failing to find a “decent” tool for doing the same in the Play Store. And what Xeus has come up with is …

Apps

Inefficient words are ruining the English language

We all use inefficient words. I call them inefficient because they create more problems than they solve. One of the worst is “robust.” For years “robust” referred to someone’s health or a food’s rich flavor or smell. This morning on the news I heard a member of the local zoo say, “We have a very …

Fake News

How a musical rhythm keeps 7 planets in orbit

f461e959-935e-474d-afed-9b4789713323<p>How a musical rhythm keeps 7 planets in …

Artificial Intelligence

'Anumeric' People: What Happens When a Language Has No Words For Numbers?

Our relationship with numbers is complicated.<p>Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There are numberless hunter-gatherers embedded deep in Amazonia, …

New scientific report challenges the liberal progressive transgender narrative

Just a few decades ago, people believed, as is the scientific consensus, that among humans there are only two genders: male and female.<p>In 2017, however, progressives argue there are dozens of human genders, including being gender-less or even “gender-fluid,” meaning a person’s gender changes …

Mutations

"Vegans and vegetarians think they don’t kill animals but they do"

Last year Claudio Bertonatti, one of the most renowned naturalists in Argentina, <b>wrote an article that triggered an earthquake.</b> The tsunami reached us …

Jessa Crispin: ‘Today’s feminists are bland, shallow and lazy’

In her slender but merciless new book, Jessa Crispin pours petrol over pretty much the entire surface of 21st-century feminism, and then gleefully sets it alight. Boom! Up it goes, leaving behind only scorched earth. What she hopes will grow in its place isn’t completely clear. “I know! I know!” …

Feminism

Microsoft HoloLens: The smart person's guide

Isn't the HoloLens just Microsoft's take on VR headsets? Not at all. Find out everything you need to know with our smart person's guide.<p>Not much has …

Pentagon successfully tests world's largest micro-drone swarm

U.S. military officials in California have conducted a test launching more than 100 micro-drones from three F/A-18 Super Hornets, the largest-ever …

Military

Discrimination by algorithm: scientists devise test to detect AI bias

There was the voice recognition software that struggled to understand women, the crime prediction algorithm that targeted black neighbourhoods and the online ad platform which was more likely to show men highly paid executive jobs.<p>Concerns have been growing about AI’s so-called “white guy problem” …

Machine Learning

Why can't women be like men (especially when it helps them reclaim public spaces)?

Women should mimic the way men use space rather than accommodate their usurping of it.<p>In the eastern Pacific Ocean, female squid pretend they have …