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Multitasking Doesn’t Work

[<b>NOTE:</b> This post was updated May 2013]Multitasking is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. But it’s important to understand what it is …

What Multitasking Does To Our Brains

We've all heard it hundreds of times: to work efficiently we have to single task. No multitasking. And yet, we let it slip. We end up eating lunch in …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers

Computers & Education, Volume 62, Pages 24-31 | Sana, F.; Weston, T.; Cepeda, N.J.

Make your house more efficient with a smart thermostat

Updating your abode with a smart thermostat is one of the easiest connected home upgrades you can make. Not only that, but a smart thermostat can …

Home Automation

Instagram now lets you share Stories via Direct messages

Instagram is adding the ability to share a story through Direct messages today. You’ve been able to share regular posts since 2015, but this is the first time the oh-so-popular stories have been available through DMs.<p>To share a story, just tap the new Direct icon at the bottom of the screen while …

Social Media

UK government says humans will always be in charge of its robot weapon systems

But critics say the commitment is still limited<p>In response to fears about the rise of autonomous weapon systems, the UK government has issued guidelines reaffirming its commitment to “human control of cutting-edge weaponry.”<p>The new doctrine published by the Ministry of Defence makes the argument …