Craig Kennet Miller

3,478 Added | 5 Magazines | 70 Likes | 1 Following | 438 Followers | @ckennet | Craig Kennet Miller is the author of numerous books including his newest, iKids: Parenting in the Digital Age. He is the Director of Congregational Development and a Specialist in Generational Studies at Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church.

Didi Chuxing took on Uber and won. Now it's taking on the world

Jean Liu has a vision. Not far in the future, the president of Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest ride-sharing service, imagines calling a car to her …

China

China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious

The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.<p>For all the particularities of life in China, its big cities offer a familiar cosmopolitanism. Teenagers giggle over K-Pop videos in a Chengdu Starbucks. Strollers and dog walkers compete with an almighty clutter …

Jane Jacobs

The Jesus we’ve inherited from centuries of Christian art is a lie

Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital reconstruction of a Judaean man created for a BBC documentary, <i>Son of God</i>, in 2001. This was based on an ancient skull and, using the latest technology (as it was), shows …

Theology

The Promise of Indoor, Hurricane-Proof ‘Vertical’ Farms

They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather—but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.<p>Federico Marques feared the worst for his farm as he watched live coverage of Hurricane Harvey ravaging fields across the Gulf Coast and inundating …

Aquaponics

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don't realize about life for teenagers today

High school is nothing like it used to be.<p>That's the message of "Undercover High," a documentary series on A&E that follows seven adults who pose as students for a semester at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas.<p>The undercover students, aged 21 to 26 when the show was filmed last year, took …

Education

Amazon Just Unveiled Its Grand Plan For Whole Foods: To Make The 'Last Mile' The First Mile

Ever since Amazon spent $13.7 billion on Whole Foods last June, theories have been swirling as to why the world’s biggest e-commerce firm would get into the old-time business of selling groceries in stores. Now it’s becoming clearer that what Amazon really wanted was a slice of real estate closer …

Whole Foods

7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

Board Games

How Tech Experts Tackle The Issue Of Screen Time With Their Kids

We live in an increasingly digital world ― one in which new smartphones, tablets and other tech goods are practically endlessly available. So how do you, as a parent, navigate what’s appropriate and what’s not for your kids?<p>Since October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that …

How Google Has Quietly Revolutionized Document Editing

Working as an editor for an online publication a few years back, I remember receiving a draft of a story from a freelancer submitted as a PDF. “A …

Software

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users.<p>But few changes to the algorithm have sparked as much …

Marketing

Nintendo Labo with my kid was insane, magic cardboard fun

Backpack robots, magic fishing poles, programmable RC cars. Here's what amazed us about our hands-on with Nintendo Labo.<p>A pile of cardboard sheets are dumped out in front of me. My son and I are beginning to build a set of RC cars. Intimidating, at first, but we dive in. Or, my son dives in, and I …

Nintendo Switch

How Amazon Will Drastically Change Health Care, According to Futurists

It's all about data.<p>Amazon made an announcement Tuesday that sent shockwaves through the health care industry and caused insurers’ stocks to plummet: …

JP Morgan Chase

Jeff Bezos Says This 1 Surprising Strategy Is the Secret to His Remarkable Success

Amazon and founder Jeff Bezos have consistently turned conventional business wisdom on its head -- to the tremendous profit of both.<p>Over the course of the last two decades, Amazon has risen as one of the biggest tech giants to look out for, taking over the eCommerce and retail space like no other …

Business Strategy

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

Nutrition

Biggest study ever of teen brains to reveal how screen time affects kids

What helps and hurts the teenage brain? A revolutionary new study hopes to find out how kids’ minds are shaped during this crucial and turbulent stage of life.<p>Researchers are following more than 11,000 children for the next decade, studying how dozens of factors — including drugs and alcohol, diet …

The Brain

Screw Emotional Intelligence–Here’s The Key To The Future Of Work

This Y Combinator alum and former IBM Watson strategist believes the market value of one particular capability will soon outpace EQ.<p>On the walk back from her high school, Max drops by the corner bodega to pick up a NeuroStim pill, a prescription neuroplasticity stimulator. She’ll pop it at exactly …

Innovation

These Seven To-Do List Mistakes Could Be Derailing Your Productivity

Why you shouldn’t write your list in the morning, and the items you should leave off completely.<p>When it comes to getting things done, sometimes the simple productivity methods are the best. Case in point: the to-do list. This handy tool keeps you on track by putting tasks top of mind . . . unless …

Time Management

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

All Followers Are Fake Followers

A New York Times exposé of a “black market” for online fame diagnoses the symptom of social-media despair, but misses its cause.<p>In the summer of 2015, the game designer Bennett Foddy and I were sloshing down cocktails while waiting for prime dry-aged rib-eye steaks in Midtown Manhattan. We weren’t …

These four trends are shaping the future of the world

WIRED sat down with HP’s chief technology officer, Shane Wall, to hear about the huge global trends that he thinks are going to shape the way we …

Innovation

Mark Cuban Says Sales is the Key to Success in Any Field. Studies Say Focus on This 1 Thing to Improve Instantly

93 percent of communication is nonverbal. Understand this and you can instantly become better at sales.<p>Not too long ago, Mark Cuban was asked on the podcast,<i>How I Built This, on</i> what he would do if he had to start all over again from scratch. "I would get a job as a bartender at night and a sales …

Mark Cuban

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

Education

The Last Thing Your Target Customer and Audience Wants From You is More Content

Facebook's upcoming algorithm shift should serve as a wake-up call to marketers, according to Pam Moore.

Marketing

How To Solve A Work Problem Above Your Pay Grade (And Not Overstep)

You already know not to openly complain about the stuff that’s bugging you around your office. But discretion won’t get it solved.<p>Whether you love or hate your job, there’s probably at least one thing you wish you could change about your company, office, or even your own team that seems beyond your …

Management

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Education Technology

How-to expand your Nintendo Switch’s built-in storage to download more games

The Nintendo Switch is a modern marvel. If you’re looking for a fantastic gaming console that has both portability and fun at its forefront, then the Switch should be your first choice. This isn’t a review of the Switch, however. Today we’re going to be talking about one of its shortcomings and how …

MicroSD

Atari wants your help to make 'RollerCoaster Tycoon' for Switch

How badly do you want a version of <i>RollerCoaster Tycoon</i> for the Nintendo Switch? Bad enough that you'd be willing to claim a direct stake in the game's success? If so, Atari has a sales pitch for you. The company's Game Partners division (tasked with making money from classic franchises) has …

Nintendo Switch

A Study Suggests That People Can Hear Universal Traits in Music

But some music scholars have doubts.<p>Imagine that you’re a researcher who has unlimited time and resources, and a time machine that can travel anywhere in the world. You use these wondrous gifts to get a recording of every song that has ever been sung, whether by people in big cities or those in …

Music Industry

Why Inbox Inundation May Be The Best Fundraising Tactic For Nonprofits

Of course, there’s a fine line between an effective campaign and spam, but organizations that have a good handle on email communications have seen a steady uptick in money raised.<p>In order to run programs that benefit society, nonprofits obviously need to raise money. But many groups still don’t …

Nonprofits