Daniel Schutzsmith

194 Flips | 12 Magazines | 5 Likes | 3 Following | 5 Followers | @dschutzsmith | Digital Technology Manager of Amnesty International USA, Co-founder of Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and Catskills Conf. Husband, father of 3, scotch lover, a healthy thirst for walking.

HQ Trivia Paid Nothing For Its Super Bowl Ad

100% free.<p>HQ Trivia, the fast-growing and controversial interactive game-show app, edged further into the mainstream on Sunday, airing a commercial …

Japan lays groundwork for boom in robot carers

Japanese government wants to increase acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce<p>Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.<p>With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants …

Robotics

NYPD begins deploying iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to officers as it officially moves on from Windows Phone

As initially reported last year, The New York Police Department is moving away from Windows Phones after two years with the platform. Replacing some 36,000 Windows phones are iPhones, which are now being rolled out to police officers…<p>The <i>New York Daily News</i> reports that the NYPD has been rolling out …

Windows Phone

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.<p>The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the …

Silicon Valley

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

How to Up Your Writing Game in 6 Simple Steps | Inc.com

"Writing is easy," said America dramatist Gene Fowler. "All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."<p>Truer words were never spoken. Writing well can be an incredibly difficult task, but it's one that every entrepreneur should do their best to …

Creativity

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

Rights & Freedoms

The 5 Simple Habits of Highly Creative People | Inc.com

I teach and write about creativity, and often when doing training on creativity, I hear this statement, "I am just not creative." If someone continually says (out loud and to themselves) that they are not creative, it becomes a limiting belief and a self-fulfilling prophecy.<p>In my opinion, there are …

Creativity

How Music Helps Us Be More Creative

In today’s world, creative thinking is needed more than ever. Not only do many businesses seek creative minds to fill their ranks, but the kinds of …

Creativity

The Pocket Guide to Creativity

Image Credit: RomainTrystramEver been labelled as the ‘creative’ person in the room, but found yourself falling dismally short of anything that feels …

Creativity

Why the Best Ideas Almost Always Seem Wrong Now--and Right Later | Inc.com

I've been reading a good book about creativity entitled <i>Light the Dark</i>, in which writers talk about what inspired their books and articles. One particularly good article was written by Mark Haddon, who wrote <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time</i>. In it he (apparently) misquotes Jean …

Innovation

A Dire Warning From The 'Father of Virtual Reality'

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>You might think that the so-called "father of virtual reality" would be big on escaping the real world. Turns out, not so much.<p>"It's not about escapism at all," says Jaron Lanier, the computer scientist who coined the term virtual reality. …

Virtual Reality

What People Misunderstand About “Write Drunk, Edit Sober”

One of the most important lessons I try to impart to those whose writing I coach is that “State” can be achieved in any number of ways—<b>and how to</b> …

Alcohol

Want to be innovative? Stop chasing 'the next big thing' and think inside the box.

The hunt for creativity has become one of the hottest pursuits of our uber-connected, uber-productive culture. But while the cult of creativity often portrays creativity as a burst of spontaneous inspiration, the reality is that rediscovering and re-contextualizing old ideas is often more valuable …

Creativity

A Journalist Challenges His Notions Of The Middle East By Going There

<b>Corey Robin</b> explains the evolution of conservatism. <b>Alexandra Dean</b> with her new documentary "Bombshell." <b>Adrian Molina</b> on the new Pixar feature “Coco.” <b>Adam Valen Levinson</b> shares what he learned traveling throughout the Middle East after college.<p>Corey Robin, political science professor at Brooklyn …

Middle East

The Underutilized Power of Questions

When people think of Einstein, they see a lone genius with his discoveries.<p>Most of us don’t quite understand what exactly these discoveries were, but …

Debunking the left brain/right brain myth

I’ve always been fascinated by what’s playing out on the hills and valleys of our 3lbs of grey matter whilst we’re generating creative ideas. People …

Creativity

5 Fun Mental Exercises To Help Freelancers Become More Creative

Creativity isn’t just for the artful types. In fact, legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp says, “Creativity is for business people looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one …

Creativity

Where Innovative Business Leaders Look For Creative Ideas

In his new book about Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson compares his subject to another artist he once wrote about: Steve Jobs. Although the two men lived hundreds of years apart and found their success in different categories of work, both men had discovered the secret to creativity. Leonardo and …

Creativity

For your writing to spark fire in the minds of readers, ask these questions

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” <i>~William S. Burroughs</i><p><b>There is no greater satisfaction in writing</b> …

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master | Inc.com

I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design thinking, open innovation, lean launchpads and on and on. Unlike marketing or …

Innovation

Collaboration Kills Creativity, According to Science | Inc.com

The notion that collaboration makes people more creative has become conventional wisdom in the business world. Here's a typical example:<p>Collaboration has recently emerged as the defining characteristic of creativity and growth in nearly all sectors and industries. The singular genius who works …

Creativity

Ibram X. Kendi on Recognizing 21st Century Racist Ideas and Policies

<i>Stamped from the Beginning</i> is unapologetic in exposing racist ideas and holding to account the historical figures who subscribed to them. Author …

Social Justice

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

China

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Hacking the free throw: the science behind the most practiced shot in sports

The free throw is the rare instance in sport where a player can attempt to score without any defensive pressure. So why do so many top players struggle?<p>Despite the name, free throws only seem free. Though they are one of the few, or perhaps only, opportunities in sport during which the defense …

Basketball

A Beginner’s Guide To True Crime Books, Podcasts, TV Shows & More

The genre has a long, bloody history<p>It all started with Serial. Well… sort of. True crime as a genre has a long, bloody history, and it's been through several incarnations before arriving at what is—in my opinion—its best form yet. But the current obsession with it is definitely due to the wildly …

The Future Of Retail In The Age Of Amazon

As Jeff Bezos’s juggernaut continues to grow, forward-thinking competitors are finding creative ways to succeed—and be what Amazon can never be.<p>The Mall of America’s terrazzo floors, glazed white like doughnut frosting, ribbon out in every direction, creating a vast mirror maze of consumerism with …

These Tricks Could Help You Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim (Video)

Once you're off of a flight and in your new destination, it's easy to get excited about hitting the road right there and then. The only problem is, …

Flying

Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government

Skooter McCoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …