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Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.<p>A holiday is …

Cotton Candy

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

British submarines 'ordered to move within missile range of Syria' as Theresa May summons Cabinet to respond to chemical attack

The world is braced for war tonight after Theresa May reportedly ordered submarines to move within missile range of Syria.<p>The Prime Minister will …

Middle East

Facebook is cutting third-party data providers out of ad targeting to clean up its act

Facebook says it’s going to stop using data from third-party data providers like Experian and Acxiom.<p>Facebook is going to limit how much data it makes available to advertisers buying hyper-targeted ads on the social network.<p>More specifically, Facebook says it will stop using data from third-party …

AdTech

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

4 reasons I won't be paying for my kid's college education

Let's get one thing straight: I am 100% pro-college.<p>If a college education helps you get to where you want to be professionally <i>and</i> if you can afford it, then you go ahead and earn that college degree! I spent six years in college and graduate school and benefitted hugely from both experiences. So …

College & University

'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way<p>Facebook whistleblower gives evidence on Cambridge Analytica row - live<p>Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their …

Social Media

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Cars

Legendary General Electric Chief Jack Welch Has One Big Retirement Tip

Jack Welch isn't your average 82-year-old business tycoon.<p>The former chief executive officer of General Electric Co. (GE) started working at the …

Why We Don’t Let Coworkers Help Us, Even When We Need It

When colleagues display helpful and cooperative “citizenship behaviors,” research has shown, they tend to develop high-quality social connections, which can improve individual and team performance through enhanced coordination, communication, and shared understanding within organizations. But …

Employment

Explosions Rattle Austin as Calls About Suspicious Packages Mount

AUSTIN, Tex. — A mundane part of modern-day life and commerce — a package left on a doorstep — has set off waves of anxiety here in the Texas capital, after three packages with homemade bombs inside exploded and killed two people.<p>Since the authorities asked the public on Monday to report any …

United Methodist

Eavesdropping On Elevator Chitchat Taught Me The Secret To Small Talk

After three hours as an amateur anthropologist in her own office building, one writer realizes the elevator pitch isn’t the only way to fill awkward airtime.<p>As a communications coach I’m always I telling people to keep their elevator pitches handy, this way if someone important comes along they’ll …

Living Rooms

Here's Why I Plan to Take Social Security at 62

The right age to take your benefits is a personal decision, but for me, the answer is a no-brainer.<p>Instead of waiting to claim Social Security at my …

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.<p>So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their …

Social Media

Ethiopia will no longer allow foreigners to adopt its children

Foreigners hoping to adopt children from Africa will have to strike Ethiopia off their list.<p>The country’s parliament has pulled the plug on international adoptions by foreigners in a bid to protect children from possible abuse by their new parents. That possibility was highlighted in 2012 when, in …

Segmentation Models Are Outdated: How to Update Your Marketing Segmentation Practices

The 2016 US presidential election is perhaps the biggest and most public failure of segmentation models in recent memory. Most models not only …

Marketing

How to live it up in retirement, without burning through savings

<i>My husband and I are planning to retire this year and want to enjoy retirement. We do not want to skimp on simple pleasures and die with lots of money in the bank. But we also don't want to run through our savings too soon. So how do we calculate withdrawals from our nest egg to spend as much as</i> …

Retirement

Triple Meltdown: How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At the Same Time

On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes and …

Information Security

Dow 25,000: Chalk It Up to These 4 Stocks

It only took a few companies to do the lion's share of the work to move the Dow higher by 5,000 points in less than a year.<p>The <b>Dow Jones Industrials</b> …

Investing

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Brown University is doing away with student loans

Amid America’s colossal student debt problem, an Ivy League school is providing an example of how institutions can help.<p>Beginning next school year, Brown University will eliminate all student loans in its undergraduate financial aid packages, replacing them with scholarships. Following a $30 …

College & University

Nvidia's new AI creates disturbingly convincing fake videos

Nvidia continues to pave a path towards the end of reality as we know it. The company recently made an AI capable of creating images of people out of thin air. Now, it’s made one that can change the weather, turn day into night, and change a leopard’s spots.<p>AI researchers for the company developed …

Google’s AI builds its own AI child and it’s better than anything humans have made

Is this the beginning of the end for humanity?<p>Google’s AI-building AI actually went ahead and built a fully-functional AI child that, as it turns …

Steelcase CEO on using AI in factories and addressing the skill gap

Jim Keane, Steelcase CEO, talks automation, AI and how to close the skills gap in America with Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith.

CEOs

How a Carefully Crafted Instagram Feed Can Increase Customer Loyalty and Sales

Instagram is all the buzz these days in the marketing community. However, it seems like a lot of marketers and business owners are still unclear on …

Marketing

Google’s New AI Designs AI Better Than Humans Could

The company’s new real-time computer vision system bests anything created by humans.<p>Four Google Brain research scientists–Barret Zoph, Vijay Vasudevan, Jonathon Shlens, and Quoc Le–recently released the results of a fascinating project with two objectives. First, they wanted to create an AI system …

Machine Learning

Verizon to launch residential 5G service next year

Sacramento, California, will be the first city to get the network, which promises to be up to 100 times faster than existing cellular connections.<p>Verizon said Wednesday that it plans to launch wireless 5G service in up to five US cities by the end of next year.<p>Sacramento, California, is likely to …

Telecoms