Michael Fowler

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Guiding children towards healthy gaming

"We have amazing materials for parents, we need to shout about them much more," says Andy Robertson

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

Design your next meeting backwards—here’s how

Stop outlining meeting agendas and take these three steps instead.<p>How many times have you gone to a meeting where there was barely a coherent agenda, or none at all? Or one where it wasn’t clear to most of the people in attendance what they were needed there for? Chances are there was little …

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Game developer pranks player after he threatens to shoot up studio

‘You claimed it was just a joke... so I thought I’d teach you a lesson about comedy’<p>Game developers get abusive, threatening messages from players all the time, and some high-profile games have even become notorious for “toxic” communities. Recently, one studio responded to a death threat in a …

You'll be More Productive When You Stop Believing These 9 Productivity Myths

There is no shortcut, so just work through that list you should have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being productive plays a huge role in your success. That’s probably why people spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for top-notch productivity tips, tricks, and …

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

<b>1. Identify and number your pages.</b><br>All of your pages should be numbered to make items easier to find. Number every page of your journal in the bottom …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

The Weekly Planning Method For People Who Totally Hate Planning

Think you’re “just not good at planning ahead”? Not anymore.<p>I coach CEOs, executives, HR managers, doctors, lawyers, and tech consultants–all busy people, many of whom can’t stand planning. But you won’t find me brushing up on Japanese business philosophy or fiddling with century-old planning …

Web apps are only getting better

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.<p>The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Fusion

Stop Doing These Four Things That Sabotage Your Meetings

It’s not completely your fault. No one teaches you how to run a productive meeting. Until now.<p>Meetings have a bad reputation, and it’s not unwarranted. Sixty-five percent of senior managers said meetings keep them from completing their own work, and 71% said meetings are unproductive and …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Our “Clean Meat” Future Will Be Radical–But Also Inevitable

In a new book, Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society spells out why the world is ready for cellular agriculture and plant-based meat revolution, and what it will take to move the concepts out of science fiction and into reality.<p>At first glance, the $10,000 price tag on the copy of <i>Clean Meat: How</i> …

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It’s mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk’s children are gathered around him – one of …

Try This Time-Obsessed Designer’s Approach To To-Do Lists

Forget the app. Grab a piece of paper.<p>There are countless to-do apps designed to help us be more productive–but no matter the strategy, it’s very easy to lapse back into old habits after a few weeks. The designer Jake Knapp knows the struggle, having fallen off the wagon himself.<p>Knapp is a fellow …

Yes, That Web Project Should Be a PWA

It seems like ever since Frances Berriman coined the term “Progressive Web App” in an effort to describe a new class of website, there’s been a great …

Your 2017 playbook to becoming a white hat hacker - pay what you want

A skilled cyber infiltrator working for a company can be that firm’s most critical line of defense between vulnerable computer systems and salivating cyber crooks. To crack into the exploding digital security career field, you need a full understanding of what white hat hacking is all about.<p>Learn …

The University Of Utah Offers Scholarships To Play Varsity Esports [Updated]

The University of Utah just announced they are sponsoring a varsity esports program. The Utah varsity team will begin competing in the League of Legends Collegiate League this Fall with participation in more competitive esport leagues to be announced in the near future.<p>As reported by Bloomberg, all …

How to set up an Android phone for your kid

Smartphones and children have a tricky relationship. While phones can be entertainment centers for kids, these devices are designed for adults and leave children's privacy and innocence vulnerable -- especially if they have their own phones. Google aims to empower parents and safeguard children who …

3 software development trends you don’t want to miss

The world of software development is a fast paced and ever changing landscape.<p>Developers want to work on exciting things. New tools, languages, frameworks and innovations are constantly emerging and revolutionizing the industry.<p>So, are you taking advantage of these software development trends that …

DevOps

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

inviUX Case study: A parking payment app

<i>This write-up examines an existing app’s UX and offers suggestions for improvement, as well as a redesigned UI.</i><p>Introduction<p>I recently found myself …

Wireframing

Study: Being a better gamer requires practice — but not too much

Want to get better at your game? According to science, you need to moderate your practice and train<p>A new study led by a Brown University researcher followed players of <i>Halo: Reach</i> over a period of about 7 months, as well as the matches of high-level players of <i>StarCraft II</i> to learn how they acquired …

Starcraft

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W computer brings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for just $10

The Raspberry Pi Foundation just turned five and to celebrate it just announced an update for its Zero computer, bringing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the diminutive and affordable computer.<p>This was a much-needed upgrade. While 2015’s Pi Zero is certainly an interesting computer, at an ultra-affordable …

The Era Of Data-Jacking Is Here. Are You Ready?

As data in the cloud becomes more valuable, the cost of weak security will soon be higher than many organizations can bear. Here's why.

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Did You Hear That? Robots Are Learning The Subtle Sounds Of Mechanical Breakdown

Expert mechanics can detect what’s wrong with a car without lifting the hood. So can deep learning robots, says startup 3DSignals.<p>Sometimes, machines just don’t sound right.<p>Brakes squeal, hard drives crunch, air conditioners rattle, and their owners know it’s time for a service call. But some of …