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What is Social Cooling?

When doctors in New York were given scores this had unexpected results.<p>Doctors that tried to help advanced cancer patients had a higher mortality …

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Artificial Intelligence

This is where your smartphone battery begins

The cobalt price was falling, even as battery demand shot up. The price of lithium, another key battery material, was skyrocketing.<p>“It got so clear that artisanal mining was taking a big place in the supply chain,” Vandeputte said, adding that Umicore buys only from industrial mines, including …

Cobalt

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. …

How Chinese History Provides Guidance in the Age of Trump and Brexit

SHANGHAI -- In recent years, globalization has been increasingly perceived as a threat, and the longing for the good old days has been growing -- the "Brexit" being a recent example. To reflect on this, let us take some very old Chinese perspectives, for globalization and various reactions to it …

3. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Without a doubt one of the most influential documentary films ever made, The Thin Blue Line centres on the arrest and conviction of a man names …

Best Documentaries on Netflix

The 10 Best Documentaries on Netflix<p>Unlike narrative films, documentaries have the power to legitimately illuminate a subject in a straightforward …

Documentaries

Tutankhamun: The Life & Death of the Boy Pharaoh

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who was buried in a lavish tomb filled with gold artifacts in the Valley of the Kings. His tomb, given the …

Building an Educational App? Read This First

Opinion | Edtech Business<p>Building an Educational App? Read This First<p>By Christopher Pedregal     Feb 20, 2016<p>Image Credit: Hardyguardy / …

The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

What Amazon is to shopping and social media is to information, Netflix is to entertainment: disruptive and dominant. After their red envelopes …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Documentaries

Technical documentation, API, and code examples

Microsoft Docs<p>docs.microsoft.com is the home for Microsoft documentation for end users, developers, and IT professionals. Check out our quickstarts, …

The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed

The past has a disconcerting habit of bursting, uninvited and unwelcome, into the present. This year history gate-crashed modern America in the form of a 150-year-old document: a few sheets of paper that compelled Hollywood actor Ben Affleck to issue a public apology and forced the highly regarded …

Software is being developed to allow employers to trawl through your social media

Workplace commentator Malcolm King caused a stir this week when he wrote that soon, employers would be able to use computer algorithms to vet …

Can't Code? This iPad App Will Easily Let You Make Your Own Video Game

There's no shortage of nit-picking gamers who feel they could easily make better video games than what's being released every week. And thanks to a …

26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching

June 29, 2014<br>Today I am bringing you a great find I learned through TechChef4U. This is a list of useful iPad apps to transform your teaching. The …

Professors See Shift in Academic Attitudes on Wikipedia | News | The Harvard Crimson

While professors, scholars, and other academics in the early 2000s cautioned students not to consult Wikipedia at all when researching, attitudes …

Using Wikipedia: a scholar redraws academic lines by including it in his syllabus

If you are familiar with the phrase “hidden curriculum” (referring to rules, norms and behaviors that are taught intentionally or not in nearly all …

The year in ideas: TED Talks of 2014

The Best Chrome Extensions

Are you confused by the 65,000+ extensions in the Chrome Web Store? Do you find it difficult to distinguish the best apps from the time wasters? …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

The Hemingwrite Might Just Be A Solution For Distracted Writers Everywhere

Acclaimed for his simple style, Ernest Hemingway was economical when it came to the tools of his craft. All he needed to write, he said, was "[t]he blue-backed notebooks, the two pencils and the pencil sharpener (a pocket knife was too wasteful), the marble-topped tables, the smell of <i>café crèmes</i>, …

How To See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery on the iPad

Nothing wrecks the experience of using a great mobile device like having poor battery life. You can have the latest, greatest iPad Air 2 or a flagship smartphone, but if your battery life struggles to keep up with your useof the device, it can quickly become frustrating and also put a dent in your …

Batteries

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Some districts have started implementing <b>responsible digital use guidelines</b> or <b>empowered digital use policies</b>. Regardless of the title you choose, it …

Education Technology

Is technology making us smarter?

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

How Google Search Works and A Whole Bunch of Search Tips

Google's Inside Search is a good place to find information about how Google search works and to find a slew of search tips. How Search Works is an …