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LEGO blends physical and digital worlds with LEGO Fusion

0<p>SHARES<p>LEGO is bringing brick-building and tablets together with its latest venture, LEGO Fusion.<p>Designed to ‘blend the physical and digital worlds', …

Risk compensation

Rational decision theory predicts that decreasing the riskiness of a activity will tend to increase the prevalence and degree of risky activity. As …

San Quentin Inmates Share Life Lessons From Prison

Inmates at California's San Quentin State Prison — who certainly have a lot of time to think about life — responded to the question through volunteers with a program called The Last Mile.<p>That program aims to help ex-cons re-enter society by connecting them with internship programs in Silicon Valley.<p>…

How To Take Action In The Face Of Limited Knowledge

The founding father of nanotechnology, Eric Drexler, who aptly described the difference between science and engineering, comments on the central differences between how science and engineering approach solutions in a world of limited knowledge.<p>Drexler's explanation, found in his insightful book …

Speculation on the virtuous person's emotions

Take seriously the Socratic idea that emotional awareness is a kind of perception of normative states of affairs: pain is a perception of actual …

Yet another amusing ontological argument

• The existence of a perfect being does not entail the existence of horrendous, morally intolerable, gratuitous evil.<br>• If it is possible that there is a …

A deontic-ontological argument

• There ought to be a perfect being.<br>• What ought to be is possible. (Ought implies can.)<br>• If a perfect being is possible, there is a perfect being. (By S5 …

Culpability and reasons

Suppose I have (both objectively and subjectively) a morally decisive reason <i>R</i> to refrain from doing <i>A</i>. But nonetheless I do <i>A</i> for some reason <i>S</i>. This …

Chinese Producer Prices Fall 2.7% Highlighting The Nation's Excess Capacity Woes

This compares with a 2.1% rise in consumer prices and a 2.9% fall in producer prices in May.<p>Producer prices have been negative for 16 months and Bloomberg BRIEF economist Michael McDonough tweeted that this showed "tremendous slack in the manufacturing sector."<p>We have previously reported that the …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'x3bzZ5YzotLZQKMUOTKm3k0D59Fe0GNW', {"autoplay":true}); }); //<p>While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places.<p>Here, we look at one such example where the data that we …

Everything You Wanted To Know About How Moms Use Their Smartphones

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. International subscribers: Mobile Insights will not be delivered on July 4 due to the U.S. Independence Day</i> …

The 8 Most Important Charts In China

It is also an incredibly dynamic and complicated economy with many moving parts.<p>We recently got more evidence that suggests China's economy is decelerating. Indeed, concerns are piling up as interest rates rise and its super hot housing market begins to cool.<p>Morgan Stanley's Asia Pacific research …

3 Reasons Why We Don't Need To Freak Out About China's Ugly Economic Data

The official China manufacturing PMI index fell to 50.1 in June from 50.8 in May. This was right in line with expectations, but nevertheless reflects a sector that is just barely growing.<p>The unofficial HSBC PMI index fell to a 9-month low of 48.2. This sub-50 reading signals contraction.<p>While …

How Amazon Is Trying To Create A Huge Mobile Business

But when it comes to mobile, Amazon's ambitions are anything but limited to ecommerce.<p>Recent reports from <b>BI Intelligence</b> detail Amazon's mobile ambitions, analyzing everything from the potential impact of a rumored Amazon smartphone to Amazon's ability to become a huge player in mobile</b> …

The Grounds of Moral Status (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. For Which Entities Does the Question of Moral Status Arise?<p>A variety of applied ethics debates regarding how certain beings – human beings, …

Pufendorf's Moral and Political Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

<i>Abbreviations</i>:<p>EJU<p><i>Elementa jurisprudentiae universalis</i> (<i>Elements of Universal Jurisprudence</i>): 2009, 1999, 1995a, 1995b, 1994a (sels.), 1931a, 1931b, …

Moral Luck (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The idea that morality is immune from luck finds inspiration in Kant:<p>A good will is not good because of what it effects or accomplishes, because of …

Qualia (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

(1) Qualia as phenomenal character. Consider your visual experience as you stare at a bright turquoise color patch in a paint store. There is …

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These 5 Mobile Video Data Points Will Blow Your Mind

In a <b>recent report</b>, <b>BI Intelligence</b> breaks down the mobile video ecosystem, analyzing the behavior and devices behind the growth in consumption, and examining the demographics and behavior of mobile video consumers. <b>We specifically detail</b> how mobile video monetization is booming, and look at the new …

CHART OF THE DAY: Smartphone Sales Are On The Verge Of Overtaking Feature Phone Sales

<i>This chart comes from BI Intelligence, a research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Smartphones accounted for the 49% of total mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2013, coming tantalizingly close to overtaking feature phone …

INSTANT MBA: Say 'No' So You Can Over Deliver And Focus On Goals

"In the services space, it's easy to want to say 'yes' to everything, but for us, saying 'no' keeps us specialized to our sweet spot, and ensures that we over deliver every time. It keeps us focused on building for the long-term as opposed to being reactionary and taking low hanging fruit just …

4 Subtle Ways To Figure Out A Company's Culture

A team that supports your love for collaboration, your do-it-yourself spirit, or your desire to have a great mentor.<p>Sure, you could do good work anywhere—but if the attitudes and predispositions of the workplace feel like second nature, you're more likely to hit the ground running (and to be happy …

What is it to perceive something 'on the side'?

In his Psychologie from an Empirical Standpoint (1874) Franz Brentano quoted Aristotle Metaphysic 12.9 approvingly:<p>It seems that knowing, perceiving, …

21 companies use Gamification to get better business results

Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems. Often used in training …