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Maschine Jam is the Next Step in Making Music

Native Instruments is bringing the spontaneity back to music production<p>15<p>SHARES<p>Since Native Instruments released the original Maschine, it has been …

Music Production
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Google is making its educational tools more powerful

Students will be able to cast their screens to the teacher's projector<p>It’s no secret that Google’s Chromebooks have seen the most success in the classroom, and have quickly become the de facto education computer in the US thanks to their low cost and easy management. Today, Google is announcing new …

Education Technology

Amazon Echo can now add events to Google Calendar

Amazon's Echo digital assistant is one of its first bona fide hardware successes since the debut of the Kindle, and now the company is extending the …

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

Creativity

Science Explains Why Some Ideas Flop While Others Flourish | Inc.com

Why do some ideas flourish while others dwindle and fade?<p>Even in creative environments where ideas are touted as being valuable yet volatile and in need of nurturing they are often rejected on a whim. What makes some ideas hard to accept while others are jumped on immediately?<p>After asking myself …

Creativity

5 Creative Ways Schools Can Use Google Forms (That Aren’t Surveys) - BetterCloud Monitor

Google Forms is an often overlooked product in the Google Apps Suite. I can see why, who likes to spend their time filling out surveys? But as is the …

Google’s new app-controlled router makes WiFi way simpler

One of the worst parts of the internet is actually getting on the internet. Wireless routers always seem to be finicky devices, beeping and blinking in the corner of the room, often dropping your connection for no apparent reason, sending you into a blind fit of rage as you sit there trying to …

Wi-Fi

25 Science Fiction Books Being Adapted into TV Shows

Comic book adaptations might be all the rage right now, but TV execs are rapidly seeking inspiration from the world of science fiction writing for …

Science Fiction

Robot revolution: 22 stocks to buy

The robot revolution is here -- and it's creating serious money-making opportunities for savvy investors.<p>Innovations like driverless cars, drones and robotic surgical arms are already disrupting how we live our lives. And this is just the beginning.<p>The market for robots and artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Powerful Chromebook Apps for Creating Educational Infographics and Posters

October 4, 2015<br>Looking for tools to use on your Chromebook to create posters and infographics to share with your students? The apps below are good …

Infographics

The 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die, According to Amazon

Assembling the list of the most essential science fiction and fantasy books is a huge undertaking, but Amazon has tackled it. And their list is not …

Science Fiction

The creator of Android thinks the next big thing isn't in mobile

"What am I going to do for the next 10 years of my life? Am I going to fight for 1% market share, or am I going to make 10 more Androids?" Rubin said of his decision to leave.<p>After taking a break to mow lawns, he joked, Rubin has returned to tech as a venture capitalist with a passion to look for …

Mobile

The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written

Share the post "The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written"<p>Dune (Frank Herbert)<p>Often quoted as “Science Fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings”. And …

Science Fiction

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking

The Lettuce Wrap Recipes Everyone’s Pinning Like Crazy

When the temps are high, frankly the only kind of recipe idea we’re interested in is one that’s light and refreshing (and can we also add: fast, easy …

Healthy Eating

Narcolepsy medication modafinil is world's first safe 'smart drug'

Increasingly taken by healthy people to improve focus before exams, after a comprehensive review researchers say modafinil is safe in the short-term<p>Modafinil is the world’s first safe “smart drug”, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of …

Medicine

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Immune System

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

Women, There's A Reason Why You're Shivering In The Office

He was probably about 40 years old, 155 pounds, white and wearing a suit. And he's the reason why women are shivering at their desks in air-conditioned buildings.<p>At some point in the 1930s, someone defined "metabolic equivalents" — how much energy a body requires while sitting, walking and running. …

United Nations

Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices

Amazon released the Alexa Appkit last month in hopes that developers will create cool new features for the voice technology that powers the Echo. This time, the e-commerce giant is offering the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) itself as a developer preview, which both hobbyists and legit hardware …

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

Genetics

The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

From the whiz-bang and cheesy to the far-out and prematurely cancelled, sci-fi and TV have had a nice run. We locked ourselves in the basement with several milk crates of VHS tapes, laser discs, and back issues of Starlog to come up with the top<p>From the whiz-bang and cheesy to the far-out and …

Science Fiction

Amazon - Press Room - Press Release

<i>A free set of APIs allows developers to add Alexa to their devices—any device with a speaker, a microphone, and an Internet connection can integrate</i> …

Alexa Skills Kit

Give Your Vision a Voice and Reach More Customers<p>What Is an Alexa Skill?<p>Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of …

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

How I nearly became hooked on a $335 laptop bag

When I was first approached about checking out the WaterField Designs $335 Rough Rider messenger bag, it occurred to me that I've never written about something as decidedly non-technical before. Let's face it: When I plop down my case and begin unloading my work stuff, my focus has always been on …