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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The very myriad of activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between them, is likely making you very tired.

When we attempt to multitask, we don’t actually do more than one activity at once, but quickly switch between them. And this switching is exhausting. It uses up oxygenated glucose in the brain, running down the same fuel that’s needed to focus on a task.

“That switching comes with a biological cost that ends up making us feel tired much more quickly than if we sustain attention on one thing,” says Daniel Levitin, professor of behavioral neuroscience at McGill University. “People eat more, they take more caffeine. Often what you really need in that moment isn’t caffeine, but just a break. If you aren’t taking regular breaks every couple of hours, your brain won’t benefit from that extra cup of coffee.”

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Juan Carlos Avendaño Cuéllar's curator insight, July 6, 2016 3:57 AM
Good and short review of consequences when multitasking. Highly relevant influences in our nowadays way of living.
Helen Teague's curator insight, July 7, 2016 8:29 AM
"Often what you really need in that moment isn’t caffeine, but just a break." Note: I began to read this post and immediately noticed that I was trying to attend to three other things simultaneously... good points here. Perhaps time to pause and reflect on Switch Overload
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multi tasking and me don't mix
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Books: The Inevitable

Books: The Inevitable | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Dit bericht werd geplaatst in Boeken door Marco Derksen OP BLOG KONEKSA MONDO. https://koneksa-mondo.nl/
I"n zijn boek The Inevitable schetst Kelly 12 trends die voor altijd de manier van communiceren, leren en werken zal veranderen: 
1. Becoming: Moving from fixed products to always upgrading services and subscriptions 
2. Cognifying: Making everything much smarter using cheap powerful AI that we get from the cloud 
3. Flowing: Depending on unstoppable streams in real-time for everything 
4. Screening: Turning all surfaces into screens Accessing: 
5. Shifting society from one where we own assets, to one where instead we will have access to services at all times. 
6. Sharing: Collaboration at mass-scale. Kelly writes, “On my imaginary Sharing Meter Index we are still at 2 out of 10.” 
7. Filtering: Harnessing intense personalization in order to anticipate our desires.
8. Remixing: Unbundling existing products into their most primitive parts and then recombine in all possible ways.
9.Interacting: Immersing ourselves inside our computers to maximize their engagement 
10.Tracking: Employing total surveillance for the benefit of citizens and consumers 
11.Questioning: Promoting good questions are far more valuable than good answers 
12. Beginning: Constructing a planetary system connecting all humans and machines into a global matrix".

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Islamic State’s ambitions and allure grow as territory shrinks

Islamic State’s ambitions and allure grow as territory shrinks | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
This year, strikes on four continents have been marked not by lone wolf attackers but by teams of assailants.
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Finally, someone is broadcasting this...lone wolf honor killings are the coming thing...we are going to regret all those people we turned out on the streets with no health care and meds, not to mention the young who are prime meat for this kind of thing.

"While the core of the caliphate in Iraq and Syria has been pummeled by coalition airstrikes and by armies and militias fighting them on the ground, Islamic State soldiers have spread throughout the Middle East and far afield. Attacks in Turkey, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Libya, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait and several European capitals, and the lone-wolf attacks in Orlando and San Bernardino, show the Islamic State’s potency as an ideology."
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Blockchain technology: Redefining trust for a global, digital economy

Blockchain technology: Redefining trust for a global, digital economy | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
a longer version of this blog post is available on the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative platform With Google Trends data showing that searches for the word “blockchain” have exponentially increased, we may be entering the peak of the...
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Who are the 1%? The answer might surprise you

Who are the 1%? The answer might surprise you | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
It’s official: half of the world’s wealth is now owned by the top 1%. Escalating levels of global inequality over recent years have led to the top percentile of wealth holders no
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Nintendo May Skip VR for its Forthcoming NX Console, Report Suggests - Road to VR

Nintendo May Skip VR for its Forthcoming NX Console, Report Suggests - Road to VR | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Nintendo’s recently delayed follow up to its Wii U console, code-named NX, now seems unlikely to feature any core VR technology, according to indication
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" Miyamoto said of VR “We’ve been looking at the technology, but we should also see how it fits into our products that are designed to use for the long term and how parents would feel about their children mounting VR devices,” before also sharing concerns about shared gaming experiences with immersive technology like VR – something Nintendo is all about."
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Walmart Is Testing A Robot Shopping Cart, So You Can Do The Job Of Low-Wage Workers

Walmart Is Testing A Robot Shopping Cart, So You Can Do The Job Of Low-Wage Workers | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The cart is designed to guide shoppers around the storeand eventually, even let them check out themselves as they shop.
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And Amazon is testing a new robot so you don't have to do anything but push the 'Now' button.
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Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans

Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Virginia Anderlini is 103 years old, and she is about to take her sixth trip into virtual reality.

In real life, she is sitting on the sofa in the bay window of her San Francisco assisted-living facility. Next to her, Dr. Sonya Kim gently tugs the straps that anchor the headset over Anderlini's eyes.

But in the virtual world, Anderlini is on a Hawaiian beach, and it's sunset, and she is surrounded by a glistening sea and a molten, purple-red sky. If she looks up, she sees the fronds of an enormous palm tree, and falling rainbow specks that dance in the air like the light from a disco ball.

"Hello, it's so nice to see you again," comes Kim's prerecorded voice from inside the headset. "It's such a beautiful day today, isn't it?"

"Oh my goodness!" says Anderlini, sounding delighted. She turns her head slowly from side to side, taking in the details of the virtual landscape: little grass shacks, twists of driftwood, outcroppings of volcanic rock. "Hey, that's really pretty!"

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The Innovative Instructor | Pedagogy – Best Practices – Technology

The Innovative Instructor | Pedagogy – Best Practices – Technology | Digital Culture | Scoop.it

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"The Innovative Instructor is a regular newsletter published by John Hopkins University to provide instructional resources and ideas to higher education instructors. The publication, which is available both online and in print, is spearheaded by the John Hopkins Center for Educational Resources and authored by CER staff along with John Hopkins faculty and graduate instructors. The Innovative Instructor regularly publishes articles related to three categories: pedagogy, best practices, and technology. Recent topics include a discussion of the merits - or lack thereof - of oral exams, plagiarism and academic honesty, and the uses of simulations or models in the classroom. The Innovative Instructor is unique in that it is aimed at university instructors teaching all disciplines. And while aimed at higher education professionals, teachers at the high school level may also find some software tools or ideas of use here."


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Get Ready to See This Globalization 'Elephant Chart' Over and Over Again

Get Ready to See This Globalization 'Elephant Chart' Over and Over Again | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The non-winners in globalization are the Western World's middle classes.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 2, 2016 6:26 AM

This is the real elephant in the room.

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Intro to Google Classroom Resources - Teacher Tech

Intro to Google Classroom Resources - Teacher Tech | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
This week I was the keynote for the pre-conference event at ISTE 2016. Here are the resource slides for my presentation on Google Classroom.
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Next Big Future: New Augmented Reality Helmet will let pilots see through fog, clouds and other obstructions

Next Big Future: New Augmented Reality Helmet will let pilots see through fog, clouds and other obstructions | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
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Create Amazing Workflows With MeisterTask Using IFTTT! | MeisterTask Blog

Create Amazing Workflows With MeisterTask Using IFTTT! | MeisterTask Blog | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
We're very proud to announce that MeisterTask now has its own channel on IFTTT, the popular web service that helps you be more productive by automating
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Hacker Profiles – The Bad Guys Of Online Security [Infographic]

Hacker Profiles – The Bad Guys Of Online Security [Infographic] | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Hackers, the villains of our age. These are the hacker profiles that make life on the Internet such a security risk. These are the things that drive them.
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How to see posts you like in new Facebook News Feed

How to see posts you like in new Facebook News Feed | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Weekend podcast weighs in on News Feed, Apple's new video blocking patent, better wifi with Eero.
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A world of 100 people: this video explains inequality in 2 minutes

A world of 100 people: this video explains inequality in 2 minutes | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
This video shows how the global population would be divided, and how equality would look, if the world were 100 people.
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Which platform is best for social media lead generation? • My Lead System PRO - MyLeadSystemPRO

Which platform is best for social media lead generation? • My Lead System PRO - MyLeadSystemPRO | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Wouldn’t it be great to generate leads, on demand? I realize that is a silly question but this can be a huge frustration for those who are looking to grow
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"What I’m about to tell you is going to give you relief going into 2016. There isn’t one that’s better. It’s the platform that you like. Once you start getting results, you can “Add” another to it. Here are a couple of issues I have seen marketers run into: Not allowing enough time for the “Learning Curve”. In other words, it’s a good idea to put some time into learning the process prior to jumping into a strategy. I have fallen into this category, where I would attend a webinar, get the gist of it and put an effort towards the strategy. It wastes time and money. Not allowing enough time for the strategy to take hold. Even if others are getting results in a week or so, it’s a good idea to give yourself 30-45 of “consistent effort days”. Trying to tackle too many platforms at one time."
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Azure rising: Microsoft will be largest Infrastructure as a Service vendor by 2019, says new Morgan Stanley survey

Azure rising: Microsoft will be largest Infrastructure as a Service vendor by 2019, says new Morgan Stanley survey | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
A new, international survey of 100 CIOs has good news for cloud companies — especially Microsoft — and, predictably, bad news for hardware vendors as the t
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According to Morgan Stanley’s 2016 CIO Survey, Microsoft’s Azure will edge out Amazon Web Services by 2019 for both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) use among 100 executives surveyed.

And it is built on Linux, sportsfans.
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Research: Why Best Practices Don’t Translate Across Cultures

Research: Why Best Practices Don’t Translate Across Cultures | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
And what to do about it.
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Parse.ly | Audience Data and Analytics for Digital Media Publishers

Parse.ly | Audience Data and Analytics for Digital Media Publishers | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Parse.ly partners with digital publishers to provide clear audience insights through an intuitive analytics platform.

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Adventures in Virtual Reality | Google | Cannes Lions 2016 | LIVE

Virtual reality is here.  For the first time, you can step inside experiences and feel like you're actually there. VR lets you travel to faraway destinations, stand on stage with your favorite artists, and play in new worlds. From Cardboard beginnings to fully immersive experiences, Google is bringing virtual reality to everyone. Join Clay Bavor, Vice President of VR at Google, to find out what a future with virtual reality will mean for all of us creators, storytellers, and dreamers.


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Presentation by Clay Bavor, head of VR at Google made in Cannes on June 21, 2016, outlines Google's present strategy in the VR space.

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The New Laws of Identity: By Kim Cameron | Craig Burton

The New Laws of Identity: By Kim Cameron | Craig Burton | Digital Culture | Scoop.it

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Teach and learn from everywhere in the classroom with Google Cast for Education

Teach and learn from everywhere in the classroom with Google Cast for Education | Digital Culture | Scoop.it

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