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As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work? - Trends in the Living Networks

As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work? - Trends in the Living Networks | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of press the last few days about a paper The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?, published by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology.
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Donald Clark Plan B: Good, bad and ugly: 7 critics of social media

Donald Clark Plan B: Good, bad and ugly: 7 critics of social media | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
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The business of textbooks or why do students prefer print?

The business of textbooks or why do students prefer print? | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Students prefer print. Julie K. Bartley, an associate professor of geology and chair of the geology department at Gustavus Adolphus College, hears the sentiment from her undergraduates. "Our studen...
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NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure

NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Bruce Schneier: The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways we can protect ourselves
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Google Ventures Stresses Science of Deal, Not Art of the Deal

Google Ventures Stresses Science of Deal, Not Art of the Deal | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Since its founding in 2009, Google Ventures has stood out in an industry whose track record has trailed the stock markets at large.
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Ending the Tyranny of the Open-Plan Office

Ending the Tyranny of the Open-Plan Office | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
In a new study, design firm Gensler finds workers need a variety of work environments to maximize productivity and job satisfaction
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The 'Sink-Urinal' Saves Water, Encourages Men To Wash Hands : NPR

The 'Sink-Urinal' Saves Water, Encourages Men To Wash Hands : NPR | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
The design, called Stand, is already selling to customers across Europe. The same water running while you wash your hands is also used to flush, says the designer.
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A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent

A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Simulated wind, provided by an electric fan, is good at both discouraging insect flight and dissipating the mosquito-attracting emanations that humans emit.
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Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do

Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Microsoft researchers have developed a mobility prediction system that knows where you will be even years down the road. What does this mean for the...
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How the Moon Messes With Your Sleep | TIME.com

How the Moon Messes With Your Sleep | TIME.com | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
A new look at old data gives credence to a long-suspected phenomenon
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The rise of the personal franchise site in news » Pressthink

The rise of the personal franchise site in news » Pressthink | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
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How One Weird Trick Conquered the Internet

How One Weird Trick Conquered the Internet | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads.
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Michael Lewis: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

Michael Lewis: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer? | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
With Sergey Aleynikov in prison for lifting computer code from Goldman Sachs, Michael Lewis convenes a private “jury” to determine what he actually did wrong.
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Bye, Bye Cookie: Microsoft Plots Its Own Tracking Technology to Span Desktop, Mobile, Xbox

Bye, Bye Cookie: Microsoft Plots Its Own Tracking Technology to Span Desktop, Mobile, Xbox | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Microsoft is looking to create its own cookie replacement that would work across desktop computers, tablets, smartphones and Xbox.
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The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review

The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
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Global Patent Map Reveals the Structure of Technological Progress | MIT Technology Review

Global Patent Map Reveals the Structure of Technological Progress | MIT Technology Review | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
By mapping the way patents cite each other, network scientists have been able to study how different technologies rely on each other and how new technologies emerge
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You Won’t Finish This Article

You Won’t Finish This Article | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on this page, about 61 of you—38 percent—are already gone.
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Essay: 13 Ways to Make Something Go Viral

Essay: 13 Ways to Make Something Go Viral | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Buzzfeed gives up the secret sauce of virality.
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BuzzFeed is a social publisher with 30 million monthly visitors and Facebook is ...
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OMG! State Department Dropped $630,000 on Facebook “Likes”

OMG! State Department Dropped $630,000 on Facebook “Likes” | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
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The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type

The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
A Daily Beast investigation on what your iPhone doesn’t want you to say.
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Faith and Works at Apple by Edward Mendelson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Faith and Works at Apple by Edward Mendelson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
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In Iraq, the Bomb-Detecting Device That Didn't Work, Except to Make Money - Businessweek

In Iraq, the Bomb-Detecting Device That Didn't Work, Except to Make Money - Businessweek | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
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The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements.
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Conjuring a fright: what makes a great horror movie?

Conjuring a fright: what makes a great horror movie? | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
Tom Shone: For today's sophisticated audience, it's not all about jump scares – the best horror movies keep playing even if you shut your eyes
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How Chinese Ingenuity Destroyed Salad Bars at Pizza Hut

How Chinese Ingenuity Destroyed Salad Bars at Pizza Hut | Digital Technology and Life | Scoop.it
You had one trip to the salad bar. So dammit, you had to make it count.
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