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When Product Features Disappear – Amazon, Apple and Tesla and the Troubled Future for 21st Century Consumers

When Product Features Disappear – Amazon, Apple and Tesla and the Troubled Future for 21st Century Consumers | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One of the great innovations of the 21st century are products that are cloud-connected and update and improve automatically. For software, gone are the days of having to buy a new version of physic...
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A perfect example:  "Amazon – Down the Memory Hole
In July 2009 facing a copyright lawsuit Amazon remotely deleted two books users had already downloaded and paid for on their Kindles. Amazon did so without notifying the users let alone asking their permission. It was a chilling reminder that when books and content are bits instead of atoms, someone can change the content – or simply disappear a book – all without users’ permission. (The irony was the two books Amazon deleted were Animal Farm and 1984.)"

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25 Important Skills for 21st Century Students

25 Important Skills for 21st Century Students | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...three major areas : digital skills. thinking skills, and learning skills. Of course all of these skills are interrelated with each other and are applicable in more than one area. for instance , we can use the digital skill of online searching to cultivate a learning skill which is finding information...etc"

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Stay Focused on the Current Task with a “Procrastination Pad”

Stay Focused on the Current Task with a “Procrastination Pad” | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Writing things down helps you remember them later, but it's also a great way to keep yourself from getting distracted.
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What the heck is a Vision Board? How can it change your life?

What the heck is a Vision Board?  How can it change your life? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Step One: Cut out pictures of things you love. Step Two: Paste them onto paper. Step Three: Realize your life's ambition? Well...sort of. Martha Beck on the right way to use a vision board."

 

"...the mental state that produced the elephant and parrot miracles was very different from the hankering I directed at my usual goals. And I've come to realize that you need to get into that mind-space if you want your vision board to work for you like a short-order cook hopped up on Red Bull. Here's how to do it..."

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5 Takeaways from Benjamin Franklin's Life - UnCollege

5 Takeaways from Benjamin Franklin's Life - UnCollege | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Look for opportunites for improvement everywhere.

2. Apply what you learn.

3. Question your surroundings.

4. Learn to network.

5. Develop a set of virtues.

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Benjamin Franklin was a hackademic.

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GPS Satellite Being Replaced by GPS2S5

GPS Satellite Being Replaced by GPS2S5 | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is pretty amazing and chances are it's playing a much greater role in your life than you realize. Anthony explains how GPS works and tells you about some pretty cool upgrades coming soon.
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UVioO - Doctor Who's Top 11 Uses For a Sonic Screwdriver: 2013 Edition

UVioO - Doctor Who's Top 11 Uses For a Sonic Screwdriver: 2013 Edition | Good Advice | Scoop.it
UVioO - Subscribe now for exclusive DOCTOR WHO videos & more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=bbcamericatv Follow more DOCTOR WHO: Tumblr: http://doctorwho.tumblr.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctorwho_bbca bbcamerica.com: ...
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The Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century

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The Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic] on Digital Delights - Digital Tribes curated by Ana Cristina Pratas
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Why only the young?  This applies to all ages.

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Synaptic transistor learns while it computes

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“The transistor we’ve demonstrated is really an analog to the synapse in our brains,” says co-lead author Jian Shi, a postdoctoral fellow at SEAS. “Each time a neuron initiates an action and another neuron reacts, the synapse between them increases the strength of its connection. And the faster the neurons spike each time, the stronger the synaptic connection. Essentially, it memorizes the action between the neurons.”

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3 Ways Your Mom Is Better Than You At Facebook

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If all people used Facebook the ways our moms did, teens and adults would enjoy the social network more than ever. Here are 3 reasons why.
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...take what you like from it, and use what you find useful."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:24 AM

Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

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Study: Musical Training Teaches Us to Detect Our Own Mistakes and rapidly make needed adjustments

Study: Musical Training Teaches Us to Detect Our Own Mistakes and rapidly make needed adjustments | Good Advice | Scoop.it
New research finds musical training appears to sharpen our ability to detect our own mistakes, and rapidly make needed adjustments.

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Amira's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:20 AM

"According to this research, people who spend many hours in the practice room not only process information unusually efficiently, but they also do a superior job of not letting occasional errors derail them.

These findings "suggest that playing a musical instrument might improve the ability to monitor our behavior and adjust our responses effectively when needed," (...) In addition, “higher levels of musical practice were also associated with a better engagement of cognitive control processes, as indicated by more efficient error and conflict detection,” the researchers report. Participants who had spent more quality time with their instruments had "a better ability to detect errors and conflicts, and a reduced reactiveness to these detected problems.” (...) In other words, if you hit a wrong note, it’s important to be immediately aware of what you did wrong, but it’s just as important to not hesitate or second-guess yourself. You quickly take stock what happened and move on—a skill the musicians in the study applied to these two tests, and one players can presumably apply to an assortment of everyday challenges."

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"According to this research, people who spend many hours in the practice room not only process information unusually efficiently, but they also do a superior job of not letting occasional errors derail them.

These findings "suggest that playing a musical instrument might improve the ability to monitor our behavior and adjust our responses effectively when needed," (...) In addition, “higher levels of musical practice were also associated with a better engagement of cognitive control processes, as indicated by more efficient error and conflict detection,” the researchers report. Participants who had spent more quality time with their instruments had "a better ability to detect errors and conflicts, and a reduced reactiveness to these detected problems.” (...) In other words, if you hit a wrong note, it’s important to be immediately aware of what you did wrong, but it’s just as important to not hesitate or second-guess yourself. You quickly take stock what happened and move on—a skill the musicians in the study applied to these two tests, and one players can presumably apply to an assortment of everyday challenges."

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qCraft: A Beginner's Guide To Quantum Physics In Minecraft

qCraft is a mod that brings principles of quantum physics to Minecraft. Learn more at qCraft.org This video is a look at those principles, how you can use th...
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Ask Yourself

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How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Like Iron Man soaring out of the sky to save the day, the inquiry process can help save your tail when tasked with learning just about anything.
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The Benjamin Franklin Effect

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The Misconception: You do nice things for the people you like and bad things to the people you hate. The Truth: You grow to like people for whom you do nice things and hate people you harm. Benjami...


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"When you feel anxiety over your actions, you will seek to lower the anxiety by creating a fantasy world in which your anxiety can’t exist, and then you come to believe the fantasy is reality just as Benjamin Franklin’s rival did. "

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DNews: Pop Music Makes Solar Cells More Efficient : DNews

DNews: Pop Music Makes Solar Cells More Efficient : DNews | Good Advice | Scoop.it
As crazy as it sounds, solar panels actually respond to pop music! Scientists in the U.K. have discovered that a certain type of experimental panel drastically increases efficiency if loud music is played nearby.
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Eight Inside Tips Game Changing People Use To Create Their Success

Eight Inside Tips Game Changing People Use To Create Their Success | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Learn to say yes at inconvenient times.

2. Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable.

3. Challenge the stories *you* tell yourself.

4. Learn to filter the feedback of others.

5. Lucky people frequently manufacture opportunties.

6. Reframe setbacks as learning opportunities.

7. Fear alone is not a good enough reason.

8. Excuses and being told "no" are rarely barriers.

 

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11 Insane Inventions You Didn't Know Existed : DNews

11 Insane Inventions You Didn't Know Existed : DNews | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Fact is almost always stranger than fiction.

 

1. Tricorder

2. Robotaxi

3. Hoverboard

4. Exoskeleton

5. Nano Drones

6. Universal Translator

7. Dog Translator

8. Cloning

9. Shark Repellent

10. Adamantium

11. Force Field

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Why is My Teen So Forgetful?

Why is My Teen So Forgetful? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
David Wilcox, of Musings on the Middle Years of Education, and I have worked together to create an infographic about the teen brain. It is based on a blog post he wrote over a year ago (Click here ...

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Bill Moody's curator insight, November 12, 2013 7:53 AM

Not every teen but interesting graphic on why the teen mind appears so different

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Wireless Device Converts “Lost” Energy into Electric Power | Duke Pratt School of Engineering

Wireless Device Converts “Lost” Energy into Electric Power | Duke Pratt School of Engineering | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct current voltage capable of recharging a cell phone battery or other small electronic device...

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What Star Wars Teaches Us About Technology -- InformationWeek

What Star Wars Teaches Us About Technology -- InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Luke Skywalker had it right. Push away the screen and go with The Force from time to time.
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Cyborg Cockroach Sparks Ethics Debate | Science/AAAS

Cyborg Cockroach Sparks Ethics Debate | Science/AAAS | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"At the TEDx conference in Detroit last week, RoboRoach #12 scuttled across the exhibition floor, pursued not by an exterminator but by a gaggle of fascinated onlookers. Wearing a tiny backpack of microelectronics on its shell, the cockroach—a member of the Blaptica dubia species—zigzagged along the corridor in a twitchy fashion, its direction controlled by the brush of a finger against an iPhone touch screen..."


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Nima Dehghani's curator insight, October 7, 2013 11:03 PM

Right or wrong?

The company's website: https://backyardbrains.com/experiments/

This is their page on RoboRoach: https://backyardbrains.com/products/roboroach_beta

Toon Mojoham's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:58 AM

this is  very interesting...  I will need a lot of time to thnk about this.

Mark Waser's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:37 PM

Playing with (or rather, manipulating against their will -- for no overriding purpose) sentient organisms seems *to me* to have crossed the line.