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How Gaming is Affecting Our Culture and Health

How Gaming is Affecting Our Culture and Health | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

The current state of the United States gaming industry might surprise you. Your little brother isn't the only one playing, and parents might actually approve. With 58 percent of Americans playing video games, the types of players and the potential benefits they're reaping span far and wide.

 


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Antonia Gozzi's comment, August 25, 2013 1:57 PM
A very nice infographic! I thought I was the only girl who like to play games :)

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Jess Gronholm's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:30 PM

After spending time with my family this past week, which includes 5 boys and 2 girls under the age of 10 - I realized just how addicting video games have become. They each had their own iPad or iPhone to play games on - which meant they were all playing seperately rather than together. It made the whole family experience feel a bit disjointed...

Maxx Johnson's curator insight, September 18, 2013 12:05 AM

Social networking and games can hurt and weaken the bonds and face to face communications of people.

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Google is a Health Tech Enterprise: 7 Ventures to Watch Entering 2015

Google is a Health Tech Enterprise: 7 Ventures to Watch Entering 2015 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Google’s first step into the health care industry can be marked by the emergence of Google Glass in 2013, when physicians found the device useful in clinical settings. That very year, Google also created a Life and Sciences division at Google X with the intention of creating major “moonshot” health care innovations.

According to the Wall Street Journal, more than one-third of Google’s venture capital in 2014 went to health care and life science companies, reflecting a 9 percent increase from the previous two years. And that momemtum doesn’t look to slow down in the next year.

“Barring some huge calamity, we’ll see more interesting things in life sciences in 2015,” said Bill Maris, head of Google Ventures in an interview with HIT Consultant.
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A Cool New Theory Explains Why Red Wine Is So Damned Good For You

A Cool New Theory Explains Why Red Wine Is So Damned Good For You | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
The antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine and other foods like nuts and soy, is known for its ability to decrease incidence of heart disease and other illnesses, leading some to call it the "elixir of youth." Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute now have an explanation for how it works.

Resveratrol (prounounced rez-veer-a-trole) is an organic compound found in grapes and other foods, but especially red wine. The effects of this chemical on human health have been disputed over the years, but it has been reported to extend lifespan, provide cardiovascular, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer effects. Scientists have argued for years about how it works, but a team from SRI now claims that resveratrol activates an evolutionary defence mechanism in human cells — one that in turn protects the integrity of our DNA.
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5 Presentation Predictions for 2015

5 Presentation Predictions for 2015 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

With 2015 fast approaching, I’m going to use my futuristic lens on once again, and offer my 5 presentation predictions for this upcoming year.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 24, 10:59 AM

An interesting opinion/ prediction about what is awaiting those who are going to make presentations next year.

Arjun Rajagopalan's comment, December 24, 10:50 PM
No question at all, we have come a long way from having Powerpoint as the king of the heap of presentation software. The variety of options on offer, and the range of capabilities are wide, diverse and individually tailored to the needs of presenters. The day of one-package-does-it-all is over. Microsoft themselves seem to have realised it and ar pitching Sway as the successor to Powerpoint. Interesting times ahead.
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Reimagining Healthcare Through Wearable Tech And Collaboration

Reimagining Healthcare Through Wearable Tech And Collaboration | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
 Tech giants are making early moves to partner as they see business opportunities emerge in the digital healthcare market. Earlier in December, we learned that Intel will replace Texas Instruments as the provider of chips for Google Glass.
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Companies will spend trillions of dollars Into These 7 Areas Of Tech In 2015

Companies will spend trillions of dollars Into These 7 Areas Of Tech In 2015 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"To uncover the hottest new trends in business tech next year, we spoke to some of the most successful enterprise-focused venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

Here's what VCs expect to happen in enterprise tech next year »

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Top 10 Trends in Digital Marketing | Impact Lab

Top 10 Trends in Digital Marketing | Impact Lab | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
In the coming year, mobile will continue to strengthen its hold on the industry, smart data will outshine big data, and real-time marketing will become an
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How to Become the Content Innovator In Your Organization

How to Become the Content Innovator In Your Organization | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
You’re likely well aware of the potential benefits of implementing an inclusive content marketing strategy. You’ve seen how it can transform a brand, and now you’re itching to put the channel to work for your organization.

However, your colleagues are likely less enthusiastic about this approach—if they’re aware of it at all. An inclusive content strategy often entails involvement across the entire organization and additional investment from up the ladder. Your coworkers may be resistant to extra responsibilities, and your higher-ups already have a budget that’s stretched thin.

There’s no denying that selling your organization on content will be tough, but the results make it well worth the effort. So, how do you champion this idea and convince your company to embrace content?
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La batería de grafeno para coche con 1.000 km de autonomía

La batería de grafeno para coche con 1.000 km de autonomía | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
La Universidad de Córdoba y las empresas Graphenano y Grabat Energy han desarrollado una batería de grafeno para coche que ofrece una autonomía de 1.000 km.
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El grafeno sigue sorprendiendo al mundo y ahora puede provocar una revolución en el sistema de transporte automotriz al hacer cada vez más atractivo el cambio del coche a combustible por el del coche eléctríco.

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Fast food slows the brain, new study finds - Telegraph

Fast food slows the brain, new study finds - Telegraph | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
For parents desperate to persuade their children about the ill-effects of takeaway meals it may be seen as a vindication of their warnings: a new study suggests that fast food may slow the brain.
Children who ate the most fast food were found to have poorer scores in tests for maths, science and reading, in research based on more than 8,000 participants.
One theory suggested by researchers is that a lack of iron – which is associated with fast food – leads to a slowing in development of certain processes in the brain. Another theory is that diets high in fat and added sugar have a detrimental impact on learning processes.
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The Most Awesome Robots (until 2014) - YouTube

The Most Awesome Robots (until 2014) - YouTube | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Will robots take over the world one day in your opinion? (2014-2015) The next generation of NAO Robot Honda Asimo (latest version) Paul the drawing robot Bos...
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How information moves between cultures

How information moves between cultures | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
By analyzing data on multilingual Twitter users and Wikipedia editors and on 30 years’ worth of book translations in 150 countries, researchers at MIT, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Aix Marseille University have developed network maps that they say represent the strength of the cultural connections between speakers of different languages.
This week, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they show that a language’s centrality in their network — as defined by both the number and the strength of its connections — better predicts the global fame of its speakers than either the population or the wealth of the countries in which it is spoken.
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Why the sharing economy could be the internet’s most divisive revolution yet

Why the sharing economy could be the internet’s most divisive revolution yet | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
This is the “sharing economy”, hailed by the government for creating “micro-entrepreneurs” and by economists for putting “excess capacity” to use. Traditional businesses and workers – from hotel owners to taxi drivers – have been less welcoming.

The sector is growing fast. Airbnb claims to have more than 1m rooms available, compared with the 13m rooms provided by formal hotel chains (not including bed and breakfast rooms). Uber can claim thousands of drivers – some poached from other lift services, or working for more than one. Not all companies are doing so well: TaskRabbit, which puts you in touch with vetted “taskers” to take whatever chore you want off your hands, has struggled to grow beyond its current 19 cities, which include London.
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Educating Minds Online (Chronicle)

Educating Minds Online (Chronicle) | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Online courses—or an online component of a traditional class—offer a way to “give students repeated, challenging practice with the concepts we want them to know and the skills we want them to master,” Miller said. “When I started out as a teacher, we cognitive psychologists already knew that things like frequent quizzing were incredibly beneficial to learning. I was excited to apply these findings, but when I got into a real classroom environment I found that it was overwhelmingly difficult and time consuming to actually do so. In many traditional courses you also can’t do things like offer repeated quiz attempts with different questions, or adapt the quiz to the topics that individual students are having the most trouble with.”

Miller is referring there to the well-established “testing effect,” which describes the learning boost that comes when students are required to make frequent efforts to draw material from their memory and use it in different contexts.
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School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Rural school districts find creative ways to bring Internet access to students at their homes in poor areas. One school district parks Wi-Fi enabled buses at a trailer park.
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Utilizar móviles inteligentes modifica el cerebro en tiempo real

Utilizar móviles inteligentes modifica el cerebro en tiempo real | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
El úso de móviles con pantalla táctil modifica la representación de los dedos en el cerebro. Estas adaptaciones pueden ser positivas proque contribuyen a adaptar nuestro cerebro al uso de pantallas tátiles. Pero el aumento en la plasticidad puede ser también un indicador de problemas. La plasticidad cortical en quienes tocan instrumentos de cuerda se asocia con distonía (contracciones involuntarias de los músculos) y dolor crónico. Ya algunos estudios asocian el excesivo uso de los móviles a molestias como las anteriores.
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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day


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Some great technology tips for helping to focus and boost your mind.

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Interesting 3D Printed Applications 2014

Interesting 3D Printed Applications 2014 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
3DPI's Davide shares his top 5 3d printed applications of the year 2014.
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5 deep learning startups to follow in 2015

5 deep learning startups to follow in 2015 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Deep learning talent is still in limited quantity, so don't be surprised if some of these startups get swept up before the end of next year.
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"Deep learning" son un conjunto de algoritmos que se ejecutan a través de un sistema de redes neuronales multicapas y que pretenden imitar al cerebro humano para hacer que las máquinas piensen y tomen decisiones por ellas mismas (inteligencia artificial). El desarrollo de la web semántica, de la internet de las cosas, la visión por computador, el reconocimiento automático de voz y todas los cientos de miles de aplicaciones que tendrá el análisis de mega-datos y de mega-información para toma de decisiones tendrán en el "deep learning" su mejor aliado.

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6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with occasional flashes of brilliance.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 22, 7:52 PM

Watch out for big data, flexible screens, robots, artificial intelligence, and nanotech 

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Study looks at marijuana's impact on brain

Study looks at marijuana's impact on brain | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"From animal studies, there's reason to believe it (marijuana use) will affect parts of the brain and also the connections between them, and some of our preliminary studies suggest that is the case," said O'Donnell, a professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences. 

In a previous study, the researchers found that connectivity in the brain was altered in cannabis users in a way that seemed to make the brain less efficient, he said."

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Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. Successive efforts to jump-start innovation through, say, hack-a-thons, cash prizes for inventive concepts, and on-again, off-again task forces frequently prove fruitless. Great ideas remain captive in the heads of employees, innovation initiatives take way too long, and the ideas that are developed are not necessarily the best efforts or the best fit with strategic priorities."

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The rise of disability tech

The rise of disability tech | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Something we don’t hear enough about is how technology is helping the lives of those with disabilities. From robots that can help you remember things, to cars that can drive on their own, disability tech is on the rise.
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Study: Industrial clusters fuel economies

Study: Industrial clusters fuel economies | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Experts have long theorized that having a cluster of firms within a given industry helps a region’s economy grow. Now a study co-authored by an MIT professor shows empirically that clusters of almost all kinds help drive overall economic growth in multiple ways, from job creation and development of intellectual property to the formation of new industries.
The study, based on a unique long-term project collecting data on regional economies, has important implications for policymakers: It suggests that a region can improve its economic performance by improving its existing assets, rather than attempting a transformation by chasing industries situated elsewhere.
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Gartner Forecasts The 3D Printer Market Will Be $13.4B By 2018

Gartner Forecasts The 3D Printer Market Will Be $13.4B By 2018 | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Gartner ’s webinar, Why You Must Invest in 3D Printing Now delivered by Pete Basiliere, Research Vice President earlier today provided a wealth of insight into the current and future technologies and trends of the 3D printing market. Mr. Basiliere’s expertise in this area is evident in how well he explained the core technologies and market dynamics of 3D printing today.

One of the most valuable take-aways from this webinar is how quickly 3D printing is making it possible for enterprises, media companies, even movie producers to compete more effectively by creating new products, concepts and enhancing special effects in their films literally overnight.
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