Monthly Archives: October 2015

17 ‘Internet Of Things’ Facts

“Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Everything (IoE) refers to devices or objects that are connected to the Internet, like your smartwatch, Fitbit, or even your refrigerator. ” Bernard Marr Continue reading

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Conversation Analysis of a single word

Half way through this short article on conversation analysis discusses converting people from a firm no to a yes by asking if they are”willing” to try (in the example) mediation. We continue to learn much about human behaviour and communication. … Continue reading

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Extreme Poverty

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Children Are Becoming Digital Zombies

Parents fear that they will make teenagers more socially alienated and disconnected—worries echoed and encouraged by many journalists and writers.

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Schrödinger’s Immigrant

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Incredible photos from the International Space Station

Scott Kelly is spending a year in the International Space Station, and tweeted a series of colour-enhanced photos he took of Australia Continue reading

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Facts don’t win arguments. The Backfire Effect

A group of Dartmouth researchers have studied the problem of the so-called “backfire effect,” which is defined as the effect in which “corrections actually increase misperceptions among the group in question.” Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking says we should be more frightened of capitalism

It is true that traditionally technology advances have created new jobs and markets however the gains may be held by the fortunate few rather than a majority of the world’s citizens.

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When poor kids parents have a little money

Apparently they don’t spent it on drugs and alcohol. ..

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