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Surviving Our Robotic Future

John M. Eger | Posted 08.01.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

That machines may someday reduce the size if the workforce and require a different skill set is not a new concern. The disruptions are coming sooner, and we more urgently need to determine what we can do, and what the role for government should be, which can make the transition somewhat less difficult.

Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is Reshaping Our World

Paul Holland | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Paul Holland

It feels like we may be on the verge of an infrastructure revolution --with the market for these disruptive ideas being so big that their eventual impact could be five to 10 times greater than those companies on which the Valley was built.

Why We Should Focus On Our Babies, Not Our Screens

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology

No matter how many different ways we ask the question, the answer from child development experts remains the same: humans under age 2 learn best from ...

Go Large: The Power of Exponential Thinking

Owen Gaffney | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science
Owen Gaffney

For lovers of exponential thinking, the best place on Earth - and so by default the solar system - to immerse yourself in such ideas might be Silicon ...

5 Signs You Are a Expert Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Leading a product team is invigorating. As the CEO of the product, the product manager has one of the best jobs in the company as well as one of the hardest.

Starting Over and Starting Up with Thrive

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Taormina

7%. What does that number represent? It represents the percentage of investor money given to women-led startups.* I want to put a spin on this stor...

Parents, Help Your Connected Teens Get Safety Savvy This Summer

Jennifer Hanley | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Hanley

Take this time to encourage your family to connect and get some new tech skills, but also to have important discussions about not over-sharing, balancing screen time, using privacy settings, and making sure the whole world can't see the video from your pool party.

A Childhood Crisis of Technological Proportions

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Naphtali Hoff

The fact that we have developed this tablet dependency, however real, does trouble me. Technology offers many wonderful benefits, no doubt. But research is replete with data that continues to underscore the damaging effects of technology on relationship building, attention spans, and our ability to think and play creatively.

This Selfie Stick Makes My Life Awesome!

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.31.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

For a week I sat in a lawn chair next to our mailbox, waiting for the sound of the U.S. Postal truck. Or UPS. I didn't care who delivered it. But the wait was unbearable.

Why Everyone Should Unplug More Often

Greatist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Greatist

Scheduling regular "rest time" in the form of unplugging makes sense--like a muscle, the brain needs recovery time in order to develop and grow (and in this case, retain new memories). In fact, shutting off completely may be crucial.

6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by NASA

Supercompressor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News
Supercompressor

NASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen Armageddon. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with applications right here on Earth. In fact, you're probably using some of them right now...

Challenging Digital Boundaries

Jill S. Goldsmith, J.D., LAC, NCC | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Jill S. Goldsmith, J.D., LAC, NCC

If your surgeon greeted you and told you that he was awake all last night answering emails from the hospital's chief of staff, you'd likely jump off the operating table and run. Yet, in the name of customer service, we expect lawyers, accountants and other professionals to be available 24/7.

DIY Desktop Background Collage

Lily Lou | Posted 07.30.2015 | Teen
Lily Lou

Changing your desktop background is a great way to change up your life without doing anything too drastic. It's a fun way to change up your work spa...

You Can Now 3D Print Your Own Clothes From Home

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

Need new clothes? Who needs a store? Danit Peleg is printing them herself. ...

What Makes a Company Culture Great?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Culture. It is probably a term you hear often -- and I believe that it is one worth discussing. Clearly, we want more than just a job -- we want mor...

Being Human in a Digital World: Five Core Things We Worry About

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Janet Odgis

Genevieve Bell is an Intel vice president and Intel Fellow, and the director of User Experience Research at Intel Labs. She leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human-factors engineers and computer scientists, all of whom focus on people's needs and desires in order to help shape new Intel products and technologies.

Have I Lost My Mind -- Or Only My Car Keys? Technology's Effect on Memory

Ossa Fisher | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Ossa Fisher

Whoever invented the key fob for cars did not design it for women with more than one purse. I feel like I am playing a constant game of hide-and-seek with my keys.

Inexperienced Surgeons Give Robotic Surgery a Bad Rap

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Robots performing surgery? How is this possible? Is it safe? These were some of the questions and criticisms of robotic surgery back in 2000 when I be...

4 Ways Confident Product Managers Deal With Failure

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Failure at some point in your product career is inevitable. When it happens, your first instinct may be to run and hide out rather than face your mistake. Or worse, maybe you are starting to point a finger at others. But you are better than that -- and there is too much at stake.

Maintaining the Creative Edge: An Interview With Ben Lamm of Chaotic Moon

Phil Simon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Creativity is a culture, and it has to come from our project managers, our QA leads, our solutions architects, our engineers, and our designers. Everywhere.

3 Ways Around Walking and Texting

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Linda Lauren

Program your smartphone rather than have your smartphone program you. Turn the sound off on your phone when you are out and about. If you find this is not feasible for you, then make a practice of not deferring to your phone every single time it makes a sound.

Present and Correct?

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Spending our lives looking to the next generation's future is certainly a responsible and logical way in which to pass our time. It's just that in doing so, we run the risk of overlooking the world in which we are living right now.

Technology and Alzheimer's Care

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Lou-Ellen Barkan

I urge all Alzheimer's caregivers, as well as their friends and family to fully embrace technology and take advantage of the many benefits and improvements it can bring into your lives. But a word of caution: don't let it take over your life and become a substitute for the things that really matter.

WYOD: Is Your Organization Ready?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Too many business leaders today are assuming that wearable technology is too new--and that it doesn't pose a serious threat now. They assume that they "have time" and that they'll "deal with it later." They're wrong.