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What's New 25 Hottest Urban Legends A list of the 25 hottest urban legends currently making the online rounds. Labor PainsFACT CHECK: Did Scott Walker say that Labor Day should be replaced with Patriots Day? (7 September 2015) DognosisFACT CHECK: Are dogs’ noses used to manufacture the thumbsticks on Nintendo GameCube controllers? Smart, dumb, candybar, flip, and brick: a visual history of mobile phones For most of their history, mobile phones have been shrinking. Small meant portable; it even, in the not too distant past, was a sort of status symbol. Remember Motorola’s runaway hit, the ultra-thin Razr? But something funny happened on the smartphone’s way to success.

The Internet Is Making You Smarter, Really In his new book, “Smarter Than You Think,” journalist Clive Thompson argues that the digital revolution – from search engine sophistication to status update proliferation – is actually dovetailing with how the human brain naturally works to make us better thinkers. Thompson is no latter day Cassandra (or, for that matter, Nicholas Carr), warning that new technology will rob us of our capacity to concentrate, create or text in complete sentences. A technology reporter for Wired and The New York Times Magazine, he is an enthusiastic and optimistic cheerleader for new technology. Thompson recently spoke with Digiday about how new technology is changing the way we think, learn and remember – and why that’s a good thing for brands and people alike.

2020 Best Pokemon Card Holiday Gift Guide For Collectors and Players No idea what to get the Pokemon TCG (trading card game) collector in your life? Well, you are in the right place. We will walk you through some of the best Pokemon card gifts for this 2020 Holiday Season. Dot Net Development: Top 3 Trends That Dominated 2020 The level of competition in the online market is climbing every single day. Today, businesses are relying on the state-of-the-art and the latest technologies to deal with new challenges and staying ahead of competitors. To help enterprises build web applications faster and at a cost-effective rate, Microsoft developed an efficient tool that is Dot Net. Currently, Dot Net is one of the leading and trending web development frameworks.

The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life. It was in 1909, the nadir of this milieu, before the advent of modernism and world war, that The Harvard Classics took shape.

The Flight From Conversation At home, families sit together, texting and reading e-mail. At work executives text during board meetings. We text (and shop and go on Facebook) during classes and when we’re on dates. My students tell me about an important new skill: it involves maintaining eye contact with someone while you text someone else; it’s hard, but it can be done. Over the past 15 years, I’ve studied technologies of mobile connection and talked to hundreds of people of all ages and circumstances about their plugged-in lives. If You Think We Are Alone In The Universe – You Might Want To See This One of the most popular questions today is “are we alone in the universe?” Believe it or not, you’re in the minority if you believe that absolutely no intelligent life exists in the universe. In the United States alone, at least half of all Americans say that we’re not alone in the universe. Fifty percent of Americans already believe that there is some form of life on other planets, while only seventeen percent think that there isn’t.

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