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Pew report finds Millennials are avid readers and library users

September 20th, 2014 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

Forty-three percent of Millennials say that they read a book in some format (print, audiobook, or ebook) every day. Lisa Peet:  In September, the Pew Research Center Internet Project issued a new report on the library habits of Americans under 30. “Younger Americans and Public Libraries” examines the ways Millennials engage with libraries, and how […]



Are adjustable ethics setting for robotic cars a terrible idea?

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

With ethics settings in cars we create new responsibility for ourselves to get it right. Do you remember that day when your autonomous car saved the lives of five people you aimed for with your car when you temporarily lost your mind?  By the time you realized what you were doing, it was too late to […]



Height does matter! Women prefer taller men

August 31st, 2014 at 8:01 am » Comments Off

Women prefer to be in a relationship where the man is taller. Research has already suggested that tall men are generally paid better are viewed as more masculine and competent. Now a new research paper suggests that their height advantage also spills over into their personal lives.    



Top 7 social media psychology studies that will make us better marketers

August 21st, 2014 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Social media is changing the way we relate to each other. Social media is still a young and new form of communication. It’s too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together. New studies and research are showing us more about how social media is changing the way we relate to […]



The science of viral content: Why people share?

August 4th, 2014 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Campaigns that succeed are those that carefully consider what makes content go viral. Does your marketing to-do-list include creating the next viral hit? If you’re in the marketing or social media industry, the answer is probably “Yes!” (and if you’re not, and the answer is probably still “Yes!”).    



Cellphone users get their own lane on the sidewalk

July 23rd, 2014 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Cellphone lane There are slow lanes, fast lanes, and bike lanes. And now, at least for a little while, there’s a lane for cellphone users.    



Growing trend among young singles who treat pets like girlfriends and boyfriends

July 22nd, 2014 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

Lucy, a 1 year old Burmese Mountain dog and her owner Alfred Pretrone. There’s “something special” about Lucy, says Alfred Pretrone about his female companion. She’s good-looking, “chill” and she makes the stress melt away at the end of a long day. But Lucy isn’t Mr. Petrone’s girlfriend. She’s his dog.    



Why technology is not making us smarter: Study

July 11th, 2014 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

People have become uncomfortable being alone with their own thoughts. Most Android users check their phones 150 times a day, according to Google. Wearable technologies like smart watches and Google Glass may eventually make us check our phones less often, but will almost certainly drive up the average user’s digital interruptions each day. Early users of Android Wear who were given Samsung Gear Live […]



Advances in emotional computing will give businesses an unfair advantage

July 9th, 2014 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Pepper will understand human emotions. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced last week they have developed an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn’t that it will only cost $2,000, or that Pepper is intended to babysit your kids and work the registers at retail stores. What’s really remarkable is that Pepper is designed […]



Do men really think about sex every 7 seconds?

June 27th, 2014 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

We’ve all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often. Men probably don’t think about sex every seven seconds. But rather than wonder about whether this is true, Tom Stafford asks how on earth you can actually prove it or not.    



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