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October 2017

Are smartphones making us less smart?

A study conducted in 2015 by the Journal of Experimental Psychology, and followed up by Adrian Ward, a cognitive psychologist, and marketing professor at the University of Texas at Austin found that smartphones definitely interrupt us, our work and our mental abilities.  

The studies show an elevated heart rate and blood pressure, along with a decline in problem-solving skills; even if subjects did not interact with their phone! So even ignoring the phone does not help.

The frightening thing is that we allow our children, even kindergarten age, to go to school with these devices, with reasons like "So we can stay in contact". all the while setting our children up to be distracted. I know I've used that reason. Perhaps it's time we turned off our phones a bit more.and cut back on the 30,000 times we'll interact with them this year.

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Need for speed? While laptops have been sporting SSDs (Solid State Drives) for some time now, desktops have been slow to catch up, due, in part, to some crazy high pricing on the hardware. Now SSDs are easily within the reach of all with pricing starting under $100 for 128-256Gb drives.
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Interesting road signs from New Zealand

It's not completely clear, but the one on the right shows a mirror so drivers can see around the corner for what's oncoming!
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