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Four Ways To Make Yourself Smarter

It often seems like everything you do, touch, or eat can make you smarter or dumber. But that’s not quite the case. There are, of course, plenty of ways to tweak your life in order to gain yourself a little cognitive advantage over the competition. The problem is that some have very little real effect. Others are more trouble than they’re worth. Here’s a guide to some of the most...
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New iPod Touch could get video camera

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (4 years ago)

It appears a new incarnation of the iPod touch is on the way with both the hardware and software capabilities to take advantage of the new iOS4 system. Most current iPod touches can, of course, be updated to run the system, but feat... Read Post

Does the Internet Make Us Smarter or Dumber? Yes.

Technology : GigaOM (4 years ago)

Is the internet making us smarter or dumber? Authors Nick Carr and Clay Shirky have dueling essays appearing in The Wall Street Journal this weekend that look at opposing sides of that provocative question -- but the bottom line is ... Read Post

Social Cognition Trumps IQ In Groups

Technology : Message (4 years ago)

Recent research by psychologist Anita Woolley of CMU debunks our intuition about group performance: that a group made up of smarter people would do better on group-oriented cognitive tests. It seems that social sensitivity trumps br... Read Post


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