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Julie Lythcott-Haims doesn't consider herself an expert on parenting, but she did write a book and give a TED talk about it.Lythcott-Haims, a former dean of freshman at Stanford University, is the author of "How to Raise an Adult," and gave the 2015 TED talk "How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting."In both, she argues that today's parents care too much about their kids' short-term happiness, rather than their long-term maturity.Her remedies: She says parents should be authoritative but not authoritarian.She's a vocal champion for chores.And she urges parents not to rob their kids of the chance to fail.You can watch Lythcott-Haims' full talk here, but here are the main points.
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In the hours since a private firm s intelligence document leaked to the web, alleging 35 pages of President-elect Donald Trump s dirty laundry—complete with corrupt ties to Russian officials, blackmail, and bodily fluids—Twitter, Facebook, and cable news have become a feeding frenzy.But former intelligence agents see it differently: To borrow the phrase often applied to Trump himself, they re taking it seriously, not literally.The document includes reports from unnamed sources claiming that the Kremlin has cultivated Trump as a Putin-friendly politician for the last half decade, recorded him in blackmail-worthy perverted sexual acts, and made secret deals with his campaign to exchange information.While Buzzfeed acknowledges that the document is unverified, it says it decided to publish it so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.At the very least, the document is no hoax: According to CNN and the Guardian, senior intelligence officials presented a two-page summary of its contents to both Trump and President Obama.But those who spent their careers in the intelligence world are reading the report with more tempered skepticism, what ex-CIA analyst Patrick Skinner describes as interested caution.
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EU-kommissionen vill stoppa nätjättar som Facebook, Apple, Google och Whatsapp från att utan användarnas godkännande spåra deras rörelser och skicka riktad reklam.Förslaget innebär att kommissionens redan ansträngda förhållande till de amerikanska bolagen försämras ytterligare.Kommissionen är i jättebråk med Apple om skatter på Irland och med Google gäller tvisten både skatter och sökjättens dominans.I det senaste förslaget ger sig kommissionen på nätjättarnas meddelande- och mejltjänster som man anser bör regleras hårdare.Bolagen måste garantera användarnas sekretess och spårning i syfte att skicka riktad reklam ska bara få förekomma efter användarnas medgivande.Grundinställningarna i alla programvaror ska enligt förslaget vara nej till spårning/reklam och nej till så kallade kakor.
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The enhanced browser offers boosted security and content recommendation featuresOnline artificial intelligence AI based service provider Yandex has tweaked its Browser for macOS software to bring improved security and content recommendation features.Yandex Browser for macOS now sports a fresh users interface and a turbo mode to speed up browsing, as well as enhanced AI features including advert blocking.While macOS has its own native browser Safari, the Yandex browser offers AI smarts that others supported by macOS are found wanting.The software smart offer the ability to learn what a user is interacting with and their browsing habits and surface information relevant to their activities.The AI algorithms in Browser for macOS also trawl through millions of safe and dangerous websites to learn to spot the malicious ones from the good sites and help better alert users when they point the browser to a dodgy website.
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We could identify exactly how and when they would move to the next stage of the buying cycle and what triggered that behavior.Here s a close look at the shift from the linear customer journey, and the new model that will be guiding your marketing efforts:Even though digital advertisements, search and social media have been around for many years, few marketers have been able to identify the exact triggers that prompt a purchase for any given sale.We look at metrics and identify patterns of behavior — certain keywords whose search results often lead to purchases, ads that get more clicks than others, certain status updates that get more engagement than others — and we turn to science and predictive models to calculate which types of ads and content will be most effective.Customers now have the opportunity to interact with brands and companies directly, send messages via Facebook, participate in online contests and share their interests and reviews of products on social media.They re now bombarded with advertisements and messaging from several channels and platforms instead of just one.
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View photosMoreThe logo of Microsoft is pictured in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, August 8, 2016.TEL AVIV Reuters - The venture arms of Microsoft and Qualcomm have invested in Team8, an Israeli creator of cybersecurity start-ups, as big multinational companies get behind Israel's burgeoning cyber industry in the face of growing threats.Team8, which also announced on Monday a strategic partnership with Citi to help develop its products, said the most recent investment brings its total raised to more than $92 million.Its other investors are Cisco, AT, Accenture, Nokia, Singapore's Temasek, Japan's Mitsui, Bessemer Venture Partners, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC.While the number of attempted cyber attacks was 20,000 a week two or three years ago, that figure had now risen to 600,000-700,000, said Yoram Yaacovi, general manger of Microsoft Israel's development centre.Israel has some 450 cyber start-ups, which receive 20 percent of global investment in the sector.
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Want to know how to make a lot of money?This might sound mad but actually it s a tried and true strategy that has been a hallmark of business since time immemorial.Just think about Starbucks – often you ll pass one of their stores and find they re passing out tasters of their various coffees or cakes.Of course the reasoning behind this is that you ll be able to see how delicious they are and then in future you ll think about visiting.In other words, they are demonstrating their value to you so that you ll be more interested in going in in future.Why This Plan is Just Crazy Enough to Work The thing is, we re used now to getting free content when we visit websites.
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Karthik Suroju s journey as an email marketer at Newton—just about the cleanest, most zen email platform you ll ever fall in love with, btw—has led him to become a full believer in the power of the plain text email.
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For everyday manufactures Jonte Knif and his brother mastringseffekter, amplifiers and kanalstrippar in the higher quality division.the Brothers Knif and their businesses are in Espoo in Finland.But Jonte Knif designs and builds small series of synthesizers, which may be said to be something of the christmas lights.the Knifonium is a monophonic synthesizer in the so-called Steampunk-style specialbyggs on the order and among other things is equipped with several different filters, ringmodulatorer and, of course, keys with pärlemorinläggning.you can Now find your IT skills in theMonsterinstrumentet built by hand and has, for example, 25 tubes inside for the right and warm retrosoundet.
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Fishing has never sounded particularly enticing to me, but PowerVision s new underwater drone certainly fires me with enthusiasm.Unveiled at CES this week, the PowerRay is a submersible robot that uses sonar technology and internal fish luring lights to detect and attract fish up to 30 meters under water.Designed to redefine recreational fishing, the drone leverages its powerful fishfinder component to track down fish and film it in 4K.The device is also equipped with a Wi-Fi connection which lets you beam video and images captured on its integrated camera straight to your smartphone via its dedicated app for iOS and Android.What is even more impressive about the PowerRay is that it also supports integration with virtual reality.PowerVision has built a functionality that allows users to pair the drone with the company s VR goggles for a more immersive experience.
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Look, we ve been a little amped about Acer s absurd curved display laptop, the Predator 21-X.It has a stupid name, isn t practical or reasonable, and if you have brittle bone disease it would probably destroy your lap.But it s also a laptop with a 21-inch curved display and goddammit that is as cool as it is stupid.It is also, we ve just learned, going to be very very expensive.As in it starts out at $9000.As in you could buy nine perfectly good laptops for the same price as one Acer Predator 21-X.
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Last summer, we first tipped you off to the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector, a smart-home device that helps you and the planet save water and money.And now, at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roost has announced that its eco-friendly device is finally available for pre-order.If you head over to GetRoost.com, you ll be able to place a request for one of these detectors for $50.And given that Roost claims this gadget could help save homeowners and insurance companies more than $8 billion a year in potential water losses and related claims payments, that price sounds like quite a bargain.While Roost has been in the smart-home space for some time with its Smart Battery and Smart Smoke Alarms, both meant to protect you from fires , the company is expanding its product offerings and casting a wide net when it comes to its Wi-Fi-enabled product line.More: The Helixot backpack isn t just waterproof, it s fully submersible
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A Vermont electric utility found code connected with the alleged Russian hacking campaign on its networkhacking with a laptop in hotel roomA utility in the US state of Vermont has said it discovered malware connected with Russian hackers on one of its systems, a day after president Barack Obama expelled diplomats and shuttered facilities in retaliation for alleged Russian hacking during the election.Burlington Electric said it had found the malware on a laptop not connected to grid systems after the Department of Homeland Security DHS provided it and other utilities with the signatures of code used in Grizzly Steppe, the DHS term for a hacking campaign it says was organised by Russian authorities. We detected the malware in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop not connected to our organization s grid systems, the utility stated.Vermont public service commissioner Christopher Recchia added that the malware did not pose any immediate threat.
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She was previously listed in stable condition, with her brother reporting that she was out of emergency to the Associated Press on Friday evening.While there has been a lot of growth like the rise of Facebook Live, the popularity of AI assistants like Google Home and Amazon s Alexa, and advances in the self-driving market — we re taking a look at some events and products that didn t have such a grand time in no particular order .As the fastest-growing app of all-time, it s no surprise that fans have taken their enthusiasm for Super Mario Run to the streets — quite literally in the case of YouTuber Devin Super Tramp.sees a real-life Mario impersonator run, jump, and roll his way to saving Princess Peach from a dubious gang of Shy Guys.The gadget paradise CES comes to Las Vegas every January for just four short days.And biggest or not, it s certainly enormous: CES 2016 saw 177,393 attendees and spanned 2.47 million net square feet of exhibit space.
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Two months after a report found African-American passengers were subject to bias on ride-hailing platforms, Uber and Lyft say they are taking steps to address those concerns.Pressed by a U.S. senator to explain how they prevent their drivers from discriminating against minority passengers, both ride-hailing companies said they have strong anti-bias policies in place — which they recently reiterated to drivers — and promised to look into doing more.While no single technology can eliminate bias in society, we always strive toward a better experience for all of our customers, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wrote in a letter to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota.In light of that goal, and the survey s findings, we are committed to examining any root issues and possible product mitigations.The news highlights a tricky issue faced by sharing-economy companies, which try to prevent racism on their platforms without taking full responsibility for their users actions.Airbnb earlier this year unveiled new anti-discrimination measures after an outpouring of complaints from guests who said they were denied a place to stay based on their race or gender identity.Franken wrote letters to Uber and Lyft in early November after a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research found African-American passengers in Seattle and Boston waited longer to get rides using the apps, and were more likely to have their trips canceled.The senator asked the ride-hailing companies to explain how they would address these issues, requesting answers no later than Dec. 16.
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Siri might be the oldest player in the personal assistant game and Alexa might be the new darling, but Microsoft s Cortana has one thing the others, even the new Google Assistant, don t. It s available on multiple platforms and devices, including Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Android, and iOS.In the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10 next year, Microsoft will take advantage Cortana s cross-platform abilities to bring at least three new features to the platform, including a universal and improved notifications across devices.The Universal Clipboard feature is something macOS users have already been experiencing starting with version 10.12 Sierra .In essence, this means that text you copy from one device will be available in another.The difference is that, in Microsoft s implementation, it should be compatible anywhere Cortana is.Users will be able to select a device to copy to as well as get notified about its progress.
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A generation ago the teleconference was a luxury, convened only by those with status and something to say.That s a triumph for telecommunications, but a downer for those who have lost untold hours to unnecessary or unproductive calls.But with a few behavioral tweaks and attitude adjustments, your company can clean up its teleconference etiquette and turn these marvels of remote collaboration back into the brisk, informative sessions they were meant to be.Get on your feet.Software developers, a notoriously meetings-averse bunch, gave us the gift of the standup meeting, which is exactly what it sounds like: a meeting conducted on one s feet.Hosts introduced participants, managed connections and disconnections, and even moderated questions, while keeping time when necessary.Office admins often make effective hosts.
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Last week, the UK government proposed a series of strict measures to curb dangerous flying of personal drones.To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.People unwrapping their brand new drones this Christmas have been cautioned to brush up on the rules and risks of flying their devices before taking it to the skies.Following a series of near-misses with aircraft, aviation authorities and police have warned new drone owners that those caught flying their new devices dangerously could face up to five years in prison and an unlimited fine, The Guardian reports.One of the proposals includes mandating that anyone who buys a drone in the UK to register it and take a test to show they understand the safety guidelines.
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Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup!This time, we talk about our favorite Star Wars games, Super Mario Run makes a lot of money, and we listen to the beautiful voice of Waluigi sing a Christmas carol.Enjoy, and have a happy holiday!Pieces of flair and opinionNewsMobile and social
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The fingerprint reader in the Apple iPhone 5S is integrated into the home button.The company had previously announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June that all apps submitted to the App Store will need support the App Transport Security ATS feature starting January 1st, 2017.It has not yet set a new deadline.ATS is a feature first introduced in iOS 9 that forces apps to communicate with internet servers using encrypted HTTPS HTTP over SSL/TLS connections.It s an improvement over the third-party frameworks that developers previously used to implement HTTPS because it ensures that only industry-standard encryption protocols and ciphers are used.Even if ATS is enabled by default in iOS, on a technical level app developers can disable some of its features or can opt out of it entirely through various exception settings that ATS makes available.
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