Author: jabli

Here’s What It Takes To Raise Seriously Smart Kids, According To A 45-Year-Long Study

The Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) is one of the more colorfully named scientific studies. Now on its 45th year, it tracked the careers and accomplishments of up to 5,000 individuals, starting from when they were children or teenagers. As detailed by Nature, it would go on to transform the way gifted children are both identified and nurtured by the US education system. More than anything other longitudinal study, it arguably is the best source in the world for understanding how to “make” children grow up with some impressive intellectual heft. It has produced hundreds of academic studies,...

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Tiny Device Allows You To Track Your Vehicle Using Your Smartphone

With Over 1.5 Million Units Sold Worldwide, This is The Most Affordable Solution to Find Your Lost Items! Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? It happens. You park and go shopping. When you get back, you don’t have a clue where your car is. Then you start roaming around clicking on the panic button on your car keys so the alarm goes off. It can be frustrating, especially on a hot, sunny day. No, you don’t need to install an expensive GPS system to keep track of your car. That’s way too expensive. You would...

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Samsung suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 after smartphones catch fire

Samsung has suspended sales of its brand-new top-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and is offering replacements for anyone who has already purchased one, but has stopped short of a full recall. Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business, said on Friday, two weeks after the Note 7’s launch: “We have received several reports of battery explosions on the Note 7… and it has been confirmed that it was a battery cell problem. There was a tiny problem in the manufacturing process so it was very difficult to find out.” Koh refused to name the supplier of the faulty battery,...

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These Are All The Weirdly Specific Things Facebook Knows About You

Social media knows what you did last summer. In fact, it also might know if you’re a heavy drinker, how many employees your workplace has, and your political leaning. Facebook has managed to forge a $367 billion empire by providing a completely free service. That’s because information is more valuable than ever – and they have a lot of it. Although most of the reaping of data from our Internet activity is “strictly business”, sometimes it can seem downright creepy. Following Facebook’s revamp of their Ad Preferences feature, it’s now easier than ever to see exactly what they know...

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Israeli Cyber Weapon Dealers Figured Out How to Hack Every iPhone

NSO Group, a company that sells hacking services to governments so they can spy on journalists and dissidents, exploited gaping security holes in iPhone software, according to a report byLookout Security and Citizen Lab. But don’t worry: Apple just pushed a fix. The New York Times reports: The NSO Group’s software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user. This is about as bad as it gets. Apple released a patch yesterday to fix these massive security problems, and you should...

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