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Well said: Bluntly put: It’s hard to think of a safer time and a better place than the United States of 2015 to raise children [lots of statistical evidence] — but we act as though the opposite were true

But extending equal protection to kids and assigning them the value they deserve is one thing; swaddling them in bubble wrap is quite another. It has led not just to a culture of irrationality around safety issues, but of moral high-handedness and gratuitous censure among parents themselves

Absent having any other conspicuous way to prove moral worth — by taking care of their own parents, say, or heading up local civic organizations — we instead try to show our virtue through parenting. It’s become our new plumage, how we parent, peacockishly displayed on Facebook and in playgrounds and at birthday parties; the result is a culture of surveillance and judgment rather than compassion and collaboration, and frankly, it’s exhausting — nor is it doing anyone one lick of good
It's hard to think of a safer time to raise kids. So why are parents always freaking out — or being needlessly policed?
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Meanwhile poverty brings on child labor in many places around the world, for exemple in West African countries despite the overcoming of Ebola or in the Philippines 
http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/rising-child-labor-abuse-in-the-philippines/
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It has been a long long time!!!
The euro seems to be heading inexorably towards parity with the dollar, dropping below $1.06 yesterday. The currency has fallen by more than 12% since the start of the year, to its lowest since 2003. The reason is diverging monetary policies. The European Central Bank has launched a €60-billion-monthly programme of quantitative easing; the Federal Reserve has stopped QE and may even push up interest rates later this year. That creates a gap betwe...
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Attention to detail: Before I leave, Ive holds up the watch’s white outer box. Almost imperceptibly, the bottom begins to move, obeying the law of gravity that pulls it away from its other half. It is graceful, calming… and far from accidental. “We work out what we feel is the optimum time for it to drop and then we back off that and work on the tolerances, and even work on the friction of the materials we use. I mean, that’s fanaticism,” he says, with a little smile. If only more fanatics were like Jony Ive
Last year, Apple was the first company to be valued at $700bn. As it makes a bid to enter the luxury market with the 18ct gold Apple Watch, the brand’s British design visionary, Jony Ive, gives a rare interview to Nick Foulkes. Portrait by Dorothy Hong
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Lots of interesting stats in this article on rich answers to search queries

Thanks +Jeff Jockisch for pushing this to my stream.  Well done +Eric Enge !
In a test of over 850,000 search queries, we found that Google offered some form of rich answer (AKA a knowledge box) 19+% of the time. If you are not familia
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As a proud owner of the previous e, 2 major upgrades: 8gb memory (from 4, that was really 2 given OS needs), and LTE. Well done Motorola!!!
 
The craziest thing about the Moto E is that it’s a pretty great phone.
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If Apple were doing a car, why not just buy Tesla in the exact same way they bought Beats
Some Apple execs are great car connoisseurs — one senior VP is even on the Board of Directors of Ferrari. They have the resources to own and operate, on roads and tracks, many of the choicest automobiles on the planet, but that doesn’t automatically give them the knowledge to be manufacturers
One doesn’t design a car, one designs the machine, the process, the supply ecosystem that produces the vehicle
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Designed in the US, manufactured in Poland, imported and packed in India, purchased on amazon in the US. Note that in India, 8 blades last you 8 months.
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Give the old safety razors a try again.   You won't only save money, you will shave better.
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The use of robots in the 17 countries studied increased 150 percent from 1993 to 2007 [...] particularly prevalent in Germany, Denmark and Italy [...]
There is room for robots to rise further [...] As of 2007, industrial robots accounted for only about 2.25 percent of capital stock
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Wearables done right - Great (but 4,000-word long) article on Disney's wristband.  Below my 400-word extract
The MagicBands look like simple, stylish rubber wristbands offered in cheery shades of grey, blue, green, pink, yellow, orange and red. Inside each is an RFID chip and a radio like those in a 2.4-GHz cordless phone. The wristband has enough battery to last two years. It may look unpretentious, but the band connects you to a vast and powerful system of sensors within the park. And yet, when you visit Disney World, the most remarkable thing about the MagicBands is that they don’t feel remarkable at all. They’re as ubiquitous as sunburns and giant frozen lemonades. Despite their futuristic intentions, they’re already invisible

Part of the trick lies in the clever way Disney teaches you to use them—and, by extension, how to use the park. It begins when you book your ticket online and pick your favorite rides. Disney’s servers crunch your preferences, then neatly package them into an itinerary calculated to keep the route between stops from being a slog—or a frustrating zig-zag back and forth across the park. Then, in the weeks before your trip, the wristband arrives in the mail, etched with your name—I’m yours, try me on. For kids, the MagicBand is akin to a Christmas present tucked under the tree, perfumed with the spice of anticipation. For parents, it’s a modest kind of superpower that wields access to the park

If you sign up in advance for the so-called “Magical Express,” the MagicBand replaces all of the details and hassles of paper once you touch-down in Orlando. Express users can board a park-bound shuttle, and check into the hotel. They don’t have to mind their luggage, because each piece gets tagged at your home airport, so that it can follow you to your hotel, then your room. Once you arrive at the park, there are no tickets to hand over. Just tap your MagicBand at the gate and swipe onto the rides you’ve already reserved. If you’ve opted in on the web, the MagicBand is the only thing you need

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Which makes it exactly the type of thing Apple, Facebook, and Google are trying to build. Except Disney World isn’t just an app or a phone—it’s both, wrapped in an idealized vision of life that’s as safely self-contained as a snow globe. Disney is thus granted permission to explore services that might seem invasive anywhere else. But then, that’s the trick: Every new experience with technology tends to gently nudge our notions of what we’re comfortable with
The Magicband wields access to the park, replacing virtually every transaction you’d make inside. Bob Croslin If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to…
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Efficiency in high gear. I guess it reacts in real time if you deviate from the planned route, and automatically creates a new one, just as a gps would ....?
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Easier said than done, but saying it is a good start!
For some people, collecting health and fitness data is enough to compel them to exercise more or sleep better. But many users need more actionable feedback.
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Can't wait. I watch:-)
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Is this a true fact?
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I guess truth is not the right term :)
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Mike Elgan did it again: great piece!
I would add: because "smartphone-induced attention deficit disorder is actually a big deal".
 
Why 'dumb' feature phones are about to make a come-back!

Japan has long been a global leader in mobile phone trends. That's why the most recent mobile sales numbers coming out of Japan are a shock.

For the past two years, smartphone sales have declined. Some 5.3 percent fewer smartphones sold in 2014 than in 2013.

Meanwhile, shipments of dumb "flip-phones" rose by 5.7 percent last year over the year before. Dumb phones—also called "feature phones"—are now eating away at smartphone sales in Japan.

No, I don't think dumb phones will or should replace smartphones. But I do think Japan is ahead of the curve.
 
I've come to believe that the smartphone will lose its position as the center of mobility for everyone in rich countries. As smartphones become more of a commodity and prices drop while features become ubiquitous across all lines, the necessity of smartphones will drop among some users, as the social stigma around dumb phones evaporates.
 
Things will get much more complex, and dumb phones will have a bigger role to play in this new world.  Different minorities of users will choose dumb phones over smartphones for different reasons. Here are those reasons: 

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/why-dumb-feature-phones-could-make-a-comeback-around-the-world.html

#featurephones   #dumbphone  
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Agree with you +Antoine Carriere- Smartphones are here to stay and they are getting better and cheaper over time. e.g. Moto E is now at ~$150 unlocked with very good specs. 
- I also think that in future we will have sensors + screens with info all around us. Screens in the abstract sense can be info projected in thin air or straight to our mind :-) - I also think that info will be pushed to us instead of us pulling it. 

we live in very interesting times.
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