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Potentially Interesting Links 13-October-2017

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Star Wars & littleBits Droid™ Inventor Kit: Inventors Wanted

Star Wars & littleBits Droid™ Inventor Kit: Inventors Wanted

A cool Little Bits commercial. Sad that the comments seem to have a problem with the diversity of the actors.

youtube.com
Chop and change

Chop and change

Hacking is making its way from the tech industry to furniture. Anna Baddeley looks at why designers are embracing disruption

1843magazine.com
About Digi.City

About Digi.City

I like to connect people, ideas and organizations with the intent of making a positive impact. This is the origin of my interest in Smart Cities ...

digi.city
Brief diversions vastly improve focus, researchers find

Brief diversions vastly improve focus, researchers find

A new study in the journal Cognition overturns a decades-old theory about the nature of attention and demonstrates that even brief diversions from a task can dramatically improve one's ability to focus

news.illinois.edu
Career Fair: What 100 recruiters say to do to stand out.

Career Fair: What 100 recruiters say to do to stand out.

This past summer, we talked to over a hundred recruiters about when students do and don’t stand out.

hackernoon.com
It’s official: Data science proves Mondays are the worst

It’s official: Data science proves Mondays are the worst

An analysis of Twitter messages by University of Vermont researchers shows people truly do hate the beginning of the week.

qz.com
'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet ...

theguardian.com
3D Printing of Musical Instruments Tries to Find a Rhythm

3D Printing of Musical Instruments Tries to Find a Rhythm

This non-traditional process can make instruments as unique and creative as the music they play, so why aren’t they dominating the market?

machinedesign.com
Melinda Gates on women in tech, her first love, and the origins of Comic Sans

Melinda Gates on women in tech, her first love, and the origins of Comic Sans

Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, opened a revealing speech Wednesday by talking about her first love, which she admits “is not Bill’s favorite story.” ...

geekwire.com
One Chef’s Ingenious Solution to Phones at the Table

One Chef’s Ingenious Solution to Phones at the Table

Marco Canora wants to help diners unplug at Hearth

eater.com
The Case for Girls Who Code Shunning the White House

The Case for Girls Who Code Shunning the White House

As long as bigotry dominates the Trump administration, there’s no common ground to be found with my nonprofit — even if money is on the table ...

nytimes.com
Can ice structures solve a Himalayan water crisis?

Can ice structures solve a Himalayan water crisis?

Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India's far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.

bbc.com