Why Laptops Are Terrible for Note-Taking

College students listening to lectureCapturing and retaining aren't the same thing.

By Rick Richardson

Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings?

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If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper. There’s increasing evidence that using laptops during academic presentations decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports The New York Times.
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New AI Can Detect Colorectal Cancer Quickly

Human head outlined with circuit board insideA broader study is in the works.

By Rick Richardson

Japanese researchers recently demonstrated artificial intelligence software capable of identifying and analyzing polyps found during a colonoscopy in less than a second.

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The endoscopic system uses a magnified view of a colorectal polyp to study its features and compare it with 30,000 endocytoscopic images used for machine learning.
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4 Steps for Crafting an Effective Password

Computer security concept shot, with binary code and password textThink in phrases.

By Rick Richardson

Your password can ruin your life. It does sound dramatic, but it’s true.

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If someone figures out the password to your email, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Once hackers access your online bank account, they can wreck your finances, and you may feel the repercussions of that break-in for years.
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