Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

An anonymous reader writes: I am a graduate student in his twenties who used to be able to read dozens and dozens of lengthy books in his childhood. Over the years, I have noticed that my attention span and ability to concentrate has decreased noticeably,

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Erlang 虚拟机内的内存管理(Lukas Larsson演讲听写稿) - siyao

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Attorney Yasir Billoo Explains NDA Law (Video)

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Meet Apache Software Foundation VP Rich Bowen (Video)

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Founders On Depression

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State of the GitHub: Chris Kelly Does the Numbers

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Rumr, Group Messaging With An Anonymous Twist, Launches On iOS & Android

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Security for the 'Internet of Things' (Video)

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Rich Olson Embodies the Spirit of the Maker Movement (Video)

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Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

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What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

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Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

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NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

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Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

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DOJ Launches New Cybercrime Unit, Claims Privacy Top Priority

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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

JoeyRox writes: The publicized goal of Tesla's "gigafactory" is to make electric cars more affordable. However, that benefit may soon be eclipsed by the gigafactory's impact on roof-top solar power storage costs, putting the business model of utilities in peril.

Researchers Design DNA With New Shapes and Structures

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那些必须要知道的Javascript - 迷失的醉猫

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Microsoft's Dev Center Benefits program for Windows app developers offers all sorts of goodies and t

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8点1氪晚间版:一场发布会发布两款新机,苹果再次制定行业标准

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又一个外来者进军,移动阅读还有机会吗?

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