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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Security for the 'Internet of Things' (Video)

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NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

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