Author: JustForMedia

Books Prove Resilient To Technology

Over a decade ago, some pundits made the prediction that books would eventually disappear. Now it seems that books are not on the extinction list, ready for the “guillotine” of the disruptive technology. Pedagogues and universities and schools in their traditional existences would be challenged by on-line education, they said. Factory workers would be replaced by “artificial intelligence”. Reckless chauffeurs. Needless to say, the print media is becoming obsolete as advertisers prefer online platforms where their ads can blink and flicker on the screen — at least they can measure responses from “clicks” and. Yet, technology, no matter how...

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China Schools Investors on Two-Tier Leadership Structure

Investors trying to make sense of China’s National People’s Congress last week and its relation to the more important 19th Party Congress to be held later this year should familiarize themselves with an old saying: “The mountains are high and the emperor is far away.” Orders from Beijing are often ignored in the cities and provinces. Instead, important decisions such as whether and how to restructure the debt of insolvent local governments and state-owned enterprises are made locally. Officials on the ground  decide whether to actually shut down excess capacity in state-owned enterprises and whether to risk an increase...

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The Nintendo Switch could be the perfect indie machine

I’ve been having a lot of fun with a game called Shovel Knight on the Nintendo Switch this week. You might have heard of it — it’s an NES-style action game that came out all the way back in 2014. I even bought it on PC back then. But I never really got into it, because for whatever reason it’s not the kind of thing I tend to feel like playing when I sit down at my desk. That’s exactly why, three years after its release, I’m finally making progress in Shovel Knight — it’s all thanks to the...

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New microscope technique offers a better way to measure magnetic field of individual atoms

A team of researchers at IBM has developed a new way to measure the magnetic field of individual atoms that offers 1000 times the energy resolution of conventional techniques. In their paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the team describes their approach, how well it works and their hope that they will be able to modify it in such a way as to allow others with less specialized hardware to use it. Scientists are eager to better measure the magnetic fields of individual atoms because they believe it will lead to a better understanding of material and biological...

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FUTURE DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE THROUGH DROPPING TWO #1 ALBUMS IN A ROW

Today, Billboard refreshed its weekly US Top 200 chart and Future officially became the first musician to knock his own album out of the number one position with another one of his albums. He released the self-titled FUTURE on 17th February and one week later he dropped another second album named HNDRXX, the new title holder. Future is the only artist the chart’s half-century history of existence to ever debut two back-to-back number one albums. Until 2014 December, Billboard’s Top 200 chart, assessed new music in the US only by album sales. They retrieve their info from data juggernaut...

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