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Self Preservation

Many years ago I was looking at starting up a self defence class (I was teaching JuJitsu at the time). This document was based on conversations with people who had been attacked and reading up on the topic at the time. I never did anything with it, but now that I have daughters, it is […]

YouTube’s Biggest Stars Are Pushing a Shady Polish Gambling Site

Untold riches are promised on Mystery Brand, a website that sells prize-filled “mystery boxes.” If you buy one of the digital boxes, some of which cost hundreds of dollars, you might only get a fidget spinner—or you might get a luxury sports car. For just $100, users can win a box filled with rare Supreme […]

The History Of Video Games, By The Numbers

111 billion: according to research firms, that’s how much revenue the video game industry will generate in 2015. (It’s also roughly the same number of times we’ve played Mario Kart.) From the Madden franchise’s remarkable success rate in picking Superbowl winners to the (likely apocryphal) story that Space Invaders drained Japan of 100 Yen coins, […]

Here are 6 ways Google tricks you into letting it track your location

The six examples form the backbone of a report from the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) that alleges Google has broken the EU’s strict GDPR regulations by using “deceptive practices” to trick users into enabling its location tracking services. As BEUC wrote in a blog post: Location data can reveal a lot about people, including religious […]

Want to create Learner Centric Content? Use Microlearning and Gamification Tools

Earlier this year a training participant stopped me mid sentence and asked if she could share something right there and then. Puzzled for a moment there, I encouraged her to. She expressed her surprise for the fact that at multiple occasions in the training it had seemed to her the content was designed keeping “ […]

Forget joysticks — the Guts Game is controlled by a sensor that you swallow

Unless it’s the junk food and endless energy drinks you down while playing a marathon session of Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s not all that often that video games can be said to play havoc with your guts. But that could be about to change — and in a good way, too. In Australia, researchers […]

Gamification: The Key To Making Cyber Learning Addictive

How many times have you endured a dry-as-dust PowerPoint presentation or clicked through a tired e-learning course only to realize, despite hours of ‘teaching,’ you remember virtually nothing? It’s easy to blame yourself when this happens; you may feel guilty or even harbor doubts about your ability to retain knowledge. Don’t. There’s a good chance […]