You are suffering from “tab overload”

Our love-hate relationship with browser tabs drives all of us crazy. There is a solution.

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  • A new study suggests that tabs can cause people to be flustered as they try to keep track of every website.
  • The reason is that tabs are unable to properly organize information.
  • The researchers are plugging a browser extension that aims to fix the problem.
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How to close the digital gap for the elderly

Older people are in grave danger of being left behind.

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Many young people have embraced the convenience of digital technologies such as online shopping, car hailing, digital payments, and telemedicine. But many elderly without a grasp of the latest knowledge are at risk of being left behind.

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Scientists use 'acoustic tweezers' to move particles in Petri dishes hands-free

New prototype Petri dishes let ordinary scientists in on the advanced technology.

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  • Acoustic tweezers allow bioparticles and cells to be precisely manipulated without touching them.
  • Sound waves grab and move very tiny objects as desired.
  • Previously available only in expensive and complex devices, acoustic tweezers have now been built into Petri dishes.
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Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar

Was the hamburger menu always so ubiquitous?

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Over the past few years, articles and blog posts have started to ask some version of the same question: “Why are all websites starting to look the same?"

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As the inventor of copy and paste dies, here are other computing innovations we take for granted

He's also credited by some as having coined the phrase "user-friendly."

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Larry Tesler invented cut and paste, and coined the phrase "user-friendly".

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