Pick a card, any card, and you might feel that you’re in control when you pull the queen of hearts from a magician’s deck. But magicians have strategies that force their audience’s choice — from packing the deck with identical cards, to fanning out the deck with just the right timing so that the choice becomes all but inevitable. This illusion of free will is one of the many illusions and magic tricks that Gustav Kuhn, a magician turned psychology researcher at Goldsmiths, University London, describes in his new book Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic. Published in March by The MIT Press, the book explores the ways in which magic tricks and illusions can teach us about our brains. Kuhn takes the reader into the psychological underpinnings of tricks — from optical illusions that reveal gaps in perception, to failures of memory that make people think they’ve seen a ball vanish, when in fact there was no ball to see in the first place. … [Read more...] about What brain-bending magic tricks can teach us about the mind
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Article Contents1 Prerequisites2 Create a new Live Album (with older photos)3 Create a new Live Albums (without older photos)4 Transform existing albums into Live Albums5 Manually edit Live Albums6 Other people can add their own photos to Live Albums7 Archive photos you don't want to see in any Live Album8 Show Live Albums on a bigger screen Google Photos started rolling out Live Albums a couple of weeks ago. The feature, while simple in that it lets you automatically add faces to albums, is a little more complex than that. In this article, I will explore a few of the intricacies of Live Albums and help you make the most out of the feature. Prerequisites In order for Live Albums to work, you need to have photo backups and face grouping enabled in the Google Photos app. Open the app, slide out the side menu from the left, and go to Settings. First, head over to Back up & sync and turn it on. Choose the account you want the photos to be backed up to, and the quality you … [Read more...] about 7 Tips and tricks to make the most of Google Photos Live Albums
For a decade the Home button was the center of iPhone navigation. No matter where you were or what you were doing, clicking Home once or twice would bring you exactly where it says it will — Home. Depending on how often or how long you clicked it, the Home button would also do a number of other highly useful things for you, from summoning Siri or Apple Pay to bringing up the app switcher or accessibility menu. It was our escape hatch and convenience key all in one. And now, with iPhone XS, it's gone. To make room for that edge-to-edge display and in recognition that, a decade later, our training wheels can come off, Apple has replaced the Home button with a fluid, gesture-based navigation area. And it's magnificently fun. How do you go to the Home screen on iPhone XS and XR? The Home button is gone but you still need to get Home. From the Lock screen to the Home screen. From additional Home screens or widget screens to the main Home screen. From apps back to the Home screen. … [Read more...] about iPhone XS and iPhone XR Tricks: 16 ways to do more faster!
Charlotte Hu, provided by Published 10:11 am PDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 Charlotte Hu/Business Insider Professor is more than just a therapy dog. In fact, in the 1.5 years he's been working at Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's hospital, he has become a VIP employee. Professor, whose full name is Professor Bunsen Honeydew, is a 3-year-old golden doodle and the first of the two facility dogs to arrive at Kravis. A three year grant of $350,000 from PetSmart Charities covers everything from veterinary care, grooming, food, trainers, Ubers, and the salary of the certified child life specialist he's paired with. Shortly after he arrived in March 2017, the hospital realized that one dog wasn't going to be enough. So they procured Amos, another golden doodle, shortly afterwards. They're both part of the Paws and Play program in Karvis' Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. The main goal of child life is to facilitate psychosocial adjustment to hospitalization and … [Read more...] about This 3-year-old golden doodle named Professor Bunsen Honeydew has a 9 to 5 job at Mount Sinai’s children’s hospital where he has his very own business cards — here’s what his day is like
Although Apple's Touch ID phones are no longer the latest and greatest thanks to the advent of Face ID, there's still an awful lot of us using them.So here we present the best tips for Touch ID iPhones including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus, SE, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Here's everything you need to know to master your iPhone.First we'll share some iPhone 8 tips before moving onto other handsets. iPhone 8 tips - get more from your 8 or 8 PlusEnable True Tone display: To get the iPhone's screen to automatically adjust its colour balance and temperature to match the ambient light in the room, head to Control Centre and force press the screen brightness slider. Now tap the True Tone button. You can also go to Settings > Display and Brightness and toggle the "True Tone" switch. Charge wirelessly: To make use of the iPhone's new wireless charging capabilities, buy a wireless charger. Any Qi charger will work, but to charge more efficiently … [Read more...] about The best iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 tips and tricks: Top tips for Touch ID iPhones