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28Oct 15
Could Video Games Be Good For Your Brain?

Could video games be good for your brain?

There are many disagreements about how video games can affect the brain. But recent studies have shown positive results. One professor found that some video games can stimulate brain growth. Another found that video games can improve visual abilities. Read more about how the video game industry can affect the brain.

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How to protect online identity following Yahoo hack

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Social networks boost online voter registration

Americans will vote to elect a new president on Nov. 8, but first they must register to vote. On National Voter Registration Day in September, social media networks played a major role in helping remind people to register. Facebook…

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Tech Smarts presents interesting, relevant technology-use topics. With a question-and-answer format, each book provides the basics readers need to know to be smart consumers of media and technology today. A positive, empowering tone and Think About It sidebars encourage readers to take pride in their use of technology and think critically about the impact technology has on their lives.