How Your Digital Screen Messes Your Sleep


bloggingwithsuccessHow Your Smartphone Messes with Your Brain
‘…it is the specific type of light from that screen that is throwing off your natural sleep-wake cycles, even after you power down. In a new video from Reactions: Everyday Chemistry, a sleep researcher explains the eerie power of blue light over your brain.

‘Cells at the back of your eyes pick up particular light wavelengths and, with a light-sensitive protein called melanopsin, signal the brain’s master clock, which controls the body’s circadian rhythms. Blue light, which in nature is most abundant in the morning, tells you to get up and get moving. Red light is more common at dusk and it slows you down. Now, guess what kind of light is streaming from that little screen in your hand at 11:59 P.M.? “Your iPad, your phone, your computer emit large quantities of blue light,” says sleep researcher and chemist Brian Zoltowski of Southern Methodist University…’
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How Easy Is It For Someone To Hack Your Webcam?
‘Without wishing to scare you, the short answer is: it’s very easy for anyone to view your webcam. The long answer is: some networked webcams require nothing more than a secret URL, while most USB or built-in laptop webcams would need the computer to be compromised first…’

Here are three ways of viewing a webcam without your knowledge

How To Find What Program Is Spying from Your Webcam
‘You’re sitting in front of your computer, minding your own business, when you suddenly notice the webcam light is on. Something is looking at you — maybe even recording or broadcasting online. But what? You don’t have Skype running, and you close the browser just to make sure. The light won’t go off! What’s using that webcam?…’
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The Very Best Widgets, Menu Items, and Pages For Your WordPress.com Blog
‘This article covers a set of advanced tips most useful for beginner WordPress.com users whom have already set up their blog and added some posts.

‘The basic setup of most WordPress.com blog sites are the menu bar, the sidebar, and the blog posts on the homepage. To engage your readers more, you definitely want to create additional pages on your site, such as “About Me” and “Contact Me” pages…’
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About DigitalPlato

Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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