bizwriter writes: Companies are trying to get around Equal Employment Opportunity Commission restrictions on age-discriminatory language (like recent college graduate) by saying that they want digital natives. So far, no one has complained to the EEOC, but that could change.
An anonymous reader sends this report from opensource.com: GNU/Linux distributions provide great advantages over proprietary alternatives for people with disabilities. All the accessibility tools included in Linux are open source, meaning their code is readily available if you want to
HughPickens.com writes: Julie Beck writes in The Atlantic that though science and fantasy seem to be polar opposites, a Venn diagram of scientists and Lord of the Rings fans have a large overlap which could (lovingly!) be labeled nerds. Several
An anonymous reader writes: The field of artificial intelligence is getting hotter by the moment as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and other tech companies snap up experts and pour funding into university research. Commercial uses for AI are still limited.
seven of five writes: According to Reuters, Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina announced on Monday she is running for president, becoming the only woman in the pack of Republican candidates for the White House in 2016. ... Fiorina
SternisheFan writes: Grace Lee Whitney, the actress who played Yeoman Janice Rand on Star Trek: The Original Series, reportedly died Friday in her home in Coarsegold, California. No cause of death has been reported. She was 85. The versatile actress
Mark Wilson writes: The aim behind Facebooks Internet.org program is to bring internet access to the wider world. While an undeniably praise-worthy venture, it came in for criticism for going against the principles of net neutrality. Now, the company is
jones_supa writes: Canonical released Ubuntu 15.04 a couple of weeks ago, and it seems that this release has been a success. The community is mostly reporting a nice experience, which is important since this is the first Ubuntu release that
An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a major review of how law enforcement around the country uses cellphone tracking technology, and they will also begin sharing more information about how it works. So-called Stingray devices
albert555 writes: Ubers curse keeps on striking after Ubers office in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou was raided by authorities on the 30th of April 2015. Uber is accused of running an illegal transport service, according to the Guangzhou
Sparrowvsrevolution writes: On Friday, WikiLeaks announced that it has finally relaunched a beta version of its leak submission system after a 4.5 year hiatus. That file-upload site, which once served as a central tool in WIkiLeaks leak-collecting mission, runs on
cosm writes: ABC news reports that two armed gunman were shot and killed outside a Draw the Prophet event hosted in Garland Texas. From the article: The event, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, featured cartoons of the Prophet
ememisya writes: I wonder if I posted, There will be another 12/7 tomorrow, just a warning. around December, would people associate it with Pearl Harbor and I would find myself arrested, or has enough time passed for people to not
Technologist Ramez Naam (hat tip to Tyler Cowens Marginal Revolution blog) has taken a look at the economics of Teslas new wall-mounted household battery system, and concludes that its almost there, at least for many places in the world --
The Wall Street Journal, in a report also cited by The Next Web and others, reports that Facebook is to soon begin acting not just as a conduit for news links pasted onto users timelines (and leading to articles hosted
craighansen writes: Just felt a small earthquake, which I confirmed at USGS was a magnitude 4.0 at 2015-05-03 22:13:19 UTC, followed by a magnitude 2.7 a minute later, both located near Concord, California.
Science 2.0 reports that A team of high school students analyzed data from the National Science Foundations (NSF) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) and discovered a never-before-seen pulsar which has the widest orbit of any around a neutron
From the BBC comes this depressing excerpt: Populations of some of the worlds largest wild animals are dwindling, raising the threat of an empty landscape, say scientists.About 60% of giant herbivores - plant-eaters - including rhinos, elephants and gorillas, are
McGruber writes: Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and spouse of Facebook COO Sheryl K. Sandberg, died on Friday night. He was 47. We are heartbroken by this news, Facebook said in a statement. Mark Zuckerberg, a friend of
Jalopnik reports that Tesla Motors Inc. has very quietly started to sell used cars online, following in the footsteps of larger car companies. Its new certified vehicle program brings down the staggering costs of one of their electric cars while
The cancellation of Silent Hills is the latest in a long line of worrying signs coming from the Japanese developer. GameSpots Peter Brown broke the story of Kojimas impending exit, so Danny ODwyer asked him what he thinks the future
GameSpots Eric Tay shares his impressions about the new end game PvP activity the Trials of Osiris, as well as the 4 new maps and updates for the Crucible coming to The House of Wolves Expansion in Destiny.
Intel is brewing up a potent recipe of wireless technology, imaging devices, authentication systems, and complete ODM turnkey solutions for its Atom X-series of chips, in its efforts to establish a hold on the highly competitive global mobility market.
Most companies have to innovate continuously just to maintain their competitiveness. Disruptive innovation in search of new product categories requires extra effort and carries more risk, but can deliver greater rewards if managed properly.
Carly Fiorina understands technology. Which is what makes it all the more surprising that her campaign staff somehow didn’t lock up carlyfiorina.org. The post Carly Fiorina Forgot to Register a Very Important Website appeared first on WIRED.
AltSchools are more than schools. They’re mini-research and development labs, where teachers and engineers are developing the formula for 21st-century education. The post Inside the School Silicon Valley
We keep learning more about this mysterious HoloLens thing little by little, but there are still huge unanswered questions. Here is what we know, and don’t know, about Hololens and Windows Holographic.
Microsoft revealed more about its Android-and-iOS-on-Windows Phone plans. Project Astoria (Android) and Project Islandwood (iOS) represent a large part of Microsofts mighty effort to rescue Windows Phone from irrelevancy.
You guys should head on over to PC Perspective today and read this review of the SilverStone Raven RV05 enclosure. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here.The 90° motherboard orientation with the Raven RV05 provides what would seem
Whats the point of threatening Twitter employees when you cant use your Twitter account to brag about it? Isis supporters have threatened Twitter employees, including co-founder Jack Dorsey specifically, with death over the social networks practice of blocking accounts associated
Modders Inc. has published a review of the Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI kit. If you are contemplating an upgrade to a tri-SLI set up, you might want to check out this review. There comes a time when you have
The bad news is that Facebook makes you depressed. The good news is that Facebook offers counseling....that is if you live long enough to use the service. The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that, basically, if you quietly
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is going to have his hands full this month. Wheeler has agreed to cap off a marathon week of hearings next month with testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee
Apparently not all ISPs are worried about being regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. Sonic CEO Dane Jasper says he is actually supportive of being regulated as a common carrier.It is important to draw the distinction between regulation of the
Yahoo co-founder David Filo made a blog post today announcing that Yahoo has turned 20 years old. In 1995, Jerry and I started Yahoo to help people more easily navigate the web. We wanted to build a guide. When we
We have just posted our Corsair Hydro Series H110 280mm AIO CPU Cooler Review. If you want to know how this all-in-one cooler handles todays hardware, this review is for you.We today have our final installment of re-reviewing the older
It would seem that Google+ has a new boss and has been officially split into Photos and Streams. Thats not to say that Google+ is dead yetat least not officially. But it does suggest that Google is moving away from
There is a review of the MSI Z97 MPower AC posted today at ocaholic. You can see our evaluation here for comparison purposes.The Z97 MPower AC is MSIs flagship offer when it comes to Z97 Express based motherboards. This board
We today have our final installment of re-reviewing the older Corsair Hydro Series AIO coolers on our modern testing platform. Two years ago the Corsair H110 proved itself to be a good value when it comes to sealed liquid All-In-One
I dont know about you but I am pretty excited about this news. Ive always been a fan of the franchise. This has been the subject of speculation since Bethesda recently announced its first-ever E3 conference. As noted on PSU,
Speaking at Mobile World Congress 2015, Googles senior VP of products announced that Google has plans to launch its own wireless service.Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of products for Google, confirmed that the worlds largest search company was in talks
The Surface lineup for Microsoft has been extremely interesting to watch. What first launched in October 2012 as the Surface RT has been constantly iterated upon, and of course the Surface Pro line has evolved even faster. The Surface Pro
Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a chance to try out the much vaunted Hololens, which is a completely new device from Microsoft which provides “Augmented Reality” as opposed to the Virtual Reality devices like
In a move that has long been rumoured, Microsoft has announced today on the Surface Blog that they have acquired the digital pen technology from N-Trig Ltd. This is the pen technology that they have employed
The costs associated with thermal imaging systems have restricted their usage and kept it out of reach of the average consumer / impulse-buy territory. Seek Thermal, a startup in this space, is doing its bit to ameliorate this situation with
Yesterday, HTC updated their HTC Camera application for devices with HTC Sense. Normally, this isn't worth discussing, but the changelog had an entry for RAW photography mode on the One M9.For those that are unfamiliar with
Though this isn’t strictly hardware news, it’s hard to argue that PC hardware and PC gaming aren’t inexorably linked, especially in the case of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).The video gaming industry’s biggest press event
When AMD launched Freesync back in March, one of the limitations of the initial launch version was that only single-GPU configurations were supported. Multi-GPU Crossfire systems could not be used with Freesync, requiring users to trade-off
Today at a special breakout session, Corporate VP of the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore confirmed that the launch schedule for Windows 10 is going to be summer (he would go no more specific than that)
In this capsule review we are having a look at Tesoro's most popular mechanical gaming keyboard, the Lobera Supreme. Tesoro's offering comes with a futuristic design and interesting features, but it also has to face tremendous competition.
Much to the dismay of some viewers watching at home, Microsoft's BUILD developer conference today actually focused on technologies designed to benefit developers. However, some of the new developer technologies shown today may end up having profound impacts on Windows users. While
The Windows store was a large area of focus during today's Microsoft BUILD keynote. As Microsoft expands Windows across multiple platforms and devices, part of their strategy has been enabling developers to make universal applications that
Today Microsoft revealed a number of new features relating to their various platforms at their BUILD developer conference. One of the most interesting features shown was the Continuum feature of Windows 10 phones. Microsoft has previously
Today during the opening keynote of the Microsoft Build developer conference the official name of Microsoft's new web browser was revealed. The new browser has previously been referred to as Project Spartan, and the official name was withheld
Passively cooled computing systems carry many advantages. Most of these turn out to be very important for industrial and embedded applications. The low power nature of the NUCs make them the ideal candidate for passive industrial computing platforms. We have
Last week, we wrote about HBO and Showtime teaming up to pre-emptively sue two websites that publicly claimed they were going to live stream video footage of the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao boxing match that happened this weekend. As we noted,
Last fall, we wrote about a very troubling law that was passed in Pennyslvania that flat out stripped First Amendment rights from any convict. The law was clearly passed directly in response to Goddard College deciding to have Mumia Abu-Jamal
If you were holding onto the faint hope that federal election campaigns were ever going to be anything but buy your way into office spending sprees, you may as well kiss it goodbye. The Federal Election Committees head has just
Remember, just last week, when HBO and Showtime were flipping out about a couple of streaming sites promising to broadcast live streams of the big Flord Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight? Apparently, they had the wrong target. Just a few weeks earlier
As we noted a few weeks ago, data retention laws continue to fall in Europe. Then it was Bulgaria, following in the wake of Netherlands. Now we learn that the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic has similarly struck down
Much of the political debate around encryption, such as that on display in a congressional hearing this week, has been characterized by a fundamentally flawed understanding of the most basic principles. Mason Wheeler won most insightful comment this week by
Five Years Ago This week in 2010, the world was abuzz over the prototype iPhone that was left in a bar, and we discussed the legal fallout and its implications for bloggers-as-journalists. At the same time, another case found that
Not too long ago, people got pretty excited about the idea of a modular smartphone, and recently Google announced that it would be launching its attempt at such a device in Puerto Rico this year. The idea has also sparked
As was widely expected, earlier this week, a bunch of high-profile Senators introduced a big patent reform bill, known as the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act. Its backed by Senators Chuck Grassley, Patrick Leahy, Chuck Schumer and John
MuckRock has obtained a whole stack of Stingray-related documents from the FBI. As is to be expected, theres not much left unsaid by the agency, which is at least as protective of its own Stingray secrecy as it is with
Some folks are really into aged spirits -- as in old alcohol, not ancient ghosts. But if we cant really trust our tastebuds, will anyone really know if an aged wine is really aged? More importantly, though, does it really
Connecticut is one of numerous states where incumbent ISPs have all but given up on seriously competing or improving service, urban and rural customers alike. AT&T was so disinterested in Connecticut it recently sold all of its fixed-line networks in
Weve written plenty about the ridiculousness of the USTRs Special 301 list that comes out every year at this time, naming what countries are naughty on intellectual property issues. The list is based on no objective measurements, but rather on
Back in March, we wrote about a really bad bill that had been proposed in California by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, called AB 1326. As we noted, it would basically destroy the ability of new startups in the Bitcoin space to
After a fifteen-year slumber, regulators have apparently decided it might be a good idea to start cracking down on rampant fraud in the telecom market. Not long ago, we noted how AT&T was finally fined for abusing the IP Relay
A few years ago, we wrote about Tim Ferriss and his successful use of BitTorrent as a tool to promote his book, The 4-Hour Chef. Were trying something new today and offering the audio version of that book for free
Its become commonplace in some parts of the legacy content industries to hate on basically any successful internet service that brings creative content to the public in a way that people actually like. We see attacks on Spotify, Netflix, Pandora
The DEA likes to borrow stuff. Its just not very good about returning borrowed items in the same shape it got them. Like a womans Facebook account. Or a businessmans semi truck. And his employees life. Craig Patty runs a
We talk a lot about how fair use is under attack these days, and Ive discussed in the past my concerns about freedom of expression when we always have a company (or a few companies) standing in the middle of
Did you know that U.S. ISPs in uncompetitive markets are really, really shitty at their jobs? While I assumed that was pretty common public knowledge by this point, theres an interesting new groundswell of attention being paid to the fact