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Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'
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.
Accessibility In Linux Is Good (But Could Be Much Better)
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
Why Scientists Love 'Lord of the Rings'
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
AI Experts In High Demand
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.
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House
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
Actress Grace Lee Whitney, Star Trek's Yeoman Janice Rand, Has Died
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
Facebook Launches Internet.org Platform and Opens Up To More Developers
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
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LEGO Sale: Up to 40% off + free shipping w/ $75
LEGO Sale: Up to 40% off
LEGO Star Wars AT-AP Set for $48 + free shipping
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​Domino's tracks driver 'safety' with Uberfied GPS technology
Dominos Pizza has developed the GPS Driver Tracker to allow customers and the company to track delivery drivers via GPS, similar to how Uber drivers are tracked.
​Australian startup Canva raises $6 million
Australian online design startup Canva plans to pump its latest $6 million funding effort into bulking up its engineering team in an aim to release its new Canva for Work product by June.
Framework aims to embed privacy culture in Australian organisations
Australian Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is encouraging organisations to embed sound privacy practice into their operations with the release of a new privacy management framework.
Privacy ruling goes beyond data-retention requirements: Telstra
Telstra is challenging a ruling by Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim requiring the telco to hand over volumes of metadata to a journalist who requested it.
Westpac continues technology investment drive
Westpac invested heavily in new technologies during the first half of the 2015 financial year, in the hopes of driving growth and enhancing customer experience.
Remote NBN satellite users may face connection fees
NBN is considering slugging its satellite customers with a AU$15 re-connection fee, while its metro customers continue to get connected to the network for free.
Agriculture PC, tablet upgrades delayed by back paddock issues
The Australian Department of Agriculture is replacing its fleet of desktops with HP Minis running Windows 8, as the company also undertakes an HP tablet deployment.
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Aston Martin Is Making a Luxury SUV Just Like Everyone Else
Aston Martin has raised a ton of money to build a new super-luxe crossover. They say its the GT Car of the Future. The post Aston
How to Prep for Flying a Solar Plane Across the Pacific
This is by far the hardest part of the Solar Impulse 2s journey around the world, which started in Abu Dhabi last month, and should finish
Google Backs Alternative To Docker, Cloud Computing’s Next Big Thing
For many, Docker is the next big thing in cloud computing. But some big names—most notably Google—are now backing an alternative to this enormously-influential technology. In December,
Pinterest Welcomes New Apps with Developer API
Your Pinterest board is about to get a lot more interesting. The post Pinterest Welcomes New Apps with Developer API appeared first on WIRED.
Mad Men Recap: On the Road
The team makes the transition to McCann Erickson. The post Mad Men Recap: On the Road appeared first on WIRED.
Carly Fiorina Forgot to Register a Very Important Website
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.
Read This Before You Freak Out Over Gene-Edited Superbabies
This is the promise of embryonic gene editing: that our species can genetically vaccinate itself against disease, from Alzheimer’s to cystic fibrosis. The post Read This Before You
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Mozilla Deprecating HTTP For A More Secure Web
Mozilla announced that its going to deprecate browser features for non-secure HTTP content and will build new features only for HTTPS connections.
DeepCool's Unique Tristellar Case Available in June, Will Cost $399
At last, DeepCool announced global availability information for its striking Tristellar Mini-ITX case.
What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Microsoft’s Hololens
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.
Autonomous Built A Standing Desk For $399; $599 With AI Helper
Autonomous latest product, the Autonomous Desk, is a standing desk that can come with an AI helper built-in. They say shes a Siri killer, too!
Windows 10 Technical Preview 10074: Windows 10 Nearing Completion
During Build, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 technical preview with improvements in several areas.
Microsoft Hololens, Hands On: Promising Productivity, Little Panache
We went hands on with Microsofts Hololens at Build 2015. Its not exactly sexy, but it does promise a multitude of uses. And isnt that point?
Eurocom's Shark 4 Laptop 1.1 Inches Thick, Includes ODD Option
Heres a new laptop from Eurocom that may be great for gaming.
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Video of cop killing man won’t be public until footage is played at trial
Prosecutor says release of tape could unfairly prejudice prospective jurors.
Facebook’s free Internet for the poor leaves out high-bandwidth sites
Facebook opens platform after criticism, but no VoIP, video, and file transfers.
Your own personal Azure: Microsoft’s new Azure Stack for private clouds
New Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V previews to drop this week.
Department of Justice will review how it deploys cell phone snooping tech
ACLU says federal oversight of when and why stingrays are used is long overdue.
NZ court unfreezes some assets so Kim Dotcom can cover $100K+ in monthly costs
Money heads to straight to bills for rent, staff, groceries, and security.
Review: The absolutely optional Apple Watch and Watch OS 1.0
A pragmatists guide to a nice but eminently optional gadget.
How Selerity reported Twitter’s earnings—before Twitter did
Seleritys CTO explains why web scraping is the easy part.
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SilverStone Raven RV05 Enclosure
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
ISIS Threatens Twitter Employees Over Blocked Accounts
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
ardware Round-Up II
Cases: Corsair Carbide 100R @ eTeknixCooling: Cooler Master Nepton 240M @ PCPerCRYORIG H5 CPU Cooler @ NikKTech ETC.: CM Storm NovaTouch TKL @ techPowerUP!Storage: Plextor M6e PCI Express SSD @ Vortez
The World's Richest Tech Billionaires
Somehow all of us keep getting left off this list every damn year. That Bill guy keeps stealing my spot. Bill Gates is once again the richest person on the planet, a title hes held for 16 out of the
10 Technologies Our Cars Should Have By Now
Jalopniks list of the 10 Technologies Our Cars Should Have By Now has everything from self-tinting windows to projected driving lines. What tech do you think should be in cars already? Comments
Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI Review
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
Facebook Is The Leading Cause Of....
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
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Update to PSU Testing 2015: A Minor Change
Today I want to discuss a minor change in our PSU testing procedures, and how they have evolved since our 2014 - How We Test PSUs pipeline post.To date, all of our testing was being done
The Surface 3 Review
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
Microsoft Hololens Hands-On
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
Microsoft Acquires Pen Technology From N-Trig Ltd
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
Seek Thermal - Android Infrared Camera Review
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
A Quick Look at One M9 RAW Photos
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
PC Gaming Show To Take Place At E3 2015
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
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Court Issues Highly Questionable Restraining Order Over Anyone Even Remotely Related To Streami(...)
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,
Court Rejects Pennsylvania's Ridiculous Law That Takes Away First Amendment For Convicts
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
US Presidential Election Is So Corrupt Even The Person In Charge Says She Has No Power To Stop Abuse
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
Forget, Mayweather v. Pacquaio: The Big Fight Was Apparently Hollywood v. Periscope Streaming
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
And Another One Bites The Dust: Mass Surveillance Ruled Unconstitutional In Slovak Republic
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
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
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
This Week In Techdirt History: April 26th - May 2nd
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
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