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Teardown reveals just how similar the iPhone 8 is to the iPhone 7...
A new iFixit teardown of the iPhone 8 (its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus, will come later) might help you decide between it and the upcoming iPhone X.
By ceres on 2017-09-22 15:31 UTC
CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared...
Microsoft, Cisco, and VMWare among those infected with additional mystery payload.
By aphrodite on 2017-09-21 23:28 UTC
This Silicon Valley giant will give some $1,000 and others $50 a month to trial basic income...
Start-up accelerator Y Combinator plans to roll out its initial cash handout trial to thousands of people across two U.S. states.
By rjx32 on 2017-09-21 17:12 UTC
Budweiser and Lyft want you to get home safely for free...
For the second year in a row, Budweiser and Lyft are teaming up to stand against drunk driving by giving you a free ride home. The two companies are offering up to 150,000 total round-trip rides starting today. The post Budweiser and Lyft want you to get
By viper1 on 2017-09-21 15:32 UTC
Amazon plans to hire 2,000 for a new office in New York City...
The move comes as cities across North America compete to play host to Amazon's upcoming second headquarters, expected to bring 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in development.
By viper1 on 2017-09-21 15:30 UTC
HTC May Announce Google Acquisition on Thursday...
HTC is set to make a "major announcement" on Thursday, and speculations claim that it could be Google's acquisition of smartphone business. Apparently they paid off the right people to again get around anti-trust laws
By ceres on 2017-09-20 15:05 UTC
What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?...
The optimism of the 1990s supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries and their workers new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn't quite worked out that way. T
By ceres on 2017-09-20 15:03 UTC
This Tool Lets Developers See Whether They're Being Fairly Compensated...
The tool, called Salary Calculator, also estimates which technical skills tend to offer better paying jobs.
By viper1 on 2017-09-20 14:05 UTC
Popular Chrome Extension Allegedly Hacked to Covertly Mine Cryptocurrency...
A popular Chrome extension that promises to improve security has been found to contain a JavaScript cryptocurrency miner, turning it into malware.
By viper1 on 2017-09-20 14:03 UTC
8 hot IT hiring trends and 8 going cold...
Were seeing a number of shifts this year in hiring as technologies mature, new ones emerge and companies work to cut costs by blending full-time IT staff with contract work.While some see the gig economy as a flexible new way to work, one that appeals to
By rjx32 on 2017-09-19 00:39 UTC
Are Facebook And Google The New Colonial Powers?...
The key dynamics of colonialism for the residents are 1) a lack of choice and 2) a lack of power: the colonial power imposes a regime, either formally or informally, that limits the choices enjoyed by residents and limits their power to bypass or replace the colonial regime. In the classic
By viper1 on 2017-09-18 17:10 UTC, Edited: 2017-09-18 17:13 UTC
35 isn't too old to work in tech - but you may feel over-the-hill, say software engineers...
A Quora question about being too old to work in tech showed there is no age limit, but there are other issues like company culture and ageism.
By viper1 on 2017-09-18 17:05 UTC
Filling Amazons 50,000 jobs means finding new ways to train software engineers in the U.S....
According to a CBinsights report, the lucky city that will be home to Amazons second headquarters, would need to have or train about 17,000 software engineers. Thats a mighty task, considering that there are already 223,054 open positions for software d
By viper1 on 2017-09-18 17:05 UTC
Piriform - Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users...
An unauthorized modification of the CCleaner.exe binary resulted in an insertion of a two-stage backdoor capable of running code received from a remote IP address on affected systems.
By djanssen on 2017-09-18 12:11 UTC
Popular Utility CCleaner Compromised; Could Potentially Impact Upwards of 20 Million Users...
The compromised version was available for almost a month to users It appears someone used a valid digital certificate to insert malicious code into an update for CCleaner, a Windows system utility and registry cleaner, that initiated the trans
By djanssen on 2017-09-18 11:54 UTC
Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More to Adopt Crypto-Compatible API...
With the help of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, the W3C is deploying a browser API that could extend cryptocurrency's payments potential.
By viper1 on 2017-09-16 16:32 UTC
Free Speech Social Network ‘Gab’ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google...
Gab, the free speech social network, has filed a lawsuit against Google after they were suspended without warning from Google's Play Store last month.
By earlybird on 2017-09-15 19:55 UTC
Report: Google let advertisers target racist keywords like "black people ruin everything" - CBS News...
When reporters typed "Why do Jews ruin everything," Google apparently suggested running ads next to searches for "the evil jew" or "jewish control of banks"
By earlybird on 2017-09-15 19:51 UTC
The Silicon Valley Backlash is Heating Up...
Simmering 99 percenters angry over tech's growing power, mounting antitrust concerns, animus from ad-dependent media companies, tech jobs for foreigners over Americans and bias charges from the right. The people are preparing to take America back from the Silicon Valley elite overlords.
By earlybird on 2017-09-15 19:49 UTC
Bodega backlash shows how fed up people are with Silicon Valley's hype machine...
Bodega responded poorly to the backlash here: https://blog.bodega.ai/so-about-our-name-aa5bff63a92d The comments are priceless.
By viper1 on 2017-09-14 20:35 UTC, Edited: 2017-09-14 20:51 UTC
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