Wonolo, a staffing platform for blue-collar and labor contractors ‘left within the abet of by Silicon Valley’, raises $32M

A recent survey found that around 20 percent of all jobs in the U.S. are held by contractors — people who take on work based on a particular project or fixed-term period, not as full-time, permanent employees. We’ve definitely seen that trend play out in Silicon Valley, both among the knowledge workers building tech products…

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Nancy Wilson Dies at eighty one; Jazz Singer Who Grew to vary into Songs Into Reports

ImageNancy Wilson performing in 1964 at the Hollywood Palace in Los Angeles. A forerunner of the modern female empowerment singer, she could infuse even the saddest song with a sense of strength.CreditCreditABC Photo Archives/ABC, via Getty ImagesNancy Wilson, whose skilled and flexible approach to singing provided a key bridge between the sophisticated jazz-pop vocalists of…

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The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a Nationwide-Security Probability

Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment. Dec 13, 2018 Contributing editor at The Atlantic Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Personnel work at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations and Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.Rick…

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Involving Ideas: Kari Byron Interviews Debra Ansell

In her new book Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Toughest Questions, MythBuster Kari Byron presents all facets of her background as science experiments, stepping bravely through her education, relationships, career, and more, analyzing the lessons learned in each part and giving smart advice to readers based on the results.…

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Disguise time is now not all the time all tiresome: Technology can get invaluable connections for varsity students

Julia Freeland Fisher, Opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. ET Nov. 28, 2018 Healthy development and access to opportunity both hinge on relationships — and it turns out technology can help.At Willis Junior High school in Chandler, Ariz. on Dec. 19, 2012.(Photo: Michael Schennum/USA TODAY Network)In 2018, screen time and bad parenting are practically becoming synonyms.…

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Rust Analyzer: A proposal for Rust IDE tooling in 2019

The rust-analyzer Project Hi! I am Aleksey Kladov (aka @matklad). In the past, I’ve worked at Jet Brains where I’ve helped to create the IntelliJ Rust plug-in, and now I am a part of the Ferrous Systems team. I’ve spent a significant amount of the last year experimenting with various approaches to make the Rust…

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Your total reasons The USA needs an anti-oil international policy. It’s miles not ethical about native climate.

Sean Burns, Opinion contributor Published 3:15 a.m. ET Nov. 29, 2018 | Updated 9:34 a.m. ET Nov. 29, 2018We have the power to cripple the oil states and build US technological superiority. A dramatic shift to renewables will help us, not other countries.Near Palm Springs, California, on April 22, 3016.(Photo: David McNew/AFP/Getty images)As a new U.S.…

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Unusual technology consistently identifies proteins from a dozen cells

Home Chemistry Analytical Chemistry November 27, 2018 November 27, 2018, US Department of Energy Fusing microfluidics and robotics, scientists have developed a new sampling platform that is providing never-before-possible insights into proteins in human, animal, and plant cells. Credit: US Department of Energy When working to unlock a cell’s secrets, collecting and delivering the samples…

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Flagging Down Aliens with World’s Ideal Laser Pointer

As you’re no doubt aware, humans are a rather noisy species. Not just audibly, like in the case of somebody talking loudly when you’re in a movie theater, but also electromagnetically. All of our wireless transmissions since Marconi made his first spark gap broadcast in 1895 have radiated out into space, and anyone who’s got…

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Huawei and Canada: What all americans knows concerning the corporate, the arrest and China’s reaction – The Globe and Mail

Published December 6, 2018Updated December 7, 2018 Latest news In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou, far left, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, sits beside a translator during a bail hearing at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, on Friday December 7, 2018. Jane Wolsak/The Canadian Press Crown prosecutors laid out U.S. allegations of fraud…

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John F. Kelly, Paris, Grammy Nominations: Your Weekend Briefing

Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.ImageCreditAl Drago for The New York Times1. A damning turn for President Trump and his associates:Federal prosecutors say he directed illegal payments during the presidential campaign to help prevent a possible sex scandal.The president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has said Mr. Trump, above, directed payments to…

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The Very Simplest Noise-Canceling Headphones

If you ever fly on airplanes, you probably need noise-canceling headphones. If you work in an open plan office, you probably need noise-canceling headphones. If you ever feel the world is attacking your ears, you probably need noise-canceling headphones. Therapy might help but try noise-canceling headphones first. They’re really good these days!The basic idea behind…

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Huawei Displays the Actual Switch War With China

Huawei Reveals the Real Trade War With China(Bloomberg Opinion) — If you only scan the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that the U.S.-China trade war is mainly about tariffs. After all, the president and trade-warrior-in-chief has called himself “Tariff Man.” And the tentative trade deal between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi…

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Having a leer For a Smartwatch or Health Tracker? These Are the Most efficient You Can Salvage

Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even jewelry—if it’s technology you can wear, we’ve reviewed it. Whether you’re an Apple diehard or you stan for Android, these are the wearables you should bother with.The best all-around smartwatchPhoto: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo)Who are you?You want the best of the best and don’t mind paying for it.Our pick: Apple Watch…

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Can Unique Technology Address The Rape Equipment Backlog?

This past January, a woman was walking along a road in Tumwater, Washington when a man pulled her into the woods and raped her. This rape might not have happened had police quickly processed evidence from the sexual assault exam — or “rape kit”— from another Tumwater rape the previous summer. But because it took…

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Fears over peaceful US navy facts in business cloud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pentagon – the world’s largest office building – is the United States’ military headquarters A technology company bidding for a Pentagon contract to store sensitive data has close partnerships with a firm linked to a sanctioned Russian oligarch, the BBC has learned.The Jedi project, a huge cyber-cloud which could…

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The Most fine Cheap Bluetooth Speaker

In recent years, portable Bluetooth speakers have become essential gadgets for modern living. Going into the woods and want to listen to some Phish? Get a speaker. Want to listen to podcasts in the shower? Use a Bluetooth solution. But beyond being so useful, what’s exciting about Bluetooth speakers these days is the fact that…

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Weird and wonderful: U.S. to give ‘sunless field’ nuclear atomize tech to assorted worldwide locations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear security office is developing a project to help other countries handle nuclear waste, an effort to keep the United States competitive against global rivals in disposal technology, according to two sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A technician looks at the pool storage where spent…

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Standard Motors’ Layoffs Note Immense Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Driverless Cars Driverless cars are the future. From software to support production to algorithms to battery technology, companies like yours will be needed. Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Per Bylund Guest Writer Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University December 3, 2018…

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The Challenges of Cybersecurity Education

The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren’t easy to learn in the classroom.By Josephine WolffMs. Wolff is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.Nov. 14, 2018ImageQuinn Galla working in the command center of Edgeworth Security, outside of Pittsburgh.CreditCreditRoss Mantle for The New York TimesBetween September 2017 and August 2018, employers in the United…

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Technology will swap the which manner of intelligence

This story is part of What Happens Next, our complete guide to understanding the future. Read more predictions about the Future of College.The curriculum for a well-educated Victorian was much simpler than a student of today: There would have been Latin and mathematics to learn, of course, along with geography and history. But when it comes to…

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Peeling Abet the Paint to See Bruegel’s Secrets

New technology allows researchers to look beneath the layers of the Dutch master’s works, revealing some macabre details.Image“The Battle Between Carnival and Lent,” painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1559. Using infrared and X-ray technology, researchers uncovered changes that have been made to the work over the centuries.CreditCreditKunsthistorisches MuseumAMSTERDAM — What would happen if…

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With this day’s IPO sinking, a yr of highs and lows for SoftBank

If there was a word that dominated startup and tech news coverage this year, it was SoftBank. The Japanese telecom conglomerate’s Vision Fund pushed out a prodigious amount of capital this year — quite literally billions of dollars — into companies as diverse as a molecular manufacturer (Zymergen) and a robotic pizza delivery business (Zume Pizza).…

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A startup’s recordsdata to CES

The Consumer Electronics Show, like Burning Man, is a massive event in the middle of the desert. Also like Burning Man it is populated by some of the greatest minds in technology. But, unlike Burning Man, these people are all dressed and only a few of them are on hard psychotropic drugs. Also CES is…

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The Technology (2014)

Note: This is the talk I gave at Startup School Europe, which was held last Saturday in London. You’ve heard a lot of great startup advice today. This is going to be a little different. I often advise startups that it’s better to seek deep appeal, to create something that a few people love, even…

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Stress mounts to bury carbon emissions, but who pays?

LONDON (Reuters) – When countries gather on Sunday to hammer out how they will enact pledges to cut carbon emissions, a Norwegian-led oil consortium will offer a solution: pump some of your excess carbon dioxide to us and we could store it for you. Smoke and steam billows from Belchatow Power Station, Europe’s largest coal-fired…

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UK Now Has Programs To Fight Drones

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe offtopicflamebaittrollredundantoverrated insightfulinterestinginformativefunnyunderrated descriptive typodupeerror 105293752 story UK Now Has Systems To Combat Drones (bbc.com) 128 Posted by msmash on Tuesday December 25, 2018 @11:02AM from the once-bitten-twice-shy dept. Detection systems are now able to be deployed throughout the UK to combat the threat of drones, ministers say. It follows three days of disruption…

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Babysitter vetting and converse-diagnosis: Delight in we reached height AI snakeoil?

The ever-useful Gartner Hype Cycle identified an inflection point in the life of any new technology: the “Peak of Inflated Expectations,” attained just before the sharp dropoff into the “Trough of Disillusionment”; I’ve lived through the hype-cycles of several kinds of technology and one iron-clad correlate of the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” is the “Peak…

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Is Juul the Easiest Pod Vape or What?

Vaping is a popular activity, one that has a real a 21st-century twist to it. The technology behind vaping is relatively new. The consequences of doing it are mysterious and potentially very dangerous. And yet, vaping seems better than what people in the 20th century did to their bodies—namely smoking cigarettes. If you’re doing that…

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Ought to Twin-Class Shares Be Banned?

CAPTION TEXT HERE/Getty Images Voices against dual-class shares, which violate the principles of corporate democracy and the precept of “one share one vote,” have increased over time. An influential 50-member Investor Stewardship Group (ISG), overseeing $22 trillion in assets, demands a total elimination of dual-class stock. Council of Institutional Investors (CII), representing managers of $25…

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The a hundred supreme enhancements of 2018

Artificial intelligence mastered a lot of tasks in 2018. There are algorithms that win human debates, book dinners, eliminate checkout lines, tend gardens, spot plumbing leaks, and call for help when we trip and fall. But the machines aren’t completely taking over just yet. There’s at least one thing we’re sure even the savviest silicone…

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2018’s political mess is a boon for VR escapism in 2019

As the late screenwriting legend William Goldman famously said; “nobody knows anything” so predictions – especially about technology – always run the risk of making people look silly in the not-so-distant-future. That said, I’m going to go out on a limb and say in the next few years we’re going to see more people becoming…

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Chinese Executive’s Arrest Sets Trump Priorities on a Collision Direction

ImageMeng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei and a daughter of the company’s founder, was arrested in Canada on Saturday.CreditCreditAlexander Bibik/ReutersWASHINGTON — At dinner with China’s president, Xi Jinping, on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, President Trump celebrated their “special” relationship and all but predicted they would emerge with a truce in the trade…

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Why Your Substitute Sources Belong on the Blockchain

Blockchain Blockchain’s immutable and decentralized ledger is the perfect framework for the wide range of companies looking to take asset management to the next level. Image credit: D-Keine | Getty Images November 15, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Asset” may have a clinical ring to it, but it…

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Vizio Made Dolby Atmos Sound Affordable With Its Contemporary Soundbar Machine, and It be Unprecedented

Photo: Adam Clark Estes (Gizmodo)Since its introduction in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been a dazzling new audio technology that you could basically only experience in fancy movie theaters. But recently, high-end soundbars have started supporting the standard, which was cool if you wanted to spend north of $1,000 on a system. Vizio did what Vizio…

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Two Corporations In the spoil Focus on Up

But their response to the Wisconsin power grab remains too weak. And some companies are still silent.Dec. 14, 2018ImagePeople protested Republican-backed bills stripping incoming Democrats of power outside the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis., last week.CreditCreditJohn Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, via Associated PressThis article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up…

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‘Black Think: Bandersnatch’ marks the daybreak of a current expertise in tv

This is a choose-your-own-adventure review of the brand new choose-your-own-adventure Netflix special, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.  You can choose to remain entirely spoiler-free until you experience it for yourself. In which case: this is quite simply a brilliant, groundbreaking piece of interactive television. One that has cracked the code as to how you let the viewer…

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Chromecast vs. Roku Premiere: What’s the distinction and which one is ultimate?

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. By Genevieve ScaranoMashable Deals2018-11-13 16:22:24 UTC Who doesn’t live binge-watching during downtime? It usually involves us enjoying flicks, wearing sweats, and eating delicious takeout. Especially after a long day, it’s great to watch movies, TV episodes, or exclusive…

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Interview: How High-Tech Glasses Price North Builds Futuristic Retail Experiences For Optimal Suits

The Canadian technology brand is creating a new way to experience smart glasses, with high-touch retail locations in Brooklyn and Toronto that enable personalized fit and function The development and adoption of wearable technology has had an interesting trajectory. While wearables and fitness tracking technology took off, accessories like Google’s Glass and Snap’s Spectacles failed…

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What is graphene?

BONNINSTUDIO / ShutterstockBONNINSTUDIO / Shutterstock It’s always risky to make broad assertions about history, but one of the few things that seems to hold true is that technological advances drive the course of civilization. Bronze and iron were so crucial to the spread of ancient societies that they have entire epochs named after them. With…

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Russia’s ideal financial institution right launched a state-of-the-art coding faculty to ease dependence on Western tech

By Daria Solovieva6 minute ReadThe biggest bank in Russia, which has been under U.S. sanctions since 2014, just launched a state-of-the-art coding school in Moscow that aims to train thousands of world-class software engineers in the arts of cybersecurity, gaming, and the latest AI technology for years to come.School 21, which operates under the umbrella…

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Security worries walk ambitions of China tech big Huawei – CP24 Toronto’s Breaking Recordsdata

Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 15, 2018 9:57PM EST BEIJING — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a…

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Simplifying Digital Transformation at Your Miniature Business

Office Tech Digital transformation offers something for every company — although that something may be different in every case. Image credit: Sunwoo Jung | Getty Images Rashan Dixon Guest Writer Co-founder of Techincon and Senior Business Consultant for Microsoft December 11, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every company…

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The finest effectively being objects

When it comes to exercise and fitness, the gadgets that get the most attention tend to be smartwatches and fitness trackers, with a nod to how our smartphones can be of benefit too. As it turns out, those aren’t the only devices that can help us to get fit however, as there are a number of…

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Skip unveils scooters with cameras and locks

Under the guidance of Shalin Mantri, a former product lead at Uber for its advanced technologies group, Skip is gearing up to make its scooters smarter and improve its unit economics. “When I think about opportunities to figure out our unit economics,” Mantri, who joined Skip from Uber in November, told TechCrunch, “it’s no secret…

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Some Canadian Hashish Vendors Are Selling Placebo Weed Oils, Researchers Snarl

Scientus Pharma claims weed oils are wildly inconsistent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungThis article originally appeared on VICE Canada.A biopharmaceutical company hoping to disrupt the cannabis extraction market is claiming some Canadian licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are tantamount to placebos. Cannabis oils have surged in popularity over the last couple years, but for medical…

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Outdoors the Box: AI and machine studying might maybe net site the next Jobs, Gates, or Zuckerberg

Microsoft’s Bill Gates (L), Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (R), and Apple’s Steve Jobs didn’t need a college diploma to run their companies.During the Industrial Revolution, many people feared that the emergence of new technologies — textile mills, factories, steam-powered manufacturing — would eliminate their jobs. Labors, artisans, and farm workers who relied on their physical toil…

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We Need Tutorial Conferences About Robots, Esteem, and Sex

Moralizing and giggling about the topic today won’t stop the technology from changing society tomorrow. sarah5/iStock/Getty Images Plus Why Queen Elizabeth Wore Such Wild Makeup—and How It May Have Led to Her Decline The Weirdest Part of This New Meat Allergy Is That We Know What’s Causing It Congressman Says a “WallCoin” Could Fund Trump’s…

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Despite pause in trade battle, US and China’s economic relationship is with no break in sight modified – Washington Post

BUENOS AIRES — The trade talks that President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping launched this weekend have raised hopes for a peaceful resolution of the trans-Pacific tariff war — but the economic relationship between the U.S. and China has been permanently altered. Over dinner following the Group of 20 summit Saturday, Trump agreed to…

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Who will give protection to us from digital deception? Now not tech firms | Ann M Ravel and Samuel Woolley

It’s too late to save the 2018 US midterms from digital deception campaigns – but it’s not too late for democracy. This year’s elections saw an unprecedented rise in political manipulation over social media. In October, the Department of Justice charged a Russian national with running a US-focused political disinformation campaign that had a budget…

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How we can relieve modern alternatives to poverty and inequality

By Louise Lee5 minute ReadScience and technology research can make drastic improvements to health, education, and well-being, but far too few innovations are reaching people who need them most.Despite many advances, “we haven’t seen many large-scale applications to problems of the poor,” says Susan Athey, a professor of economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business.Athey…

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Printed It: Parametric Hex Key Holder

Desktop 3D printing is an incredible technology to be sure, but it’s not a cure-all. If you’re interested in making something in large numbers, or if production speed is a concern, 3D printing probably isn’t what you’re looking for. But on the flip side, if you want to make a few highly specialized or customized…

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The 5 most efficient AI-generated photos of 2018

In December 2017, Google quietly released a new feature on its Arts & Culture app. It was a neat little tool where you could upload a picture of yourself, facial recognition would analyze your features, and a machine learning algorithm would scan through the history of (mostly Western) art to find a painted person who…

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Incapacity: A Clearer Message on Cochlear Implants

DisabilityPortrayals of this technology as a “miracle” for deaf people overlook its potential downsides and challenges. By Sara NovicMs. Novic is a deaf writer and teacher who uses American Sign Language and English. Nov. 21, 2018ImageI.S.D.B. is spelled out in sign language underneath some of the conference schools at the Idaho School for the Deaf…

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‘They bear him genuinely feel usual’ – the feature of video video games in a kids’s hospice

With his spiky hair and Adidas sweatshirt, Shay Murray looks like a typical 11-year-old. He’s cute, he’s boisterous, he’s into everything. But he also has Pearson syndrome, an incredibly rare mitochondrial disease that affects multiple body organs. His eyesight, hearing and memory are deteriorating, his kidneys are operating at barely 60%. There is no cure.…

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Taking into consideration of Opening a Physical Establish for Your On-line Retailer? Construct certain Success With These four Pointers.

Brick and Mortar Take a cue from brands like Warby Parker and Everlane. Image credit: Michael Buckner | Getty Images Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The recent news of Sears shutting down, coupled with Amazon now running over 600 retail stores, has made one thing very clear — the retail industry is…

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Gaze Google CEO testify forward of Congress on Dec. 5 – CNET

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Alex Wong / Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended the search giant against criticism of political bias, concerns over its data collection policies and worries about efforts in China during a high-profile appearance on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.The leader of the world’s largest search…

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Tech shares are hyped up and it’s killing innovation

We’re entering an unprecedented era of advanced technology and behemoth tech companies driving its development. Earlier this year, Apple became the first company to reach a one-trillion-dollar valuation, and Amazon followed suit, reaching a one-trillion-dollar market cap in September. Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Facebook, and Netflix are similarly dominant over the S&P 500, together providing…

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More companies are chipping their workers love pets

Ah, security purposes, our favorite road to hell paved with some kind of intentions. Is it like when Facebook took people’s phone numbers for security purposes and handed them to advertisers? Sorry, I’m just a little cynical right now. The report explained the purpose of corporate bosses chipping their workers like a beloved Pekinese is…

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What Is a Bot?

Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.Q: What is a bot?A: It’s a sunny day outside, but you wouldn’t know it. You’ve been staring at the modern hellscape known as Twitter for hours now, refreshing feed after feed. Your eyes are glazed over but you keep going; you’re too deep into Politics…

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These Engaging AI Bots Discovered to Costume Themselves—Awkwardly

GIF: Alexander Clegg/GIT/GizmodoThe ability to put our clothes on each day is something most of us take for granted, but as computer scientists from Georgia Institute of Technology recently found out, it’s a surprisingly complicated task—even for artificial intelligence. As any toddler will gladly tell you, it’s not easy to dress oneself. It requires patience,…

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