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Facebook Hiring 3,000 To Monitor Videos After Murders, Violence Shown Live

Facebook will add 3,000 more people to its community team to review videos on the social network, says CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after several surfaced in recent weeks including a father livestreaming the

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Interns at Facebook, Google Out-Earn the Average American

Alayna Treene, writing for Axios: Long gone are the days of unpaid internships, at least at these 25 companies who are paying interns more than what the average American earns.

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Microsoft's Nadella Says Company Will Make More Phones, But They Won't Look Like Today's Devices

As he told the Make Me Smart podcast, Microsoft is looking for something far more transformative, like an entirely new category of smartphone that's so original and appealing that OEMs won't be able t

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IBM Admits It Sent Malware-infected USB Sticks To Customers

IBM accidentally shipped USB drives infected with malware to some customers, the company noted in a support advisory post.

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Google To Auto-Migrate Some Users To 64-bit Chrome

Google says it will automatically upgrade the version of Chrome that some Windows users are running, in what it describes as a bet to improve stability, performance, and security.

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Tips for Human Interactions

Tips for Human Interactions:1. Be kind.2. Be kind.3. Be kind. — Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) November 15, 2016

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Simply Turn Key

Edison electric light sign, circa 1900. This made me think of what invention in my lifetime will need a similar sign? Maybe self-driving cars?

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Real-world usability in the modern digital workplace

We shouldn't be just creating a great user experience for our customers. We also need to provide it to our staff too.

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Designing Voice Experiences

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Gable wall conceals double-height atrium in Austin home by Design Hound

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Airbnb Gives In To Regulator's Demand To Test For Racial Discrimination By Hosts

As part of an agreement with California regulators, Airbnb will allow the government to test for racial discrimination by hosts.

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Washington State Orchard Owners Look To Robots As Labor Shortage Worsens

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Seattle Times: Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United Sta

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Apple, Tesla Ask California To Change Its Proposed Policies On Self-Driving Car Testing

Tesla and Apple have asked the state of California to change its proposed policies on self-driving cars to allow companies to test vehicles without traditional steering wheels and controls or human ba

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WikiLeaks Reveals the 'Snowden Stopper': CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers

schwit1 quotes a report from Zero Hedge: As the latest installment of it's "Vault 7" series, WikiLeaks has just dropped a user manual describing a CIA project known as "Scribbles" (a.k.a.

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Amazon's Alexa Can Now Whisper, Bleep Out Swear Words, and Change Its Pitch

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Amazon is trying to make its Alexa voice assistant sound more humanlike.

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A Database of Thousands of Credit Cards Was Left Exposed on the Open Internet

A US online pet store has exposed the details of more than 110,400 credit cards used to make purchases through its website, researchers have found.

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IT Leaders Will Struggle To Meet Future Demands, Study Says

When it comes to meeting future demands, IT leaders in the UK are lagging behind those in Germany and the US.

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Elon Musk Outlines His 'Boring' Vision For Traffic-Avoiding Tunnels

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed new details about his futuristic tunnel-boring project during his TED talk on Friday.

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NSA Halts Collection of Americans' Emails About Foreign Targets

The NSA is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program (alternative source), one in which it collects Americans' emails and texts to and from people overseas and th

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We're Getting Closer To Mass Production of Bones, Organs, and Implants

Medical researchers have been able to create certain kinds of living cells with 3D printers for more than a decade.

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Report Shows Another Diversity Challenge: Retaining Employees

An anonymous reader shares a report: Women, blacks and Latinos are far more likely to quit jobs in tech than white or Asian men, according to a new report by the Kapor Center for Social Impact.

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The Internet-of-Things is Maturing

An anonymous reader shares a report: The "Internet of Things" (IoT) category is starting to mature in terms of startup investments, according to a new report from Silicon Valley venture capital firm W

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Qualcomm Says Apple To Stop Paying Royalties

Apple has decided to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to Qualcomm, until a legal dispute between the companies is resolved, the chipmaker said on Friday.

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An Open Letter on DRM To the Inventor of the Web, From the Inventor of Net Neutrality

Tim Wu, a law professor at the Colombia University, and best known for coining the term "net neutrality," has published an open letter to Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the web and director of the Wo

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Open Ports Create Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

An anonymous reader writes: "Mobile applications that open ports on Android smartphones are opening those devices to remote hacking, claims a team of researchers from the University of Michigan," repo

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How ‘Easy’ and Persuasive UX Design Can Increase Website Conversions

Kyle Racki recently interviewed me for the Proposify Biz podcast. You can listen to the show on their website, or Kyle has produced a great post summarising the key points we covered.

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Friday Link Pack

(via) – I would like this step stool in my home. Also available in white.

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15 Best Swift App Templates

Introduction

Mobile users have come to expect the UI consistency and performance that can only come from native apps.

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Promises

“Promises are like debt — they accrue interest. The longer you wait to fulfill them, the more they cost to pay off.” – Jason Fried Don’t Promise, by Jason Fried

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Quick Tip: Introducing Android O’s Adaptive Icons and Pinned Shortcuts

In this series of quick tips we’ve been looking at some of the upcoming UI changes you can start working with today, via the Android O Developer Preview.

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New Short Course: React State Management With MobX

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

If you're a JavaScript developer who wants to learn mo

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Building Your Startup: Leveraging Bootstrap, Ajax, and jQuery

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

This tutorial is part of the 

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Can Geoengineering Drones Fight Global Warming?

MIT Technology Review reports:
David Mitchell, a lanky, soft-spoken atmospheric physicist, believes frigid clouds in the upper troposphere may offer one of our best fallback plans for combating climat

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Introduction to Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Python

Python is one of the most popular languages for data processing and data science in general. The ecosystem provides a lot of libraries and frameworks that facilitate high-performance computing.

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Getting Started With Chart.js: Radar and Polar Area Charts

The previous tutorial of this series focused on creating

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Citizen Jane

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ an