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  • White ex-employee at Infosys in Plano files suit, claims company favored workers from India

    06/21/2017 8:08:47 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 12 replies
    Dallas News ^ | JUne 21, 2017 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs
    Infosys, the India-based information technology consulting firm with an office in Plano, is facing yet another reverse discrimination lawsuit asserting that it creates a hostile work environment for workers who aren't from India or South Asia. Erin Green, former supervisor at Infosys, filed suit this week in the Eastern District of Texas in Sherman, alleging that he and black and white staffers on his team were denied raises and promotions, and that other "non-South Asian" workers were berated by South Asian company officials. Green, of Frisco, is white and rose to the rank of "head of global immigration" while working...
  • Tech Titans Praise President Trump at White House Meeting

    06/20/2017 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | June 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday — and this, ladies and gentlemen? The people that watch CNN or read the New York Times do not know about this. But they’re gonna hear it because we have the audio sound bites coming up. Yesterday President Trump met with the nation’s leading technological CEOs, such as the CEO of Microsoft, the chairman and CEO of Alphabet, Eric Schmidt. He’s not the CEO anymore, but he’s the chairman. He’s the head honcho in emeritus, in perpetuity. Tim Cook from Apple. There were a number of them there, and it was just like the cabinet meeting that Trump...
  • These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

    06/19/2017 12:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jason Dorrier, Managing editor
    Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already knew all that. Such speculation is common. What’s less common? Scale. How big is big? “Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Dock, all of the Silicons around the world, they are dreaming the dream. They are innovating,” Catherine Wood said at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance in New York. “We are sizing the opportunity. That's what we do.” Wood is founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, a research and investment company focused on the growth potential of today’s disruptive...
  • New diode features optically controlled capacitance

    06/06/2017 9:40:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 06-06-2017 | Provided by: American Institute of Physics
    A team of researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology has developed a new capacitor with a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) diode structure that is tunable by illumination. The capacitor, which features embedded metal nanoparticles, is similar to a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diode, except that the capacitance of the new device depends on illumination and exhibits a strong frequency dispersion, allowing for a high degree of tunability. This new capacitor has the potential to enhance wireless capability for information processing, sensing and telecommunications. The researchers report their findings this week in the Journal of Applied Physics. "We have developed a capacitor with the...
  • C-SPAN3 is airing tomorrow a talk I gave

    06/02/2017 2:51:52 PM PDT · by Richard from IL · 10 replies
    C-SPAN 3 is broadcasting tomorrow at 2:00 pm EDT a talk I gave in NYC with my co-author: Global Positioning System History Authors Richard Easton and Eric Frazier discuss the history and evolution of global positioning system, or GPS. THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT YET AIRED Airing Saturday, Jun 03 2:00pm EDT on C-SPAN3

    05/30/2017 7:20:41 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6-30-2015 | Megabots Inc
    SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES! MegaBots, Inc. challenges you to a duel! You have a giant robot, we have a giant robot - we have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world to fight them to the death. Prepare yourselves, and name the battlefield
  • Feds Using Anti-terror Tool To Find Undocumented Immigrants

    05/19/2017 11:52:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies ^ | May 18, 2017
    Federal investigators are using a device designed for counterterrorism to locate undocumented immigrants, The Detroit News reported Thursday. The device, which is known as a Hailstorm or Stingray, simulates a cell tower and fools nearby phones into providing location data. It can also interrupt cellular service in the targeted area. The newspaper obtained an unsealed federal search warrant affidavit documenting the use of device. Authorities were trying to find Rudy Carcamo-Carranza, 23, a twice-deported restaurant worker from El Salvador who had been accused in drunk-driving and hit-and-run cases.
  • Disable Intel AMT on Windows (fix Intel's ME/AMT/SMT bug on vPro or consumer machine)

    05/08/2017 10:59:25 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies
    Bartblaze / GitHub ^ | 2017 May 07 | bartblaze
    This is the file on the site, explaining how to use a standalone executable file (compiled from a batch file) to disable recently discovered Intel's bug, until Intel machines' firmware get fixed. Download the DisableAMT.exe (or from --------------------------------------------- # Disable Intel AMT Tool to disable Intel AMT on Windows. Runs on both x86 and x64 **Windows** operating systems. Download: [DisableAMT.exe](DisableAMT.exe) []( ## What? On 02 May 2017, Embedi [discovered]( "*an escalation of privilege vulnerability in Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel® Small Business Technology versions firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x,...
  • Whose Data Is It Anyway?

    05/04/2017 5:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 4, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    The days of hand written letters and notes is over, it’s all digital now. As such, we find ourselves in a weird position where our private thoughts aren’t sealed in an envelope, but basically handled in an accurate version of “telephone” by third party companies on the honor system that they won’t reveal them. The problem isn’t companies accessing what we voluntarily give them, it’s the sense of entitlement to that information the government has.The Internet is the greatest advancement in communication in human history; it’s also a potential invasion of privacy that would make George Orwell declare it implausible....
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna PCB LDPA

    04/30/2017 2:12:49 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    SurvivalComms Youtube Channel ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
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  • Amazon Customer Reviews: Neodymium Magnets

    04/29/2017 8:28:20 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 66 replies
    Amazon ^ | April 29, 2017 | Various
    This Magnet is no Joke I don't often write reviews, but for this.....I had to write one. The magnet was everything as described, but please realize this is not a toy. This magnet is uncontrollable within 6-12 inches of a solid metal surface. If you are looking to just buy a strong magnet to "play" around with, buy this with extreme caution. There would not be much noticeable bone left if your finger was caught between this magnet and another magnet/fridge. Again, the magnet was everything stated in the description but its strength is no joke. Scary Strong I'm kind...
  • A look inside Elon Musk's futuristic LA traffic-beating tunnel system

    04/29/2017 10:12:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    ABC 7 Eyewitness News ^ | April 28, 2017 | Coleen Sullivan
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- He's conquered the streets with electric cars, and he's leading the commercial race to space, but that's not enough for Elon Musk. Billionaire Musk spoke at a TED Talks conference and gave the first glimpse of the traffic-beating underground tunnels he hopes to create. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO plans to build the network of tunnels with his latest venture, The Boring Company. Construction was well underway at the Hawthorne-based business on Friday. AIR7 HD was overhead as crews worked on the early designs of a tunnel-digging machine with The Boring Company logo. Here's how it...
  • Here's how tech companies are living up to their promises to create jobs in Trump's America

    04/29/2017 3:13:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 29, 2017 | Deirdre Bosa
    • IBM, Amazon, SoftBank, and Alibaba all made high-profile pledges to create U.S. jobs • Progress has been mixed, with Amazon hiring the most so far. The first few weeks of Donald Trump's presidency were flooded with jobs announcements with a common theme: bringing jobs back to America. Now, 100 days into the Trump administration, where are those jobs? What positions have been filled and which companies have followed up with real hiring? While some companies were eager to provide big, tweetable numbers a few months ago, progress has been a little slower. For example: IBM. Shortly after the election...
  • Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion

    04/28/2017 1:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 28, 2017 | Annie Lowrey
    Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets. The newly elected member of Congress, who represents Silicon Valley, has become a loud progressive voice on the Hill during his brief tenure there. The way he sees it, Democrats have failed by not offering families a radical plan to end wage stagnation and bring prosperity to the middle class once again. He is working on a bill he believes will do just that, by boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide as much as $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for families. (That would roughly double...
  • Man arrested for ‘assaulting’ a robot, which called the police itself

    04/26/2017 4:24:41 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 28 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | April 26, 2017 | Staff writer
    POLICE have charged a man who drunkenly attacked a robotic patrol droid in a car park in the United States, after the device called them for help. The incident occurred in the car park of technology maker Knightscope’s headquarters in Mountain View, California on April 19, authorities said. Jason Sylvain, 41, was intoxicated when he came across the K5 droid, which was conducting patrols around the building as part of product testing.Despite the robot weighing in at a whopping 135 kilograms, he managed to tip it over. It detected the danger and automatically alerted authorities to an intruder on the...
  • Bridgestone's Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps

    04/24/2017 9:17:24 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/20/2017 | Andrew Liszewski
    First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but Bridgestone will soon be making a version of its airless tires for use on bicycles.
  • Activision Announces 'Call Of Duty: World War II'

    04/21/2017 2:22:16 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 21, 2017 | Erik Kain
    Activision officially unveiled the next Call of Duty game this morning. Call of Duty: World War II is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the makers of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. That was a good game, and I'm excited to see what Sledgehammer can do with a World War II setting. Prior to Advanced Warfare, the developer had been working on a Vietnam-era game which was ultimately scrapped when Activision promoted the studio to one of its three regular Call of Duty developers. We know nothing about the game at this point beyond the setting and name. A livestream is...
  • 95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs, claims report

    04/20/2017 6:32:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    PTI ^ | 4/20/17
    Talent shortage is acute in the IT and data science ecosystem in India with a survey claiming that 95% of engineers in the country are not fit to take up software development jobs. According to a study by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, only 4.77% candidates can write the correct logic for a programme -- a minimum requirement for any programming job. Over 36,000 engineering students form IT related branches of over 500 colleges took Automata -- a Machine Learning based assessment of software development skills - and over 2/3 could not even write code that compiles. The study further...
  • SPY-tunes scandal: Bloke sues Bose after headphones app squeals on his playlist

    04/20/2017 4:41:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | 4/20/17 | Iain Thomson
    A chap in Chicago is suing headphone maker Bose after discovering how much personal information its app was phoning home to base – this slurped data includes songs listened to, for how long, and when.The class-action lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the US district court of Illinois by a one Kyle Zak, claims the Bose Connect application, available for iOS and Android, breaks federal wiretap laws, local wiretapping statute and fraud laws, and carries out "intrusion on seclusion," which is also a crime in the state.Court documents [PDF] state Zak bought himself a pair of $350 (£275) Bose QuietComfort 15 wireless...
  • The original StarCraft and its beloved Brood War expansion are now free

    04/19/2017 11:23:51 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 12 replies
    PC World ^ | April 19, 2017 | Hayden Dingman
    A few weeks ago Blizzard announced the upcoming summertime release of StarCraft: Remastered, giving a facelift to the classic RTS and its beloved Brood War expansion. Alongside that announcement came other interesting news though: The original (not remastered) versions of both StarCraft and Brood War would be made free sometime in April, alongside a new 1.18 patch. That time has come. Blizzard dropped the 1.18 patch late on Tuesday, adding in a borderless windowed mode, tweaking some back-end code, correcting some long-standing bugs, improving compatibility with Windows 10, and more. But more importantly, whether you never purchased the game or...