Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job ads
Today, Facebook is beginning the roll out of a new feature that allows job seekers to link up to hiring managers without ever leaving the platform. LinkedIn executives, somewhere, are crying into a bucket of Ben & Jerry’s. The update allows business Pages to post job listings the same way they’d typically compose a status update. In addition to linking, sharing, and/or …
IBM and The Weather Company use edge computing to issue vital alerts
Communicating news of severe weather events or natural disasters is something mobile phones are well suited to, but if there's limited or disrupted network coverage the message may fail to get through.
'Alto's Adventure' studio will launch its new game this fall
'Where Cards Fall,' the next game from the studio behind 'Alto's Adventure,' will be out soon.
Router planing jig
I had bought a large piece of maple from my local wood supplier. this piece was warpped, craked, and cupped everywhere. I only have a planner that can handle wood up to 12 an a half inches. I was in need of a bigger planner. Instead of shelling out the 1500 to 2000 on an old 20 in planner i did a little bit of research and found out that i can plane my wood with my router. I searched the internet far and long for a simple yet practical jig to do this. Most of them were very well done and seemed really complex. i am on a limited bugget, i have more tools than i have money. So in my searching i gathered the ideas of others and the simple principles of the planning router jig and made one of my own. With simple parts and pieces that ...
The Story Behind Honest Company's First-Ever Brand Campaign
Founder and chief creative officer Jessica Alba talks timing, campaign strategy, collaborating with Will.i.am on music, and more.
Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us
Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner,..
Play 'NBA 2K17' and 'Rocket League' for free on Xbox this weekend
Microsoft is also treating gamers to three days free access to Xbox Live.
Sprint fires back at Verizon with cheaper unlimited HD plans
Head here to compare all of the unlimited plans. Sprint's deal does look pretty sweet. That said, there's a lot of fine print included with the announcement. You'll have to trade in a pretty new phone to get the iPhone 7 deal, so if you've been waiting through a two year lifecycle to upgrade, you're probably out of luck. After March 1, 2018, the price will go up to $60 a month for the first line, $40 a month for line 2, and $30 a month for lines 3 and 4. Those prices include a $5 a month discount assuming you sign up for AutoPay.
Snap lowers valuation expectations in highly awaited IPO
Snap Inc ( SNAP.N ), owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, set a lower-than-expected valuation range on Thursday, amid mounting investor concerns over its unproven business model, slowing growth and tight founder control.
TNW Answers • Albert Song
Albert Song, VP of Product Design at Yahoo, leads the company's design efforts across mobile and desktop. He spearheaded and implemented a new design language initiative for products that now delight, connect, and inform over 1B users everyday. Under his leadership, Yahoo received two consecutive Apple Design awards.
Twitter starts putting abusive users in the corner by reducing their reach
While limiting abuse is a great idea, it may take some time for Twitter users to get used to the new standard. Twitter isn’t just limiting the reach of trolls, but people who may criticize politicians a little too aggressively—as the user above discovered after replying with the same message to President Trump and a number of other politicians’ accounts.
Apple Worldwide Dev Conference 2017 announced | Hacker News
"Technology alone is not enough. Technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward." sigh What a load of horse shit. Hopefully this doesn't mean there will be less tickets for developers available. If Apple wants to make event for designers then sure, just do it but don't fuck up Apple Worldwide DEVELOPERS conference.
Google Assistant now helps with your shopping on Google Home
Unless you have a $95 annual membership, there's usually a minimum order amount and a delivery fee associated with Express. However, when you have Google Home lend a hand between now and April 30th, you won't have to worry about paying any membership or service fees. All you have to do to get started is input your payment info and shipping address in the Settings menu of the Google Home app.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai replies to 7 year old girl's job application
"I'm glad that you like computer and robots," Pichai said in his reply, "[I] hope that you will continue to learn about technology. If you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to -- from working at Google, to swimming in the Olympics."
Microsoft Office support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar moves out of preview
Microsoft today announced that support for the Touch Bar display above the keyboard on Apple’s latest MacBook Pro laptops is now available to everyone. This is happening a couple of weeks after people taking early builds in the fast ring of Microsoft’s Office Insider program got access to the new features earlier this month .
Apple halts talks with Imagine Entertainment
Ron Howard's Imagine Studios is well known for films like "Apollo 13" and TV shows like "Empire." The Financial Times reported that the deal between Imagine and Apple could have included the right to distribute original content first on Apple's platforms, or Apple could have been making a play to fully acquire Imagine Entertainment.
YouTube passes 1 billion videos with automatic captions
Google today announced a big YouTube milestone: 1 billion videos with automatic captions. And these videos are popular: YouTube users watch videos with automatic captions more than 15 million times per day.
Apple's biggest annual event hits San Jose on June 5
Technology alone is not enough. Technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward. This summer we bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world.
Watch 104 Satellites Fire Out of a Rocket In Record-Setting Space Mission
Today, India blew away all previous records for launching multiple satellites at one time. Watching each of these little guys with their own individual purposes flood the sky and kick the country’s space program into overdrive is just as neat as it sounds.
Tinder bought a video sharing app that could make it more like Snapchat
Rather than facilitating messages between two people, Wheel
collects videos around specific themes, like holidays or school
trips, that can be added to by others. When the app was in beta
last summer, high schoolers created a themed video story for
Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations that eventually caught the
attention of Schwarzenegger himself, who then posted to the
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American Horror Story's Next Season Will Be About the Most Terrifying Thing Imaginable: The 2016 Election
On the plus side, showrunner Ryan Murphy didn’t make us spend months guessing what the new season’s theme was going to be. Unfortunately, now that we know, we’re going to be nauseous every time we think about it.
The device will be launched into the wild as the ZTE Gigabit Phone – and as the name indicates, it will be the world’s first gigabit phone capable of downloading speeds up to 1Gbps (at least on paper). And while we might have to wait until proper 5G devices make an appearance on the market, ZTE’s upcoming device represents a firm step into that direction.
Google Fiber gets a new head, trims employees
Google's parent company Alphabet tapped broadband veteran Gregory McCray to take over the Access unit -- Alphabet's team primarily focused on Fiber -- while at the same time shifting hundreds of employees to other divisions within Google.
Apple is Fortune's 'Most Admired Company' for the 10th Year in a Row
Apple has been named the publication’s “ Most Admired Company ” in the world. Another notable name on the list? Samsung. However, the company’s exploding battery incident with the Galaxy Note 7 at the tail-end of 2016 led to too big of an impact with the company’s sales and reputation to keep it within the Top 50.
Snap is seeking an IPO valuation of up to $22 billion
The class A stock being offered carries no voting rights. Holders
of class B stock are entitled to one vote, and it is convertible
into one share of class A stock. Holders of class C stock —
restricted to the company's founders, CEO Evan Spiegel and chief
technology officer Bobby Murphy — are entitled to 10 votes. The
class C stock represents 88.5% of the voting power of the
outstanding capital stock after the IPO.
Atomico closes $765 million tech venture fund, Europe's biggest
FRANKFURT Atomico, which has spent the past decade proving startups can prosper outside Silicon Valley, said on Thursday it had closed Europe's largest standalone tech venture fund, a $765 million war chest that reflects the region's growing financing firepower.
Apple will unveil the future of iOS, macOS, and more on June 5th
Apple will kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5th, when the company will take to the stage to present the next series of updates to iOS, macOS, and likely watchOS and tvOS as well.
Fast Company on Twitter
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Trump announces Alexander Acosta as labor secretary pick
(CNN) President Donald Trump announced Thursday his plan to nominate Alexander Acosta to be labor secretary, telling assembled reporters on Thursday that Acosta is going to be "a tremendous secretary of labor."
The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using Android
With everyone from local scammers to government agencies trying to get hands on your data, there’s never been a better time to beef up your privacy game. Fortunately, there are a ton of options out there to keep your messages, files, and phone safe on Android.
EVGA redesigns its graphics cards following overheating concerns
Following a well-publicized overheating issue which hit EVGA’s GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards late last year, the company has taken further action to calm any remaining fears with the launch of refreshed cards that feature an improved cooling system.
Cool dog rides a skateboard on the subway just like you've always dreamed
Spotted by Twitter user Jessica Doyle on her way to work Tuesday, this pup truly has it all, by which we mean a hat, cool shoes and a skateboard. We will admit he would look cooler with headphones, but perhaps he did not have time to put them on.
Giphy launches library of more than 2,000 GIFs to teach you sign language
"Many people misunderstand the facial expressions of sign language users and think of them as being 'animated' or 'emoting,'" Scarl said. "Facial expressions are an important part of grammatical information and the linguistic structure of ASL. Facial expressions distinguish between interrogative and declarative sentences, modify adverbs, convey emotional tone, define spatial relationships and much more."
A pre-Trump version of the EPA website exists — you know, just in case
When a federal agency receives three or more Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, it is legally required to release the requested document. In this case, the “document” is the EPA’s website on the day before President Trump entered office.
This handy name generator will tell you how Sean Spicer will mispronounce your name
Thanks to the Sydney Morning Herald , you could be. Inspired by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's constant mispronunciation of words — including, yes, Justin Trudeau's name — the publication has created a "Spicer-ize my name" generator .
Microsoft hikes laptop prices by hundreds of pounds because of Brexit
This isn’t likely to affect the average Brexit voter because they’re old, and therefore probably don’t know how to use a computer. But for the rest of us whose chosen form of entertainment is something other than reminiscing about how the past used to be so much better, this is an unwelcome turn of events.
Snap's 2 cofounders will sell up to $512 million in stock when their company IPOs in March
When Snap goes public, Spiegel will also receive a CEO award of
3% of the company's stock, which is valued at up to $588 million.
Spiegel's base salary will be reduced to $1 when Snap's IPO is
registered, and his yearly bonus will be based on the company
achieving the performance criteria agreed upon by the board.
Newspapers aim to ride 'Trump Bump' to reach readers, advertisers
NEW YORK The Trump administration's combative view of traditional news media as the "opposition party" and "fake news" is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers.
How Duo Beyond wants to remove the network perimeter and get rid of the VPN - TechRepublic
Ruoting Sun: Basically, a customer would publish an internal web application to be accessible externally. There are some DNS changes, obviously, that need to be made in order for that application to be available from the internet. For example, you would go to your internal wiki, like Confluence, and make it to be accessible outside of your corporate network and VPN. And then you would put the Duo Network Gateway in front of that, so that any access requests hitting those applications are automatically redirected and forced to authenticate via the Duo Network Gateway.
Amazon and Google's voice assistant speakers could soon become your next landline
According to the WSJ’s sources, Google and Amazon are considering adding the ability to make and receive voice calls to the companies’ Home and Echo devices respectively. They’re currently equipped to handle tasks like controlling your lights and smart appliances, streaming music and ordering groceries online. Enabling voice calls would certainly make those voice-activated speakers a lot more useful, and give you another reason to stop carrying your smartphone around the house all the time.
Monopoly fans hate the thimble, kick it out of the game
Poor thimble. You were a common household item back when everyone knew how to sew a button on. Protector of fingertips, your heroism was immortalized as a playing piece in the real-estate board game Monopoly. That immortality has ended. Modern Monopoly fans voted to dump you.
The 10 hottest developer jobs of 2017 - TechRepublic
Google Fiber is restructuring and taking a new direction
Under the new CEO, Fiber might make use of Webpass, a company that Access bought last year. Webpass beams high-speed broadband through networks of small antennas. Access even petitioned the FTC to open up more of the wireless spectrum Webpass uses. Fiber could also use an internet technology Webpass tested that can follow you wherever you go and guarantee a certain amount of bandwidth.
Yahoo warns users against hackings as it suffers yet another breach
It seems Yahoo has landed itself in trouble again. The company has reportedly been sending out emails to warn users that state-sponsored attackers might have breached their accounts.
These Calming Video Game Scenes Make Excellent Ambient Noise
The video above shows a peaceful hillside, with the wind blowing the trees and the soothing sounds of birds chirping. Would you guess that scene is from Grand Theft Auto 5? Turns out video games have a ton of scenes perfect for ambient noise.
Next Apple Watch might be charged by winding its digital crown
Apple's current Watch line-up uses the crown to navigate its operating system, making use of light signals rather than the gears which used to be inherent to mechanical watches. But the system described here could be adapted to support both navigation and power generation.
Learn to Love Loading Icons With This Beautiful Stop-Motion Short
It can mean that you’re experiencing a brief inconvenience or it can be a sign that you’re in for a major problem—either way, no one wants to see the loading icon. Unless, of course, that loader is made in a beautiful stop motion celebration of waiting for your dang computer to do its job.
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How do you build a robot army?
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Before you raise an army, particularly a robotic one, you need to define the army’s operational theatre. Furthermore, you have to work out how the army will behave within that arena and how it will physically go about achieving its goals. To do all that, the first step is collecting and analysing a lot of data.
Snapchat plans to start trading March 2 — here's how it plans to pitch investors
Snapchat works best on iPhones, and while some problems persist
on Android and other phones, Spiegel says he will not dilute
the product to make it work on every phone, this person said. So
unlike Facebook, which has nearly 2 billion users around the
world, Snap will not focus on non-iPhone-using customers in
places like the developing world, because those markets are not
easily monetized. The logic is that advertisers want to
reach North America and develop Europe rather than rest of
These Wild Robots Will Compete to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
We know very little about our planet’s seafloor, but that’s poised to change as autonomous underwater scouting technology gets better and better. To that end, nearly two dozen teams are racing to develop robots that can investigate, map, and conduct science at extreme depths, and under serious time constraints. They’re also competing for $7 million in prize money.
How Nike Became A Fashion Powerhouse
Nike also tries to be as specific as possible when speaking to communities. With 63,000 employees around the world, it's able to focus design on the cultural nuances of a city, country, and even particular historical events. Fenech says that New York Fashion Week gave Nike's designers an opportunity to think creatively about responding to the needs of fashion-forward New Yorkers, but at every big cultural or sporting event, such as the Olympics, there's an effort to create products that are relevant. At the 2012 Olympics, for instance, Nike developed Flyknit technology, made of ultra-light yarn, which was designed to improve athlete's performance and manufactured in a highly sustainable way that prevented waste; Nike was deliberately sending an environmentalist message at a moment of maximum global impact. The shoe quickly became a fashion symbol in its own right. "It was picked up as a trend and now allows us to push through new expressions of style," Fenech says.
How Ashton Kutcher is building tech to fight child sex traffickers
It’s great to see celebrities standing up for causes they believe in; what’s particularly notable about Kutcher’s approach is how Thorn is following tech trends and adapting their processes to target traffickers as quickly as they change their modus operandi. Hopefully, initiatives like these will help curb devastating crimes like sex trafficking not just across the US, but around the world.
ICYMI: Microsoft's drone simulator and Dubai's hover taxis
We also take a look at Microsoft's new open-source UAV simulator , the Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform. With it, drone designers will be able to program and test their flying creations for autonomous operation without having to worry about their precious prototypes crashing and burning. Or getting attacked by wildlife. Or being shot out of the sky by trigger-happy property owners. As always, please share any interesting tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @mskerryd.
Elon Musk doesn’t just want to bore tunnels – he wants to make boring better
The plan right now is to take this initial hole and widen it so that it can support a tunnel boring machine, which would then dig down and then begin chewing through the earth horizontally once it hits a depth of around 50 ft. The desired end state for the tunnel is that it be wide enough to fit cars, and Musk told Bloomberg it’s intended as the anchor for a widespread underground transportation network, but he isn’t yet revealing where the tunnel’s first destination will be.