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Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Project Management

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Information Systems

Aventicum watch comes with a tiny gold Roman emperor

According to Christophe Claret, the inspiration for the Aventicum was Claret's production of a 3D documentary in 2013 about the Avenches Roman …

Corleone businessman breaks omertà over mafia extortion

Entrepreneur’s decision to speak out after he was refused discount on ‘protection money’ has led to four arrests<p>An Italian businessman in Corleone, the Sicilian town that inspired the creation of fiction’s most famous godfather, has blown the whistle on alleged mafia extortionists, breaking decades …

Corruption

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Scientists Create Laser No Bigger Than A Single Grain Of Rice

It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: a laser no bigger than a grain of rice that uses one-billionth of the electric current needed to power a hair dryer.<p>But researchers at Princeton University have created just such a device--and they say it represents a big step forward for …

Ariel Nomad off-roader revealed with 235bhp - see it in action!

Ariel unleashes its madcap Nomad buggy

Is Ariel the coolest carmaker on the planet? It’s increasingly looking that way. They only make one actual car, the Atom, but it’s a belter. And it’s …

A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the duo behind two wildly popular New York City bakeries, put their distinctive spin — part all-American retro, part punk-rock renegade — on seasonal and holiday desserts. Take a look at this delicious recipe from their new cookbook, Baked Occasions.<p><i>Serves 16 to …

Dessert

Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog – Learn about Windows PowerShell

Summary: Desired State Configuration is a great deployment tool to meet your organization’s infrastructure-as-code goals. I recently came across a …

Bitcoin hit with tax blow in Australia

Purchases of bitcoin will now be viable for sales tax, making life more difficult for startups<p>Australia’s tax authorities have ruled that bitcoin transactions are subject to the goods and services tax (GST), suggesting that the cryptocurrency is not likely to be classed as “money” in the near …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Ariel Atom 3.5R

It's plain fantastic.<p>Given the free choice of locations, where would you drive a 350-hp Ariel Atom? A flowing Alpine pass in the summer sunshine? Or a nice, quiet racetrack surrounded by deep run-off areas? Maybe you’d just nominate a nice wide runway to safely explore the performance of a car with …

Le Mans

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Why Blue and White Will Never Go Out of Style

A fresh take on a classic color combo.<p>With a rich range of hues, this classic combination looks fresher than ever. In this Greenwich, Connecticut, house, Lee Ann Thornton created a coastal and classic look with blue and white.

American lawmakers will put their rubber stamp on global profit-shifting

All those Dutch sandwiches, double Irishes and Luxembourg, uh, lunchboxes that US multinational companies use to defer taxes and shift profits abroad are expected to be re-empowered today when the Senate votes to enact a one-year tax extension package.<p>Included in the package is a renewal of two …

Intellectual Property

How to Become a Software Developer – The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide

It's 12:36 AM ... And I'm Fired Up!<p>It's 12:36 am... and I'm fired up now after reading this. Especially since I am less than a week away from …

£50 MIPS is a micro-computer running Android and Linux

Rapberri Pis are all the rage these days, but now there's a new kid on the micro-computing block.<p>Unveiled by British chip design company Imagination …

Invisible 3D objects can be felt thanks to haptic holograms

Haptic technologies are big business these days, and joining the burgeoning scene is a team of researchers from Bristol University, who've found a …

Spooky film shows high-tech, underground London farm

Below London's Clapham Common a small, sustainable farm is making micro-greens for use in restaurants across the city. The project was setup earlier …

Beautiful nerve images could explain how we feel pain

Gallery: Beautiful nerve images could explain how we feel pain<p>Gallery: Beautiful nerve images could explain how we feel pain<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>A scientific …

Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

The Biggest Thing in Cloud Computing Has a New Competitor

Docker is the hottest new idea in the world of cloud computing, a technology embraced by Silicon Valley's elite engineers and backed the industry's …

Alienware Alpha review: almost the Steam Machine you're looking for

It's hard to describe the Alienware Alpha. On the surface, it's a small-form gaming PC, custom-built from laptop components to fit in your entertainment center. But it was <i>supposed</i> to be a frontrunner in a new category of gaming devices. It isn't. Valve's Steam Machine initiative was delayed past …