Angela W

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3 Futuristic Careers to Start Studying for Now

May 26, 2014<p>There’s no question that technology is advancing more rapidly than anyone can keep up with. Between wearable devices, innovators like …

The future of LIS education

In a society where makerspaces, Google, and smartphones proliferate, people don’t interact with information, technology, or libraries the way they …

Can Automation Replace C-store Employees?

TUCSON, Ariz. — A minimum wage of $15 per hour would be a "tipping point" whereby automation could begin to replace employees in the retail workforce …

Employment

55 Jobs of the Future

“There is no future in any job. The future lies in<br>the person who holds the job.” – George W. Crane<p>One of my primary complaints with higher education …

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Robots Are the Future of Employment | Inc.com

The debate over how robots could affect employment has been going on for more than a century. Those who rage against the machine say robots will steal our jobs, make us their slaves, and then kill us. Others believe robots are the key to ultimate freedom from work that humans find dull or dangerous.<p>…

Why your future job may not exist

With the tech world constantly changing, it’s important now more than ever to invest in an education that teaches you how to keep up. RED Academy is …

10 futuristic technology jobs you won't believe actually exist

In today's technology-infused world, the executive assistant of today is the "avatar relationship manager" of tomorrow. Job descriptions on …

Employment

Big data: Starbucks knows how you like your coffee

Starbucks <b>(NASDAQ: SBUX)</b> fans, your favorite coffee shop has been taking notes.<p><b>Using consumer data, the coffee chain designed its new line of products</b> …

Big data, bigger brother: The rise of James Bond, data scientist

The future of spying depends on gathering data, whether privacy campaigners like it or not.<p>Previously confidential documents have shed light on just …

Online companies are killing jobs making us obedient consumers narrowing our personality

<b>Douglas Rushkoff:</b> What people have to remember is that the object of industrialism wasn't to make more stuff better and faster, it was to disconnect …

Google Search

Most orgs couldn't quickly detect breach, study

A recent survey found that only 21 percent of 209 respondents from an Osterman Research panel said they were able to “almost immediately” detect a …

Data breach threats keep 51% of biz leaders from sleeping at night

Over half (51 percent) of senior decision-makers in large businesses are kept awake at night due to the threat of a data breach caused by a …

MIT's Teaching AI How to Help Stop Cyberattacks

Finding evidence that someone compromised your cyber defenses is a grind. Sifting through all of the data to find abnormalities takes a lot of time …

Machine Learning

Of Course Congress Is Clueless About Tech—It Killed Its Tutor

Author: Kim Zetter. Kim Zetter Security<p>Date of Publication: 04.21.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>When the draft version of a federal …

Surveillance

60 Minutes asked a security firm to hack an iPhone, and the result is disturbing

With all the commotion surrounding Apple’s fight with the FBI, <i>60 Minutes</i> did its own experiment to find out just how safe our phones are from …

Software Flags 'Suicidal' Students, Presenting Privacy Dilemma

Ken Yeh is the director of technology at Ontario Christian Schools, a private K-12 school near Los Angeles with about 100 children per grade. Three years ago, the school began buying Google Chromebook laptops for every student in middle and high school.<p>The students would be allowed to take them …

Mental Health

How Big Data Harms Poor Communities

Surveillance and public-benefits programs gather large amounts of information on low-income people, feeding opaque algorithms that can trap them in poverty.<p>Big data can help solve problems that are too big for one person to wrap their head around. It’s helped businesses cut costs, cities plan new …

Big Data

How Older And Younger Millennials Differ In Their Approach To Online Privacy And Security

Hide My Ass! (HMA) commissioned a nationwide survey to find out what US internet users want in terms of security and privacy and what they do to protect their own privacy and security when they are online. The main results revealed a striking disconnect between what people want and what they do …

Social Media

The Wonderful Big Data Strategy At Royal Bank Of Scotland

RBS has developed a Big Data strategy which it calls “personology” in an attempt to reconnect with customers.<p>The bank, which is currently undergoing re-privatization seven years after it was bailed out to the tune of £45 billion by UK taxpayers during the financial crisis, is combining data …

Amazing Big Data At NASA: Real Time Analytics 150 Million Miles From Earth

The team in control of NASA’s Mars Rover spacecraft now have Big Data driven analytical engines at their fingertips.<p>The same open source Elasticsearch technology used by the likes of Netflix and Goldman Sachs is now being put to use planning the actions of the Curiosity rover, which landed on the …

The Senate’s Draft Encryption Bill Is ‘Ludicrous, Dangerous, Technically Illiterate'

As Apple battled the FBI for the last two months over the agency's demands that Apple help crack its own encryption, both the tech community and law …

Privacy

Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on People

For anyone with minimalist tastes or an inability to use copy-paste keyboard shortcuts, URL shorteners may seem like a perfectly helpful convenience. …

Information Security

Got QuickTime on Windows? Uninstall It Right Now

There’s not much reason to have QuickTime on a Windows rig in this day and age, because there are so many better options for watching video. That's …

Malware

Want to hear your songs without any swear words? Apple has developed new technology to censor them out

• <b>Songs automatically scanned to edit out any swear words in the lyrics</b>• <b><br>Content on an iPod or any other Apple device could be censored</b>• <b><br>But despite Apple</b> …

Nest's Hub Shutdown Proves You're Crazy to Buy Into the Internet of Things

If you were one of the people who shelled out $300 for Revolv's smart home hub, you've probably already heard the bad news: the web service that …

Internet of Things

Samsung Patents Smart Contact Lenses With a Built-in Camera

Smart Eyes<p>Samsung just took another step into science fiction. South Korea has just granted the tech giant a patent for contact lenses with a display …

Computer Chip Detects Brain Waves That Could Predict Seizures

Warning epileptic patients before they have a seizure<p>Many people with epilepsy can recognize the signs when they’re about to have a seizure. But predicting a seizure long before it happens, giving the person enough time to get to a safe place, is still very difficult. Scientists know that seizures …

How Fungus And Synthetic Biology Could Save Astronauts On Mars

Natural medicines, made to order in space<p>Clay Wang brought his kids to the California Space Center a few years ago to show them the Space Shuttle. But as he looked up at <i>Endeavour</i> and pondered human space exploration, the pharmacologist wondered, "What if a crew runs out of medicine halfway to Mars?"<p>…

Why SpaceX's Rocket Landing On A Drone Ship Is A Big Deal

A giant landing for mankind<p>There couldn't have been a more perfect launch than yesterday's. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing, and SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket took off right on schedule. As we watched from a few miles away, the glare of the rocket's flames was searingly bright, hard to …