David McKinney

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The future of the US government’s startup-inspired Digital Service looks less bright under tech-averse Trump

The top digital officers working for US president Donald Trump say they want to retain the prized tech talent recruited into the government under Barack Obama. Most staffers and officials have said they plan to continue their non-partisan mission, but Trump’s federal hiring freeze and polarizing …

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Silicon Valley’s Immigrant Community Anxiously Anticipates President Trump

Donald Trump threatened to end high-skilled immigration to Silicon Valley. Then he took it back. Here’s how immigrants working in tech are feeling on the eve of his inauguration.<p>Attending the same college that Google CEO Sundar Pichai went to was Nisha’s first step out of the poor neighborhood in …

Supreme Court rejects Obama administration request on immigration orders

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court rejected Monday a request from the Obama administration to rehear a case concerning its executive actions on immigration, dealing another blow to the President's attempt to put in place programs aimed at helping more than 4 million undocumented immigrants.<p>The programs …

California's new climate legislation is being hailed as a breakthrough

Governor Jerry Brown has called them a milestone for the state's environmental policies, and said he plans to sign both measures into law.<p>California has often led the rest of the United States in environmental legislation, and these bills are no exception.<p>Advocates of policy responses to climate …

World first for Shetlands in tidal power breakthrough

Nova Innovation deploys first fully operational array of tidal power turbines in the Bluemull Sound<p>A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes.<p>Nova Innovation said it had deployed …

Frank Ocean, Apple Music, And The Headache Of Streaming Exclusives

Exclusive albums are an increasingly potent weapon in the streaming wars. But are they good for artists and fans?<p>This weekend, I had a brief, uniquely modern conversation with somebody as we both stared into our phones together.<p>“The new Frank Ocean is out.”<p>“Oh damn, really? Let me pull it up.”<p>“It’s …

Vinyl: A once vintage music medium now a collectible art form. But is that a bad thing?

On November 14, 1969, <b>David Bowie</b> released <i>Space Oddity</i>, and people bought it on vinyl, because that was how music was sold. On July 30, 2016, <b>Third Man</b> …

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Now North Korea is investing in the Internet of Things

Using 20-year-old Microsoft software.<p>Joining the Internet of Things<p>Being an isolated dictatorship vehemently opposed to any imported technology, this …

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Manbang: The Netflix of North Korea is here

Communist propaganda on-demand.

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Timeline: The future of driverless cars, from Audi to Volvo

Just three years ago, autonomous cars seemed like a pipe dream relegated to a far-off decade in the future. But then, last week, Ford announced that …

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Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensor Detects Toxins With a Mobile Phone

Carbon nanotubes wrapped in a polymer offer a powerful sensing platform for many chemicals Illustration: iStockphotoA little over four years ago, …

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Philadelphia's 'Smart City Challenge' seeks ideas for Internet of Things

Over the past several years, Philadelphia consistently has been recognized for being among the nation's best municipal governments for the …

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