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The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

“The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse.”<p>One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country asthe United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember nothing,” he wrote.<p>Vidal’s point is simple enough: America’s …

Black History

Stop buying crap, and companies will stop making crap

It’s hard to believe that our purchasing decisions have any impact on the fashion industry. But this week, we saw that they do.<p>Congratulations! We killed Ivanka Trump’s brand!<p>On Tuesday, the first daughter announced that she was shuttering her fashion line. In an official statement, she explained …

Ivanka Trump

Brace for a surge in serial killers in 25 years

Did a “broken generation” of soldiers returning from World War II spawn America’s so-called “golden age” of serial killers?<p>That’s the shocking …

Crime

The four-day work week is good for business

After spending two months testing a 20% shorter week, a New Zealand company found its employees happier, more focused, and producing the same amount of work. Now they’re making the change permanent.<p>This spring, a New Zealand company tried a new experiment: Employees could work four standard days …

Employment

How to make a website that fits inside its own link

Quick question: If you wanted to publish a quick one-page website right now, how would you do it? You’d either put it up on a service like Tumblr, or you’d have to register a domain name, find a host, and Zzzzzzzz. But what if you could just create that web page, then zip it up into its own link? …

Web Servers

Girls Make Games and Put Themselves at the Center of the Plot

<i>By Alisha Haridasani</i><p>Around four years ago, Leila Shabir had an epiphany. She was working with her husband at the time, setting up an educational …

Gaming Industry

A One-Letter Typo is (in Part) the Reason Aliens: Colonial Marines Sucked

When <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i> dropped in 2013, it has built up a ton of hype that made it seem as though the game would transport players into the …

Walmart's Newly Patented Technology For Eavesdropping On Workers Presents Privacy Concerns

“The sound sensors can capture audio data based on interactions between the employee and the guests, interactions between the guests, and sounds resulting from movement and/or actions of the employees and/or guests.”<p>Walmart just won a patent for audio surveillance technology that measures workers’ …

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

Survival of the Richest

Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. …

Singularity

Lay Out Your Code Like You'd Lay Out Your House

Imagine you wake up and get up to brush your teeth. You go to the "brooms and brushes" room to get your tooth brush. Then, you go to the "cleaning …

The U.S. Air Force learned to code—and saved the Pentagon millions

In partnership with Pivotal Labs, a pilot program is out to remake how the Pentagon acquires weapons systems.<p>In October 2016, Eric Schmidt found himself in the Arab Gulf nation of Qatar. Then executive chairman of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company, Schmidt was touring military installations …

China's new laser-powered rifle can literally set you on fire

You could get burned if you upset the Chinese government.<p>Researchers in the country have reportedly developed a prototype laser assault rifle with similar dimensions to an AK-47, according to South China Morning Post. The new high-tech weapon is dubbed the ZKZM-500.<p>The ZKZM-500 can reportedly set a …

Batteries

2-time Stanley Cup champion Matt Cullen returns to Penguins on 1-year contract

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.<p>We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide …

WTF is dark pattern design?

If you’re a UX designer you won’t need this article to tell you about dark pattern design. But perhaps you chose to tap here out of a desire to reaffirm what you already know — to feel good about your professional expertise.<p>Or was it that your conscience pricked you? Go on, you can be honest… or, …

AT&T collaborates on NSA spying through a web of secretive buildings in the US

A new report from The Intercept sheds light on the NSA’s close relationship with communications provider AT&T.<p>The Intercept identified eight facilities across the U.S. that function as hubs for AT&T’s efforts to collaborate with the intelligence agency. The site first identified one potential hub …

Cops May Unlock iPhones Without a Warrant to Beat Apple's New Security Feature

As the cat and mouse game between iPhone hackers and Apple continues, with Apple introducing more robust security features, some law enforcement officials exploring a legal workaround.<p><b>This is part of an ongoing Motherboard series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind</b> …

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

Open source sustainability

Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange, they ask for nothing in return except for recognition and help …

Japan’s Soccer Fans Clean Up After World Cup and Inspire Other Countries’ Fans to Do the Same

Japanese fans pick up trash after World Cup match<p>Attending a <b>World Cup</b> game is an undoubtedly exciting event—especially if your team comes out on top. To certain fans, however, celebrating a big win comes second to very different task: cleaning up the stadium.<p>During this year's World Cup in Russia, …

Soccer

GitHub Coders to Microsoft: Cut Ties With ICE or We'll 'Take Our Projects Elsewhere'

More than five dozen Github contributors on Thursday signed a letter threatening to abandon the website unless Microsoft canceled its Immigration and …

GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians

GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have brought enhancements like a portal for free sound packs and a better drum sequencer (on mobile), along …

The legendary Apple research group that shaped our world

Before Steve Jobs gave it the ax in 1997, the Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century.<p>At this year’s WWDC, Apple delighted some users with a new feature in macOS Mojave. Called “Stacks,” the new functionality automatically sorts your desktop …

White House reportedly now examining options for European-style privacy protections

We noted yesterday one of many calls for the US to adopt European-style protections for personal data, and the White House is now reported to be examining options …<p>Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) puts in place the strongest protections ever seen for customer and user data. …

EU votes yes on meme ban, censorship machines and link tax — what now?

The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs just voted ‘yes’ on highly controversial parts of the EU’s new Copyright Reform. The controversial articles — 11 and 13 — effectively establish link tax, censorship machines, and ban memes.<p>There was heavy resistance to the contested articles from …

iPhone Hackers May Already Have a Workaround for Cops to Crack Apple's Newest Security Feature

Apple and the law enforcement community have been stuck in a back-and-forth over encryption for the last few years, and it’s heated up considerably …

This fingerprint-verified padlock is extremely easy to hack

We here at <i>The Verge</i> have tried to warn everyone about smart locks, particularly smart locks that rely on fingerprints for authentication. The TappLock is one such lock that was crowdfunded on Indiegogo and is now available to buy. And unsurprisingly, it’s incredibly easy to physically and virtually …

Hackers can summon Cortana to break into Windows 10 PCs

Cortana on the lock screen has some security exploits<p>Microsoft has issued a Windows 10 security update to prevent hackers from breaking into PCs using Cortana. Microsoft’s digital assistant is built into every version of Windows 10, McAfee security researchers discovered it could be summoned from a …

Parallel Universe: A list of alternatives to all Google products

Have you noticed? Google’s entire business model is based on you surrendering to their corporate surveillance. That’s it. All they do is repackage …

Malicious Mac apps could appear to be signed by Apple, problem existed since 2007

A security problem that has existed for eleven years means that malicious Mac apps could appear to be signed by Apple, fooling many of the tools designed to detect them.<p>The problem – caused by unclear guidance by Apple – meant that malware could be whitelisted in a wide range of tools used by …