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Almost half the jobs Americans thought were safe will soon be done by robots

Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerization are now under threat.<p>In 1930, as the Great Depression spread across …

Great Depression

Google In Hot Water Over Big Security Hole In Chrome

Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the U.S., lets you save passwords for websites, so that every time you want to visit Facebook, Tumblr or any other password-secure page, you don't have to type them out again. But as one software developer discovered on Tuesday, that convenience comes …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

Tools To Hack Android Phones Are Getting Easier To Use

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that’s on 80% of the world’s smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. The …

How The $1.2 Trillion College Debt Crisis Is Crippling Students, Parents And The Economy

<b>Total Student Loan Debt: $1 Trillion</b><p>Two-thirds, that’s right, two-thirds of students graduating from American colleges and universities are graduating with some level of debt. How much? According to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) Project on Student Debt, the average borrower …

Pot ad outside Indy race snuffed out

Brickyard 400 race fans probably missed the public-service message that marijuana should be considered safer than alcohol.<p>A 30-second Marijuana Project Policy video that referred to pot as "the new beer" appeared for several hours Friday before it was pulled from a portable screen across from …

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware comparisons: More meaningless than ever

The truth is that Sony's RAM requirements should come as no surprise.<p>If you wanted to play games on a less memory-intensive OS, you'd be a PC gamer.

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North Korea ship held in Panama has a colorful past

Experts say vessel has tangled with pirates and apparently shut off its tracking system.<p>A North Korea cargo ship held in Panama with a load of undetermined weapons systems from Cuba has scrapped with pirates, been accused of shipping drugs and in its latest exploit apparently shut off its tracking …

Bill Gates on the future of education, programming and just about everything else

Microsoft (s msft) co-founder Bill Gates has thoughts on a lot of things, from the demise of lecture halls to the awesomeness of the patent system. …

If Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Like Something Out Of Science Fiction, That's Because It Is

Musk describes the hyperloop as something that is a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table," and that it could go from San Francisco to New York City in 30 minutes.<p>Sounds like something straight out of a science fiction story right? Well, that's because it is. Even before Rand …

Science Fiction

Oregon may have solved the student loan crisis

<b>(hxdbzxy via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Debt-free higher education plan is like “an inverse of Social Security”<p>David Dayen<p>July 11, 2013 9:16pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Last week Congress allowed the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford student loans to double from 3.4 …

Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

Memes

Business Majors Are The Most Underemployed Graduates In America

According to PayScale's "Underemployment In America" report released on Tuesday, graduates who studied business management and administration were 8.2 times more likely to be underemployed compared to their classmates.<p>This ratio of underemployment is almost twice as high as for English majors, who …

College & University

Can The World Afford Higher Interest Rates?

That’s the end of QE tapering talk then? Not quite, but it should die down somewhat, given U.S. Fed Reserve conduit Jon Hilsenrath’s latest kiss-and-tell article in <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Thankfully, it might also stop all the blather about the U.S. and global economies recovering (they’re not) and …

Behold the NSA’s Dark Star: the Utah Data Center

It’s the ultimate machine of the Paranoid State. Clive Irving on the Orwellian data center rising in Utah.<p>Remember the Stasi, the secret police who …

America’s Economy is Outperforming Rivals Because the U.S. is Excelling at Globalization

It’s easy to blame globalization for our many economic woes. But the ability of American business—and American policy—to engage with the world is …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

How one Irish woman made $22bn for Apple in a year

Cathy Kearney, an accountant in the Irish city of Cork, appears to live a fairly modest home life. A graduate of the local university, her home for …

All Your Worst Fears About Google Glass Are Coming True, and It's All Your Fault

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It only took about six weeks for developers to take all of the theoretically creepy things the …

Facebookers, beware: That silly update can cost you a job

Little did Ashley Payne know that the festive photo of her holding both a pint of beer and a glass of red wine would lead to her losing her high school teaching job.<p>The 24-year-old educator posted the image to her Facebook profile, and after a parent complained, school officials told Payne she'd …

Why Top Colleges Have A Rich Kid Problem, In One Chart

The American Dream revolves around the ability to go from poverty all the way to the top. College, with abundant financial aid and connections to alumni networks, is supposed to be a great equalizer. Instead we have a system that may help concentrate wealth.<p>Even when there's financial aid …

Tesla Motors To Triple Its Electric Car Supercharger Network By The End Of 2013

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced the company will triple its Supercharger network of chargers that power its flagship Model S sedan electric cars in the United States and Canada by the end of 2013.<p>The company’s nine existing Superchargers, which are free to use and are designed to deliver a …

The 25 Weirdest Moments in MMA History

We live in a peculiar world. On a daily basis, events occur that simply take us by surprise due to their unusual nature.<p>The mixed martial arts community is certainly not immune to these moments.<p>Here is a countdown of the 25 weirdest moments in MMA history.<p>Author's note: Chael Sonnen has been banned …

Cook hits back at tax critics, says Apple pays its fair share

<i>Last updated at 10:33 a.m. PT.</i><p>After stewing in silence for a couple of hours as a parade of senators and professional experts took turns portraying his company as a tax freeloader, CEO Tim Cook offered an impassioned defense of Apple as a solid corporate citizen.<p>Apple has become the largest …

With Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft and Sony rekindle the war for your TV

The next generation is nearly upon us. Both Microsoft and Sony have revealed their latest gaming / entertainment consoles to the world, setting up yet another high stakes battle for your hard-earned dollars later this year. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 each represent a major leap over anything …