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What code should one learn

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to think about our plans for 2015. Learning how to code may be in your list of resolutions, and why wouldn’t it …

Ebola: the race to find a cure | Sarah Boseley

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

14 tech jobs that pay over $90,000 right now

But which job titles specifically make the most money in 2015, and which ones have tons of job openings?<p>Those are the questions the job-hunting site Glassdoor answered when it created its latest list of the 25 best-paying jobs that are in high demand.<p>And naturally, that list was dominated by tech …

Employment

How to Start a Tech Company Without a Techie Co-founder (or Any Money)

Have an idea for a tech company, but no tech experience and no cash? No problem--here's a step-by-step guide to get you started.<p>It seems impossible at first. When we have a great tech idea, most of us who are not developers never pursue our vision because we don't have a co-founder with a technical …

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 …

Why do we pick our nose?

Poking around inside our nostrils is disgusting, unhygienic and potentially harmful, so it’s baffling that it’s as common as it is, says Jason G Goldman.<p>Most of us do it, but few of us will admit to it. If we get caught red-handed, we experience shame and regret. And we tend to frown upon others …

How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples

Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. …

A Rare Glimpse Inside The Life And Mind Of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd

We were meeting at Oracle's upscale executive offices on the top floor of the main building at its Redwood City, California, headquarters, accompanied by two members of his personal PR team and Oracle's chief marketing officer, Judith Sim. They weren't there as handlers. Hurd was in full control of …

10 Must-Have Entertainment Apps for Android TV

Since the recent release of Android TV on multiple connected devices and TVs, here's a list of the must-have entertainment apps to help you navigate through the noise.<p>Since the recent release of Android TV on multiple connected devices and TVs (such as Sony, Sharp, Razer, Philips, and Panasonic), …

Selling advertisers on reader attention, not clicks

First came clickbait. Now comes engagement.<p>Disillusioned with page views as a reliable metric of their ads' effectiveness, advertisers are increasingly demanding to know whether readers stick around long enough to actually see their online ads. Publishers — as if the need to pursue clicks and …

5 temptations to hire at your startup — and why you shouldn’t

When you’re the founder of an early-stage startup, you know your top job (perhaps second only to finding a product-market fit) is to build a winning team.<p>Investors will ask you who your cofounders are, press will want to know how many employees you have, customers will be leery of taking a chance …

Secrets of modern mercenaries: Inside the rise of private armies

<b>(Vartanov Anatoly via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>We don’t know all the details about the opaque world of military contractors. An expert lays out the real story<p>Sean McFate<p>January 25, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean For World Order”<p><i>The market economy</i> …

Destiny players are making a mockery of the game's toughest boss fight

<i>Destiny</i>'s first expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, launched three and a half weeks ago, and it seems that players are finally getting a hang of the boss battle at the end of its raid, Crota's End.<p>By "getting a hang of," we mean that they're making <i>Destiny</i>'s toughest boss fight look like a cakewalk — and not …

High Tech Or Hangover? Watch Quake On An Oscilloscope

Head spinning? Stomach gurgling? Did you just drink a Bloody Mary just to find some respite from your pounding gulliver? Why not take a look at Pekka Väänänen’s project, an attempt to play Quake on a Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope.<p>Why? Because if it can’t run Quake it’s not a true piece of …

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data

Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech company employees often have universal access to user information, as well as reason — be it pure voyeuristic …

Privacy

Drug companies shake their rattlebag at the poor

Fay Schopen (Opinion, 12 December) cheerleads what she considers the American ease of pill-popping. Even a casual glance at the medicating patterns in my country reveal that the poor, and people of colour, especially children, are those that are prescribed the most pills. And this is not because …

Demand For Tesla Is Not The Problem, Switching The World To Electric Cars Is

When Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says there’s enormous demand for his powerful electric cars, he may not be exaggerating.<p>We called a Tesla sales center in New York City for a Model S for Christmas. After some hesitation, the salesperson said he might be able “to dig one up.” There were two Model S sedans …

Symantec Has Found a Spying Tool Active on Computers Around the World

Computer security experts Symantec say their researchers have uncovered a sophisticated malware tool on Windows PCs across the globe, that appears to be used for spying and data collection, reports Recode.<p>Named ‘Regin’, the tool is a Trojan that has infected several organizations’ and individuals’ …

Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

Does Russia Think Their New Nuclear Weapons Could Win A War?

A new round of Russian nuclear weapons development, their new aggressive posture and their new spurning of joint nuclear programs with the United States, all point to a disconcerting trend in Russian thinking amid a growing confidence in the nation’s military capabilities.<p>Americans have short …

Japan raises military profile in naval war games with U.S.

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON PACIFIC OCEAN (Reuters) - Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers that the U.S. military described as the most complex ever overseen by the Japanese navy.<p>U.S. Navy …

How Stephen Hawking Went Hollywood

It’s a very good thing director James Marsh isn’t a defeatist. If he were, he would curse the Hollywood calendar that has his compelling biopic of …

Lockheed Martin Is Looking to Harness the Power of Stars

Gone fusion.<p>Deep in the center of each and every star in the universe burns a furnace of boundless energy, where two atoms of hydrogen, the …

Gordon Gallup's "Natural" Remedy to Morning Sickness Might Be More Than You Can Stomach.

Based on SUNY-Albany Psychologist Gordon Gallup’s research, just a spoonful of semen a day will keep morning sickness at bay for mothers-to-be. …

Hands On With Meta's Amazing 3-D Glasses, Which Are Poised To Take The World By Storm

The glasses aren't just for entertainment, and they're not just a smartphone for your face. This is a whole other segment of computing that enhances how you interact with the world around you.<p>A team of fewer than 50 people lives in a huge rented mansion on a 20-acre estate overlooking the …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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HBO Accidentally Released A Major 'Game of Thrones' Spoiler

Spoilers are coming!<p>In a epic faux pas heard around the Internet, HBO may have accidentally spoiled the "Game of Thrones" books, revealing the future of the George R.R. Martin fantasy series.<p>After Sunday's, April 27, episode of "GoT," HBO's official episode synopsis identified the crowned White …