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EU election: France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU

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Chemical weapons team in Syria attacked but safe: OPCW

AMSTERDAM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A team of international experts investigating the alleged use of chlorine bombs in Syria came under attack on Tuesday but all members of the team were safe and returning to base, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.<p>Syria accused rebel fighters …

White House outs CIA official by mistake

The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan to some 6,000 journalists.<p>The person was included on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama during his surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on …

Ethereal Drives And Stereoscopic NAND

A couple of recent developments in HDD and flash memory will have significant impact on storage developments in the near future, particularly for enterprise cloud storage systems. These developments are the development of a second source for Ethernet interface HDDs and plans for 3D NAND …

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

5 Dirty Little Secrets About The Cloud

When putting together a cloud strategy for your company, it is easy to overlook some of the organizational challenges that must be overcome in order to be successful. Every company that has taken the plunge into the world of cloud computing has a war story or two to share. There is no user manual …

Why Should I Hire You?

The most overlooked question is also the one most candidates are unprepared to answer. This is often because job applicants don't do their homework on the position. Your job is to illustrate why you are the most qualified candidate. Review the job description and qualifications very closely to …

How To Ace A Phone Interview

<i>This is a guest post by Jorg Stegemann, a headhunter with Kennedy Executive Search & Outplacement in Paris. His past articles for Forbes include “Job-Hunting Dilemma: Five Reasons Why You Didn’t Make The Cut.“ He offers more advice on his company career blog and on Twitter.</i><p>A good résumé may no …

The Eurozone Economies Are Even Worse Than Paul Krugman Thinks

It’s rather nice to find myself in agreement with Paul Krugman for a change. Possibly this is because he’s looking at things like an economist in this instance, rather than as his more usual politically biased columnist manner. However we did manage to reach this concurrence it is still there: the …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Are U.S. Sanctions Isolating NASA Instead of Russia?

At an economic forum in Russia, European, Russian and Indian space industry leaders plead to keep international tensions from scuttling joint programs and business arrangements. Missing? NASA and U.S. space companies.<p><b>Months ago, the Russian government asked me</b> to head a panel on spaceflight at the …

No, Urine Is Not Sterile

By: Stephanie Pappas<p>Published: 05/22/2014 05:13 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>The popular notion that urine is sterile is a myth, new research finds.<p>Yes, the myth that comes up every time someone pees in a pool (or drinking water reservoir) is actually false. In fact, bacteria do live in urine, Loyola …

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

It's the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it's all bunk.<p>Popular culture …

China Blasts 'Dangerous' Vietnam After Fishing Boat Sinks

Vietnam and China traded accusations on Tuesday over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat not far from where China has placed an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea, as tensions fester between the two countries over the giant drilling platform.<p>Hanoi said some 40 Chinese fishing boats had …

Australian Mac and iOS users find devices remotely locked, held for ransom (and how to keep yours safe)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that several Australian Mac, iPhone, and iPad users are finding that their devices have been locked remotely through Apple’s Find My iPhone service by someone using the name “Oleg Pliss.” The hacker (or hackers) then demand payments of around $50 to $100 to an …