Tom Stetson

29 Added | 8 Magazines | 8 Likes | 1 Following | @TomStetson6mlk | Keep up with Tom Stetson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tom Stetson”

A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What do recruiters look for in a resume at first glance?</i> <i>Answer by Ambra Benjamin, Engineering Recruiter.</i><p>I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online.<p>There has been for many decades, a mysterious Wizard of Oz-type …

Employment

In pictures: the abandoned remains of Soviet technology

Once the symbols of Russia's Cold War military might, these relics now lie abandoned in the snow.<p>These pictures are part of <i>Restricted Areas</i>, a series …

RANKED: The world's 20 strongest militaries

While the US is still far and away the world's top military superpower, Russia and China are its closest rivals. Canada, however, is the weakest of the twenty countries on the list.<p>Credit Suisse acknowledged the difficulties of determining comparative military strength in its report. To provide a …

Military

Elon Musk’s Tesla Model X launch was a marketing and PR disaster

Elon Musk is a genius. He’s a business icon. He’s a massive force for good on our planet, and he’s one of the most impressive people of this century, having founded PayPal, SpaceX, SolarCity, and, of course, played a leading role in building Tesla, perhaps the most innovative car company on the …

Tesla

This ‘power router’ can charge your phone from across the room

Battery life is still the number one complaint about smartphones. Searching for outlets and fumbling with cables has become a common daily routine. …

Gear & Gadgets

Everything we know about the Chinese president's childhood is terrifying

Xi, who took power in 2013, is known for being an incredibly private man of few words. What little we do know about him and how he grew up, though, is terrifying stuff.<p>The New York Times painted a harrowing picture of those days in a profile of Xi's teen years.<p>Xi's father was a high-ranking …

China

How a $2.7 billion air-defense system became a 'zombie' program - Los Angeles Times

Unknown to most Americans, the Pentagon has spent $2.7 billion developing a system of giant radar-equipped blimps to provide an early warning if the country were ever attacked with cruise missiles, drones or other low-flying weapons.<p>After nearly two decades of disappointment and delay, the system — …

Military

What Elon Musk is really like as a boss

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Is It Like To Work With Elon Musk?</i> <i>Answer by Dolly Singh, Former Head of Recruiting, Oculus.</i><p>After working for Elon for over five years at SpaceX as the Head of Talent Acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might …

Space Travel

Microsoft downloads Windows 10 on user machines without asking

Automatic updates now include Windows 10 and up to 6GB of storage claimed on hard drives for those using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, according to reports<p>Microsoft has admitted that it is automatically downloading Windows 10 on to user machines even when they have expressed no interest in installing the …

Extreme Sports

White House says it is 'monitoring' reports Russian military is in Syria

"We are aware of reports that Russia may have deployed military personnel and aircraft to Syria, and we are monitoring those reports quite closely," said spokesman Josh Earnest.<p>"Any military support to the Assad regime for any purpose, whether it's in the form of military personnel, aircraft …

Middle East

Who is Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the man who stumped Trump?

In an extraordinary interview on live radio this week,<p>Donald Trumpseemed to stumble when he landed in the Middle East.<p>It started when he was asked about Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the powerful and popular military officer who heads the elite Quds force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.<p>"The …

Middle East

Google rendered unusable after font change

<b>SEARCH engine Google has been abandoned by users unable to decipher its new logo.</b><p>Computers have been hurled out of windows in confusion and anger, …

Vladimir Putin confirms Russian military involvement in Syria's civil war

Russian president talks of desire for "international coalition" to fight terrorism and extremism and does not rule out possibility of direct military intervention in Syria<p>Russia is providing “serious” training and logistical support to the Syrian army, Vladimir Putin has said, in the first public …

Middle East

7 truly weird things eBay sold in its 20 year history

It’s been 20 years now since eBay, originally using the name AuctionWeb, was founded by Pierre Omidyar. The auction site, and more, has seen many …

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design

Huawei is the new Samsung

Samsung's meteoric rise as a smartphone maker began with the Galaxy S, a 2010 Android handset with some high specs and more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone. That formula of pushing the limits of specs and the boundaries of Apple's intellectual property is now being reprised by Huawei. But …

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Houston

The creator of PGP doesn't use PGP, spurring discussion

As encryption increasingly becomes a championed cause, especially amid government backlash, at least one the world's foremost cryptologists isn't …

Privacy

These photos suggest Russian Air Force jets and drones are already operating against ISIS in Syria

Pictures allegedly shot over Idlib and posted on Twitter seem to suggest Sukhoi Su-27 (or derivative) Flanker, Mig-29 Fulcrum, Su-34 Fullback jets and Pchela-1T drone are operating in Syria.<p>Provided the pictures are genuine and taken in Syria in the last couple of days, they would really prove a …

Middle East

Steve Jobs 'played no role at all' in designing the Apple I or Apple II computers, Woz says

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani did just that, scoring an interview with Woz in late August.<p>There was, if you remember, some controversy surrounding how the Ashton Kutcher "Jobs" movie portrayed Jobs' involvement in the design and development of Apple's first products.<p>So …

Apple II
North Korea

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

One week battery life on an iPhone 6? It's possible

A green energy company claims to have built a battery that fits inside an iPhone 6 and gives the phone a week's worth of power.<p>British hydrogen fuel cell maker Intelligent Energy says it's not a theoretical, far-off dream: It has a working prototype of an iPhone 6 that doesn't need to be charged …

Mobile Technology

NASA Chief to Congress: ‘Don’t Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia’

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is tired of relying on the Russians to carry American astronauts into space.<p>Currently, the United States pays for spots on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, which carry people and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting Earth. The White House decided to …

Space Exploration

Deathbed confession may have revealed location of 'Nazi gold train'

Poland’s deputy culture minister says radar has discovered images of a train after dying man’s directions led officials to the potential site<p>A deathbed confession may have revealed the location of a Nazi train rumoured to have been carrying gold, which has been missing in Poland since the second …

Passing the Google Interview, Without a Computer Science Degree

<i>Parker Phinney founded Interview Cake, an interactive practice tool for preparing for coding interviews. He’s focused on shining a light on the black</i> …

Mathematics

5 Financial Ratios Every Entrepreneur Should Know

You don't truly know how well your company is doing until you delve into specific financial stats that reveal the whole picture.<p>Stories about entrepreneurs always focus on their big ideas, but building a successful business is as much about the details as it is about the central concept. Successful …

NSA Mass Surveillance: Biggest Big Data Story

When people talk about the US National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA), the talk usually centers on privacy, with good reason. Still, it’s not the only subject worth discussing. The volume of data collected by the NSA and the associated costs make it the ultimate in Big Data case …

Surveillance

70% of North Korea's submarine fleet just vanished from South Korean radar

A spokesman for South Korea's Defense Ministry reportedly said that the North's mass submarine deployment was "unprecedented" and that the US and Seoul had responded by increasing their military surveillance.<p>"The number is nearly 10 times the normal level … we take the situation very seriously," …

North Korea