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Robots interviewing graduates for jobs at top city firms as students practice how to impress AI

As a nervous university student keen to make a good impression, you would be forgiven for wanting to comb your hair, polish your shoes and maybe even clean your teeth before a job interview.<p>But this kind of preparation could soon become a thing of the past, as prestigious city graduate schemes - …

Artificial Intelligence

Loyal blue heeler stays with three-year-old lost in bush overnight

An old blue heeler named Max remained by the side of a three-year-old girl and led searchers to her after she spent more than 15 hours lost in rugged …

Hardy

Web Links and Other Science Fiction Resources

We add links as we find more interesting and fun SF sites and useful resources, so check back often. Please contact us if you would like to suggest a …

Joseph Campbell's 'The Hero's Journey' Materials

This page contains a bunch of material to help you understand traditional plotting using mythologist Joseph Campbell's notion of "the hero's journey" …

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville

<b>Alphonse de Neuville</b> (31 May 1835 – 18 May 1885) was a French Academic painter who studied under Eugène Delacroix. His dramatic and intensely …

Netflix has considered buying theaters, including Mark Cuban's Landmark, to gain an Oscar edge, sources say

Netflix, the global streaming giant that has dramatically changed the TV industry and clashed with movie theater owners, may be ready to move onto the big screen in a new and surprising way — by owning cinemas.<p>The Los Gatos, Calif., company has explored the idea of buying movie theaters in Los …

Televisions

Pakistani Journalists Condemn Curbs on Media

More than 60 leading journalists, op-ed writers and editors of some major newspapers in Pakistan have condemned what they said are “the ongoing curbs …

Journalism

Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

<b>SAN FRANCISCO —</b> It’s well-known that smartphone, or more broadly, digital addiction can result in many negative mental effects on people over time. …

Psychology

Northeast Dallas shopping center getting a major facelift

A Northeast Dallas shopping center is getting a major makeover.<p>The Hillside Village retail center at the northeast corner of Mockingbird Lane and …

Real Estate

Success in books: a big data approach to bestsellers

Abstract<p>Reading remains the preferred leisure activity for most individuals, continuing to offer a unique path to knowledge and learning. As such, …

Writing

2 Chilling Documentaries Are Coming to Netflix to Feed Your True Crime Obsession

If you've scrolled through Netflix lately, then you've likely spotted more than a few high-profile true crime documentaries. The streaming giant's (and our own) obsession with twisted, real-life cases began with the fervor that surrounded <b>Making a Murderer</b>'s 2015 debut, and hasn't shown any signs of …

Entertainment

Why going to Coachella kind of sucks

If your social media feed was abuzz with snaps from the annual Coachella festival this weekend, it probably looked like an idyllic gathering of the …

Social Media

Lessons From the Maker Movement

We make heroes of entrepreneurial innovators. According to a recent YouGov survey, Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the most admired man on the …

Innovation

Don’t Let Your Kids Use Apps

It’s not even about screen time anymore. It’s about privacy.<p>That harmless-looking kids’ app, with the cute cartoon characters and funny noises, is really a monster in disguise. That’s according to a new study of 5,855 children’s apps in the Google Play store that found that most apps collected …

Apps

Far more than 87m Facebook users had data compromised, MPs told

Former Cambridge Analytica employee gives evidence before parliamentary committee<p>Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser.<p>Speaking to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport …

Cambridge Analytica

Tammie Jo Shults, Southwest Pilot: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tammie Jo Shults is the pilot who bravely flew Southwest Flight 1380 to safety after part of its left engine ripped off, damaging a window and nearly …

Southwest Airlines

Warren Buffet Explains his Greatest Investment

He said, “I knew you were going to ask. The answer is, ‘Yes.’” A commitment: He had committed to give one personal face-to-face affirmation everyday …

Leadership

Purdue University Just Froze Tuition for the 7th Straight Year. Mitch Daniels Explains How.

<i>Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana and director of President George W. Bush’s Office of Management and Budget,</i> …

Higher Education

Dating app Bumble swipes left on Zuck, removes Facebook login requirement | Ars Technica

Could be the first of many apps to dump FB requirements in wake of recent disclosures.<p>As Americans (and their legislators) come to grips with the …

Online Dating

LU XINJIAN

Images: A Collection Of Stunning Sci-Fi Concept Art From Lucasfilm Artist Eduardo Pena - Including Ready Player One Planets

This is a collection of sci-fi art from Lucasfilm concept artist Eduardo Pena, based out of Singapore. Melzi is an art director at Lucasfilm in …

Art

Through the Looking Glass at Sonic Ranch

For Tony Rancich, it’s about synchronicity. “The definition is: like atmospheres and attitudes tend to gravitate toward each other’s orbits,” he told …

Texas

Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund Given Millions of Now-Unaccounted-For Dollars

Fresh off their success helping international victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, former bitter rivals from 1992 George H.W. Bush and Bill …

Corruption

These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, he tried to describe the difference between “surveillance and what we do.” “The difference is extremely clear,” a nervous-looking Zuckerberg said. “On …

Surveillance

T-Mobile inserted fake ring tones in “hundreds of millions” of non-connecting calls

The Federal Communications Commission said today T-Mobile will pay a $40 million fine for failing to connect rural phone calls in Wisconsin and other states. The FCC initiated an investigation after receiving complaints from T-Mobile callers that they were unable to reach parties served by three …

T-Mobile

FBI recovers stolen Chagall 30 years after theft

A Chagall oil painting that was stolen in a heist of valuables from the apartment of a New York couple in 1988 has been recovered by the FBI. Ernest …

Fine Art

'Little Pink House' eminent domain case deserves more attention

Can the government take your land? Yep, but the 'Little Pink House' was worth fighting for<p>Susette Kelo's 'Little Pink House' movie shed lights on an often-ignored subject: Whether or not the government has the right to take your property.<p>Glenn Harlan Reynolds | Opinion columnist<p>Like some sort of …

University of Tennessee

Hackers once stole a casino's high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank

LONDON — Hackers are increasingly targeting "internet of things" devices to access corporate systems, using things like CCTV cameras or air-conditioning units, according to the CEO of a cybersecurity firm.<p>The internet of things refers to devices hooked up to the internet, and it has expanded to …

Internet of Things