Episode 29: Shawn Deangelo Walton of WeCycleAtlanta.org

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Microsoft and other big names in tech are actively hiring autistic coders

David McNabb graduated from college with a computer science degree in 2001 yet never found a job in his field or any field, failing at interview after interview.<p>Those meetings with prospective employers "were definitely a large stumbling block," said McNabb, 36, who was diagnosed with autism last …

Autism

The NSA is building a virtual job portal for spies

The National Security Agency is building a one-stop digital hiring portal for the entire intelligence community.<p>Between stiff competition with the …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Intel adopts USB-C connector for its Thunderbolt 3 cable, letting you transfer a 4K movie in 30 seconds

Intel has announced that it’s developing the super-fast Thunderbolt 3 with the latest USB-C connector. Abandoning its proprietary connector, the new reversible cable reportedly manages speeds of up to 40Gbps.<p>By comparison, the Thunderbolt 2 cable gets up to 20Gbps, with USB 3.1 capable of 10Gbps …

USB Type-C

Google boosts employee diversity but is still mostly white guys

As of the start of this year, 53,600 people work for Google full-time. Too many of those workers, according to the company's detractors and its own assessment a year ago, are male, and white or Asian. In order to counter this gap, Google has looked for ways to boost female and minority hiring. Per …

Amazon Elements Items Hint at Produce Domination

The e-commerce giant is looking to take its grocery business 'Elements' to new heights with trademark protection on milk, coffee, soup, and baby food …

Vimeo launches tools that let anybody start a subscription video service

Here is the promise of the internet, fulfilled: you can now create your own paywalled video channel with Vimeo.<p>The online video platform is rolling …

Televisions

These Sci-Fi Earbuds Put a Volume Knob on the Real World

Author: David Pierce. David Pierce Gear<p>Date of Publication: 06.02.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>Can <i>The</i> …

How to hire data scientists

Data scientists aren’t a nice-to-have anymore, they’re a must-have, and businesses of all sizes are scooping up this new breed of engineering professional.<p>Companies like Apple, BirchBox, GE, Facebook, YellowPages, Bank of America and a swath of startups all have data scientists on their payroll. …

Big Data
Artificial Intelligence

SoundHound Challenges Siri With New Hound Voice Search App And Developer Platform

Most of you know about SoundHound, right? It’s a popular music recognition app that never quite captured the public imagination the way Shazam did.<p>Well, according to founder and CEO Keyvan Mohajer said there’s a lot more to it — in fact, he described the SoundHound story as “one of the best-kept …

Natural Language Processing

The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet

• Author: Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize Design Company. Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize Design Company Transportation<br>• Date of …

Urban Massage, The On-Demand Massage Service, Picks Up Further Backing At $12M Valuation

Urban Massage, the U.K. startup that offers an Uber-style massage booking service similar to U.S.-based Zeel, has picked up a new round of funding. The backing — amount undisclosed — is being led by Firestartr.<p>Existing investor Passion Capital also participated alongside new investors Samos, LCIF, …

Startups

The Ingenious Plan for the Ocean to Clean Itself Is Led By a 20-Year-Old

A Dutch man barely out of his teens is leading one of the most ambitious ocean cleanup efforts ever: to halve the amount of plastic debris floating …

Oceans