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The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie

Everybody knows hiring is difficult for tech companies.<p>The Huffington Post called the shortage “devastating,” and the Obama administration’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicted a shortfall of 1 million technical professionals by 2020. What’s more, 90 percent of executives report …

Tech Industry

'We are powerless to stop Rwandan-style genocide in Burundi,' admits UN

UN chief speaks out after more than 250 die in extrajudicial killings<p>Fears that Burundi could slide into a Rwandan-style civil conflict grew after the United Nations warned that it was "poorly positioned" to intervene in the country's escalating political violence.<p>The east African nation of 10 …

Snapdragon 820 processor officially announced, features Quick-Charge 3.0, Adreno 530 GPU, 600Mbps LTE cat. 12, more

After months of testing, and pre-release teasers, Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off its next generation flagship Snapdragon processor. The Snapdragon 820 has a number of capabilities and features which should mean all parts of your phone experience are fast and efficient. Surprisingly, the …

Nepal border blockade: Hospitals running out of drugs

<b>New Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> For weeks, blockades along the border between Nepal and India have caused fuel shortages.<p>Now the tiny South Asian nation says it's running out of medicine.<p>"We are running critically low on drugs used in the emergency, ICU and operation theater," said Dr. Swayam Prakash …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

DUBLIN -- If Bolt Threads has its way, the clothes of the future could be made from synthetic fibres similar to the web fired from Spider-Man's wrists. How's that for wearable technology?<p>Imagine for a moment that someone from the 1950s time-travelled to today. They would no doubt be astounded by …

Clothing

Spotlight on digital rights as full Trans-Pacific Partnership text finally revealed

It has the potential to change your digital rights and bring in new criminal penalties for piracy, all while opening up foreign trade and changing the way Pacific countries do business overseas. Now, after years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is finally seeing the light of day.<p>Since …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

The Future

Audi uses 3D-printing to build a 1:2-scale Auto Union race car

Automakers have not yet fully embraced 3D printing, but Audi seems very interested in implementing this cutting-edge technology, especially as the process moves beyond plastic. Audi's toolmaking division is currently investigating 3D printing of metal objects, and it's built a race car as proof of …

Classic Cars

Meet Luma, the router that’s sure to make your kids hate you

For all intents and purposes, Luma seems to do everything a normal router does. It offers easy setup, dual-band connectivity and even comes in three packs to allow you to set up access points that form a single network throughout your home<p>That’s where Luma’s normalcy ends. What comes next is sure …

The future of drones is apps

Phones used to just call people. Then we put cameras and the internet in them, and a man in a mock turtleneck created one that revolutionized the way we communicate. You might be surprised to hear it, but we’re near a similar inflection point with drones. Right now, they’re seen either as scary, …

FAA

More US-bound refugees? Labor-starved Vermont businesses welcome Obama’s call.

People in Vermont waking up with their morning coffee and doughnut have come to expect a certain consistency from their crullers, glazed, and maple donughts. The Koffee Kup Bakery has been operting in Burlington for 75 years. Today, the company produces 480,000 doughnuts a day at its bakery. Most …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

'Pope's U.S. visit can unite the fight against modern-day slavery'

<b>(CNN) —</b> After recently having the privilege of travelling to Vatican City to attend a summit hosted by Pope Francis about the intersecting challenges of modern slavery and climate change, I came away with renewed resolve to do my part as the Mayor of Birmingham and ambassador for Human Rights …

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden’s insights into fundamental tenets of science are fascinating – but not always easy to fathom for the beginner<p>The scent of an orange, a robin on the wing – nothing could be more festive. But if you think such simple delights are born of simple processes, think …

Could This Be the Most Expensive Apartment in New York?

If you've made it to the top in your career, this 96th floor New York City penthouse apartment is a fitting abode. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>CIM Group</i><p>There's no shortage of fabulous real estate available right now for New York's super rich: there's this $98 million Upper …

New York City

Real Estate Porn: Winter-White Modern Homes We Want Now

Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve and this week's other famous-guy grooming moves.<p>8 Photos21 hours agoView More<p>Don't Miss!<p>Best …

Scenes From the Eric Garner Protests (Photos)

‘Racism Is Tyranny’<p>Demonstrators took to the streets across the country Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white New York City …

'I'm Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner's Mother And Widow Speak

"This fight ain't over. It's just begun. I'm determined to get justice for my husband," Esaw Garner said Wednesday, "because he shouldn't have been killed in that way. He shouldn't have been killed in any way."<p>Garner spoke at a news conference hours after a grand jury declined to issue charges in …

Meet Samsung’s new smartphone chip that consumes 25% less power

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Samsung is often called a follower but this time it’s a leader: The company’s new Exynos 5430 smartphone chip …

Android Circuit: The Samsung Galaxy Alpha Challenges The iPhone 6, Asus Challenges Android Wear, and Xiamoi Challenges Everybody Else

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories, including Samsung presenting their challenger to the iPhone 6, Motorola’s potential champion waiting in the wings, IDC’s market share numbers are good news for Android, HTC …

It’s 2014, and Android fragmentation is no longer a problem

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Skakerman<p>Let’s be honest: As app developers, we’ve always defended the beauty and polish of iOS(s AAPL) (and have …