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Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free | Inc.com

When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that technical expertise was less important than less-sexy attributes like consistency, …

Goal Setting

China targets aviation industry to spy and steal secrets

Security experts say that the country is the main threat actor threatening the security of the industry.<p>Chinese hackers are targeting aviation …

Jessica McKellar receives 2015 Frank Willison Award

Jessica sharing her knowledge and skillsAs a volunteer with genuine commitment to the education and success of others, Jessica spends a significant …

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and the engineers on the WebKit project today announced that they have teamed up to launch WebAssembly, a new binary format for compiling applications for the web.<p>The web thrives on standards and, for better or worse, JavaScript is its programming language. Over the …

EFF’s 2015 Data Privacy Report Lauds Apple, Dropbox, Slams Verizon

Digital rights organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fifth annual <i>Who has your back?</i> report into online service providers’ transparency and privacy practices when it comes to government requests for accessing user data.<p>The organization notes a general transformation …

Privacy

Inside iOS 9 Search: Apple’s Plan for More Connected Apps – MacStories

At WWDC 2015, Apple announced app search, a new feature of iOS 9 that will help users find content inside apps. Beyond the user-facing aspects of a new search page on iOS and proactive suggestions from Siri, however, lies a commitment to fundamentally rethink iOS' relationship with apps and the …

Apps

OneGo Will Offer Unlimited West Coast Flights For $1,500 A Month

Here’s an unusual pricing plan for air travel — instead of paying for each trip, hand over a $1,500 monthly fee and fly as much as you want.<p>That’s what startup OneGo is promising. Founder Paulius Grigas told me the idea came from his own needs as a business traveler. The service is aimed at small …

Could Bionic Plants Be The New Solar Cell?

Photosynthesis – the means by which plants are able to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide to useable chemical energy -- is one of the more …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Why Do We Have Allergies?

<i>Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why they exist. Carl Zimmer talks to a</i> …

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A two-week, 2,380-km bike expedition to Tibet is a trip of a lifetime

<b>Easy riders: Bikers take the India-China Friendship Highway en route Lhasa (above).</b><p>I love my job. And I’m not a freak. Because my job lets me get on …

Tibet

What’s New In Python 3.4 — Python 3.4.8 documentation

Improved Modules¶<p>abc¶<p>New function abc.get_cache_token() can be used to know when to invalidate caches that are affected by changes in the object …

Python Programming

BBC launches MicroBit

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PSF Python Job Board relaunched !

<b>Announcing: the brand new PSF Python Job Board</b><br>We are happy to announce that <b>we have successfully relaunched the PSF Python Job Board</b>.<br>After almost one …

Pebble's Fantastic Smartwatch Is Growing Up

It's been almost three years since the original Pebble ( still one of the very best) closed up Kickstarter-shop with over $10 million, and now the …

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job Is Done

As robots get small enough to easily swim around inside the human body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient. …

The Best Smartwatch For Every Wrist

I’ve been keen on smartwatches pretty much since day one. I get a lot of emails, texts, and assorted notifications, most of them garbage but some …

Motorola's Great Little Cheapo Phone Has a New Look and LTE

Right now, smartphone rumors are at a fever pitch. HTC is a leaky ship and Samsung hearsay arrives on the regular. Motorola opted out of the whole …

This Insanely Detailed Animation Is Made From Only 4096 Bytes of Code

The demoscene is an internet subculture that has managed to stay cool for decades. And as the winning entry in a recent demo competition in Tokyo …

10 Popular Toys From the '80s That Are Back

The '80s were arguably one of the greatest decades in history to be a kid with an allowance burning a hole in your pocket, and a free afternoon to …

A New Manufacturing Technique Could Finally Make Titanium Cheaper

Titanium is often used where low weight and high strength are required and money is no object—because it's extremely costly to produce. Now, a new …

Astronomers Discover Mysterious Black Hole As Massive As 12 Billion Suns

In a galaxy far, far away—12.8 billion light-years away to be more exact—is a newly-discovered supermassive black hole that weighs as much as 12 …

Our Chemicals Are Falling On Remote Parts of Antarctica In Snow

You probably haven't heard of "cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes," but you've almost certainly rubbed them into your skin. They're widely used in …

Game Lets You Hack the Mainframe Just Like in Jurassic Park

Every nerd born before 1990 knows the <i>Jurassic Park</i> hacking scene. "It's a UNIX system—I know this!" Now, thanks to some nostalgic developers, you too …

Samsung Wants To Replace Your Credit Cards With These Clever Magnets

Your next Samsung Galaxy smartphone could have a neat trick up its sleeves. Just place your phone next to any ol' credit card reader, and press a …

Here Is the Spy Equipment That Powers the FBI's Secret Dragnet

The FBI is going to remarkable lengths to hide information about its surveillance program that intercepts calls and texts with equipment called …

If You Love Computers, This Novel Should Be on Your Must-Read List

Liu Cixin's science fiction novel <i>The Three Body Problem</i> was a smash hit bestseller in China, and has finally been translated into English by Ken Liu. …

How the most popular alcoholic drinks around the world are made

If you are like me and often wonder how that thing you are drinking is made or what's exactly in it, this interesting infographic will help you …

Stunning Close-Up Comet Photos From Rosetta's High-Speed Flyby

The Rosetta probe has been consistently blowing our puny little minds with photos beamed back from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but these new …

China used more concrete in 3 years than the US in 100 years

Bill Gates has an incredible statistic: According the USGS' cement statistics, China has used more concrete from 2011 to 2013 (6.6 gigatons) than the …