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Pep Ávila Pictures Children's Heartbreak for an Emotional Ad Campaign

<b>All images by Pep Ávila. Used with Creative Commons permission.</b><p>Of all the things we like asking children, it’s “What do you want to be when you grow …

Save the Children

How to use your smartphone without leaving a trace

Cover up your digital footprints.<p>Every time you grab your phone to participate in a group chat, watch a YouTube video, or search the internet, you leave a digital trail of activity. This footprint can compromise your privacy the next time a friend borrows your device. It also puts your personal …

Apps

Yale Conexis L1 Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Yale Conexis L1?<p>When you think about it, keys are a rather old-fashioned approach to security. Although a proven technology, the fact …

Harvard researchers made an origami Pokéball that safely captures delicate sea creatures

CATCH 'EM ALL<p>By July 22, 2018<p>Researchers at Harvard University have devised a real-life Pokéball, but it’s not to collect otherworldly creatures for battle. Instead, they’re working with marine biologists to capture little-studied sea creatures in a way that does not harm them.<p>Their cutting-edge …

Harvard

Valve Anti-Cheat banned a record setting number of accounts this week

Cheaters finally face judgment<p>Valve’s anti-cheat countermeasures just bagged their biggest haul ever — almost 100,000 banned in a single week.<p>The figure comes from SteamDB.info (first spied by PCGamesN) which noted a huge spike in bans this week — more than 61,000 on Thursday, preceded by 28,000 on …

Splatoon

How Fortnite approaches analytics, cloud to analyze petabytes of game data

Parent Epic Games has to process data from its flagship game, devices and micro services. Here's a look at Fortnite's AWS' powered …

Big Data

Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

For the nearly 20% percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back.<p>Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out of the work that …

Sexual Harassment

This Student Team Created A Hyperloop Pod That Topped 280 Mph

The WARR student team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) created a hyperloop vehicle with a top speed of 290 mph in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition held on July 22, 2018, in Hawthorne California. For the third year running, the WARR student team won the competition created in 2015 …

Hyperloop

Chinese internet users employ the blockchain to share a censored news article

Chinese netizens have turned to blockchain to share a censored news story about faulty vaccines given to small babies. Their efforts to repost an investigative piece about a large vaccine maker were largely thwarted by internet monitors, but by sticking the story within the metadata of a …

Vaccination

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Before we English-test our migrants, let's fact-check our politicians

Then the citizenship crisis erupted and the government walked quietly and briskly away from the whole thing - it being tricky to argue for a …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Microsoft HoloLens becomes an AR assistant for spinal surgery

A new mixed reality platform could improve accuracy and expedite procedures.<p>Since the HoloLens was introduced, Microsoft has pitched it as both a gaming peripheral and a practical assistant in the workplace. Professionals have already started using its augmented reality tech to help out, from …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft Graph bridges the gap between Windows and your phone

You've probably never heard of the Microsoft Graph before, but it's going to be essential to the company's push into being the connective glue between all of your devices. For the past few years, the Graph has a shared platform connecting office apps. But with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators' …

Google just made scheduling work meetings a little easier

There's a little bit of good news for people juggling both Google G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange for their schedule management at work. Google has released an update that will allow G Suite users to access coworkers' real-time free/busy information through both Google Calendar's Find a Time …

Microsoft starts testing Windows 10's built-in Eye Control

The latest Insider preview build for Windows 10 is rolling out, and it's bringing that eye-tracking support Microsoft recently mentioned. Users with a compatible eye tracking device (which right now means certain hardware from Tobii) can control their PC and even type just by looking at the …

Eye Tracking

Samsung leak reveals a Windows Mixed Reality headset

Images of the design have been uncovered on Twitter.<p>Ahead of Microsoft's mixed reality (MR) event next week, images have surfaced showing what appears to be Samsung's MR headset offering. There are no specification details on offer, but the pictures show a device with two cameras on the front, …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft’s new coding language is made for quantum computers

By the time the complex machines are ready, you might grasp the tech.<p>When one of the first personal computers, the Altair 8800 came along in 1976, Microsoft was ready with a programming language, Altair BASIC. It wants to be equally prepared when quantum computers go mainstream, so it has unveiled …

Quantum Computing

This pressure-sensitive stylus makes almost any iPad mimic the iPad Pro via the headphone jack

The SonarPen is a wired Apple Pencil, selling for just £21<p><b>Kickstarter of the week: SonarPen</b><p>Do you have an iPad Mini or a regular iPad, and find …

FCC threatens arrest, hardware seizure for those using popular bitcoin miner

After determining a popular piece of bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with local internet connections, the Federal Communications Commission today took action.<p>T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions coming from a local …

Bitcoin

Managing the Perks and Pitfalls of Proactive People

Companies need proactive employees. Proactive employees do more than they are supposed to, are good at realizing ideas, and work to overcome resistance to change. They are essential for suggesting, developing, and sustaining innovative new projects and for helping companies stay competitive.<p>But …

Emailing While You’re on Vacation Is a Quick Way to Ruin Company Culture

Companies expend untold energy building culture—defining their values, revamping their office space, organizing holiday parties and volunteer outings. And yet many managers don’t seem to realize that while company culture can be really hard to build, it’s incredibly easy to destroy. And you may …

Gaming trends to watch out for in 2018

Credit: Wikimedia<p>Early 2017, experts made predictions about gaming trends to watch out for. Some people called it right, some called it wrong. Some of the trends predicted included an increase in VR device adoption rate, the rise of esports, even more mainstream adoption of wearables and the death …

Amazon's AWS Cloud9 IDE lets you write, test, and debug code online

Amazon just unveiled AWS Cloud9, a web-based IDE that supports more than 40 popular programming languages, as well as a bunch of the company’s cloud infrastructure integrations, and collaboration tools.<p>It’s essentially a repackaged version of the c9.io IDE, which Amazon acquired in 2016; it’s now …

Germany's future trains have digital cars with game consoles

Did we mention they pack gyms too?<p>The impending era of driverless rides could prove disruptive for traditional modes of public transport. But, Germany's state-owned railway company thinks it has a solution, and it sounds like a lot of fun -- especially for gamers. It just unveiled plans for a new …

Trains