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Where Computer Science, Engineering And Math Majors Want To Work

If 17-year-old Google is at all worried that it’s losing its mojo, it should find some new data highly reassuring. According to a survey of 19,000 students across 340 universities around the world, Google is still their top choice when asked where they’d want to work.<p>Their other top picks, in …

There's a new term to describe people who fall somewhere between middle class and super-rich

Financial advisers call them "high net workers," and they have all the headaches of high net worth with almost none of the benefits.<p>Financial firm EverBank coined the term "high net worker" to describe folks who are affluent enough to need private banking services, but not affluent enough to fall …

Supreme Court's API ruling puts a cloud over software industry

On the last day of its term, the Supreme Court turned aside a crucial question over whether a single company can own application programming …

Google Fights Microsoft With New Android Branding

Along with a tweak in the application design guidelines, Google has updated its own applications for Android with a subtle graphical tweak to remind users just who the driving force behind the ecosystem actually is. Not only are splash screens now an acceptable part of Android design, Google is …

Material Design

The real reason why Apple wanted to acquire Dropbox before it became a $10 billion startup

But once it was clear the offer would never materialize into a real deal, Jobs went on a public spat, saying he will "kill Dropbox" with iCloud, Apple's own cloud file storing product.<p>Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, however, has taken Jobs' potshot comments with grace so far, saying, "He said he liked …

Retiring Cisco CEO delivers dire prediction: 40% of companies will be dead in 10 years

And was it ever a speech, filled with fire-and-brimstone predictions.<p>The upshot: Chambers, Cisco's CEO of 20 years, says more than one-third of businesses today will not survive the next 10 years. The only ones that will survive will turn their companies into digital, techie versions of themselves, …

Android M’s new battery-saving delivers amazing results in early tests

One of Android M’s cool new features is meant to improve the overall user experience concerns battery life. Announced on stage last week during the …

Android News

Apache Zookeeper Quick-Start on Linux Mint GNU Easy Guide

<b>How-to Install Zookeeper on Linux Mint</b>:<p><b>Setting Up Zookeeper for Linux Mint</b><p>Open a <b>Shell</b> Terminal emulator window <br>(Press “Enter” to Execute</b> …

9-dollar computer tops two million on Kickstarter

CHIP easily fits in your palm and packs a 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of storage with Linux loaded and ready to roll. It has built in WiFi, …

Report spills major details on Apple’s music streaming service

On Monday, June 8th, Apple will unveil its streaming music offering at WWDC 2015, but our knowledge about the service is still fairly limited. We …

Apple

Understanding Linux File Systems - Part 1 (/proc file system)

About /proc filesystem<p><b>/proc</b> file system plays very important role in System Optimization. /proc file system acts as an interface between user and …

Hound Internal Demo

HP abandons futuristic tech for its futuristic supercomputer

HP has abruptly changed course on its 'Machine,' a new type of memory-driven computer it thinks will radically alter large-scale data processing. When the company first launched it last year, the plan was to use a new kind of memory chip called the "memristor," which is as fast as DRAM but can …

Machine Perception

Coding Explained in 25 Profound Comics

We asked our open source community to share the comics they found most profoundly described coding, via our news site. Here are their 25 most upvoted …

Some Basic Linux Commands I Have Used During My Linux Journey – Part 4

My linux journey has been great so far. I have learned so many commands that I feel a bit of a little ninja sometimes, but to be honest I am far from …

Microsoft accidentally announced its new Wi-Fi service

Microsoft Wi-Fi looks like a revamp of Skype Wi-Fi, which lets subscribers access the hotspots that pop up in coffee shops, hotels, and train stations from lots of different providers using one login.<p>This includes Boingo, Xfinity Wi-Fi, and Gowex hotspots in the US and access points from BT and The …

The big Apple-Google fight isn’t about iOS vs. Android anymore

The biggest battle in the tech world for the past several years has been the battle for supremacy in the mobile platform world. iOS and Android have …

Apps

The death of the $200 iPhone

The $200 iPhone is toast.<p>Until recently, buying a smartphone was a simple two-step process: Hand your wireless carrier $200 and sign a two-year contract.<p>Though a bevy of new contract-free cell phone plans have popped up over the past year, inspired by T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" strategy, you could …

Video: Meet Hound, the voice assistant app that wipes the floor with Siri, Cortana and Google Now

There are times when a new product comes to market and you are flat-out amazed by how much better it is than the competition. That appears to be the …

Google Now

Tim Cook's attack on Google and Facebook masks a massive blind spot for Apple

There’s been a lot of coverage of Tim Cook’s rhetorical attack on competitors such as Google and Facebook, and how they hold no regard for the …

This tiny robot head replaces your mouse with a laser-projected one

If you don't want to be reliant on (or still don't really like using) a trackpad, and tire of dragging a full-sized mouse around, then the Odin, a laser-projected mouse, might be worth a look. You've seen (even very recently) laser projected interfaces that cover keyboards, but the team that made …

My dad, Linux, and me

When I was a young girl, I remember my dad showing me Linux on his computer. One day, many years later, I had enough and turned to Linux. This is my …

Free Unlimited Storage (With Limitations)

Do you find backing up and organizing your iPhone photos a complete mystery? Are you putting it off because you’re not sure where to start? If so, …

The 10 Worst Android Apps For Draining Your Smartphone's Battery

AVG's latest Android App Report has named and shamed the biggest battery hogs on the Android market, with the Telstra app proving to be the worst …

AMD takes aim at the notebook market with new 12-core processors

TAIPEI -- Announced Wednesday at Computex, AMD's latest A-Series processors will come in 3 flavors and are designed for serious online streaming and gaming. The 3 variants come packing discrete graphics cores in the form of a Radeon R6 or R7 for better visual performance, and the chips in range …

Apple's Tim Cook launches blistering attack on Facebook and Google

Apple (AAPL) boss Tim Cook lashed out at Internet giants and government, calling them out for undermining constitutionally-guaranteed rights to …

This "Cat Library" Lets Workers Borrow A Kitten For Their Work Day

Besides being super fun, it also helps the cats get adopted.<p>One of the employees, Tiffany Tillison, posted a photo of the "cat library" to Reddit and it quickly blew up on the internet.

Pets

Large Hadron Collider boots back up with supercharged energy levels

Scientists hope restart of particle accelerator at 13 tera-electronvolts will reveal new particles and possibly shed light on dark matter<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected on Wednesday to start delivering physics data on its experiments for the first time in 27 months.<p>After nearly two …

Large Hadron Collider

BBC licence fee under 'unprecedented pressure' from Netflix

The fast growth of streaming services and pay-TV are "challenging the very premise of mandatory fees", according to a study by PwC<p>Internet television services such as Netflix and Amazon are “challenging the very premise of mandatory fees” for the BBC and other public broadcasters, according to a …