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  • Announcing Surface 3 (Microsoft Surface Blog)

    04/01/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 43 replies
    Microsoft Surface Blog ^ | March 31, 2015 | Panos Panay
    Announcing Surface 3 When we developed Surface Pro 3, we set out to design the tablet that can truly replace your laptop even your high-end laptop. Today we feel both fortunate and proud that the vision of Surface has become a reality with so many people using Pro 3 and loving the experience... he result is Surface 3, as well as a mobile-broadband version, Surface 3 (4G LTE). Its the thinnest and lightest Surface weve ever shipped. It runs full Windows, including desktop applications. It includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 to help you really get down to...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The iPhone 6 Has Met Its Match

    04/01/2015 6:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOANNA STERN
    A better camera, sharper display and faster charging put Samsungs new flagship phones ahead in the smartphone race. In this unpredictable world, its the constants in life that I can count on. The sun rises in the East, Starbucks lattes always taste the same, and Apples iPhones are always better than Samsungs Galaxy phones. Since the dawn of the smartphone wars, there have been basic truths about Samsungs: Theyre made of flimsy plastic, their cameras cant keep up with the iPhones, and their modified Android software is ugly and intolerably cluttered. With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which arrive...
  • Google Introduces Smartbox Product

    04/01/2015 4:34:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | April 1, 2015
    The Inbox team meanwhile showed us Smartbox - "a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind."
  • Medical exec ... fired over video of him berating Chick-fil-A staff still unemployed (shortened)

    03/31/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 05:24 EST, 27 March 2015 | By Myriah Towner and James Nye
    An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain's employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps. Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth. The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home. Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously...
  • A Very, Very Good Day': Lakewood Girl Gets New Hand From 3-D Printer

    03/31/2015 4:36:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | Melissa Pamer and Nerissa Knight,
    Faiths left forearm and hand were amputated when she was 9 months old, according to Build It Workspace, where her new limb was printed in 24 hours. It took less than a month to design and plan for the hand, and the final pieces were printed Tuesday morning. The family was put in touch with Build It Workspace President Mark Lengsfeld through the Lucky Fin Project, a nonprofit devoted to children with different abilities related to their limbs. Lengsfeld authorized full use of the facility to make Faiths hand. Its just an amazing opportunity to be here just to help...
  • Introducing Amazon Dash Button

    03/31/2015 1:35:29 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 9 replies
    Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi network and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button. Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it's easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.
  • Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (Windows 10, title truncated)

    03/30/2015 10:07:35 PM PDT · by dayglored · 58 replies
    The Register ^ | March 30, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Full Title:Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (unless you build apps or run VMs, that is) Devs might be wise to skip latest Windows 10 build Microsoft has shipped a new build of Windows 10 that offers a first look at its much-hyped Project Spartan web browser, but the software giant has cautioned that developers may want to hold off upgrading. In a Monday blog post, Redmond man Gabe Aul said Project Spartan is the main feature of Windows 10 Build 10049, which is rolling out now to testers on the Fast release ring of the Windows Insider program. But...
  • ANNOUNCING The All-New Windows (&Microsoft) PING LIST! (vanity)

    03/30/2015 5:37:46 PM PDT · by dayglored · 201 replies
    OKAY! All you Windows users and admins and fanboys, Microsoft followers and folks, all you 90% of the computer users in the world...After over 6 years of complaining that FreeRepublic doesn't have a Windows Ping List, I have finally decided that it's up to me to make one!So if you want on the All-New Windows Ping List (or off, but ya gotta get on before you can get off), FReepMail me (dayglored) and I'll put ya on the list.
  • Ukraine Creates Internet Army To Combat Russian Trolls

    03/28/2015 7:12:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ValueWalk ^ | Marie Cabural
    Ukraines Ministry of Information Policy created a special information force or internet army to combat Russian trolls and pro-Kremlin media from spreading propaganda online. The Ministry also launched a new website, The new website appeared online on February 23 with a slogan, Each of your information messages is a bullet in your enemys conscience. According to the Ministry, Ukrainians interested to serve the country as volunteer internet fighters can apply by submitting their names and e-mail addresses to the website. Many fronts have been opened against us, and one of the most crucial ones is the information one. Now...
  • Man drowns himself after seeing ugly bride for the first time

    03/28/2015 8:52:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 79 replies ^ | 02.26.15 |
    Groom Kang Hu was left so disappointed after seeing his bride for the first time that he he attempted to drown himself. I feel bad about what happened but when I saw her she wasnt what I had expected and I realised she would be bad for my image, he said after being fished from a river.
  • Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone

    03/28/2015 6:47:58 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 98 replies
    AppleInsider (via Rush Limbaugh) ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015, 06:49 am PT (09:49 am ET) | By Neil Hughes
    Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits. The details were revealed in a newly published Apple patent application, discovered on Thursday by AppleInsider. Entitled "Notifications with Input-Based Completion," the filing describes prompts on an iPhone that would actively block access to using the device until certain data is entered. The most prominent examples given by Apple in the filing are health-related. For example, screenshots show the user being prompted to check their weight...
  • Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU

    03/27/2015 4:46:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | Samuel Gibbs
    The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want to keep information private from US security services, finding that current Safe Harbour legislation does not protect citizens data. The comments were made by EC attorney Bernhard Schima in a case brought by privacy campaigner Maximilian Schrems, looking at whether the data of EU citizens should be considered safe if sent to the US in a post-Snowden revelation landscape. You might consider closing your Facebook account, if you have one, Schima told attorney general Yves Bot in a hearing of the case at...
  • Passphrases That You Can Memorize But That Even the NSA Cant Guess

    03/27/2015 9:21:39 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 37 replies
    THE // INTERCEPT ^ | 03/26/2015 9:29 AM | Micah Lee
    Its getting easier to secure your digital privacy. iPhones now encrypt a great deal of personal information; hard drives on Mac and Windows 8.1 computers are now automatically locked down; even Facebook, which made a fortune on open sharing, is providing end-to-end encryption in the chat tool WhatsApp. But none of this technology offers as much protection as you may think if you dont know how to come up with a good passphrase. A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, its an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about...
  • OS X: Back to the Beginning

    03/26/2015 9:48:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Gene Steinberg's TechNightOwl ^ | March 26, 2015 | Gene Steinberg
    Its hard to believe that 14 years have elapsed since OS X then Mac OS X was originally released as a supposedly finished product. But it wasnt quite the first version of Apples Unix-based OS to be available to the public. The previous September, Apple sold you a Public Beta, for $29, designed to demonstrate that, first and foremost, the new OS was real and that it would soon be ready for public consumption. I remember the Public Beta well. The interface was good-looking all right, though I chafed at the lickable comment from Steve Jobs. Did he...
  • No, its not always quicker to do things in memory (computer)

    03/26/2015 8:27:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 67 replies
    ITworld ^ | March 25, 2015 | Phil Johnson
    Its a commonly held belief among software developers that avoiding disk access in favor of doing as much work as possible in-memory will results in shorter runtimes. The growth of big data has made time saving techniques such as performing operations in-memory more attractive than ever for programmers. New research, though, challenges the notion that in-memory operations are always faster than disk-access approaches and reinforces the need for developers to better understand system-level software. These findings were recently presented by researchers from the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia in a paper titled When In-Memory Computing is...
  • Critical Sharks Part IV: Fear of Apple

    03/26/2015 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    Critical Sharks ^ | March 24, 2015 | Eli Schiff
    There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In written interviews, these fair-weather critics go on to reverse their opinions and praise the products of modern minimalist UI design because it is more convenient not...
  • How to remove unwanted adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on your Mac

    03/25/2015 8:24:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 73 replies
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Apple
    Use these instructions to uninstall or remove ad-injection software — sometimes called adware – from your Mac. Ad-injection software is advertising-supported software that can come from third-party download sites. Software that you download from such sites may have been customized to install both the software you want and the ad-injection software. If your Mac has ad-injection software installed, you might see pop-up windows, ads, and graphics while surfing the web, even if “Block pop-up windows” is selected in Safari preferences. Ad-injection software might also change your homepage and preferred search engine.Check Safari settings and extensionsGo to Safari > Preferences, then...
  • Millbrae Chinese Restaurant Catches Yelper in Lie

    03/25/2015 4:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/25/2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Millbrae's Wonderful Chinese Restaurant has video footage that disputes one Yelper's written complaint. According to Eater SF, a Yelp member from San Bruno named Dan W. wrote that Wonderful would not seat him and awarded the restaurant one star. The review, since removed, reportedly said, "It's not that classy of a place, but they wouldn't seat me." The restaurant posted a video called "Lying Yelp Reviewer Caught by Wonderful Chinese Restaurant" to YouTube Monday showing the man entering the front door, lingering for just over 30 seconds, talking to no one, and leaving. Wonderful also posted a response to Dan...
  • Bosses cant get even when staffers gripe on social media

    03/25/2015 10:58:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2015 1:27 PM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even. When one of Bert Martinez employees posted gripes about her job and the boss on Facebook last year, the publicist consulted his lawyer, who said the staffer couldnt be fired. The first lesson I learned is, employees are allowed to vent, says Martinez, owner of Bert Martinez Communications in Phoenix. If they're saying, hey, its hard working here and I find this environment unpleasant, you cant fire them for that. The employee quit a week after Martinez learned...
  • Meet the futuristic robot that mimics humans

    03/25/2015 2:17:13 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 16 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Published on:March 24, 2015 1:20 pm | Aleesha Matharu | New Delhi
    Would you want your consciousness to live on, long after your physical body is exhausted? Or have a mind clone sit in on meetings as you take the day off? Is that even possible? Meet Bina48, the robot who can tell jokes, recite poetry and mimic humans. One of the most sophisticated robots ever built, capable of independent thought, emotion, Bina48 is modelled on Bina Aspen, wife of Martine Rothblatt the CEO of biotech outfit United Therapeutics. A vision of a future where we all have such mind clones is what futurist 60-year-old Rothblatt shared on March 15 with...
  • Singing the National Anthem at Walmart

    03/24/2015 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 24, 2015 | Mark Ammann
    Video Link Here
  • Italy prosecutors wrap up tax probe into Apple: sources

    03/24/2015 11:46:48 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:06pm EDT
    (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors have wrapped up an investigation into allegations U.S. tech giant Apple (AAPL.O) failed to pay corporate taxes to the tune of 879 million euros ($964 million), two sources said on Monday. Under Italian law, the move now opens the way for the prosecutors to ask a judge for the case to be brought to trial. The investigations, covering the period 2008-2013, involve two managers from the Italian subsidiary of Apple operations and one from its Irish-based subsidiary Apple Sales International, the sources said. The probe claims that by having profits generated in Italy booked by the...
  • No love lost: Microsoft tries to block Linux on Windows machines

    03/24/2015 7:52:28 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 37 replies
    Linuxveda ^ | 21 March 2015 | Paul Hill
    Remember the most talked about story of 2014? It was Microsoft loves Linux. It looks like Microsofts love for Linux is more likeMark Wahlbergs love for Reese Witherspoon as we saw in the movie Fear.If reports are to be trusted Microsofts survival mechanism may kick in again, with the new release of Windows. The legacy software maker may resort to secure boot to block alternative operating systems on Windows PCs.At Microsofts hardware conference WinHEC, new slides were shown which could mean bad news for Linux users. Machines shipping with Windows 10 may see OEMs enforcing Secure Boot without an option...
  • Theres Finally An App For White People To Prove How Not-Racist They Are

    03/24/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies ^ | 3-23-15 | meg watson
    Inspired by Starbucks recent attempt to solve racism with two words on a coffee cup, A-grade satirists Above Average have this week stepped up to the plate to deliver the next logical step for self-aggrandising white people all over the US. Have you just enjoyed a thorough debate about the history of structural and institutional inequality with the beleaguered barista making your white chocolate mocha Frappuccino? Well, you might enjoy iNotRacist: the app that gives you credit for all the incredibly non-racist things you do! Was your barista a person of colour? Congratulations! You have 1000 points already.
  • Just Upgraded To New Apple OS X, Need Help, With Safari, Vanity

    03/24/2015 4:22:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 24, 2015 | Biggirl
    Good Morning, hi, this is Biggirl. Just upgraded to the new Apple OS X on my Apple Mac Mini. I am trying to look for the "URL" so I can in the future post news articles. Has anyone who has an Apple computer and has upgraded please give me some helpful messages. Thank-you. :) =^..^=
  • A Scandalous Documentary Will Examine Whether Yelp Exploits Small-Business Owners

    03/22/2015 9:33:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/19/15 | Sierra Tishgart
    It's long been debated whether Yelp has the right to manipulate the order and appearance of its own listings. Many restaurant owners, of course, think it's horribly unfair and go as far as to classify the practice as extortion. That's where Billion Dollar Bully comes into play: Prost Productions is crowd-funding an investigative documentary to spotlight how Yelp takes advantage of small-business owners. Fifty percent of the project has been filmed, and from the looks of it, the documentary could be quite damning for the company's image. In the teaser, the owner of a small Oakland restaurant says: "It...
  • Update: Clintons e-mail is on a hosted Exchange 2010 server, not in Chappaqua

    03/22/2015 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 57 replies
    Ars Technica | Mar 19, 2015 12:43pm PDT | Sean Gallagher
    It has been stated publicly many times that Mrs. Bill Clinton used a private email server based in her Chappaqua house instead of a secure government server. Information about what is on it now shows it running Outlook from a Microsoft Exchange 2010 server. This article provides more technical details concerning the account and what some of its vulnerabilities appear to be.
  • Girl, 18, Charged in Fatal Armed Drug Robbery After Detectives Use Facebook to Catch Her Lying

    03/22/2015 1:58:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 March 2015 | Louise Boyle
    A teenage girl has been charged with robbery after she was caught lying on Facebook about her involvement in the fatal ambush. Haley McKibben, 18, was allegedly involved in a plan to rob 23-year-old John Kinsey Jr who was found shot dead in his car last Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. McKibben was asked to 'set up' Kinsey by Julius Gordon, 19, so that the pair could rob him of a stash of marijuana and Xanax, according to an affidavit seen by Daily Mail Online. The 18-year-old reportedly got in the car to smoke with Kinsey and then sent a text...
  • Loch Ness Monster Sighting By Tourist 'Caught' On Camera: Real Or Fake?

    03/22/2015 12:04:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Tech Times ^ | March 18 | Rhodi Lee
    Consuela Ross simply wanted to take some photos of the scenery while walking on the banks of the Loch Ness with her daughter and granddaughter, but the 50-year-old took home more than just images that day. Ross now claims to have witnessed the Loch Ness monster, fabled to dwell in the depths of the water, as it emerged to the surface to get some air. When a black hump emerged from Britain's biggest loch, however, Ross and her daughter were so mesmerized that despite having a camera on hand, they were only able to record the moment after the mythical...
  • PopPolitics: Reza Aslan on Why Iranians Love Hollywood, But the Regime Fears It

    03/21/2015 10:54:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 3 replies
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 3/22/2015 | Ted Johnson
    Author and scholar Reza Aslan, who just signed on to host a new series for CNN, says that average Iranians see the prospect of an agreement between the U.S. and Iran over that countrys nuclear program as an important step toward lifting sanctions and opening up their society.
  • Chromium Hack : special 13 character can crash Chrome Browser Tab on a Mac PC

    03/21/2015 7:36:39 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    TechWorm ^ | on March 21, 2015 | Vijay
    No browsers are safe as proved yesterday at Pwn2Own, but crashing one of them with just one line of special code is slightly different. A developer has discovered a hack in Google Chrome which can crash the Chrome tab on a Mac PC. The code is a 13 character special string which appears to be written in Assyrian script *break* Matt C has reported the bug to Google, who have marked the report as duplicate. This means that Google are aware of the problem and are reportedly working on it.
  • Forget Apple fanboys, what about Apple doomsayers?

    03/21/2015 1:33:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 105 replies
    iMore ^ | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 10:15 am EDT | BY JOHN MOLTZ
    Apple zealots are one thing, but Apple doomsayers might be worse. This week, on The Network: John Moltz wonders why we ever mixed church and tech. Stop me if you've heard this one: Apple is just like a relig STOP. Yeah, you've heard it. Apple is just like a religion. And its customers are acolytes, steeped in the heady lore of the Church of Jobs blah blah blah. For certain pundits and commentators, this explains away everything they don't understand about Apple. Why it does so fabulously well, why its customers are so loyal, why the company is able to...
  • Apple Posts Security Update 2015-003, iPhoto 9.6.1 Updates

    03/21/2015 1:11:28 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    The Fairer Platform ^ | 20 MARCH 2015
    Apple has released a pair of Yosemite security updates, as well as (one suspects) the very last iPhoto update before the Photos takeover next month Dont these people ever rest? Apple has released a pair of Yosemite security updates, as well as (one suspects) the very last iPhoto update before the Photos takeover next month. Are you ready for patch yesterday? Here it coms anyway Security Update 2015-003(download) Recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X Security Content Here Security Update 2015-003 Yosemite (Early 2015 Mac) (download) Recommended for all users and improves the...
  • Apple Removes Intego's 'VirusBarrier' From iOS App Store, Says It's Misleading

    03/20/2015 3:00:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Thursday March 19, 2015 6:05 pm PDT | by Juli Clover
    Apple appears to be cracking down on "anti-virus" apps in the iOS App Store, in an effort to prevent customers from believing iOS devices are capable of contracting viruses and malware. Intego, a company that produces anti-virus software for Mac and iOS, recently had its VirusBarrier iOS app pulled from the App Store. VirusBarrier was an app designed to scan external files stored in the cloud or attached to emails, to detect viruses that might be sent on to vulnerable devices. Intego CEO Jeff Erwin announced the removal of the app from the iOS App Store yesterday, and pointed towards...
  • Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari were all hacked at Pwn2Own contest

    03/20/2015 2:41:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    PC World IDG News Service ^ | Mar 20, 2015 5:20 AM | Lucian Constantin
    So much for browser security. Researchers who participated in the Pwn2Own hacking contest this week demonstrated remote code execution exploits against the top four browsers, and also hacked the widely used Adobe Reader and Flash Player plug-ins. On Thursday, South Korean security researcher and serial browser hacker JungHoon Lee, known online as lokihardt, single-handedly popped Internet Explorer 11 and Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows, as well as Apple Safari on Mac OS X. He walked away with US$225,000 in prize money, not including the value of the brand new laptops on which the exploits are demonstrated and which the winners...
  • adware removal

    03/20/2015 5:50:38 AM PDT · by garykfd · 21 replies
    where is the best source for downloading removal tools
  • A Matchmaking Service is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Help People Find Dates

    03/19/2015 11:36:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    SFWeekly ^ | Tue, Mar 17, 2015 | Jessica Nemire
    Remember way back when online dating was this new, futuristic concept? Although not an online dating app, the matchmaking service Three Day Rule has taken the technology-meets-dating game to a whole new level theyve been using facial recognition technology to help their users find dates. Hows that for futuristic? Matchmakers at Three Day Rule have their clients send them pictures of people whom they find attractive friends, celebrities, etc. The matchmakers then run the pictures through the services database (a group of 30,000 singles in the area). The technology pulls out people from the database who have similar...
  • Thai woman flips out over rude Chinese tourists (video)(Not actual title - See first comment)

    03/19/2015 7:10:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube,com ^ | 3-16-2015 | Thaivideo Today
    Author- I don't own the video. I just added subs. See video origins below: 片源看下面: Chinese only . . . 12/3/58 CREDIT: ขอบคุณคลิปแนะนำจาก @Nan Paweena Morasu [Language Warning]
  • Classic FPS Descent to be rebooted by Star Citizen alums

    03/19/2015 6:45:45 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    Ars Technica | Mar 18, 2015 4:30am PDT | Lee Hutchinson
    For those of you who remember such classic computer games such as Descent (a Doom-type First Person Shooter) and Descent II, ars technica has an article posted about how some alums of the game are attempting a reboot of the game for PC/MAC called "Descent Underground". Another source states that a Linux version is planned but no reference is found in this article. More info, history, and some nice graphics are at the website.
  • Apple Campus Construction Worker Suffered Broken Ankle in Accident

    03/19/2015 3:54:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/19/15 | Mark Gomez
    A 46-year-old worker at the construction site of a massive new Apple campus in Cupertino suffered a fractured right ankle Wednesday when a crane was lowered on his leg, according to Cal-OSHA. The man, who was not identified, is an employee of Maxim Crane Works, according to Cal-OSHA spokeswoman Paola Laverde. Laverde said the crane operator was lowering the jib-boom at the end of the day when it struck the man. Construction has not stopped because of the accident.
  • 30 specific tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

    03/19/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2015 | Julie Bort
    Being a tech professional is a good career with plenty of high-paying jobs. But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not. Job site recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills. Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list. Of course, skills alone won't always lead to a high salary. Work experience counts, too. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ No. 30: RDBMS is worth $114,100 RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) is the full-jargon term for the thing otherwise known...
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Will Be Available In 190 Countries And 111 Languages By This Summer

    03/19/2015 11:44:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/19/2015 | Amit Chowdry
    At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Windows is currently used by over 1.5 billion users around the world. Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to customers who have Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 for the first year after it is released. Microsoft Windows head Terry Myerson told Reuters that the free upgrade to Windows 10 is available for all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine. Microsoft has partnered with Lenovo , Tencent and Qihu...
  • Pointing Fingers in Apple Pay Fraud

    03/17/2015 2:00:55 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | MARCH 16, 2015 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    A raft of headlines over the last week about unusually high fraud rates from thieves using stolen credit numbers on Apple Pay has exposed what many of the banks privately acknowledge they have been trying to fix for months. An industry consultant, Cherian Abraham, put the fraud rate at 6 percent, compared with a traditional credit card fraud rate that is relatively minuscule, 10 cents for every $100 spent. Mr. Abraham wrote in a blog post, one of the first to spotlight the issue, that the Apple Pay fraud is growing like a weed, and the bank is unable to...
  • Apple and banks dismiss Apple Pay fraud worries

    03/19/2015 12:20:37 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 18, 2015 | By Jose Pagliery
    Apple Pay -- the new tap-to-pay system that uses your fingerprint to approve transactions -- is the safest way to buy stuff right now. But recent reports have noted that some criminals are using it for stolen credit cards. . . . But CNNMoney spoke to the nation's largest banks, an association of community banks and Apple (AAPL, Tech30). The takeaway? This high level of fraud isn't really widespread. Banks also make this point: Banks get stuck with fraud costs. Yet dozens of small banks are in a long line to join Apple Pay by the end of 2015, according...
  • Apple Releases Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4, and Safari 6.2.4 1

    03/18/2015 11:42:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    iClarified ^ | March 17, 2015
    Apple has released updates to its Safari web browser for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion. The release fixes a user interface inconsistency in Safari that allowed an attacker to misrepresent the URL. This issue was addressed through improved user interface consistency checks. It also fixes multiple memory corruption issues that existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling. You can install the update from the Mac App Store.
  • Android fragmentation is killing enterprise use

    03/18/2015 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    ITWire Security ^ | 17 March 2015 | By Ray Shaw
    Android Lollipop 5.x was released for general availability in November 2014. Why are only 1.4% of Android devices running it? iOS is doing OK with about 72% running iOS 8.x but there is still that pesky 25% running iOS 7.x and 3% earlier than that. This is mainly due to it running slower on older hardware that will expire soon. Apples usually taciturn CEO Tim Cook called Android a toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities and securities The majority of Windows Phone users are on 8.x and with its free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile (probably 2016) and...
  • The 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand Today

    03/18/2015 8:36:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 03/17/2015 | Glassdoor Research Team
    Curious which jobs pay the most and are in high demand right now? Glassdoor has released its inaugural 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand report, identifying top jobs that pay the most and are in high demand by employers nationwide. Job seekers: While these jobs pay handsomely, its important to note that most also require a high level of experience, skills and education to get hired. Check out the complete results: 1. Physician Average Base Salary: $212,270 Number of Job Openings: 7984 2. Pharmacy Manager Average Base Salary: $131,099 Number of Job Openings: 1787 3. Software Architect Average Base Salary:...
  • Need Kindle Reader Help

    03/18/2015 5:41:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Kindle | 3/18/15
    I downloaded Kindle Reader onto my PC. The download comes with several small books and they open and read fine. However, when I download a small book from Amazon to Kindle separately, not only does it not open, Kindle crashes. Would appreciate troubleshooting help. Thanks.
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