The US needs a green stimulus – but must provide immediate relief first

In the depths of a downturn that has wiped out millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in wealth, a wide range of voices in the US are calling for a green stimulus to...

When to use a fog computing node

Think of a fog computing node as a physical server that resides between the edge devices (thermostats, robots, in-vehicle computers) and the back-end systems, typically hosted on public clouds. The fog nodes respond to...

A New Hotline Offers Free Anonymous Support for Gamers

The classic version of "gamer support hotlines" revolved around a late '80s and early '90s period of titans like Nintendo and Sega. You'd either make a long-distance call or call a 1-900 line to...

Career roadmap: DevOps engineer

DevOps, a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations with the goal of shortening the development lifecycle and providing continuous delivery of high-quality software, is enjoying increased popularity among organizations. As research...

New Swift project handles server app startup, shutdown

The developers behind Apple’s Swift language have introduced an open source project for the Swift server ecosystem, called Swift Service Lifecycle, to aid server applications with managing startup and shutdown sequences. Accessible from GitHub, Swift Service...

“Am I going crazy or am I being stalked?” Inside the disturbing online world...

Jenny’s story is not linear, the way that we like stories to be. She was born in Baltimore in 1975 and had a happy, healthy childhood—her younger brother Danny fondly recalls the treasure hunts...

The UK is dropping an immigration algorithm that critics say is racist

The news: The UK Home Office has said it will stop using an algorithm to process visa applications that critics claim is racially biased. Opponents to it argue that the algorithm’s use of nationality...

Roof Rack Technology Just Got Its First Interesting Tweak In A Long Time –...

Off-road overland outfitter ARB has basically taken GoPro’s best business idea and applied it to roof racks. The company’s BASE rack looks slick and, more significantly, comes with its own ecosystem of accessories. It...

Netflix’s Fake-News Thriller ‘The Hater’ Is Way Too Real

The Polish crime thriller The Hater, which just hit Netflix, is simultaneously cartoonish and way too real. It follows disgraced ex-law student Tomasz, a hollow-eyed creep who looks like a cross between Michael Cera...

Facebook is taking a hard look at racial bias in its algorithms

Facebook has announced it’s building teams that will study racial bias baked into the algorithms used on its platform and on Instagram, which it owns. The move is a significant acknowledgment that the...

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