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18 freelance sites to find your next gig

June 26th, 2020 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Not all job boards are created equal, but some are capable of getting you where you want to go. Consider this: Freelancers are expected to become the U.S. workforce majority in the near future. That means we can expect to see more and more freelancing job boards appear. That’s not to say we need them. […]

30% of remote employees admit to having an online account compromised on a work device

June 15th, 2020 at 10:24 pm » Comments Off

A OneLogin survey covered how employees are using work devices for a variety of other things. The transition to working from home has been rocky for millions of people as they adjust to transitioning workplace policies into the privacy of their own home. According to a new report from cybersecurity firm OneLogin, people are using […]

These are boom times for Augmented Reality

May 30th, 2020 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

  There’s no escaping the pandemic, but bizarre Instagram filters and Zoom backgrounds give us the illusion that we can. I am alone in my apartment, as always, and I’ve just replaced my left eyeball with an orange springing out of its peel. A mile away, a friend, also home alone, is taking her seat—every […]

AR contact lenses are the holy grail of sci-fi tech. Mojo is making them real

May 29th, 2020 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Every technology has its trade-offs. The key to success is making sure that the benefits are so great that the trade-offs seem like minor nitpicks by comparison. Steve Sinclair, the senior vice president of product and marketing at a Silicon Valley startup called Mojo Vision, is excited about the technology his company is developing. And […]

Exam anxiety : How remote test-proctoring is creeping students out

May 24th, 2020 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

As schools go remote, so do tests and so does surveillance The stranger on the Zoom call appeared to be sitting in a tent. He wore a black headset and a blue lanyard around his neck. Behind him was white plastic peppered with pictures of a padlock. “Hi,” the stranger intoned. “My name is Sharath […]

Why Coronavirus will Accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution

May 11th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

The pandemic’s silver lining is the chance to experiment with technologies and co-operative approaches across borders that could lead to safer, more sustainable and more inclusive global futures. The theory of punctuated equilibrium, proposed in 1972 by biologists Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge, holds that populations of living organisms tend to experience a significant […]

Elon Musk reveals when Starlink internet service will go live

May 10th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

SpaceX’s Starlink broadband service will begin private beta testing in around 3 months, with a public beta opening in around 6 months. Elon Musk revealed this tentative timeline in a tweet after the Wednesday launch of 60 new Starlink satellites. On Wednesday afternoon, SpaceX sent one of its Falcon 9 rockets into space. It was […]

Want to leave this planet? NASA is offering some seriously cool virtual space tours right now

April 21st, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Get ready to blast off. The aerospace experts at NASA are helping everyone socially distancing at home to pass the time. NASA is ready to entertain and educate you all weekend long. The aerospace experts are pulling out all the stops to help everyone pass the time home socially distancing. That includes releasing some seriously […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX: Now 1 million Starlink user terminals OKed for US internet service

April 3rd, 2020 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s application to roll out a million user terminals in the US to connect with its growing Starlink satellite broadband network. The approval gives SpaceX a 15-year “blanket license for the operation of up to 1,000,000 fixed earth stations that will communicate with its non-geostationary orbit satellite system”.

AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles

February 23rd, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

It’s good to be skeptical of Wikipedia articles for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the possibility of outdated info — human editors can only do so much. And while there are bots that can edit Wikipedia, they’re usually limited to updated canned templates or fighting vandalism. MIT might have a […]

Ad blocking takes off on mobile phones, a challenge for publishers

February 12th, 2020 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

 About 15% to 30% of website traffic is from people with ad-blocking software, online ad firm Blockthrough reports. The number of people using ad-blocking technology on mobile browsers has surged to 527 million, an increase of 64% over the last three years, according to a report published Thursday. Combined with ad blocking on personal computers, […]

SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites, sticks rocket landing at sea

February 2nd, 2020 at 2:20 am » Comments Off

Watch: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 satellites into orbit Following the successful launch, the rocket’s first stage gently touched down on a SpaceX drone ship landing platform. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its fourth batch of Starlink satellites into orbit and landed a rocket landing Wednesday following days of weather delays for […]

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