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‘I Lost It’: The Boss Who Banned Phones, and What Came Next
Illustration: Otto Steininger Two thousand six hundred seventeen times a day. That is how often the average person taps, pokes, pinches or swipes their personal…
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14 hours ago
Bill Gates: Trump Is Even Dumber Than You Thought
“Wait, so you’re telling me...” By Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images. As the past 35 months have made painfully clear, Donald Trump is not a particularly…
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14 hours ago
What is DevOps? - Azure DevOps
What is DevOps? 03/01/2018 5 minutes to read In this article Getting to DevOps Understand your Cycle Time Become Data-Informed Strive for Validated Learning…
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Does Google’s Duplex violate two-party consent laws?
Google’s Duplex , which calls businesses on your behalf and imitates a real human, ums and ahs included, has sparked a bit of controversy among privacy…
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Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened
A lot of people are waiting for something dramatic to happen, some line to be crossed, an epic event like the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller III that…
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2 days ago
13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in Gaza
The cacophony that accompanies every upsurge in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can make it seem impossible for outsiders to sort out the facts. Recent events…
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2 days ago
How Baby Boomers Broke America
IDEAS Brill, the author of Tailspin , is the founder of Court TV and the American Lawyer ONE Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings,…
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2 days ago
To Deport a Dreamer, ICE Claimed He Was “Gang-Affiliated.” A Federal Judge Ruled That ICE Was Lying.
An undocumented immigrant is frisked by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer after arriving to an ICE processing center on April 11 at the U.S.…
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2 days ago
Entire Nest ecosystem of smart home devices goes offline
Photo by Florence Ion for The Verge For at least a few hours overnight, owners of Nest products were unable to access their devices via the Nest app or web…
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3 days ago
Surviving Mediocrity Inside The Bowels Of A Business: Think Like a CEO
by Jean-Louis Gassée As I have in the past with notes such as The HR-Less Performance Review , Respect Your Sales People, They Earn Your Salary and Lame…
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3 days ago
Fifteen Crazy Years: a Toast to Life
As I start writing this piece on my iPhone, I’m on a train to a new city, a new job and a new life. Seems fitting. When I started MacRabbit more than fifteen…
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3 days ago
Cambridge Analytica ran voter suppression campaigns, whistleblower claims
Washington (CNN) The whistleblower whose disclosures about Cambridge Analytica shook the tech world over questions about users' data privacy told Congress on…
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4 days ago
The True History of 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'
If you somehow haven't already over the last few days, listen to this audio recording right now. What do you hear? Is the person saying "Yanny" or "Laurel"? If…
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4 days ago
This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality
In March, Ajit Pai, the 45-year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission , took to the internet—a community he joyfully inhabits and grudgingly…
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4 days ago
This Engineer Is Building an Armada of Saildrones That Could Remake Weather Forecasting
Every spring, thousands of great white sharks begin a mysterious migration. From up and down America’s West Coast, they head straight for a Colorado-size patch…
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4 days ago
The surprising return of the repo man
Derek Lewis backs a car equipped with license-plate-recognition cameras out of the garage at Relentless Recovery in Cleveland before going out to scan for cars…
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4 days ago
The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat
One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in from the…
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5 days ago
Look at What's Going to Happen to Sweden's Fabled Welfare State
Sweden’s got a major supply and demand problem. Its fabled welfare state is forecast to need an extra 208,000 employees by 2025 just to keep up with growing…
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5 days ago
I grew my net worth by over $100,000 in 2 years — here are 4 steps you can take today to do the same
Rule No. 1: Stop buying stuff, start buying assets. Neilson Barnard/Getty The Money Wizard , who goes by the pen name Sean, is a 20-something blogger and…
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5 days ago
Tom Wolfe, Innovative Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 88
Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers,…
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5 days ago
The HP-35
Consumer Electronics, an Origin Story Sometime in late 1971, Peter Nelson, from Hewlett-Packard’s Corporate Relations Department in Palo Alto, enlisted Karen…
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5 days ago
Agenda Offers a New Take on Note-Taking and Task Management - TidBITS
Most productivity software is a variation on one of several similar themes: Apple’s Reminders for simple stuff, OmniFocus for complex task management, and…
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6 days ago
Panic Blog » The Case of the Stolen Source Code
Last week, for about three days, the macOS video transcoding app HandBrake was compromised . One of the two download servers for HandBrake was serving up a…
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6 days ago
The Strange Cocoon of Trump and Hannity, Two Friends Who Like to Talk Before Bed
The call to the White House comes after ten o’clock most weeknights, when Hannity is over. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Sean Hannity broadcasts…
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6 days ago
After the San Bernardino iPhone fiasco, lawmakers introduce the Secure Data Act
Lawmakers introduced the Secure Data Act on Friday: a new bill that prevents law enforcement and surveillance agencies from forcing companies to insert backdoor…
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8 days ago
If Trump Is Laundering Russian Money, Here’s How It Works
For Donald Trump, there was the purchase of the $12.6 million Scottish estate and the $79.7 million for golf courses in the United Kingdom, not to mention the…
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9 days ago
Apple is Making iPhone Hacking A Lot More Difficult for Law Enforcement with iOS 11.4 - The Mac Observer
Apple’s quest to keep the data on our iPhones safe and secure is taking an interesting turn that no doubt won’t please law enforcement. When iOS 11.4 ships…
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9 days ago
The Argument for Apple to Ship a New Mac mini is Even Stronger Now - The Mac Observer
A confluence of products, competition, and timing means Apple couldn’t have a better opportunity to deliver a new Mac mini. Beloved Mac mini desperately needs…
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9 days ago
Windows 10's new clipboard takes the pain out of copy and pasting
We’ve all been there: you try to copy and paste a link or address, only to realize you’ve already overwritten your clipboard with something else. That’ll soon…
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9 days ago
Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand
It's relatively easy these days to find critics of Skype, the popular online calling service that Microsoft acquired in 2011 for $8.5 billion. Former devotees…
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9 days ago
Donald Trump is reportedly furious that the US can’t shut down the border
Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump is screaming mad at his homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, for failing to stop people from coming to…
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9 days ago
‘What Happened to Alan Dershowitz?’
Getty Images How a liberal Harvard professor became Trump’s most distinguished defender on TV, freaked out his friends and got the legal world up in arms. NEW…
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9 days ago
Barclays boss fined £642,000 by regulators
Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has been fined £642,430 by regulators for breaching rules by trying to identify a whistleblower. The Financial Conduct…
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9 days ago
American democracy has faced worse threats than Donald Trump
A university recently invited me to participate in a forum considering this question: Has American politics ever been this bad? The answer, clearly, is that it…
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10 days ago
How GDPR Will Change The Way You Develop
Europe’s imminent privacy overhaul means that we all have to become more diligent about what data we collect, how we collect it, and what we do with it. In our…
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11 days ago
New Steam Link app will let players stream games from their PCs to Android and iOS
Steam is bringing mobile game streaming to Android and iOS with a new Steam Link app which will let gamers stream games off their Mac or PC over the internet to…
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11 days ago
Trump finally admits that "fake news" just means news he doesn’t like
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The president is tweeting again. He’s mad at the “negative (Fake)” coverage of TV network news. And he’s using Twitter to float a…
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11 days ago
Microsoft reveals the future of its Fluent Design for Windows 10
Microsoft first unveiled its Fluent Design changes for Windows 10 at Build last year, adding subtle animations to many apps and core parts of Windows. We’ve…
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11 days ago
Critical Windows bug fixed today is actively being exploited to hack users
Enlarge Lisa Brewster / Flickr Microsoft on Tuesday patched two Windows vulnerabilities that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild to install malicious…
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11 days ago
How to Optimize Your Company for Both Cyber Security and Productivity
If there is one thing that executives and managers never want to disrupt it would be productivity. As most managers know, productivity is the ability to make…
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12 days ago
Digital Jukeboxes Are Eroding the Dive-Bar Experience
Vivien Killilea / Stringer / Getty By the time I moved to Chicago’s North Side, true dive bars had become rare as pearls in a sea of fakes. The wood paneling,…
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12 days ago
People think she’s a Parkland ‘crisis actor.’ It’s terrifying.
Emma Jane Gonzalez has been dragged into a bizarre Internet conspiracy. People think she is a “crisis actor” portraying the Parkland, Fla., teen with the same…
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12 days ago
Clarence Thomas’ Wife Is Spreading a Conspiracy Theory About a Soros-Backed “Coup”
Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, moderates a panel discussion titled “When Did World War III Begin? Part A: Threats at…
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12 days ago
Lessons Learned — A Year Of Going “Fully Serverless” In Production
Photo by Aaron Burden At Torii , we decided to go the no-ops path as much as possible meaning we’ll focus all our efforts on our product and not on operations .…
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13 days ago
96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million
Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a…
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13 days ago
The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right
It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours…
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13 days ago
Seven Nation Corny: A Check-in on Prestige TV’s Questionable Music Choices
Getty Images/HBO/Ringer illustration The good news is that Sunday night’s episode of Westworld gave us our first extended peek at another park, one seemingly…
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13 days ago
How to watch today’s Microsoft Build keynote
Microsoft’s annual build developer conference starts today, May 7th, with a keynote from CEO Satya Nadella, executive VP Scott Guthrie, and CTO of Microsoft…
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13 days ago
A Veritable No Man’s Land, Off the Coast of Scotland
IT LOOKS LIKE the Island of the Dead as we approach it, rising like an angled furl of black rock from the steel-gray sea, the dark clouds sitting so low and…
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13 days ago
No, seriously. Root Cause is a Fallacy. – Will Gallego
I’m just back from attending SREcon ’18 Americas in Santa Clara last week, an incredible conference I’ve spoken at before in Dublin in 2016 as a tutorial, but…
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14 days ago
The Famous Soccer Player Hiding in Plain Sight in a California Bakery
The former soccer player Hakan Sukur, exiled from Turkey, is a part-owner of Tuts Bakery and Cafe in Palo Alto, Calif. Jason Henry for The New York Times PALO…
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16 days ago
Rudy Giuliani and the Desperate Campaign to Protect the President
On television this week, the Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was discovering, with the cameras on, that Trump was going along with his version of events. Photograph…
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16 days ago
ErrorPort – 500ish Words
Apple’s latest strategic blunder with the death of AirPort It’s a pretty standard pattern. If Apple neglects a product line for five-plus years, it’s dead, Jim…
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17 days ago
The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think
In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. But these…
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17 days ago
Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform
In some ways, Synthego looks like any other Silicon Valley startup. Inside its beige business park facilities, a five-minute drive from Facebook HQ, rows of…
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17 days ago
The Problem With Trump Dictating His Own Medical Assessment
Then-candidate Donald Trump tosses his notes as he speaks during a Republican committee fundraising reception in 2016. Mary Altaffer / AP This has been a…
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18 days ago
Kenyan Clinic Rejects Trump Abortion Policy, Loses $2 Million In U.S. Aid
Melvine Ouyo is a reproductive health nurse at Family Health Options Kenya. She visited Washington, D.C., to discuss how the clinic has lost funding because it…
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18 days ago
The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back
Estimates suggest that ninety per cent of American companies have been hacked. Illustration by Golden Cosmos One day in the summer of 2003, Shawn Carpenter, a…
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18 days ago
When ‘Best Practices’ Backfire
Freek Vermeulen, an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School, argues that too many companies are following so-called…
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18 days ago
Avengers: Infinity War’s bravest moment only works because nobody takes it seriously
Photo by Chuck Zlotnick / Marvel Studios Warning: Major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War below. When Avengers: Infinity War opened on April 27th, it exceeded…
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19 days ago
Scientists say skeletons tell story of 'truly horrifying' fifth-century massacre
Story highlights Researchers uncovered the site of a fifth-century massacre on a Swedish island Skeletons lay where they fell, animals were abandoned and…
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19 days ago
Michelle Wolf Did Her Job. It’s the Correspondents’ Dinner That Is the Problem.
Michelle Wolf prompted an outcry on social media and elsewhere with her jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters…
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20 days ago
Opinion | Michael Hayden: The End of Intelligence
Opinion In 1994 during the height of the Bosnian civil war, when I was head of intelligence for American forces in Europe, I walked through the ruined streets…
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20 days ago
20 questions DevOps job candidates should be prepared to answer
Hiring the wrong person is expensive . Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding a new employee can cost a company as much as $240,000, according to Jörgen Sundberg,…
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20 days ago
The work–life conflicts of globally distributed software developers
Consider the words of a senior manager in a global IT company: “I think our company historically has rewarded people who are very technically competent …Those…
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20 days ago
RIP: Apple AirPort, 1999–2018 - TidBITS
The AirPort line of wireless routers has passed away at the age of 18 after a several-year illness. Apple made the announcement to 9to5Mac and other media…
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20 days ago
Please don’t use this study to justify your horrible habit of using two spaces after periods
Is it better to have one or two spaces after a period? The first study investigating this hotly contested issue is here, and it supposedly gives the win to the…
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20 days ago
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