Why we should not fear calling people ‘resources’

For some, referring to people as resources doesn’t sit comfortably – they feel it dehumanises individuals and undervalues the qualities that make them unique.

Who’s Afraid Of Superhumanity?

When I was eight I determined it my destiny to be one of the X-Men, a superhero born with extraordinary abilities. It seemed there were many bad things I could stop if only I were stronger, faster, smarter. To make a positive difference in the world, I had to be better.

The On-Demand, Sharing And Gig Economies Never Existed, So Stop Pretending They Did

Words are impactful. They may not break your bones, as the saying goes, but they do guide the way we all think, debate, decide and act. When it comes to the words we use to define our industry — the one commonly referred to as the “on-demand,

A Conversation on Future Urbanism, Tech Hubs

It was a really interesting selection of panelists with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, former New York City director of planning Amanda Burden and Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh, who has been struggling to revive downtown Las Vegas,

Your Fitness App Is Making You Fat

Fitness apps are all the rage. An explosion of new companies and products want to track your steps and count your calories with the aim of melting that excess blubber. There’s just one problem — most of these apps don’t work. In fact, there is good reason to believe they make us fatter.

How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

HughPickens.com writes Pamela Engel writes that Americans need only look to Nigeria to calm their fears about an Ebola outbreak in the US. Nigeria is much closer to the West Africa outbreak than the US is,

Road to Zero: Sierra Leone’s Struggle to Rid Itself of Ebola

The worst of the Ebola epidemic may be over but the World Health Organization has declared that life in Sierra Leone, as in other Ebola-affected West African countries, can only return to normal when transmission of the virus ceases and cases drop to zero. Unfortunately,

I’m a Librarian Who Banned a Book. Here’s Why.

In the library world, access to information is a human right, not to be tampered with or controlled in any way.Read more...

The Story Behind Steam’s 'Framerate Police'

Not all PC games run at 60 frames per second, and for some people, that’s a big problem.Read more...

How to Prevent Your Anger From Spiraling Out of Control

Anger fuels aggression, but it doesn’t always have to cause a flare-up. When properly managed, it can actually serve a productive purpose. Here are some practical tips to help you better manage your anger.Read more...

Why Is Facebook Page Reach Decreasing? More Competition And Limited Attention

Every Page on Facebook wants everything they post shown to every follower. But people only read a limited amount of News Feed per day. There simply isn't room for everything, and the competition for feed space is intensifying.

Apple makes its cloud database service open-source

Individuals and businesses can now use FoundationDB in their own projects.

Windows 10 security features can be easily bypassed

Google's Project Zero team reveals Windows 10 lockdown bypass despite requests from Microsoft.

Is your business ready to go cognitive-first?

The businesses of the future will leverage intelligent apps and utilise the full toolkit of Big Data and analytics.

How the next generation of technology is combating cybercrime in the financial sector

Emerging technologies such as AI can be utilised to safeguard businesses against cyber threats.

A look inside the 'work from anywhere' future

The nature of work is changing but are organisations ready to embrace remote working?

eCall – why prioritising network traffic saves lives

Lifeline devices such as eCall have tremendous potential to help save lives as they reduce emergency response times.

ZTE fights back against US ban

Chinese firm slams decision to block sales of its products as 'unfair' and announces a legal battle.

Facebook is not your friend! Encryption holds key for data privacy

Facebook is not your friend. It’s a money-making machine, and it makes money by collecting and commercially exploiting your data. No one should be surprised when that data can be used to manipulate our thoughts.

UK targeted Isis with cyber warfare

GCHQ disrupted communication and operations with ongoing cyber-attack.

Santander launches blockchain-based international payments

New system allows for European transfers to be completed in one day and will soon be available in the UK.

文章: 探寻从HDFS到Spark的高效数据通道:以小文件输入为案例

为了保证高效的数据移动,locality是大数据栈以及分布式应用程序所必须保证的性质,这一点在Spark中尤为明显。如果数据集大到不能保证完全放入内存,那就不能贸然使用cache()将数据固化到内存中。

With iOS 8, Siri Might Be Able To Name That Tune Shazam-style

Quick! That catchy new track is playing over the gym's loudspeaker, and you've been meaning to figure out its name for days.You grab your iPhone. You bring up Siri, and say "Siri, what song is this?"Maybe she'll just sit there. Maybe she'll crack a witty one-liner. Either way,

媒体称马云收购绿城足球业务

据多家媒体报道,港股上市的房地产企业绿城中国股权将出现大变化,除了融创中国将收购其30%股权外,阿里巴巴集团创始人马云可能也会收购绿城中国旗下的足球、学校和医院业务。

Dwolla Direct Makes It Easier To Pay Online Using Your Bank Account (And Become A Dwolla User)

Payments network Dwolla has been trying to change how money is moved around electronically, with services meant to replace traditional bank technologies, like the days-long process of ACH transfers, for example.

上手Android Wear之后的体会:智能手表应该同时成为信息的入口和出口

出门问问是一家我们已经报道过不少次的产品,他们要做的是一款中国版的Google Now。具体来说,就是一款基于自然语义分析的生活服务搜索,你可以直接通过语音输入的方式,用它来查询诸如“附近哪里有好吃的川菜?

Panasonic LX 系列傳人,改採 3/4 元件的 LX100 正式發表

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Crypto War:还有什么是安全的?

Shawn the R0ck 写道 "Tor项目的核心成员Jacob Appelbaum在欧洲最大的黑客会议CCC上的演讲震撼和感动了无数的人,也公布一些关于NSA在密码学战场方面的信息,从其NSA的材料来看,包括PPTP,使用PSK的IPSEC甚至SSH都可能是在NSA有能力监控和破解的范畴,先存储密钥协商的过程然后再爆破的确是NSA强项,好消息是NSA最痛恨的OTR和PGP应该是暂时安全的,甚至很多情报部门都在使用,这次名为"Reconstructing narratives - transparency in the service of justice"的演讲中Jacob对自由软件运动的发起人大胡子RMS给与了极高的评价,认为RMS在自由开源与安全相关的问题上的判断非常准确。

Lizard Stresser DDoS-for-Hire Service Built On Hacked Home Routers

tsu doh nimh writes: The online attack service launched late last year by the same criminals who knocked Sony and Microsoft's gaming networks offline over the holidays is powered mostly by thousands of hacked home Internet routers, reports Brian Krebs. From the story:

Android QQ 5.6 正式版发布

感谢N软网的投递Android QQ手机版 v5.6.0 正式版来啦!详细版本号为v5.6.0.2450,新版手机QQ主要带来QQ语聊大厅、视频美颜功能!Android QQ化繁为简,架构更轻便,支持多人视频。全新UI设计,更流畅的交互界面。

Google新聊天机器人知道猫有没有翅膀、生命的终极意义,以及VPN为什么连不上

我们应该庆幸:还好只是聊天机器人(Chatbot),如果真的是机器人知道这些事情,或许我们就该担心自己的小命了……

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