Crisis communication and the power of video

Organisations can use video as a means of quickly disseminating information to shareholders in a crisis.

Ushahidi Helps Track Everything From Election Violence to Oil Spills (Video)

Wikipedia says, "Ushahidi, Inc. is a non-profit software company that develops free and open-source software (LGPL) for information collection, visualization, and interactive mapping.

Look Inside Putin's Massive New Military Command And Control Center

Seemingly pulled right from a James Bond movie, we got a glimpse this week of Russia’s new super military nerve center in action, called the National Defense Control Center (NDCC), as Russian heavy bombers made their combat debut in the Syrian conflict.

The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement

Tech will be on President Obama’s agenda as he hosts the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, taking along internet pioneer Steve Case and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.Nascent as it may be, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) does have a promising tech sector — a growing patchwork of entrepreneurs,

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.And yet after years of efforts,

The Theory Of Intersectionality Can Make Cybersecurity Collaboration Real

Government outreach efforts often talk about collaboration and working together but usually in a vague, aspirational, kumbaya kind of way. However, for cybersecurity the need for collaboration is pragmatic and pressing. Read More

How The Vietnam War Brought High-Tech Border Surveillance to America

From 1968 until 1973, the US military spent about $1 billion a year on a new computer-powered initiative intended to end the war in Vietnam. It went by many names over the years — including Practice Nine, Muscle Shoals, Illinois City and Dye Marker.

4 Instant Cities That Are Still Empty

Cities are like organisms. They're the product of unthinkably complex forces, and they wax and wane based on more than just us humans. But that hasn't stopped humanity from trying to force them into being artificially—to sometimes disastrous ends. Read more...

Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Success

When John Zimmer and Logan Green launched a new ride-sharing service called Lyft in the spring of 2012, they instantly knew they had a hit on their hands. But that wasn’t always the case. Read More

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2015

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this summer for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes.

The Deadly Legacy of HIV Truthers

AIDS was a terrifying mystery, and then we solved it. When researchers identified the human immunodeficiency virus as the reason why young, previously healthy people were developing rare cancers and wasting away, it was a triumph of medical science.Read more...

Oracle slammed for underpaying women and minorities

Company alledgedly saved $400 million by paying women and people of colour less.

UK schools unequipped to teach a digital future

Teachers believe technology helps with learning, but many don't feel confident using it

McAfee finds entirely new ransomware strain

Anatova is asking for DASH.

Over half of PC software is out-of-date

In many cases, the operating system itself is outdated.

Universities lead the way in public sector cloud adoption

Educational institutions are enjoying the scalability and agility cloud provides.

2018 hacks indicate importance of threat detection

Companies continue to fail to detect anomalous network activity, but it’s not often this kind of activity has been going on for so long without being flagged.

Why a ‘single-pane’ work experience is critical for enterprise success

Less is more when it comes to employee engagement, which is why businesses should consider implementing strategies that pull disparate systems into one destination.

IT Zen: Joining the shadow with the light

CIOs must develop a digital strategy that combines the flexibility of shadow IT with the needs of their business.

UK tech scene set for major new investment

Prime Minister reveals £2.3bn in new funding, with around 1,600 jobs set to be created.

Why, in 2018, do the vast majority of applications still not undergo security testing?

Software is often the weakest link which allows attackers to gain access to organisations and their data.

京东不再“淡定”?一个月内推出余额理财产品

2月18日消息,京东将在一个月内推出余额理财产品,对接产品不仅包括货币基金,还将涵盖多种投资标的。京东金融集团高级总监刘长宏表示,会选择10家老牌基金公司合作。

Joe Belfiore再谈WP:UWA应用发展后劲可以期待

微软副总裁、Windows Phone主管Joe Belfiore大家都很熟悉,他经常通过社交网络或论坛等平台 […]

Tesla Will 'Open-Source' All Its Patents

Tesla Motors just went "open source," at least in spirit. CEO Elon Musk announced this morning in California that the nascent electric car company will open up all its patents "for the advancement of electric vehicle technology." And he did it with a meme, which is awesome. Read more...

DNA测试暴露儿童谋杀嫌疑犯家庭的秘密史

13岁的意大利女孩Yara Gambirasio在2010年被人杀死,尸体直到失踪三个月后才被发现。尸检显示她没有遭遇性虐待,而是遭到了殴打被刺了多次。她的内衣上发现了一滴包含未知男性DNA的液体。

市场有着更深的深度(depth)是否意味着市场有着更强的流动性?

顶楼给了三个维度,我再补充两个:市场的多样性(Market Diversity)和市场的恢复性(Market Resiliency)多样性指的是愿意去买和愿意去卖的人分别是为了不同的策略,不会因为某原因而全部想买或者全部想卖这基本是在极端时刻描述crowded trade的概念,如果大家都在同一时间因为同样的原因去买或者卖,再深再宽的市场也找不到对家。

世界上最小的大台電動……Nanoarcade

講小台電動好像怪怪的……,那還是「大台」電動好了,反正應該知道是街機的意思。80年代可以說是大台電動的黃金時期,相信現在有一點點年紀的朋友應該還是非常懷念那個時代。

艾域:「立體感及增線效果均突出。」Sony BRAVIA 電視 KD-55S8500C 超高清畫質評測

Sony 本年度弧形 BRAVIA 4K 超高清電視系列 S8500C, 將在 10 月正式推出,艾域早前就借得 55 吋型號 KD-55S8500C 作真機實測,究竟它在播放真正的 4K 超高清影片以及主流的全高清 BD 時,畫質又能否令人滿意呢?立即為大家全面拆解。

微软前CEO:除了我们没人拼得过苹果硬件

iPad 如日中天的时候,微软说想要推出一款“iPad 杀手”设备,于是 Surface RT 出现了。但最终却不是微软想的那样,Surface RT 没能杀掉 iPad,所以它被微软杀了。然后,微软又推出了 Surface Pro,这一系列产品的好评率开始上升。

New Toxic Hot Spring Looks Like an Acid-Fueled Nightmare

It looks like the set from a 1950s scifi flick, but this toxic, funhouse-colored hot spring isn’t humanity’s first deadly encounter with alien biology. Although it is home to some very strange life forms, and we’re not sure what would happen if those gloves came off.Read more...

Gaming speedrunners raise more than $1.2 million for Doctors Without Borders at SGDQ

The annual speedrunning charity event Summer Games Done Quick finished up late Saturday night, raising just less than $1.3 million to be donated to Doctors Without Borders. All week,

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