Autonomous Truck Crosses Hoover Dam
Automaker Daimler introduced an autonomous truck on Tuesday night. The company says a driver must be present, but that driver has the option to relinquish control to the vehicle.
Microsoft is tossing Internet Explorer this fall. Is its replacement any better?
Well, the good news is, this browser isn’t Internet Explorer. If you’re a hardcore Chrome or Firefox user with a half dozen extensions, you probably won’t be tempted away immediately. For now, though, it does look promising. Microsoft is making an effort to add genuinely useful features to a browser that’s shedding its worst parts and starting over on a solid foundation.
Anti-Kardashian Pollution App
Tired of Kim Kardashian trying to break the Internet? Then break free of any Kardashian-related news with KardBlock, a new app that erases any mention of the family famous for being famous from your web browsing experience.
“If there’s anything on your newsfeed, the website you’re on, whatever, we simply make it disappear,” developer James Shamsi explains in a beta launch for the AdBlock program created to erase the Kardashians. “You won’t ever know the stories about the Kardashians are there, because you won’t ever see them.”
Paying for Social Is Better Than ‘Doing’ Social Media Yourself
Social networks are showing signs of decreased reach. None losing more rapidly than Facebook. There are two widely cited reasons for it: 1) Social media sites want to encourage businesses to pay them money for the value they now get for free; and 2) As more people and businesses post to social media more often, everyone gets less attention, so supply and demand push reach down and rates up.
NSA’s Bulk Collection Of Americans’ Phone Data Is Illegal, Appeals Court Rules
The National Security Agency’s practice of collecting data about Americans’ telephone calls in bulk goes beyond what Congress intended when it wrote Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel punted on the constitutional claim, deciding the program was simply not authorized by federal law.
One of the big reasons it is hard to discern congressional intent in this case, the court wrote, is that the bulk collection program has been shrouded in secrecy. So it cannot “reasonably be said” that Congress OK’d “a program of which many members of Congress — and all members of the public — were not aware.”
How to Find the Perfect Remote Working Setup for You
Remote working doesn’t suit everyone, but for those who do love the extra flexibility and autonomy, here is the where, when, why, and how of finding your perfect remote working setup.
Recruiting for “digital natives” is age discrimination, lawyers say.
How do you recruit for youthful workers? How about just recruiting for “digital natives”?
“Young people are just smarter,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, famously said on a conference stage in 2007 when he was 22. In 2013, Facebook settled a lawsuit with California’s Fair Employment and Housing Department for posting an employment ad that stated “Class of 2007 or 2008 preferred.”
Apple, Yahoo, Dropbox, and video game maker Electronic Arts all have listed openings with “new grad” as a preference.
FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come for Drudge
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC). He also revealed that his opposition to “net neutrality” regulations had resulted in personal harassment and threats to his family.
“It is conceivable to me to see the government saying, ‘We think the Drudge Report is having a disproportionate effect on our political discourse. He doesn’t have to file anything with the FEC. The FCC doesn’t have the ability to regulate anything he says, and we want to start tamping down on websites like that.’”
Apple to Push Paid Streaming Music Service With Free Trials and SoundCloud-Like Sharing
Ahead of the rumored debut of Apple’s upcoming streaming music service, Re/code has shared several details on the initiative, sourced from industry insiders. As we’ve learned previously, Apple will charge $9.99 per month for the service and will not offer a freemium streaming tier as other music services like Spotify do, but the company is aiming to introduce ways to let people listen to come content for free. First and foremost, Apple hopes to offer listeners a free trial period
Pizza Hut App anyone? Woman held hostage asks for help in online pizza order
A quick-thinking Highlands County woman saved herself and her children from possible harm when she ordered an online pizza with a secret message saying she was being held hostage.
“We’ve never seen that before,” the restaurant’s manager, Candy Hamilton, said. “I’ve been here 28 years and never, never seen nothing like that come through.”
Mobile Search Queries Start to Surpass Desktop: Here’s What You Can Do About It
Now that mobile search queries have surpassed desktop queries, the business implication of the mobile algorithm update has become that much clearer: If you’re still thinking of mobile as a secondary priority, your business’ online presence will start to suffer. As Dischler says, “The future of mobile is now.”