Tech Jobs Are Surging in Seattle, Declining in Silicon Valley

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The number of posted tech jobs rose by 10.7 percent in the first half of the year from 2016 in the Seattle area, as eight tech hubs continue to dominate the U.S. technology industry, according to a new study by Indeed. From a report: But while Silicon Valley retains its spot as the premier technological center in the U.S., tech listings plunged by 5.9 percent in the western and southern valley around San Jose in the first half of the year, and an even higher 7.8 percent in San Francisco and along the eastern Bay Area, Indeed said. Raleigh, NC, saw the largest plummet, with tech listings dropping by 14.6 percent.

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Roomba’s Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder

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The maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum, iRobot — which we have talked about several times in the past — has found itself embroiled in a privacy row after its chief executive suggested it may begin selling floor plans of customers’ homes, derived from the movement data of their autonomous servants. From a report: While it may seem like the information that a Roomba could gather is minimal, there’s a lot to be gleaned from the maps it’s constantly updating. It knows the floor plan of your home, the basic shape of everything on your floor, what areas require the most maintenance, and how often you require cleaning cycles, along with many other data points. […] If a company like Amazon, for example, wanted to improve its Echo smart speaker, the Roomba’s mapping info could certainly help out. Spatial mapping could improve audio performance by taking advantage of the room’s acoustics. Do you have a large room that’s practically empty? Targeted furniture ads might be quite effective. The laser and camera sensors would paint a nice portrait for lighting needs that would factor into smart lights that adjust in real time. Smart AC units could better control airflow. And additional sensors added in the future would gather even more data from this live-in double agent.

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NASA Has a Way to Cut Your Flight Time in Half

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An anonymous reader shares a Bloomberg Businessweek article: For almost a half-century there’s been a clear speed limit on most commercial air travel: 660 miles per hour, the rate at which a typical-size plane traveling at 30,000 feet breaks the sound barrier and creates a 30-mile-wide, continuous sonic boom. That may be changing. In August, NASA says, it will begin taking bids for construction of a demo model of a plane able to reduce the sonic boom to something like the hum you’d hear inside a Mercedes-Benz on the interstate. The agency’s researchers say their design, a smaller-scale model of which was successfully tested in a wind tunnel at the end of June, should cut the six-hour flight time from New York to Los Angeles in half. NASA proposes spending $390 million over five years to build the demo plane and test it over populated areas. The first year of funding is included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal. Over the next decade, growth in air transportation and distances flown “will drive the demand for broadly available faster air travel,” says Peter Coen, project manager for NASA’s commercial supersonic research team. “That’s going to make it possible for companies to offer competitive products in the future.” NASA plans to share the technology resulting from the tests with U.S. plane makers, meaning a head start for the likes of Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, and startups such as Boom Technology and billionaire Robert Bass’s Aerion. […] NASA is targeting a sound level of 60 to 65 A-weighted decibels (dBa), Coen says. That’s about as loud as that luxury car on the highway or the background conversation in a busy restaurant. Iosifidis says that Lockheed’s research shows the design can maintain that sound level at commercial size and his team’s planned demo will be 94 feet long, have room for one pilot, fly as high as 55,000 feet, and run on one of the twin General Electric engines that power Boeing Co.’s F/A-18 fighter jet.

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What Is Ad Hoc Reporting, and Do I Need It?

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We all know the saying, “Fail to prepare — prepare to fail.” But in modern business environments, things are moving too fast to be able to predict the next ten steps. What you most need to know right now — whether to improve performance, boost profits, or storm ahead of the competition — could be totally different to what you’ll need to know this afternoon.

There’s a new way business people are preparing for the future, and that is by arming themselves with the ability to move quickly.

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Cyberpsychology and How AI Affects Humans

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Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination. 

Connection: An ancient word. The meaning is “a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something or someone else.”

We use it in every walk of life — when we were kids, we formed relationship bonds with our parents, siblings, and friends; we learned about physical and emotional worlds by forming connections using our minds. We learn the connection between cause and effect — falling off a wall was connected to a resulting injury. Hugging a person caused an increase in happiness and a connection with that person. Back then, we were the masters of what connections happened. Connections were with people and the world around us, so they were bound to our psychology.

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Using an Impala JDBC Driver to Query Apache Kudu

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Apache Kudu is columnar storage manager for Apache Hadoop platform that provides fast analytical and real-time capabilities, efficient utilization of CPU and I/O resources, the ability to do updates in place and an evolvable data model that’s simple. You can learn more about Apache Kudu features in detail from the documentation.

One of the features of Apache Kudu is that it has a tight integration with Apache Impala, which allows you to insert, update, delete, or query Kudu data, along with several other operations. In this tutorial, we will walk you through on how you can access Progress DataDirect Impala JDBC driver to query Kudu tablets using Impala SQL syntax.

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Our Favorite Test Automation Reads This Month

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If you are looking for a little summer (or winter – we see you, southern hemisphere!) reading, we’ve got just the thing for you. Test automation is not a new topic, but with new articles surfacing and experts adding to the conversation every day, it seems that there is always something further to learn.  Keeping up to date with the latest chatter is helpful for calibrating successful testing techniques.

We’ve picked out some of the top articles about test automation for you to read while you’re relaxing on the couch (or wishing you were). Check it out!

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Monolith to Microservices: The Cloud Elements Experience

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When growing an enterprise-scale system, at some point teams will look to consider transitioning to a microservices architecture. Microservices can bring increased agility, productivity, and confidence to teams that need to scale a system as usage grows. There are also some fallacies to consider.

This happened to us at Cloud Elements and we decided to start transitioning parts of our platform to microservices a little over a year ago. We continue the path of distributing out more independent functions from our current monolithic platform named internally as Soba (because they are delicious) to microservices. We are taking the somewhat common approach of distributing compartmentalized pieces of our platform to run as microservices while continuing to run the current core monolithic platform together. The end goal is to have Soba exist to support our core platform API and Elements, while all other functions scale with our customers as microservices.

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House Panel Wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs To Testify On Internet Rules

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The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon.com, AT&T, Verizon Communications and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. From a report: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering tossing out 2015 Obama administration net neutrality rules that reclassified internet service like a public utility. The rules bar providers from blocking, slowing or offering paid prioritization of websites. Many internet providers want Congress to step in and write permanent rules. Other chief executives asked to testify include the heads of Comcast, Netflix and Charter. Some companies including Facebook said they were reviewing the letter but none immediately said if they will testify.

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I Am Setsuna dev’s follow-up Lost Sphear sets January release date

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Lost Sphear, the spiritual successor to I Am Setsuna by that game’s developer Tokyo RPG Factory, will launch on 23rd January 2018 in Europe and North America.

It will be available on PS4, Switch and Steam. The console versions will even have a physical release, available exclusively through publisher Square Enix’s online store.

Lost Sphear looks like it will share a lot of DNA with I Am Setsuna. The upcoming oldschool RPG will feature a similar Active Time Battle combat system, and the isometric painterly aesthetic looks in keeping with the studio’s previous effort.

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People Are Complaining That Their New DJI Drones Are Falling Out of the Sky

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An anonymous reader shares a report on Quartz: The DJI Spark, the smallest and most affordable consumer drone that the Chinese manufacturer has released, seems to be having flight problems that could have dangerous side-effects. On DJI’s support forum, multiple users — Quartz counted at least 14 separate complaints across two forum posts — have reported that while they were flying, their Spark drones have switched off and fallen like rocks out of the sky. In some cases, the drones were close to the ground and were easy for their owners to retrieve and send diagnostic information to DJI, but in others, the drones crash landed in thick woods, or, in a couple of instances, in lakes. […] It’s not clear what caused these crashes — some forum posters suggest some could’ve been user error, but others shared their drones’ flight logs and showed nothing out of the ordinary had been happening before the crash. DJI told Quartz it was looking into the issues on the forums we uncovered. “DJI is aware of these reports and we are investigating to determine the causes,” a spokesperson added.

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14 Stances of Highly Effective Product Owners

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The role of the Scrum Product Owner is probably the most misunderstood of the three Scrum Roles. As I look back at the different incarnations and interpretations I have seen of Product Ownership, I thought it was time to articulate the different stances I thought an effective and professional Scrum Product Owner might consider.

Inspiration

Besides my industry experience, my ideas were influenced by three Agile Thought Leaders.

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When Vue.js Can’t Help You

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If you want to build a web page with JavaScript, Vue.js can do one helluva job on it. But there’s a condition: it only works on parts of the page where it has unhampered control. Any part that might be interfered with by other scripts or plugins is a no-go for Vue.

This means the head and body tags are Vue-free zones. It’s a real bummer if you wanted Vue to manage a class on the body, to take one example.

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Adobe Announces that in 2020, Flash Player Will Reach Its ‘End-of-Life’ in Light of Newer Technologies

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Adobe said on Tuesday it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player at the end of 2020 and is encouraging web developers to migrate any existing Flash content to open standards. Apple is working with Adobe, industry partners, and developers to complete this transition. From a blog post: Apple users have been experiencing the web without Flash for some time. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch never supported Flash. For the Mac, the transition from Flash began in 2010 when Flash was no longer pre-installed. Today, if users install Flash, it remains off by default. Safari requires explicit approval on each website before running the Flash plugin.

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OpenStack in a Snap

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OpenStack is complex, and many OpenStack community members are working hard to make the deployment and operation of OpenStack easier. Much of this time is focused on tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Kolla, Juju, Triple-O, and Chef (to name a few). But what if we step down a level and also make the package experience easier?

With snaps, we’re working on doing just that. Snaps are a new way of delivering software. The following description from snapcraft.io provides a good summary of the core benefits of snaps:

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State of the Dev Ecosystem: Java and JavaScript

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The team at JetBrains decided to poll developers from 2016-2017 in order to publish what they called "The State of Developer Ecosystem in 2017" and the results were made available in July. While over 5,000 respondents were noted as participating in the research, the source of the respondent pool used for the survey was not made available.

About JetBrains

JetBrains was initially founded in 2000 as IntelliJ and gained notoriety for making an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that was just as functional as other IDEs without the cost of utilizing a majority of the RAM on the developer’s workstation. Back in the days when IDEs were using somewhere between 1-2 MB of RAM upon launching, IntelliJ started with only 128k, which was amazing and very much appreciated.

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Using Drones to Conduct Inventory Audits

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If you used the media to understand the world, then your perception of drones is probably revolving around the delivery of goods, and maybe people. In reality, however, the initial implementations of drone technology have typically been in inspection type roles.

For instance, Sharper Shape works with utilities to allow inspections to be carried out remotely, whilst Pro Drone provides similar services for the inspection of wind farms. Drones have even been used to monitor fracking sites for the gas emitted, whilst I wrote recently about a University of Aberdeen paper on the role of drones in pipeline monitoring and inspection.

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It Looks Like Facebook Is Also Building a Smart Speaker With Touch Screen

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From a report: Facebook may launch its own smart home gadget to get you messaging more friends and looking at more photos. DigiTimes reports from Taiwan that Facebook is building a 15-inch touch screen smart speaker. Citing sources from the “upstream supply chain”, Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron is building the device for a Q1 2018 launch, with a small pilot run having already been produced. It’s said to have been designed by Facebook secretive new hardware lab Building 8, using an LG in-cell touch screen with magnesium-aluminum-alloy chassis. While no further details are known about the speaker’s functionality, it could potentially extend Facebook’s feed of photos and videos plus its dominant messaging platform into the bedroom, living room, or kitchen.

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Intel Exits the Maker Movement

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Reader szczys writes: Intel just killed off its last “maker movement” hardware offering without fanfare by quietly releasing a Product Change Notification PDF. The Arduino 101 is halting production on September 17th. This microcontroller board is built around the Intel Curie module around which Intel bankrolled a television series called America’s Greatest Makers. News on the end of life for the Arduino 101 board follows the recent cancellations of their Joule, Galileo, and Edison boards. This is the entirety of Intel’s maker offerings and seems to signal their exit from entry-level embedded hardware.

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Bayonetta free in August with Xbox Live Games with Gold

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August’s Xbox Live Games with Gold promotion includes cult classic Bayonetta to play on your Xbox One.

The Xbox 360 edition of the game will be backwards compatible and free to download for Xbox Live subscribers from 1st to 15th August.

Xbox 360 shooter Red Faction: Armageddon will be available from 16th to 31st August, meanwhile.

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Why We Need a New Breed of Hybrid Microservices Platform

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Many enterprises have been using both monolithic and microservices architectures, side by side, for their IT needs. Each architecture has its own benefits and challenges, yet neither one provides an all around solution to modern day IT challenges which demand high performance without compromising on the decoupling and agility offered by microservices. In this post, we’ll discuss the evolution of persistence technologies, the pros and cons of microservices versus monolithic architecture, and why a hybrid microservices platform is the way to go.

The Evolution of Persistence Technologies

The evolution of storage volumes and the increase in high-end transient processing engines, consisting of cache and RAM, has brought us to the era of In-Memory Computing (IMC). This golden age of IMC includes the evolution of Low Latency Distributed Microservices (LLDM).

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How Pokémon Go’s disastrous first fan gathering undid months of goodwill

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It was all going so well. After a shaky launch amid the genuine fever of last summer, Pokémon Go was riding high with a successful string of updates; a new generation of creatures, an effective rework of gyms that encouraged players back out to the open, and a regular stream of activities to make more unusual creatures easier to find. With a generally smoother connection experience compared to launch, Pokémon Go has begun living up to its vast potential and fans, generally, had never been happier with developer Niantic.

The game’s inaugural anniversary event, Pokémon Go Fest, should have been a celebration of this rollercoaster first year, the final sign Niantic had set its house in order. Paying attendees (up to 20,000 were said to be allowed in Chicago’s Grant Park) would work together with players around the world on unique challenges, find special creatures, and finally unlock perhaps the game’s most requested feature, the ability to catch Legendary Pokémon – the perfect first birthday present for fans. Alas – it was not to be.

The day started well. The thunderstorms and rain originally forecast were nowhere to be seen. Warm blue skies highlighted the Chicago skyline as it towered over all that Niantic had put together. Arriving at the park enclosure that morning I was offered some neat surprises – a physical gym badge for fans to take away, the debut of an exciting event log-in mechanic involving spinning an in-game PokéStop checkpoint and scanning a QR code (okay, for Pokémon Go nerds like myself it was exciting) and the welcome sight of Pokémon I’d never caught before.

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Amazon Jacked Up Prime Day Prices, Misleading Consumers, Says Vendor

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An anonymous reader shares a report: A Charlotte-based startup says e-commerce king Amazon jacked up their suggested retail price during the company’s annual discount event — Prime Day — to deceive consumers into thinking that they were getting a deal, when in reality, they weren’t. Jason Jacobs, founder of Remodeez, a small company that specializes in non-toxic foot deodorizers and other odor stoppers, says he had an agreement with Amazon since 2015 on a suggested retail price of $9.99 for his products and was shocked after the tech giant almost doubled that on Prime Day to make it look like people were getting a discount, when they were actually paying full price. “They showed the product at $15.42 and then exed it out to put ‘$9.99 for Amazon Prime Day.’ And on the final day, the price was like $18.44. So, we put a support ticket in right away and I rallied some friends through social media to go to their complaint board and complain,” Jacobs tells FOX Business.

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Elon Musk Says Mark Zuckerberg’s Understanding of AI Is Limited

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An anonymous reader shares a report: Elon Musk is a man of many characteristics, one of which apparently is not shying away from calling out big names when they are not informed about a subject. A day after Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Musk’s doomsday prediction of AI is “irresponsible,” the Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity founder returned the favour by calling Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI “limited.” Responding to a tweet Tuesday, which talked about Zuckerberg’s remarks on the matter, Musk said he has spoken to the Facebook CEO about it, and reached the conclusion that his “understanding of the subject is limited.” Even as AI remains in its nascent stage — recent acquisitions suggest that most companies only started looking at AI-focused startups five years ago — major companies are aggressively placing big bets on it. Companies are increasingly exploring opportunities to use machine learning and other AI components to improve their products and services and push things forward. But as AI is seeing tremendous attention, some, including people like Musk worry that we need to regulate these efforts as they could pose a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation.” At the National Governors Association summer meeting earlier this month in the US, Musk added, “I have exposure to the very cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned about it. I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react, because it seems so ethereal.” Over the weekend, during Zuckerberg’s Facebook Live session, a user asked what he thought of Musk’s remarks. “I have pretty strong opinions on this. I am optimistic,” Zuckerberg said. “And I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios — I just, I don’t understand it. It’s really negative and in some ways I actually think it is pretty irresponsible.”

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Is The Lost Legacy another farewell for Uncharted, or the start of something else?

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End put a full-stop on Nathan Drake’s story that wasn’t just neat. It was well-measured, beautifully pitched and something of a rarity in any medium: a gratifying end for a much-loved character. It was nothing less than the perfect goodbye.

But now, of course, developer Naughty Dog is back for more.

The Lost Legacy is a bit of an odd one. By the developer’s own admission, when it was first announced that Uncharted 4 would be getting single-player DLC it had no idea what shape it would take. Which was fair enough, really, seeing as Naughty Dog had the serious business of finishing off a fairly sizeable video game to get down to.

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9 Apps That Show How Technology Is Shaping Retail

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Technology is quickly transforming the retail environment as we know it. Retailers are increasingly beginning to adopt new tools such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), to craft engaging experiences that add a whole new dimension to traditional retailer-consumer interactions.

According to IDC, retail will become the No.1 industry for AR and VR spending, which means we are going to continue seeing ground-breaking retail apps pop up with new features to help users make better informed and more fun purchases.

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Improving Customer Experience With Mainframe Offload and Single View

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Fortune 500 companies are increasingly seeking ways to innovate in customer experience while reducing reliance on legacy technologies. Alight Solutions, formerly part of Aon PLC, was attempting to integrate customer data stored in multiple source systems hosted on its zOS mainframe and in cloud services while at the same time improving developer productivity, and reducing costs.

Alight’s solution was to build a customer 360-degree single-view platform using MongoDB and Apache Kafka. It was presented by Christopher Roberts, the company’s VP of Enterprise Architecture, during this year’s MongoDB World 2017 conference. You can view a recording of Aon: Taking Big Iron to Ludicrous Speed along with Christopher’s slides at the MongoDB World 2017 site.

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Learn MVC Using Angular PDF File Viewer

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Introduction

This article demonstrates how to use Angular PDF File Viewer in Visual Studio 2017.

Angular PDF File Viewer

Angular Portable Document Format (PDF) File Viewer is built with HTML 5 and supported by Mozilla Labs. It is a web standard based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs.

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Protecting the Ocean with Big Data: Humans of the Year
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Douglas McCauley is a Santa Barbara-based marine scientist who is looking to technology for new ways to take on some of the ocean’s biggest challenges. Along with his colleagues at the Benioff Ocean Initiative (BOI)—a UCSB-based collaboration between marine biologists, … Read More

The Pinball Doctors: The Last Arcade Technicians in NYC
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Pinball was once an American obsession. Now, the arcade classic is making a comeback, but the repair technicians skilled enough to repair these complex machines are limited. In this episode of State of Repair, Motherboard talks to two remaining pinball … Read More

Using Drones for Good with Rhianna Lakin: Humans of the Year
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Rhianna Lakin is the force behind the leading online community for women interested in drones. She’s proactively carved out a space for women in a male dominated industry and is challenging drone pilots everywhere to use the technology for good. … Read More

Jeff Raymond, Farming For Mars’ (And Humanity’s) Future: Humans Of The Year
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Jeff and Alicia Raymond are farming for the future. As climate change and accelerating population growth contribute to increasing food scarcity, people like Jeff are turning their minds to practical innovations. Jeff and Alicia have created a fully self-sufficient ecosystem … Read More

The Virus That Kills Drug-Resistant Superbugs
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 23,000 people every year in the United States, and the United Nations estimates that by 2050, more people will die from antibiotic-resistant infections than currently die from cancer. Discovered 100 years ago, bacteriophages—viruses that eat bacteria—might provide … Read More

The Two-Legged Robots Walking Into the Future
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Creating a walking robot is no easy task. But despite numerous efforts throughout the years, people are still trying to create robots that can truly walk around our environments like we do. Motherboard met with Agility Robotics, a small start … Read More

How to Turn a Router Into Part of a Botnet (Livestream)
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Today Rick Ramgattie will assess the security of the D-Link DIR-865L router to show how he can chain vulnerabilities in both its web and storage interfaces to get root shell access. This would give an attacker full access to the … Read More

Meet the People Building Their Own Internet in Detroit
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When it comes to the Internet, our connections are generally controlled by telecom companies. But a group of people in Detroit is trying to change that. Motherboard met with the members of the Equitable Internet Initiative (EII), a group that … Read More

Motherboard Hacking Livestream: Hacking Routers And Monitoring Traffic
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Today we’re going to hack a router with client-side authentication using http traffic inspector (e.g. BURP Suite) and a browser. Many commercially available small-office and home routers perform authentication on the client-browser, which is weak and may be breached easily. This can … Read More

Motherboard Hacking Livestream: Cracking MMORPGs
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Today we’re going to hack a router with Client-side authentication using http traffic inspector (e.g. BURP Suite) and a browser. Many commercially available small-office and home routers perform authentication on the client-browser, which is weak and may be breached easily. This can … Read More

Building a DIY Laptop Battery Powerwall To Go Off the Grid
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The rechargeable batteries in your laptop, your cell phone, your headphones: all of these can be used to power your life and take you off the grid. DIY Powerwalls – rechargeable lithium-ion battery installations, made from recycled batteries – are … Read More

Nuclear Fusion Energy: The Race to Create a Star on Earth
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If the processes powering the fusion reactor at the Sun’s core could be recreated on Earth, it would be one of the most important events in the history of our species. Nuclear fusion power plants could end our dependency on … Read More

Can a Normal Person Upgrade the RAM in the 2017 21.5″ iMac?
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Motherboard EIC Jason Koebler tests whether he — as a novice — is able to replace the RAM in his brand new, 21.5 inch iMac. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://ift.tt/110J9Nz Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://ift.tt/ZPHrSg Instagram: http://ift.tt/1paT9zP More … Read More

Clues To Life on Mars May Live in the Mine-Dwelling Devil Worm
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A mile under the Earth’s crust, inside the gold mines of South Africa, lie the deepest living animals on the planet. These creatures are called nematodes and they’re the tiniest multicellular worms on Earth. The discovery of these worms thriving … Read More

Dear Future (Trailer)
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Dear Future is Motherboard and CNET’s new documentary series built on the premise that technology and science are still capable of wowing us. Fusion energy, DIY off-grid energy systems, decentralized mesh networks, the search for life on other planets, and … Read More

Drag Racing With DIY Drone Engineer Zoe Stumbaugh
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The ubiquity of drones in the modern world has recently birthed a new sport: drone racing. Motherboard’s Erik Franco went to meet drone racing ‘it’ girl Zoe Stumbaugh as she prepares for a major race and competes with the fastest … Read More

A Counterfeit iPhone 8 That Doesn’t Turn On and Does Nothing: The Motherboard Review
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As we near the release of the iPhone 8, Motherboard editor-in-chief, Jason Koebler, wanted to get a sneak peak so he ordered a dummy model from China. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2wYlX8W Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://ift.tt/110J9Nz Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard … Read More

Miami’s Most Powerful Speedboats
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In this episode of Speed Daemons, we explore how Miami’s natural environment and complex history led to its love affair with speedboats. We met with the racers, manufactures, and stuntmen who are the center of Miami’s speedboat obsession. Our host … Read More