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Brutal inspiration: why poets are writing about Coventry’s ring road

Encircling an eccentric city centre where medieval streets meet the modern world, this hulking piece of 1970s infrastructure is the subject of 27 poetry films celebrating its bizarre concrete beauty The post Brutal inspiration: why poets are writing.....»»

Category: infraSource:  architecturelabMar 20th, 2017

Why So Many Top Hackers Come From Russia

Long-time Slashdot reader tsu doh nimh writes: Brian Krebs has an interesting piece this week on one reason that so many talented hackers (malicious and benign) seem to come from Russia and the former Soviet States: It's the education, stupid. Krebs'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 26 min. ago

Tristan Walker launches FORM to make it easier for women of color to manage their hair

 Growing up, my hair was always a source of frustration, pain and embarrassment. Part of that was because there were very few products made for people like me, with naturally curly and kinky hair. Hence why I just dropped about $140, tax include.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 6 min. ago

Why now?

 Sexism in tech (and elsewhere) has always been an open secret but it seems we’ve hit an inflection point. More women are now willing to expose that secret. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 50 min. ago

Software Developer Explains Why The Ubuntu Phone Failed

troublemaker_23 quotes ITWire: A developer who worked with the Ubuntu Phone project has outlined the reasons for its failure, painting a picture of confusion, poor communication and lack of technical and marketing foresight. Simon Raffeiner stopped w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 42 min. ago

Does Driving While High Create More Crashes?

In states looking to legalize pot, police and politicians often grapple with the same hard question: How will that affect road safety? The topic has dominated discussions in legislative committee rooms from California to Massachusetts and also on fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

The iPhone hair shirt: The weirdest of takes

The Macalope has seen a lot of iPhone takes over the last 10 years so it’s rare that he’s surprised by anything. But this one goes from standard to bizarre in 3.2 paragraphs.Writing for the LA Times, Virginia Heffernan presents a hairy argumen.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Why total bans on remote work don"t remotely work

Are remote workers more productive? Or are they just slacking off?Three years ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer famously banned employees from working remotely. Earlier this year, IBM did the same thing, forcing remote workers to start showing up at th.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

FCC Grants OneWeb Approval To Launch Over 700 Satellites For "Space Internet"

OneWeb has been granted approval from the FCC to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement: "Humans have long sought inspiration from the stars, from the ancient Egyptians orienting the pyra.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Nasdaq Rises 1.8% as Sector Shifts Lift Stocks

Health care and tech were the week’s big winners, while energy headed south. Biotech lifts off. Why Whirlpool looks cheap......»»

Category: financeSource:  barronsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Smell PGH lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh

 Today in odd apps I present Smell PGH, an app that lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh. Why would you do this, you ask? Well hold on. “If you smell something bad in the air, chances are that air isn’t good to breathe,”.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  crunchgearRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

We reread "Lord of the Flies," and it"s way more sinister than you remember

Ahhh, the simple struggles of childhood: Why can't you just play all the time? What happens when you argue with a friend? How do you grapple with the existential dilemma that comes with realizing the beast terrorizing humanity was us all along? .....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Why Sean Spicer is actually a genius

When it comes to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, most people would not immediately label him as a "smart guy." He has drawn criticism for making false and often controversial statements, and his general combativeness with the press. But he i.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Ring and Arlo Show Off Their Amazon Echo Show Video Integrations

The Amazon Echo Show starts shipping in about a week, so Amazon is ramping up announcements surrounding the device’s capabilities. Through a string of blog posts today, Amazon showed off how some of your smart home products (specifically your s.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Why refurbished buying is the perfect way to replace your old laptop

Buying refurbished doesn’t mean you’re settling for second best. Here’s how eBay ensures that you get the perfect laptop, every time. In partnership with eBay  Like smartphones, it’s getting pretty impossible to live without.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Why the line between refurbished and brand new tech is a lot thinner than you might think

Here’s how eBay Refurbished Tech hub ensures that you’re getting a ‘like-new’ experience with your refurbished laptop. In partnership with eBay   Just because a laptop isn’t straight off the shelf doesn’t mean it has.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Amazon opens smart home camera control to Alexa developers

Smart home cameras from Nest, August, Amcrest, EZViz, IC Realtime, Vivint, Logitech Circle 2, Ring, and Arlo will be compatible with the touchscreen Echo Show......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

WikiLeaks Doc Dump Reveals CIA Tools For Hacking Air-Gapped PCs

An anonymous reader writes: "WikiLeaks dumped today the manuals of several hacking utilities part of Brutal Kangaroo, a CIA malware toolkit for hacking into air-gapped (offline) networks using tainted USB thumb drives," reports Bleeping Computer. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Mac malware is on the rise, but here’s why that’s not as scary as it sounds

Antivirus developer McAfee released its latest threat report on Friday, and there's some big news for Apple fans: Mac malware is more prevalent than ever before, but it's still not as bad as it is on Windows. The post Mac malware is on the rise, but.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Snag one of the best OnePlus 5 cases for peace of mind

The OnePlus 5 is plenty powerful, but it’s slippery and not a particularly durable device. Why not pick up one of the best OnePlus 5 cases and add some stylish protection to your new device? The post Snag one of the best OnePlus 5 cases for peace o.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Got VR? No? Google’s new ‘VR180’ format likely to be smartphone photog friendly

Plus: A streaming music service just for owners of a select brand of car? And road rage leads to a video game-like freeway crash sequence. The post Got VR? No? Google’s new ‘VR180’ format likely to be smartphone photog friendly appe.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017