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Happiness is on the Wane in the US, UN Global Report Finds

From a report on The Guardian, shared by five anonymous readers: Happiness in the US is declining and is expected to continue on a downward path, with Donald Trump's policies forecast to deepen the country's social crisis. The US has slipped to 15th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program

schwit1 quotes a report from Vocativ: The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been caught using facial recognition software -- despite a state law preventing it. Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont describe such a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

2H16 Country Report on IT Services — Vietnam

This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape in IT services in Vietnam from July to December 2016 (2H16). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in each of the macromarkets (i.e., project o.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News5 hr. 15 min. ago

2H16 Country Report on IT Services — People"s Republic of China

This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape in IT services in the People's Republic of China (PRC) from July to December 2016 (2H16). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in each of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News5 hr. 15 min. ago

Study Finds Magic Mushrooms Are the Safest Recreational Drug

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year's Global Drug Survey. Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mus.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 7 min. ago

Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai

The first robot officer has joined the Dubai Police force tasked with patrolling the city's malls and tourist attractions. "People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest," reports.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 51 min. ago

Windows Switch To Git Almost Complete: 8,500 Commits and 1,760 Builds Each Day

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Back in February, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that the Windows development team was going to move to using the open source Git version control system for Windows development. A lit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

Consumers Trust Robots For Surgery Over Savings, Research Finds

An anonymous reader shares an article: Andy Maguire faces a challenge: tasked with upgrading HSBC's digital-banking systems, he has discovered that customers are twice as likely to trust a robot for heart surgery than for picking a savings account. ".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 59 min. ago

Intel Drops Thunderbolt 3 Royalty, Adds CPU Integration and Works Closely With Microsoft

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Windows Central: Over the last few days, Thunderbolt 3 has been a hot topic amongst Windows users especially with its notable absence with the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. Part of the problem is adoptio.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

GM to cut jobs at international headquarters, report says

GM will slash headcount at its international headquarters in Singapore as part of efforts to reduce exposure to unprofitable and unpromising markets, Reuters reported......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 40 min. ago

The Trump Administration Wants To Be Able To Track and Hack Your Drone

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Trump administration wants federal agencies to be able to track, hack, or even destroy drones that pose a threat to law enforcement and public safety operations, The New York Times reports. A proposed law, if.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Fitness Trackers Out of Step When Measuring Calories, Research Shows

Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed. From a report on The Guardian: Scientists put seven consumer devices through their paces, comparing their data with gold-standar.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Microsoft To Launch Its Netflix-Style Game Pass On June 1; Live Gold Subscribers Get Early Access

Microsoft announced today that Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that would allow Xbox One owners to download and play a selection of games for a flat monthly fee, will launch on June 1. From a report: Xbox Live Gold subscribers, however, ca.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Bits: Daily Report: From Lean to Fat Start-Ups

Silicon Valley, which once favored enterprises that didn’t require much capital, is flush with cash, and entrepreneurs are tackling big — some would say crazy — ideas......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News13 hr. 0 min. ago

US International Tourism Market Share Is Falling Under Trump

An anonymous reader writes: The United States' slice of the international tourism pie is declining, according to a new report from Foursquare that looks at data from millions of phones worldwide. The US share of international tourism dropped 16% in M.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 32 min. ago

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

CDK buys Auto/Mate in consolidation of DMS providers

Dealer software giant CDK Global has struck a deal to acquire Auto/Mate, a smaller rival in the dealership management system market.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 52 min. ago

CDK buys Auto/Mat in consolidation of DMS providers

Dealer software giant CDK Global has struck a deal to acquire Auto/Mate, a smaller rival in the dealership management system market.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News15 hr. 0 min. ago

China Censored Google"s AlphaGo Match Against World"s Best Go Player

DeepMind's board game-playing AI, AlphaGo, may well have won its first game against the Go world number one, Ke Jie, from China -- but most Chinese viewers could not watch the match live. From a report: The Chinese government had issued a censorship.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 24 min. ago

Viacom wants to leave sports in the dust with future $20 “skinny” TV bundle

How many people really want cable TV with no live sports? (credit: Photograph by Aurich Lawson) In efforts to compete with streaming TV services, some networks are looking to make their own "skinny" TV bundles. At the J.P. Morgan Global Techn.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News15 hr. 40 min. ago

Clean-car rules support U.S. jobs, environmental groups say

More than a quarter million U.S. jobs are tied to the production of technologies and materials used to improve vehicle fuel economy, according to a new report released by environmental groups......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News19 hr. 23 min. ago