The Jobs Most Likely to Be Taken Over by Robots In the Near Future

The World Economic Forum expects automation and robots will eliminate 5.1 million jobs within the next five years. That’s a scary thought, especially if you have one of these jobs that could theoretically be done more efficiently (and for less cost) with an automated machine. Source: The Jobs Most Likely to Be Taken Over by Read more about The Jobs Most Likely to Be Taken Over by Robots In the Near Future[…]

Oracle blurts Google’s Android secrets in court: You made $22bn using Java, punk

And Google paid Apple $1bn to put its search into iPhones An Oracle lawyer has blurted out in court how much money Google has made from Android – figures that the web giant has fiercely fought to keep secret. And those numbers are: US$31bn in revenue, and US$22bn in profit, since 2008, when Android was Read more about Oracle blurts Google’s Android secrets in court: You made $22bn using Java, punk[…]

How Washington State Could Turn Aircraft Carriers Into Bridges

Washington State just received federal funds to study a totally unique toll bridge concept, one made out of decommissioned US Navy Super Carriers. The bridge would consist of two or three carriers and would link Bremerton and Port Orchard, Washington, spanning the Sinclair Inlet. http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/how-washington-state-could-turn-aircraft-carriers-into-1696976267 apparently they are fighting an uphill battle but what an Read more about How Washington State Could Turn Aircraft Carriers Into Bridges[…]

Republican Senators Just Voted To Sell Off US National Forests

SA 838 is a budgetary amendment which backs support for and funding of state efforts to take over federal land. It was part of a larger debate over the 2016 fiscal year federal budget. While yes, its language does note that it’s impossible to sell National Parks, National Monuments and National Preserves (which enjoy extraordinary Read more about Republican Senators Just Voted To Sell Off US National Forests[…]

How the Pentagon Lost Track of $45 Billion in Afghanistan

Since 2002, Congress has set aside $104 billion specifically to rebuild Afghanistan. Of that, $66 billion went to the Pentagon. Recently, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction asked the military to account for all that spending. It couldn’t. According to a new report from SIGAR, the Pentagon only knows how it spent a third Read more about How the Pentagon Lost Track of $45 Billion in Afghanistan[…]

Toyota understands that patents stifle innovation, allows the use of Hydrogen Fuel Cell patents royalty free to foster innovation

Toyota is opening the door to the hydrogen future, making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. Announced today at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, this Toyota initiative will spur development and introduction of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world. Toyota will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents Read more about Toyota understands that patents stifle innovation, allows the use of Hydrogen Fuel Cell patents royalty free to foster innovation[…]

United Airlines and Orbitz resort to suing Skiplagged.com which is better and takes advantage of airlines’ stupid fee structure

Skiplagged.com found out that you can buy a cheaper ticket from A – B if you buy a ticket to C where B is a stop on the way (A – B – C) and then just get off at B. For example, a customer buying a ticket from New York to Los Angeles, where Read more about United Airlines and Orbitz resort to suing Skiplagged.com which is better and takes advantage of airlines’ stupid fee structure[…]

Recruiters look at your CV like this: Eye tracking study

Interestingly, recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume! They spend that time looking at: Name Current title / company Previous title / company Previous position start and end dates Current position start and end dates Education If you add a picture, they spend 19% of that time looking at the picture, not the Read more about Recruiters look at your CV like this: Eye tracking study[…]

Drones being used for package delivery by criminals

In November 2013: There have been local reports of a mini helicopter drone dropping 250 grams worth of what is thought to be cocaine onto a Brazilian prison. According to Brazilian news source Globo, the prison, Centro de Detenção Provisória 1 is 60 miles north of São José dos Campos and currently holds 1,605 prisoners. Read more about Drones being used for package delivery by criminals[…]

The Netherlands Must Outlaw Downloading, EU Court Rules

This will probably cost the copyright owners millions, because the current system won’t work any more. Considering studies keep showing that freely shared content sells better than DRM content, copyright will shoot itself further in the foot. Well done on furthering shortsighted, US business interests, EU. The Netherlands Must Outlaw Downloading, EU Court Rules (Update) Read more about The Netherlands Must Outlaw Downloading, EU Court Rules[…]

Bitcoin bloodbath as China shutters all trading sites

China’s central bank has ruled that all banks and payment service providers in the country must cease dealing in Bitcoin. The ruling, effective from April 15th, basically shutters all Bitcoin trading sites in the Middle Kingdom and means cash purchases will soon be the only way to buy into the virtual currency. via Bitcoin bloodbath Read more about Bitcoin bloodbath as China shutters all trading sites[…]

OKCoin Raises $10 Million to Become China’s ‘Largest Exchange’

OKCoin has grown rapidly over the past few weeks and is now the biggest Chinese exchange, according to its CEO Star Xu. He claims the exchange’s current daily trade volume is approximately 50,000 bitcoins per day. Interestingly, on top of that, the exchange allegedly trades 5 million litecoins per day. The company claims that at its Read more about OKCoin Raises $10 Million to Become China’s ‘Largest Exchange’[…]

NL High court rules that musicians should get money for every media sold that could copy music onto it

After having lost court case after court case, NORMA has won in the highest courts, saying that it should get money for each form of media – hard disk, ipod, SD Card, basically anything that allows digital content copied to it – in order to ‘pay the artists’ that could, potentially have their music copied Read more about NL High court rules that musicians should get money for every media sold that could copy music onto it[…]