Report examines how to make technology work for society

[ad_1] MIT’s Task Force on the Work of the Future has released a report that punctures some conventional wisdom and builds a nuanced picture of the evolution of technology and jobs. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Automation is not likely to eliminate millions of jobs any time soon—but the U.S. still needs vastly improved policies […]

'Red Dead Online' players can pick up work as bounty hunters next week

[ad_1] As Rockstar revealed in early August, you’ll be able to play as a bounty hunter, trader or collecter. Each role offers unique abilities, equipment and clothing. Whenever you complete a task or mission tied to each role, you’ll receive experience points. Depending on your Frontier Pursuit, tracking down a bounty or finding a collectible […]

Apple loosens grip on iPhone repair work

[ad_1] Apple, in a policy shift, will make it easier for consumers to get repairs for iPhones at independent service shops Apple on Thursday said it will begin supplying parts and training to independent repair shops, offering more options to service for devices made by the California tech giant. The change of course came in […]

Union, AT&T say 20,000 striking workers coming back to work

[ad_1] Members of the Communications Workers of America walk a picket line outside of an AT&T office, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Miami. CWA union members in the southeast went on strike Friday over unfair labor practices by management during negotiations for a new contract. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) AT&T and the Communications Workers of America […]

Building computers the way our brains work

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain We are approaching the limit for how much more microprocessors can be developed. Gunnar Tufte proposes building computers in a completely new way, inspired by the human brain and nanotechnology. Gunnar Tufte is a professor of computer technology, but his research has taken him in some surprising directions. He’s now […]

Building computers the way our brains work

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain We are approaching the limit for how much more microprocessors can be developed. Gunnar Tufte proposes building computers in a completely new way, inspired by the human brain and nanotechnology. Gunnar Tufte is a professor of computer technology, but his research has taken him in some surprising directions. He’s now […]

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

[ad_1] In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. Major phone companies are telling the country’s state attorneys general that they will do more against robocalls. It’s the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) Major phone companies are […]

Employees urge Google not to work with US immigration officials

[ad_1] Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop “engaging in human rights abuses.” A petition signed by more than 600 “Googlers” as of late afternoon was prompted by word that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was preparing to request bids […]

Engineers work on warning system for urban flooding using traffic cameras

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain It’s the night of Sept. 8, 2014. Over metropolitan Phoenix, a summer monsoon collides with a dying Pacific hurricane. Rain gushes from the skies. Freeway pumps on Interstate 10 fail. Early morning commuters abandon their cars, which simply float away. Interstate 17 and U.S. 60 in Mesa also flood because […]

Looking for work? Your next job interview might just come by text message

[ad_1] by Edward C. Baig Credit: CC0 Public Domain When the text message popped up on his iPhone, Malcolm Barnes was skeptical. Could this really be from a recruiter? Sure, he had applied online for a job. But in the era of data breaches, spam and scams, he wasn’t sure whether to trust it. “I’ve […]