Want a job at Google’s new self-driving car company? They’re hiring | Technology | The Guardian

New job postings reveal how the company plans to bring its autonomous cars to market, pointing to a large manufacturing operation

Source: Want a job at Google’s new self-driving car company? They’re hiring | Technology | The Guardian

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

We Are All Confident Idiots

The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.
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This is a really interesting article from a general but also a journalistic perspective.
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Monkey selfie case: judge rules animal cannot own his photo copyright

A San Francisco court said that while the protection of law could be extended to animals, there was no indication that it was in the Copyright Act.

Source: Monkey selfie case: judge rules animal cannot own his photo copyright

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Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life

Facebook’s Android app negatively impacts performance and battery life, even when it’s only running in the background, users find

Source: Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life 

Facebook does not have the greatest track record with its Android app. Users have long complained about performance issues and it sucking up battery and last year Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, took the unusual step of making his staff ditch their iPhones and move to Android until they sorted out the issues.

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Search engine lets users find live video of sleeping babies

Shodan’s search engine capabilities show the need for ‘internet of things’ security to be taken more seriously

Source: Search engine lets users find live video of sleeping babies

This article explores the issues around ‘the internet of things’. As our devices become more and more integrated, for example, using your smartphone to operate the lights in your home, open the garage door or keep an eye on your baby sleeping upstairs, the potential for hacking and disruption of services increases.

Do we want a software update to result in a denial of service just because we are not using the manufacturers preferred supplier of light bulbs.

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The Twitter murder that never happened – BBC News

It was a horrific crime that came to light in a series of impassioned tweets that gripped and appalled South Africa. But it was all made up.

Source: The Twitter murder that never happened – BBC News

This story describes how one writer used Twitter to deliver a story and how it was misinterpreted as being real at the time with contributors offering support and re-tweeting the story as it emerged.

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The internet is obsessed with this new Acapella app

An a cappella app by PicPlayPost is the internet’s new obsession

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Why an opera singer’s penis is worth more than a dancer’s

Most men will tell you their penis is priceless. But on the opera stage the family jewels are worth $67.62.

Source: Why an opera singer’s penis is worth more than a dancer’s 

Now that I have your attention…the really interesting thing about this article is the inclusion of interactive media, a direction we are are moving in with our new level 4 module ‘Interactive Media’. This module is actually a more relevant name for what was previously called ‘Web Animation’.

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New smartphone battery can charge to 48% in five minutes | Technology | The Guardian

Huawei’s quick-charging lithium-ion batteries power up 10 times faster than regular batteries by using new technique

Source: New smartphone battery can charge to 48% in five minutes | Technology | The Guardian

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How a digital rights project ranks tech firms and attempts to fix global failure

User agreements are written for regulators and lawyers but a new database intends to help consumers make more informed choices to ensure data is protected

No one reads those interminable terms of service agreements onInstagram, WhatsApp and their like. But they could make the difference between life and death, according to Rebecca MacKinnon.

“It may be about whether you get tortured for what you wrote on Facebook or not, or whether you get tried based on some of the stuff you had in your text messages or something you uploaded. They’re worth a lot to human beings,” said MacKinnon, the leader of a new project that hopes to show people just what they are signing away when they blindly click “agree”

Source: How a digital rights project ranks tech firms and attempts to fix global failure

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