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The Guardian

The tech giants can’t afford to alienate their key asset: software engineers | John Naughton

The Guardian | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

Skilled coders have transformed Google and Facebook into world beaters, but recent scandals won’t help in retaining their servicesArthur C Clarke’s adage that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” may or may not be true, but what is definitely true is that computer software has magical properties. It’s pure “thought stuff”: a programmer has an idea; they encapsulate it as a string of symbols that are then fed into an

The Guardian

Where is the boundary between your phone and your mind?

The Guardian | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

As our online existences become less distinct from ‘real life’, experts raise concern about the growing power of big techMany of the boundary lines in our lives are highly literal, and, for the most part, this is how we’ve been trained to think of boundaries: as demarcations shored up by laws, physical, legal, or otherwise, that indicate exactly where one thing ends and another begins. Here is the border of your property; here is the border of your body;

The Guardian

Cory Booker tests 2020 waters with early dip into New Hampshire

The Guardian | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

The Democratic New Jersey senator is in the granite state, pressing flesh and preaching love in divided political timesOn a frigid Saturday morning a full 14 months before the New Hampshire primary, Democrats warmed themselves with coffee as they waited for Cory Booker. The New Jersey senator, a potential candidate for president in 2020, was to appear in the suburban living room of a former state senator. Related: ‘The party could explode’: Democrats

The Guardian

EJ Bradford's family: ‘If he had been white they wouldn’t have shot him’

The Guardian | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

Two weeks after Emantic Bradford Jr was killed in an officer-involved shooting at a mall, his family spoke of the ways race factors into how police engage with peopleOn Thanksgiving, April Pipkins’ phone died. The mother of three didn’t bother to charge it. If her oldest son didn’t come home, he would probably be at his father’s house. Related: EJ Bradford was shot three times from behind by officer, autopsy reveals Continue reading...

The Guardian

2018 is worst year on record for gun violence in schools, data shows

The Guardian | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

Research cited by Sandy Hook Promise counted 94 incidents, a near 60% increase on the previous high, 59, set in 2006This year has been by far the worst on record for gun violence in schools, the advocacy group Sandy Hook Promise said, citing research by the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Related: Newly empowered Democrats ramp up calls for stronger gun control Continue reading...

The Guardian

The dramatic arrest that threatens to ramp up trade tensions between the US and China | Will Hutton

The Guardian | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

Trump might have a point in his anxiety about Xi’s ambitions on the technology frontThe arrest and request for extradition of a top executive of one of the world’s biggest tech companies is scarcely business as usual. But that is what happened to Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver last Saturday. The US wants to try her on charges of busting its trade sanctions against Iran. If the extradition is successful – the case is adjourned

CBS News

Dramatic abort derails Delta 4 spy satellite launch

CBS News | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

Flares had already ignited at the base of the 23-story-tall rocket to burn away excess hydrogen gas, a routine safety precaution, when the abort was ordered

The Guardian

Vasiliy Lomachenko v José Pedraza: WBO/WBA lightweight title unification fight – live!

The Guardian | World media » US News aktuálně » 09. prosinec, 2018

Lightweights clash at Madison Square Garden for WBO and WBA titlesNavarrete upsets Dogboe for WBO junior featherweight title on undercardTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.33am GMT Lomachenko has unified the WBO and WBA lightweight titles by a unanimous verdict. The ringside judges handed down scores of 119-107, 117-109 and 117-109. A bit steeper than our 116-110 but the correct decision. 5.28am GMT Round 12Lomachenko clearly wants a knockout.

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