Daily Articles: January 19, 2017

This app doesn’t just do your homework for you, it shows you how

A little confession from me. I was homeschooled (that’s not the confession part), and in 8th grade my algebra textbook had the answers to half the problems in the back. And when I was stumped, I… – The Verge

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Take a tour of Slack’s new NYC office

Slack has been busy lately. The two-year-old company has covered a lot of ground since it launched. Beyond growing to 4 million daily active users and 1.25.. – TechCrunch

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Up, up and g’day: Superdoreen is Miss Galaxy 1982

I came across this fabulous artwork in some catalogue or other and immediately fell in love. It’s by Julia Church, a screen print on… – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Chain React 2017: The React Native Conference

Join us at the beautiful Armory in downtown Portland July 10-11, 2017! Chain React: The React Native Conference will comprise of multiple talks on React Native given by mobile software engineers at Facebook, AirBnB, and others, on a variety of topics from beginner to expert level. We’re expecting a few hundred attendees and are working hard to put on a great conference. – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

A Large Corpus for Supervised Word-Sense Disambiguation

Posted by Colin Evans and Dayu Yuan, Software Engineers Understanding the various meanings of a particular word in text is key to understa… – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Google Summer of Code  |  Google Developers

Opportunity for post-secondary students to contribute to open source projects during summer break – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Microsoft shows popup in Windows 10 to advertise its shopping extension to Chrome users – Myce.com

Microsoft has started to advertise it’s Personal Shopping Assistant (PSA) extension for Chrome to Windows 10 users. Users of Microsoft’s latest operating system now receive a small notification above the Chrome icon stating, “Quickly compare prices online. Get Microsoft’s Personal Shopping Assistant for Chrome”. – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Bank Execs in Davos Privately Say London Clearing Probably Safe

London will probably end up winning the battle over its clearing industry, according to four top bankers in Davos, adding to the debate over whether the U.K.’s financial industry will be stripped of a crown jewel. – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Microsoft/dafny

dafny – Dafny is a verification-aware programming language – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Why?

At this point, I’m not even sure whether coaching is a good thing or not. So many people are doing it. And it’s actually caused a lot of damage in the world.   When I first set out on my… – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find

From gorillas to gibbons, a wide-ranging survey finds that the world’s primates are in steep decline. – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Korg’s new ARP Odyssey is a full-size remake of an iconic synth

After rumors and leaks, the company confirmed a new model during its NAMM announcements. – Engadget

January 19th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

With heart-firming embrace, squishy device keeps blood pumping

If it passes further tests, it could help millions of people with heart failure. – Ars Technica

January 19th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Nexdock turns Intel’s Compute Card into a 2-in-1 laptop

Intel announced the Compute Card at CES 2017 a few weeks ago. It’s a credit card-sized device that’s essentially a full computer, complete with CPU, GPU, and wireless connectivity. It’s designed to… – The Verge

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will star in DC’s Black Adam spinoff film

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will soon star in his own DC Comics movie. Deadline reports that the actor will star in Black Adam, a companion to the upcoming Shazam! where he’s already set to play the… – The Verge

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

How to keep your phone and your photos safe at the inauguration

On Friday, hundreds of thousands of people will arrive in downtown Washington for the inauguration of Donald Trump. Many will be there to celebrate the incoming president, but a significant number… – The Verge

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Watch an Atlas V rocket launch an infrared surveillance satellite

The United Launch Alliance is kicking off its first mission of the year with the launch of its Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this evening. The vehicle will be sending an infrared… – The Verge

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

All new executive branch .gov domains will ditch HTTP, enforce HTTPS

Government websites just took a serious step toward robust security. Today, the Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council announced that all new.. – TechCrunch

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Amazon is creating an apprenticeship program to train veterans for tech jobs

Amazon and the U.S. Department of Labor have signed an agreement to create a registered apprenticeship program to train veterans for tech jobs at the online.. – TechCrunch

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Uber settles FTC lawsuit claiming it misled drivers about pay

Uber settled a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission today for $20 million. The lawsuit alleged that the ride-hailing app recruited drivers.. – TechCrunch

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

XNOR.ai frees AI from the prison of the supercomputer

Machine learning and AI are incredible tools, but they also require a similarly incredible amount of computing power. If that requirement could be cut by a.. – TechCrunch

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Hacking the Army

A hacker prodding a public-facing Army recruitment website in early December stumbled upon a vulnerability, then another, until he found himself.. – TechCrunch

January 19th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Avaya files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, won’t sell contact center assets | ZDNet

Avaya has $6 billion in debt maturing within a year and said that its balance sheet was hampering its transformation to become more software and services based. – Hacker News

January 19th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News