Author Archives: Taiwo Talabi

Computer scientist shuts down mansplainer who told her to learn Java

[ad_1] Being a woman on the internet (or anywhere) is a frustrating experience. Computer scientist and professor at the University of Maryland, Jen Golbeck, like many others on the internet, talks about her life experiences on Twitter. This includes the nuances of being a highly experiences computer whiz in a world where the software doesn’t always meet your needs: Sometimes ...

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Unmasked?

[ad_1] THESE are tough times for champions of transparency. Julian Assange languishes at the Ecuadorean embassy in London; Edward Snowden in an undisclosed place in Russia. Rudolf Elmer, a Swiss banking whistle-blower, is contesting a 14-month suspended jail sentence. And if Claudio Gatti, an Italian investigative journalist, expected plaudits for a story he published on October 2nd claiming to identify ...

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United States Castigates Israel Over Settlement Plan – New York Times

[ad_1] Photo The Obama administration has condemned the Israeli government for approving plans to create a new Jewish settlement on the West Bank. The Eli settlement (foreground), pictured in 2015, overlooks Palestinian villages in the West Bank. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday castigated the Israeli government for approving plans to ...

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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask Our Small Business Expert Mike Glauser.

[ad_1] Startups being launched out of Silicon Valley may get all the press, but it is the small businesses across the country that create the jobs. Everything from coffee shops to florists and restaurants, help keep our economy spinning. Indeed, Main Street businesses represent two-thirds of companies across this country and employ 24 million workers, according to the Kauffman Center. ...

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Google Fiber enters the fiber optic business, needs a new name

[ad_1] With its acquisition of high-speed wireless internet access provider Webpass now completed, Google Fiber gets ready to offer hybrid systems. Future deployments will be all-wireless, all-fiber, or a hybrid of each technology. The post Google Fiber enters the fiber optic business, needs a new name appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link [wdi_feed id=”11″]

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Theresa May criticized the term ‘citizen of the world.’ But half the world identifies that way.

[ad_1] British Prime Minister Theresa May gives a keynote speech as she closes the 2016 Conservative Conference at the ICC Birmingham on Oct. 5 in Birmingham, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) In defense of the Brexit decision she now must implement, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that no “divisive nationalists” would hold up the process of exiting the European ...

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How you can help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew

[ad_1] Hurricane Matthew — the strongest storm to hit Haiti in more than 50 years — barreled down on the region in recent days, bringing significant flooding and damage.  The destruction comes to a region already experiencing high rates of instability due to widespread poverty, making the impact of the Category 4 storm especially devastating. Aid workers in the region ...

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A thumping win in a highly unpredictable tournament

[ad_1] BY THE TIME the last players were finishing their rounds, the winner of the 2016 Ryder Cup was already known. Team USA had not fallen behind their European opponents at any point during the three-day competition at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. The tournament is decided using match-play rules, whereby players score points for the number of holes ...

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For Alphabet companies that aren't Google the free-wheeling days are over

[ad_1] It’s been a year since Google formed Alphabet as a holding company to separate and organize its various projects and businesses. For some life got tougher with less free-wheeling decision-making, greater accountability, and restricted budgets. The post For Alphabet companies that aren't Google the free-wheeling days are over appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link [wdi_feed id=”11″]

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Underground schools reopen as bombs fall on east Aleppo

[ad_1] The rebel-held Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Sept. 25. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters) Five years of war have brought a new curriculum to eastern Aleppo’s schoolchildren. “My 8-year-old son knows all the weapons. He hears the sounds and says, ‘Dad, that was a barrel bomb. Dad, that was shelling,’” said Ali al-Halabi, a father of three. Out in the streets, ...

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