May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

Is America’s Strongest Biometric Privacy Law About To Be Gutted?

Facebook could win a class action lawsuit over its facial recognition feature if this BIPA amendment passes in Illinois. One way to avoid difficult legislation is to change the law altogether. Read Full Story Read Full Story About The Huddle Feed

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

How Uber is designing an app that works in more than 400 cities

Uber may have been the target of considerable (and deserved) flack for its new logo in February, but the rideshare company has bigger design challenges on its mind than simply rebranding. Uber wants to make transportation “as reliable as running water,” Ethan Eismann, Uber’s director of product design, said at the

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

This is how you Snapchat while climbing Mount Everest

Cory Richards had just summited Mount Everest, without oxygen, and his attempt to share his hard won victory with the world was being scuttled by the most mundane of tech issues. He was standing more than 29,000 feet above sea level, on the world’s tallest peak, and his cell phone wouldn’t

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

Microsoft will no longer let you use ’12345′ as your password

The golden age of passwords is coming to a close. The change started when websites started rating passwords as we were creating them, trying to get us to add some capital letters and symbols to boost their status from weak to strong. SEE ALSO: Google’s password-killing project is coming later

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

It’s official: We now get most of our news from social media

The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published on Thursday by Pew Research Center Pew surveyed over 4,600 people who told them that they’re increasingly using their favorite social media platforms — Facebook, Twitter,

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

"Twilight Zone" Mastermind On Why Your Lying Child Is Destined For Genius (Or Jail)

PBS Digital Studios animated a 53-year-old interview with Rod Serling in which he talks about childhood creativity. “Some liars go to prison, others write television shows,” said Rod Serling. Luckily for TV history, Serling falls into the latter camp—he created the kooky science fiction series The Twilight Zone in 1959.

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

HP gets serious about gaming again with eye-popping Omen PCs

HP is ready to make a big splash in PC gaming again. It’s been almost a decade since HP snapped up Voodoo, the wild and wooly PC manufacturer that built some of the most powerful and odd-looking gaming PCs on the planet. Since then HP has gone through many transitions

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

Verizon’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Play To Take On Netflix, Amazon, Google & Facebook

The telecom giant, which is in talks to acquire Yahoo, wants a piece of the digital content revolution. It’s barely noon and the teenage girls at AOL’s live studio in downtown Manhattan are already doing the giggle-scream, their excitement at the sight of Beau Mirchoff, star of MTV’s Awkward, bubbling

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

This Startup Promises To Make Paperwork Less Of A Nightmare For Freelancers

For a monthly fee, AND CO takes care of financial paperwork and tracks projects, offering structured support for the self-employed. The number of nontraditional careers, from traditional freelancing to multi-job juggling in the gig economy, has only grown since the Great Recession. But taking the reins of your own employment

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May 26, 2016 by The Huddle Feed in Technology

Four Lessons On Work Culture That I Learned At Google

The cofounder of Google Analytics explains how he’s borrowing what he liked best at Google to build his new startup’s culture. I spent nearly 10 years at Google doing all kinds of stuff. I watched the company grow, change, get better, get worse, make mistakes, find solutions, and evolve—all from

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