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Thousands of Hong Kongers march for democracy
HONG KONG (AP) " Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year.Chanting "No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage,"...
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Rae Morris: The pop star who wanted to be a waitress
Meet Rae Morris, the pop star who wanted to be a waitress
[BBC News UK]

Foxconn denies it will cut jobs due to falling smartphone prices and rising wages
Foxconn says it has no plans to reduce headcount after a Reuters report said the Apple supplier planned to cut its workforce significantly Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, has come out swinging with a strong denial of a report that it plans (...)
[The Guardian]

CyanogenMod CEO wants to
CyanogenMod CEO McMaster said some interesting things recently. To remove all doubts right from the get go, here's how McMaster introduced himself: "I'm the CEO of Cyanogen. We're attempting to take Android away from Google." Asked to detail his vision, McMaster explained that Cyanogen wants to (...)
[OSNews]

CyanogenMod CEO wants to "take Android away from Google"
CyanogenMod CEO McMaster said some interesting things recently. To remove all doubts right from the get go, here's how McMaster introduced himself: "I'm the CEO of Cyanogen. We're attempting to take Android away from Google." Asked to detail his vision, McMaster explained that Cyanogen wants to (...)
[OSNews]

New programming language for fast simulations
Programming is a time-consuming process, and it may take many years to develop even a basic simulator. Researchers want to simplify this process. They have created a language similar to the language of mathematics. This allows them to subdivide the work process in such a way that reduces the (...)
[Science daily]

Microsoft is ready to be loved again
"We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. That is our bold goal." (...)
[OSNews]

BlackBerry wants to legally force competitors to support BB10
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has published an open letter to US president Obama on net neutrality. Interestingly enough, he conflates net neutrality with what he calls "content/application neutrality". At the beginning of the letter it's a bit unclear what he means by this, but later one, all (...)
[OSNews]

Humorous complaining: Funny online reviews get lots of attention but do they get results?
Unless you're just looking to entertain your fellow online shoppers, you may want to think twice about writing that funny Amazon or Yelp review. According to a new study, humorous complaints get a lot more attention from other consumers but may not be taken seriously by (...)
[Science daily]

Teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual reality assertiveness training
Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimized after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, a new study finds. 'My Voice, My Choice' teaches girls to stand up for themselves, and that coercive (...)
[Science daily]

Intrusive monitoring of internet use by parents actually leads adolescents to increase their risky online behavior
The concern of many parents regarding their children's online habits tend to relate to hazardous behaviors, ranging from the disclosure of personal information on public forums and revealing feelings to strangers, to face-to-face meetings with strangers. Parents, naturally, want to prevent such (...)
[Science daily]

Quirkbot wants to help children build hackable robots – from drinking straws
Startup seeks $55k on crowdfunding website Kickstarter for its programmable microcontroller toy that aims to get kids coding Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Gamergate victim starts help site
Zoe Quinn, who was the victim of harassment during at the height of the Gamergate furore, wants to help others prevent online attacks before they start.
[BBC News]

Pirate party founder: 'Online voting? Would you want 4chan to decide your government?'
Rick Falkvinge backs electronic voting but warns of potential for abuse if the process goes entirely online In 2012, a contest for US schools to win a gig by Taylor Swift was hijacked by members of the 4chan website, who piled ​on its online vote in an attempt to send the pop star to a school (...)
[The Guardian]

Help wanted: Fast food cashier, $15 an hour
Researchers have released a working paper verifying the ability of American fast food restaurants to more than double the minimum wage of their lowest paid workers to $15 an hour over a four-year period without causing the widespread employment losses and decline in profits often cited by (...)
[Science daily]

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