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Submission + - 93% of UK tech firms fearing huge industry crash (compelo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The majority of UK tech firms are concerned about stunted business expansion.

Intern Tech, an international and national provider of tailored internships, conducted the study.

Their findings reveal a troublesome gap between the university system, and the companies searching for relevant skills to propel their business models forward.

The UK tech industry is an emerging economic force that continues to out-perform European competitors.

With a growth rate doubling that of other economic sectors, the digital tech scene generated close to a whopping £170 billion in 2015. As such, it contributed a solid £97 billion to the UK’s wider economy in 2015.

Furthermore, the industry’s meteoric rise in job positions dwarfs that of other industries.

By 2016 it produced 85,000 opportunities, and boasts an increase of 13% in advertised salaries from 2012.

This progression is more than triple the amount of other non-digital markets, which weigh at a comparatively measly 4%.

However, while the darling of UK industry is displaying major potential as a global economic force, it’s suffering a drought of suitably skilled workers.

With no one to fulfil these blooming positions, and with the full ramifications of Brexit cast in conjecture, pundits fear that the UK tech industry will collapse on itself.

Of concern is that over six million graduates believe that their degrees are outdated. Following hot on the heels of this sentiment, is that almost 50% of UK grads are clueless as to how they can penetrate the tech industry’s most desired jobs.

Lastly, a troubling 5.6 million individuals across the nation regret the time and money they dedicated to achieving their degree.

The statistics uncover a worrying disconnect.

Job seekers hold inadequate qualifications that are incapable of populating the supply of tech jobs crucial to the industry.

Therefore, the data suggests that the university system is delivering a sub-par return of investment to its degree holders. Should this trend continue the consequences will have far-reaching impacts.

In light of Brexit, UK tech firms could suffer crushing financial blows if the job market remains underpopulated.

Furthermore, wary of invaluable IT degrees from the nation’s universities, potential students could take their talents and money overseas.

Submission + - Microsoft Sued Over Windows 10 Upgrade Causing "Data Loss" (theregister.co.uk)

dryriver writes: The Register reports: Three people in Illinois have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that its Windows 10 update destroyed their data and damaged their computers. The complaint, filed in Chicago's US District Court on Thursday, charges that Microsoft Windows 10 is a defective product and that its maker failed to provide adequate warning about the potential risks posed by Windows 10 installation – specifically system stability and data loss. The attorneys representing the trio are seeking to have the case certified as a class action that includes every person in the US who upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and suffered data loss or damage to software or hardware within 30 days of installation. They claim there are hundreds or thousands of affected individuals.
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Journal + - Journal: Japanese IME working on Linux Mint

Found some instructions here: http://www.localizingjapan.com/blog/2014/07/29/japanese-input-on-linux-mint-17-qiana-cinnamon/

They are out of date though. Basically you need to install IBus and you chosen IME (I used mozc) and then add it to the list in the IBus preferences. It says "Japanese" in there by default, but that apparently doesn't do anything and you have to install the IME. I would have thought that the basic Japanese entry would have at least let you enter kana... Oh well.

Submission + - In Fourth Lagrangian Area Spacecraft Finds No Earth-Trojan Asteroids, NASA's OSI (insentonews.com)

Joliaanderson12 writes: The Osiris-Rex spacecraft, which was heading for the near-Earth asteroid Pino, has successfully cleared part of the area surrounding the Trojan asteroids, NASA said on Friday. Although no such asteroids were detected, the survey showed that the main instrument on board the spacecraft worked much better than expected.

Submission + - LG Stylus 3 Mobile Phone Review (blogspot.com)

reddyram writes: Taking after the lead of the ancestors, LG has reported the Stylus 3 for India. Not at all like the more established variations, the Stylus 3 is pretty alluringly pressed in the equipment division

Submission + - An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood (sciencealert.com) 1

schwit1 writes: Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new evidence revealing that they don't just facilitate respiration — they also play a key role in blood production.

In experiments involving mice, the team found that they produce more than 10 million platelets (tiny blood cells) per hour, equating to the majority of platelets in the animals' circulation. This goes against the decades-long assumption that bone marrow produces all of our blood components.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco also discovered a previously unknown pool of blood stem cells that makes this happen inside the lung tissue — cells that were incorrectly assumed to mainly reside in bone marrow.

"This finding definitely suggests a more sophisticated view of the lungs — that they're not just for respiration, but also a key partner in formation of crucial aspects of the blood," says one of the researchers, Mark R. Looney.

Submission + - Call for the security of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to be tested

An anonymous reader writes: The IT minister of the Indian state of Karnataka has called for a hackathon for testing the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the recent elections in India.

In the elections in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, BJP, the party which is presently in power in the centre, won with a huge majority. Some from the opposition parties have argued that the EVMs may have been tampered with.

Narendra Modi, the present Prime Minister of India, was accused of using non-authoirzed EVMs in 2010 during the local elections in the state of Gujarat while he was a chief minister there. The EVMs were shown to be giving incorrect results.

In an earlier research done in 2010 by researchers from NetIndia, University of Michigan and a non-profit in Netherlands specializing in electronic voting related issues, the security of the electronic voting machines was found to be inadequate.

Submission + - Rede Lamartine - SoftBank and Ericsson to demonstrate 5G 28GHz (redelamartine.top)

An anonymous reader writes: Ericsson and SoftBank completed basic 5G trials on both 15 GHz and 4.5GHz spectrums in 2016
The companies now proceed to the next step of the 5G trial in Tokyo using Ericsson's 28 GHz mmWave 5G Test Bed which supports advanced features of 5G
Spectrum allocations in 4.5 GHz and 28GHz are leading candidates for 5G services in Japan.

Submission + - Judge OK's Petition for America's First 'Genderless' Person (heatst.com)

schwit1 writes: Home Culture Wars By Jillian Kay Melchior | 12:33 pm, March 25, 2017 A Portland student has become the first American to gain legal designation as “genderless”, following a ruling by a Multnomah County judge.

The March 10 decision, reported for the first time on Thursday, involved a 27-year-old who was born male but claimed to identify with no gender whatsoever. Judge Amy Holmes, who approved the petition, also last year approved a “non-binary” gender designation for another Portland resident.

The 27-year-old formerly known as Patrick Abbatiello, now legally designated agender, also got legal approval to change names, now going only by “Patch,” no surname. That name also serves as a pronoun, Patch explained to the local NBC affiliate this week.

Submission + - Super Mario Run was Launched for Android, iOS Updated Version (techdach.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Game Super Mario Run formally launched for Android-based mobile devices starting this weekend. Along with this launch also provided an update to the iOS version. This application will now be updated to version 2.0 and includes a variety of new features such as damage repair (bug fixes), and report-reports 9to5Mac.

One of the important updates Nintendo-made game is the addition of new playable characters and a different color Yoshi. Playing with Yoshi who have a particular color on Toad Rally will also open additional frogs of the same color with Yoshi.

In addition to new characters, this update makes one to four teaching (course) is available free of charge. Teaching can be unlocked by completing a number of challenges Bowser. Further completing one to four courses provide additional teaching to Toad Rally.

These are just some of the items included in the update that will be enjoyed both iOS and Android devices. The Android version was launched in version 2.0. Similar to iOS, Android version can be downloaded for free. App purchase for 10 dollars will unlock all levels of the game.

Submission + - Windows 10 forced upgrades spark legal action

AmiMoJo writes: Three people in Illinois have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that its Windows 10 update destroyed their data and damaged their computers. The complaint, filed in Chicago's US District Court on Thursday, charges that Microsoft Windows 10 is a defective product and that its maker failed to provide adequate warning about the potential risks posed by Windows 10 installation – specifically system stability and data loss. The attorneys representing the trio are seeking to have the case certified as a class action that includes every person in the US who upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and suffered data loss or damage to software or hardware within 30 days of installation. They claim there are hundreds or thousands of affected individuals. Last June, a California woman won $10,000 after a Windows 10 update disabled her PC.

Submission + - Google Chrome to Distrust Symantec SSLs for Mis-issuing 30,000 EV Certificates (techviral.uk)

techviral writes: Google announced its plans to punish Symantec by gradually distrusting its SSL certificates after the company was caught improperly issuing 30,000 Extended Validation (EV) certificates over the past few years.

The Extended Validation (EV) status of all certificates issued by Symantec-owned certificate authorities will no longer be recognized by the Chrome browser for at least a year until Symantec fixes its certificate issuance processes so that it can be trusted again.

Submission + - http://www.dtsystems.us/how-much-does-a-medical-transcriptionist-earn.html (dtsystems.us)

An anonymous reader writes: On an average, a medical transcriptionist earns somewhere around the domain of 40,000$. However it is largely dependent on a number of major factors that include the demand in the present time along the proficiency of the medical transcriptionist as well.

Submission + - Latest Leaked WikiLeaks Reveals How the CIA Collapse Apple Products (techdach.com)

An anonymous reader writes: WikiLeaks document to re-issue a new leak on Thursday. According to the latest documents that disclosed non-profit institutions leaker confidential data, the United States Intelligence Agency (CIA) has developed tools to break into Apple products, like the iPhone and MacBook.

The document describes the CIA attempt to hack some device that had been considered impenetrable. They use methods of hacking to access the product directly. Since it was developed in 2009 and 2013, the device was no possibility of infecting the latest Apple devices.

In a news conference, WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA had access to Apple products to sabotage their shipments (opened, infects, and sends back) will come out or into the United States.

However, CNET were not able to verify the authenticity of documents related to this. As of March, the CIA again declined to comment on the authenticity of the document. At that time, WikiLeaks disseminate information about the kinds of devices that hackers can attack the operating system from a variety of popular devices, including the Samsung SmartTV that require physical access to his hack.

"It is the duty of the CIA to be the most innovative, advanced and forward-thinking in order to protect the country from threats that come," said CIA. "Americans deserve it."

Apple states that employees vulnerable infected is a type of 3G in the iPhone series, which was launched in 2009. While the Mac series, cracks vulnerable have been addressed to any device that is released after the year 2013.

"We will never negotiate with WikiLeaks for any information," said Apple. "We have given instructions to keep them informed of any information through a standard procedure that we've applied. So far we have received no information that is not public domain. "

The device targeted Apple firmware, which is software that play a role in fundamental processes. One of the devices that were outlined in the CIA document was "Sonic Screwdriver" that can infect MacBook firmware via the Thunderbolt port.

Processes for its outbreak using the same loophole to the problems described by security researcher Trammel Hudson in 2015. They developed a hacking tool called "Thunderstrike 2" that infects Macbook firmware through the Thunderbolt port is a new gap anticipated Apple in 2015.

Another device described is used to infect Apple is a cache that could infect iPhones in 2008, according to Wikileaks exposure. They noted that these devices have been developed up to version 1.2. "The CIA has plagued the supply chain iPhones since 2008," said Wikileaks.

Submission + - Opera Mini Update Android features, this New Things were so Mainstay (techdach.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Opera Mini add and update some of their features in Android-based devices to improve the standard of content distribution, engagement, and accessibility of the mobile browser.

"Mobile browser will become a gateway for Internet users and lately almost all users to enjoy internet content on the small screen while on the move.

There are some of the challenges related to the availability of bandwidth, content distribution and accessibility," said Executive Vice President of Mobile Business Unit Opera Software, Nuno Sitima, in a written statement.

Opera update download manager to let users easily download more video and music as well as preventing clicking pop-up ads.

When users access social media, MP3, or sites to download movies, Opera Mini will automatically scan it and provide a link to download directly, users only need to activate Extreme Mode.

Downloadable content will appear in the form of drop-down menu at the top of the screen, without having to scroll the screen.

Opera Mini now features a newsfeed powered artificial intelligence (artificial intelligent) to read the user's habits. Mobile browser will display the message according to what is often read.

Unique compression technology of Opera Mini now extended to storage features of the page so the page size that is saved will be as small as 10% of its original size. This feature ensures that users save pages that contain important content desired.

When wearing extreme mode, boost video technology will save 50 percent more data and faster to load video.

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