Technology and Money

US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science
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itwbennett (1594911) writes “Despite the hot job market and competitive salaries, the share of Computer Science degrees as a percentage of BA degrees has remained essentially unchanged since 1981, according to data from the National Center for Educational Statistics’ Digest of Educational Statistics. If history is any indication, it will take a cultural phenomenon to […]

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Former Subway sandwich franchisee cops to $40,000 gift-card hack scheme
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A former Subway sandwich shop franchisee pled guilty to taking part in a scheme to hack point-of-sale terminals for at least 13 stores and obtaining gift cards worth $40,000. Shahin Abdollahi, who also ran a business that sold and maintained point-of-sale terminals, sold the computerized checkout registers to the Subway shops that were illegally accessed, […]

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Microsoft sticking to its guns so far, leaving XP unpatched and exploited
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Last month’s Patch Tuesday was meant to bring with it the final ever updates for Windows XP. However, Microsoft went ahead and released another patch for the ancient operating system to fix a flaw that was being exploited in the wild. This month’s Patch Tuesday looks like it’s going to play out a little differently. […]

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Log your fabulous life with this $663 designer handbag
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What do you get when you put Autographer, creator of that lifelogging camera we saw in 2013, and quirky British designer Lulu Guinness together? If you guessed a zany handbag for wannabe spies and fashionistas obsessed with documenting their every…

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This Wall-Mounted Espresso Machine Is Dripping With Good Looks
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Espresso is a subtle, elegant beverage . So it’s only natural that the equipment used to brew it is as beautiful as the dark elixir itself. Such is the case with the Strietman ES3—a lever operated device with copper and wood parts that you mount on the wall. Read more…

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Russian rocket ruckus irrationally imperils ISS
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Officials threaten to pull plug on spaceflight cooperation The ongoing political standoff between the US and Russia could put the future of the International Space Station (ISS) in doubt.…

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Auxmoney Pulls In $16M To Take Its P2P Money-Lending …
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Germany's Auxmoney, a peer-to-peer marketplace for lending money, has closed a $16 million Series B funding round, led by Foundation Capital. Partech.. … Auxmoney co-founder Raffael Johnen told TechCrunch that it plans to use the new funding to ramp up its operations by expanding its headcount (currently at around 60 staff) — and investing in […]

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The weird and wonderful mind of H.R Giger is no more
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Swiss surrealist signs off after accident at home Obit  Hans Rudolf Giger, the Swiss artist and designer who scared a generation of movie-goers witless with his Alien creations, has died at the age of 74 after a falling accident at his Swiss home.…

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Huawei Announces Its Ascend P7; Comes With An 8MP Front-Facing Camera
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Huawei has finally unveiled its successor to last year’s Ascend P6, the Ascend P7. The handset sports a premium design and comes with an equally premium price tag to go with the same. It features top-notch connectivity options all of which comes packaged into a slim 6.5mm thin construction which Huawei claims is the slimmest […]

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