Technology and Money

Mario Segale, namesake for Nintendo’s mascot, dies at 84
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Enlarge / Jumpman, circa 1981, before the Segale-inspired renaming to “Mario” Mario Segale, the Seattle real estate and construction business owner who inspired the name for Nintendo’s famous mascot, passed away on October 27 according to reports from The Seattle Times and The Auburn Reporter. He was 84 years old. Segale owned the business park […]

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Scientists find evidence of a black hole at our galaxy’s center
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Researchers have long suspected that a supermassive black hole lies in the center of our galaxy, and now they have strong evidence to support that suspicion. Using the Very Large Telescope — an array of four individual telescopes stationed in the At…

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Oracle, the Hardware Company
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For all of the dazzle of its rapidly evolving software portfolio, which includes a self-monitoring and self-patching database that also configures itself, as well as numerous cloud applications, Oracle has begun showing its credibility as a hardware vendor. Hardware has commoditized and will not return to the prominence it had in the early days of […]

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Changing Up Your Linux Distro
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It’s common for Linux users to hop between distributions and survey the field, and I recently reached a point where I had to seriously rethink the one I was using most of the time. Between hardware compatibility issues with my old standby and some discouraging missteps with other go-to choices, I felt the time had […]

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IT Resume Dos and Don'ts: Formatting for Readability
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In my career as an IT resume writer, I’ve seen a lot of IT resumes cross my desk, and I’d like to share some common of the most common formatting problems that I see regularly. Of course, an IT resume requires more than great formatting. It requires well-written, targeted content, and a clear story of […]

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Apple, Amazon, Google and others sign letter opposing Trump’s attempt to redefine gender
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A list of 50-plus companies, including some of tech’s top names, joined forces this week to pen a letter calling out the Trump administration over a reported plan to narrow gender definitions. Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and more drafted the letter (full text below) in response to a recent New York Times story […]

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Apple beats on Q4 earnings thanks to price hikes, stock still falls 4% after-hours
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Despite a beat on its Q4 quarterly earnings, Apple shares still managed to take a beating Thursday. Shares are down 4+ percent in after-hours trading after the company released its Q4 quarterly earnings report, detailing $62.90 billion in revenue beating analyst expectations of $61.57 billion, with earnings per share hitting $2.91 beating an expected $2.78 EPS. The results […]

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Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Jeep Renegade and Cherokee recalled for stalling     – Roadshow
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Each car is under a separate recall, because the root causes are different.

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Netflix will release 3 movies in theaters before you can stream them     – CNET
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Netflix is starting to play nice to get a better shot at prestigious filmmakers and awards.

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