An exhaustive analysis of pixels and resolutions has found some bizarre inconsistencies with the 1080p browser output of streaming kingpin Netflix, with stats suggesting its 1080p output isn't actually 1080p when using some underground niche browsers like, er, Chrome and Firefox.The official stats are buried within a Netflix support page, which says that Chrome, Firefox and Opera can only support HD video up to 720p via HTML5 -- while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge can push out 1080p resolution should your internet be fast enough.It's almost as is Microsoft has bunged an enormous amount of money at Netflix to buy some tech superiority to boast about, eh?Although perhaps it's not all an enormous conspiracy, as users of Safari through Mac OS X 10.10.3 or higher should also get full 1080p video as long as their roadside BT cabinet isn't too congested on the evening in question.That said, if you're broadcasting browser tabs to a TV, you're not really doing streaming right.A Roku or Chromecast or [Chinese clone of choice] ought to be able to handle 1080p streams if your internet pipe's fat enough, so it's only going to inconvenience pixel counters hooking up PCs and laptops through cables and full-screening the web player.
Business leaders who have opted to wait out a tech jobs hiring crunch to fill or add positions in their organization may want to consider getting off the sidelines.When a talent shortage article is published, it s likely that some people in the audience will roll their eyes and think that they each know a half-dozen talented IT professionals who are either under-employed or unemployed.Analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics by corporate advisory and strategy firm CEB shows that by 2020, the U.S. could have 1.4 million open computing jobs.Eóin O Toole, co-founder and managing partner of recruiter Arete Partners, notes that when employers turn up their noses at night school and online certificate programs, they exacerbate the problem.That may mean encouraging people with backgrounds not typical of those in science, technology, engineering and math.Programs aimed at adults are bringing people into STEM careers from seemingly unlikely backgrounds.
View photosMoreDirector Steven Spielberg poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of the film "The BFG" Le Bon Gros Geant out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 14, 2016.Another virtual reality film showing in Cannes is "Giant", whose director Milica Zec says the immersive experience means audiences can choose where they look and what they see.Zec and Darnell agree the technology still has a long way to go but virtual reality films will one day become the norm."I just hope it doesn't forget the story when it starts enveloping us in a world that we can see all around us and make our own choices of what to look at."In other signs that Cannes is embracing the new this year, it has also partly opened the door for streaming video giants, allowing Amazon to make its debut.It kicked off with Woody Allen's 'Cafe Society', one of five Amazon films selected.
People walk past stores promoting the Apple iPhone 6S in the southern city of Shenzhen on January 26, 2016. Google and Apple, two of the world s most powerful technology giants, respectively unveiled deals with major Chinese technology companies Xiaomi and Didi Chuxing in the past week, fuelling speculation about their China market strategy - or, in the case of Google, China market comeback strategy. The two respective giants controlling the Android and iOS mobile operating systems are in a hurry to find the next growth drivers China, as the world s largest smartphone market enters middle-age, with growth rates in handset sales set to cool. Apple has to wrestle with falling iPhone sales, while Google needs to first find its way back into China since pulling out in 2010. Google s search business could return via Sogou, the mainland s third largest search engine company owned by Sohu.com, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be named The two companies have discussed a partnership where Google would perform some of the searches and Sogou would conduct the results screening. Meanwhile Apple s US$1 billion investment in car-hailing app Didi Chuxing is seen as a win-win deal that would help Apple score new growth in China amid falling sales of iPhones.
Web: You already know your resume should look good, stand out from the pile, and be customized for every job you apply to, but doing all of that isn t easy.EnhanCV can help, and makes sure your resume is suited for the job you want, and optimizes it to get through applicant tracking systems and screening robots.The service is free to start, and starts you off by asking you questions about your career, interest fields, background, and experience.Once you fill in all of the fields, the site offers tips and career advice to help you make sure your resume is readable and full of the information you need to land a new job—and that s attractive to hiring managers and HR reps.In addition to the usual information about your skills, work history, education, and experience, EnhanCV also lets you add things like your day to day in graph form, some of your hobbies and other personal tidbits to add flavor to your resume, your volunteer work, and other interests that may tip the scales in your favor.If you d like other options, consider the previously mentioned CV Maker, Sumry, another webapp we love, or our own Lifehacker resume template.
People walk past stores promoting the Apple iPhone 6S in the southern city of Shenzhen on January 26, 2016.Photo: ReutersGoogle and Apple, two of the world s most powerful technology giants, respectively unveiled deals with major Chinese technology companies Xiaomi and Didi Chuxing in the past week, fuelling speculation about their China market strategy - or, in the case of Google, China market comeback strategy.Apple has to wrestle with falling iPhone sales, while Google needs to first find its way back into China since pulling out in 2010.A visitor experiences virtual reality goggles of Google Cardboard at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference at the National Convention Center in Beijing on April 26, 2016.Photo: EPAGoogle s search business could return via Sogou, the mainland s third largest search engine company, which is owned by Sohu.com, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be named The two companies have discussed a partnership where Google would perform some of the searches and Sogou would conduct the results screening.Meanwhile Apple s US$1 billion investment in car-hailing app Didi Chuxing is seen as a win-win deal that would help Apple score new growth in China.
Together with an anti-racism and an anti-homophobia group, UEJF published a report earlier this month showing Twitter, Facebook and Google s YouTube deleted only a small number of posts flagged as hateful, threatening or promoting violence.Over the course of about six weeks in April and May, members of French anti-discrimination groups flagged unambiguous hate speech that promoted racism, homophobia or anti-Semitism.Over 90 percent of the posts pointed out to Twitter and YouTube remained online within 15 days on average following requests for removal, according to the study by UEJF, SOS Racisme and SOS Homophobie.There needs to be more moderation, but it s complicated and expensive, Gilles Clavreul, the delegate to France s prime minister on fighting racism and anti-Semitism, said this week on French radio, after the research was published.Criticism has amplified since terror attacks in Paris last year, with administrations from the U.K. to the U.S. calling on Silicon Valley companies for help in the fight against terrorism.Representatives for Twitter and Facebook didn t immediately respond to requests for comment.A representative for Google in Paris said the company had no comment.According to the report, the content still online includes a comment on Facebook saying that homosexuals are disgusting; a YouTube video that uses a derogatory term for black people and said go back home you apes; and a Twitter post that applauded the Brussels attacks and stated Death to the Jews.I think there isn t enough money put in and the moderators aren t necessarily prepared appropriately for the challenge.
Speaking at the Cannes film festival, where a number of VR movies are screening alongside his own movie, The BFG, the three-time Oscar-winner suggested the new format risked undermining directors control of their art.I just hope it doesn t forget the story when it starts enveloping us in a world that we can see all around us and make our own choices to look at, added Spielberg.Film-maker Eric Darnell, whose six-minute VR film Invasion is also playing at the festival, said he believed virtual reality film-making would one day become the norm.It is its own thing and we have to discover so much about what are the tools in our toolbox, Darnell told Reuters.Another virtual reality film, Milica Zec s Giant, is also playing at Cannes.The festival has dedicated a pavilion to the immersive technology, featuring screenings and discussions, as part of its Marché du Film programme.
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Abhay Parekh is the co-founder and CEO of recruiting startup Lytmus.As every entrepreneur knows, an idea is only as good as the team executing it.The winnowed down pool is then vetted through a series of interviews, and the emerging finalist s are offered a job.The hope is that the combination of resume screening and time consuming interviews will result in the best future employees: ones who will help make the company a big success.Unfortunately, things don t usually work out so perfectly.You shouldn t focus solely on candidates who have worked at hot companies since you will tend to overlook great people from lesser known companies.Since everyone is going after the same set of people, especially for technical jobs, the candidate pool can often be overfishedThus the chance that your startup is going to snag a real star, is extremely small.There are numerous studies that show there is a high degree of bias introduced by an over-reliance on resumes and a tendency for interviewers to simply look for people much like themselves.Once the work product is in, interviewers should heavily weight their evaluation on that result/performance.While job requirements vary greatly, even for small teams at early stage startups, there are two simple rules that will help drive you to better hiring across any open positions.
But today, Comic-Con San Diego got some very good news about its 2016 show.The film will be shown at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and will be displayed on a large-format, IMAX screen.Though the event will be part of Comic-Con, it is not exclusive to Comic-Con attendees, and those who attended the recent 50th anniversary fan event in Los Angeles have already received invites to the screening.If you re looking to try to score a few tickets for yourself, be ready, as they are expected to be available soon.Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, and Idris Elba.The film is set to hit theaters everywhere on July 22, 2016.
Earlier this month, Hoggan became the target of an ongoing congressional inquiry after the House Oversight Committee learned he received $90,000 in bonuses while airport security failed to improve.According to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger, Hoggan will be reassigned to new duties while Darby LaJoye takes over his role.Neffenger and his boss, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, promised that more than 300 extra TSA officers would be assigned to Chicago s airports by mid-August — 58 of them within the next three weeks — and that 100 more part-time workers in Chicago would be promoted to full time.In addition to replacing Hoggan and hiring more officers, Neffenger announced the creation of a National Incident Command Center to better allocate department resources on the fly.These adjustments will enable more focused leadership and screening operations at critical airports, wrote Neffenger.Given how well the TSA currently operates, it might even be true.
OpenZika allows users to contribute computing power to help identify anti-Zika drug candidatesIBM has invited users to join a community grid project aimed at finding drugs that could cure Zika, a virus linked to birth defects that has reached epidemic levels in South America.Zika is spread by daytime-active mosquitoes and produces mild or no symptoms, but has been linked to birth defects in children whose mothers have been infected.World Community Grid, founded in 2004 as a philanthropic effort, currently has more than 700,000 individual members and 470 institutional contributors across 80 countries, running more than 3 million computers and mobile devices, according to IBM.Large-scale molecule screeningThe screening results are then to be shared with researchers and the general public so that scientists can run laboratory experiments on the molecules, IBM said.Other IBM technology has been used to help governments track disease outbreaks in areas such as Sierra Leone, the company said.Last year IBM bought Chicago-based medical imaging company Merge Health for $1 billion £660m , in a move designed to help its new Watson-powered health analytics unit better collect and process medical data.
Some people don t have a choice, as they re issued a work device but still want a separate phone for personal use.Whether you own your own business or just want to more closely guard your number, here s a sampling of the two-number options worth considering.It s pretty straightforward: you sign up for an account and select a phone number, which you get to pick from several choices based on the area code you want.Once that s done, it s $10 per month for unlimited texts and inbound calls, 5,000 outbound minutes, call screening, and a few other features.The design could use a few splashes of paint as there s some persistent Holo design hanging around, but the app definitely gets the job done.It works over your carrier network, although Wi-Fi calling is part of the $3 per month Pro upgrade, which also kills the ads from the interface and ensures that your number doesn t disappear.
The move comes nearly two weeks after a contentious committee hearing and as lawmakers learned that Hoggan had received $90,000 in bonuses despite security snafus and long lines at US airports.TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said, "These adjustments will enable more focused leadership and screening operations at critical airports in the national transportation system."As passengers have been confronted by massive security lines at US airports, lawmakers found Hoggan had been awarded the bonus despite a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report highlighting pitiful security operations.During the House Oversight Committee hearing May 12, Neffenger said that when he joined this organization last year, I found an organization with 5,800 fewer screeners and it had fewer front-line officers than it had four years previously.Hoggan, TSA s security chief since May 2013, was replaced by his deputy, Darby LaJoye, who will serve on an interim basis.The TSA expects a 4 percent increase in the number of passengers this summer, about 231 million flight travelers in all.
"We are taking a very traditional profession and delivering it in a very modern way," Roni Frank, Talkspace's co-founder and head of clinical services, told me.You can use it if it's 4am and you can't sleep.One of their bots is named Sim Sensei.In a 2014 study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, Gratch and his team had 239 volunteers go through a health screening in which they interacted with a bot interviewer which they called a virtual human VH ."We had this empathetic listening that draws people out to make them say more things, plus a feeling of anonymity," said Gratch.To make Sensei, Gratch and his team spent years studying how people convey to each other that they're interested in what another person is saying, something called "active listening."Their results suggested that — at least for treating the handful of psychiatric disorders they reviewed — doing the therapy online was just as effective as doing in person."Another therapist I spoke to who wanted to stay anonymous because of the sensitive nature of her clientele — she works with sex offenders and pedophiles — said she'd never work for a platform like Talkspace or Betterhelp, since meeting in person with her clients is so crucial to her.
The National Cancer Screening Register NCSR will also replace state-based registers.According to healthcare IT outlet Pulse IT, Telstra Health's Ruth Salom will lead the project.Salom's background includes four years leading SA Pathology.Telstra subsidiary Emerging Systems will handle integration and medical record development.Fuji Xerox will subcontract the mailing systems, and multinational United Health Group UHG will provide contact centre services.The national register is due to be in operation by May 1 2017, and Fairfax reckons Telstra has begun headhunting with approaches to staff of Cytology Victoria.
Hauled before Congress for a ritual grilling, TSA chief Peter Neffenger pledged to increase staffing including sniffer dogs and encourage more people to enroll in the TSA Pre-Check program, in which trusted travelers who ve undergone background checks and paid a fee pass through a quicker, less rigorous screening.The Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats ALERT Center at Northeastern University is a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence a swanky name for funded R centers that is looking into the future of security checkpoints, and it s got some intriguing ideas.We have good preliminary results.These technological innovations are useful, but should be viewed as supplements, not replacements for people, Sela argues.Every car and every passenger must pass through several layers of screening before they even get near the check-in hall, and most of that screening is behavioral or psychological.That looking involves exhaustive questions about travel plans, backgrounds, and luggage.
The recipe for a great manager - according to job ads. You must be clear. It is the search Utbildning.se who have gone through 1754 job ads and listed the most common skills that are in demand. A slight difference from last year when the boss certainly would be experienced, but then lifted the person communicative abilities front and hen were happy to be outgoing. And somewhere must recruiter begin the screening process. Here are the 20 most common skills the requested: how many fit on your head?
The recipe for a great manager - according to job ads. You must be clear. It is the search Utbildning.se who have gone through 1754 job ads and listed the most common skills that are in demand. A slight difference from last year when the boss certainly would be experienced, but then lifted the person communicative abilities front and hen were happy to be outgoing. And somewhere must recruiter begin the screening process. Here are the 20 most common skills the requested: how many fit on your head?
Tweet us at @TelegraphTech with your suggestions.Currently, the UK s National Health Service NHS is conducting on of the largest lung cancer screening efficacy trial on 12,000 people, to find out how much money it could save by screening high risk smokers with the Oncimmune test.The European IPO winterIt s been a particularly barren quarter for European IPOs.Startups are going public later in the cycle because of the glut of private money.It's not just to raise capital, but also to raise its profile to attract new institutional customers, Hamilton–Fairley says.This week, it announced it had signed up three new US distributors for its lung cancer test.
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