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'Cybervetting' Job Candidates Can Have Negative Consequences
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'Cybervetting' Job Candidates Can Have Negative Consequences

Organizations should develop and implement clearly defined rules regarding how they use online and social media information about job candidates, according to research...

Charisma Matters Most in Managers' Video Communication
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Charisma Matters Most in Managers' Video Communication

A study of managers' leadership tactics and their choice of communications channel on staff performance found that charismatic video communication led to higher...

Researchers to Follow the Trail of Misinformation
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Researchers to Follow the Trail of Misinformation

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Boleslaw Szymanski of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will examine the flow of misinformation in social media,...

PetTrack Lets Owners Know Where Their Dog Is
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PetTrack Lets Owners Know Where Their Dog Is

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed the PetTrack system which uses a combination of sensors to tell pet owners where their animal is in...

Six Ways to Tackle the Software Engineering Skills Shortage
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Six Ways to Tackle the Software Engineering Skills Shortage

Cloud computing remains the number one most sought-after skill. There are six fundamental ways to address the talent crunch.

Network Architect Who Built His Own ISP Is Expanding His Service
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Network Architect Who Built His Own ISP Is Expanding His Service

Jared Mauch, a Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home Internet provider because he couldn't get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is expanding with...

Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay
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Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay

Executives and others can advance their job prospects through personal branding on social media, research shows.

Bridging the Digital Divide With 6G Technology
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Bridging the Digital Divide With 6G Technology

Harald Haas at the University of Strathclyde and Robert Schober at FAU will investigate the use of point-to-point free space optical communications to provide an...

Award Supports Computer Scientist's Quest to Address Digital Inequities
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Award Supports Computer Scientist's Quest to Address Digital Inequities

Computer scientist Morgan Vigil-Hayes at Northern Arizona University was awarded a $561,598 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support research...

The Rise of Computer-Generated, Artificially Intelligent Influencers
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The Rise of Computer-Generated, Artificially Intelligent Influencers

Serah Reikka, a semi-autonomous artificial intelligence, has more than 79,000 Instagram followers. She is part of a growing community of social media personalities...

Researchers Hope Fireflies Will Aid Robot Communication
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Researchers Hope Fireflies Will Aid Robot Communication

Researchers from the University of Colorado are studying the Great Smoky Mountains' synchronous fireflies to determine whether understanding the way they communicate...

Tech Firms Urged to Keep Women Safer Online
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Tech Firms Urged to Keep Women Safer Online

A study of online lives in the U.K. reveals that women are less confident about their online safety than men, more negatively affected by discriminatory, hateful...

CS Student Uses TikTok Dance Videos and AI to Generate 3D Avatars
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CS Student Uses TikTok Dance Videos and AI to Generate 3D Avatars

University of Minnesota computer science Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian has been using TikTok dance videos as food for a computer algorithm to construct lifelike...

Russians Are Racing to Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned
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Russians Are Racing to Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned

Data suggests that Russians are downloading and making local copies of Wikipedia, following reports that Russia's censorship office had threatened to block it. ...

Computer Programmers Taking Aim at Russia's Propaganda Wall
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Computer Programmers Taking Aim at Russia's Propaganda Wall

Computer programmers and volunteer "information warriors" are attempting to counter Russian propaganda and information suppression concerning the Ukraine invasion...

UW Team's Tiny Sensors Float in the Wind Like Dandelion Seeds
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UW Team's Tiny Sensors Float in the Wind Like Dandelion Seeds

A University of Washington team has developed a tiny sensor-carrying device that can be blown by the wind like dandelion seeds, traveling up to 100 meters in a...

Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys
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Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys

Researcher Hanno Böck reports breaking cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus by using Fermat's factorization method...

When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram
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When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram

Technology companies are developing holographic communication systems for businesses, with an eye on corporations forced by the pandemic to reconsider travel and...

Dream Gig: $1K and PS5 to Play Videogames
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Dream Gig: $1K and PS5 to Play Videogames

Ziply Fiber is holding a contest whose winner will receive $1,000 and a new PS5 gaming console for playing videogames for 20 hours over two days.

Developers Who Use Emojis More Likely to Stick With GitHub
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Developers Who Use Emojis More Likely to Stick With GitHub

Researchers used emojis to take the emotional temperature of workers and predict the likelihood of developers dropping the GitHub platform. 
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