‘Sea Nomads’ Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted To Diving

schwit1 shares a report from National Geographic: Most people can hold their breath underwater for a few seconds, a few for a few minutes. But a group of people called the Bajau takes free diving to the extreme, staying underwater for as long as 13 minutes at depths of around 200 feet. These nomadic people live […]

AI Will Wipe Out Half the Banking Jobs In a Decade, Experts Say

Experts in the industry assert that current advances in artificial intelligence and automation can replace as multiple as half the nation’s financial services workers over the next decade, though it will take a fantastic investment to make that happen. The Mercury News reports: “Unless banks deal with the performance issues that AI will cause for […]

Qualcomm Cutting 1,500 Jobs At Its California Offices

As part of its promise to investors to cut annual costs by $1 billion, Qualcomm is cutting 1,500 jobs over multiple divisions at its offices in California. Reuters reports: The company, that has about 33,800 employees as of Sept.24, informed about its job cut plans in California in a regulatory notice that was filed with […]

Engineers Are Leaving America For Canada

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via Bloomberg: The H-1B was created in 1990, part of an immigration overhaul signed into law by President George H.W. Bush that further created the EB-5 investor visa — the subject of a fracas involving Kushner Cos. seeking Chinese investment — and the diversity lottery, that […]

North Korean Leader Says He Will Suspend Arms Tests, Shut Nuclear Test Site

North Korean head Kim Jong Un declared fresh Saturday morning that the regime no longer needs nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests. Kim stated Saturday that “under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer require any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in […]

AT&T, Verizon Under US Investigation For Collusion To Lock In Customers

bongey writes: AT&T and Verizon are currently under investigation for colluding with the GSMA standards group to thwart eSIM technology and hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. eSIM technology lets people remotely switch wireless providers without having to insert a new SIM card into a device. According to The New York Times, the two […]

Facebook Starts Its Facial Recognition Push To Europeans

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have reported getting notifications asking if they want to angle on confront recognition technology. Facebook has previously stated an opt-in option would be pushed out to all European users, and further globally, as part […]

Users Complain About Installation Issues With macOS 10.13.4

An anonymous reader shares a report: The 10.13.4 update for macOS High Sierra is recommended for all users, and was emitted at the completion of March promising to “improve stability, performance, and security of your Mac.” But geek backing sites have started filling up with people complaining that it had the opposite effect: killing their […]

Palantir Knows Everything About You

Palantir, a data-mining company created by Peter Thiel, is aiding authority agencies by tracking American citizens using the War on Terror, Bloomberg reports. From the report: The company’s engineers and products don’t do any spying themselves; they’re more like a spy’s brain, collecting and analyzing advice that’s fed in from the hands, eyes, nose, and […]

No One Knows How Long the US Coastline Is

How long is the U.S. coastline? It’s a straightforward question, and one that’s important for scientists and authority agencies alike. From a report: The U.S. Geological Survey can give you an answer, too, but I’m going to tell you right now that it’s wrong. In fact, no one can give you the right answer, and […]