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University of Washington and Chinese University Unite to Form Technology Institute by NICK WINGFIELD


By NICK WINGFIELD

With $40 million from Microsoft, the Global Innovation Exchange will open in fall 2016, and offer a master’s degree in technology innovation.

Published: June 18, 2015 at 07:00PM

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In Report on Data Collection Practices, WhatsApp and AT&T Fail the Test by BRIAN X. CHEN


By BRIAN X. CHEN

In a report about data privacy published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week, tech companies like Yahoo, Apple and Adobe earned top marks, while WhatsApp and AT&T came in last.

Published: June 17, 2015 at 07:00PM

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What is it like to be a female coder in Colombia?


What is it like to be a female coder in Colombia?
“If you want to be treated as an equal, you have to be better than them. They dismiss you when you are not the best.”

June 19, 2015 at 12:06AM
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Samsung Galaxy J7 and J5 with front-facing flash are now official

The Galaxy J7 and J5 – which have been part of various leaks over the past few weeks – have been officially announced by Samsung in China, where they will go on sale this week.

Specs-wise, the J7 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. On the other hand, the J5 is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, and sports a 5-inch 720p display.

They measure 152.2 x 79.1 x 7.9mm and 142 x 73 x 8.5mm, and pack in a 3000 mAh and 2600 mAh battery, respectively.

The rest of the specs are identical: 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB expandable storage space, and 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras. In addition, they offer LTE and dual SIM capabilities, run Android 5.1 Lollipop, and come in black, white, and gold colour options.

It's worth mentioning that these are the South Korean company's first smartphones that come with front-facing LED flash. As for the price, while the J7 carries a price tag of 1,798 CNY ($290), the J5 will set you back 1,398 CNY ($225). It isn't yet clear if and when the handsets will be available outside of China.

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M 4.7 – 78km SSE of Kuril’sk, Russia

DYFI? – I

Time
2015-06-19 03:18:58 UTC
2015-06-19 13:18:58 +10:00 at epicenter
Location
44.572°N 148.246°E
Depth
69.06 km (42.91 mi)

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Why Boston Students Created A ‘Know Your Rights’ App


Why Boston Students Created A ‘Know Your Rights’ App
Boston-area high schoolers have a new digital tool to help them flex their student rights and understand their responsibilities as members of their local public school system. The app aims to promote self-advocacy and address the school-to-prison pipeline.

June 18, 2015 at 10:02PM
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This Mystery Photo Haunting Reddit Appears to Be Image Recognition Gone Very Weird


This Mystery Photo Haunting Reddit Appears to Be Image Recognition Gone Very Weird
Last week, this hellish magic eye popped up on Reddit with no attribution and the perfectly vague caption “this image was generated by a computer on its own.” It became an internet mystery, with guesses springing up across social networks.

June 18, 2015 at 08:54PM
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