The Surprising New Way To Connect Employers With Talent

Millennials navigated one of the most challenging job markets following the 2008 stock market crash, and now Gen Z is being put through the test in one of the most perplexing – and challenging – job markets. Though the interview process often contains virtual elements, now the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding process has gone entirely virtual: career fairs, interviews, and even training programs are digital due to a global pandemic. So, what tools do students have available to them to succeed through these obstacles?

Recently, Handshake, the number one site for early talent to find jobs, launched a new virtual platform that provides those first in their career with the tools they need to find jobs and internships, nail the interview process, and start strong. Recent Handshake data highlighted that an average of 93.3percent of campus fairs and events would run virtually this fall, showing the increasing demand for virtual

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First Multi-Zone Time-of-Flight Sensor Headlines STMicroelectronics Technology Powering Samsung Flagship Galaxy Note20 Ultra Phones

First Multi-Zone Time-of-Flight Sensor Headlines STMicroelectronics Technology Powering Samsung Flagship Galaxy Note20 Ultra Phones

  • Feature-packed large-screen smartphone applies multi-zone direct Time-of-Flight sensor and other ST MEMS1 and EEPROMs2 for exceptional camera performance 

  • Lowest-noise, lowest power-consumption sensors with highest-quality software assure outstanding user experience

Geneva, Switzerland, October 21, 2020 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, revealed that the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra uses top-notch ST sensing and control technology, enhancing the smartphones’ high-end features while squeezing every watt from the power budget with minimal noise and package size. The Galaxy Note20 similarly leverages ST’s MEMS pressure sensors, inertial measurement units, and EEPROMs.

With camera performance and user experience becoming more and more important in consumers’ choice of their personal communication devices, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra, and the Galaxy Note20, have placed strong emphasis on capturing images and

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Acer is ready for 2021 with 11th-gen Intel, fast gaming monitors and tools for creatives

Acer isn’t waiting until CES 2021 to show off what’s coming next. At its Next @ Acer event Wednesday, it announced updates to its consumer and Chromebook laptop lines as well as its creator-friendly Concept D line and new gaming monitors with faster frame rates. The PC maker is best known for thin-and-light systems such as the Spin 5, as well as gaming hardware including the Predator and Triton lines.

a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: The Acer Swift 3x will be one of the first laptops to use Intel's Iris Xe Max discrete graphics. Josh Goldman/CNET

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The Acer Swift 3x will be one of the first laptops to use Intel’s Iris Xe Max discrete graphics. Josh Goldman/CNET

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Acer announced the Swift 3x, a 14-inch consumer laptop with Intel’s Iris Xe Max discrete graphics and a starting price of $900 when it arrives in December in the US. It’ll hit the UK in November for £899. No word on Australian availability but the UK price converts to AU$1,660. (We took a

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Kaiser Permanente works with Microsoft to integrate genomics research and clinical care

As the largest private system in the U.S., one tightly integrated on both the insurance and care delivery sides, Kaiser Permanente has long been a model for healthcare reform and outcomes improvement. Now, Kaiser wants to improve integration between genomics research and clinical care.

In May, Kaiser, working with technology partner, BC Platforms won a Microsoft Health Innovation Award to integrate clinical and genomic data from multiple sites on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to create a single “virtual biobank.” The information will soon be accessible to researchers in all nine Kaiser Permanente regions nationwide, and eventually to people outside the organization.

The biobank, called the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank (KPRB), has 380,000 participants who have provided biological samples and completed surveys to help measure health risks. Alan Bauck, director of the KPRB Data Coordinating Core, said that the collection includes genomic data from Kaiser patients available for researchers, such

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We must engage business to harness cyber talent for future

By Guy Faulconbridge and Jack Stubbs

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency said on Wednesday it was seeking to engage more with business to harness top cyber talent behind programmes to accelerate world-class technology.

“We have a whole range of accelerator programmes…and we’re looking to do much more of that,” Jeremy Fleming told the Atlantic Future Forum. “Defence becomes: how good are we at looking after our emerging technologies?

“We are trying to create ecosystems that bring in academia. They encompass start-ups, they bring venture capital, they bring business expertise and from time to time they also bring deep technical covert knowledge from GCHQ,” Fleming said.

GCHQ is Britain’s main eavesdropping agency and has a close relationship with the U.S. National Security Agency as well as with the eavesdropping agencies of Australia, Canada and New Zealand in a consortium called “Five Eyes”.

Fleming, a former MI5

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Trump admin unveils plan to protect U.S. critical, emerging technologies

Oct. 15 (UPI) — President Donald Trump released a plan Thursday to address government promotion and protection of key critical and emergency technologies against competitors like China and Russia.

The National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies outlines plans to secure a U.S. advantage in fields like artificial intelligence, energy, quantum information science, communications and networking technologies, semiconductors, military and space technologies.

“As our competitors and adversaries mobilize vast resources in these fields, American leadership in science and technology is more important now than ever, and is vital to our long-term economic security and national security,” a senior administration official told reporters in a conference call.

The administration’s plan draws a national strategy for the United States to maintain advantages in critical and emerging technologies against state-sponsored plans from China and Russia, which have dedicated large sums of money to boost their technology fields.

“The United States will not turn

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New insights explain how snakes convert infrared radiation into electrical signals — ScienceDaily

Certain species of snake — think pit vipers, boa constrictors and pythons, among others — are able to find and capture prey with uncanny accuracy, even in total darkness. Now scientists have discovered how these creatures are able to convert the heat from organisms that are warmer than their ambient surroundings into electrical signals, allowing them to “see” in the dark.

The work, published in the journal Matter, provides a new explanation for how that process works, building upon the researchers’ previous work to induce pyroelectric qualities in soft materials, allowing them to generate an electric charge in response to mechanical stress.

Researchers have known electrical activity was likely to be involved in allowing the snakes to detect prey with such exceptional skill, said Pradeep Sharma, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston and corresponding author for the paper. But naturally occurring pyroelectric materials

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Surprising leap in ancient human technology tied to environmental upheaval

For 700,000 years, our species’ ancient relatives in East Africa led rather stable lives, relying on an enduring set of skills and survival strategies. They made large, simple hand axes from nearby stones, perhaps using them to slice up prey, cut down branches, or dig for tubers.

But by 320,000 years ago—around the same age as the earliest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens—these early humans drastically changed their ways. They began crafting smaller, more nimble points that could fly through the air as projectiles, some made from obsidian gathered from many miles away. They collected red and black pigments—substances later humans frequently used in symbolic ways such as cave painting.

Now a new study in Science Advances suggests that one major reason behind this sudden shift in behavior lies underground: tectonic activity that fragmented the landscape.

Scientists have long pointed to changes in climate, such as the onset of

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Big tech companies like Google are ‘drunk on power’

A long-time vocal opponent of the country’s biggest, most influential tech companies is ratcheting up his rhetoric.

“Big tech has made a conscious decision they don’t want to be the town square anymore or protect your free speech rights, or my free speech rights. Instead, big tech is, I believe, drunk on power. They are getting more brazen,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade. Cruz voiced displeasure over recent actions by Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) to stop the spread of a damaging New York Post story on the son of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

Facebook reportedly sent the story to third-party fact checkers and limited the spread of the story on the platform. Twitter went onto mark the New York Post story link as “potentially unsafe” and blocked it.

“The New York Post has the fourth highest circulation of any newspaper

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Diversity benefits career choices: AppDynamic’s GM follows a non-traditional path into tech

The skills gap in information technology has placed a focus on teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. But following the STEM straight-and-narrow isn’t the only path into a career in tech.

A diversity of life experiences can add up to create an employee with a wider viewpoint and skill set than someone who has stayed in the same field since high school.

Take Linda Tong (pictured), who was recently appointed general manager for AppDynamics LLC. Her journey started on the STEM path when she enrolled as a math major in the pre-med track at Yale. But a side step led to her unintentionally graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

“I kept taking these math and econ classes,” she said. “And when I was at the end of my third year of college, I’d finished the economics major.”

This week, theCUBE spotlights Linda Tong in our Women in Tech feature.

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