Trump's Plan to Make Government IT Great


The American Technology Council, which President Donald Trump established this spring by executive order, has four years to rebuild the federal government’s information technology structure. A massive reboot of both hardware and software will be necessary to bring government computers up to modern standards. The effort will force many government agencies to shift years of floppy disk and other outdated storage technologies to current cloud storage systems, and to adopt big data and machine learning solutions.

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UK asks Internet to name vessel, gets 'Boaty McBoatface'

When the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK put the naming of its $300 million Antarctic survey vessel to a public vote online, well, the Internet had a little fun.

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San Jose signs off on massive new Apple development, company's plans still nebulous

Article Image The San Jose city council has reportedly approved a development agreement allowing Apple to build up to 4.15 million square feet of space in the north of the city, even though the company itself hasn’t yet decided what its interests are.

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Seattle Lets Ride-Sharing Drivers Unionize


The Seattle City Council this week approved an ordinance that will allow drivers for Uber and Lyft to form unions, becoming the first U.S. city to pass such legislation. The City Council voted 9-0 in favor of the ordinance, which doesn’t require the mayor’s signature to pass. Drivers for Uber and other ride-sharing networks are classified as independent contractors, like taxi drivers, though there has been a push to change the classification to employees.

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New report slams Xbox One and PS4 power consumption: Inefficiencies still abound

PS4, in pieces [Image credit: iFixit]
A new report from the National Resources Defense Council breaks down console power consumption across the new generation — and slams the Xbox One for its high usage in stand-by and while watching television.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/182829-new-report-slams-xbox-one-and-ps4-power-consumption-inefficiencies-still-abound

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