Tech Firms Push to Hire More Workers From Abroad

Mr. Sankhla got a master’s degree in electrical engineering nine years ago from the University of Southern California, followed by a job at Cisco, then at a start-up that attracted $4.5 million in financing from Silicon Valley investors. There was only one wrinkle: he was in the country on a temporary work visa, with no idea whether or when he… Read more →

Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday security fix

Tech giant Microsoft has recommended that an update released in the latest Patch Tuesday be removed, after users reported incidents of the “blue screen of death” after installation. Microsoft released two critical security updates and others rated as “important” for Windows and Internet Explorer as part of its latest round of Patch Tuesday updates. However,… Read more →

NYC students turned into cyberwarriors

Credit: CNET With cyberthreats on the rise and no doubt likely to worsen on a global scale, how do you prepare for the future? Train up would-be hackers yourself. New York is one of the latest hotspots for students to learn how to crack computer systems. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, students often… Read more →

Daily Report: Digital Money Is Gaining Champions in the Real World

Silicon Valley and Wall Street are taking note of bitcoin, which has drawn prominent investors like the Winklevoss twins, Nathaniel Popper and Peter Lattman report on Friday in The New York Times. The twins, Cameron and Tyler — Olympic rowers, nemeses of Mark Zuckerberg — are the first prominent figures in the largely anonymous bitcoin world to publicly disclose a… Read more →

New research highlights that social sharing is driven by ego

We feel compelled to share information across our social channels when we find it on the web. But what are our motivations for doing this? 33Across which specialises in social sharing and content discovery has been examining our behaviour online. It has released research from its Tynt publisher solution to examine online sharing behaviour by… Read more →

Sprint leak reveals LTE rollout in new cities

The US’s third-largest carrier sprint is expanding its LTE network, and customers from California and Indiana among others may see network coverage appear today. According to a leaked note obtained by Phone Arena, a total of 21 new cities are being added to the carrier’s LTE network on Friday. The carrier has been playing catch-up… Read more →

Nokia touts cheapest color handset in India

Nokia has launched what it claims to be its most affordable handset in its current range with a colour screen. It’s available in two colors, black and cyan, weighs just 70 grams and has a color display of 3.68 cm. The battery allows 12.5 hours of talk time and the handset has essentials such as… Read more →

20gig Thunderbolt isn’t 2x the bits

The current Thunderbolt architecture has 2 bi-directional channels, each operating at 10Gbps. Each channel can transmit and receive data concurrently at 10Gbps. That means the cross-sectional bandwidth – the total theoretical bandwidth with each channel operating at full capacity – is 40Gbps. No bits move at 40Gbps, but if all four channels were fully loaded,… Read more →