Computer Science Demand Is Soaring Due To Tech Bubble 2.0

A team of young computer programmers. Photo credit: GettyGETTY For the past several years, I’ve been warning that the tech startup boom (and the surge of interest in “coding”) is actually a dangerous bubble that is driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ultra-loose monetary policies since the Great Recession. A recent New York Times piece called “The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class” describes how young people are clamoring to study computer science: Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to…

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Mobile phone recycling 

How To Recycle Your Old Phone If You’re Due For That Upgrade

Whether you upgrade your smartphone every year, or you’re still loving your iPhone 6 (no judgment here), at some point, you’ll probably have an old phone or two lying around. And while it might seem like the least pressing thing on your to-do list, recycling your old phone is actually a great idea. Not only does it help reduce landfill waste, recycling your cell phone also has additional environmental benefits. According to a study examining the impact of unrecycled phones on gorilla habitats, published by researchers at the University of…

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Apple Watch Series 4 return period extended to 45 days due to ECG feature

An internal document addressed to all Apple Store employees and Apple authorized resellers has been obtained by MacRumors. The document outlines a new 45-day return period for the Apple Watch Series 4 due to the ECG (electrocardiogram) sensor embedded into the Watch’s body. Likely due to the medical nature of the ECG, Apple had to add the extra month’s time to the regular 14-day return policy for most of Apple’s products. Should you request a refund past the first fourteen days, you’ll need to contact Apple directly by telephone, email,…

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