Kode With Klossy, a program the model launched in 2015 to encourage girls to learn to code, will now host 50 camps in 25 cities.
AUSTIN, Texas—The five-person team behind a simple WordPress plugin, which took three hours to code, never expected to receive worldwide attention as a result. But NRKbeta, the tech-testing group at Norway's largest national media organization, tapped into a meaty vein with the unveiling of last February's Know2Comment, an open source plugin that can attach to any WordPress site's comment section.
"It was a basic idea," NRKbeta developer Ståle Grut told a South By Southwest crowd on Tuesday. "Readers had to prove they read a story before they were able to comment on it."
The story has since been told a few times, but Grut's recent refresh on the topic is just as compelling for its comment-section impact as it is for NRK's thought process on how to make Internet media a better place: invite readers to have an active stake in improving it.
Forced punters to cough extra £40 for pre-configured laptops
Currys PC World today apologised for forcing customers to pay an extra £40 for pre-configuration on their laptops that they didn't request – a dodgy practice brought to light by consumer charity Which?…
Streaming monolith starts move into home gear
Analysis As Spotify nears an IPO, it is edging towards making home music gear, with a voice-powered speaker the most likely debutant.…
Music, not activity, highlighted the debut of Garmin's Forerunner 645 Music at CES year. The $449 fitness watch is the first Garmin wearable to have onboard music storage, a feature slowly becoming standard on smartwatches of all kinds.
Since the Forerunner family appeals to serious runners, onboard storage for music is a logical feature to include. But since the Forerunner family is quite niche, some potential users might have overlooked it. With the inclusion of onboard storage, it sits closer to competing with all-purpose smartwatches than ever before—those who have considered the Apple Watch, the Fitbit Ionic, and similar devices may now consider Garmin's new device, too. While more expensive than the base models of its competitors, the Forerunner 645 Music is designed for runners for a reason—and some runners might be willing to drop nearly $500 for this device.Design
Garmin has finally found its design stride after years of making wearables that were comfortable but not the most attractive accessories to wear. The Forerunner 645 Music takes after the Vivoactive 3 with its round case, quick-release 20mm bands, and 1.2-inch, 240 x 240 display surrounded by a stainless steel bezel.
Automation will change or eliminate millions of today's jobs. Can training workers for entry-level tech jobs now ease the transition?
Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs.
Amazon has a lot of Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, and these are the ones you should consider.
Silke Weinfurtner isn’t an evil genius hell-bent on creating a new world of her own to rule. She just wants to understand the origins of the one we already have.
WIRED columnist Susan Crawford on the dangers of auctioning off public assets to companies like Verizon and AT&T
Parallel access filesystem for disks gets new life
Case study IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) started out as a parallel access filesystem for disk-based arrays – so some may have expected it to fall over and die in the face of lightning fast access NVMe SSD and NVMe fabric access arrays.…
Pop this in your mouth and say 'Rastapopoulos'
Something for the Weekend, Sir? Like to get wet, confides (or asks) the manufacturer in suitably moist English.…
Meet our new roundup of networking news, this week feat. Cisco, Juniper and more
This week's network-news-in-five minutes has Palo Alto Networks acquiring a startup, a slew of Cisco switches, Juniper's fabric fetish, network monitoring and more.…
Continuous Lifecycle earlybird offer facing chop at midnight
Events We’ll be pulling down the shutters on our earlybird ticket offer for Continuous Lifecycle London this evening, meaning you’ve got just hours left to save £100s on conference and workshop tickets.…
Come and chillax with us, nontrepreneurs!
The taxpayer is helping fund a "Decelerator" for burnt-out startups in London's Shoreditch to help them "reflect and reprioritise".…
Earth-shattering change to biz? You'll be the judge of that
It's hard to believe there once was a more innocent time when if somebody used the phrase "digital transformation" you might think they were being pretentious about making the switch from renting films on DVD delivered in the post to Amazon Prime downloads. But there's still a lot of confusion around the term – even more so when people start to ask organisations that have started down that path whether it has worked.…
$142 billion in kit shipped last year, half from Dell, Cisco and HPE
Analyst firm Canalys has claimed 2017 saw record shipments of data centre infrastructure.…
Customers report being charged up to £40 more for laptops than the online advertised price.
And he couldn’t do that, until tech support showed printers and staplers don’t mix
On-Call Why look at that! Friday is upon us, which means it’s time to read this week’s edition of On-Call, our weekly column featuring Register readers’ recollections of tech support jobs gone wrong.…
Britons never, never, never shall be wage slaves. Oh wait
Cyber security professionals in Germany earn on average 17 per cent more than their UK counterparts.…