A company is giving away free land to new recruits
When the Facebook post first appeared online in late August, it seemed like a hoax. A small business in Canada was offering free land as a signing bonus for new employees. Even the sweetest of Silicon Valley perks—free meals, climbing walls, laundry pick-up services, egg-freezing benefits—seem less enticing than a piece of earth to call…
via A company is giving away free land to new recruits — Quartz
Google Photos will compensate for your shaky
The latest update for Google Photos brings some of the same features introduced in the standalone Motion Stills app into the main product, making it easier to edit, stabilize and share Live Photos taken on an iPhone. Like Motion Stills, Google Photos uses advanced stabilization to create moving images with frozen backgrounds or wide, sweeping pan shots. Once you’ve edited those wobbly Live Photos into something a little more stable, Google Photos now allows you to export the finished product as a video file to your camera roll — meaning you can actually share them with friends on Android devices. In addition to the new stabilization feature, the latest update also adds some new photo organizational features like the ability to sort photos in albums chronologically and choose new thumbnails for your friends’ faces in People. The upda
via Google Photos will compensate for your shaky-cam Live Photos — AIVAnet
Apple Said To Be Shifting Focus Of Its Secret Car Project
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Apple may not become an automaker, but it still wants to develop its own self-driving technology. The iPhone-maker’s automotive project, long an open secret in Silicon Valley, is shifting to focus on creating the technology for an autonomous vehicle that doesn’t require a human driver. The new direction apparently doesn’t foreclose…
via Apple Said To Be Shifting Focus Of Its Secret Car Project — CBS San Francisco
Belkin Lightning Audio
Third-party accessory maker Belkin has created the Lightning Audio Charge RockStar adapter, which allows passthrough charging via Lightning while also listening to Lightning-compatible headphones Belkin Now that Apple has killed the headphone jack on the new iPhone 7 in favor of Lightning, the single connection point compels the question: can you listen to music and charge your phone at the same time? Short answer: no. Just 24 hours after the death of the 3.5mm jack, accessory maker Belkin has come up with a solution that we all knew was coming: a Lightning splitter. That’s right, the product is called the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar (eww) and it effectively turns one Lightning port into two.
via Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET — AIVAnet
Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid.
2015’s survey says what your pay should be.
2011 survey says about gender wage cap.
Some companies has pay transparency.
U.S. aviation safety
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration also warned passengers not to put the Galaxy Note 7 phones in their checked bags,…
via Don’t Use Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Planes, Aviation Officials Warn — TIME
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The FDA has banned a controversial chemical found in antibacterial soap, but it turns out that ingredient is still legal in toothpaste. Plain old soap and water — that is now the official hand washing recommendation from the FDA, after essentially banning a common ingredient last week in antibacterial soap.…
via Toxic Chemical Banned From Antibacterial Soap Is Still Legal In Toothpaste — CBS San Francisco