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Immigration, The H-1B Visa, And The Tech Industry: Why It Matters

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Guest article by Jason Finkelman. Jason Finkelman is an Austin immigration attorney focused on serving international individuals and domestic and foreign businesses in a variety of business-based and family-based immigration matters. Finkelman Law works with entrepreneurs, investors, startups, and companies across all employment sectors to obtain work visas and lawful permanent residence. Amidst the tweets revealing the […]

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CodeBabes.com: Sexism’s Newest Face In Technology

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In tech industry-heavy cities, there’s a running joke that goes like this:  “I have been displaced from my residence because rent has gone up 200 percent and insanely wealthy young tech workers are moving into my place.” “Urr, what are you, stupid!? Just learn to code.” Okay, it’s not much of a joke and it’s […]

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Techfiction: The Falcon Soars In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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I was lucky enough to see a free screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and the movie is full of awesome tech. There are three highly techciting key elements to the story that I will refrain from going into, as they would be massive spoilers. We’ve previously covered Cap’s shield and the Black […]

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Faraday Cages In Your Kitchen

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Paranoiacs rejoice! Last week, Heather Murphy of the New York Times explained that Edward Snowden had lawyers place their cell phones in a refrigerator to block the signals, using the fridge as a makeshift Faraday cage. Murphy quoted Adam Harvey, a countersurveillance products designer, who said that a martini shaker is a foolproof Faraday cage that can […]

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Google Celebrates LGBT Pride Month With Search Engine Easter Egg

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In a post earlier this month on the Google+ home for Life at Google, the company spoke up about its involvement in LGBT Pride Month. From Silicon Valley LGBTQ mixers to Hangouts with Google Executives, planning a successful Google Pride is about more than coordinating the colors of the rainbow. Gayglers from all departments of […]

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Senator Wendy Davis Versus Texas Republicans; Internet Versus 24-Hour News Networks

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Moments ago, a riot and a revolution almost happened in Texas over women’s reproduction rights, but according to TV news, there was nothing worth reporting. The thousands of people viewing the live feed of the proceedings, the people reporting on social media like Twitter and Facebook, and the throngs of people numbering in the high […]

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