Migranti, vertice Ue: i punti dell'accordo

29 giugno 2018 Quella migratoria "e' una sfida non solo di uno Stato membro, ma di tutta Europa nel suo insieme". E' questa la premessa da cui partono le conclusioni del Consiglio europeo, adottate all'unanimità all'alba dai capi di Stato e di governo
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #thisisnews

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Sign up for the Disrupt SF Virtual Hackathon today

Developers and creators, this is your shot to flex your technical building skills for a chance to win free passes to Disrupt SF 2018 — and maybe even $10,000! Sign up today to participate in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 virtual hackathon!

Here’s how the virtual Disrupt SF Hackathon works. Our expert judges will review, evaluate and score every eligible submitted hack. The 70 highest-scoring teams will each receive 5 Innovator passes to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018where they’ll get to check out hundreds of early-stage startups in Startup and Hardware Alley, hear from several entrepreneurs, investors and innovators in a series of interviews and fireside chats and take in the illustrious Startup Battlefield competition. Plus, you’ll be able to attend all the parties and after-parties that take place during Disrupt, and keep the networking going long into the night.

Of that group, the top 30 teams will exhibit their hacks in our Hackathon Demo area at Disrupt [...]  read more

Moss and more VR games are free right now for new Viveport subscribers

With the Vive Summer Sale 2018 still in full swing, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro owners can find plenty of discounted VR games until July 8. 

But, HTC is also giving away some premier games to Vive owners for free—provided they buy into Viveport first. 

Viveport, Vive’s Game Pass-like subscription service to a library of over 200 VR experiences, currently retails for $8.99 / £8.99 per month, or £19.99 / $19.99 for three months. 

If you subscribe for three, six, or 12 months before July 8, you’ll still pay the regular subscription fee. However, you’ll also get a copy of Moss VR for free, one of our favorite VR games on any headset. 

Previously a PlayStation VR exclusive, Moss has you controlling the brave little squeaker Quill through a series of puzzles and sword fights. Polyarc Games, a game dev comprised of former Bungie engineers, only ported Moss to Vive and Oculus Rift last month—which makes it especially tempting as a free perk. 

Moss VR | Credit: Polyarc

Moss VR | Credit: Polyarc

As another incentive to sign up, HTC [...]  read more

8BitDo put a handy home button on its NES Classic wireless controller

To celebrate Nintendo re-issuing the NES Classic Edition, 8Bitdo has revamped its wireless retro controller to match. The new version — dubbed “N30 2.4G Wireless Controller for NES Classic Edition” — boasts a different button layout (a square rather than a cross), rechargeable battery and now it has a dedicated home button to get you back to the micro-console’s main menu. The new gamepad will set you back $24.99 when it’s released this August 20th, and pre-orders are available right now. Happy gaming!

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/29/8bitdos-revamped-nes-classic-controller-preorder/

Instagram PR director Gabe Madway exits, replaced by Facebook’s Anna White

Facebook likes to keep it in the family. Gabe Madway, Instagram’s director of comms who’s run its day-to-day efforts for the past four years, is departing to work for a new company later this summer, and he’ll be replaced by Anna White from Facebook’s internal PR team. She’ll report to Kristina Schake, Instagram’s Global Comms director who leads from behind the scenes.

Madway was formerly a correspondent with Reuters before becoming an executive comms manager at Google from 2011 to 2014, when he joined Instagram. He’s been one of the more level-headed and frank PR people I’ve worked with over the course of launches, like the massively popular Instagram Stories. Gabe kept it real.

White was also a communications manager at Google and YouTube before joining Facebook in 2015, where she’s been the Consumer Comms director. She’d been handling some announcements around safety, accessibility and Facebook’s Jobs feature that competes with LinkedIn.

The role will see White [...]  read more

Why Tech Employees Are Rebelling Against Their Bosses

Silicon Valley has a long and secretive history of building hardware and software for the military and law enforcement. In contrast, a recent wave of employee protests against some of those government contracts has been short, fast, and surprisingly public—tearing through corporate campuses, mailing lists, and message boards inside some of the world’s most powerful companies.

The revolt is part of a growing political awakening among some tech employees about the uses of the products they build. What began as concern inside Google about a Pentagon contract to tap the company’s artificial-intelligence smarts was catalyzed by outrage over Trump administration immigration policies. Now, it seems to be spreading quickly.

Within a few days in late June, employees from Microsoft, Amazon, and Salesforce publicized petitions urging their CEOs to cancel or rethink lucrative contracts with US Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and local police departments.

Airing [...]  read more