'What sort of future are we creating?': Photographer shares photo he wished didn't exist

'What sort of future are we creating?': Photographer shares photo he wished didn't exist

Updated September 20, 2017 19:19:33 Photo: A seahorse grabs on to a waterlogged plastic cottonbud in the sea off Indonesia. (Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Justin Hofman) The photographer behind a compelling image of a seahorse gripping a cotton bud in Indonesia says he hopes the photo will “affect people’s lives and create a change”. The photo is one of the finalist images selected for the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, now in its 53rd year. After the announcement, expedition leader and underwater photographer Justin Hofman…

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Robo-recruiters and Snaplications could be the key to securing your next job

Robo-recruiters and Snaplications could be the key to securing your next job

Posted September 21, 2017 08:21:19 Photo: You can see how you look in a virtual McDonald’s uniform while you make your video application. (ABC News: James Carmody) Want a job in the future? Prepare yourself for Snapchat applications, computer game-style cognitive assessments, and video applications before you even get the chance to make it through the recruiter’s door and talk to a human. Employers are increasingly using technology to find more efficient ways to select and screen out candidates but workplace advocates have warned short video applications could open the…

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‘Cowards’ rob 87-year-old grandmother

‘Cowards’ rob 87-year-old grandmother

A GRANDMOTHER who was pushed to the ground and robbed as she walked home from Carlisle train station says her attackers are “cowards” for targeting the elderly. Two attackers made off with the 87-year-old’s bag about 12.30pm on Tuesday and tried unsuccessfully to use her credit card at a nearby liquor store. Grace, who requested her surname not be used, said she had been walking just a few hundred metres to her retirement village after volunteering in the city when she was ambushed on the street by a man and…

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Steelmaker teams with Ross Garnaut to run factories using renewable energy

Steelmaker teams with Ross Garnaut to run factories using renewable energy

Posted September 20, 2017 21:02:10 Photo: Sanjeev Gupta and Ross Garnaut have gone into business together. (Picture: Julia Holman) Related Story: Whyalla steelworks buyer invests in local renewables Related Story: Abbott could cross floor over clean energy target Steel baron Sanjeev Gupta and climate change expert Ross Garnaut sound like strange bedfellows. Key points: Sanjeev Gupta buys 50.1 per cent stake in Zen Energy Gupta proposes to use an array of renewable energy to power the Whyalla Steelworks Claims it will reduce the cost of energy But they’re teaming up…

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Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. “If I could make one small edit, I’d make that a single key,” Gates said Wednesday on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. It’s a confession Gates has made before. In 2013, he blamed IBM (IBM, Tech30) for the issue. Related: Jack Ma: We need to…

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