Women In High Demand In Male-Dominated Auto Technician Industry

October 21st, 2014

SACRAMENTO – More women are driving their way into the auto repair industry, creating more opportunities for them, and a different experience for customers.

Lisette Tovar is less than a month away from graduating from the automotive technician program at Universal Technical Institute.

“The fact that I can be able to fix something that somebody else really can’t figure out, it’s all like a puzzle to me, so it makes it that much more fun,” she said.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says less than two percent of auto technicians and mechanics are women.

UTI’s newest class has a school-record 55 women in it.

“We have a tremendous untapped population of females out there that don’t see this as the traditional career path,” said UTI Sacramento President Roger Speer.  More

Apple touts world’s thinnest tablet at iPad launch event

October 17th, 2014

Apple unveiled its new iPad Air 2, which it touted as the world’s thinnest tablet, at a launch event at its headquarters. 

The iPad Air 2 is just 6.1 millimeters thick (less than a third of an inch), compared to the 7.5 millimeter iPad Air.

Earlier, Apple CEO Tim Cook held up an iPad Air 2. “Look at how thin it is, can you even see it?” he quipped.

As rumored prior to the event, the iPad Air 2 offers Touch ID and boasts an enhanced iSight camera, which can take ‘burst’ photos for the first time on an iPad, where a series can be taken at once.  More

First case of Google Glass addiction confirmed

October 16th, 2014

A 31-year-old enlisted service member who recently checked himself into the US Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program for alcohol addiction began suffering an entirely unexpected withdrawal during the 35-day program.

It turns out that when the program stripped him of Google Glass, which he’d been wearing 18 hours a day for two months, he became irritable, had a hard time focusing, experienced his dreams as if through the narrow view of the headset, and repeatedly placed his index finger to the right side of his face as if trying to turn on Glass, reports the Guardian.

The patient said that withdrawing from Glass was “much worse” than withdrawing from alcohol. The Navy doctor who saw the patient and wrote about his case in the journal Addictive Behaviors insists that though the American Psychiatric Association’s latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders doesn’t include Internet addiction, it exists.  More

India looks for love on Tinder

October 15th, 2014

A popular dating app is attracting legions of young, urban Indians who are happy to use their smartphones in a search for love, even if it means casting aside traditional values.

The app is Tinder, which despite having arrived only one year ago, is now growing its user base in India by 1% per day. The app matches users by location and then allows them to connect if both parties are interested — and it’s a huge hit in cities like New Delhi and Mumbai.

“At first I thought it was a superficial, creepy kind of concept, but what it does is broaden your options,” said Shilpi Roy, a young Delhi resident who has added Tinder to her dating routine.  More

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

October 13th, 2014

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there’s a good chance you don’t know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I’ve dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your browser with a few simple tricks you really need to know.

1. Choose your home page

What’s the first thing you see when your browser starts up? If you’re using Internet Explorer, it’s probably MSN’s website. Chrome loads up a modified Google page. Firefox has its own start page.

But if you always head to the same site first, why not just start there?

In Chrome, click the icon on the right with the three horizontal bars and choose Settings. On the left column, choose Settings and then look under “On Startup.”

Set it to “Open a specific page or set of pages” and then click the “Set pages” link. Type in one or more Web addresses and then click OK. The page – or pages – will load when Chrome starts.  More

Consensual Sex App ‘Good2Go’ Pulled From Apple Store

October 9th, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Apple has pulled a consensual sex app off the market.

Good2Go prompted those considering sex to go on record with both their willingness and their sobriety level.

The app was in response to a bill Governor Jerry Brown signed making California the first state to require “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity” on college campuses and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

After Apple pulled the app from their online store, Good2Go creator Lee Ann Allman told Slate that they decided to remove the app from Google’s app store, and shut down its website.