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Some sociologists see hackathons as a way to exploit people to work for free

Two university professors of sociology have published a study after spending a year observing several hackathons in New York, mostly promoted by corporations. After interviewing participants, organizers and sponsors came to the conclusion that many institutions use the attractiveness of these events to make people work for free .

Hackathons are events that have been quite fashionable in the world of technology and startups for some years. They are usually marathons in which developers spend many hours working without stopping to solve a problem or generate new ideas for future projects. And it is not the first time that someone questions their true usefulness .

Hama bets on Alexa to give life to its new smart speaker and its sound bars with subwoofer

We do not know if in the Black Friday that we have around the corner or already in the Christmas season that we are almost touching with the tips of the fingers, the intelligent speakers will be protagonists at the time of giving gifts. What we do know is that the manufacturers are putting all their efforts to gain a place in the market.

How to set BitLocker encryption on Windows 10

BitLocker is a tool integrated into Windows that allows you to encrypt the contents of your hard disk to increase IT security and protect your personal data. The BitLocker Drive Encryption Utility is included in the versions of Windows 10 Pro, Ultimate, Enterprise and Education, and protects the contents of individual partitions or entire disks, including the hard disk or the SSD disk on which the system is installed. Operating. BitLocker, in its default setting, requires a computer with a TPM version 1.2 chip. In this informatics guide we explain how to activate BitLocker on Windows 10, to protect personal data, even on PCs without Chip TPM (Trusted Platform Module).

Mouse Pads for Optical Mousse

For any very long time mouses used balls to maneuver little runners around, which moved a button around in your screen? Today however, we’ve optical mouses which register movement underneath and transfer it on your screen. These mouses don’t always work the very best on some surfaces though you have to be careful what you’ll get. Generally super shiny and lightweight coloured surfaces aren’t any great for mouses. Evidently this is dependent around the mouse many will focus on shiny whitened desks although others won’t even register whatsoever.