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Are you hunting for a new career? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they're looking to fill positions from Mashable's community.

Each week, we highlight five recently posted openings. Check out some of this week's newest listings, below, and be sure to read our Job Search Series for valuable career tips.

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As the tenth largest city in the United States and the heart of Silicon Valley, it should come as no surprise that San Jose, California is booming. The city expects to see its population grow 33 percent by 2040.

And as a hotbed of tech entrepreneurs, it should also come as no surprise that the city is turning to technology to help prevent urban sprawl – and all the problems that come with it.

Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan and Green Vision is the city’s blueprint for smart growth in the years ahead. It sets some ambitious goals, including creating 25,000 clean tech jobs, achieving “zero waste” by converting it into energy, and reducing energy use per capita by 50 percent, all by the year 2022.

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While Google Glass may have fallen flat, companies big and small are still chasing the dream of seamless augmented reality — information delivered to your field of vision without distraction (and without making you look ridiculous). What I didn't expect was for automaker Mini, best known for its adorable compact cars, to be in that mix. Announced today at the Shanghai auto show, I got to try the Mini Augmented Vision system at the company’s lavishly appointed downtown San Francisco dealership last week and get a guided tour of how they might work in the real world. From a fashion perspective, the glasses aren’t exactly subtle — they closely resemble ski goggles, or old-timey aviation goggles, but with a camera mounted dead-center to let it see what you’re seeing. The project began life a year and a half ago as a collaboration with Qualcomm; it’s just an experimental prototype for now, but the two companies believe that the automobile is a clear path toward finding a use for head-mounted displays. It’s also a path that hides most of the technology’s current shortcomings.
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"We think the long-term vision for something on your head where it's a head-up display for your life is super compelling," says Qualcomm augmented reality VP Jay Wright. "The challenge is there's a lot of technology required to make it happen." As Qualcomm sees it, those challenges include privacy, fashion, interacting with a device that has few standard control schemes, and battery life to make it last all day — all problems that Google Glass was unable to really overcome during its "Explorer" phase.

Is a car the right place for this technology? Mini thinks so

Mini’s parent company BMW already offers heads-up displays in a variety of models — a rudimentary form of augmented reality. "It became pretty clear to [Qualcomm] that maybe the heads-up display for your life starts out as the heads-up display in your car," says Wright, which made the partnership a natural fit. Privacy and battery concerns seemed less pressing for a device mostly worn while driving, and the bevy of controls already on a steering wheel or a dashboard could provide a good way for controlling the device without taking your hands off the wheel.

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A public Wi-Fi access point is like a public restroom. All kinds of food joints or businesses along travel routes in our great country offer restrooms to bring in customers. Once in the place, you are more than likely going to buy something. And that is why they offer free Wi-Fi for the same reason. The fact is, finding Wi-Fi on the road has become a lot easier over the past ten years. You just have to know where to look for it. McDonald's and Starbucks were the only place that we know of that offers free tech support if you have any connection issues.

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The problem of a lack of women in technology runs deep. It can’t be easily fixed. But perhaps one way to step forward is to bundle together statistics, anecdotes, history and role models into a polished feature-length documentary.

That’s the aim of “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap,” debuting today at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film places much of the blame for tech’s lack of female representation on self-fulfilling stereotypes that coders are anti-social dudes (and more recently, misogynistic brogrammers).

It traces the drop in women computer science grads in the U.S. from 37 percent in 1985 to less than half that today. And it proposes that the start of a solution would be a U.S. computer science high school graduation requirement.

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FBI's Ocean's Elevenxa0;Ruse Went

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that FBI agents had gone too far last summer when they cut off the Internet service to Paul Phua’s Las Vegas hotel room, posed as repairmen, and entered the room without a search warrant.

According to NBC News, the FBI received a tip last July that Phua, a 50-year old Malaysian millionaire and world champion poker player, and his buddies were taking illegal bets on the World Cup inside his Caesar’s Palace suite. Agents wore hidden cameras into Phua’s room and say the footage in those cameras provides evidence of said illegal betting.

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The specs and specialties at the center of this year’s TV turf war are coming into crystal-clear focus. All the major manufacturers are pushing 4K front and center, but each of them is staking claim to their own little slice of the Ultra HD pie.

Samsung is hanging its hat on its own quantum-dot-like color technology. LG is cranking out OLEDs, and it’s also taking on quantum dot with its “ColorPrime” tech. Vizio continues to blast out affordable 4K sets with full-array local dimming. Now Sony is ready to hit stores with its early-2015 sets, and the company is focusing on razor-thin panels and HDR features.

Sony’s new flagship is the 75-inch XBR-75X940C, an $8,000 set that’s the only model kitted out with the company’s highest-end “X-Tended Dynamic Range PRO” contrast-enhancing feature. It’s a full-array 4K panel with local dimming, and Sony claims the extra contrast boost of the Dynamic Range PRO technology makes the LCD panel produce deeper, plasma-like blacks in addition to brighter bright areas. The company is claiming three times the brightness range—the delta between the darkest parts of a scene and the brightest—compared to your run-of-the-mill LED-backlit LCD set.

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Fixing this is simple. Just make misprosecution punishable on parity with the charges being prosecuted.

Willfully hide exculpatory evidence in a capital murder trial? Death penalty.

Lie about evidence in a life imprisonment case? Life in prison.

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Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play guitar with the aid of lessons on their iPad, iPhone or Mac should check out the Zivix Jamstik, a small, convenient and unique MIDI controller that uses technology to offset the learning curve associated with learning an instrument.

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Jamstik, a 5-fret guitar-like instrument / MIDI controller.

In the past, learning to play the guitar usually involved going to a music shop and learning from a professional teacher. This is still a solid means of learning, but digital music lessons have increasingly become the norm.

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We’ve got clones, they're multiplying, and Sarah Manning is losing control.

In the Season 3 premiere of Orphan Black, the male clones slowly but surely started taking over, but they’ve only affected one of the sisters so far.

Surprisingly, their creepy and bloody antics weren’t the craziest part of the season opener — it was all of the body-swapping that went down at the DYAD Institute. In order to keep a "cleaner" named Ferdinand (True Blood alum James Frain) from sounding an alarm, Sarah had to pose as Rachel and Alison had to pretend to be Sarah. It was supposed to be a quick wolf in sheep's clothing act, but Sarah uncovered much more than she bargained for in the process.

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Tulips on the White House lawn

If you've been wondering how Russian cyberattackers could compromise the White House and other high-profile targets, the security researchers at FireEye have an answer. They've determined that APT28, a politically-motivated Russian hacking group, used unpatched exploits in Flash Player and Windows in a series of assaults against the US government on April 13th. Patches for both flaws are either ready or on the way, but the vulnerabilities reinforce beliefs that APT28 is very skilled -- less experienced groups would use off-the-shelf code.

Whether or not APT28 is linked to the earlier White House breach isn't apparent. FireEye says it can't comment on the connections, since that's classified information. If there is a link, though, it'll be clearer than ever that the US is up against a particularly fierce digital espionage campaign.

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Editor’s note: Joe McCann is a co-founder and CEO of NodeSource. He is a hacker, tinkerer, builder and breaker with more than 13 years of web, mobile and software development experience.

We’ve been living in a bundled world. ESPN packaged with Nickelodeon, healthcare tied to employers, learning wrapped up in colleges and degree programs. We’ve grown up surrounded by so many bundled products and services that it’s easy to become blind to the flexibility and value presented by unbundling.

Bundling can occur for a couple of reasons. One scenario is when companies try to force consumers to buy something they don’t really want by packaging it with something they do — like albums that only contain one good song. But bundling can make sense when transaction costs for individual products or services (monetary or otherwise) are too high to justify buying those products separately.

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While some may decry Chromebooks, claiming they have limited uses, we know that there’s more to it than that. For a very affordable price, you can get a lot of functionality from a Chromebook, and when you combine that with long battery life and portability, you have a winning combination.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Chromebooks, systems that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run the lightweight Chrome OS. No matter which system you go with, make sure to upgrade to 4GB of RAM. You’ll thank us when you’ve got 11 tabs open.

The Best

Dell Chromebook 11 ($380)

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The Dell Chromebook 11 checks off almost every box for what you want out of a Chrome OS device. The keyboard is responsive and comfortable, it looks sleek and professional, and Chrome OS runs buttery smooth. When it comes to performance, the version with an Intel i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM smashes the expectations of what a Chromebook can do, and doesn’t break a sweat even when you throw a ton of tabs at it. The battery life doesn’t suffer as a result, boasting one of the longest quoted use times in its class. The only real downside is the screen, which only has a resolution of 1366×768, but it’s more than enough for most of what you’ll use Chrome OS for.

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This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

This Week's Top Downloads

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Sony Hack Reveals Intent to Acquire Super Smash Bros. Film Rights

Included in the deluge of Sony executive emails, memos, PDFs and presentations released on WikiLeaks earlier this week is one little nugget that will warm your inner child’s heart: Sony may be trying to nab film rights to the Super Smash Bros. series.

On Thursday, WikiLeaks unveiled a new portal for the entire archive of leaked materials from the 2014 Sony hack, many of which, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange claims, are “newsworthy and at the center of a geopolitical conflict.” While the rumor of a Super Smash Bros. movie probably doesn’t rank high on the list of geopolitically-important fallout for the multinational corporation, it ranks pretty high on my personal list of rumored movies that really need to happen right now.

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The spring issue is here

Find out what Sofia Vergara wants from her modern smart home. Get your copy today for big savings off newsstand prices.

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They say that people are nastier on the Internet than they would ever be in person — but it appears that the comments section of any gadget site came to life this week, when police were reportedly called to the bloody apartment of a pair of Tulsa roommates who had broken beer bottles and stabbed each other with them in a drunken fight about the merits of iPhone or Android. It’s unclear whether one side won or lost the argument, except for humanity.

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A standard evil villain to invoke here at Techdirt is "copyright maximalists", which implies existence of both minimalists and moderates. Minimalists and pirates don't comment here, right? Should be plenty of moderates. I might even identify myself as one, if a definition could be agreed on.

Spare me all diversionary complaint as for "loaded" terms used below: it's axiomatic that "copyright minimalists" will object to ANY balanced view. You'll only be stating that are no moderates here. -- And skip history "lessons": just deal with TODAY.

In my view, to be regarded as a "copyright moderate", one must stake out a position. If won't state a position, then you are RIGHTLY characterized as a moral-less pirate.

I've long stated is much bad to evil in practices of corporations and individuals using statute for monetary gain and censorship. I'm actually way out in front of most for wishing to hang lawyers and tax the hell out of the rich. Stop saying I'm a "maximalist" for corporations, you "moderates". It's a lie.

Now YOU go positive. Yes, it's a trap. Not stating is too...

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