Google releases first diversity report since the infamous anti-diversity memo

Google has released its first diversity report since the infamous James Damore memo and the fallout that resulted from it. Those are both long stories but the TL;DR is that Damore said some sexist things in a memo that went viral. He got fired and then sued Google for firing him. That lawsuit, however, was … Read moreGoogle releases first diversity report since the infamous anti-diversity memo

Students confront the unethical side of tech in ‘Designing for Evil’ course

Whether it’s surveilling or deceiving users, mishandling or selling their data, or engendering unhealthy habits or thoughts, tech these days is not short on unethical behavior. But it isn’t enough to just say “that’s creepy.” Fortunately, a course at the University of Washington is equipping its students with the philosophical insights to better identify — … Read moreStudents confront the unethical side of tech in ‘Designing for Evil’ course

Diamond dynasty De Beers stoops to conquer with new line of man-made diamond jewelry

They first launched nearly a decade ago with names like Diamond Foundry, Brilliant Earth, Mia Donna and Pure Grown Diamonds, with millions of dollars in financing and a mission to reshape the diamond industry. They were startups that were going to popularize man-made diamonds for the masses in a way that would make the industry more … Read moreDiamond dynasty De Beers stoops to conquer with new line of man-made diamond jewelry

Evan Spiegel talks about Snapchat redesign, going public, and Facebook copying its key innovations at Code Conference (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge:Evan Spiegel talks about Snapchat redesign, going public, and Facebook copying its key innovations at Code Conference  —  Snap’s CEO weighs in on Facebook’s long history of copying him  —  Evan Spiegel publicly addressed Facebook’s longstanding practice of copying his company’s products Tuesday … BRUCE DAVISMy interest in all things technical … Read moreEvan Spiegel talks about Snapchat redesign, going public, and Facebook copying its key innovations at Code Conference (Casey Newton/The Verge)

HoloLens acts as eyes for blind users and guides them with audio prompts

Microsoft’s HoloLens has an impressive ability to quickly sense its surroundings, but limiting it to displaying emails or game characters on them would show a lack of creativity. New research shows that it works quite well as a visual prosthesis for the vision impaired, not relaying actual visual data but guiding them in real time … Read moreHoloLens acts as eyes for blind users and guides them with audio prompts

Google starts migrating all G Suite users from Hangouts to Meet

Google today announced that starting now, it is moving all of its G Suite users who follow its recommended schedule from its Hangouts video chat service to Hangouts Meet, the more enterprise-ready version of Hangouts. The move will likely take about a month or so. This means all newly created Calendar invites will now link … Read moreGoogle starts migrating all G Suite users from Hangouts to Meet

HP Inc. beats with Q2 revenue of $14B, up 13.1% YoY, and says its personal systems business, which includes notebooks and desktops, earned $8.76B, up 14.5% YoY (Munsif Vengattil/Reuters)

Munsif Vengattil / Reuters:HP Inc. beats with Q2 revenue of $14B, up 13.1% YoY, and says its personal systems business, which includes notebooks and desktops, earned $8.76B, up 14.5% YoY  —  (Reuters) – HP Inc (HPQ.N) reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and raised its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday … BRUCE DAVISMy interest in all things … Read moreHP Inc. beats with Q2 revenue of $14B, up 13.1% YoY, and says its personal systems business, which includes notebooks and desktops, earned $8.76B, up 14.5% YoY (Munsif Vengattil/Reuters)

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