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The gender wage gap is shrinking among computer programmers, but it’s still quite large

Glassdoor has released its latest gender pay gap data analysis. In the U.S., the unadjusted pay gap comes in at 21.4 percent, meaning women make just $0.79 for every $1 men earn. But, when controlling for variables like age, education, location, experience, occupation and industry, the pay gap is 4.9 percent. That’s a slight improvement from three years ago, when Glassdoor did its first analysis. That means, women make about $0.95 cents for every $1 men make. In the tech industry, there is an...
Tags: Google, Tech, Glassdoor, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annie Pearl


Google CEO Sundar Pichai will reportedly meet with a top US military official in Washington to discuss the company's AI efforts in China (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will meet with a top US military official in Washington, DC, on Wednesday to discuss the tech giant's business and technology efforts in China, according to a Bloomberg report.  The meeting comes after Gen. Dunford's remarks during a Senate hearing earlier in March, where he said Google's artificial intelligence work in China "indirectly benefits the Chinese military." Google has said that it's "not working with the Chinese military" and that its AI activities i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Washington, Senate, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, Pentagon, Sundar Pichai, Signal


More growth ahead in Taiwan

One year ago, we laid out our roadmap for supporting the growth of an Intelligent Taiwan, with an emphasis on investing in Taiwanese talent. Since then, we’ve reached our goal to train 50,000 businesses and students in digital marketing, and 5,000 students in artificial intelligence (AI) programming.Here are six further commitments announced at our Google for Taiwan this week, outlining how we’re helping Taiwanese people and businesses make the most of the digital economy. More room to grow and ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Taiwan, CS, Southeast Asian, New Taipei City, Rick Osterloh, Google in Asia, Far Eastern Group, Douglas Tong Hsu, SVP of Devices Services, Junyi Academy, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research


Xiaomi releases kernel source for Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Go [Update: Redmi Note 7 Pro as well]

Update - March 26, 2019: Redmi Note 7 Pro Kernel source is also available now. You can get it from the source link below. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Go it's the first Android Go smartphone in India at an event this week. It packs a 5-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 425 SoC with 1GB of RAM, and runs on Android Oreo (Go edition). Last month, it launched the Redmi Note 7 in the country,  which was launched with a different camera sensor in China earlier in January. Redmi Note 7 Indian variant and Re...
Tags: News, China, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Go kernel source, Redmi Note 7 kernel source


First All-Female Spacewalk Canceled Because NASA Doesn't Have Two Suits That Fit

The first all-female spacewalk scheduled for Friday has been cancelled by NASA (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source) because they don't have two spacesuits that fit the female astronauts. According to The New York Times, Anne C. McClain and Christina H. Koch both need to wear a medium-size torso component, but only one is readily available at the International Space Station. From the report: The mission itself is unchanged. On Friday, two astronauts will venture outside of the s...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, New York Times, Koch, Hague, McClain, Nick Hague, Anne C McClain, Stephanie Schierholz, Ms McClain, Christina H Koch


Nexxt Brings the Power of AMP to Job Alert Emails to Greatly Improve the Job Search Experience

We at Nexxt are very excited to announce that we are working toward improving the job search experience through an integration with Google. The integration of AMP, into Nexxt’s SmartMatch Alert emails will bring job seekers the most up-to-date, dynamic job content directly in their Gmail accounts. AMP for Email represents a fundamental shift in the way Nexxt delivers the SmartMatch Alert which uses patented technology to deliver job content based on the user’s behavior. Job seekers can engage wi...
Tags: Google, Careers, Web/Tech, Job Search Process, Julie Shenkman, Nexxt, AMP for Email, Power of AMP, Kane Cochran


Bill That Would Restore Net Neutrality Moves Forward Despite Telecom's Best Efforts To Kill It

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Last month, Democrats introduced a simple three page bill that would do one thing: restore FCC net neutrality rules and the agency's authority over ISPs, both stripped away by a hugely-controversial decision by the agency in late 2017. Tuesday morning, the Save the Internet Act passed through a key House committee vote and markup session -- despite some last-minute efforts by big telecom to weaken the bill. "Net neutrality is coming back wi...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Gop, House, Telecom, Motherboard, Greer, Evan Greer


United States: Supreme Court Remands Cy Pres-Only Class Action Settlement Question Over Standing Concerns - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

The Supreme Court determined that questions concerning plaintiffs' standing to challenge Google's alleged violations of user privacy prevented the Court from deciding whether cy pres-only class action settlements
Tags: Google, News, Supreme Court, United States, Gibson Dunn


TPG to buy Entertainment Partners

TPG has agreed to buy Entertainment Partners. Financial terms weren’t announced. Entertainment Partners, of Burbank, California, provides production workforce management and automated production software and services to the entertainment industry. American Discovery Capital provided financial advice to Entertainment Partners, while  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted as M&A counsel. PRESS RELEASE Entertainment Partners Announces Investment From TPG New resources enhance capacity to r...
Tags: Hollywood, Singapore, Trends, Tech, Canada, Dallas, Tpg Capital, Henderson, Company, Burbank California, Burbank Calif, TPG, Goldstein, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP, Mark Goldstein, EP


Former NEA partner Jon Sakoda takes the wraps off his new, Cisco-backed venture fund, Decibel

Jon Sakoda needed to decompress, he says. The founder-turned-venture investor had logged a dozen years with the investing heavyweight New Enterprise Associates after selling his last startup to Symantec in 2006, and what he wanted by last summer was more time with his kids, and less time with his phone, which he turned off for three weeks. “I can’t recommend it enough,” says Sakoda, who has since returned to work and is today taking the wraps off his new venture firm, Decibel, a term sometime...
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Venture Capital, SEC, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Symantec, Nea, New Enterprise Associates, Jon Sakoda, Duo Security, Cisco Investments, Decibel, Blameless, Jon Oberheide, Sakoda


Apple vs. Qualcomm: Key Takeaways From the Latest Patent Rulings

What happened on Tuesday:In the first case, an ITC judge found that Apple infringed a Qualcomm power-saving patent and said she would recommend an import ban on some older models of the iPhone. In the second ruling, which came after the market closed, the full commission ruled against Qualcomm.
Tags: Apple, Science, Itc, Qualcomm


5 important details about Apple's big-budget push into streaming TV that we still don't know (AAPL)

Apple finally unveiled its new subscription platform, Apple TV Plus, which will feature content from dozens of A-list celebrities that Apple has partnered with. But there are still many unanswered questions about the service, particularly how much it will cost and what content will be available at launch. Apple finally unveiled its new subscription TV service on Monday, Apple TV Plus, signalling the iPhone maker's biggest push into entertainment yet.  The company provided a first glimpse at t...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Trends, Netflix, United States, Steve Carell, Hulu, Jefferies, Kumail Nanjiani, Little America, Jennifer Aniston Reese Witherspoon, Timothy O Shea, Apple TV Plus, Oprah Reese Witherspoon Steven Spielberg


Microsoft: Windows 10 Devices Open To 'Full Compromise' From Huawei PC Driver

According to ZDNet, researchers at Microsoft have discovered a buggy Huawei utility that could have given attackers a cheap way to undermine the security of the Windows kernel. From the report: Microsoft has now detailed how it found a severe local privilege escalation flaw in the Huawei PCManager driver software for its MateBook line of Windows 10 laptops. Thanks to Microsoft's work, the Chinese tech giant patched the flaw in January. As Microsoft researchers explain, third-party kernel drivers...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Huawei, Don, Zdnet, MateBookService


Engineers Build Teeny-Tiny Bluetooth Transmitter That Runs On Less Than 1 Milliwatt

Engineers at the University of Michigan have built the first millimeter-scale stand-alone device that meets Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) specifications. "Consuming just 0.6 milliwatts during transmission, it would broadcast for 11 years using a typical 5.8-mm coin battery," reports IEEE Spectrum. "Such a millimeter-scale BLE radio would allow these ant-sized sensors to communicate with ordinary equipment, even a smartphone." From the report: The transmitter chip, which debuted last month at IEEE I...
Tags: Tech, Michigan, Bluetooth Low Energy, University Of Michigan, Milliwatt, IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference


Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing in Florida, Incident Appears Unrelated to Crashes

A Southwest Airlines jet of the Boeing 737 Max line grounded after two catastrophic crashes was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Florida’s Orlando International Airport on Tuesday en route to a facility in California, where it was scheduled to be stored in the western Mojave Desert, the …Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, California, Airplanes, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Mojave Desert, Orlando International Airport, Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 737 MAX 8


It Sure Looks Like Google's $599 Celeron Pixel Slate is Dead

Two variants of the Pixel Slate, a tablet-laptop hybrid that Google unveiled last year, have been "out of stock" for months now, leading many to believe that Google may have quietly gotten rid of them. From a report: [The Pixel Slate that are powered by the Celeron processor] are nowhere to be seen. They've been out of stock on the Google Store -- the only place these models were very briefly available -- since shortly after launch, four months ago. The $599 and $699 versions of the Pixel Slate ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Marques Brownlee, Google Store


Stolen California dog returned after theft video goes viral

RUBIDOUX, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is overjoyed after her stolen pet dog was returned with the help of a security video posted on social media. The Orange County Register reports that Melissa Cortez’s pug, Andrew, was returned to her Tuesday by the Spectrum cable company. The newspaper reports that a neighbor’s security video […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, California, Nation, Spectrum, Andrew, Orange County Register, RUBIDOUX Calif, Melissa Cortez


First Hand: Are “Low Number” ’03s Unsafe to Shoot?

There is a lot of internet chatter about whether or not it is safe to shoot a “low number” Springfield M1903 bolt-action rifle. When I say “a lot,” I mean a whole lot: a Google search of the phrase “1903 safe to shoot” brings back 20.2 million hits, including 148,000 videos. Now, not all of […] Read More … The post First Hand: Are “Low Number” ’03s Unsafe to Shoot? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Google, Guns, Safety, Editorial, Springfield, Rifle, Rifles, Bolt Action, M1903, Low Number


Google launches AMP for Gmail, making your email feel more like webpages

Google first announced a little more than a year ago that it would eventually be bringing its accelerated mobile pages framework, or AMP for short, to email, which would allow for the creation of richer and more dynamic experiences in a digital realm where people still spend an outsized portion of their day. Today, Google announced the arrival of AMP for Email, officially bringing the capabilities to Gmail that will turn your messages into something that actually resembles an interactive, webpag...
Tags: Google, News, Gmail, Pinterest, Aakash Sahney, Sahney


US judge recommends partial ban on iPhone imports to US

A US trade judge ruled Tuesday that Apple had violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent and said she would recommend banning imports of some iPhones. International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara wrote that she would be recommending a "limited exclusion order together with a cease and desist order" against Apple. "We appreciate Judge McNamara's recognition of Apple's infringement of our hardware patent and that she will be recommending an import ban and cease and desist ...
Tags: Apple, News, US, Qualcomm, McNamara, Don Rosenberg, MaryJoan McNamara


Fourth-Generation 1080p Apple TV Gets a New 'Apple TV HD' Name (mac rumors)

Following the announcement of Apple's upcoming revamped TV app and new Apple TV+ subscription service for original content, Apple today updated the branding on its fourth-generation 2015 1080p Apple TV set-top box, renaming it "Apple TV HD." The new Apple TV HD is being offered alongside the more expensive Apple TV 4K, which is the fifth-generation Apple TV released in 2017. Apple has continued selling the 32GB $149 fourth-generation Apple TV alongside the 4K model for those who don't ne...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, Juli Clover, Amazon Prime Hulu, Apple TV Channels


Big companies shun labour survey backed by influential investors - Financial Times

Big companies shun labour survey backed by influential investors   Financial Times Walmart, Tesco and Apple among groups that did not participate in disclosure initiative.
Tags: Apple, Shopping, Financial Times, Financial Times Walmart Tesco


Apples wins 1, loses 1 in battle over iPhone technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm.
Tags: Apple, News, San Francisco, Ap


Xiaomi’s 100W charger could fill up your phone’s battery in less than 20 minutes

As exciting as the latest innovations in smartphone design over the past several months have been, many of the key technologies that power those phones aren't advancing at quite the same speed. For example, it still takes more than two hours to fully charge the iPhone XS from 0% to 100% with the charger that comes in the package. Even modern "fast charging" technology, while useful, isn't likely to blow anyone away.But the dream of fully charging your phone in minutes might not be as dis...
Tags: News, Xiaomi, Weibo, Redmi, Lu Weibing


Here’s why the Huawei P30 Pro’s camera could redefine smartphone photography

Huawei‘s P20 Pro and Matte 20 Pro had the best camera hardware of any smartphone in 2017, bar none. Sure, the Pixel 3 had my favorite camera – Google’s image processing is still the best – but Huawei managed to combine solid, versatile software with a giant camera sensor and triple lens setup that remains unmatched a year later. The P20 Pro remained at the top of DxOMark until the P30 and P30 Pro were revealed today. My point is, it would’ve been easy for Huawei to just make a minor tweak here o...
Tags: Google, Startups, Huawei, Pixel, Insider, Plugged


This $100M software startup came out of Australia and got funded by Microsoft to help companies manage all their remote workers

Six years after its founding in Australia, Skedulo has offices in three continents and 60,000 people using its service. The startup charges companies a monthly, per-user fee to help them manage remote workers. Skedulo recently raised $28 million from investors including Microsoft's M12 venture arm. For many workers, a nine-to-five office job is a thing of the past — if they ever experienced it at all. A large and growing number of people work remotely or out in the field, at least some of the...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Australia, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Business Insider, Brisbane Australia, Fairhurst, Airtable, Skedulo, Australia Skedulo, Matt Fairhurst Skedulo, Europe Fairhurst


Breaking smartphone addiction: 10 Designs to save us from electronic enslavement

I read a pretty scary statistic online, which outlines that the average person stares at their smartphone screen for a minimum of 3 hours a day. In fact, that number went from 0.3 hours to 3.3 hours between 2008 and 2017. Today, it’s anywhere between 4-6 hours, which is anywhere around 30% of the time we spend awake. That’s 30% of our waking life spent staring at pixels. Mike Elgan points out that if we spent that time reading books, we could literally read upward of 200 books PER YEAR.So how ex...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Smartphone, Kanye West, Cellphones, Screen, Addiction, Display, Best Of, Skype, Popular, Kyocera, Editorial, Product Design, Dumbphones, Yeezy


Alexander: Two decades later, LBSU’s Dan Monson still considered part of Gonzaga family

Yes, it really has been 20 years since Gonzaga, the little Jesuit school tucked into the northwestern corner of the country, first served notice that its basketball program was about to reach another level. Now, the Bulldogs are behemoths. Two years removed from an NCAA championship game appearance, at 32-3 they’re a No. 1 seed in the West Regional that continues at Honda Center on Thursday with a semifinal against Florida State. And the program not only transcends its conference but was able to...
Tags: Google, Florida, Minnesota, Maryland, Jimmy Kimmel, Colorado, Abc, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, San Diego, College sports, Ncaa, Salt Lake City


Apple, Qualcomm gird for next phase of patent battle after mixed U.S. rulings

Split decisions on Tuesday by a U.S. government panel in acrimonious patent disputes between iPhone-maker Apple and chip supplier Qualcomm left their battle lines largely unchanged ahead of a U.S Federal Trade Commission ruling and a major trial next month.
Tags: Apple, Money, businessNews, Qualcomm, U S Federal Trade Commission


5 Brands that Centered Digital Transformation Around Customers

A keen focus on customer experience is helping enterprises compete and win in today’s highly competitive business landscape. That was the main takeaway of this morning’s keynote session at Adobe Summit—The Digital Experience Conference. “Powerful experiences change the way we think, interact, entertain, work, and relate to the world around us,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen told a record 17,000 attendees at Summit, in Las Vegas. “And the impact of these experiences spans from the largest brands and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Adobe, Marketing, CMO, Las Vegas, Johnson, Intuit, B2b, Chegg, Modern Marketing, SunTrust, Consumer, Amazon Best, Hubert Joly, Shantanu Narayen



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