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Apple engineer leaves company after employees speak out about his 'misogynistic' past comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Apple engineer Antonio García Martínez has left the company, according to Bloomberg. Employees had spoken out about the hire, citing his "misogynistic" past comments, The Verge reported. They said Antonio García Martínez wrote "racist and sexist remarks" in his autobiography, "Chaos Monkey." See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple engineer Antonio García Martínez has left the company following employee backlash over his co...
Tags: Apple, Misogyny, Politics, Enterprise, Sexism, Trends, Racism, Bay Area, Tech Insider, Getty Images Apple, Diversity and Inclusion, Antonio Garcia Martinez, Garcia Martinez, Tom Neumayr, Bloomberg Employees, Tyler Sonnemaker


Neural Implant Lets Paralyzed Person Type By Imaging Writing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, the academic community provided a rather impressive example of the promise of neural implants. Using an implant, a paralyzed individual managed to type out roughly 90 characters per minute simply by imagining that he was writing those characters out by hand. Somewhere in our writing thought process, we form the intention of using a specific character, and using an implant to track this intention could potentially work. Unfortunate...
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Neural Implant Lets Paralyzed Person Type By Imagining Writing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, the academic community provided a rather impressive example of the promise of neural implants. Using an implant, a paralyzed individual managed to type out roughly 90 characters per minute simply by imagining that he was writing those characters out by hand. Somewhere in our writing thought process, we form the intention of using a specific character, and using an implant to track this intention could potentially work. Unfortunate...
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Apple reportedly cuts ties with employee amid uproar over misogynistic writing

Antonio Garcia-Martinez, a recent hire, is apparently no longer working at Apple, after uproar over his past writings slamming women as...
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China’s WeRide secures more funding, pushing valuation to $3.3 billion

Only four months after securing Series B fundraising of $310 million, Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide says it has achieved its Series C funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $3 billion. This is first time the company has disclosed its value. The company did not share how much it has raised this round, only noting that it’s in the “hundreds of millions,” according to a statement released by the company. WeRide intends to use this funding round to invest in R&D and commer...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, China, Tech, DMV, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Robotaxi, San Jose California, Central Business District, Tony Han, Weride, Rival Momenta


Apple Says 'Chaos Monkeys' Author Hired in Ads Business Has Left Company

By Stephen Nellis(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said Antonio García Martínez, a former Facebook Inc product manager who joined Apple recently...
Tags: Apple, Reuters Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Antonio Garcia Martinez, Stephen Nellis, Business Has Left Company


Apple Employees Petition New Hire Over Views on Women, People of Color

Apple employees circulated a petition on Wednesday to express concern over a new hire and his apparently problematic views on women and people of color. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Labor, California, Computing, Silicon Valley, Apple Inc, Antonio, Antonio Garcia, Antonio Garcia Martinez, Chaos Monkeys


Apple Faces Employee Backlash for Hiring Antonio García Martínez Over His Views on Women, People of Color

Apple employees circulated a petition on Wednesday to express concern over a new hire and his apparently problematic views on women and people of color. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Labor, Software, Computing, Silicon Valley, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Antonio, Antonio Garcia, Antonio Garcia Martinez, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Chaos Monkeys, Apple Faces Employee Backlash for Hiring


For Its Next Trick, Motorola Is Working On Smartphones That Can Charge Wirelessly Over the Air

They haven’t all been home runs, but Motorola is known for taking chances. The company has repeatedly shown it’s not afraid to bet on new technology, from the recently phased-out Moto Mods back to the first wafer-thin Razr feature phones. Now, Motorola is trying its hand at remote wireless charging for smartphones by …Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Smartphone, Smartphones, Computing, Xiaomi, Wireless, Lenovo, Science and Technology, 5g, Guru, Motorola Razr, Andrew Liszewski, Inductive Charging


Setting Up a YouTube Channel: Complete Guide for 2021

YouTube is one of the biggest websites in the world and comes second only to Google’s search engine when you’re talking about traffic. If you have a business, video should be high on your priority list for content marketing, and there’s no better platform for video than YouTube. Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or a large company, there’s money to be made in this video-streaming platform. So how do you set up your YouTube channel? We’ll not only teach you how to set up a YouTube accou...
Tags: Google, Movies, Youtube, Tutorials, Tutorial, YouTube Channel, YouTube SEO, NEW YouTube Channel, Customize Channel, Channel Trailers and Featured Videos Trailers, YouTube Channel Permissions Adding


GasBuddy Tops Apple App Store Amid Gas Shortages From Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

GasBuddy, an app that helps users find and save money on gas, topped the Apple App Store on Wednesday, as some consumers across the East Coast continue to struggle to find fuel after a cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline. CNBC reports: The company's pipeline has served as a vital link between the Gulf Coast refiners and the Eastern Seaboard, but the company had to take its entire system offline Friday after it fell victim to a ransomware attack. Much of the system is still offline. Now, consumers a...
Tags: Virginia, Tech, Georgia, Gulf Coast, North Carolina, East Coast, AAA, South Carolina, Eastern Seaboard, GasBuddy, AAA Gas, Colonial Pipeline CNBC


Apple employees speak publicly about recent hire who called women in Silicon Valley 'soft and weak' and 'full of s--t'

Apple CEO Tim Cook. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Apple employees are demanding an investigation into a "misogynistic" recent hire, The Verge reported. They said Antonio García Martínez wrote "racist and sexist remarks" in his autobiography, "Chaos Monkey." Multiple Apple employees have spoken publicly about the hire on social media. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple employees are circulating a petition demanding an investigation into the company's hiring of Ant...
Tags: Apple, Misogyny, Politics, Enterprise, Sexism, Trends, Racism, Silicon Valley, Bay Area, Tech Insider, Getty Images Apple, Diversity and Inclusion, Antonio Garcia Martinez, Garcia Martinez, Tyler Sonnemaker, Employee Activism


Apple reportedly fires Antonio Garcia Martinez after employee backlash

Apple has reportedly fired Antonio Garcia Martinez after an employee backlash over sexist comments that he made in his book "Chaos Monkeys."
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‘Misogynistic’ Apple hire is out hours after employees call for investigation

The move came hours after Apple employees circulated a petition calling for an investigation into his hiring.
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Apple-Epic Judge Hints at Compromise in Feud Over App Store

The judge overseeing the high-stakes trial between Epic Games and Apple hinted at a compromise that turns on the iPhone maker allowing developers to inform users through their mobile apps that they can buy virtual goods on the web at a cheaper cost. From a report: U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers appeared to be looking for middle ground while hearing from economists called by both companies as expert witnesses in a case that threatens to upend the multibillion-dollar marketplace for ap...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, American Express, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, U S Supreme Court, Oakland California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Richard Schmalensee, Gonzalez Rogers, Schmalensee


Researchers Have Developed a Way To Wirelessly Charge Vehicles On the Road

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Jalopnik: [R]esearchers at Cornell University, led by Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Khurram Afridi, have developed technology that would allow vehicles to be charged on the road while in motion. It would essentially turn U.S. roadways into wireless chargers. Afrindi says he has been working on the tech for the last seven years. Here's how it would work, according to Afrindi via Business Insider: "'Highways would have a chargin...
Tags: Tech, Nikola Tesla, Road, Cornell University, Afridi, Khurram Afridi, Afrindi


Ethereum creator donates meme coins worth $1 billion to help India fight COVID-19

Vitalik Buterin donated cryptocurrencies worth $1.5 billion to several non-profit organizations, including $1 billion to a COVID-19 relief fund in India, on Wednesday in one of the largest-ever individual philanthropy efforts. Or at least that was the worth of the cryptocurrencies — many of which are dog-themed — when he made the donation. Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, transferred 500 ETH and over 50 trillion SHIB (Shiba Inu), a meme coin, worth around $1.14 billion at the time of transactio...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, India, Tech, Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies, Philanthropy, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Givewell, Dustin Moskovitz, Dogecoin, Balaji Srinivasan, Shiba Inu


Judge in Epic vs. Apple Case Floats Potential Compromise

In the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, the two companies are this week calling up their expert witnesses to argue their points before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who will make a decision in the case after a three week trial. Expert testimony is not as exciting as some of the leaked App Store documents that were highlighted last week, especially as much of what's being discussed was shared by Epic and Apple ahead of the trial. When speaking to expert witnesses, however, Go...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Epic, Tim Cook, Evans, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, David Evans, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Richard Schmalensee, Epic Games vs. Apple, Gonzalez Rogers


Valve's Gabe Newell Teases Console-Related Plans For Steam Games

Gabe Newell, the co-founder and president of Valve, has hinted that the company could bring Steam games to consoles during a recent question and answer session. TechRadar reports: The session took place at Sancta Maria College in Auckland, New Zealand, and a student's question and Newell's answer were recorded and uploaded to Reddit by user Odysseic (via VGC). When asked "will Steam be porting any games to console, or will it just stay on PC?", Newell somewhat hesitantly replies "You will get a ...
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Elon Musk says Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin due to fossil fuel use

Digital currency, which is made with an energy-intensive process that often relies on fossil fuels, fell more than 7% after the tweet Tesla has suspended the use of bitcoin to purchase its vehicles, Elon Musk said in a tweet on Wednesday, citing concerns about the use of fossil fuel for bitcoin mining. Related: Dogecoin’s record-breaking rise shoots ‘joke’ cryptocurrency to wider attention Continue reading...
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Apple Employees Up In Arms Over New Top Hire With Long History of Sexist Quotes

A startup star who wrote in his memoir that “Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak” is Apple’s new ad executive, and Bay Area...
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Apple TV HD vs. Apple TV 4K Buyer's Guide (mac rumors)

In April 2021, Apple revealed the second-generation Apple TV 4K, bringing high framerate HDR with Dolby Vision to the Apple TV for the first time and the A12 chip for improved performance, alongside a redesigned Siri Remote. The ‌Apple TV‌ HD was first released in 2015 and has remained in Apple's lineup since then as an entry-level option, and now it comes with the upgraded ‌Siri‌ Remote. Should you consider purchasing the ‌Apple TV‌ HD to save money, or do you need the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K? Our ...
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Elon Musk, Technoking of Tesla orders a halt to bitcoin car payments 

Tesla CEO and self-dubbed technoking is back peddling on the company’s stance about bitcoin and has suspended purchases of its electric vehicles with the cryptocurrency. The change of stance, which was delivered via tweet, comes just weeks after Tesla CFO and dubbed “master of coin” Zach Kirkhorn said the company believes in the longevity of bitcoin, despite its volatility. The tweet from Musk sent the price of bitcoin down more than 4% and falling. The price of bitcoin is down more than 7% for ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Russia, Tech, Tesla, Bitcoin, Automotive, United States, Musk, Dogecoin, Zach Kirkhorn, Kirkhorn, Tesla Bitcoin


The iMac M1 is nearly 60% faster than the older Intel model, according to leak

On the fence about upgrading your Intel-powered iMac to Apple's newest model? The M1 processor's performance improvement will make you want to splurge.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Intel, Computing, CPU, Processor, iMac, M1


Vitalik Buterin donates $1 billion worth of ‘meme coins’ to India Covid Relief Fund

Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, on Wednesday donated Ethereum and “meme coins” worth $1.5 billion in one of the largest-ever individual philanthropy efforts. Buterin transferred 500 ETH and over 50 trillion SHIB (Shiba Inu), a meme coin, worth around $1.14 billion at the time of transaction, to the India COVID-Crypto Relief Fund. The transaction sparked panic among some investors, contributing to over 35% drop in SHIB’s price in the past 24 hours. The meme coin, which has courted retai...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, India, Tech, Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Givewell, Dustin Moskovitz, Dogecoin, Methuselah Foundation, Vitalik Buterin, Distributed Computing


Pentagon backs away from labeling smartphone maker Xiaomi a military org run by China's communist elite

Biz to be removed from naughty list following out-of-court settlement The Pentagon has agreed it will no longer label Xiaomi a Communist Chinese military company after the smartphone maker sued Uncle Sam to overturn the designation.…
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Pentagon stops hallucinating that smartphone maker Xiaomi is a military org run by China's ruling communists

Biz to be removed from naughty list following out-of-court settlement The Pentagon has agreed it will no longer label Xiaomi a Communist-run Chinese military company after the smartphone maker sued Uncle Sam to overturn the designation.…
Tags: China, Software, Xiaomi, Pentagon, Uncle Sam


Daily Crunch: The early-stage tech talent crunch is real

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. By now everyone is familiar with the tech world’s talent crunch: Developers are scarce and expensive, while data scientists are maybe even scarcer and expensiver. Some folks I’ve spoken to think that rising acceptance of remote work may help reduce the supply-demand imbalance. Hell, every early-stage startup I’ve spoken to in weeks is remote-first. Many were born d...
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Bill To Ban TikTok On US Government Devices Passes Committee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban U.S. federal workers from downloading the popular app TikTok onto U.S. government devices, Senator Josh Hawley, a bill sponsor, said in a press statement on Wednesday. Reuters reports: The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a similar measure in August 2020. Representative Ken Buck has introduced a similar bill in the House. The app, which is popular with teens eager to show off dance moves, has...
Tags: Senate, Tech, Beijing, United States, House, Reuters, Hawley, Senate Homeland Security, Governmental Affairs Committee, Ken Buck, Josh Hawley, Bytedance TikTok, US Government Devices Passes Committee


Biden signs cybersecurity order after pipeline attack

By Christopher Bing and Nandita Bose | Reuters President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that advances federal cybersecurity capabilities and encourages improvements in digital security standards across the private sector which has been hit by a spate of high-profile cyber attacks. The executive order establishes a series of initiatives designed to better equip federal agencies with cybersecurity tools. It follows a cyberattack against the Colonial Pipeline that caused some inte...
Tags: Politics, Technology, Crime, News, China, Russia, US, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Biden, Colonial, Reuters, National News



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