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Surprise: Google doesn’t make the top 10 best companies for gender diversity in tech

by Jason
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Not on the list.Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock It’s been a tough week for diversity in tech. Former Google engineer James Damore’s memo has ignited a pointless debate about whether or not women are inherently less capable of careers as software engineers. With the memo treated among many as a legitimate piece of scientific analysis, it can be discouraging for those who see it as manipulating scientific studies to support a flawed and problematic premise. The whole situation was reflective of larger problems with gender and racial diversity throughout Silicon Valley. Even at companies where engineers aren’t circulating arguments for why their […]

There’s finally a real compelling reason to buy an iPad Pro

by Jason
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An iPad Pro running iOS 11 and the new Photos app editing features.Image: raymond wong/mashable Apple’s biggest challenge with the iPad is convincing people who already own one to buy a newer version. I’ve been using my iPad Air 2 everyday since 2014 for reading news, checking Twitter, and watching videos, and I could probably keep using it until it stops working. I don’t actually need a new iPad to continue doing any of these things, but I’ve finally found a compelling reason to get one: photo editing. Apple is making photo editing way more simple in the new Photos […]

U.S. Army just kicked Chinese drone company DJI out of all official operations

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Image: Alex Segre/REX/Shutterstock The U.S. army just kicked one of the biggest drone makers on the planet out of its barracks, all in the name of security. The maker of the drones in question: China’s DJI (also known as SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd.). SEE ALSO: A man escaped maximum-security prison in South Carolina thanks to a drone An Aug. 2 U.S. Army memo obtained by sUAS News and later verified by Reuters advises that all service members “cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media and secure equipment for follow-on direction.” Later, the memo gets more […]

Read a Google engineer’s treatise on why biological differences actually cause the gender gap in tech

by Jason
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Yikes.Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Early Saturday morning, a report in Motherboard revealed the existence of a 10-page document written by a Google engineer that said that inherent differences between men and women accounted for the gender gap in tech and opposed diversity initiatives at the company. Now, the full text of the document is out via a report in Gizmodo. And, unsurprisingly, it’s not great. SEE ALSO: This VC firm just made its 50th investment in underrepresented founders The stilted, bullet point-heavy memo argues that Google is biased against conservatives and doesn’t accept criticism of its approach to diversity. Maybe, the […]

Tesla’s Model 3 uses a phone instead of a key

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Image: tesla This might take a little getting used to. After months and months of anticipation, Elon Musk has finally answered almost all of our questions about the Model 3. But there’s one aspect of the electric car that might take a little more adjustment: there is no key for the Model 3. SEE ALSO: We finally know what the inside of Tesla’s Model 3 looks like, and it’s stunning To be clear, this is not the same as the “keyless” systems, which require some kind of key fob, and it’s not the app-enabled remote starting some automakers offer. No, […]