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  • Amazon Is Just the Tip of the AI Bias Iceberg

    Amazon recently disclosed its 2015 decision to scrap a recruitment tool used to hire talent, after finding that it had a bias against women. While this story has been covered sufficiently, there is a much greater story still to tell: A substantial amount of the artificial intelligence technology that currently is used for recruitment and […]

  • Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

    (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels by embedding sensors on a contact […]

  • EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers

    Image copyright Getty Images EE and Virgin Media have been fined £13.3m by Ofcom for leaving customers who quit broadband and phone contracts early “out of pocket”. The regulator said about 400,000 EE customers who ended their contracts early were over-billed and paid up to £4.3m too much as a result. Ofcom said about 82,000 […]

  • Facebook morale takes a tumble along with stock price

    Facebook Inc.’s difficult year is taking a toll on employee morale, with several key measures of internal sentiment taking a sharp turn for the worse over the past year, according to people familiar with the matter and messages reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Amid a plunge in the stock price, ongoing leadership turmoil and critical […]

  • Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

    By Jack M. Germain Nov 13, 2018 12:20 PM PT Google announced support for a range of new Android tools for application developers, chief among them the creation of a new support category for foldable devices, at last week’s Developers Summit. After years of teasing and speculation, it finally looks as though foldable screen smartphones […]

  • Let's Create a TV Show to Fix Silicon Valley

    Startups have been creating employee hell in Silicon Valley. That was in the forefront of my mind as I read the book Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us. I think this book should be required reading for anybody who thinks working for a startup in Silicon Valley would […]

  • Democrats to probe Trump actions on AT&T, Amazon: aide

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan to investigate the Trump administration’s attempt to block AT&T Inc (T.N) from acquiring Time Warner, and whether officials sought to punish Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) by prodding the U.S. Post Office to hike shipping prices for the world’s largest e-commerce company, a senior […]

  • What do tampons and WWI have in common?

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  • Exciting new medical 'silver bullets' will save military lives

    File photo – U.S. Army HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopter pilots perform medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) drills during a joint training exercise with the U.S. Marines of Black Sea Rotational Force (BSRF) 18.1 aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, May 01, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Alexander Sturdivant) Revolutionary breakthroughs to stop lethal threats […]

  • Overcoming Your Terror of Arch Linux

    A recent episode of a Linux news podcast I keep up with featured an interview with a journalist who had written a piece for a non-Linux audience about giving it a try. It was surprisingly widely read. The writer’s experience with some of the more popular desktop distributions had been overwhelmingly positive, and he said […]