Annie Kelley

Annie Kelley

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After pledging to achieve full representation in its US workforce by 2020, Intel says it's going to hit its goal two years early.But while the chipmaker sees this as a significant milestone toward creating a more diverse company, its mid-year diversity and inclusion report shows there's still more work to be done -- a common refrain in tech.Intel is among the most aggressive companies looking to address the issue of diversity in Silicon Valley.Many companies like Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google do this now, highlighting the ways they're trying to balance out the percentage of white men dominant in the industry, particularly in technical roles.Intel has set the market availability, which is the measurement of how many skilled people are in the labor market, for the categories of employees that it hires as its goal.It's also calculating that gap broadly, saying it's improved by 65 percent.
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Bill Gates has given away $4.6bn (£3.6bn) to charity, and what is the Microsoft co-founder's largest donation since 2000.Despite the donation, which stems from a reduction in his stake in Microsoft by 64 million shares, Gates remains the world's richest person.The share divestment is equivalent to 5% of his total fortune, currently estimated to be $90bn by Forbes magazine.For over two decades, Gates and his wife Melinda have given away a total of $35bn in cash and stocks to a range of charitable causes from disease prevention to poverty alleviation, mostly via the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.In 2010, the Gates couple, and billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett created the Giving Pledge, which has signed up 158 high net worth individuals or couples who have agreed to contribute at least half of their wealth to charity.The latest Gates donation, made in June, came to late on Monday (14 August) following a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, of sale of 64 million Microsoft shares.
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MalwareTech, the UK security researcher who stopped the NHS-crippling WannaCry ransomware, has been allowed back online following his arrest for allegedly creating malware that targeted banks.Marcus Hutchins, 23, took to Twitter to thank people who had supported him since his arrest by the FBI on August 2."I'm still on trial, still not allowed to go home, still on house arrest; but now i am allowed online," the researcher said in his first public comment since being detained.Before the online messages, Hutchins appeared in a US federal court where his lawyers said he is pleading not guilty to the six charges that have been put against him.Ahead of a trial in Milwaukee in October, Hutchins has been allowed to go to Los Angeles where he will live.During this period he will be GPS tracked, must surrender his passport and is not allowed to access the "sinkhole" that was used to stop the WannaCry ransomware from spreading.
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The Twitter account for sports betting firm Paddy Power was briefly suspended overnight, but the reasons for its temporary block have yet to be revealed.The betting company, which has become synonymous over the years for its cheeky messaging and marketing stunts, has yet to comment on why the account was blocked overnight on Monday 14 August.The block saw the automated message left by Twitter over a blank account that read: "Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter rules."The @paddypower account has the largest following of any bookmaker, with 632,000 followers, and claims to carry "betting and sports news, served with a side of mischief."Its side accounts such as @askpaddypower remained active during the period that the main account was blocked.As a result, Twitter followers reacted in good humour with many admitting to being at a loss for the reason for it being blocked in the first place.
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Read on to find our top pick and nine alternatives worth trying out.You can change animations, colors, layouts, icons, and more.Spring $5 for the Prime version and you can customize gestures, unlock extra scroll effects, and more, but the free version should be enough for most people to create the precise look and feel they’re craving.There’s even a way to get the Google feed to show up on the left of the home screen, just like on the Google Now Launcher.Rather than bring new features to your mobile device, the Hola Launcher optimizes from the inside-out to ensure the best possible user experience.It will help you to identify bloatware and uninstall useless apps to improve battery life.
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You’ve probably seen it: a stock photo of a white-haired old man in a plain red turtleneck with the words “guess I’ll die” scrawled across his chest.But the story of how Mike Baldwin, a 76-year-old retired chemistry and biochemistry professor, actually became the internet’s preeminent expression of fatalism has remained a mystery.It was already known in the meme community,” Davis told Gizmodo over Facebook message.The first recorded use of the photo as a reaction image on an internet forum, based on Tineye image search results, comes from a 2011 Fark thread.“I was shopping for health insurance and I was struggling financially.They had just raised my property taxes on my house for the 3rd year in a row and I was living past my means and watching my savings disappear slowly,” Davis wrote.
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Owners of Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will be able to silence notifications with a glance at their phone using facial recognition technology, leaks of the code have revealed.The new flagship smartphone, anticipated for release in September, will suppress sounds or ring tones when its user looks at it, according to developers.Clues about the iPhone 8, hidden in code released by Apple, also reveal it will be able to capture ultra slow-motion video and will have a customisable home button.Developers have discovered numerous features in the HomePod smart speaker's code, including a design for the edge-to-edge screen and new facial recognition software.Apple accidentally revealed the potential iPhone 8 features as part of a firmware release it quickly took it down.What @jsnell talked about on the last @_upgradefm is true: the iPhone will suppress notification sounds if you're looking at it pic.twitter.com/eFzKUfZYDx
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Snap's camera-equipped sunglasses, Spectacles, were launched with plenty of fanfare.But after a little over half a year on the market, sales are already slowing.In its Q2 earnings report on Thursday Snap revealed it had generated $5.4 million in "other" revenue down from $8.3 million in Q1.This revenue is almost entirely generated by the sale of Spectacles.And since Spectacles sell for $130, that suggests Snap sold about 41,500 pairs of glasses during the quarter.That's about 35% less than the roughly 64,000 pairs it sold in Q1, using the same math.
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Veturimiesten liitto on päättänyt järjestää alkuviikolla poliittisen mielenilmaisun, joka pysäyttäisi junaliikenteen maanantai-illasta alkaen tiistaihin keskiyöhön asti.Syynä mielenilmaukseen on Veturimiesten liiton mukaan rauteiden henkilöliikenteen avaaminen kilpailulle nopeutetulla aikataululla VR:n pilkkomisen seurauksena.Mielenilmauksest pysäyttää junaliikenteen ensi maanantaina 14.8. klo 18 alkaen ja kestää tiistaihin 15.8. kello 24 asti.Mielenilmaus koskee kaikkia VR:n ja HSL:n lähijunia sekä VR:n kauko- ja tavarajunia.VR:n mukaan tiedot vaikutuksista täsmentyvät vielä.Kuljettajat palaavat töihin tiistain ja keskiviikon välisenä yönä.
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While you may use it every day, you might be unaware of the cool tricks and secret features hiding in the app.Send the same message to multiple people without them knowingIn the top left of the WhatsApp "Chats" screen there is a little-used feature called "Broadcast Lists".This lets you send the same message to multiple contacts at once without them knowing, a bit like the "Bcc" button on emails.Rather than turning to Facebook to invite people to a party event, or asking multiple people if they want to play football without setting up a group chat, you can do it with one message in WhatsApp.Go to Chats -> Broadcast Lists -> New List -> add contacts and write out your message -> hit send.
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Rather than showing a lot of gameplay, highlighting new features or showcasing pretty in-game cinematics, this trailer initially plays out as a black and white snippet from one of the in-game TV shows, Trust in Brother.Watch it for yourself below:Wolfenstein is the longest running first-person shooting series of all time.It brought the series up to date in a big way, but it also maintained what’s always been great about the series, namely its frantic fast-paced action and over-the-top sci-fi portrayal of the Nazi regime.Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the follow-up to The New Order.Although a subsequent Wolfenstein game, The Old Blood, was released in 2015, this was more of an expansion pack compared to the original rather than an entirely new entry in the series.
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accommodation service airbnb the removed the right-wing of its users ' accounts in the Us, Virginia to be held march below, reported Al Jazeera.the Company took action was charlotte granville next Saturday held a "Unite the Right" -march, which is expected to arrive on the neo-nazi organisations and other racist groups.Airbnb remove their services through the reservation of right-wing extremist, citing the rules.the Company's rules oblige users to "accept people regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, and regardless of age."the Event organized far-right activist Jason Kessler comment on the company's decision on Twitter.according to him, the "alt-right movement is the time to flex their muscles and to boycott" the company.
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Yhdysvaltojen asettamat Venäjä-pakotteet jarruttavat vääjäämättä kiisteltyä Nord Stream 2 -putkihanketta, jonka varaan Saksa rakentaa tulevan kaasuhuoltonsa, kirjoittaa Kauppalehti.Yhdysvaltain presidentti Donald Trumpin allekirjoittamien Venäjän vastaisten pakotelakien vuoksi rakennustyöt saattavat kuitenkin lykkääntyä tai jopa peruuntua.Jo pelkkä hankkeen lykkääntyminen olisi vakava isku Saksalle, jonka talous pyörii 90-prosenttisesti tuontikaasun varassa."Pakotteet ovat uhka Saksan ja Euroopan taloudelle", projektiin osallistuvan Uniperin toimitusjohtaja Klaus Schäfer varoittaa talousviikkolehti Wirtschaftswochessa.Nord Stream 2 -konsortion toisen saksalaisyrityksen Wintershallin ykkösmies on vielä tylympi kommentoidessaan USA:n pakotteita."Pakotteita ei saa käyttää väärin omien taloudellisten intressien edistämiseen", Wintershallin Mario Mehren sanoo.
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Adios, “See You Again.” Hasta la vista, “Gangnam Style.”The runaway hit single “Despacito” has pushed past both to become the most viewed clip on YouTube of all time in less than 8 months.YouTube revealed the milestone Friday in a blog post.“Averaging 14.5 million views per day since upload, the video already owned the record for fastest video to 1.5, 2 and 2.5 billion views, reaching each of those milestones in less than 1/2 of the time of the previous record holders,” the company said in a blog post.The song by Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee hit 2,993,786,682 views, according to YouTube.It overtook “See You Again,” which only held the most-viewed crown for a month.
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Kyytipalvelu Uberin arveluttavia toimintatapoja koskevien paljastusten virta tuntuu olevan ehtymätön.Yhtiötä on syytetty muun muassa viranomaisten välttelystä, liikesalaisuuksien varastamisesta ja liian alhaisten palkkioiden maksamisesta kuljettajille.Nyt The Wall Street Journalin mukaan kyytipalvelu olisi tietoisesti ostanut Singaporessa kuljettajilleen leasing-autoiksi yli 1000 viallista Honda Vezel -kulkupeliä.WSJ:n mukaan Uberin paikallinen johto olisi ollut tietoinen, että kyseisille autoille oli voimassa takaisinkutsu viallisen elektronisen osan vuoksi, jonka pelättiin aiheuttavan tulipalovaaran.Wall Street Journalin mukaan tammikuussa 2017 pelko osoittautui aiheelliseksi, kun eräs Uberin vuokraamista viallisista autoista syttyi tuleen.Lopputuloksena oli sulanut kojelauta ja jalkapallon kokoinen aukko tuulilasissa.
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the World's ocean cleaning at the Ocean Cleanup project is progressing so far, the schedule in California.the first cleaning tests are about to begin in the northern pacific ocean this year.Though critics doubt a computer model based on the functioning of the system.Its aim is to clean the ocean of plastic waste.the size of the Problem has surprised in recent years scientists.in Particular via rivers to the sea I end up with a huge amount of plastic, which breaks down the influence of sunlight very small, less than five millimeters of micro plastic.
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NASA, along with a bunch of partners developed the VR-experience March 2030, which it hopes will be able to give users a kind of sense of how it will be for the first people who settle on the planet in the future.In March 2030, the user is an astronaut who can explore the approximately 25 kilometres of the planet's surface.the VR-experience is modeled on the basis of actual conditions on Mars and is based on the images that NASA's HiRISE camera has photographed the surface of Mars since 2006.in Addition to explore the planet's surface, the user can collect soil samples, analysing these in a laboratory and send the results back to earth.March 2030 is developed to the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, but can also take part of on a regular Windows computer but then, of course, no VR feel when sliding around.the VR-experience cost 15 dollars but should be able to go to take part of the free for schools and other educational programs.
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With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission approaching in 2019, retired NASA staffers are working with Space Center Houston to restore the original Apollo Mission Control Center and transform it into a museum.A new Kickstarter campaign, launched July 20, is trying to raise part of the money needed for the $5 million restoration.The start of the Kickstarter campaign marked the 49th anniversary of astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first human to step onto the moon's surface as part of the Apollo 11 mission.Webster, Texas -- home to various aerospace companies working on NASA's current deep-space missions -- will match up to $400,000 raised by the Kickstarter campaign.That's in addition to the $3.1 million the town has already pledged.For anyone interested in donating to the project, Space Center Houston is offering perks on Kickstarter including a mission patch designed by "Star Trek: The Next Generation" set designer Michael Okuda, a private tour of the Mission Control room with Apollo-era flight director Gene Kranz, lunch with Apollo flight controllers and an invitation to a VIP event with "The Martian" author Andy Weir.
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Football safety has been a hot topic as of late, and Oakley and Vicis are joining the conversation with this new helmet.The dangers of tackle football have made national headlines as of late, but an innovation from Oakley and Vicis may be able to make a difference when it comes to player safety (though it’s unclear just how effective it will be).The two companies have just announced the launch of the Vicis Edge Shield by Oakley, which has purportedly been “engineered to enhance performance and optimize safety.”Heralded as the first co-developed football optics system, the new helmet was developed exclusively for Vicis Zero1.The new piece of gear features an optically correct shield that aligns with the unique shape of Zero1 facemasks.As a result, this helmet promises the widest field of vision of any existing football helmet, which could be crucial in player safety.
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After a couple of promising quarters showing an increase in user growth, Twitter once again seems to have fallen flat, with monthly active users failing to gain momentum.In the company’s second-quarter earnings released today, Twitter said its monthly active users total remained at 328 million even while its overall revenue beat Wall Street’s expectations.However, it did say daily active users in the top 10 markets grew 12 percent year over year, but it wouldn’t disclose how many DAUs it actually has.In terms of finances, Twitter reported a net loss of $116.5 million, nearly twice the quarterly loss it experienced in the second quarter of 2016.Total revenue for the second three months of this year was $574 million—a 5 percent decrease year over year—which beat analysts’ estimates.On an earnings call with investors this morning, Twitter COO Anthony Noto said there is still a “significant amount of headroom” to grow daily active users even while monthly active users remain stagnant.
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