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The last few months have been rocky.In July, prominent venture capitalists including Dave McClure of 500 Startups admitted to behaving inappropriately toward women founders.And earlier this month, it emerged that a software engineer at Google had written a controversial 3,300-word memo arguing that biology prevents women from being as successful as men in the tech industry (he was later fired)."It's not just about one person being affected," said Adriana Gascoigne, CEO and founder of Girls in Tech, an organization that helps advance women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.For the past three years, more than a dozen companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter, have even released annual reports that show the industry remains overwhelmingly white and male.According to a report from software company Atlassian, black and Latino employees respectively account for about 2 percent and 3 percent of the tech workforce.
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Tre år efter att Google presenterade sitt nya designspråk ”Material Design” är kalendern på webben till sist på väg att få en layout som är mer i linje med apparna för Android och IOS.Nya designen har upptäckts av en användare på Reddit.Enligt en tidsplan som läckte ut på nätet tidigare i år kommer Googles kalender att få sin nya design på webben under årets fjärde kvartal.Det dröjer med andra ord sannolikt innan den välbehövliga ”Material Design”-renoveringen rullas ut till alla.Varför det har tagit så lång tid för sökjätten att erbjuda ett enhetligt designspråk genom alla tjänster oavsett system är skrivet i stjärnorna.Vad tycker ni om designen?
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Having begun life as a Windows-only tool that brought new languages and methodologies to the platform, it’s grown to become a cross-platform environment that supports everything from wearables to walls and on into the cloud..Net has long had cross-platform ambitions, starting with the release of the educational Rotor runtime and tools back in 2002 under a noncommercial shared-source license, and continuing with its sadly undelivered plans for the cross-platform WP/E, the .Net runtime that became Silverlight.[ All it needed was tooling, APIs, libraries, and docs: Microsoft .Net Core is finally ready for prime time.Microsoft eventually purchased Xamarin in 2016, and relicensed Mono under a permissive MIT license, with an expanded patent promise.Initially, .Net Core didn’t support many of the key .Net Framework APIs and libraries, with a focus on UI-less web back ends and on born-in-the-cloud applications.Now, with the release of .Net Core 2.0 and .Net Standard 2.0, you’ve got access to more than twice the APIs you had with the previous release, plus access to many Windows and non-Windows platforms, including ARM32 on Linux and the latest MacOS releases.
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As with episode 4, an outline of the script has been circulating online in what seems to be the latest leak from the huge HBO hack.And suddenly, it seems like the “cyber incident” that some people — including this blogger — thought would be catastrophic is just a big, bad empty threat.It seemed like a big deal at first.Smith” then leaked the script outline for episode 4 of Game of Thrones, some episodes of Ballers, as well as some information about other HBO shows, like Room 104.At the time, the hacker claimed to have stolen some 1.5 terabytes of data, including information about HBO employees, and demanded a $6 million (£4.64m) ransom.Things heated up a few days later, when Variety reported that the hacked data included some emails of a senior HBO executive.
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”It will be incredibly difficult for robotrådgivarna to make money,” he says to Di Digital.Robotrådgivarna invading the Swedish financial market.the Opti (NTL), Light (NTL), Sigmastocks (NTL) and Primepilot (NTL) have all launched algorithmic intelligence placement directed towards Swedish customers.IN the united states manages the algorithms are already tens of billions of dollars.the Niche also has investors ' eyes on itself.A venture capitalist Di Digital talked with recently said that the closest would be malpractice for a techinvesterare to not look at the robotrådgivare.
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The site had made sizable redundancies in July, axing 173 members of its team in an attempt to curtail costs, but fears persisted that it would be forced to shut down altogether if it couldn’t make ends meet.Now, SoundCloud says, that’s not a worry, though there’ll be some changes ahead.One of those changes which will take affect sooner rather than later is on the executive team.Current CEO – and SoundCloud co-founder – Alexander Ljung will be stepping away from the role, focusing instead on his position as chairman of the company.They’ll be managing a new cash injection courtesy of investors The Raine Group and Temasek.Ljung isn’t saying how much, exactly, was raised, though he does say that it was the largest financing round in the site’s history.
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Snap has released its results for the last quarter, with the over-arching lesson being Facebook is seemingly the only one that can make money from this social media thing.Share price was down 13%, at the time of writing, as the steady decline since its IPO continues, after results were less than flattering.Daily Active Users (DAU) increased to 173 million, up 7.3 million from the previous quarter, though this was below the 175 million analysts were hoping to see, while revenue hit $182 million, also below expectations.Facebook added 41 million DAUs sequentially, while Instagram Stories has added 100 million since January.4% quarter-on-quarter growth is not great considering where the app is in its lifecycle.It would appear the only area which the team did exceed expectations was the net loss which increased to $443 million compared to $115 million in the same period of 2016.
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A Google employee’s tirade against diversity efforts included a claim that the gender wage gap is a myth, in spite of mountains of data proving otherwise.But the wage gap is more than simply one very memorable statistic – that a woman in the US earns $0.80 for each $1 a man earns.It is a measure of inequality that shrinks and expands based on variables including age, geography, industry, occupation and race.“Even when you control for a long list of factors like race, age, union status, education, occupation and industry, there is still a wage gap and you can’t explain it away,” Graves told the Guardian.Graves said more attention is being paid to the issue, but: “We still have a ways to go and cannot take our eye off the ball.”Younger women have a narrower pay gap than older women – in 2015, females aged 16-24 earned $0.88 for every $1 their male counterparts earned, while women aged 65 and older earned just $0.74, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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There’s a new king of the dinosaurs.Researchers working with bones found half a decade ago in Argentina have finally classified and named the new species that is thought to have been the largest of all the mighty reptiles.It’s called Patagotitan mayorum, and it was so incredibly huge that it would have made even fearsome carnivores like the Tyrannosaurus rex look downright tiny by comparison.Patagotitan mayorum — whose name is derived from Patagonia, Argentina, where its fossils were first discovered — lived some 100 million years ago.A half dozen examples of the species have been unearthed so far, and by averaging their sizes, scientists have been able to get a rough idea for what they looked like in the flesh.The research was published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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A fresh round of layoffs is expected to hit Uber employees as the leading ride-hailing giant plans to shutter Xchange Leasing, its subprime car leasing business in the United States.According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Uber, which launched the wholly-owned subsidiary in a bid to disrupt the auto loan industry, plans to close or sell off most of the division by the end of this year.The stringent move could come as Uber executives have realised that they're losing far more money on leases than ever planned and that the business is too capital-intensive to be sustainable.Though there's no official word on closing the division, the possibility of layoffs continues to be a major concern for about 500 employees who work at Xchange and form a major part of Uber's 15,000-employee workforce.Maybe Uber could assign new roles to some of the employees in question, but layoffs are not entirely out of the question.A source familiar with the situation told Quartz: "Uber is exploring options that include a partnership or outright sale of Xchange, a reduction in the number of cities it serves, or layoffs in the unit with some employees switching to Uber proper".
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Vi har nästan tappat räkningen på hur många X-Men– och spinoff-filmer som gjorts – uppenbarligen alldeles för många, med allt mer snarlika handlingar – men så kommer Logan, en film som skiljer sig otroligt mycket från resten!Vi befinner oss i gränsområdet mellan USA och Mexiko, där en trött Logan, a.k.a.Wolverine, försörjer sig som limousinchaufför.Det enda som håller honom vid liv är att Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) behöver vård, samt den utopiska drömmen om ett bekymmersfritt liv ute till havs – men sedan hinner naturligtvis hans förflutna ikapp honom.I Logan möter vi den trötta ”cirkushästen” som är trött på alla gamla ”konster” och livet i allmänhet, som bara försöker lägga det förflutna bakom sig men som inte lyckas släppa taget.Han får också (utan att han vill det) ansvar för ett barn som han måste försvara från all världens ondska och övermakt.
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Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick won't be returning to his executive position, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.In an email obtained by The Wall Street Journal, Uber co-founder and chairman Garrett Camp told staff on Monday that, "Travis is not returning as CEO" and that, "We are committed to hiring a new world-class CEO to lead Uber."Kalanick stepped down as CEO in June at the urging of Uber's five main investers.The problems began back in February when former Uber engineer Susan Fowler wrote a blog post titled "Reflecting on One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber."There she wrote about sexual harassment, "a game-of-thrones political war raging within the ranks of upper management" and gender bias.Fowler's post led to an internal investigation by former US Attorney General Eric Holder, who suggested "changes to senior leadership," including the recommendation that the "Board should evaluate the extent to which some of the responsibilities that Mr. Kalanick has historically possessed should be shared or given outright to other members of senior management."
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There are plenty of collaboration tools on the market today and they are extensively used.And a lot in between, for example, project management.But perhaps it is worth reflecting on the breadth of their potential, otherwise it is easy to just see them as an alternative to the e-mail.Here's tips to IDG News on the six things that collaboration tools can help with.Because the status of both individual employees ' tasks and the whole project can be made visible so you can modern collaboration tools contribute to the transparency in an easier way than with the older tools.this can be beneficial both for the company itself and its customers and partners.
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Well here it is guys, the first full – pure- render image of the upcoming LG V30 flagship model, scheduled to hit the worldwide market in the coming days.Have in mind that it comes from a leak, and it has an old iPhone wallpaper on it, so it’s probably an unofficial render based on the official specs.If you pay attention you may see that it has been designed following the curve of the teaser from earlier and the proportions from the G6 for the top.According to recent reports, the V30 flagship will retain most of the original design of the LG G6 flagship with certain… additions in terms of design and usability.If we are to believe the latest rumors, then the upcoming model should pack a 6 inch OLED display with QHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.To help us put its dimensions in the correct perspective, the source of the press render drew up a comparison between the V30, the G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus model you can see above, in the featured image.
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Tesla has hit reset on the Model Y, with Elon Musk crediting the automaker’s executive team for reeling him in “from the cliffs of insanity” over the car.The Model Y is expected to be Tesla‘s first compact SUV, or crossover, smaller than the current Model X. It’s a sensible model to push, too, given the US market in particular is seeing significant growth in the crossover and SUV categories while sedans stagnate.So, it made perfect sense for Tesla to push the Model Y out to its dealers as soon as possible.However an earlier decision by CEO Musk & Co. could have made that a lot trickier than it needed to be.The chief executive’s original plan for the electric crossover was to base it on a completely new architecture compared to the automaker’s existing cars.That was to be Tesla’s next-generation platform, and thew Model Y the first vehicle to use it, but now Musk has changed his mind.
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Tesla appears to still be getting a lot of interest in the Model S, and in the company’s earnings report today it said there was a further increase in net Model S orders since the Model 3 handover event, though it said it was “too early to draw strong conclusions.”While Tesla looks to broaden to a wider base of consumers, a signal like this could be a good one for the company going forward as its existing sweet spot has been luxury car owners.Tesla reported a better-than-expected second quarter, with revenue of $2.79 billion and a loss of $1.33 per share.There’s a laundry list of technical terms in its earnings release, but the main thing to note here is that the outlook for the company may be better than expected as it starts delivering the Model 3.“This growing demand gives us even more reason to expect increased deliveries of Model S and Model X in the second half of this year,” the company said in the release.With that beat, shares of Tesla were up around 4 percent after the earnings release came out.
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Shoppers in Cardiff got an eyeful this week when mystery hackers took control of an electronic billboard overlooking the main shopping street and broadcasted a string of images, including Nazi swastikas.The billboard, on Queen Street in the Welsh capital, began displaying pictures of the Nazi symbol, and a sign declaring: "Warning.This is a Sharia controlled zone.Anyone who has been in Cardiff on a Saturday night knows this Sharia statement is a non-starter.Other pictures included the Big Brother sign from the film 1984 and Pepe the Frog memes, including the alt-reich symbol dressed as a wizard and as President Trump.4chan /pol/ denizens were amused...
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NBA 2K17 has come out on top as publisher Take-Two Interactive’s top-selling sports game ever, selling more than 8.5 million copies.In an earnings report today for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, Take-Two noted that the basketball title NBA 2K17 was one of the largest contributors alongside titles like Grand Theft Auto Online to net sales, which grew 28 percent to $348.3 million.Players are also spending more money than ever on the NBA 2K series, as consumer spending for the title grew 64 percent this past quarter.Take-Two has some big plans for NBA 2K17.It’s coming to Nintendo Switch later this year, and next year, the NBA 2K-centric esports league starts up in partnership with the National Basketball Association.The publisher has been trying to make inroads as an esports game, and we’ll find out in 2018 if the NBA-sponsored league will be enough to give it a boost into a market that’s slated to grow to $1.5 billion by 2020.
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Sunfish are the living, breathing incarnate of a dad joke—it’s kind of funny, but you feel disappointed in yourself for laughing at it because it’s painfully silly.For the last 125 years, only three species of mola had been confirmed.But after a four-year-long hunt, researchers at Murdoch University in Australia have discovered a fourth species of ocean sunfish they call Mola tecta, or the “hoodwinker mola.”“A new species had been hiding in plain sight for centuries, which is why we ended up calling it Mola tecta: the hoodwinker sunfish,” Marianne Nyegaard, a PhD student at Murdoch University who led the research, wrote in The Conversation.After analysing more than 150 samples of sunfish DNA, Nyegaard found found there was one type that didn’t neatly fit with the three previously recognised species.While she suspected it was a new species, Nyegaard had no idea what the sunfish looked like or where it was hiding.
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Error loading player: No playable sources foundThe phone hasn't even been announced yet, but there are already plenty of leaks and rumors swirling around about what to expect.If everything is true, we can expect some pretty drastic changes to the next iteration of Apple's flagship phone.Here's a look at everything we think we know so far.Darren Weaver contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook
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