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The tech industry’s woman problem: Statistics show it’s worse than you think

One of the most frustrating things about the tech industry’s woman problem is the paucity of reliable data on the number of women working in technical roles. Now, thanks to a public Google spreadsheet created by Tracy Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest, we have data on how many women engineers …

Tech Industry

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

iPhone location-tracking lawsuit against Apple is dismissed

Back in 2011 Apple faced a minor uproar when it was discovered that the iPhone maintained a cache of Wi-Fi network and cell tower location data to help the device locate itself faster than GPS alone would. That eventually led to a class action lawsuit, but as <i>Reuters</i> reports that suit has now been …

KitKat arrives on Nexus One via feeble custom ROM

If you're <i>still</i> rocking a Nexus One, but are jealous of all the new devices running KitKat, you're in luck. The folks on the <i>XDA Developer</i>'s forums have hacked together a custom Android 4.4 ROM for the three year-old device. Unsurprisingly, the patched-up build has some issues; namely, it's …

Ford boss edging out Elop in race to replace Ballmer, report says

New reports suggest Ford's Alan Mulally and Microsoft exec Satya Nadella are ahead of rivals including Nokia boss Stephen Elop in the race to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.<p>Ford boss Alan Mulally has edged ahead of Nokia boss Stephen Elop in the race for the top job at Microsoft, according to …

Business Development

CTIA says its database for stolen 4G/LTE smartphones is complete

In the middle of last year CTIA-The Wireless Association, along with various wireless companies and a range of law enforcement agencies, announced that it would create a couple of databases to prevent reactivation of stolen phones. The first database was for GSM and CDMA phones. That was …

Mobile

Faulty connectors push Retron 5 game console into early 2014 launch

Everyone who wants to snag Hyperkin's Retron 5 this holiday season may want to look elsewhere for now, because the retro gaming console won't arrive in time for Santa's visit. Unfortunately, Hyperkin scrubbed the (already delayed) December 10th launch date after discovering faulty cartridge …

Dual-SIM HTC One with expandable storage comes to the UK

Just days after it unveiled a second gold One, HTC is releasing another variant of its Android flagship in an attempt to boost sales in the UK. Today, the company announced the availability of the HTC One Dual SIM, which you may already know as HTC One 802w. Just like it's Chinese counterpart, the …

Rumor: Galaxy S5 may not launch with an OIS camera on board

Samsung is having supply difficulties with its smartphone camera optical image stabilization (OIS) plans, a new report says, which means the Galaxy S5 may not actually offer such a feature next year.<p><i>ETNews</i>, the same publication that said the other day that the Galaxy S5 may be launched in …

Phones

Ex-Nokia engineers launch Jolla smartphone

Engineers who worked on the MeeGo OS for Nokia before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft Windows have launched their first smartphone since leaving the company to continue their work<p>A team of engineers who worked on the MeeGo operating system for <b>Nokia</b> before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft …

Virgin Media brings its TV Anywhere service to UK Android devices

It took a while, but Virgin Media has finally brought its TV Anywhere service to Android. Already available on the iPhone and iPad for more than a year, the app comes to Android smartphones and tablets with nine new UK TV channels including Alibi, Dave, Drama, Good Food, Home, Really, Watch, …

Retina iPad Mini Comes ‘Distant Third’ In Display Shootout Against Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HDX

You’ve probably heard that the new iPad mini with Retina display has a significantly smaller color gamut that the larger iPad Air, but how does it …

iPad Mini

Nokia Lumia 1520 Marks Giant Leap (In Screen Size) for Windows Phone

What’s big and red (or yellow, or white, or black), makes calls and plays movies, and doubles as a butter dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Why, it’s …

Gear & Gadgets