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Apple shares back in vogue as Wall Street bets on iPhone surge

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Wall Street has regained an appetite for Apple as investors bet that the release of a 10th-anniversary iPhone and pent up customer demand will shore up shrinking sales.<p>The largest component of the S&P 500, Apple remained a core holding of Wall Street throughout a decline in the stock in …

Markets

If you’ve ever wanted to imagine yourself younger or older — or a different gender — this new selfie app can help

FaceApp can even turn that frown upside down.<p>Moving from one gender role to another is a long, time-consuming process. Trust me, I know.<p>But realistically changing genders in a photo is now a snap, thanks to a new, free iPhone App. And FaceApp is also good for seeing what you might look like older …

Machine Learning

Galaxy S8 Leaks Deliver The First Bad News

It won’t be long until the Galaxy S8 is officially unveiled and we already know the design is so stylish it already looks like one of 2017’s best and most exciting smartphones. But now two potential deal breakers have leaked this week…<p><b>Deal Breaker #1: Invasive Samsung Branding</b><p>One of the highlights …

Phones

Microsoft Surface Pro 5: What To Expect

Although the world is waiting for Microsoft to reveal the Surface Phone, there’s another popular Surface device that could be with us in the very near future. Although unconfirmed, the time is right for an update to the Surface Pro family. What would a Surface Pro 5 be like?<p>The Surface Pro 4 was …

Windows 10

Apple, Salesforce, Google Among Top 25 Companies For Women, As Voted By Female Employees

Women were reporting election-related anxiety and post-traumatic stress flare-ups even before Donald Trump won the presidency.<p>Now that he’s President-Elect, many women’s fears of losing fundamental rights are compounded by the realization that the gender equality agenda touted by Hillary Clinton …

Employment

Microsoft says it will tie executive bonuses to diversity hiring goals

After the number of women employees declines<p>Following a year of decline in the number of women that make up its workforce, Microsoft says it will now tie executive bonuses to the company’s diversity efforts, according to a report in <i>Bloomberg</i>. The move is a form of pressure to incentivize top …

Exclusive: This Is What Working Women Want Even More Than Equal Pay

Women can encounter all kinds of slights in the workplace, from getting stuck with coffee runs and other “office housework” to bringing home smaller …

People are using chip implants to open doors, control phones

Chip implants are becoming increasingly popular among so-called biohackers to control phones and perform other technological tasks.<p>Minnesota software engineer Tim Shank uses a chip implanted in his finger to unlock the smart lock to his home. He also has an NFC chip with contact information stored …

Singularity

Smartphone users temporarily blinded after looking at screen in bed

Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.<p>Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark, say doctors who are now alerting others to the unusual phenomenon.<p>Fomo, stress and sleeplessness: are smartphones bad …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Britain's internet minister insists that she isn’t trying to clamp down on people’s freedoms

Shields, who wants to try and protect people, particularly children, from online pedophiles and terrorist groups, said regulation is "never the right solution."<p>The former managing director at Google and Facebook gave a talk at the Brilliant Minds conference in Stockholm last Friday, where she …

Privacy

This 9-year-old girl is the youngest developer at WWDC 2016

Among the thousands of developers attending Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Anvitha Vijay holds the distinction of being the …

Overcoming Unconscious Bias Is Key to Building an Inclusive Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept that diversity in the workforce is good for business is nothing new, but it is becoming increasingly supported by very compelling data. Just last year McKinsey and Company released research showing that companies that are …

7 Traps to Avoid If You're a Woman Preparing to Be an Entrepreneur

The founder of The Rebuild Your Life Project wants to help women during their most extreme life transitions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the founder of The Rebuild Your Life Project, an empowerment outreach aimed to teach women to overcome their fear of failure, …

Woman following GPS ends up in a 100-foot-deep lake

Technically Incorrect: An Ontario woman is driving through fog. Suddenly, she's swimming in water.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Some people slavishly follow their car's GPS.<p>When the weather is bad and you can't see much out of your car …

GPS

Google employees fighting gender inequality with emojis

A team of Google employees suggests 13 new emojis to better represent professional women.<p>In a recent submission made to the Unicode Consortium [PDF], the body responsible for approving new emojis, a group of Google employees has proposed "a new set of emoji that represents a wide range of …

Employment

Google proposes new emoji to represent working women

Fire up any messaging app and take a look at the emoji available for you to use, and you’ll notice there are hardly symbols showing women on the job.<p>In an effort to better represent women in today’s digital conversations, Google has come up with 13 new emoji depicting them in various lines of work, …

Employment

Female Programmers Earn 72 Cents on the Dollar, Study Says

A new study from Glassdoor, the online job information firm, shows that female programmers are making far less than their male counterparts, when compared to other fields with pay inequities. The study showed a gap of 28.3 percent, or an average of 72 cents for every dollar earned.<p>As a whole, the …

Gender

This Startup Makes Selling Furniture Easier Than Ever

If you have ever sold something so big as a loveseat on Craigslist, you know it can be at least as painful as it is productive. But as with nearly …

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out The Most Damaging Myth About Feminism

Reminder: "post-feminist" is not a thing.<p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Jennifer Lawrence offered a penetrating and personal take on the state of feminism during a dinner event focused on women's equality Thursday night, drawing laughs and applause.<p>And she did it while wearing a glittering semi-sheer top …

Feminism

GitHub's Nicole Sanchez leads the charge for diversity

<b>The gig:</b> Nicole Sanchez, 43, is vice president of social impact for software building platform GitHub. She joined the San Francisco start-up, which has a $2-billion valuation and nearly 500 employees, in 2015 to help the company evolve into an inclusive workplace that also has a positive effect on …

UC Berkeley

Run Windows 98 entirely in your browser

I’m a sucker for old-school operating systems running in ways that feel impossible and now there’s a way to run Windows 98 or a bunch of Linux distributions in your browser, no plugin required.<p>With browser-based Windows 98 you can relive the glory days of the past by playing Minesweeper, changing …

Demonstration

Female YouTube Creators Are Joining the United Nations

<i>This story has been corrected. See below.</i><p>YouTube is putting women in the spotlight on a global level.<p>For the first time ever YouTube creators, all of …

NYC is installing public Android tablets on the street

Remember telephone booths? Me neither. I am, however, aware of Doctor Who and have seen a couple of Superman movies so I think I have the basic concept down. These once-ubiquitous public communication installations fell by the wayside in the recent decades of cell phone dominance, but last year, …

Bill de Blasio

Ronda Rousey Joins The List Of Athletes Trademarking A Catch Phrase With ‘F*ck Them All’

Ronda Rousey’s comeback officially has a catch phrase, and it doesn’t hold back any feelings or censorship. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Rousey has “filed for five trademarks” to “FTA,” which, without holding back, means “F*ck Them All.”<p>This wouldn’t be the first time Rousey has filed to …

Cycling News & Race Results | Cyclingnews.com

Races & Results<p>Follow<p>May 13-19, Long Beach, California, Road - WorldTour<p>May 17-19, Elk Grove, Elk Grove, California, Road - Women's WorldTour<p>May 2- …

Cycling

6 Lean Startup Lessons From the Co-Founder of the Lean Startup Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are lessons to learn everywhere you look. Whether it’s from another business or the person sitting next you, when you look close enough at what has and hasn’t worked for them, chances are there’s some insight you can adopt for …

8 Signs You're on the Golden Path to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the midst of a long entrepreneurial journey, it can be difficult to tell whether your idea -- and more specifically, the way you execute it -- is going to be successful. But if any of these eight signs have crossed your path as of …

6 Microaggressions That Exclude Women from the Tech Industry

When we create an environment where it’s okay to objectify women, we detract from the work women are doing and teach them that their contributions …

Can Technology Save Classical Music?

By almost any metric, classical music is in trouble.<p>A 2015 study by the National Endowment for the Arts titled "When Going Gets Tough," found that attendance at arts events had steadily dropped over two decades. Sales of recorded classical music keep falling, many classical radio stations are …