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Google is inching its way to diversity

Google vowed to spend $150 million in 2015 to diversify its workforce, and the company did hire more women, Black and Hispanic employees last year. Unfortunately, its efforts aren't enough to cause a big shift -- the company is still overwhelmingly white and male. According to the latest data …

Apple lowers iPhone Trade-up credit, abandons interest-free financing

Apple has made it easier to upgrade to a new iPhone, but it’s going to cost you.<p>This week, 9to5Mac spotted some key differences in Apple’s Trade-Up …

Apple Music is a year old today—and it’s already key to Apple’s future

Birthday wishes are in order today for Apple Music. The music streaming service was rolled out on June 30, 2015 to a smattering of grumbles, rather …

Global internet speeds are on the rise again

Yes, South Korea still has the fastest internet in the world. But, according to content delivery network Akamai, average global speeds are up overall from late last year, jumping to 6.3 Mbps. More than that, we're seeing increases in increases in IPv6 adoption with Belgium leading the way and the …

Brexit fallout: Half of Jeremy Corbyn’s senior team set to quit

<b>London:</b> The turmoil engulfing British politics worsened as the country’s biggest parties descended into chaos after last week’s shocking European …

United Kingdom

Apple won’t collect your data for its AI services unless you let it

"Differential privacy" is Apple's way of collecting data without being totally creepy.<p>After years of touting itself as the company that didn’t access its users data, Apple has finally acknowledged that it really does need at least some collective understanding.<p>The company announced at last week’s …

Apple's new Photos app will recognize 7 different facial expressions

Apple’s new update to Photos is one of the reasons we’re most excited about iOS 10, and now we’re learning more about how the app will integrate …

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Programmes and Events for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

<i>Executives from Alibaba, China Financial Asset Exchange, Ericsson, LeEco, Qualcomm and Volkswagen Confirmed for Keynote Programme; The MMIX Asia</i> …

China

Apple Seeds Second iOS 9.3.2 Beta to Developers With Night Shift and Low Power Mode Update

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after the release of the first iOS 9.3.2 beta. iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 comes nearly a month after the launch of iOS 9.3, a major update that introduced Night Shift mode and other feature …

iOS

New ResearchKit update allows developers to upload patients' genetic data

The module was created by genetic testing company 23andMe<p>Genetic testing company 23andMe has created a new tool to help researchers using Apple’s ResearchKit integrate genetic information. Soon, ResearchKit developers can use the new module to upload the genetic data of participants who have had …

Ericsson and Apple sign patent deal, settle litigation | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson announced it had signed a patent licence deal with Apple Inc, ending a year-long dispute and sending its shares up 7 percent on Monday.<p>The exterior of Ericsson's headquarters are seen in Stockholm April 30, 2009. REUTERS/Bob …

IT

Mozilla makes it easy to create VR websites with 'A-Frame'

With the launch of A-Frame today, Mozilla is trying to make it easier for developers to craft virtual-reality websites. Mozilla's VR research team, MozVR, created A-Frame as an open-source framework that allows developers to use familiar HTML markup in their designs, rather than the complex WebGL …

Juniper Networks finds backdoor code in its firewalls

One of the reasons corporate users and the privacy-minded rely on VPNs is to control access to their networks and (hopefully) not expose secrets over insecure connections. Today Juniper Networks revealed that some of its products may not have been living up to that standard, after discovering …

Robotic 'glove' will allow the blind to see with their hands

A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock announced on Thursday that they are developing a robotic wearable which will enable the visually impaired to "see" what they're reaching for.<p>"We will pre-map the hand, and build a lightweight …

Apple is allowing massive discounts on the Apple Watch — suggesting a new version is on the way

The discounts are equivalent to around 30% of the cost of the bottom-end Watch and far exceed other holiday-related deals on Apple products. The iPad Air 2, for example, is available for $100 (£66) less than its retail price of $500 (£330).<p>The Apple Watch starts at $349 (£299).<p>A report earlier this …

Apple unveils official 25-hour battery case for the iPhone 6 and 6S

Apple's iPhones have long been a source of battery anxiety, with third-party battery cases easing these worries by offering extra juice when you need it. Now, Apple has unveiled its own Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, quietly posting the product on its online stores (as spotted …

Google's super-fast Fiber internet could come to Los Angeles and Chicago

Google is looking into bringing its gigabit Google Fiber internet service to Chicago and Los Angeles. Today the company announced that it's entered the exploratory phase and, with the help of officials in both cities, Google will run through its usual checklist to see whether it's feasible to roll …

Google Fiber

Star Chart Shows Seattle's Tech Universe Extends Beyond Amazon and Microsoft

One of Seattle's leading venture firms aims to demonstrate the region's prowess by plotting the region's tech constellations.<p>Asked to map Seattle’s tech scene, many in Silicon Valley would plot just two points — Amazon in the city itself and Microsoft in Redmond to the east.<p>But a more accurate …

Startups

The essential guide to powerline ethernet adapters (including 7 hands-on reviews)

<b>Editor’s note</b>: This roundup of powerline ethernet adapters is continually updated. It was originally published on January 15, 2015, and this is the third update. Since the number of products in the story was becoming unwieldy, we’ve removed the older models and kept only the latest HomePlug AV2 …

AMD pushes Crimson driver fan speed hotfix after reports of overheating Radeon cards

AMD plans to roll out a hotfix on Monday, November 30 for its new Radeon Software Crimson after some users reported their graphics cards were too hot to handle—and not in a good way.<p>A random assortment of AMD GPU users recently reported seeing the fans in their graphics cards locked to a maximum 20 …

Computer Hardware

See the invisible wireless signals around you with this augmented reality app

The human eye is remarkable, but it only lets us see a very small sliver of electromagnetic waves. It's nearly impossible to imagine what our world would look like if we could see beyond the visible spectrum, but a new app called Architecture of Radio does give us a taste.<p>The app offers an …

Augmented Reality

NASA's 'Chemical Laptop' could help future rovers find life on alien planets

NASA scientists have a new device up their sleeves to help find life on other planets. The rectangular box is being called the "Chemical Laptop," but it's really more of a portable, automated chemistry lab that can be built into future NASA rovers.<p>The Chemical Laptop has one primary goal, according …

Meet the Real Architects of the Enterprise Cloud of Tomorrow via Intel IT Center

With Google’s Kubernetes at its core, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation vows to orchestrate container solutions for the next-gen cloud and create …

Intel Corporation