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Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work.<p>In the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times, employees …

Employment

Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience

IN DECEMBER 1989 Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist, set himself a Christmas project. Irked by shortcomings in other programming languages, …

Programming

Sophisticated Loft Spaces

Characterized by spacious floor plans, industrial architectural features, high ceilings, and plenty of windows, lofts are sought-after spaces for …

Interior Design

Most highly paid programmers know Python. You can learn it via an online course for just $44.

Contrary to what <i>Silicon Valley</i> portrays, you’ll need more than drive and intelligence to land a high-paying job in the tech world. You’ll need to be …

How to Get a MacBook or MacBook Pro Keyboard Repaired Free Under Apple's Service Program

Apple has initiated a new <b>worldwide service program</b> offering free repairs of MacBook and MacBook models equipped with low-profile, butterfly mechanism keyboards, after the company determined that "a small percentage" of the keyboards may develop one or more of the following issues:<p>Letters or …

Apple Launches Repair Program for Faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro Keyboards

Apple today launched a keyboard repair program for MacBook and MacBook Pro models equipped with butterfly keys to address complaints over letters or characters that repeat unexpectedly, letters or characters that do not appear, and keys that feel "sticky" or do not respond in a consistent …

Apple launches service program to address MacBook keyboard woes

Apple acknowledged the problems and announced a program for fixing keyboards.<p>Apple has publicly acknowledged that the butterfly switch keyboards in …

Apple Identifies Limited Hardware Issue With 2017 13" MacBook Pro Models With Function Keys

Apple has identified a limited hardware issue affecting the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro models with function keys, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers late last week.<p>Namely, when either the MacBook Pro's solid state drive or main logic …

Byton teases a fully autonomous electric sedan due in 2021

To be built on the same platform as the company’s SUV concept<p>Electric car startup Byton stepped into the spotlight this past January when it showed off a flashy concept SUV at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. Now the company is already pulling the cover off of a second concept — a sedan this …

What GitHub and Microsoft have to gain from the acquisition

Last night, Bloomberg published a report saying that Microsoft had acquired GitHub. The formal announcement is expected to drop later today.<p><b>(UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock.)</b><p>The deal has caused no shortage of turmoil in the developer …

Apple introduces the AI phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018 — an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads — the company announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS 12. Through a series of Siri enhancements and …

2018 Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic kit is amazingly detailed

<i>By Joel Stocksdale</i><p>Lego has finally followed up its amazing Porsche 911 GT3 Technic kit with a kit that's arguably more amazing, and certainly has more pieces. It's the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, and the 1/8 scale kit features 3,599 pieces, which is nearly 1,000 more than the 911.<p>Those pieces make up an …

Lego

Facebook Is Giving Scientists Its Data to Fight Misinformation

Facebook is keeping a close eye on misinformation in the lead-up to 2018's elections. Which elections, exactly? All of them, according to the team …

Airbnb’s new Stories feature is an attempt to sell a new business line: Travel services

It’s a move that supports their expansion into selling trip experiences beyond travel accommodations.<p>Airbnb’s launch of a new Stories feature this week wasn’t just about jumping on the latest social media innovation. It was more importantly a way to market its expansion into travel services, a move …

Google Wants To Entice Enterprises With Enhanced Kubernetes Engine

Google is enhancing its cloud platform to attract customers running contemporary workloads based on containers. From Shared VPC to improved auto-scaling mechanisms, Google Kubernetes Engine supports new capabilities.<p>Kubernetes is fast becoming the de facto platform to run contemporary, …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft is developing a tool to help engineers catch bias in algorithms

Microsoft is developing a tool that can detect bias in artificial intelligence algorithms with the goal of helping businesses use AI without running the risk of discriminating against certain people.<p>Rich Caruana, a senior researcher on the bias-detection tool at Microsoft, described it as a …

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 700,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Exclusive: Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.<p>Transporting equipment …

Tesla

Apple Offering $50 Credit to Customers Who Paid for iPhone 6 and Later Battery Replacements From January to December 2017

Apple is providing a $50 credit to all customers who paid for an out-of warranty battery replacement for an iPhone 6 or later between the dates of January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017, the company announced today.<p>The $50 credit is an extension of Apple's $29 battery replacement program, which went …

Google and Coursera launch a new machine learning specialization

Over the last few years, Google and Coursera have regularly teamed up to launch a number of online courses for developers and IT pros. Among those was the Machine Learning Crash course, which provides developers with an introduction to machine learning. Now, building on that, the two companies are …

Google celebrates Meghan and Harry's wedding with stunning Doodle

All eyes are on the royal bride and groom today, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get ready to walk down the aisle.<p>And, it wouldn't be a day of …

Adobe Makes XD Design Software Free Through New XD CC Starter Plan

Adobe today announced the launch of the XD CC Starter plan, which provides users with free access to Adobe's all-in-one UX/UI design platform. Adobe's new XD CC Starter plan offers no-cost usage of Adobe XD for Mac and Windows and mobile apps for iOS and Android to allow users to design, prototype, …

What makes a man attractive? Hint: Look at his limbs

A man may be attractive because of his curly, blond hair or slick pin-striped suit, but strip everything away and one luring—maybe evolutionary—piece …

Apple confirms a serious problem with the iPhone X – and an unlikely solution

Face ID, Apple’s sophisticated 3D-sensing face recognition system, is one of the signature features of the iPhone X. It turns out, however, that Face …

Autodesk SketchBook's 'Pro' features are now free

Autodesk SketchBook is now completely free. Up until this month, certain features—the majority of the app's brush presets, for example—were only …

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Facebook’s open-source Go bot can now beat professional players

Go is the go-to game for machine learning researchers. It’s what Google’s DeepMind team famously used to show off its algorithms, and Facebook, too, recently announced that it was building a Go bot of its own. As the team announced at the company’s F8 developer conference today, the ELF OpenGo bot …

Machine Learning

DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system — essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code — is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your public and private GitHub repositories and tells you how to fix problems, remain compatible and …

Machine Learning

Trello adds a handy news feed and vastly improved notifications

Trello is easily one of the most popular project management tools around. The Atlassian-owned app lets you break projects up into smaller tasks, assign responsibility and due-dates, and set priorities in a Kanban-style interface.<p>Now, it’s getting perhaps the biggest overhaul since the site was …

How to Float Notes Over Application Windows in macOS

In the Notes app in macOS, it's possible to float individual notes over other windows so that they stay visible regardless of which application is active.<p>This makes for a convenient way to reference an existing note while writing an essay or report, for example. It also comes in useful if you want …