Google mistreats conservative employees, California congressman says

A Republican congressman from California took to Twitter on Thursday, objecting to Google’s recent firing of an employee who criticized the tech giant’s left-leaning corporate culture.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/11/google-mistreats-conservative-employees-california-congressman-says.html

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Trump's transgender military ban slammed by tech execs

Technology executives, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to social media to voice their displeasure over the President’s latest stance on transgendered people in the military.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/26/trumps-transgender-military-ban-slammed-by-tech-execs.html

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ASML Claims Major EUV Lithography Milestone

ASML took a significant step towards bringing EUV lithography to market this week, but the company hedged its bets in its announcement.

The post ASML Claims Major EUV Lithography Milestone appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252773-asml-claims-major-euv-lithography-milestone-introduction-dates-still-uncertain?source=Computing

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Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

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Life became too painful for one of a handful of Knightscope K5 security robots today. It tragically took its own life in a DC water fountain, possibly thwarted from rescuing itself by its inability to navigate stairs or lift its own body.

The post Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/252600-security-robot-takes-life-dc-fountain-tragedy?source=Computing

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Snap Stock Snaps Back – for the Moment


Snap shares appear to have rebounded from the plunge they took earlier this month, after the newly public company released a massive $2.2 billion loss in the first quarter, but investors still are scratching their heads over the company’s prospects. Trading just over $20 at mid-day Tuesday, Snap looks to some like it has regained its early bloom. Others suspect that darker days are yet to come, as signs of robust growth have been lacking. Snap’s revenue and subscriber growth figures missed consensus estimates in Q1, sending shares tumbling.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84553.html?rss=1

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Trump says his Twitter power is why Kaepernick is a free agent

President Trump took a swipe at Colin Kaepernick Monday, taking credit for the controversial NFL quarterback’s free-agent status.

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Toshiba Plunges on Massive Nuclear Writedown, Earnings Delay


Toshiba shares fell 8 percent on Tuesday as the company took a $6.3 billion writedown related to its struggling nuclear power business and delayed the release of its fiscal third-quarter earnings. Shigenori Shiga, Toshiba’s chairman and representative executive officer, resigned effective Wednesday, the company said. His resignation in part reflects management taking responsibility for the loss of goodwill and the impairment related to Westinghouse’s acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster from the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V.

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Website's Holocaust Memorial selfie-shaming message hits home

A website set up to shame people who took inappropriate photos and smiling selfies at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial has achieved its objective, according to the Israeli artist behind the ‘Yolocaust’ project.

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Facing Senate hearing, Backpage.com eliminates all adult ad sections

Likely an enormous blow to the profitability of the Craigslist classified competitor, Backpage.com abruptly took action prior to a Senate hearing and closed all adult advertising sections of the site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/10/facing-senate-hearing-backpage-com-eliminates-all-adult-ad-sections.html

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Samsung’s mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster

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Samsung’s mobile division took a shellacking this past quarter thanks to the Note 7’s double-recall, but the Korean company believes the problem is behind it, with no long-term impacts on its mobile divisions market share or popularity.

The post Samsung’s mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Trump Hauls Out Google Conspiracy Theory for Another Airing


Perhaps still reeling from what’s widely viewed as the bruising he took in a debate watched by more than 80 million people on TV earlier this week — countless more online — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday opened a campaign rally with a previously discredited attack. Trump began his speech at the Waukesha, Wisconsin, event by touting an online Google poll that showed him up two points nationwide — but then followed that by saying Google’s search engine was biased in favor of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83950.html?rss=1

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Hacking, Russia, loom large during first presidential debate

Cybersecurity took center stage during Monday’s first presidential debate as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on keeping America’s networks safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/27/hacking-russia-loom-large-during-first-presidential-debate.html

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Samsung Catches a Small Break in Midst of Note 7 Battery Pummeling


Samsung stock recovered slightly on Tuesday from the nosedive it took Monday, after U.S. regulators urged consumers to stop using and turn in more than 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Shares closed 4.2 percent higher on Tuesday, erasing some of Monday’s $14 billion loss in market value. The Federal Aviation Administration’s alert came in response to a small number of incident reports of the Galaxy Note 7’s lithium ion batteries catching fire, either in transit or while charging on board planes.

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FAA warns passengers not to use Samsung smartphone after reports of devices catching fire

U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/09/faa-warns-passengers-not-to-use-samsung-smartphone-after-reports-devices-catching-fire.html

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Man builds 100mpg engine using 200-year-old technology

Josh “Mac” MacDowell of San Antonia Texas had a brilliant idea. He took a 200-year old Stirling engine and added some 21st-century technology to it. The result is a Hybrid electric car so efficient that you never have to stop to recharge.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/15/man-builds-100mpg-engine-using-200-year-old-technology.html

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