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2h Uber closes LA office and outsources to Manila
The ride-hailing firm will close its downtown LA customer support office to focus on larger centres.
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Not so white, male and straight: the video games industry is changing3h Not so white, male and straight: the video games industry is changing
BAME and LGBTQ+ representation is above the average for the UK’s creative industries, while the number of women in the games industry is creeping upwards The old stereotype of video game players as spotty, socially isolated boys in basements is finally disappearing after decades, but the popular image of game developers is enduring. They are imagined to be white and beardy, with glasses and a probable fondness for sci-fi and fantasy, and this is hardly unjustified. Cast an eye over the development floor of pretty much any major game developer in the western world and there’s an undeniable homogeneity. The same can be said about video games industry executives. Whether clean-shaven or bearded, besuited or smart-casual, creative or corporate, they are almost universally white and male. In 15 years on the games beat, I have interviewed more men called Phil in senior games industry positions than women and people of colour combined. But new data from the University of Sheffield, shows that things are changing. Backed by games industry trade body Ukie, it conducted
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: back to the folding flip phone future3h Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: back to the folding flip phone future
Revamp of 2000’s flip phone means big screen literally folds in half into a compact clamshell that fits in small pockets It’s not often something comes along to genuinely change the game, but the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does just that, bringing foldable displays closer to the mainstream and reinventing the flip phone for 2020 in the process. Screens that literally fold in half finally arrived last year with the Galaxy Fold, which was originally plagued by durability issues causing a delay and a reworking of the device.
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Court Rejects Huawei’s Challenge to U.S. Limits4h Court Rejects Huawei’s Challenge to U.S. Limits
The Chinese telecom equipment maker had sought to invalidate a law that restricted its ability to do business with U.S. agencies and their contractors.
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8h Ring doorbell makes two-factor verification mandatory
Amazon's video doorbell system has faced criticism for not having more robust security for users.
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The iPhone at the Deathbed9h Updated The iPhone at the Deathbed
Families are photographing death at home. These photos may feel jarring on Facebook, but the practice itself has a long history.
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Parents will be able to control what their children see on TikTok10h Parents will be able to control what their children see on TikTok
TikTok will be implementing new safety features which means a parent can link their account to their child's and control the content they see.
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Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize in a Big Step for Tech10h Updated Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize in a Big Step for Tech
Engineers and others at the crowdfunding platform voted narrowly to form a union, one of the first tech companies to do so.
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Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize16h Updated Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize
Engineers and other workers at the crowdfunding platform voted narrowly on Tuesday to form a union.
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17h North Carolina Facebook page labelled fake news
The North Carolina Breaking News page accumulated more than 50,000 followers in less than a month.
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18h Updated Her Blog Post About Uber Upended Big Tech. Now She’s Written a Memoir.
In “Whistleblower,” Susan Fowler, a former software engineer at Uber, describes the harassment she endured while working at the company.
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From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan18h Updated From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan
The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for the red planet this summer.
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20h Soros calls for Zuckerberg and Sandberg to leave Facebook
In a letter to the Financial Times, the billionaire argues they should be removed from their roles.
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Apple Signals Coronavirus’s Threat to Global Businesses22h Updated Apple Signals Coronavirus’s Threat to Global Businesses
Supply is a problem, the company warned, as factories slowly reopen in China, and demand is down, too, with stores there still mostly closed.
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Eggshells suggest dinosaurs were warm-blooded22h Eggshells suggest dinosaurs were warm-blooded
The debate over whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded like modern reptiles or warm-blooded like modern birds has been reignited by a new study analysing fossilised eggs.
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SpaceX rocket crashes into sea after missing landing pad25h SpaceX rocket crashes into sea after missing landing pad
SpaceX has lost one of its rockets after a Falcon 9 booster missed the floating landing pad.
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Apple says coronavirus will hurt iPhone production and profits27h Apple says coronavirus will hurt iPhone production and profits
Apple has warned it will not meet its financial targets due to the impact of coronavirus on production and sales in China.
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