Google creates 13 emoji to represent working women

Google has proposed adding 13 new female emoji that “better reflect the pivotal roles girls play in the world.” Image: tyler essary/ mashable Spend any time tapping out emoji and you’ve probably noticed that girls are confined to three principal roles: bride, princess and dancer. While these are lovely things to be, the limited selection…

Sergey Brin’s Search for a Parkinson’s Cure

Several evenings a week, after a day’s work at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, Sergey Brin drives up the road to a local pool. There, he changes into swim trunks, steps out on a 3-meter springboard, looks at the water below, and dives. Brin is competent at all four types of springboard diving–forward, back,…

It was not consent, it was concealing

Facebook’s response to the clutch of users who are suddenly woke — triggered to delve into their situates by the Facebook data misuse scandal and #DeleteFacebook backlash — to the fact the social behemoth is, quietly and continuously, harvesting sensitive personal data about them and their friends tells you everything you need to know about…

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services marketplace?

Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small seminar for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its brand that had softly launched earlier in the week. On hand,…

Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro

Over the last couple of years, Chromebooks have quietly infiltrated the computer market. Google’s affordable” merely a browser” devices are the best-selling computers in schools, and they’re percolating around boardrooms and cubicles. Last autumn, more people bought Chromebooks than Macs–and that’s not going to switch back anytime soon. Now Google’s out to convince you, regular…

Embattled Tech Companies Charge Deeper Into Health Care

Big tech has a lot of problems: fake news, sexual harassment, Russian interference, privacy concerns, and growing fears that too much screen time rots your brain. But even as they struggle to solve these day-to-day problems, the industry’s biggest players are putting more resources into another notoriously hard problem: health care. Verily, a life-sciences unit…

The 20 best tech companies to work for in 2017

Scenes of daily work and life at Facebook, Inc. USA Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Facebook employees relax with a game of ping-pong on campus .Image: Kim Kulish/ Corbis via Getty Images Facebook is apparently connecting with many of its own employees. It ranked as the best tech company to work for in 2017 and…

Report details string of major cybersecurity violates at federal agency

A report released earlier this month has revealed a significant number serious cybersecurity lapsings at a major federal agency. The report, which was prepared by the Office of the Inspector General, found that, within the last few years, the computer systems of the Department of the Interior have been compromised by hackers at least 19…

Security News This Week: At Least 76 iOS Apps Are Vulnerable to Attacks

There’s a lot going on in the world, but the slow marching of cybersecurity research and incidents ploddings on no matter what else is happening. This week research showed that many mobile VPNs fall short on delivering security and privacy benefits. International law may be the best mechanism for addressing large-scale ransomware attacks on Internet…

What if I never get over him( or her) aEUR” you asked Google, hereaEUR( tm) s the answer | Annalisa Barbieri

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google some of lifes most difficult questions, big and small. Our novelists answer some of the most common queries When I was younger, and a relationship aimed, I would do this thing. I would flip forward as many months as my diary allowed and I would write, Well,…