‘Thousands’ of Google Employees Expected to Walk Out Over Handling of Sexual Harassment Cases

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“Thousands” of employees at Google offices around the world are expected to participate in a “women’s walk” protest on Thursday in response to the company’s mishandling of sexual harassment and other tensions within the technology giant.

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DT Daily: We talk technology and culture with shoe designer Cedric Hudson

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Today on DT Daily, host Greg Nibler sat down with Cedric Hudson, senior apparel designer at Adidas, to talk about how music and culture influence design ideas and how technology is an important (albeit not the only) part of the process.

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Get an Amazon Fire TV Cube for half the regular price, today only

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If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to the latest in streaming technology, today is the day. HSN is slashing the price of the Amazon Fire TV Cube in half for one day only. Don’t miss your chance to get the Cube for under $60.

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Oh Hell Yeah

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Have you heard the good news? The flying car is almost here! At least that’s what so many news sites have been telling me this month. Take, for instance, this recent article from Auto Week about Terrafugia—a company that’s been promising to deliver a flying car for over a decade now—headlined, “Your Flying Car Is…

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John Ronan’s new building at IIT is clearly unique, thoughtful — but questions cloud its future

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A new building at the Illinois Institute of Technology looks and works like no other building in Chicago. It exemplifies an emerging trend in architecture — a “dynamic facade” that can tune a building to its climate.

The second floor of the two-story, steel-framed structure is enclosed in a technologically…

Good internet things, brought to you by new media artist Omayeli Arenyeka

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We sometimes have new media artists take over our daily newsletter, Big Spam. If you like what you’ve read, you can subscribe here. Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing well, today I’m going to do what every newsletter swears they won’t do and spam you! But first, a little bit about me. My name is Omayeli, but I go by Yeli. I am a Nigerian-born artist and programmer. I’m interested broadly in the intersection of technology, art, and activism. For my own work, I use writing, data, code, and satire as tools to foster disillusionment with our current realities. I recently gave…

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EY unveils blockchain prototype that makes Ethereum transactions private

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Major accounting firm EY has just dropped some epic details of a new blockchain prototype that can make Ethereum transactions private – as in real ones, on the main public blockchain. EY calls its new system the EY Ops Chain Public Edition (PE), touting it as the world’s first implementation of zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology on the public Ethereum blockchain. ZKP is a method of validating data. Put simply, ZKP allows blockchains to confirm transactions without having to reveal information related to those transactions, which makes them secure as no sensitive data is actually exchanged. The idea is that this…

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Review: Amazon’s new 4K Stick is the Fire TV you want

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A team of evil scientists working inside Amazon’s secret hardware lair are preparing a spooky Halloween trick: they’re going to start selling a 4K Fire TV stick with more features than last year’s 4K Fire TV, for $10 cheaper. That isn’t very spooky at all, now that I think about it. In fact, having reviewed several of Amazon’s Fire TV gadgets, I feel it’s almost a no-brainer to say this is actually a treat. But, since technology can be ghoulish and Amazon seems to put out a new device every couple of months, I summoned one of the new 4K…

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A foldable smartphone at CES 2019? Anything is possible, LG says

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A rumor suggests LG may show off a folding smartphone during CES 2019, making it the latest device manufacturer to be linked with the technology, which may become one of the standout designs of the coming year.

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Nasdaq integrates Microsoft Azure to build a blockchain for blockchains

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In a press release published yesterday, Microsoft announced it would be bringing its Azure blockchain technology to Nasdaq’s Financial Framework (NFF) system. Nasdaq’s Financial Framework will integrate with Microsoft’s Azure blockchain to build a platform that does not rely on one particular distributed ledger. The NFF was designed to provide a platform that allows institutions to make use of new technologies in financial trading infrastructures. Given it’s 2018, what else was going to be integrated besides blockchain? Microsoft claims that this integration will address interoperability challenges to create a blockchain system that allows various technologies to work together. Perhaps we…

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