Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ACLU Says Facebook Ads Let Employers Favor Men Over Women

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ACLU Says Facebook Ads Let Employers Favor Men Over Women

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Getty Images/Lauren JosephIn recent years, Facebook has faced lawsuits, media exposés, and even federal charges alleging that its ad-targeting tools help advertisers discriminate based on age or race for jobs, housing, and credit. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union claims Facebook is also allowing employers to discriminate against women.On Tuesday, the ACLU filed a charge…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Audi’s Electric E-tron SUV Stacks Up to Its Competitors

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Audi’s Electric E-tron SUV Stacks Up to Its Competitors

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Starting at $74,500, Audi’s E-tron SUV is just the latest entry in the increasingly competitive electric SUV segment.Eric AdamsStarting at $74,500, Audi’s E-tron SUV is just the latest entry in the increasingly competitive electric SUV segment.Eric AdamsSynchronized flashing wristbands. Opulent hors d’oeuvres. Journalists carted across the San Francisco Bay on a fancy boat ride. For…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Still Smarting From Uber, Cities Wise up About Scooter Data

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Still Smarting From Uber, Cities Wise up About Scooter Data

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Cities need better data to police their streets, and they’re no longer afraid to demand it.Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesCities need better data to police their streets, and they’re no longer afraid to demand it.Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesFrom the airy Soma offices of the startup Remix, it all feels very calm. Usually, things move sort of slowly here,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Gillette’s Heated Razor Warms Your Face While You Shave

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Gillette’s Heated Razor Warms Your Face While You Shave

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For years, innovation in men’s razors seemed to center on adding more blades. More recently, with the advent of upstarts like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s, the focus has shifted to affordability. Gillette’s latest product rejects both of these trends. The Heated Razor adds not a blade, but a “warming bar” that keeps its cartridge…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired WIRED 25th Anniversary: Who’s Shaping Tech’s Next 25 Years?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired WIRED 25th Anniversary: Who’s Shaping Tech’s Next 25 Years?

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For 25 years, technology has turned the world upside down and inside out. Now the icons of the digital revolution tell us who will shake up the next 25.“Why WIRED? Because the Digital Revolution is whipping through our lives like a Bengali typhoon—while the mainstream media is still groping for the snooze button.”So began the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Apple Masters the Art of Incrementalism with the iPhone XS

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Apple Masters the Art of Incrementalism with the iPhone XS

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Smartphones, for many of us, are emotional objects. We pick them up dozens of times per day. We use them both to deeply connect and mindlessly scroll. We feel frantic when we think we’ve misplaced them. Apple’s iPhones, in particular, trigger a personal connection to an inanimate object. They’re well-designed, satisfying, and covetable.This year’s new…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Beyond the Digital Revolution: The Need for Militant Optimism

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Beyond the Digital Revolution: The Need for Militant Optimism

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When we launched WIRED, we were accused of being Pangloss­ian optimists. I embraced that as a badge of honor. The Digital Revolution was reinventing everything, and that was good. Twenty-five years on, that optimism is no longer justified—it’s necessary. Indeed: militant optimism.WIRED’s premise was that the most powerful people on the planet weren’t the politicians…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Germany launches world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Germany launches world’s first hydrogen-powered train

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Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, on Monday began running a 62 mile (100km) route between the towns and cities of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers David Patterson Says It’s Time for New Computer Architectures and Software Languages

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers David Patterson Says It’s Time for New Computer Architectures and Software Languages

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Photo: UC BerkeleyDavid Patterson David Patterson, University of California professor, Google engineer, and RISC pioneer, says there’s no better time than now to be a computer architect. That’s because Moore’s Law really is over, he says: “We are now a factor of 15 behind where we should be if Moore’s Law were still operative. We…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers EU to stop changing the clocks in 2019 | DW | 14.09.2018

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers EU to stop changing the clocks in 2019 | DW | 14.09.2018

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The EU is doing away with the twice-yearly clock changes and has given member states until April to decide if they will remain on summer or winter time. But there are fears Europe is heading for time-zone chaos. European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc on Friday announced that the EU will stop the twice-yearly changing…