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  • Google Engineer Fired After Memo Criticizing Company's Diversity Programs: Reports

    August 8, 2017 9:33 AM 16

    A Google engineer was fired Monday after igniting a firestorm of controversy over the weekend by writing and releasing an internal memo criticizing the tech company's diversity programs, according to multiple reports. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a memo to employees that the engineer who penned the memo violated the company's code of conduct, according

  • Google Has Fired The Employee Behind That Controversial Diversity Manifesto, Reports Say

    August 8, 2017 4:44 AM 16

    After a controversial memo by a Google engineer about diversity programs at the company and gender differences went viral over the weekend, sparking an explosive reaction on social media, the search giant did not dispute media reports late Monday that the employee had been fired. The memo - in which the author suggested, among other things, that biological

  • Google anti-diversity policy memo goes viral at tech giant

    August 8, 2017 3:36 AM 17

    NEW YORK — A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online. Google CEO Sundar Pichai denounced the memo in an email on Monday for “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” and said he was cutting short a vacation to hold a town hall with staff on Thursday. The engineer

  • Titanfall Spin-off Launches Next Week

    August 5, 2017 7:55 PM 14

    In an interview with Titanfall boss Vince Zampella, head of Titanfall developer Respawn, earlier this week, we learned that Titanfall's RTS spin-off is coming much sooner than we thought. After a soft-launch in May, mobile title Titanfall: Assault will fully launch Thursday, August 10. Instead of Titanfall's iconic fast-paced first player and mech suit combat

  • WannaCry 'Kill Switch' Creator Arrested in Vegas

    August 3, 2017 10:38 PM 11

    In a stunning move, federal authorities have arrested Marcus Hutchins, a researcher who earlier this year was credited with stopping the rapidly expanding WannaCry ransomware attack that spanned 150 countries in a matter of days. Hutchins, a UK resident who also goes by the alias "MalwareTech," was indicted by a US federal grand jury on six counts relating

  • Slayer of WCry worm detained after attending Defcon

    August 3, 2017 5:05 PM 25

    Friends and family haven't heard from Marcus Hutchins in almost 24 hours. Hutchins was booked into the Henderson Detention Center in Nevada on Wednesday afternoon, according to a screenshot the friend captured of the facility website. When the friend visited the detention center on Thursday morning, he was told Hutchins was no longer there. The website

  • Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia

    August 2, 2017 6:01 PM 21

    Millions of people living in South Asia face a deadly threat from heat and humidity driven by global warming according to a new study. Most of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will experience temperatures close to the limits of survivability by 2100, without emissions reductions. The research says the fraction of the population exposed to dangerous, humid

  • Satellite launched to monitor climate change and vegetation

    August 2, 2017 1:59 PM 19

    Two satellites including one dedicated to monitoring the effects of climate change on vegetation were successfully launched into orbit late Tuesday, launch company Arianespace said. They were launched from Korou, in French Guiana, at 10:56 pm (0136 GMT). The Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro Satellite -- or Venus -- is a joint effort

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Becomes the Most Popular Non-Valve Game on Steam

    August 1, 2017 5:13 AM 11

    This weekend PlayerUnknown revealed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has become the most played non-Valve game on Steam. PUBG is now the record holder for the highest peak player count on Steam for a non-Valve game beating out the likes of Fallout 4 and Grand Theft Auto V. PUBG hit 481,219 peak concurrent players in July 2017, surpassing the previous

  • VPN companies say Apple removed their apps from China

    July 29, 2017 7:01 PM 32

    WASHINGTON -- China appears to have succeeded in eliminating software programs that enable its people to view an uncensored internet. Companies that let people avoid the government filters say their programs have been removed from Apple's app store in China. ExpressVPN, one of the companies, posted on its corporate site a message from Apple saying that its program