She’s been a swimsuit cover model and a human trafficking victim, but Barbie has never really been touted as a working professional. The latest affront to basic decency in gendered toy marketing comes from a Barbie book that tells girls they can’t be game developers or programmers.
The possibility of strong net neutrality rules in the U.S. has AT&T pulling back on its high-speed Internet promises. AT&T announced Wednesday that it would stop an infrastructure investment that would have brought faster broadband connections to a 100 U.S. cities, reports Reuters. AT&T’s decision to “pause” its plans to deploy fiber connections around the U.S.
Verizon is getting into the news business. What could go wrong? The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company in the world is bankrolling a technology news site called SugarString.com. The publication, which is now hiring its first full-time editors and reporters, is meant to rival major tech websites like Wired and the Verge while bringing in a potentially giant mainstream audience to beat those competitors at their own game.
It was only a matter of time before the monstrosity known as the iPhone 6 Plus started causing problems. Today, word is getting out that the 5.5-inch phone may be vulnerable to unplanned situational curvature. In other words, the phones are bending, and they’re not supposed to bend.
We don’t often fall in love at first sight, but that’s because we don’t often meet true trailblazers in our travels. You know, the kind of hero who sees your average arcade toy box and thinks: TOYS FOR ALL!
When it comes to online security, Neel Mehta puts his money where his mouse is. The Google Security researcher boosted a fundraiser for online privacy tools past its $100,000 goal by donating the $15,000 reward he received for helping to expose the Heartbleed bug.