Apple takes big steps to boost diversity in tech

Apple has taken a series of what should be major steps to help dismantle some of the barriers faced by communities of color as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Knowledge is power Understanding that education — and access to it — is critical to empower …

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Is Letterboxd Becoming a Blockbuster?

Early last decade, Matthew Buchanan and Karl von Randow, web designers based in Auckland, New Zealand, were seeking a passion project. Their business, a boutique web design studio called Cactuslab, developed apps and websites for various clients, but they wanted a project of their own that their team could plug …

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

The semiconductor shortage came out of left field, hitting the industry at a perilous moment. Sales have plunged worldwide. In Europe, for example, they were down 25 percent in 2020. This is all happening while automakers are trying to navigate a shift in basic technology from internal combustion engines to …

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Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election

NAIROBI, Kenya — Uganda’s president has blocked Facebook from operating in his country, just days after the social media company removed fake accounts linked to his government ahead of a hotly contested general election set to take place on Thursday. In a televised address late on Tuesday night, President Yoweri …

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Therapists Are on TikTok. And How Does That Make You Feel?

While an influx of followers can be confusing for therapists who are just looking to let off a little steam online, some view it as an opportunity to expand their client base. Marquis Norton, a licensed professional counselor in Hampton Roads, Va., posts under the TikTok account @drnortontherapy. (His bio …

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

In mid-October, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 version 20H2, known as the October 2020 Update. But the launch of a major Windows 10 update isn’t the end of a process — it’s really just the beginning. As soon as one of Microsoft’s twice-yearly feature updates is released, the …

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5 new Chrome OS features you should find right now

Android may be Google’s highest profile platform, but Chrome OS is arguably the place where the fastest and most exciting progress tends to go down these days. Every year as of late, we see leaps and bounds being made in how Chromebooks work and what they’re capable of doing — …

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