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IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

IBM apologized to a former employee, Lynn Conway, a trailblazing computer scientist who revolutionized the way computer chips are designed and manufactured, for firing her in 1968 for being transgender.

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Nov 20, 2020

A more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.

Grindr Now Allows Underwear Profile Pics

Grindr Now Allows Underwear Profile Pics

Nov 18, 2020

Earlier this month, Grindr announced it updated its community guidelines, noting in a blog post that the company's "rules are the same as they always have been" except now users can use an underwear snap for their profile pic.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

By Marcy Gordon | Nov 17, 2020

A Senate panel is calling on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to defend their handling of disinformation in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

Most People Agree That Dating Will Never Be the Same After 2020

Most People Agree That Dating Will Never Be the Same After 2020

Nov 14, 2020

Six in 10 Americans believe the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the dating game, according to new research.

Watch: 'Pay For Play' Cameo Personality Michael Cohen Goes Gaga for OnlyFans Matthew Camp

Watch: 'Pay For Play' Cameo Personality Michael Cohen Goes Gaga for OnlyFans Matthew Camp

Nov 13, 2020

On Cameo - which is 'Pay for Play' for celebrities - Trump's ex-fixer Michael Cohen sent a message to OnlyFans star Matthew Camp that left him blushing.

Apple Unveils First Macs Built to Run More like iPhones

Apple Unveils First Macs Built to Run More like iPhones

By Michael Liedtke | Nov 11, 2020

Apple is rolling out new Mac computers powered by the same kind of chips that run iPhones and iPads, a move aimed at making it easier for its most popular products to work together.

China Gears Up For World's Largest Online Shopping Festival

China Gears Up For World's Largest Online Shopping Festival

By Zen Soo | Nov 10, 2020

Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic.

Trump Supporters Furious at 'Stop the Steal' Facebook Prank

Trump Supporters Furious at 'Stop the Steal' Facebook Prank

Nov 8, 2020

Trump supporters who joined a Facebook group called "Stop the Steal" were livid when the group's name was suddenly changed - to "Gay Communists for Socialism."

Reimagining Healthcare From Home: Lemonaid

Reimagining Healthcare From Home: Lemonaid

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 8, 2020

"We built Lemonaid on the mission of increasing access to affordable, convenient healthcare for everyone in the U.S.," says Lemonaid's CEO and co-founder Paul Johnson.

Ellen's Social Media Numbers Slump after Unflattering News Reports

Ellen's Social Media Numbers Slump after Unflattering News Reports

Nov 7, 2020

Not only have Ellen's ratings plunged this fall, but her social media presence has taken a hit.

Incendiary Texts Traced to Outfit Run by Top Trump Aide

Incendiary Texts Traced to Outfit Run by Top Trump Aide

By Frank Bajak and Garance Burke | Nov 7, 2020

A texting company run by one of President Donald Trump's top campaign officials sent out thousands of targeted, anonymous text messages urging supporters to rally where votes were being counted in Philadelphia.

Trans Pride Flag Among Crop of New iOS Emojis

Trans Pride Flag Among Crop of New iOS Emojis

Nov 6, 2020

The latest update for your iPhone software — iOS 14.2 — is here and it comes with over 100 new emojis, including a transgender Pride flag emoji.

Terrible at Describing Your Wine? There's an App for That

Terrible at Describing Your Wine? There's an App for That

Nov 4, 2020

Wine drinkers who feel inferior in the company of self-proclaimed experts can now trade knowledgeable banter with them — thanks to a 'wine buff' comment generator.

Beto O'Rourke Pranked in Nude Pic Promise

Beto O'Rourke Pranked in Nude Pic Promise

Nov 3, 2020

On Twitter Monday night, many saw an intriguing promise from someone believed to be Beto O'Rourke: "I'll drop my nudes if Texas goes blue."

Size Does Matter at these Dating Sites

Size Does Matter at these Dating Sites

Nov 1, 2020

Penis size is a topic that can be surrounded by a lot of shame and confusion, but two dating sites hope to eliminate by compartmentalizing its users.

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

By Matt O'Brien | Oct 31, 2020

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump's threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump's order hampers their free speech.

Netflix Raising US Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth

Netflix Raising US Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 31, 2020

Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.

Delicious Experiences Redefines the Culinary Future, One Virtual Meal at a Time

Delicious Experiences Redefines the Culinary Future, One Virtual Meal at a Time

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 31, 2020

For Delicious Experiences, the possibilities for cooking, mixing, eating, and drinking entirely online are only just beginning.

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

By Frank Bajak | Oct 30, 2020

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system.

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