And Justice For All…..This DC Middle School Aims To Bridge The Racial and Economic Gap In Tech

A new middle school in Washington, D.C., wants to help bridge the racial and economic gaps in tech. the second floor of a brick building on Branch Avenue in Washington, D.C., green and white signs celebrating innovation and professionalism decorate the classrooms of Digital Pioneers Academy, the first computer-science–focused middle school in the nation’s capital. One early afternoon, students at...

How To Stop Fake News….EXPOSE THE SOURCE!

Many sites that generate fake news — disinformation masquerading as truth — share characteristics that distinguish them from journalistic outlets, according to researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute, who incorporated several of those characteristics into a dataset and then trained an algorithm to identify them. Their work could help fight a growing problem that many experts in government forecast will...

Instagram App and Website Faced Global Outage

The photo-sharing app went down just as people would have been posting pictures of their breakfast and coffee. Social media platform Instagram was down across several countries around the world. People were prevented from posting pictures of their breakfast on Wednesday after Instagram went down for about an hour from 8am. Several cities, including London, San Francisco and Singapore, reported an outage. Its...

The Similarities Between Tech Giants: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg

Two of the world’s most recognizable brands, and two of the most celebrated people in Silicon Valley. But the struggles at Tesla And Facebook had perhaps been a long time coming and the companies could be changing forever. The two gentlemen may have little in common, but Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook and Elon Musk, the co-founder and...

Tesla’s Elon Musk Settles With SEC-Agrees To Step Down As Company Chairman

How much a few days changes things. Just 3 days ago it was reported CEO Elon Musk was being charged by the SEC (the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US) with securities Fraud over his ill-conceived tweet about taking Tesla private with funding secured for a buyout at $420/share. 2 days ago we also wrote  about how it had...

Google Search Will Now Include Artificial Intelligence

Marking 20 years of us outsourcing our queries, Google Search is getting a bunch of new updates. And there is heavy reliance on Artificial Intelligence Google is marking 20 years of search by making significant changes to its Search product, and talking about the milestones, the upgrades and the changes the service has undergone over the years. Google compares the...

Two Instagram Founders Resign..Why Is The Question

  Instagram had become something of Facebook's shining star. Several news outlets cited tension with Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as spurring the resignations. Facebook, which owns Instagram, continues to lose top executives during a year of scandal and dwindling community support. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned from Facebook to "explore our curiosity and creativity again." It's a major...

Amazon Big Boss Jeff Bezos Pledges To Give $2 Billion Of His Own Money to Help Pre-Schools and Homeless

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to launch a $2bn  fund to help homeless families and launch pre-schools in poor communities. The world's richest man made the announcement on Twitter a year after he asked for ideas on how he could use his personal fortune - estimated to be about $163bn  - for charitable efforts. The Bezos Day One Fund will contribute...

The Internet Is The Real World And It’s Pure Evil…

Keeping up a perfect social media image is a difficult task that we all can admit to trying to maintain at least once in our online lifetime. Those filtered vacation pictures on Instagram look great but they don’t show the mountain of debt it took to pay for that wonderful trip to Italy. Scrolling quickly past your distant relatives...

The Takeover: Amazon Becomes Second Company To Hit $1 Trillion Market Value

Amazon reaches the milestone on the back of a 75% leap in its share price this year as years of investment start to pay off. Amazon has become the second company listed in the US to achieve a market value of $1trn . Its stock surged during morning trading on the Nasdaq, reaching the milestone when the price hit $2,050.50...