Facebook reportedly investigated over ‘systemic’ racism in hiring

Facebook has publicly committed to fighting racism, but there are concerns that isn't translating to its recruitment practices. Reuters sources say the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is investigating possible "systemic" racism in Facebook's hiring and job promotions. Facebook program manager Oscar Veneszee Jr. and four candidates have reportedly accused the social network of…

Canada will invest billions to electrify mass transit

Mass transit isn't getting much use during the pandemic, but Canada wants to be sure it's eco-friendly when the crisis is over. The Canadian government plans to invest $2.75 billion CAD (about $2.17 billion US) into electrifying mass transit across the country over five years.This will include buying more zero-emissions buses in addition to other…

Sonos’ Roam can reportedly pass music to other speakers

More details of Sonos' portable Roam speaker are dribbling out, and they suggest there will be more to draw you in besides the size and price. The Verge claims the Roam will include a few advantages over the larger Move, most notably "Sound Swap." The feature can reportedly pass music from the Roam to a…

iCloud allegedly locked out a user over her last name

iCloud has had the occasional service issue, but its latest problem appears to be highly... specific. Actor and author Rachel True claims iCloud has effectively locked her out of her account due to the way her last name was written. Reportedly, her Mac thought lower-case "true" was a Boolean (true or false) flag, leading the…

FedEx plans for an all-electric delivery fleet by 2040

FedEx will replace its current delivery trucks with electric models until its entire fleet is made up of zero—emission vehicles by 2040. The company is making the transition as a way to help it achieve its goal to reach carbon neutral status in the same year. In its announcement, FedEx says its will slowly phase…

How Kurt Davis quit the tech life to help people in...

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Kurt Davis worked for over 20 years in Silicon Valley and Asia, running the tech rat race as a business development specialist. He was on the road to burnout. Jobs took him to companies like Mitsui & Co., Boku, Asia…

Why data gravity won’t stop the move to multicloud

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. You’ve probably heard of “data gravity” and how it can inhibit a hybrid strategy. The idea is that, as you amass and store data in one particular cloud, this body of data exerts a gravitational pull on the apps and…

Nintendo fuels rebound in game industry TV ad spend in February

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. After a relatively quiet January, video game brands upped their TV ad budgets in February by 34%, to a total of $16.6 million. Not only did Nintendo account for 81.3% of that outlay, it had 74.1% of the total airings.…

How AI trained to beat Atari games could impact robotics and...

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. In 2018, Uber AI Labs introduced Go-Explore, a family of algorithms that beat the Atari game Montezuma’s Revenge, a commonly accepted reinforcement learning challenge. Last year, Go-Explore was used to beat text-based games. Now researchers from OpenAI and Uber AI…

The DeanBeat: Roblox public offering is a vote about the metaverse

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Roblox, the platform for user-generated games, will go public through a direct listing of its shares on March 10. I see its pending success or failure as a stock as a kind of referendum on the metaverse, the universe of…

Best website builder for 2021

Gone are the days of having to be a web developer with coding skills and a lot of time and money to create a simple website that looks professional. Popular website builders such as Wix, Squarespace and Weebly make it easy for even a newbie to put together a polished site in a relatively short amount of time, even when they need more…

UFC 259 Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya: How to watch online,...

Israel Adesanya is looking for his second UFC title. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images We're mere hours away from UFC 259. Forget Conor McGregor, forget Usman vs. Burns -- this is the card of cards. This is the one you should be getting hyped about. Three title fights. Three. And not just any title fights,…