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The problem with tech diversity reports     – CNET
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Tech companies have gotten in the practice of releasing diversity reports, but are those reports transparent enough? Not really.

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Robots the size of a human hair cure sick mice — with bubbles     – CNET
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A breakthrough in micromotors has scientists celebrating.

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Google sniffs out pollen info for allergy sufferers     – CNET
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The pollen forecast will be included in search results.

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Ad suggests men do engineering things, women are in the garden     – CNET
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Commentary: After the diversity controversy at Google, an ad for Koch Industries offers an interesting picture of how some enterprises still see gender roles traditionally.

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Uber rolls out in-app driver tipping in the UK
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Uber can only be successful if it has a growing fleet of drivers willing to ferry people around their local town or city. With this in mind, the company has announced a slew of changes today aimed at appeasing the biggest complaints of UK drivers. Fo…

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The Beatles historic US debut was hardly a sure thing     – CNET
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If the Beatles didn’t make it big in the US in 1964, the entire history of rock music might have turned out very differently.

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Google Pixel camera trick comes to other phones through a mod
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Much of the Google Pixel's photographic prowess comes from its software — it's particularly good at high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode, which fills in gobs of detail while reducing the blur you sometimes see in HDR shots. But do you h…

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Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear
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 Amazon is issuing refunds for those who’ve purchased possibly fake solar eclipse glasses on the site in anticipation of this summer’s big solar eclipse event. A lot of folks have been gearing up for the event that will — depending on where you are — either totally block out the sun or partially block it […]

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Space station to test supercomputer bathed in cosmic rays     – CNET
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Thinking about toting a computer with you to Mars? Hewlett Packard Enterprise is sending some big iron into orbit to figure out how.

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