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Is Tech Billionaires' Educational Philanthropy a Bug Or a Feature?
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Long-time reader theodp writes: Some education watchers have adopted a wait-and-see response to Jeff Bezos’ two-pronged $2B pledge to aid the homeless and to establish preschools for low-income children (Mark Zuckerberg’s The Primary School interestingly prefers ’em even younger, noting “we admit students at or before birth”). Not so Audrey Watters, who presents her misgivings […]

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Impostor Syndrome leaves most tech workers feeling like a fake     – CNET
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A new informal study shows that 58 percent of tech employees from companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft feel like frauds.

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Google To Nix All Tech Support Provider Ads
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Google will restrict advertisements placed by third-party technical support providers, in an effort to stem a rising tide of abuse and fraud by scammers who offer to fix non-existent problems on consumers’ computers. Report says: The restriction for tech support ads comes after Google collaborated with law enforcement and government agencies to address abuse in […]

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India Pushes Back Against Tech 'Colonization' by Internet Giants
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In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google’s Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer. For some Indian political leaders, it is as if their nation –which was ruled by Britain for […]

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Uber, Toyota sign $500M deal to put self-driving tech into Sienna minivans
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Enlarge (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) On Monday, news emerged that Toyota has reportedly signed a $500 million deal with Uber regarding self-driving technology. The Japanese automaker will integrate Uber’s autonomous driving technology into some of its Sienna minivans, which—if all goes well—will enter service at some future date as ride-hailing vehicles accessed through Uber’s platform. […]

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech
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Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing. Many folks in traditional tech have not heard of them before, but these funds will only be growing more important as cryptocurrency and blockchain solidify their position in the American […]

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ROLI Songmaker Kit mini-review: Rediscovering my musical roots with fancy new tech
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Samuel Axon I’ve been a musician for the past 20 years, but I’ve been an electronic musician for a lot less than that. I use Apple’s Logic Pro and a variety of software synthesizers to record songs these days, but coming from an electric guitar, I’ve missed the natural expressiveness that comes from playing a […]

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H-1B Visa Use Soared Last Year At Major Tech Firms
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“Even as the White House began cracking down on U.S. work visas, major Silicon Valley technology firms last year dramatically ramped up hiring of workers under the controversial H-1B visa program,” reports the Mercury News. Menlo Park-based Facebook in 2017 received 720 H-1B approvals, a 53 percent increase over 2016, according to the National Foundation […]

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Ask Engadget: Where can I find tech deals for students?
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The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…

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