Fired Google engineer James Damore says he's autistic, ‘sees things differently'

FIRED GOOGLE ENGINEER JAMES DAMORE SAYS HE'S AUTISTIC, ‘SEES THINGS DIFFERENTLY'

Damore was fired in August after publishing a screed against Google's politics and the company's push to diversify the workplace.

Off topic: When cops fight, wobbly bridges, elephants as persons, switching jobs

OFF TOPIC: WHEN COPS FIGHT, WOBBLY BRIDGES, ELEPHANTS AS PERSONS, SWITCHING JOBS

Undercover operation goes wrong as Detroit cops from different precincts fight one another. You walk funny: It's your fault the bridge...

 
 
 
Apple's VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving at the end of the year

APPLE'S VP OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION DENISE YOUNG SMITH IS LEAVING AT THE END OF THE YEAR

Apple's pick for Young Smith's successor is another Smith: Christie Smith, who was the head of human resources at Menlo Park-based...

Airbnb takes steps to welcome travelers with disabilities

AIRBNB TAKES STEPS TO WELCOME TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES

Airbnb acquires Accomable, a home-sharing startup that specializes in listing short-term rentals that are accessible for people with...

 
 
 
Richard Spencer, other white supremacists lose Twitter verification

RICHARD SPENCER, OTHER WHITE SUPREMACISTS LOSE TWITTER VERIFICATION

After the ruckus over blue checks on Twitter, the company has updated its policy on verifications and revoked the verifications of...

On topic: Tech news to know now

ON TOPIC: TECH NEWS TO KNOW NOW

Here's what's on the Thursday menu. Uber sued over another alleged rape, this time in California Superior Court. This lawsuit follows...

 
 
 
Off topic: Speedy podcasts, Richer Scale, brown paper bags and feminism, the Codfather

OFF TOPIC: SPEEDY PODCASTS, RICHER SCALE, BROWN PAPER BAGS AND FEMINISM, THE CODFATHER

So many podcasts, so little time: Meet the people who listen to podcasts at fast speeds. Atop the “Richer Scale“: Jeff Bezos and Bill...

Elon Musk breaks down in tears while describing ‘terrible' father: report

ELON MUSK BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS WHILE DESCRIBING ‘TERRIBLE' FATHER: REPORT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk describes his 'terrible' father and a traumatizing breakup from a relationship with actress Amber Heard.

 
 
 
Airbnb boasts best quarter ever, but doesn't claim to be ‘perfect'

AIRBNB BOASTS BEST QUARTER EVER, BUT DOESN'T CLAIM TO BE ‘PERFECT'

"We certainly do not claim to be perfect, but we are committed to trying to make this work as well as possible," Chris Lehane, Airbnb's...

Is billionaire VC Peter Thiel trying to break up Google?

IS BILLIONAIRE VC PETER THIEL TRYING TO BREAK UP GOOGLE?

Libertarian Silicon Valley venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder has donated before to a state attorney general who has gone after...

 
 
 
Sorry: No Black Friday discounts for Bay Area homebuyers

SORRY: NO BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNTS FOR BAY AREA HOMEBUYERS

Among the 100 largest U.S. housing markets, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland - in that order - are the least likely places to find...

Larry Ellison buys Frank Sinatra's old resort for $35.8 million

LARRY ELLISON BUYS FRANK SINATRA'S OLD RESORT FOR $35.8 MILLION

Lawrence Ellison has gained approval from a bankruptcy court to buy the famed Cal Neva Lodge, once the site of Frank Sinatra's casino,...

 
 
 
Off topic: Who's who on the subway, winemaking history, mad about art, beloved movies that bombed

OFF TOPIC: WHO'S WHO ON THE SUBWAY, WINEMAKING HISTORY, MAD ABOUT ART, BELOVED MOVIES THAT BOMBED

Everybody's got a story: Who's sitting next to you on the subway? Evidence shows winemaking dates back to the Stone Age. Art so good...

On topic: Tech news to know now

ON TOPIC: TECH NEWS TO KNOW NOW

Here's what's on the Tuesday menu. SoftBank says it's considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached. Female venture...

 
 
 
Housing startups score real estate on Forbes '30 under 30′

HOUSING STARTUPS SCORE REAL ESTATE ON FORBES '30 UNDER 30′

Landed, HubHaus and Cadre are three real estate-focused startups honored with a coveted spot on the Forbes '30 under 30' list Tuesday.

Apple Watch, Fitbit can diagnose hypertension and sleep apnea: study

APPLE WATCH, FITBIT CAN DIAGNOSE HYPERTENSION AND SLEEP APNEA: STUDY

A new study from UCSF and a health startup suggests that wearables can accurately diagnose common health issues.

 
 
 
LinkedIn has more women leaders but still struggles with diversity

LINKEDIN HAS MORE WOMEN LEADERS BUT STILL STRUGGLES WITH DIVERSITY

Are LinkedIn's diversity efforts working? The tech firm on Tuesday released its workforce diversity data.

A year after U.S. presidential election, tech giants face growing calls for regulation

A YEAR AFTER U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, TECH GIANTS FACE GROWING CALLS FOR REGULATION

Facebook, Twitter and Google face pressure and new rules in the wake of fake news, Russian meddling. The latest to weigh in: Marc Benioff,...

 
 
 
Tesla is a racism hotbed, where bosses called black worker the n-word, new lawsuit claims

TESLA IS A RACISM HOTBED, WHERE BOSSES CALLED BLACK WORKER THE N-WORD, NEW LAWSUIT CLAIMS

Tesla CEO Elon Musk allegedly sent employees a memo suggesting minority workers should be 'thick-skinned' about bad behavior by 'jerks.'

Off topic: Funny wildlife photos, teen tax, turkey eggs, ‘transracial'

OFF TOPIC: FUNNY WILDLIFE PHOTOS, TEEN TAX, TURKEY EGGS, ‘TRANSRACIAL'

If you need to laugh - or at least smile - here are finalists in the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. New Jersey diner adds...

 
 
 



Deal: Nokia Steel smartwatch on sale for just €78 on Black Friday

Deal: Nokia Steel smartwatch on sale for just €78 on Black Friday

Nokia has just announced it will run a Black Friday sale on its health devices on November 23. The offer includes discounts up to 50% on exactly eight health devices that will... Read more ...

Nest Black Friday deals: $50 off thermostat, $60 off indoor camera, and more...

Nest Black Friday deals: $50 off thermostat, $60 off indoor camera, and more amazing sales

Amazon is holding a 10-day Black Friday extravaganza, with bargains on its own devices and other goodies, including devices from Nest.The latest Nest Learning Thermostat, which... Read more ...

Roku Black Friday sale includes 30-per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+

Roku Black Friday sale includes 30-per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+

Roku is getting in on Amazon's Black Friday bonanza.The maker of set-top boxes and streaming media devices has discounted a bunch of its devices on Amazon. The deals last all... Read more ...

This 5GB data SIM only deal for £6.50 per month is the best of Black Friday...

This 5GB data SIM only deal for £6.50 per month is the best of Black Friday so far

TechRadar has teamed up with Mobile Phones Direct to give TechRadar readers what is probably the best SIM only deal of the year for Black Friday. This exclusive deal gets you... Read more ...

Nest thermostats, cameras, and more are now down to Black Friday prices

Nest thermostats, cameras, and more are now down to Black Friday prices

This is the best deal you'll find on Nest products right now! Is this deal for me? If you're tired of the crazy weather patterns and walking into a house that is the wrong... Read more ...

The FCC's Proposal To Nuke Net Neutrality

The FCC's Proposal To Nuke Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission released its proposal to end Obama-era net neutrality protections the day before Thanksgiving, with plans to vote on December 14. Read more ...

The Galaxy S9 will reportedly be a more iterative update and could show up...

The Galaxy S9 will reportedly be a more iterative update and could show up at CES

All the major smartphones of 2017 are out in the world, but it's never to early to start thinking about next year's flagships. Samsung is reportedly starting earlier than ever... Read more ...

Bluetooth quick pairing feature in the works for Windows 10

Bluetooth quick pairing feature in the works for Windows 10

Microsoft appears to be working on a way to quickly pair Bluetooth devices to your Windows 10 PC. As first spotted by Thurrott , the initial bits of a thus-far undocumented... Read more ...

Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent

Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality today, and while there's a lot to be unhappy with, it's hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his... Read more ...

Games with Gold December 2017 list: Warhammer and more

Games with Gold December 2017 list: Warhammer and more

It's that time of the month: Microsoft has unveiled its Games with Gold list for December 2017, revealing to subscribers the titles they get for free with their Xbox Live Gold... Read more ...