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Google teased translation glasses at last week's Google I/O developer conference, holding out the promise that you can one day talk with someone speaking in a foreign language, and see the English translation in your glasses.Company execs demonstrated the glasses in a video; it showed not only “closed captioning” — real-time...
People associate Airbnb with vacation travel. But Airbnb was founded as a service for business travelers. The company began in 2007. Then called AirBed & Breakfast, its founders' business model was simple: Buy three air mattresses, and build a website at airbedandbreakfast.com. Then, invite attendees of the city's 2008 Industrial...
No matter how many iOS or macOS devices you own, Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users – a paltry amount given what rivals offer. But there are ways you can avoid paying for more storage space, or at least limit how much extra you pay. Here...
As Google looks toward the future of Android and its platform-wide tablet philosophy, you can't help but be reminded of the past.'Twas a whopping 11 years ago, after all, that Google first turned its focus toward creating an optimal Android tablet experience. Back in the prehistoric era of 2011,...
Apple told employees today it will delay a plan to require them to come back to the office a least three days a week amid surging COVID-19 cases.The company had planned to require workers to return to the office thrice weekly by May 23, according to a memo seen...
Under tremendous pressure to attract and retain talent, Microsoft is boosting worldwide compensation for employees to remain competitive with some of its Big-tech rivals, including Amazon and Meta.The Redmond, WA company plans to nearly double its global budget for merit-based salary increases, and increase its range for annual stock-based...
You have to be deeply committed to multiple forms of denial to not recognize that the world is changing. And while not every change is positive, one that makes more sense than most is the chance to create distributed. remote workforces at scale that are more flexible, diverse, and...
The tech industry has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic and the Great Resignation, leaving organizations facing a dearth of qualified job candidates for more than 1 million openings.For all US jobs, the number of openings was at a high of 11.5 million at the end of March,...
Disclosure: All of the companies mentioned here except Apple are clients of the author.One of the people I admire in the tech world is Stella Low, who I initially met at Dell Technologies. She moved from Dell to Cisco to Apple, and then quickly jumped to HP.  Dell, Cisco...
This past week's Patch Tuesday started with 73 updates, but ended up (so far) with three revisions and a late addition (CVE-2022-30138) for a total of 77 vulnerabilities addressed this month. Compared with the broad set of updates released in April, we see a greater urgency in patching Windows...