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AppleMagazine #388

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the power of software to build experiences

APPLE’S MARCH KEYNOTE SAID A LOT ABOUT ITS PRIORITIES While there’s always much to take away from Apple’s keynote talks, the Cupertino firm’s March 25 event was, excuse the unintended pun, ‘notable’, for the lack of one thing. With the smartphone market currently saturated with devices and product sales continuing to slow globally , Apple presented new and revamped products and services to the audience – minus any focus on the iPhone or iPad. Guests at the Steve Jobs Theater were instead introduced to Apple News+, the brand new Apple Card, Apple Arcade, the Apple TV app, and Apple TV+. Encompassing media, various forms of entertainment, and retail, each service is set to be launched before the end of the year. Apple customers will soon be able to access new ways of…

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south dakota middle school teaches students with video games

When eighth-grader Alyssa Lingen started her information and communications technology class this year at Patrick Henry Middle School, the art student was repulsed by anything related to computer science, she said. But the minute she saw the little elephant she created move across a computer screen, dodging bad guys to gather coins, computer science completely changed her future, she said. That wouldn’t have been the case, though, if her teacher, Jason Whiting, had not opted to pioneer a coding course for middle school students this year. The course comes from Code.org, a national nonprofit focused on giving students access to computer science skills in schools for women and underrepresented minorities, according to the organization’s website, the Argus Leader reported. He’s the only one in the Sioux Falls School District doing so, and he…

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google to require benefits, minimum wage forcontractors

Google says it will require staffing companies it works with to pay workers at least $15 an hour and give them health benefits. The company has faced pushback from employees and contract workers for paying contractors less than full-time employees. Google did not say how many contractors and temporary workers it has, but reports say it is many thousands of people. Google’s new rules will require contractors, who are usually employed by third-party companies, to also get 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a tuition reimbursement each year for classes. Contract workforces are common in the tech industry and often get paid less and have fewer perks than full-time employees working for tech giants.…

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face recognition researcher fights amazon over biased ai

Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of the software couldn’t detect dark-skinned faces like hers. That revelation sparked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher to launch a project that’s having an outsize influence on the debate over how artificial intelligence should be deployed in the real world. Her tests on software created by brand-name tech firms such as Amazon uncovered much higher error rates in classifying the gender of darker-skinned women than for lighter-skinned men. Along the way, Buolamwini has spurred Microsoft and IBM to improve their systems and irked Amazon, which publicly attacked her research methods. On Wednesday, a group of AI scholars, including a winner of computer science’s…

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woman pleads guilty to defrauding tech company of $500k

A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding a Rhode Island technology company out of more than $550,000 in reimbursements for business expenses. Jill Martinho entered her plea Monday to wire fraud and willfully making a false tax return. Federal prosecutors say the 43-year-old Swansea woman was authorized by the Providence-based company to buy supplies with personal credit cards and seek reimbursement for those expenses. Court records show Martinho falsified credit card statements and received about $1 million from the company between 2015 and 2018, instead of the approximately $459,000 she was entitled to. Prosecutors say Martinho did not report the fraudulent income to the IRS. She faces up to 20 years in prison and fines during her sentencing in July. The mobile industry is cranking up its hype machine for sleek new “5G” networks that…

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liz weston: why you should love robo-advisers

Robo-advisers have been around long enough that the question is no longer whether you should turn your investment decisions over to a computer. Now the question is: Why wouldn’t you? The success of Wealthfront and Betterment, two startups that helped launch the trend, led mainstream investment companies including Vanguard, Schwab and Fidelity to add roboadvice services in recent years. Depending on the robo-adviser, you may also have access to human financial advisers, socially responsible investments and tax-loss harvesting to help reduce tax bills. This is not, and never really was, a niche product only for tech-happy millennials. From the beginning, investors of all ages spotted the significant advantages of letting computers run their portfolios. Among them: ROBO-ADVISERS ARE CHEAP Robo-advisers — also known as automated financial advisers — use computer algorithms to invest your…