Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
In Silicon Valley, it's difficult for women to come forward if they want to join the ranks of its richest. Some think the best way to fight harassment is to tread carefully and get to the top.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Some First Amendment advocates joined a suit against the president for blocking people from his Twitter account — and they are making a novel argument about the right to communicate in a digital age.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
With more than 100 million subscribers around the world, Netflix is the premier video streaming service. But, as competition from Amazon, Hulu and others heats up, can Netflix stay on top?
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The platforms promoted the name of a man falsely accused of being the shooter by surfacing less-credible sites. The companies say they're working on fixes, but analysts say the challenge is massive.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Facebook is facing pressure after news that Russia was behind a vast number of ads that tried to take votes away from Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election. People are now realizing the scope of the social media giant's power.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Advocates are concerned facial scan data could be stolen, or that a successful rollout could make consumers more comfortable with less innocuous, less accurate uses of facial recognition technology.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Apple staged a big event Tuesday to unveil new products. The iPhone 10 debuts on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and costs $1,000.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The "Yes, You're Racist" Twitter account uses crowdsourcing to help identify white supremacists. But sometimes it gets things wrong. And not everyone is happy about efforts at public shaming.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
About half of Harvey Mudd College computer science graduates are women, up sharply in the past decade. It and other schools found success by adjusting their curriculums and making other changes.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
CEO Sundar Pichai says that he supported the right of workers to express themselves but that a senior engineer's memo had gone too far. The memo's author says he is weighing legal action.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The software engineer's internal memo created controversy after it was leaked. The memo, called "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," criticized the company's efforts to diversify its workforce.
Monday, August 07, 2017
A Google engineer's critique of the company's diversity programs is stoking controversy. The male engineer wrote that women aren't suited for tech jobs for "biological" reasons. Google executives are now trying to tamp down the furor as the memo ricochets around the tech industry and beyond.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Investors expected a slowdown in iPhone 7 sales but they were up 1.6 percent year-over-year. Apple also enjoyed iPad and Mac sales well ahead of the overall industry for computers and tablets.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Silicon Valley is known as the nation's tech hub, but decades ago New Jersey had that distinction. The state was once home to Thomas Edison's lab and Bell Labs, the home of Nobel laureates.
Monday, May 29, 2017
In some cases, the job of composer might be going the way of typewriter repairman and bowling pinsetter as software creates music more cheaply and quickly than humans. Can you hear the difference?
Monday, May 22, 2017
In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Google is making a push into virtual reality with a headset that doesn't require a user to connect to a phone or computer. Amidst massive hype, virtual reality has been slow to take off.