• How to stop bias from creeping into the recruitment process, a diversity expert explains

    TNW Answers is a live Q&A platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers and editors for an hour.  A lack of diversity is one of the biggest problems the tech industry faces, despite a significant growth in the number of women working in the tech industry, female representation has stalled over the last decade. Currently, just 18% of leadership roles are filled by women, and the stats are even bleaker for women of color. Research has proven time and time again that diverse teams are good for business — as they bring new perspectives, attract new talent,…

  • Samsung blasted Galaxy users with bizarre ‘Find My Mobile’ notifications

    Are you okay, Samsung? Tons of Galaxy phone owners have reported the South Korean behemoth blasted them with a confusing “Find My Mobile” push notification, which solely contains the letter “1” and disappears once clicked. Samsung has yet to address this bizarre occurrence with an official statement, but everything seems to point the notification was sent by accident. According to recipients, the issue affects various Galaxy models, including the brand new Z Flip foldable and the Note 10+. Android Central adds Galaxy S, Galaxy A, and Galaxy J owners also received the notification. Huh. Girlfriend and I just had exactly the same Samsung push notification: her Note 10+ and my…

  • What you should know before co-founding a startup with a stranger

    There are many reasons why having a co-founder is beneficial: Investors typically back startups run by a team of people, you can split the costs, lessen the burden, and have someone you trust on-hand for constant support. That’s why a recent Medium article caught my eye. The post, which was published earlier this week, outlined how two complete strangers met online and eventually decided to launch a startup together, albeit remotely. Dave Schools explains how he co-founded Hopin, a live online events platform, with Johnny Boufarhat last year. Fast forward to today and the startup now employs 14 people — seems crazy to think that the co-founders were complete strangers just…

  • Strange signals coming from space every 16 days are puzzling scientists

    An odd radio signal is coming from space, starting and stopping in regular 16-day cycles. A team of Canadian astronomers was the first to report finding the source, which they discovered using a novel radio telescope. This newly-discovered burst of radio waves, called FRB 180814.J0422+73, does not fit any known cause, leading to range-ranging speculations on its nature, ranging from simple interactions between stars, to suggestions the waves are signals from intelligent lifeforms. The four cylinders of the CHIME radio telescope, where this unusual signal was first detected. Image credit: CHIME. A burst of inspiration In 2007, the first fast radio burst (FRB) —a short-lived radio signal from space — was…

  • ‘TV host Max Keiser says Bitcoin will go to $400k, not $100k’

    Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin BTC every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Baudriallard used to say: Let’s whip up a knowledge omelette! Bitcoin price We closed the day, February 17 2020, at a price of $9,690. That’s a notable 2.47 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$246.42. It was the lowest closing price in eleven days. We’re still 51 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $176,585,280,987. It now commands 63 percent…

  • E-scooters are just as safe as cycling, but that’s not saying much

    A study just released by an intergovernmental group has found that using an e-scooter is no more dangerous than cycling. The study, from intergovernmental organization the International Transportation Forum (ITF), says fears over e-scooter safety “have been exaggerated.” What’s more, the ITF says that if alternative forms of transport like bikes and e-scooters get people out of cars it will make the roads safer further still. [Read: The UK is finally ready to discuss legalizing e-scooters, with consultations starting February] Figures cited by the ITF suggest most (80%) fatal e-scooter and bicycle crashes involve a motor vehicle (car or motorbike) too. A trip by car or motorbike is more likely…