CES’ issue with ‘immoral’ female sex toy isn’t its first sexism problem

CES, the annual conference event showcasing the latest cutting-edge tech has an ugly reputation of gender bias, sexism, and double standards — similarly to the tech industry as a whole. This week, CES’s male orientated reputation became plainly obvious after a sex toy had its award revoked by the CTA (Consumer Technology Association) for being “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane, or not in keeping with CTA’s image.” Not only did Lora Dicarlo create a high tech female sex toy, it’s also rooted in sex positivity, inclusion, and tackling female sexuality taboos — something that CES should be promoting, not excluding. But, this isn’t the first time… This story continues at The… Read More

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New features for Microsoft Teams chat app further company’s push to woo retail and service workers

Microsoft Teams. (Microsoft Photo) Microsoft’s play to become the tech provider of choice for so-called “first-line workers” — people in fields like retail, hospitality and manufacturing — is taking another step forward with a set of new features for its collaboration app, Teams. These new features are designed to help workers better communicate with each other and allow companies to manage access to important information and give feedback. The new features further build on a capability unveiled last year to let workers manage and swap schedules. A few of the new Teams features for first-line workers. (Microsoft Photo) Here is a look at the new features for Teams: Starting today,… Read More

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Thai SEC grants four and denies two cryptocurrency licenses

The Thai securities and exchange commission (SEC) has granted operating licenses to four applications from businesses wanting to operate digital asset and cryptocurrency-based businesses. The four applicants granted a licence are: Bitcoin Exchange Co., Ltd., Bitkub Online Co., Ltd., and Satang Corporation, and Coins TH Co., Ltd. The first three of these are digital asset exchanges, while the fourth is a cryptocurrency brokerage. While four businesses were granted a license, two others were not as successful. Applications from Cash2coin and Southeast Asia Digital Exchange Co. (SEADEX) were both rejected after failing to meet the required approval criteria set out by… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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AirPlay 2 is coming to more TVs, proving Apple can change its mind

Apple hasn’t had the best few weeks. Not only did the company have to drop its revenue forecast for Q1 2019 by a whopping $9 billion, it has also had to reduce the amount of iPhones it’s making by 10 percent. Ouch. Honestly, I don’t think it’s a bad thing. Apple makes premium (read: expensive) products, so at some point its astronomical growth is bound to stall. It’s inevitable. What’s wrong with being a successful, stable company? To answer that rhetorical question, money. For better or worse, big public companies don’t operate on the idea of consistent non-growth. They work on… This story continues at The Next Web Or just… Read More

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People would rather pay robots for sex than people

A new study from Finland suggests people may view sex with a robot more kindly than they view sex with a human sex worker. The University of Helsinki found that from a sample of 432 participants, the majority of respondents were more accepting of a human paying to have sex with a robot than a human paying for services from a sex worker. Research into the attitudes towards sex robots is gaining traction across the academic world. Earlier this week, we reported that Concordia University in Montreal is seeking participants for its study into “attitudes, beliefs, and opinions about sex robots” via a 90-minute online… This story continues at The… Read More

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