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Watch out, AppleGoogle’s new lineup is here and it’s pretty amazing

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A resident checks her cellphone on her rooftop at dusk about two weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico. Image: Getty Images The FCC has given Google permission to deploy its Project Loon balloons over Puerto Rico.  Previously, the helium balloons were able to provide LTE coverage to Peru after extreme flooding. But in that case, Google had already partnered with a telecom provider on the ground, which it depended on to beam the signal to the balloons, for disaster relief. In Puerto Rico, Google's innovation lab, X, is starting from scratch. It's unclear if Puerto Rico's stressed telecom [...]

Google Pixelbook is a touchscreen Chromebook with a stylus and a ton of storage

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Image: Google The Google Chromebook just went to the next level. In a hardware-filled event, Google announced Wednesday a new high-end Chromebook called the Pixelbook (just as was rumored). Similar to the two generations of Chromebook Pixel laptops that Google began shipping in 2013, the Pixelbook defies Chromebook orthodoxy by boasting serious specs... and an even more serious price tag, starting at $999. SEE ALSO: Google's new Google Maps feature will make parking less of a nightmare You get some nice perks for that price tag, though. For starters, the Pixelbook has a touchscreen, and now that Android apps run [...]

Surprise: Google doesn’t make the top 10 best companies for gender diversity in tech

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Not on the list. Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock It's been a tough week for diversity in tech. Former Google engineer James Damore's memo has ignited a pointless debate about whether or not women are inherently less capable of careers as software engineers. With the memo treated among many as a legitimate piece of scientific analysis, it can be discouraging for those who see it as manipulating scientific studies to support a flawed and problematic premise. The whole situation was reflective of larger problems with gender and racial diversity throughout Silicon Valley. Even at companies where engineers aren't circulating arguments for why [...]

Google employee argues ideological diversity is more important than real diversity in viral internal document

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Ideological diversity is all that matters, right? Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Inside Google, there's a document circulating called "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber." Written by a senior software engineer and in part viewed by Motherboard, the 10-page Google Doc allegedly argues that biological differences between men and women account for the representation gap in tech and that Google should not offer programs for underrepresented minorities. The document also reportedly says that employees with conservative political beliefs face discrimination at Google and that ideological diversity is more important than racial and gender diversity. SEE ALSO: So much for Equal Pay Day: Google accused [...]

Read a Google engineer’s treatise on why biological differences actually cause the gender gap in tech

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Yikes. Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Early Saturday morning, a report in Motherboard revealed the existence of a 10-page document written by a Google engineer that said that inherent differences between men and women accounted for the gender gap in tech and opposed diversity initiatives at the company. Now, the full text of the document is out via a report in Gizmodo. And, unsurprisingly, it's not great. SEE ALSO: This VC firm just made its 50th investment in underrepresented founders The stilted, bullet point-heavy memo argues that Google is biased against conservatives and doesn't accept criticism of its approach to diversity. Maybe, [...]

How to use Google Drive’s new tool to make it way easier to backup your computer’s files

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Google's tool will help you backup everything on your computer. Image: Getty Images Google's Backup and Sync Drive tool launched earlier this week, and it promises to make full-system cloud storage easier than ever. In essence, you can backup your entire PC by clicking just a couple of buttons. The tool, which you can download as a desktop application, will store your photos, videos, and docs automatically in the same file format you have on your PC. If you use it right, you should be able to eliminate the annoying process of organizing your stuff a second time on the [...]

Snapchat will participate in Net Neutrality Day, along with Facebook and Google

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Image: drew angerer/getty images A free and open internet is at stake, and the tech giants aren't letting it go without a fight. Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, is just the latest tech company to throw its public support behind the open internet in a statement sent to Mashable. SEE ALSO: Light up the John Oliver signal: The battle over Net Neutrality is back The company also confirmed its participation in Net Neutrality Day through the Internet Association, a trade group that represents many of the tech giants on issues related to the internet. Participants will advocate for people [...]

This comprehensive Google Analytics course is now just $29

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Image: Pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Lets face it: if you want your website to be successful, you need to use Google Analytics. Whether youre writing a paleo lifestyle blog, selling USA flag pins, or trying to start your own underground fight club, Google Analytics is the best tool for understanding your audience. But much like the real Fight Club, Google Analytics is confusing and overwhelming. It bombards you with so much information that its literally TMI. Sharing reports and standard reports? Its like theyre trying to [...]

Amazon, Apple, and Zynga all had the same stock price Monday due to a data glitch

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The Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock For one moment on Monday afternoon, the prices of several stocks on Nasdaq including those of Amazon, Apple, eBay, Google, and Microsoft were all priced exactly the same, $123.47. Obviously, this couldn't be correct; it would mean a sudden, massive drop in value for Amazon and Google and a huge increase in value for Microsoft and eBay. If it were true, Google's market cap would fall from $623 billion to about $83 billion, while Microsoft's market cap would be propelled to nearly $1 trillion. [...]