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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 [...]

U.S. Army just kicked Chinese drone company DJI out of all official operations

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Image: Alex Segre/REX/Shutterstock The U.S. army just kicked one of the biggest drone makers on the planet out of its barracks, all in the name of security. The maker of the drones in question: China's DJI (also known as SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd.). SEE ALSO: A man escaped maximum-security prison in South Carolina thanks to a drone An Aug. 2 U.S. Army memo obtained by sUAS News and later verified by Reuters advises that all service members "cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media and secure equipment for follow-on direction." Later, the memo gets more [...]

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, [...]

Tesla’s Model 3 uses a phone instead of a key

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Image: tesla This might take a little getting used to. After months and months of anticipation, Elon Musk has finally answered almost all of our questions about the Model 3. But there's one aspect of the electric car that might take a little more adjustment: there is no key for the Model 3. SEE ALSO: We finally know what the inside of Tesla's Model 3 looks like, and it's stunning To be clear, this is not the same as the "keyless" systems, which require some kind of key fob, and it's not the app-enabled remote starting some automakers offer. No, [...]

Download this: Plotagraph will help you level up your Instagram game

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Who doesn't want to level up their Instagram game? While many apps that let you add special effects to your photos end up looking gimmicky, Plotagraph's app lets you add elegant animations that will make your want to revisit your favorite photos. SEE ALSO: How Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world The idea is kind of like a Live Photo, but instead of photo with a bit video tacked on, Plotagraph's app takes a still image you already have and enables you to add animations to specific areas. The result is a kind of [...]

I drove a Tesla Model 3, and it was pretty damn awesome

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Elon Musk knows it's awesome. Image: Lance Ulanoff/mashable This is how an electric car should feel. Hell, this is how all cars should feel. Those were my initial thoughts after test-driving one of the very first Tesla Model 3 all-electric cars to roll off the assembly line Friday before the company's big reveal. That exhilarating, yet short-lived experience, started inauspiciously. In fact, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. I mean, it's just a sedan, right? From a distance, the Tesla Model 3 looks like most other small sedans on the road. SEE ALSO: We finally know what the inside of [...]

Tesla finally shows off the Model 3’s stunningly minimalist interior

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That dashboard though. Image: tesla The wait is finally over. After months of hype and anticipation, Tesla has finally given us our first peek at the interior of the Model 3 and, well, it was worth the wait. The interior is every bit as sleek and minimalist as we expected. The most prominent feature is the 15-inch digital display, which has more of a landscape orientation than Tesla's other cars. Note that, as Musk confirmed to a disappointed Tesla fan earlier this year, there is no speedometer (or any kind of gauge, for that matter) behind the wheel. SEE ALSO: [...]

Let this fitness tracker motivate you to get moving

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Theres nothing better than being in shape. It prolongs your life, it makes you feel better, and it can even boost your mood. Unfortunately, its really hard to get in shape, and even harder to maintain it. Luckily, there are some great fitness trackers that can help you achieve your goals like the Moov Now Personal Coach & Workout Tracker. This award-winning tracker actively monitors your bodys motion to ensure that you get the most out of every workout. It even gives you [...]

How to set up iMessage on your Mac

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Don't miss any messages. Image: lili sams/mashable There's nothing worse than missing out on a text message because you didn't see it. Luckily, you can now start getting your texts sent to iMessage on your Mac, but the setup process is a little tricky. Here's how to do it. SEE ALSO: Siri-powered wireless charging dock could be the iPhone's ultimate companion First of all, you'll need to have OS X Yosemite on your Mac. If you bought a computer in 2014 or after, you should be all set. You can check your version of macOS by click the Apple icon [...]

Enter to win a OnePlus 5 for free

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If we learned anything from 2016, its that two-party systems sometimes end in chaos. The same principle applies to smartphone shopping. Why must we choose between Apple and Samsung as our predominant options, when both have their shortcomings and, for some, deal-breakers? SEE ALSO: Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make For those fiercely independent smartphone shoppers who refuse to walk the party line, theres the OnePlus 5. With a click of your mouse and a [...]