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Month: January 2015

Dylan’s Desk: Why Silicon Valley is still a man’s world

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Girls are just better at school, it appears. So why aren’t there more women in key roles at tech companies?

Girls outperform boys in academic achievement in 70 percent of the countries around the world, according to a recent study. The study, done by researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Glasgow, looked at the educational achievement levels of 1.5 million 15-year-old students around the world, from 2000 to 2010.… Read the rest

Holograms suddenly make Microsoft cool again

An onstage HoloLens demo.

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If Microsoft ever needed a dose of the cool, it’s now. Fortunately, the company seems to have gotten the message.

The company’s rollout yesterday of a slew of new features for Windows 10 includes some pretty nifty features — and at least one big surprise.… Read the rest

What to Think Ep. 37: Can Marissa Mayer save Yahoo?

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Nicholas Carlson, the chief correspondent for Business Insider, has just published a book that goes deep into Yahoo under Marissa Mayer. Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo has details such as Mayer’s first day at work and her showdowns with activist investors and truculent executives.… Read the rest

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Reflected light can also illuminate

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Wearables will be everywhere at CES, I said last week on the eve of the big gadget show.

“Everyone wants to be the next Apple watch,” I told Fox Business, “but unfortunately we’re going to have to wait for the Apple Watch to come out.”… Read the rest

Dylan’s Desk: The best of CES, from selfie sticks to smoke alarms

Look at these people using a selfie stick. They're so happy!

What will be hot in consumer electronics and computing in 2015? Read VB’s full coverage of International CES 2015 to find out.

The best things at CES, an annual festival of consumer electronics and excess in Las Vegas, were not what you’d expect.… Read the rest

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