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Ex IBM Sales Manager, Fired After Battling Discrimination Against Subordinates, Wins $11 Million Lawsuit

On Thursday, a federal jury in Seattle, Washington, found that former IBM sales manager Scott Kingston had been unlawfully fired by the company and denied sales commission after challenging the treatment of subordinates as racially biased. And it awarded him $11.1 million. The Register reports: The case dates back to 2017 when two IBM sales people… Read More »

Posted on 17 April 2021 | 10:00 am

AI-Driven Audio Cloning Startup Gives Voice To Einstein Chatbot

Aflorithmic, an AI-driven audio cloning startup, has created a digital version of Albert Einstein using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio records of the famous scientist's actual voice. TechCrunch reports: Alforithmic says the "digital Einstein" is intended as a showcase for what will soon be possible with conversational social… Read More »

Posted on 17 April 2021 | 7:00 am

Dogecoin Has Risen 400 Percent In the Last Week Because Why Not

Dogecoin's price tripled over the next 36 hours. My editor suggested that I write about… Read More »

Posted on 17 April 2021 | 3:30 am

Whitest-Ever Paint Could Help Cool Heating Earth, Study Shows

AmiMoJo shares a report from The Guardian: The whitest-ever paint has been produced by academic researchers, with the aim of boosting the cooling of buildings and tackling the climate crisis. The new paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat through the atmosphere into space. In tests, it cooled surfaces by 4.5C below the… Read More »

Posted on 17 April 2021 | 2:02 am

Codecov Bash Uploader Compromised In Supply Chain Hack

Wiredmikey shares a report from SecurityWeek: Security response professionals are scrambling to measure the fallout from a software supply chain compromise of Codecov Bash Uploader that went undetected since January and exposed sensitive secrets like tokens, keys and credentials from organizations around the world. The hack occurred four months… Read More »

Posted on 17 April 2021 | 1:25 am

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Flagship EQS Electric Sedan To Take On Tesla

Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler AG unveiled Thursday its newest battery-powered sedan that challenges Tesla in the high-end electric car space. CNBC reports: The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, unveiled Thursday, marks a new era for the German automaker as it pivots to EVs. The car will be part of its large S-Class car family when it arrives in… Read More »

Posted on 17 April 2021 | 12:45 am