Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Microsoft's Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face … Read more

Amazon’s Newest Warehouse Workers Will Never Unionize

Amazon's Newest Warehouse Workers Will Never Unionize

Amazon has faced lots of public scrutiny and backlash for the dangerous working conditions in its warehouses. And rightfully so. Amazon warehouses seem like bad places to work. As a consequence, there’ve been hints that the company is struggling to find enough people to fill all the warehouse jobs. So, it’s no surprise that Amazon … Read more

Amazon Could Run Out of Warehouse Workers to Wear Down by 2024

Amazon Could Run Out of Warehouse Workers to Wear Down by 2024

Amazon, the company notorious for its awesome labor practicesis grinding through its potential workforce too fast, according to an internal company research memo leaked to and first reported on by Vox. “If we continue business as usual, Amazon will deplete the available labor supply in the US network by 2024,” said the document, according to … Read more

Big Tech Has a New Antitrust Nemesis: John Oliver

Big Tech Has a New Antitrust Nemesis: John Oliver

Comedian John Oliver decided to wade into the antitrust battle ground this week, and he didn’t hold back any punches. Oliver devoted 25 minutes of his most recent Last Week Tonight show to discuss general Big Tech badness and advocated in favor of a pair of historic antitrust bills currently being considered in Congress. The … Read more

DC Comics Give New Look at Black Adam’s Justice Society

DC Comics Give New Look at Black Adam's Justice Society

screenshot: Warner Bros. The Muppets Mayhem expands its cast. To the surprise of no one, more of The Boys is on the way. Get a look at the Paper Girls TV-show. More, what’s coming on Eviland an old enemy returns as Thawne makes his way back to The Flash. To me, my spoilers! black adam … Read more

Microsoft Ditches NDAs and Non-Compete Clauses

Microsoft Ditches NDAs and Non-Compete Clauses

Tech workers may have lost their cubical walls long ago, but at Microsoft they’re getting another step closer to loseing their chains too. The company is taking a new angle on the open office concept. Microsoft said it will no longer issue non-compete clauses in new employee contracts and will cease enforcement of old non-compete … Read more

Meta Smartwatch Cancelled, AR Glasses Delayed (Report)

Meta Smartwatch Cancelled, AR Glasses Delayed (Report)

This Meta smartwatch prototype could have been a real contender in the smartwatch race. Perhaps. Image: Bloomberg We could have had some exciting competition in the wearable realm. Bloomberg says that Facebook’s parent company, Meta, just halted development on a smartwatch with dual cameras in favor of another kind of wearable. It was planned for … Read more

Former Amazon Executive Dave Clark Named CEO at Flexport

Former Amazon Executive Dave Clark Named CEO at Flexport

Dave Clark, who led the sweeping logistics expansion at online retailer Amazon. com Inc., will become chief executive of Flexport Inc., the digital-focused freight forwarder that has emerged as one of the biggest in a stable of tech-forward shipping startups. Mr. Clark, who resigned last week as CEO of Amazon’s consumer business, will join Flexport … Read more

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Photo: Kevork Djansezian Microsoft is trying to strike a more conciliatory tone with organized labor as it looks to get its $69 billion mega video game merger with Activision Blizzard OK’d by the Federal Trade Commission. Vice chairman and president Brad Smith wrote that the company is “committed to creative and collaborative approaches with unions” … Read more