A male Microsoft programmer who came from the military, not a university, describes how his career got tanked by the ‘brilliant jerks’ culture (MSFT)

The tech industry’s dismal hiring record of women and minorities, particularly for their super important engineering roles, is well known. But one ex-military man who learned to program as a second career discovered himself running afoul of the boy’s club attitude, too. After he landed his dream job at Microsoft, he felt like he was […]

Apple increased the price for its newest MacBook Air by $200 — but I still think it’s worth the money

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The 2018 MacBook Air is the first major update to the Air since 2010. The new computer looks much more modern and sleek thanks to its black bezels […]

NBC has reportedly discussed pulling ‘The Office’ from Netflix to fuel its own streaming service

NBCUniversal will launch its own ad-supported streaming service in 2020. NBCUniversal has had internal discussions about pulling “The Office” from Netflix, according to The Wall Street Journal. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told the Journal in January that the company could consider moving “The Office” from Netflix to the new service. “The Office” and NBC’s “Parks […]

It’s possible for Amazon employees tasked with listening to Alexa requests to figure out a customer’s home address, report says

It’s possible for some Amazon employees tasked with listening to Alexa commands to access a customer’s home address, says a new report from Bloomberg. Workers with access to an Alexa user’s geographic coordinates can use that data to find a specific address via third-party mapping services like Google Maps, according to the report. The news […]