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Netflix offers ‘unlimited’ paid parental leave for a year

Allowing parents to take off as much time as the like during their children’s first year, the policy aims to retain talent in tech’s competitive landscape.

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Netflix offers ‘unlimited’ paid parental leave for a year

Software mogul Tom Siebel funds AI, drone research to tackle energy crisis

Drones that fly out to inspect powerlines — and then recharge themselves by attaching to those same lines — is among the ideas that could come to life thanks to a new research fund launched Tuesday.

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Software mogul Tom Siebel funds AI, drone research to tackle energy crisis

Gamescom 2015 is happening, so we discuss Microsoft’s event (Tomorrow Daily 220)

Khail and Ashley take time to break down Microsoft’s press event at Gamescom in Germany, explain why an artist made digital billboards into art for commuters and introduce you to “Emily,” an android made for natural human conversation.

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Uuni 2 wood-fired pizza oven dials in an upgrade

The Uuni 2 is an affordable outdoor oven.

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Uuni 2 wood-fired pizza oven dials in an upgrade

Watch the rise and fall of the Baratheons in one fan-made supercut

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” began with one Baratheon on the Iron Throne and two others on the Small Council. This fan-made video shows the rise and fall of the once-great house of Westeros

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​Parrot quietly cancels highly anticipated, Android-powered RNB6 car stereo

Parrot cancels plans to sell its Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible media receiver to the aftermarket.

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​Parrot quietly cancels highly anticipated, Android-powered RNB6 car stereo

Obama pushes for more diversity in tech

At the first-ever White House Demo Day, President Obama announces a series of initiatives to bring more women and minorities into the tech sector and urges the industry to “not leave half the team on the bench.”

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Dear sexists, this is what engineers actually look like

Technically Incorrect: In response to criticism of an ad featuring a female engineer, the Twitter hashtag #Ilooklikeanegineer attracts pictures of the sort of people that some wouldn’t expect.

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Dear sexists, this is what engineers actually look like

Drone delivers bundle of drugs to prison yard, causes serious hoopla

When a package containing heroin, marijuana and tobacco lands in a prison yard, things go pretty much the way you’d expect.

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Drone delivers bundle of drugs to prison yard, causes serious hoopla

Samsung gets the job done with this easy-to-use, quick-cooking range (pictures)

Samsung NE59J6730SB’s cooking features and fast performance times make this range a worthwhile addition to the home kitchen.

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Samsung gets the job done with this easy-to-use, quick-cooking range (pictures)