Today’s Tech Sightings:
Decorated rocket scientist Yvonne Brill’s obit in 2013 focused more on her cooking and her family culture than on the propulsion system she invented to keep satellites in orbit. And that’s just one example that reflects what writer Richard Nieva calls “society’s tendency to trivialize, ignore or just plain deny women’s contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).”
Known primarily for making cars, Toyota is branching into other technological areas. A new device by the Japanese automaker, which can be worn around the shoulders, is intended to provide users with more information so that they are better able to navigate their surroundings. For instance, it allows visually-impaired users to identify amenities stairs, exits and the like.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stressed his commitment to customer privacy. But now, against the backdrop of his company’s ongoing battle with the U.S. government over encrypted iPhones, Cook is emerging as a leading corporate advocate of privacy and social issues, in contrast to his predecessor, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
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- Microsoft Doesn’t Need Windows Anymore
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- Firefox 45 Will Remove Tab Groups