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Twitter employs only 49 African Americans

America as most people are aware is a diverse nation made up of many people from different origins a large proportion of who are black with roots from Africa. The Rev Jesse Jackson, a black American has long campaigned for tech companies to be more transparent about their lack of minority employees.

Twitter is one company that is highly successful and out of a workforce in the USA of 2910, only 49 are black, 35 men and 14 women, which represent only 1.7% of the total Twitter staff. Twitter has 302 million users and has pledged that it will make the staff reflect more the diversity of the total of users. African Americans account for 13.6% of the US population, and Pew Center Research shows that black people use Twitter disproportionately more than white people. The actual figures are that 27% of black adults and 25% of Hispanics use Twitter, compared to just 21% of white people. (more…)

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Mobile phone calls to 0800 numbers are now free

This is great news and one which many believe is long overdue; calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are now free from all phones including mobiles under new Ofcom rules. This means that the changes force mobile operators to make calls to all 175 million “freephone” numbers really free and not impose any charges at all. (more…)

Gmail finally makes ‘Undo Send’ an official feature

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It has probably happened to us all at some time, copying someone into an email by mistake and hitting the send button only to realise what you had done! Google however, has introduced a feature that that lets you recall that hastily sent email to the wrong person and whilst it does not actually recover the email, what it does is delay the sending of it for up to 30 seconds. This is how you can set the feature up which will then work for all the emails that you send.

Emoji could replace PIN codes in online banking

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It is well known that most of us use memorable dates such as birthdays when we are asked to provide a pin code comprising four numbers. This makes it remarkably easy for crooks to access our pin codes if they do some simple research into us or our families.

What caught our eye at E3 2015

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E3 2015 was a great success and proved once again that game developers and coming up with exciting new games that are sure to wow us for many years to come.

Star Wars Battlefront was high up on our list of things we wanted to see at this year’s event, but there were also a lot of surprises too. Here are some of the games that caught our eye at E3 2015: (more…)

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Apple reveals new Music app to rival Spotify

Apple were pioneers in the music streaming business and although they did lose ground to Spotify, the company is widely credited with the first digital music revolution, with the launch of the iPod in 2001 and its iTunes Store in 2003. In fact if we look further back to around 1977 a form of rudimentary audio was available on the Apple 11 computers. However it was the launch of the iPod in 2001 that was to be the item which many believe saved Apple as a company, as at the time they were losing out in the computer world to PC’s.

Be amongst the first to buy one of Apple’s HomeKit devices

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Coming to the UK in July, Elagato confirmed that Eve, the company’s range of sensors used for monitoring your home, will be available here then. So for those of us that is interested in transforming their houses into smart homes, below is a full rundown of all the products Elgato will be releasing.

Windows 10 release date revealed as 29th July

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The tens of thousands of disgruntled windows 8 and 8.1 users will be heaving a sigh of relief at the news that windows has finally revealed the date for the Windows 10 system designed to replace it. We knew that Windows had promised to release the new operating system in the summer, but the actual date was unknown. The official date comes weeks after AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 in late July.

Lenovo’s new phone features virtual keyboard

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Unless you have tiny fingers then you will have found using the keyboard that allows text and emails to be sent frustrating. So it was with interest that we read that the Chinese electronics company Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.