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GitHub Puts Co-Founder on Leave After Sexual Harassment Claims

GitHub is the latest tech company to be accused of turning a blind eye to on-going sexual harassment in the work place. After last week's departure of engineer Julie Ann Horvath, who detailed the sexism she said she experienced at GitHub in an interview with TechCrunch, the company has put the alleged offenders on leave. 

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Benchmark Vendor Comes Down on Samsung, Sony Phones for Gaming Tests

Last year, a number of Samsung phones were found to be falsely inflating Primate Labs' popular Geekbench 3 benchmarking tests. The software maker recently reported the results of its benchmark boosting detection and how it will deal with the gaming of its system.

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Why are Silicon Valley's Best Young Engineers Building Sexting Apps?

While his peers were building Twitter knock-offs, Sanjit Biswas was building cloud router company Meraki. The company just sold to Cisco for over $1 billion — the same amount Instagram sold for two years prior — but the press didn't notice. Yiren Lu at The New York Times digs into the deepening...

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Pi Day Celebrations Kick Off With a 'Pi in the Sky'

With everybody's favorite holiday around the corner -- Pi Day, of course -- celebrations have already begun to take place around the US. Sky gazers in Austin, Texas, may have noticed something interesting happening with skywriting airplanes on Thursday -- namely, a "pi in the sky." To celebrate Pi Day and honor the great mathematical constant of 3.141592 etc., AirSign aircrafts took to the skies to attempt to spell out the infinite pi sequence across 100 miles of sky in Austin. Related stories Want to be better at math? Electric shocks could help Microsoft's unXcellent math adventure in new Surface 2 ad Google subtracts MathML...

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Introduction to Linux Course Now Free, Open to All

Almost 25 years ago a young engineer started an operating system project "just for fun" to run on his own hardware. He opened it up to the world, and through a combination of good design and good luck, Linux was born. The Internet was the fundamental enabling technology of the...

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