Google Changes ‘.bro’ Filename To Avoid Accusations Of Misogyny

Google Changes ‘.bro’ Filename To Avoid Accusations Of Misogyny

Google has renamed the file suffix of its new Brotli software from ‘.bro’ to ‘.br’ to avoid the potentially misogynistic overtones associated with the term. The tech giant’s new Brotli file compression software is designed to make websites load faster. After information about the new software was shared online, one poster – a Mozilla engineer – suggested that: “'bro’ has a gender problem” and “comes of[f] misogynistic and unprofessional due to the world it lives in”.

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Kim Dotcom Wants to Build an Alternate Internet Powered by Blockchains

Kim Dotcom Wants to Build an Alternate Internet Powered by Blockchains

Kim Dotcom certainly hasn’t been letting his ongoing fight against US extradition charges slow him down. On Thursday, according to Mashable, he remotely addressed a startup convention in Sydney, Australia to pitch his latest idea: an alternative internet called MegaNet. Dotcom is wanted in the US on criminal copyright infringement charges thanks to his file-hosting site Megaupload, which had a successful run until it was shuttered by the US Justice Department in 2012

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For the future of solar, we’ve got the tech—it’s the economics, stupid

For the future of solar, we’ve got the tech—it’s the economics, stupid

In the US, the future of solar energy will be made in California. Earlier this month, the state's governor signed legislation that commits California to obtaining half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. And to some extent, that future is now—the state's utilities are working to meet a goal of one-third renewables by 2020.

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Dotcom’s Bid to Halt Extradition Hearing Fails, Defense Begins

Dotcom's Bid to Halt Extradition Hearing Fails, Defense Begins

Efforts by Kim Dotcom's legal team to have his extradition hearing thrown out have failed today. As a result the Megaupload founder will begin his defense next week, presenting legal argument that he hopes will stop New Zealand authorities sending him to the United States. Defiant, Dotcom insists that he "won't be silenced by bullies!"

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Apple Car – Everything you need to know

Apple Car – Everything you need to know

Want to know everything about the rumoured Apple Car? Here’s what we know so far, including the expected Apple Car price, release date, design, leaks, and whether or not it’s driverless and electric. In the technosphere, few products have been rumoured as heavily, and debated so vociferously, as the Apple Car. The oft-leaked electric vehicle – supposedly developed under the codename ‘Project Titan’ – is now tipped for a 2020 launch, according to latest reports.

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