EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, November 9, 2018

Top tech news of the week: Discover what technology is making a dent in world hunger and find out the latest on the Google Walkout, Apple updates and more!  

Why the Google Walkout Was a Watershed Moment in Tech 

NY Times | Wed Nov 7, 2018 — There was a walkout at Google last week. If you missed it, Google it. People from around the world were said to have expressed their frustrations with the tech tycoon. Not including, the 20,000+ employees that walked out in protest of Google’s history covering up cases of sexual harassment within the company. In just a week’s time, Google started several internal focus groups, but there is still much to resolve. Read the full story >> 

Meet the Organizations Using Tech to End World Hunger 

Forbes | Thurs Nov 8, 2018 — The World Food Programme estimated 3.6 billion to annually feed all some 52 million starving children under the age of 5 in Africa. IoT came to the rescue! The Sanku-PHC initiative is utilizing state-of-the-art dosifier technology in combination with IoT solutions to crack the code on world hunger. Implementing this process at small flour mills in Africa, they were able to provide nutrient-rich flour to millions. Read the full story >>  

China’s Obsession with Short Videos Has Its Internet Giants Worried 

TechCrunch | Tues Nov 6, 2018 — The world’s highest-valued startup is a video app platform. The app TikTok has become extremely popular in China and is making some serious moves. The app, operated by ByteDance, is currently worth 75 billion dollars. Other social video platforms are nervous by TikTok’s easy to use editing and video features. Facebook is already ahead of the game working on a TikTok clone. Read the full story >>  

Review: Apple Gives MacBook Air (Most) of the Love It’s Been Lacking 

USA Today | Tues Nov 6, 2018 — Apple’s MacBook Air was ready for an upgrade, and so were its users. Though it’s always been a reliable product, Apple fans wanted more. Ask, and you shall receive! With the arrival of the New MacBook Air, came a stunning high-resolution Retina display, along with several other renovated features. Read the full story >>  

Android’s Lack of DHCPv6 Support Frustrates Enterprise Network Admins 

TechRepublic | Tues Nov 6, 2018 — Let’s get technical! In 2012, an owner of Samsung Nexus decided to open a case relating to Google’s Issue Tracker. This case was known as DHCPv6. The functionality of the DHCPv6 enables enterprise networks to connect with IPv6 networks on devices. Years later, users remark that the technical support through Android has failed to resolve several network complications with the tracker. Tech experts confirm, there is no mechanical reason changes can’t be implemented to the DHCPv6. Read the full story >>   

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