AR Stickers launch inside the camera app on Pixel phones running Android 8.1, with animated Star Wars and Stranger Things characters, Foodmoji, more (Russell Holly/Android Central)

December 11, 2017

Russell Holly / Android Central: AR Stickers launch inside the camera app on Pixel phones running Android 8.1, with animated Star Wars and Stranger Things characters, Foodmoji, more  —  Coming soon to a Pixel near you.  —  Alongside the update to Android 8.1, Google slipped in a feature originally shown off at the Pixel 2 launch event. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave — Men Pushed Them Out

An anonymous reader writes: A column on the Wall Street Journal argues that sexism in the tech industry is as old as the tech industry itself. At its genesis, computer programming faced a double stigma — it was thought of as menial labor, like factory work, and it was feminized, a kind of “women’s work” that wasn’t considered intellectual (Editor’s note: the link could be paywalled; alternative source). In the…

December 11, 2017
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Sources: neighborhood social network Nextdoor has raised $75M in new funding at a valuation higher than previous round’s $1.1B valuation in 2015 (Serena Saitto/The Information)

December 11, 2017

Serena Saitto / The Information: Sources: neighborhood social network Nextdoor has raised $75M in new funding at a valuation higher than previous round’s $1.1B valuation in 2015  —  Nextdoor, the social media platform for city neighborhoods, has raised $75 million at a valuation above the $1.1 billion level it reached … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Amid tight labor market, US truckers struggle to add drivers

As the nation’s economy continues to expand, the stronger trucking sector condition is without its challenges and demands. Photo credit: Shutterstock. The driver shortage in the long-haul trucking industry is likely to get worse before it gets better, as low unemployment and higher-paying alternatives to truck driving form a barrier to… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 11, 2017
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The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2018

Even if you’re running Windows 10, you shouldn’t rely on Microsoft’s security tools. Many free third-party apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We’ve tested 17 no-cost AV services to help you find the right one for protecting your PC. Source: http://feeds.pcmag.com

December 11, 2017
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LinkedIn Bro Poetry Pretty Much Sums Up 2017

An anonymous reader shares an article: It starts out like this: I was homeless. I was fired yesterday. I was walking home. I took an Uber. Someone stopped me on the street. My boss told me not to take a chance on anyone over 50, but I hired him anyway. It was Elon Musk. LinkedIn has become overrun with these types of inspirational tales posted as long status updates. They’re…

December 11, 2017
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Paris asks Airbnb to delist ~1,000 properties not registered with the city amid new regulations; currently only ~11,000 of ~65,000 apartments are registered (Agence France-Presse)

December 11, 2017

Agence France-Presse: Paris asks Airbnb to delist ~1,000 properties not registered with the city amid new regulations; currently only ~11,000 of ~65,000 apartments are registered  —  Paris authorities are cracking down on illegal holiday rentals  —  The city of Paris on Monday threatened to take Airbnb to court … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web

Brian Merchant, writing for Wired: There are some 269 billion emails sent and received daily. That’s roughly 35 emails for every person on the planet, every day. Over 40 percent of those emails are tracked, according to a study published last June by OMC, an “email intelligence” company that also builds anti-tracking tools. The tech is pretty simple. Tracking clients embed a line of code in the body of an…

December 11, 2017
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