The author of the so-called "anti-diversity manifesto" has been fired from Google. CEO Sundar Pichai said publicly that the contents of the memo violated Google code of conduct, giving those who claim Google isn’t open to dissenting opinions more ammo to back their claims. The leaves are starting to change and so have the iPhone rumors, coming faster and more furious every day. KGI's Ming Chi Quo says this fall we'll see an Phone 8 and an iPhone 7s in three colors. The Impossible Burger, made with genetically engineered yeast, would bleed like an actual burger made from cow's bodies. But until the Food and Drug administration says that soy leghemoglobin isn't an allergen, they won't confirm that its safe for humans to eat. And hackers who stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO last week dumped a new lot of that data, releasing more scripts, emails and the phone numbers of some of the actors on Game of Thrones.
Megan Morrone and Jason Howell also talk to Evan Ackerman, contributing editor at the iEEE Spectrum blog about a mechanical robot that's going to Venus and how hackers could trick neural networks into thinking a Stop sign is a 45 mph speed limit sign. Plus, find out if dogs like audiobooks.
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- Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and tech
- Impossible Burger’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Highlights Challenges of Food Tech
- Facebook killed the Snapchat-like app for high schoolers it quietly released last year
- Disney will pull its movies from Netflix and start its own streaming services
- KGI: iPhone 8 will launch with iPhone 7s, limited to three colors and short supply
- Game of Thrones stars' personal details leaked as HBO hackers demand ransom
- JPL's Design for a Clockwork Rover to Explore Venus
- NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
- Slight Street Sign Modifications Can Completely Fool Machine Learning Algorithms
- Audible for Dogs