Some new, more diverse faces may soon be used for emoji symbols, after a push for more racial diversity earlier this year by smartphone users gained traction with developers. Continue reading
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, is the first Fortune 500 executive to come out. “I’m proud to be gay and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” wrote Cook in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek about his sexual orientation. Gwen Ifill speaks with Kara Swisher of re/code about the significance of Cook’s public acknowledgement. Continue reading
From wristwatch to wallet, the cell phone is absorbing more and more forms of personal technology. How does Apple Pay, a new financial transaction service from Apple, affect consumers and how we pay for things? Hari Sreenivasan explores the launch and its impact with Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code. Continue reading
After profiling visionary individuals like Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, biographer Walter Isaacson has turned his attention to a whole group of creative minds, weaving the tale of the many inventive thinkers who launched the digital revolution. Judy Woodruff sits down with Isaacson to discuss his latest book, “The Innovators,” and what set these people apart. Continue reading
Facebook and Apple are now among the first Silicon Valley tech companies to cover the expense of egg freezing procedures for employees, NBC News reported.
Marketing professor Wahyd Vannoni reacts to the presence of a new album in his iTunes library — an album he never bought. Continue reading
In Long Island, drivers hooked on their phones could soon see new penalties for distracted driving. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has proposed the use of a “kill switch” to disable the phone of someone who has been convicted of texting while driving. Continue reading
Apple unveiled its new products — a larger iPhone, as well as the Apple Watch and a new pay system — that boast advances for phone, watch and wallet. Gwen Ifill interviews John Simons of the Associated Press for a look at the new products and what they signal about current consumer technology. Continue reading