TechBytes is a weekly dose of tech gathered into one post every Tuesday! I put the relevant tech news, podcasts, videos, and more that you need to know! This one is mainly about what the new President of the United States is doing to provoke everyone. This one’s about Donald Trump.
I usually keep politics out of this blog. We can’t help but avoid it at times though. Trump just became the President of the United States over a week ago and he has done a lot of messed up things already. The latest in which is this executive order which blocks people born from 7 Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) to enter the US for 90 days.
You might be wondering: “How does this affect the tech industry?”
Well, the tech industry is currently solving problems with regards to diversity. The last thing we want is a government-sanctioned action that prohibits such action. Despite this being an insane act as it is, t’s weird to me that tech companies differ in this aspect. CEOs like Tim Cook of Apple and Reed Hastings of Netflix voiced out their opposition towards this. Some companies just offered a neutral response and only cared about the affected employees. Some just offered money as compensation for those affected! Even though they may share sympathy to the people, their statements reflect their core values. I’ll just leave it at that.
What’s Up on the Blog?
Thanks to my recent lazy spell, I only managed to put out this giant TechBytes Supersized post. Check it out since I put a lot of stuff in there to make up for it.
On the latest episode of Blogger Banters, we tackled our Chinese New Year experiences and put our two cents on the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant!
On the newest Vergecast, the guys at The Verge discuss about how scientists react to the Trump admin’s actions, another scathing net neutrality debate, and Trump’s insanely old phone. (Yes, I will never call him President.)
In another edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Nilay and Walt discuss about the recent developments that Mozilla is doing to make Firefox relevant again.
In another fun episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, they discuss about what’s up with self-driving cars and what the future holds for them.
New Tech Videos!
One More Thing…
In case you wanna read more about the impact of the crappy Trump executive order on the tech industry, check out this stream of articles from The Verge. Good luck with that.
That’s it for this week’s edition of TechBytes! Did I miss anything? Trump does really suck right? Leave it all in the comments section below!