Harrison Kaminsky

Harrison Kaminsky

Harrison’s obsession in the tech space originated in his father’s electronics store in Denville, New Jersey, where he spent his teenage summers tinkering around and toying with gadgets. After serving as managing editor of his college paper, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and now spends his weekdays working in New York City.
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Social Media

Unicode 10.0, with gender-inclusive and 53 other new emojis, arrives

Unicode Consortium officially released Unicode 10.0 with 56 new emojis. The list of new emojis include a woman breastfeeding a baby, a woman wearing a hijab, and a “gender-inclusive” child, adult, and older adult.
Social Media

Notable Twitter accounts hacked, posting links promoting free followers

It appears all of the tweets had been sent via Twitter Counter (@thecounter), a tool that provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and sells ad space to free followers services.
Business

Microsoft to begin rewarding executives for diversity hiring

The company will start tying executive bonuses to specific workforce diversity goals, as the company’s percentage of female employees dropped from year ago, mostly owing to its firing of thousands of Nokia employees.
Wearables

Layoffs coming for Intel's wearables division

After acquiring multiple wearables companies, issues with products malfunctioning and an inability to dent the market with sales numbers is causing the tech giant to back away from wearables, starting with job cuts.
Social Media

Emboldened by election results, Secret app is coming back

Co-founder David Byttow said “Secret V2 is coming. It’s too important not to exist.” He explained the the downsides of current social media products and that they must be addressed immediately.
Social Media

Facebook is launching 'Rooms' in select markets to offer public chat rooms in Messenger

Facebook has been experimenting with social expansion and will roll out a new feature called “Rooms” as part of Facebook Messenger — the addition is meant to encourage public conversations about topics and interests.