• Technology News

    Black colleges poised for major tech funding boost under Biden bill

    Administrators at historically Black colleges are eagerly awaiting passage of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, with hopes that the bill’s record funding for HBCUs could put the schools on a path to compete with top-tier research universities specializing in science and technology. The massive social safety net package making its way through Congress would provide $3 billion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs at minority-serving institutions. Advocates say that level of funding is crucial to helping Black colleges develop the kind of high-tech infrastructure commonly found at schools like Johns Hopkins and MIT. Harry Williams,  

    Comments Off on Black colleges poised for major tech funding boost under Biden bill
  • Gadjet And Laptop

    25 Best Early Black Friday Deals (2021): Laptops, TVs, Headphones

    LG C1 OLED. Photograph: LG Target, Amazon, Best Buy The LG C1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fantastic TV, especially for gamers, since it has Nvidia G-Sync support (meaning it works as well as a massive gaming monitor as it does for watching Netflix). The OLED display means intense contrast with deep blacks and bright colors. If you’re trying to ball out on a TV this Black Friday, this is a good call. Best Buy We’re still in the process of testing this device, but so far it’s good. It has voice control features that work similarly to  

    Comments Off on 25 Best Early Black Friday Deals (2021): Laptops, TVs, Headphones
  • Computer

    Apple awards grants for computer chip courses to historically Black schools

    The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar June 17 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said Thursday it will give $5 million to four historically Black universities to help expand their engineering programs for designing the chips that power electronic devices. Apple said the $5 million will be spread across Alabama A&M University, Howard University, in Washington, D.C., Morgan State University, in Baltimore, and Prairie View A&M University, in Texas, over three years. The money comes from Apple’s broader racial justice  

    Comments Off on Apple awards grants for computer chip courses to historically Black schools
  • SEO

    Hackers use black hat SEO to push ransomware, trojans via Google

    The delivery system for the Gootkit information stealer has evolved into a complex and stealthy framework, which earned it the name Gootloader, and is now pushing a wider variety of malware via hacked WordPress sites and malicious SEO techniques for Google results. Apart from increasing the number of payloads, Gootloader has been seen distributing them across multiple regions from hundreds of hacked servers that are active at all times. Fake forums start the malware flow Malware campaigns relying on Gootloader’s mechanism have been spotted last year delivering REvil ransomware to targets in Germany. The activity marked a restart of Gootkit  

    Comments Off on Hackers use black hat SEO to push ransomware, trojans via Google
  • Computer

    ‘ManCode Mentoring’ initiative helps Black teens learn computer technology skills through mentorship

    The 12-week curriculum teaches young men how technology can be an option in their career or life journey. “It’s fun,” says 8th grader, Wilson Johnson. “I like mainly the coding, and learning different lifestyles.” Johnson is one of dozens of teens learning the ins and outs of computer technology alongside industry professionals.  It’s all apart of the new pilot program called “ManCode Mentoring.”  “ManCode mentoring started when a few employees at Microsoft kind of noticed, “hey, it’s not a lot of us in this field, what can we do,” says Quanda Arch, program manager for the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center  

    Comments Off on ‘ManCode Mentoring’ initiative helps Black teens learn computer technology skills through mentorship
  • SEO

    Google On The Worst it Can Do Against Black Hat SEO

    Google’s John Mueller explains the strongest penalties that can be issued against sites caught using black hat SEO tactics. Mueller provided a lengthy response in a Reddit thread to the following question: “What’s the worst Google can do to a website if caught using black hat SEO tactics? Can I lose my website or get permanently de-indexed?” Buckle up for one of the most detailed answers we’ve ever seen on this subject – with not a single “it depends” in sight. Google Does Not Permanently Deindex Websites Contrary to other responses from SEOs in the Reddit thread, Google does not  

    Comments Off on Google On The Worst it Can Do Against Black Hat SEO