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eLesson: Unconscious Bias

I loved taking this course as part of my job training at Microsoft and I’m so excited that they’ve made it public. I learned a ton and I’m sure you will too:

In this course, you’ll deepen your understanding of unconscious biases, how they influence behavior, and how they impact us all. You’ll also learn numerous actions you can take to help counter bias in your own work environment.



Freedom 251 Maker Says 2 Lakh Rs. 251 Phones Ready, Will Launch ‘Cheapest’ HD LED TV

The world’s cheapest smartphone (251 Indian Rupees—less than US$4) is here. The specs:

  • 4-inch screen
  • dual-SIM
  • 3G
  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage (supporting memory cards of up to 32GB)
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with flash
  • 3.2-megapixel front camera
  • 1800mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

The rollout is slow and units are being sold at a loss, but still. This is amazing and the program, which is subsidized by the Indian government, will bring the web to millions who have not been able to access it previously.