'CodeGirl' director Lesley Chilcott on tackling gender issues in tech

‘CodeGirl’ director Lesley Chilcott on tackling gender issues in tech

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CodeGirl director Lesley Chilcott speaks about the social change she wants her new film, which premiered on YouTube and Mashable, to bring about in the tech industry.

Watch the full-length film for free: http://on.mash.to/1SGj5TH Read more…

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‘CodeGirl’ director Lesley Chilcott on tackling gender issues in tech

Seniors without smartphones can now use Lyft, too

Seniors without smartphones can now use Lyft, too

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Tech-savvy smartphone users aren’t the only ones who could use rides on demand. Senior citizens want them, too.

Lyft has launched a new third-party ride-request service called Concierge catered to seniors seeking rides to doctor’s appointments.

The pilot program, a collaboration with New York City’s National Medtrans Network, was announced by the ride sharing app in a blog post Tuesday. Health care providers can request rides for patients online by inputing just a name, pick-up location and drop-off location—no smartphone required.

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Seniors without smartphones can now use Lyft, too

New Roots smartphone app aims to help refugees feel at home in Australia

New Roots smartphone app aims to help refugees feel at home in Australia

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When refugees arrive in Australia, everything is unfamiliar. The people, the language and the weather may all come as a shock, but one thing is probably universal: The smartphone.

Settlement Services International (SSI), an organisation that supports refugees, has worked with mental health initiative Beyondblue, using funds from Movember, to develop an app called New Roots that aims to support male refugees who have received shelter in Australia.

SSI sees hundreds of refugees a year, and the organisation realised there were a number of stress factors people experienced as they got used to a new country, SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis told Mashable Australia. Men were particularly at risk, she said, as they were less likely to seek help for mental health or wellbeing problems than women. Read more…

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New Roots smartphone app aims to help refugees feel at home in Australia