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We’re back from a long Fourth of July weekend, and we’ve gathered the top technology headlines for you. Read about women in tech, smart tech and futuristic tech, and let us know what digital advancements you’ve been reading up on and implementing!

NEW PUSH TO GET GIRLS INTERESTED TO WORK IN TECH

Only a quarter of women are working in the U.S. tech sector, a recent government study suggests. What are some ways you and your company are working towards gender equality and employee diversity in the workplace? Even if you’re not Facebook or Xerox, you can make sure your whole team is involved, on a broad level, through regular meetings and clear communication. When it comes to technology, you obviously can’t push someone into an IT role if they’re not interested, but think about shaking roles up, to let managers and presidents control some social media and lower-level staff take a whack at more advanced projects.

SURE SMART HOME TECH IS COOL. BUT HOW MUCH DOES IT SAVE YOU?

In a world of Google Glass and Roomba, it’s no wonder that more people are turning to digital advancements to transform their homes into robotic paradises. This has, though, brought about debates on energy efficiency, and while we each pay our own electric bills – making these technical decisions up to each of us individually – we should all be working to conserve energy. At Leverage, we keep printers and lights off unless we’re using them and work in offices with lots of natural lighting, to exclude the use of extra lamps. How are making your office green?

GOOGLE’S NEXR GEN 3D TECH TO BLAST INTO ORBIT

Inspired by Star Wars, Google now has soccer ball-sized robots that can be guided around the International Space Station, which will be aboard a cargo spacecraft scheduled to launch on July 11.