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Tech Companies Are Helping Landlords Evict Tenants
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Tech Companies Are Helping Landlords Evict Tenants

Housing advocates and surveillance experts say "smart home" technologies are being explicitly marketed to landlords as a way to evict tenants and raise rents.

My Secret Life As An 11-Year-Old Sysop
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My Secret Life As An 11-Year-Old Sysop

Thirty years ago last week, my BBS came online for the first time. I was only 11 years old, working from my dad's Tandy 1800HD laptop and a 2,400 baud modem.

Safe Space: Online Groups Lift Up Women in Tech
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Safe Space: Online Groups Lift Up Women in Tech

Several groups founded to help under-represented computer scientists have developed robust online communities through which they aim to engage and support their...

Who Is Hiring Software Engineers and Engineering Managers?
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Who Is Hiring Software Engineers and Engineering Managers?

A Google Sheet containing a list of over 700 companies shows firms that are currently hiring software engineers and engineering managers.

Meta Lays Off More Than 11,000 Employees
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Meta Lays Off More Than 11,000 Employees

The parent of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp reduced its work force by 13% and extended a hiring freeze through the first quarter of next year.

Developers Skilled In Blockchain Are In Short Supply
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Developers Skilled In Blockchain Are In Short Supply

The blockchain industry is growing rapidly and faces a dearth in the supply of new talent to meet the needs of the burgeoning ecosystem, according to a study by...

Would You Like a QR Code In That Cookie?
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Would You Like a QR Code In That Cookie?

Researchers from Japan have developed a way to include an unobtrusive edible tag inside food, creating both the tag and in their original experiment cookies with...

Big Tech Employees Are TikToking on the Job. Their Bosses Don't Like It
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Big Tech Employees Are TikToking on the Job. Their Bosses Don't Like It

Tech industry workers are racking up millions of views on TikTok lifestyle vlogs documenting their workdays. Employers are wrestling with policies on what is and...

Some Colleges Are Teaming Up to Survive
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Some Colleges Are Teaming Up to Survive

Smaller colleges facing declining student enrollment are sharing courses online in order to survive.

Preparing Computer Systems for Evolving Technology
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Preparing Computer Systems for Evolving Technology

Weiwei Jia, an assistant professor on the computer engineering faculty at the University of Rhode Island, is developing next-generation cloud systems that do a...

Chula Chatbot Serves As an Education and Career Coach
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Chula Chatbot Serves As an Education and Career Coach

The EmpowerMe chatbot developed by lecturers at Chulalongkorn University is designed to serve as an education and career coach for learners and students.

'Cybervetting' Job Candidates Can Have Negative Consequences
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'Cybervetting' Job Candidates Can Have Negative Consequences

Organizations should develop and implement clearly defined rules regarding how they use online and social media information about job candidates, according to research...

Charisma Matters Most in Managers' Video Communication
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Charisma Matters Most in Managers' Video Communication

A study of managers' leadership tactics and their choice of communications channel on staff performance found that charismatic video communication led to higher...

Researchers to Follow the Trail of Misinformation
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Researchers to Follow the Trail of Misinformation

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Boleslaw Szymanski of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will examine the flow of misinformation in social media,...

PetTrack Lets Owners Know Where Their Dog Is
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PetTrack Lets Owners Know Where Their Dog Is

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed the PetTrack system which uses a combination of sensors to tell pet owners where their animal is in...

Six Ways to Tackle the Software Engineering Skills Shortage
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Six Ways to Tackle the Software Engineering Skills Shortage

Cloud computing remains the number one most sought-after skill. There are six fundamental ways to address the talent crunch.

Network Architect Who Built His Own ISP Is Expanding His Service
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Network Architect Who Built His Own ISP Is Expanding His Service

Jared Mauch, a Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home Internet provider because he couldn't get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is expanding with...

Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay
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Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay

Executives and others can advance their job prospects through personal branding on social media, research shows.

Bridging the Digital Divide With 6G Technology
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Bridging the Digital Divide With 6G Technology

Harald Haas at the University of Strathclyde and Robert Schober at FAU will investigate the use of point-to-point free space optical communications to provide an...

Award Supports Computer Scientist's Quest to Address Digital Inequities
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Award Supports Computer Scientist's Quest to Address Digital Inequities

Computer scientist Morgan Vigil-Hayes at Northern Arizona University was awarded a $561,598 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support research...
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