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Software Industry Supports 10 Million U.S. Jobs, Over $1 Trillion Impact
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Software Industry Supports 10 Million U.S. Jobs, Over $1 Trillion Impact

The software industry supports more than 10 million jobs in the United States, propelling the economy in all 50 states, says a new report.

Baseball Pitches Augmented Reality to Catch Fans
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Baseball Pitches Augmented Reality to Catch Fans

During Apple's iPhone launch two weeks ago, I spotted a 10-second augmented reality demo that could potentially change the way we watch baseball.

Facebook's New 'AI Camera' Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World
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Facebook's New 'AI Camera' Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World

Take a video of a birthday cake's candles sparkling in an Instagram story, then tap the sticker button. Near the top of the list you'll see a slice of birthday...

I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It
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I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It

This month, two magnificently embarrassing public-relations disasters rocked the Facebook money machine like nothing else in its history.

Massive NASA Solar Dataset Available To Researchers
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Massive NASA Solar Dataset Available To Researchers

Georgia State University researchers have compiled a large solar dataset from NASA, making several hundred thousand solar events found on high-resolution solar...

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars
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Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars

Soroush Salehian raised both arms and spun in circles as if celebrating a touchdown.

Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies
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Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies

Government bankers across the world believe blockchain technology has the potential to replace cash and make other payment systems more efficient.

Tech's Push to Teach Coding Isn't About Kids' Success – It's About Cutting Wages
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Tech's Push to Teach Coding Isn't About Kids' Success – It's About Cutting Wages

The campaign for code education isn't about giving the next generation a shot at earning the salary of a Facebook engineer. It's about ensuring those salaries no...

Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems
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Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

DARPA's Mobile Force Protection program invites input on sensing and neutralization technologies to defend U.S. forces against quickly evolving unmanned airborne...

Anita Borg Institute Names Brenda Darden Wilkerson as President and CEO
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Anita Borg Institute Names Brenda Darden Wilkerson as President and CEO

Brenda Darden Wilkerson, founder of the original Computer Science for All initiative, will join the Anita Borg Institute as President and CEO starting October 1...

Automatic Code Reuse
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Automatic Code Reuse

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system that allows programmers to transplant code from one program into another.

CS Degrees Aren't Returning on Investment for Coders, Survey Says
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CS Degrees Aren't Returning on Investment for Coders, Survey Says

Coders in the U.K. with a bachelor's degree only earn £3,000 (U.S.$4,051) more a year than those who don't have one, according to a survey by Stack Overflow. 

'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire
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'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire

Researchers are at odds over when to dub a discovery 'significant'.

Remembering Lotfi Zadeh, the Inventor of Fuzzy Logic
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Remembering Lotfi Zadeh, the Inventor of Fuzzy Logic

One night in July, 1964, the logician Lotfi Zadeh found himself alone in his parents' New York apartment, his dinner plans cancelled.

Tuskegee to Create Blueprint for Computer Science Education
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Tuskegee to Create Blueprint for Computer Science Education

A $300,000 pilot grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will help Tuskegee University develop a blueprint for and implement a computer science curriculum...

Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game
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Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game

The air sings with four-letter words. The iPad sits stoic as fingers poke, jab, and prod at its screen.

Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business
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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business

Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data.

Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers
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Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers

Udacity will inaugurate the Flying Car Nanodegree Program, which promises to prepare students for a job in the Jetsons-y industry.

One-Third of Science Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers
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One-Third of Science Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers

Factors other than low expectations of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia, according...

IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth
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IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth

Research firm Computer Economics says the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.
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