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56,000 Layoffs and Counting: India's It Bloodbath This Year May Just Be the Start
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56,000 Layoffs and Counting: India's It Bloodbath This Year May Just Be the Start

Once a top employment generator, India's $160 billion IT industry laid off more than 56,000 employees this year. Meanwhile, hiring plummeted, with entry-level openings...

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine
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The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

From inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job...

What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills
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What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills

On a lark, Joel Wilson started developing skills for Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, this past January.

Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM
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Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM

Blockchain is getting bigger at Big Blue.

Tiny Structures Help Prevent Short Circuits in Plasma Devices
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Tiny Structures Help Prevent Short Circuits in Plasma Devices

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have found a way to prevent plasma from causing short circuits in machines such...

While Earthlings Take a Break, the Mars Rover Keeps Working
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While Earthlings Take a Break, the Mars Rover Keeps Working

Rover continues to "zap" Martian rocks and send data back to Earth over winter break.

73 Percent of Developers Who Don't Use AI Plan to Learn How in 2018
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73 Percent of Developers Who Don't Use AI Plan to Learn How in 2018

Although only 17 percent of software developers worked with artificial intelligence or machine learning this year, 73 percent of those who did not say they are...

The Best Toys That Teach Kids How to Code
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The Best Toys That Teach Kids How to Code

If you're looking for the perfect gift for children eager to learn the basics of coding, or want to give a little one a heads up when they get to logic and problem...

New Depth Sensors Could Be Sensitive Enough For Self-Driving Cars
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New Depth Sensors Could Be Sensitive Enough For Self-Driving Cars

The Camera Culture group at MIT's Media Lab have developed a computational method that improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold.

How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda
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How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda

Under fire for Facebook Inc.'s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship...

Europe's Message to Silicon Valley: Tech Is Not Special
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Europe's Message to Silicon Valley: Tech Is Not Special

What is Uber? The company's standard answer is that it is a technology company—an app that matches people who want to get somewhere to people who will take them...

Satya Nadella on Ai, Sexual Harassment, and Microsoft's Soul
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Satya Nadella on Ai, Sexual Harassment, and Microsoft's Soul

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is putting his own stamp on the tech giant once led by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Nasa Invests in Concept Development For Missions to Comet, Saturn Moon Titan
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Nasa Invests in Concept Development For Missions to Comet, Saturn Moon Titan

NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that...

Software Developers Step Into the World of Teaching
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Software Developers Step Into the World of Teaching

Students at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine are getting a crash course on computer programming. The two-people leading the class aren't teachers but...

A 'stem' Parent Boosts Girls' Participation in Science Degrees
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A 'stem' Parent Boosts Girls' Participation in Science Degrees

Having one parent or guardian work in a STEM field makes it more likely for girls to perform better in math and to enroll in a "hard sciences" college degree program such...

China's Selfie Obsession
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China's Selfie Obsession

HoneyCC likes to say that she scarcely remembers the last time someone called her by her given name, Lin Chuchu.

Why Doesn't the N.f.l. Use Tracking Technology For First-Down Calls?
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Why Doesn't the N.f.l. Use Tracking Technology For First-Down Calls?

It was a scene almost designed to show the folly of the N.F.L.'s first-down measurement system.

Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents
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Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents

The chart on the screen looks like something out of a TV crime drama: an elaborate web of emails and phone numbers, some names and photos, all connected by a mesh...

New It Jobs Created By Bitcoin and Blockchain
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New It Jobs Created By Bitcoin and Blockchain

Searches for jobs mentioning blockchain, bitcoin, or cryptocurrency jumped more than 1,000% since November 2015, according to job search site Indeed. Job postings...

Geeks Are Using Science to Make the Best Chocolate Ever
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Geeks Are Using Science to Make the Best Chocolate Ever

A new movement called bean-to-bar chocolate is fueled by the tech world. One company used A/B testing to develop a methodology for creating amazing chocolate.  ...
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