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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. 

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.

Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley
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Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley

The days of unqualified praise from Washington are over for the country's biggest tech companies, whose size and power are increasingly drawing attacks from both...

Data Surge: Demand for Data Scientists Set to Rise
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Data Surge: Demand for Data Scientists Set to Rise

IBM says demand for data scientists will rise by more than 28 percent between now and 2020. These jobs pay an annual average salary of $105,000, and often more...

Pay Raises and Bonuses for U.S. Workers Unlikely to Rise in 2018
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Pay Raises and Bonuses for U.S. Workers Unlikely to Rise in 2018

Despite a strengthening economy and high job rates, most U.S. workers are unlikely to see sizeable increases in their salaries for 2018, according to new research...

IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers
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IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers

Researchers at International Business Machines Corp. have developed a new approach for simulating molecules on a quantum computer.

Feds Move to Ramp Up Cyber Hiring
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Feds Move to Ramp Up Cyber Hiring

The federal government will host the first-ever government-wide event to recruit new IT and cybersecurity talent, at a time when agencies and department are struggling...

Cornell Tech Will Help Make Computers 'Accountable'
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Cornell Tech Will Help Make Computers 'Accountable'

A nationwide team of computer scientists has launched a project to make automated decision-making systems "accountable," ensuring they respect privacy and make...

DHS Bars Government from Using Russia-Based Kaspersky Software
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DHS Bars Government from Using Russia-Based Kaspersky Software

In a move likely to escalate tensions between Washington and Moscow, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered all federal agencies to stop using software...

Data Swamped U.S. Spy Agencies Put Hopes on Artificial Intelligence
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Data Swamped U.S. Spy Agencies Put Hopes on Artificial Intelligence

Swamped by too much raw intel data to sift through, U.S. spy agencies are pinning their hopes on artificial intelligence to crunch billions of digital bits and...

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles
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As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans.

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 
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China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 

Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese...

iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home
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iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home

About a month ago, iRobot CEO Colin Angle mentioned something about sharing Roomba mapping data in an interview with Reuters.

IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI
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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI

A new $240 million center at MIT may help advance the field of artificial intelligence by developing novel devices and materials to power the latest machine-learning...

In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay
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In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay

Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car's curves look just right, they rely on one of the world's...

Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online
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Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online

As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters...

How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech
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How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

Why do so few women work in tech? It isn't that they can't do math or are biologically unsuited to the tasks.

Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance
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Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance

Banks already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to cover more employees in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal.

Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech's Hot Prospects
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Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech's Hot Prospects

Engineers at CTA.ai, an imaging-technology start-up in Poland, are trying to popularize a more comfortable alternative to the colonoscopy.

One-Time Allies Sour on Joining Trump's Tech Team
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One-Time Allies Sour on Joining Trump's Tech Team

Prsident Trump's victory caught Garrett Johnson—and the rest of humanity—by surprise.
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