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Job Screening Service Halts Facial Analysis of Applicants
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Job Screening Service Halts Facial Analysis of Applicants

HireVue, a provider of software that screens job candidates based on an algorithmic assessment, is killing off the controversial feature of its software that analyzes...

Programming the Soon-to-Be World's Fastest Supercomputer
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Programming the Soon-to-Be World's Fastest Supercomputer

The University of Delaware's Sunita Chandrasekaran is leading an international team that is designing an app for the world's fastest supercomputer, set to come...

Computational Scientists Demonstrate How Supernovae Detonate
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Computational Scientists Demonstrate How Supernovae Detonate

A Florida State University research team used theory and computations to show how one class of supernovae stellar explosions go from a slow burn to a brilliant...

The Death and Life of an Admissions Algorithm
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The Death and Life of an Admissions Algorithm

The University of Texas at Austin has stopped using a machine-learning system to evaluate applicants for its Ph.D. program in computer science.

Virtual Hour of Code Event Set for CSEdWeek
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Virtual Hour of Code Event Set for CSEdWeek

The Mississippi State University Center for Cyber Education will conclude 2020 Computer Science Education Week activities by hosting a virtual Hour of Code event...

Why CS Students Are Drawn to Sanskrit
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Why CS Students Are Drawn to Sanskrit

Libbie Mills, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, noticed something interesting in her introductory Sanskrit class this fall: six of the 40 enrolled...

Python and TypeScript Gain Popularity Among Programming Languages
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Python and TypeScript Gain Popularity Among Programming Languages

JavaScript, Python, Java, and the fast-growing TypeScript are the most popular programming language on GitHub, according to GitHub's annual Octoverse report.

Unity Will Groom 80,000 Game Developers With Education Initiative
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Unity Will Groom 80,000 Game Developers With Education Initiative

Unity Technologies hopes to groom 80,000 people for game jobs over three years with an education initiative aimed at helping people learn how to program and develop...

Two-Thirds of Software Developers Have Increased Use of Low-Code Tools
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Two-Thirds of Software Developers Have Increased Use of Low-Code Tools

Nearly two-thirds of software developers have increased the use of low-code development tools during the pandemic, a Nuxeo survey found.  

Python Creator Guido van Rossum Joins Microsoft
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Python Creator Guido van Rossum Joins Microsoft

Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python programming language, announced that he has unretired and joined Microsoft's Developer Division.

Preparing for The Exascale Era
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Preparing for The Exascale Era

Researchers from across the HPC community are working to develop software tools, codes, and methods that can fully exploit the innovative exascale supercomputers...

The micro:bit Computer Gets An Upgrade
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The micro:bit Computer Gets An Upgrade

The BBC micro:bit mini-computer — used by millions of schoolchildren around the world — has received a major upgrade that will support experimentation with artificial...

There's a New Microprocessor in Town, from India
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There's a New Microprocessor in Town, from India

Researchers from the RISE Group at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have developed a microprocessor with an open-source instruction set and is available...

This Is How Much Top Hackers Are Earning From Bug Bounties
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This Is How Much Top Hackers Are Earning From Bug Bounties

More than $44.75 million in bounties was awarded to hackers worldwide over the past year, up 86% year-on-year, according to HackerOne.

Report Highlights Impact of Covid-19 on Software Delivery
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Report Highlights Impact of Covid-19 on Software Delivery

Virtual work during the Covid-19 pandemic is helping software teams become more productive, according to a global survey of technology professionals.

AI With Human-Like Characteristics Is Viewed Differently, Study Finds
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AI With Human-Like Characteristics Is Viewed Differently, Study Finds

AI systems with human-like characteristics are likely to be given more credit and responsibility than those without, a study found.

C++ Is About to Get a Huge Update
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C++ Is About to Get a Huge Update

The International Organization for Standardization's C++ group has agreed upon the finalized version of 'C++20,' the first major update to the 35 year-old programming...

China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids
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China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids

Organizations and students in China can no longer access the website of Scratch, the programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab.

Learning to Code With Wonder Woman
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Learning to Code With Wonder Woman

Microsoft, in partnership with NASA, Wonder Woman 1984, and Smithsonian Learning Labs, has created several project-based lessons that use space exploration, museums...

How Programmers Can Avoid Burnout
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How Programmers Can Avoid Burnout

Avoiding burnout is the only way to have a long and sustainable career in tech.
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