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Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Courses Now Available in Braille
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Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Courses Now Available in Braille

Apple has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People in the U.K. to expand its Everyone Can Code curriculum to visually impaired students.

After First Week, AI System Is Beating Human Poker Players
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After First Week, AI System Is Beating Human Poker Players

An artificial intelligence system called Libratus has gained the upper hand against human poker players in the first week of a 20-day tournament in Pittsburgh. ...

New Law in Mass. Attempts to Raise It Pay For Women
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New Law in Mass. Attempts to Raise It Pay For Women

A new Massachusetts statute signed this month by Gov. Charlie Baker could help close the wage gap between men and women in the information technology industry.

With STEM Degrees, It's Not the School That Matters
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With STEM Degrees, It's Not the School That Matters

The prestige of a school offering science, technology, engineering, or math degrees may have little impact on how much its graduates earn.

Researchers, Medical Workers Seek Tech Answers to Ebola Outbreak
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Researchers, Medical Workers Seek Tech Answers to Ebola Outbreak

Robotics researchers plan to meet with healthcare and aid workers as part of a series of workshops on how technology can help fight Ebola and other dangerous viruses...

Computer Scientists Say Meme Research Doesn't Threaten Free Speech
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Computer Scientists Say Meme Research Doesn't Threaten Free Speech

The heads of five of the U.S.'s largest computing research organizations are refuting political attacks on research on what makes ideas go viral, particularly on...

It Skills That Are in Demand, and Those That Will Be
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It Skills That Are in Demand, and Those That Will Be

A recent survey of employers found IT professionals with cloud and security-related certifications were in greatest demand.  

Nasa 'codeathon' Seeks Apps That Address Coastal Flooding
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Nasa 'codeathon' Seeks Apps That Address Coastal Flooding

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's third global codeathon offers four climate-themed challenges. 

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Why the ­.s. May Lose the Race to Exascale

In the global race to build the next generation of supercomputers—exascale—there is no guarantee the U.S. will finish first.

Linux Foundation Sees Broadening Role For Developers
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Linux Foundation Sees Broadening Role For Developers

The Linux Foundation is expanding its training options to help Linux developers. 

Google Australia Funds Universities to Spur Computer Science
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Google Australia Funds Universities to Spur Computer Science

Google Australia is providing funding to 12 universities to develop workshops to help high school teachers promote computer science in their curricula. 

Csiro Telepresence Robots Connect Students With National Museum
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Csiro Telepresence Robots Connect Students With National Museum

Australia's National Museum has launched a trial that enables schoolchildren to remotely navigate its galleries via robots that contain telepresence technology. ...

Big Data Brings Big Academic Opportunities
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Big Data Brings Big Academic Opportunities

Many colleges and universities are developing advanced degree programs in analytics to manage big data.  

­.S. Report Sees Perils to America's Tech Future
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­.S. Report Sees Perils to America's Tech Future

A Department of Commerce report warns that certain aspects of the U.S. economy are losing their competitive edge. "Our ability to innovate as a nation will determine...

Salaries Rise For Engineers Despite Higher Unemployment
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Salaries Rise For Engineers Despite Higher Unemployment

Despite a higher-than-normal rate of unemployment and a weak economy, salaries for engineers are on the upswing. 

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Schoolchildren to Be Taught How to Write Software

The British government has decided to start teaching pre-General Certificate of Secondary Education students how to write software as part of its effort to transform...

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Computer Science Enrollments Rebound, ­p 10% Last Fall

Computer science enrollments increased for the third consecutive year at Ph.D.-granting institutions, are up 10 percent from a year ago, but are still below the...

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Lead By Women in Graduate Degrees Doesn't Extend to It

Women received 60 percent of the master's degrees and 50.4 percent of the doctorates in the 2008-09 academic year, but degrees in computer and information sciences...

Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments
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Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the H-1B visa program has created "multinational temp agencies" that undercut U.S. wages and discourage students from entering...

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Obama Warns Against Turning Away the 'best and the Brightest'

At the recent White House jobs summit, President Barack Obama addressed the need to admit foreign students into the United States. Obama said the intellectual...
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