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 The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch
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The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch

There is even more to space innovation than the fledgling space tourism sector. Somewhat out of the public eye, there is a fast-growing space tech industry.

Could Python Replace Java as the Most Popular Programming Language?
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Could Python Replace Java as the Most Popular Programming Language?

The September Tiobe Index ranks Python as the third most-popular programming language after Java and C.

Why Kotlin Is Exploding in Popularity Among Young Developers
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Why Kotlin Is Exploding in Popularity Among Young Developers

Kotlin is the second-most-popular coding language among software developers after Rust, according to a Stack Overflow survey.

New Low Light Camera Tech Will Improve AR Apps, Facial Recognition in Smartphones
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New Low Light Camera Tech Will Improve AR Apps, Facial Recognition in Smartphones

Researchers in Israel have developed new imaging software that could help improve facial recognition systems and augmented reality apps on smartphones.

The 5 Most Popular Programming Languages Among Female Developers
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The 5 Most Popular Programming Languages Among Female Developers

More women are majoring in computer science than in the past, according to HackerRank's 2018 Women in Tech Report.

The Death of Ruby? Developers Should Learn These Languages Instead
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The Death of Ruby? Developers Should Learn These Languages Instead

The Ruby programming language's popularity has plummeted steeply in the past few years, owing to scalability limits, slower application runtimes, and an inability...

Cybersecurity Researchers Claim Every Network Router at Risk of Secretly Leaking Data
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Cybersecurity Researchers Claim Every Network Router at Risk of Secretly Leaking Data

Researchers have demonstrated a method for stealing information by exploiting a network router's light-emitting diodes.

100 Million Students Worldwide Will Learn to Code This Week For Hour of Code
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100 Million Students Worldwide Will Learn to Code This Week For Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week begins today (December 5), and more than 100 million students worldwide will participate in Hour of Code, a 60-minute introduction...
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