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Closing the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry
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Closing the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry

Some organizations hope to make the technology sector more inclusive by recruiting more women to the profession.

Huawei Goes on Offense in the Battle for Hearts and Minds
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Huawei Goes on Offense in the Battle for Hearts and Minds

Huawei Technologies Co. has turned to a blend of wit, sarcasm and defiance to publicly fight allegations that the world's largest maker of telecommunications equipment...

After Paying Out $250,000 in 2018, GitHub Plans to Boost Bug Bounty Bonuses
From ACM TechNews

After Paying Out $250,000 in 2018, GitHub Plans to Boost Bug Bounty Bonuses

GitHub is increasing the rewards it pays out to security researchers who find bugs in the platform's code.

Seattle Mayor Forms Student Internship Program With Amazon, Expedia, Others
From ACM TechNews

Seattle Mayor Forms Student Internship Program With Amazon, Expedia, Others

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan has launched a paid internship program for college students, in partnership with area companies.

Skills Shortage is Stopping Many Asian Companies from Embracing AI, Study Shows
From ACM TechNews

Skills Shortage is Stopping Many Asian Companies from Embracing AI, Study Shows

Only 41% of companies in the Asia-Pacific region are currently using artificial intelligence, according to a survey of business leaders and workers in 15 Asia-Pacific...

Bees With Backpacks: The Next Army of Data Collectors?
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Bees With Backpacks: The Next Army of Data Collectors?

Researchers are outfitting insects, natural marvels of engineering that roboticists have been unable to duplicate, with sensors to collect data in the wild.

Glassdoor Data Shows Gen Z Workers Attracted to High-Paying Tech Jobs, Seattle's Top Companies
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Glassdoor Data Shows Gen Z Workers Attracted to High-Paying Tech Jobs, Seattle's Top Companies

The Glassdoor job review website has found that 19% of Generation Z job seekers are pursuing software engineering positions, which pay a median wage of $98,500....

Electronics Need Rare Earths
From Communications of the ACM

Electronics Need Rare Earths

Demand is expected to spike over the next few years, leading to higher prices and international trade issues.

Exoskeletons Today
From Communications of the ACM

Exoskeletons Today

Wearable mobile machines integrate people and machines to assist the movement-impaired, and amplify the capabilities of industrial and defense workers while protecting...

Farmworker vs Robot
From ACM News

Farmworker vs Robot

Both human and machine have 10 seconds per plant. They must find the ripe strawberries in the leaves, gently twist them off the stems and tuck them into a plastic...

The ­S Cannot Crush ­s, Says Huawei Founder
From ACM Opinion

The ­S Cannot Crush ­s, Says Huawei Founder

The founder of Huawei has said there is "no way the US can crush" the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC.

The Internet, Divided Between ­.S. and China, Has Become Battleground
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The Internet, Divided Between ­.S. and China, Has Become Battleground

The global Internet is splitting in two between China and most of the rest of the world.

­.S. Defense Digital Service Looks to Retool Tech Recruitment
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­.S. Defense Digital Service Looks to Retool Tech Recruitment

The U.S. Defense Department's Defense Digital Services has been tasked "to recruit non-traditional technical talent."

Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Predict Pedestrian Movement
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Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Predict Pedestrian Movement

University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than conventional systems...

Connecting the Disconnected
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Connecting the Disconnected

The Web-based AmpleHarvest.org platform connects home and community gardeners to nearby food pantries, to help individuals in need.

IBM Develops Technology to Help Prevent Power Outages
From ACM TechNews

IBM Develops Technology to Help Prevent Power Outages

A new IBM Corp. system uses data from satellites, drones, aerial flights, sensors, and weather models to monitor the state of the power grid.

New Program Reduces Spine Surgery Errors Linked to 'Wrong Level' Labeling
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New Program Reduces Spine Surgery Errors Linked to 'Wrong Level' Labeling

A new computer program helps surgeons identify and label spinal segments during real-time operating room procedures, to help prevent surgical errors.

Software-Defined Power Cuts Costs
From ACM News

Software-Defined Power Cuts Costs

Hyper-scale datacenters need more efficient control of their electrical use.

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI
From ACM TechNews

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

U.S. President Donald Trump today will sign an executive order for the federal government to channel funds, programs, and data in support of artificial intelligence...

A DNA Search Engine for Microbes
From ACM TechNews

A DNA Search Engine for Microbes

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute have developed a DNA search engine for microbial data.
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