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The quantum internet will blow your mind. Here’s what it will look like

October 12th, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

The next generation of the Internet will rely on revolutionary new tech — allowing for unhackable networks and information that travels faster than the speed of light. Call it the quantum Garden of Eden. Fifty or so miles east of New York City, on the campus of Brookhaven National Laboratory, Eden Figueroa is one of […]



The quest for quantum-proof encryption just made a leap forward

August 10th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Quantum computers could make encryption a thing of the past, but 15 contenders are trying to prove they have what it takes to safeguard your data. Many of the things you do online every day are protected by encryption so that no one else can spy on it. Your online banking and messages to your […]



Meet Silq: The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers

July 1st, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

The creation of the C programming language was a massive milestone for classical computing. Developed by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the early 1970s, C was an easy programming language for would-be computer coders to learn. At the time, most computer programs were written in what is called assembly language, […]



Bryter raises $16M for a no-code platform for non-technical people to build enterprise automation apps

June 19th, 2020 at 2:19 pm » Comments Off

Automation is the name of the game in enterprise IT at the moment: We now have a plethora of solutions on the market to speed up your workflow, simplify a process and perform more repetitive tasks without humans getting involved. Now, a startup that is helping non-technical people get more directly involved in how to […]



Up to half of developers work remotely; here’s who’s hiring them

January 7th, 2020 at 10:04 pm » Comments Off

Forty-five percent of developers work remotely at least part of the time – why not? Glassdoor and Remotive have compiled lists of employers actively hiring remote IT workers. One of the great things about technology work is that it doesn’t really matter where it’s performed. You’re on the network, with minimum latency, regardless if you’re […]



The No.1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 – and its hiring growth has exploded 74%

December 16th, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

Call it hire power. On Tuesday, career and job site LinkedIn released its annual “Emerging Jobs” list, which identifies the roles that have seen the largest rate of hiring growth from 2015 through this year. No. 1 on the list: Artificial Intelligence Specialist—typically an engineer, researcher or other specialty that focuses on machine learning and […]



Socially aware algorithms are ready to help

December 3rd, 2019 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

Better coding, not just laws and regulations, is the solution for tech’s failure to address the needs of actual humans Calls for stronger government regulation of large technology companies have become increasingly urgent and ubiquitous. But many of the technology failures we hear about every day—including fake news; privacy violations; discrimination; and filter bubbles that […]



New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers

December 2nd, 2019 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

Today, Amazon announced a new approach that it says will put machine learning technology in reach of more developers and line of business users. Amazon has been making a flurry of announcements ahead of its re:Invent customer conference next week in Las Vegas. While the company offers plenty of tools for data scientists to build […]



How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

January 25th, 2019 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg. In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a particular subject will no longer […]



The Woman Who Smashed Codes: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman

September 25th, 2018 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

  How an unsung heroine established a new field of science and helped defeat the Nazis with pencil, paper, and perseverance. While computing pioneer Alan Turing was breaking Nazi communication in England, eleven thousand women, unbeknownst to their contemporaries and to most of us who constitute their posterity, were breaking enemy code in America — […]



News flash:It’s about the skill set, not the suit or the degree

August 8th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

High School failed me. As a high school dropout, I knew I was taking a risk by rejecting the ‘normal route’ and knew I always wanted to be in the business world. During one assignment in my computer class, I did not show up in a suit and tie for the presentation. The teacher docked […]



Should software engineers care about ethics

May 7th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

It’s time for engineers to hold themselves accountable. In his essay, “Design’s Lost Generation,” Mike Monteiro describes how he shocked a crowd of designers at a San Francisco tech conference by suggesting design — like medicine, law, and even driving — should be regulated:



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