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August 31st, 2014 at 8:16 am

Project Wing – Google’s secret drone-delivery project

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Google delivery drone.

Google has secretly been working on the Project Wing program at GoogleX for the last two years. The company has been working on building flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. (Video)



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August 28th, 2014 at 9:53 am

Tech wages that will astound you


For high-tech workers in San Francisco, the average annual wage rose to $156,518 in 2013, up almost 19 percent from the year before. That ranked the city No. 1 for high-tech wage growth out of 34 markets nationwide, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data crunched by JLL, a commercial real estate services firm.


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August 27th, 2014 at 10:52 am

Doctor-patient video consultations will triple from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015

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Doctor-patient video consultations will exceed 130M in 2018.

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates said, “the number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018. The connected health markets are experiencing tremendous growth both in end-user connected devices and on the institutional side, and the early collaboration with our Charter Sponsors helped us focus our first-year event as a key industry forum to connect the technology industry with healthcare stakeholders.”



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August 27th, 2014 at 10:38 am

Top 5 ways the workforce will change in the next 5 years


What will the workforce look like in 2019?

Human-resources experts predict significant changes within the workforce over the next five years. They predict a sizable shift as millennials take their seats at businesses large and small, and Baby Boomers simultaneously either retire or modify their work styles to reflect increasingly flexible and mobile opportunities.



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August 27th, 2014 at 9:34 am

When it comes to jobs, why is this time different?


Futurist Thomas Frey: In 1964, and open letter was drafted and sent to President Johnson, warning him of the coming Triple Revolution.


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August 24th, 2014 at 8:19 am

The next big challenge for energy storage

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Solar is now the fastest growing segment in the energy business in the U.S.

The energy storage era is upon us. States like California and New York have adapted energy policies that will make it possible to economically deploy storage systems, while technology advancements have boosted performance and trimmed costs. For the first time in history it will become feasible to store electric energy.

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August 19th, 2014 at 9:41 am

Workers find freedom and uncertainty in the sharing economy

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Piecemeal labor has taken on a shinier veneer under new rubrics: the sharing economy, the peer economy, the collaborative economy, the gig economy.

Jennifer Guidry was in the driveway of her rental apartment just after 4 a.m. on a Friday while most of the neighbors in her leafy Boston suburb were still asleep. Her blond hair pulled back in a tidy French braid she was vacuuming the inside of her car.  A Navy veteran and former accountant, Ms. Guidry uses the early time to mitigate the uncertainty of working in what’s known as the sharing economy.

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August 8th, 2014 at 10:35 am

American’s financial lives explained in 29 charts


How much money you make and how you spend that money plays a huge part in what your life looks like.

What makes us unique? Well, we like to think lots of things make us unique: where we’re from, how we were raised, our tastes, our education. But for better or worse, how much money you make and how you spend that money also play huge parts in dictating what your life looks like.  Vox presents 29 charts below showing how Americans earn and spend money, from childhood through their golden years.

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August 3rd, 2014 at 8:48 am

How America’s top industries have changed since 1990


The most dominant industries in the United States look a lot different than they did less than 25 years ago. From 1990 to 2013, the top industries by employment have changed from mostly manufacturing to mostly health-care and social-assistance jobs in the majority of states, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data analysis of its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.


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July 31st, 2014 at 8:49 am

Top 5 emerging trends in America’s libraries

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Digital resources are growing throughout libraries.

In libraries in the U.S. technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation.



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