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AI - I never win raffles, but I finally did recently at the MIT Xconomy in Boston. My prize was a Roomba. These robotic vacuums have been around for years for personal use, but now hotels are using similar devices to not only automate...
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Inside the Code -  A new report finds that business is booming in underground markets for Russian and other hackers, who take aim at both personal and corporate email accounts.
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Advice - Usability testing on friends and family is a good start, but are they really going to give you an honest answer?When it comes to planning usability tests, it remains surprisingly difficult for many companies and individuals to...
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Advice - Way back in 2013, when I first started to get interested in learning to code, I remember being confused about something: was I training to be a web designer or a web developer?I remember thinking that being a designer sounded...
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#NYCTech -  Starting your business for some begins easy, but what happens when you begin expanding and your RDBMS can’t hold what you need? You are sick of splitting between two servers and your NoSQL does not give you the quality...
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Advice - According to a recent report by Glassdoor, data scientist is the top job of 2016. It’s not terribly surprising: Data’s so hot right now. There’s a huge amount of it available, but it’s noisy and companies need people to make...
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Finance - The IRS has debuted its first-ever crowdsourced challenge, calling on the public for ideas on "the taxpayer experience of the future.”
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Apps - The debate between privacy and national security has never been more heated, with Apple and other tech firms going up against the government. So how are text messages encrypted, and what are the controversial "backdoors" that...
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Advice -  Let’s face it: nearly every company needs to fill technical roles these days. But the fact is, many people involved in hiring for these highly-specific roles--from recruiters and hiring managers to CEOs and members of the...
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Inside the Code - Warning signs that your blog or newsletter might need an HTML intervention:You lay awake at night wondering how to get more people to even FIND your blog. You ask strangers on the street for help adding graphics to your...
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Advice -  There are some very talented engineers out there with the experience, intelligence, and empathy needed to work well in any company. They’re in high demand, and as a result, some of them are expensive and hard to hire.This...
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Advice -  Venture capital funding from last year surpassed 2014’s total, and in the wake of this continued increase in investment, "unicorns" now abound in VC portfolios—currently clocking in at well over one hundred. This is also...
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Inside the Code - You’ve heard the advice, “everyone should learn to code.” But you’re not quite sold.You don’t exactly self-identify as a tech-genius, and you’re nowhere near Silicon Valley. How do I know if this is right for...
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Advice -  Me, A Web Developer? Why I quit my great job to learn how to code... Disclaimer: I’m not a writer. Sitting hunched over my MacBook at my favorite Starbucks in downtown Manhattan, I look more like Vin Diesel updating his...
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Advice -  If any major military moves ahead with developing artificial intelligence weapons, a global arms race of robotic killing machines is virtually inevitable, according to an open letter that Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and hundreds of...
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Advice -  If you’re in job search mode or even keeping your eye on job openings *just in case*, then you’re probably wondering what you can do to really get the attention of someone who can give you a job. LinkedIn looked into that very...