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Check out the results from Stack Overflow's 2020 Developer Survey.  Can you guess the 3 most loved languages by devs?

May 2020

he results of this survey reflect the opinions and experiences of nearly 65,000 developers. It’s important to note, however, that the survey was conducted in February, before COVID-19 had been declared a global pandemic, and countries across the world had gone into lockdown.

Cisco and others take advantage of VPN split-tunneling as working from home is continuing to grow.

May 2020

As work-from-home becomes the norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for secure access to enterprise resources continues to grow and with it the demand for ever-more VPN.

 IBM develops new strategies on 5G and edge computing

May 2020

These days it seems nearly every major tech company is working on offerings for 5G infrastructure and the elusive “edge.”

Github announces Codespace, a virtual IDE on the cloud, to let you code in your browser.  Have you tried it?

May 2020

In a major announcement for developers, GitHub has launched Codespaces — a feature that lets you code directly on the web.

A great list of resource if you're looking to build your technical skills

April 2020

Over the last several weeks, the team here at Stack Overflow has been working hard to lend a virtual hand to the developer and technical community.

 Hackers are spreading malicious sites disguised as coronavirus maps to attempt to give people malware

March 2020

As people seek out information about the spread of COVID-19, hackers are circulating fake dashboard that purport to show maps tracking the spread of coronavirus but that actually infect people's computers with malware when opened.

Code.org has tutorials and a live weekly webcast aimed at teaching computer science to children.  Get your future-programmer started by coding a dance party!

February 2020

We are facing an incredibly challenging time with the global outbreak of COVID-19, grappling with growing concerns over health, our communities, and the economy.

FPL is offering entrepreneur teams $50,000 toward their ventures in renewable energy, water, or technology.

February 2020

FPL is investing $2.5 million in the first year and offering each entrepreneur team $50,000 toward their venture. The entrepreneurs will have access to FPL's experts in solar, renewable energy, smart-grid...

Learn how 12 companies used AI chatbots successfully to boost sales and save on customer support.

January 2020

Chatbots are software designed to simulate conversations with real people in chat apps. Also known as “conversational agents,” bots are virtual company representatives.

Covariant.ai uses a range of AI techniques to help robots learn new skills and improve performance of warehouse tasks.

January 2020

Some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence, including two godfathers of the machine learning boom, are betting that clever algorithms are about to transform the abilities of industrial robots.

Tech can be challenging to keep up with.  Check out readwrite's top conference picks for 2020.  Which ones are you attending?

January 2020

The world of tech is in constant flux, and it can feel challenging to keep up with the never-ending changes. Conferences are one of the best ways to keep up with what’s current in tech, showcasing some of the field’s best minds and allowing you to network with other business leaders.

Check out these events that teaches teens how to hack and code for the greater good

November 2019

The term hacker may typically be associated with negative connotations. However, TeenHacks LI is working with high school students by using hacking and coding to assist in philanthropic efforts worldwide.

 A Smartphone App Could Help Parents

July 2019

Want to know if your child might have an ear infection? There's an app for that. A Smartphone App And A Paper Funnel Could Help Parents Diagnose Kids' Ear Infections.

How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans Communicate

July 2019

Computer-assisted telepathy could be the future of human communication. What practical use cases do you see for this exciting technology?

AI-Based Framework for Agile Project Management

June 2019

Has your agile team experimented with any machine learning tools?

A robot that's good for the environment

June 2019

Introducing the sloth-bot, a robot that measures environmental changes while using slow movements to conserve energy!

South Florida Cancer Innovations

May 2019

Find out how this huge piece of new technology called the Cyclotron Delray Medical Center is making an even bigger difference in the world of technology and cancer treatment

A lab at the University of Toronto uses AI and supercomputer-driven techniques to convert greenhouse gas into useful materials.

May 2020

At the University of Toronto, Ted Sargent runs a test kitchen of sorts. His team, composed of researchers and students, develops recipes, measures and mixes ingredients carefully, and then evaluates the aftermath.

Microsoft announces a new supercomputer built to train large-scale AI models which is now one the top five supercomputers.

May 2020

Microsoft has announced a new supercomputer built by the company in partnership with and for OpenAI to train large-scale AI models.

Cisco shines a light on new IT jobs emerging due to Covid-19

May 2020

The future of IT networking jobs is being shaped in part by the current demands created by the way businesses handle the COVID-19 situation but also by the rapid change in the way networks are being built.

One analyst's take on the impact marketplaces will have on enterprise IT.

April 2020

Adding functionalities to your infrastructure quickly, without having to go through a complex purchase, installation, and configuration process is invaluable.

Supercomputers are now on the team to search for any information to help create a COVID-19 vaccine

March 2020

The federal government is now adding supercomputers to its tool set in the hunt for ways to stop COVID-19.

Could A.I play a role in increasing

homeownership in minorities?

December

Artificial Intelligence and its inherent bias may not be as judgmental as previously thought, at least in the case of home loans.

Technology jobs are booming and here are 10 ways you can get a job in this field without having a tech degree

May 12

Jobs in tech are stronger than ever. In 2011, Amazon hired 22,500 people, bringing its workforce up to 56,200, and Google hired 8,000 people — more than ever in a single year.

As robots are evolving to look and act like humans, what impact will they have on our behavior and relationships?

April 2019

Fears about how robots might transform our lives have been a staple of science fiction for decades.

Paying hackers is no bad thing. Google confirms it paid hackers $6.5 Million last year to help ensure the security of the internet.

January 2020

Paying hackers is no bad thing. Which is why PayPal recently paid $15,300 (£11,700) to one, Tesla is offering $500,000 (£380,000) to any that can hack a Tesla Model 3, and Apple is prepared to cough up $1.5 million (£1.1 million) to iPhone hackers.

Recruiting new tech talent can be challenging.  Could bringing back apprenticeship programs help recruit for entry level positions?

January 2020

Companies challenged by the shortage of skilled technology staff are using an old-fashioned method—the apprenticeship—to recruit nontraditional workers for entry-level roles.

UPS is upgrading their fleet to include high-tech electric vans and a self-driving delivery pilot

January 2020

UPS is making moves to create a cleaner, more high-tech fleet with plans to buy up to 10,000 electric vans from a U.K. startup that it’s investing in.

Samsung deepfake AI could fabricate a video of you

July 2019

The farms of the future are harvesting more than crops. They're using cloud tech with a side of AI to generate data to grow your groceries more efficiently.

Microsoft’s new language app uses your phone’s camera

July 2019

Snap a photo and learn a new language! Check out this innovative app developed by Microsoft interns making learning a new language easier than ever.

Florida's new bill lets driver-less cars be tested

June 2019

There's something new on the Florida roads and it may not have a driver. Self-driving cars are now making their way to the Florida highways!

Election hacking has never been cheaper

June 2019

Election hacking is easier and cheaper today more than ever, with hacking tools available for as little as $500.

Is your financial data safe?

May 2019

Financial data is constantly at risk for a breach, making security an important aspect of the financial industry. IBM may be creating the solution with by using the IBM private cloud and encryption technology to keep crypto currency safe

With working from home on the rise, companies are increasingly relying on VPN security to reduce the risk of cybercrime.

May 2020

Most of us are spending more time at home now than ever before and are either working from home or trying to find ways to keep ourselves occupied while sheltering in place. Either way, we’re connected to the internet, making cybersecurity tools like Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), more popular than ever.

Face mask selfies are being used by researchers to improve facial recognition algorithms.

May 2020

Your face mask selfies aren't just getting seen by your friends and family -- they're also getting collected by researchers looking to use them to improve facial recognition algorithms.

With requests for new infrastructure increasing to support working from home, some creating IT financing options have emerged

May 2020

The COVID-19 responders on the front lines also include IT staff members who worked around the clock to deliver the IT services that workers within all industry segments needed to continue functioning.

Is your cat impacting your new at-home workspace? See how NASA's employees handle their new feline co-workers

April 2020

Daniel Lakey was in the middle of an important meeting when an unauthorized participant decided to chime in.

Could robots help with the corona pandemic? Autonomous robots could enable telemedicine to keep humans out of harm's way

March 2020

We humans weren’t ready for the novel coronavirus—and neither were the machines. The pandemic has come at an awkward time, technologically speaking.

What's next for automation?  Check out the predictions from members of the Forbes Technology Council.

February 2020

Automation is firmly established in the workplace, and many businesses have benefited greatly from this rapidly evolving technology.

You ever wonder where the idea of keyboard shortcuts came from? Well let's just say some ideas were merely mistakes

June 2019

One of the programmers’ pet peeves was that whenever the computer encountered a coding glitch, they had to manually restart the entire system.

A startup called Supporti helps people reach their goals by setting them up with a buddy to help keep them on track.

January 2020

Many people ring in the new year with ambitious resolutions, perhaps striving to lose weight, get more exercise, look for a new job, curb their use of digital devices or read more.

The Green Flyway research project is trying to aid test flights of drones and electric-powered aircrafts.

January 2020

Drones and electric-powered aircraft will soon be flying across the border between Norway and Sweden.

Cyber-threats have increased rapidly, so what happens when we shed light on these hackers ?

January 2020

Cyber-threat activity has become an increasingly common topic of discussion in the media, and society in general.

Good back up systems saved Port St. Lucie's sheriff's office after hackers attempted to extort $1 Million!

January 2020

"Everything," said St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office IT Manager, John Hammond. "Everything from our payroll to our booking system at the jail, to our reports that our deputies use in the field. All of those were shut down as a result of this activity."

Calling all developers and designers, are forms a thing of the past?

July 2019

AI Based Conversational Interfaces Will Become a Substitute for Web Forms

Inside the farm of the future

July 2019

The farms of the future are harvesting more than crops. They're using cloud tech with a side of AI to generate data to grow your groceries more efficiently.

Is a conversational AI right for you?

June 2019

9 Critical Questions to Consider When Assessing a Conversational AI Solution

Apple will soon require apps to offer Sign In With Apple

June 2019

Hey app developers, get ready to support Sign In With Apple later this year!

Is technology helping people adopt?

May 2019

Applications like Eharmony prove that there is a science behind relationship chemistry, but what if we applied these types of algorithms to adoption? Programs like Family Match are using just that to match waiting children with approved families in hopes of creating the best match possible

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