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By Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica Late on a hot August night in 2014, Syracuse, New York, police tried to pull over a car driving without headlights. The driver and passenger fled into a darkened park. As the officers chased them on foot, they said they heard a gunshot. The cops never caught the suspects, but recovered a […]

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Businesses worldwide are responding to the threat posed by digital disrupters like Über and Airbnb, a trend that poses significant challenges for CIOs, a study carried out by international IT solutions and managed services provider Logicalis has revealed. The Logicalis Global CIO Survey 2016 polled 708 CIOs worldwide and found that the digital transformation of […]

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Israel is home to more startups per capita than any other country, and attracts more venture capital per person than anywhere on the planet. In Q2 of 2016, Tech EU reported that Israel took the number one spot in total funding—$1.1 billion dollars. With a population of only 7.9 million people, it seems unlikely that Israel would grow such […]

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Almost every vehicle on US highways will have built-in autonomous emergency braking by 2022, according to an announcement made Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A long list of 20 automakers have voluntarily signed an agreement to add the braking system to their vehicles within the next six years. Discussions between vehicle producers […]

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It pays to be in the technology field. The average annual salary for the industry increased in 2015 to $96,370, a 7.7 percent rise over 2014. It is the largest yearly increase ever, according to a survey from technology job site Dice. Bonuses and contract rates were also up over 2014, and tech salaries in […]

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From a smooth transaction to attracting customers into the store to keeping them engaged once in the establishment, Samsung has some suggestions and products for retailers. Those products will be on display this week during the National Retail Federation‘s BIG Show in New York. Samsung will be explaining to retail businesses how to engage their […]

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By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica This story was co-published with the Washington Post. Jacqueline Stokes spotted the home paternity test at her local drugstore in Florida and knew she had to try it. She had no doubts for her own family, but as a cybersecurity consultant with an interest in genetics, she couldn’t resist the latest advance. […]

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There’s some magic in the air when it comes to augmented reality. It comes from the Google-backed Magic Leap, the company that has been working on creating a wearable device that will alter a wearer’s reality — what they are seeing and interacting with in front of them. Basically, it’s like a super-advanced virtual reality headset […]

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IT and the Internet: The Last 30 Years
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et engines have always belonged in the clouds—but in the cloud? In fact, jet engines are just one of a slew of industrial machines that have gone, metaphorically speaking, airborne. That is, they have successfully transitioned from being sold as “things” to being sold “as-a-service,” managed and operated in the cloud. Dubbed the Industrial Internet […]

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At Panek Precision in Northbrook, Ill, the robot age is in full swing—and it’s collaborative. Two years ago, the 70 year-old family-run metal-cutting company introduced state-of-the art robots that were much more flexible than the equipment it had used before. Unlike their hulking predecessor, these lighter, more agile babies could be stationed right alongside employees, actually […]

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By Lauren Kirchner A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more. When presented with this finding, The Princeton Review called it an “incidental” result of its geographic pricing scheme. The case illustrates how even a seemingly […]

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