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Justin Trudeau Challenges Matthew Perry To A Rematch Of Elementary School Fight

"Who hasn't wanted to punch Chandler?" he joked on Twitter.<p>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau playfully challenged actor Matthew Perry to a fight over Twitter on Saturday, just weeks after Perry let the world know that he once beat Trudeau up at their elementary school in Canada.<p>During an …

Finding The Most Lucrative Technology Jobs In 2016

• Big Data Engineers ($183K), Mobile Applications Developers ($175,750) and Data Security Analysts ($160k) are predicted to be the highest paid IT-related jobs in 2016.<br>• Big Data Engineers and data scientists will see salaries increase 8.9% in 2016.<br>• Tech skills in the most demand include Python, Ruby on …

Streaming music companies have had uneven success shifting ad-supported listeners to paid accounts

Streaming music companies have had uneven success shifting ad-supported listeners to more valuable paid monthly subscriptions, and this has created a drag on the entire digital music industry.<p>Paid-music streaming services account for a smaller share of revenue — and audience pool — than …

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DARPA is working on something way better than GPS

When your location marker on Google Maps is pinging all over the place, it's usually due to temperamental GPS signal. DARPA thinks this isn't cutting it anymore, and is developing a "radically" new tech that will offer real-time position tracking -- something that'll work despite blind spots or …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google's new CFO will receive $70 million in bonuses and grants.</b> Ruth Porat is joining Google from Morgan Stanley.<p><b>2. Slack is raising up to $160 million at a $2.76 billion valuation.</b> Investors will include Institutional Venture Partners, Horizons Ventures, Index Ventures, and DST Global.<p><b>3. Apple</b> …

This Camouflage Coating Hides Submarines From Sonar

Sound waves bounce around the vessel, even if it has sharp corners<p>Imagine a material that wicks sound across its surface like water droplets sliding over a windowpane. For submarines, such a coating would mean an entirely new way to slip past sonar without detection as sound waves pass harmlessly …

Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out …

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If Intel Buys Altera, Look for Xilinx to Be Sold Next

A potential $10 billion-plus deal for Altera, if it happens, would likely trigger a fight to acquire its primary rival.<p>If published reports that chipmaker Intel intends to acquire another chip company, Altera, turn out to be true, it would likely kick off a rush by other tech companies to acquire …

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

It was a big week for phones and homes.<p>John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and …

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Last night, GitHub was hit with massive denial-of-service attack from China

Last night, GitHub was hit with a massive denial of service attack. Some time Wednesday, scripts belonging to the internet giant Baidu began directing traffic to two specific GitHub pages: one run by GreatFire, and another mirroring Chinese translations of <i>The New York Times</i>. The result for Github …

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Intel is considering its biggest acquisition ever

Speculation that Intel could be nearing its largest acquisition ever sent shares of the reported takeover target, chipmaker Altera, soaring through …