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The 11 highest-paying tech jobs in America in 2016

Glassdoor sifted through the salaries reported by employees who have these jobs, limiting its search to salary reports from the past year, to come up with median salaries.<p>The website also looked at the demand for these jobs, based on the current number of job openings on its site.


Snowden: FBI's claim that it requires Apple's help to unlock iPhone is 'bullshit'

Speaking at Common Cause’s ‘Blueprint for Democracy’ conference today, Edward Snowden used his time to speak out about surveillance, personal liberties and of course, the San Bernadino iPhone.<p>“The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone,” Snowden said. “Respectfully, …

Top Cyber Security Salaries In U.S. Metros Hit $380,000

Last week we reported that there are over one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. This week we take a look at the highest paying jobs in cybersecurity.<p>According to the IT job board DICE, the top IT security salaries go to lead software security engineers who earn an average of …

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Mining (And Learning) With The 21 Bitcoin Computer

A few days ago a $400 charge hit my credit card and Amazon notified me that my bitcoin computer was on its way.<p>Essentially a Raspberry Pi connected with a custom bitcoin-mining ASIC and a heatsink, the computer is one of the most interesting MVPs in modern memory. While you could easily …


Scientists develop new 'kill switch' to destroy genetically-modified organisms that escape

Genetically modified organisms hold a lot of promise for creating hardier crops and faster growing fish, but even supporters are concerned about invasive organisms running wild. If a faster, better, stronger strain of bacteria escaped the lab, how would we stop it? Now, scientists have come up with …


Men exist for a reason, says science - but there are a few other things they can do

A new study says that men are biologically useful to humanity, but thankfully that isn't all they're good for<p>Rejoice, men of Britain! Science has finally discovered a reason for your existence. Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found that <b>competition for mates keeps the population</b> …

Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain<p>Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as <b>Call of Duty</b> or <b>Assassin's Creed</b>, according to …