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10 Tech Skills That Will Earn You Over $100,000

According to Dice's data, there are dozens of programming and data skills that will net you, on average, over $100,000, and some that routinely clear $110,000. Most of these skills are also quite specialized, Dice President Shravan Goli says, which helps boost their value.<p>The top-earning skill is …

This single-atom engine breaks the laws of physics, could drive progress in quantum computing - ExtremeTech

By on February 5, 2014 at 10:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new invention from Germany’s …

Nuclear Fusion Just Got a Little Closer to Becoming a Reality

When physicists first split the atom in 1938, in the process known as nuclear fission, the feat led very quickly to the bombs that destroyed …

Half Of US GDP Comes From The Orange Spots On This Map

America's cities are economic powerhouses.<p>Reddit user atrubetskoy created a map showing just how important cities are to the American economy. Atrubetskoy took gross metropolitan product data — the total of economic activity in a metropolitan area, and the equivalent of gross domestic product for …

Geography

Rolls-Royce is developing drone cargo ships

Drones are already patrolling the skies, and eventually Rolls-Royce wants to see them take over the seas too. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Rolls-Royce Holdings is developing unmanned cargo ships that can be remotely controlled by captains using a virtual-reality recreation of a vessel's bridge. …

Egypt's military leaders unveil devices they claim can detect and cure Aids

Devices, made public by the chief army engineer, are dismissed by experts around the world and called 'shocking to scientists'<p>Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure Aids, …

Two geeks, $16 billion, and a killer Facebook purchase

Facebook’s $16 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp came about after a friendly chat between two geeks hanging out in the Valley.<p>Those two friends, of course, were Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp co-founder and chief executive Jan Koum, a Ukranian immigrant and …

Ear-piercing sounds harvested for energy

Eric Niiler<p>Related Stories<p>Phone chatter could power mobiles, Science Online, 08 Feb 2011<br>• Piezoelectrics harness hamster power, Science Online, 10 Mar …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

Mars

Amazon testing 'octocopter' package-delivery drones

Need a delivery fast? Amazon Prime Air might someday get a package to you within 30 minutes, via octocopter. Jeff Bezos says so.<p>Amazon is testing a delivery service that uses drones to deliver packages within 30 minutes of an order being placed.<p>Dubbed Amazon Prime Air, the service uses 8-propeller …

Drones

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America falls a dismal 31st on ranking of consumer download speeds (report)

30 countries have faster Internet than America, at least according to the most recent update from Speedtest.net.<p>Speedtest.net compares and ranks consumer download speeds around the globe, calculating the rolling mean in Mbps. It updated its list this week, and found the U.S. falls far short of …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …

The End Of Antibiotics

Perhaps we should start paying attention again to the scientists and their science-y science stuff.<p>"We're in the post-antibiotic era," he continued. "There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that …

Health Care

Snowden used colleagues' passwords to access secret files, report says

Edward Snowden was able to download so many secret documents in part because he persuaded as many as 25 of his colleagues to give him their logins and passwords, according to a new report. According to Reuters, Snowden told colleagues at a National Security Agency base in Hawaii that he needed …

Everything You Need To Know About PlayStation 4

At this point, you’ve likely made up your mind about whether to take the next-gen plunge or wait it out. The PlayStation 4 launches on November 15, …

Xbox One Can Play CDs and Supports DLNA Streaming

Xbox One is capable of both playing audio CDs and DLNA streaming, two features which distinguish it from PlayStation 4.<p>As part of a huge FAQ Sony …

North America

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

How to Thrive Under Pressure | The Art of Manliness

<i><br>In case you missed it: Read Part I of this short series.</i><p>It’s the 2005-2006 NFL Playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts have …

Personal Finance Tips For the Newly Married | The Art of Manliness

<i>Photo by mbtrama</i><p>When a couple gets married, they’re not only joining lives, they’re joining bank accounts. Each person brings to the relationship …