Vanessa Reed

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1 in 3 Americans on verge of financial ruin

The rich keep getting richer. The rest of us aren’t so lucky.<p>According to a survey released Tuesday by Bankrate.com of more than 1,000 adults, nearly …

Why Your Company Blog Shouldn't Be About Your Company

Ask yourself a few questions: What are your favorite types of blogs? Which ones do you subscribe to and look forward to reading? Which ones do you consider a good use of your valuable time?<p>Although I can’t guess which specific blogs are your favorites, I think I can predict, with a good deal of …

Switch Is TripAdvisor For Finding A Tech Bootcamp

Thanks to the predicted tech talent shortage and uncertainty in other industries, the idea of switching careers to jump to the tech industry is an enticing prospect for many in these less-than-stellar economic times.<p>Switch is a service that wants to make it easier to move to a job in technology. …

Government wants to make cars talk to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with …

Here’s what separates Portland startup founders from those in Silicon Valley

Portland is not on the same level as a place like Silicon Valley when it comes to ranking the world’s top startup hubs. But some of the city’s …

7 Ways to Cultivate Your Daily Blogging Practice

<i>“How do I create consistent content that I don’t get paid to do? I have a business to run.”</i><p>Content can drive your business. The more content you create (which can be writing, videos, audio, drawings) the easier it will be for readers and potential customers to see value in your expertise and what …

Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites

<b>Browsing speeds could slow over the next week as old hardware is upgraded to handle the net's growth, says networking giant Cisco.</b><p>Some older kit has hit an upper memory limit in the number of routes it can use to despatch data around the world.<p>In the last few days the number of possible routes …

Temporary tattoos turn sweat to power in biobattery

One day soon, the juice that powers your phone or other portable devices could pour forth from your pores. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a biosensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that uses sweat to monitor exercise progress and produces a weak electrical …

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Google Invests In $300 Million Underwater Internet Cable System To Japan

Google has announced that it has joined five other companies to build a trans-Pacific cable system that connects the west coast of the U.S. to the cities of Chikura and Shima in Japan. Known as FASTER, the cable system is estimated to cost $300 million. FASTER addresses the traffic demands for …

LinkedIn Details New Publishing Platform Improvements

LinkedIn today outlined on its engineering blog a series of recent technical updates to improve distribution for new posts on its publishing platform. The three improvements include integration with the Feed-Mixer algorithm for ranking posts in LinkedIn’s member feeds, mobile notifications for …

Meet the company connecting GE Healthcare’s new medical equipment

A new generation of medical equipment is helping GE continue bragging about its industrial internet progress. It includes a CT scanner that can be …

4 Billion Miles in 10 Years: Rosetta Spacecraft Finally Reaches Comet

After traveling 4 billion miles over the past decade, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reached its destination: a comet orbiting between …

Ethiopia's child brides see marriage as key to jobs abroad, says thinktank

Up a bumpy, winding dirt track in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, past two bulls chewing pasture and a rondavel built from sticks and cow dung, is the modest home of Lubaba Abdella, its mudbrick walls reinforced by eucalyptus bark and topped by a corrugated roof.<p>Abdella has lived a lifetime, …

DARPA picks the first companies that will work on its unmanned spaceplane

Slowly but surely, DARPA's XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is becoming more than a bundle of nice ideas. The agency has just chosen the companies that will square off in the first phase of the unmanned craft's design program, most of which are recognizable names in the space business. Boeing is …

How Machine Learning Can Teach Your iPhone To “See”

Now Warden’s tackling a new challenge: teaching smartphones (and cameras in general) how to recognize objects.<p>Back in April, Warden released a …

Satya Nadella: This Is How I'm Really Going To Change Microsoft's Culture

And he did.<p>"We have a lot of work to do. We have 90% of PC [market] share and 14% of total device share. We get that," he said on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm conference.<p>But before he can execute some kind of grand new strategy, he's got change Microsoft's culture. He even quoted the famous …

Impatient Chinese Tesla owner decides to build his own charging stations

Tesla owners in China would argue that the electric car manufacturer has been slow in rolling out its charging stations across the country. While recently the company unveiled chargers in Beijing and Shanghai with several dozen more expected, one owner is taking it into his own hands to build Tesla …

Big Pic: A Planet-Wide Map Of Martian Geology

From the equatorial highlands to the alluvial plains<p>The ground in Elysium is made of volcanic flows. That's according to the newest geologic map of Mars, above, from the U.S. Geological Survey. Elysium Planitia is a named feature on Mars, but we're guessing the area is rather drier than the …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

The US government wants to create an experimental city for testing wireless tech

Like Rapture, but for spectrum sharing<p>The US government has for years been trying to encourage "spectrum sharing" as a way of getting more and faster wireless connections around the country. The idea is to convince the organizations that own rights to transmit data over specific airwaves — such as …

Pope Says Children at U.S. Border Must Be 'Welcomed and Protected'

World<p>Pope Francis says migrants around the world are subjected to “racist and xenophobic attitudes” and he wants the tens of thousands of Central American children crossing the border into the United States to be “welcomed and protected.”<p>In a letter Monday to a Vatican conference in Mexico City on …

Growing protests over where to shelter immigrant children hits Arizona

A trumpeter played a Mariachi-style "Star-Spangled Banner" as protesters sparred around him in an Arizona city that's become the latest flashpoint in the national immigration debate.<p>Oracle will soon house several dozen detained unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America. In the city …