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Where Are the Jobs for Autonomous Vehicle Engineers? GM and Google Top the List

It’s a good time to be an engineer with some expertise in autonomous vehicles, particular a software engineer.<p>That’s what Daniel Culbertson thinks. …

Autonomous Vehicle

Blockchain Weekly Recap 11-5-2016

<b>R3 Consortium Adds ABN Amro</b><p>The R3 blockchain consortium recently welcomed Dutch bank ABN Amro into its ranks. The bank has previously invested in …

Blockchain

Amazon vs Flipkart: who won India’s biggest shopping season?

Photo credit: Sunciti Sundaram.A billion Indians celebrated Diwali over the weekend (and Monday), and with that came the end of the month-long …

New App Makes Apple TV Better, but It’s No Game Changer

By<p>Oct. 27, 2016 3:11 p.m. ET<p>Apple TV is the forgotten sibling of the device family. If Alec Baldwin is the iPhone, Billy Baldwin would be Apple TV. …

A Netflix offline mode could be on the way … but not for US users

Netflix is working on a feature that will let you watch movies while not connected to the internet, but the company's biggest market of the U.S. …

Netflix Original

Cable TV price increases have beaten inflation every single year for 20 years

In fact, for US cable TV in particular, price increases have outpaced inflation for every single one of the past 20 years, according to a recent FCC report surfaced by CordCutting.com. Every one!<p>In 1995, cable cost $22.35 per month, on average. In 2015, it was $69.03. And the climb has been steady. …

SMW '16: Roku Sees Huge Changes Coming to OTT and Advertising

As broadcasters launch OTT apps, they're attracting massive audiences and changing the economics of streaming. Look for targeted ad tech to come to …

Want to Know What Virtual Reality Might Become? Look to the Past

The Scottish scientist David Brewster was one of those 19th-century characters with no real equivalent today. An ordained minister in the Church of Scotland, he took an early interest in astronomy and became for a time one of the world’s leading experts on the science of optics. He also harbored a …

Virtual Reality

Why Netflix needs Comcast more than ever — and vice versa

Next week, Comcast subscribers who use the company's X1 platform will be able to watch Netflix just like any other cable channel.<p>Announced earlier this summer, the integration finally appears to be rolling out and will allow cable viewers to browse and watch shows like “Orange Is the New Black” …

Amazon is about to 'destroy the retail environment' in Australia, report says

Being geographically distanced from much of the world's major centres, Australians rely heavily on online shopping to supply them with the latest …

How Adidas Uses Plastics Found in the Ocean for New Gear

German sportswear maker Adidas is finding a home for wasteful ocean plastic: in your running shoes and soccer jerseys.<p>On Friday, Adidas unveiled the …

State of the smartphone industry - Q1 2016

<i>Strategy Analytics</i> has published its latest set of reports into the smartphone industry. The research gives us plenty of information to sift through for global and regional trends, as well as showing which brands are coming out on top and which are struggling to perform in today’s ultra competitive …

Google is turning Maps into a social platform

Google will sunset photo-sharing site Panoramio as it focuses on building out features in Google Maps, Digital Trends reports.<p>For context, Panoramio allows users to upload and share their photos by location on Google Maps and Google Earth. However, Google would like users to upload their photos …

CIA reportedly preparing major cyber assault against Russia in wake of hack attacks

The Central Intelligence Agency reportedly is preparing a major cyber attack against Russia in response to the theft of records from the Democratic National Committee and its affiliates, allegedly by Moscow-backed hackers.<p>Vice President Joe Biden told NBC News, which first reported that the Obama …

HTC is discontinuing its web browser by November 30

OEMs are known to add their own apps to their devices alongside Google’s stock apps. You’ll often find two of each app on devices from Samsung, HTC, …

Apps

Tech companies are laying underwater cables to prepare for increasing consumer demand

Google and Facebook are planning to begin laying a series of ultra-fast internet cables between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as the two companies prepare for the impending hike in demand for bandwidth in Hong Kong.<p>The Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) aims to accommodate the rapid growth in demand …

PayPal mulled buying GoFundMe

PayPal, the giant digital payments company that was spun off from eBay last year, has had an up-and-down relationship with the business of crowdfunding over the years, but there are some indications that this could change. We’ve been hearing that PayPal was interested in buying GoFundMe — the …

Crowd Funding

More People Are Subscribing to Multiple Video Streaming Services

As the number of streaming video services proliferate, about 16% of U.S. video viewers have signed up for more than one online streaming service, up …

Facebook launches Messenger Lite for Android

Facebook has launched a slimmed-down version of its popular Messenger app in an effort to appeal to users in countries with less-than-stellar internet access. Called Messenger Lite, it gives users the ability to send text, photos, and links to anyone using Facebook Messenger in spite of “slower …

Google Translate is about to get way more accurate

Almost a decade after the launch of Google Translate, computer translations may finally stop being a punchline.<p>On Tuesday, Google unveiled the Google …

Machine Learning

Podo’s $50 Bluetooth camera makes smartphone photography fun again

After a smash-hit success crowdfunding campaign last year, Podo is back to do it all over again with the sequel to its Cruel Intentions-inspired camera. Turning any surface into an impromptu tripod with its sticky-backed superpowers, the $49 Podo already zoomed past its $50,000 crowdfunding goal on …

Gear & Gadgets

Researchers restore the first ever computer-generated music, made in Alan Turing's lab

A computer scientist and a composer have restored an ancient recording of the first ever computer-generated music. Jack Copeland and Jason Long remastered a recording of three melodies, including "God Save the Queen," made by the BBC in the labs of computer pioneer Alan Turing in 1951.<p>The snippets …

Facebook is being taken somewhere it never wanted to go

<b>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg</b> has hit a rough patch in his quest to prove to the world that his company is a technology platform rather than an …

Social Media

The Bay Area's 1 percent: Here's how much you'd need to make

Where in the Bay Area is money is talking loudest<p>With the two principle candidates for U.S. president meeting in their first debate tonight, the chief topic of interest, as is almost always the case with national politics, will be money: Which communities are making it, which aren’t, and why?<p>As the</i> …

Income Inequality

Cramer: Apple's opportunity for enormous market share right now

With Apple's stock up 25 percent since its multiyear lows in May, Jim Cramer has heard various rumors about why Apple has suddenly come roaring …

Only Select Developers Can Publish Google Daydream Apps Until 2017

Google Daydream is supposed to launch Fall 2016, but only a select group of developers will be able to publish Daydream apps to the Google Play store …

Apps

Can This 22-year-old Coder Out-Bitcoin Bitcoin?

<b>By Robert Hackett</b><p>Photograph by Julie Glassberg for Fortune<p>September 27, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Vitalik Buterin, creator of the fast-growing new …

Amy Schumer is No. 1 on the 2016 McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities List

<b>NEWS HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Comedian and actress Amy Schumer ranked No. 1 on the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities™ 2016 study.<br>• Now in its 10th year, the study …