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Where the data science jobs are, by sector and by state

Most companies hiring data scientists are in California, Washington and New York. But would it surprise you to find out that Massachusetts has almost …

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i>, a <i>Doctor Who</i>-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of programming in players. It ties in with the BBC's …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> …

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Yahoo's former CTO thinks Hadoop's data wizardry works best as a service

Why Western criticism of India's Mars mission is blatant racism

<b>Balaji Viswanathan</b><p>India has now successfully launched its mission to Mars. The mission was achieved at an extraordinary low price tag of $74 million …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Nexus 5 launcher and apps ripped from factory image, available for download

Can't wait for your freshly ordered Nexus 5 to show up? This might grab your attention: the Android community has already ripped a handful of the phone's apps from Google's official factory image. <i>Droid-Life</i> has collected the essential applications (calendar, clock, email, camera hangouts, and …

BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price

Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Android 4.2 device won't impress with its 854 x 480 resolution, quad-core MediaTek chip or 4GB of …

KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an inconvenience. KnowRoaming's new SIM card sticker lets you connect to local networks without having to do a thing.<p>KnowRoaming …

Leaked YouTube Video & Tumblr Blog Reveal All About Stealthy Payments Startup Clinkle

Clinkle, a much-hyped mobile payments startup which raised $25 million in funding ahead of having a publicly available product, has been notoriously secretive about its user interface and the details of how it all works. TechCrunch has been able to grab some screenshots in the past that demonstrate …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

At $72B, Bill Gates is richest American for 20th straight year

It's hard to think of a year in which Bill Gates wasn't at the top of the Fortune 400 list, considered as the definitive annual list of America's richest.<p>And so it goes: the Microsoft co-founder continues to be the wealthiest American for the 20th year in a row, according to the list, thanks to his …

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Look at This Impressive List of Startups Headed by Salesforce.com Alumni

One of the traditions of Silicon Valley and tech companies in general is that great companies have a way of fertilizing the ground for other …

For Metros With Flourishing Economies, Tech Sector At Center Of Job Growth

Last week, CareerBuilder and EMSI released an interactive map that sheds light on pillar industries for each of America’s 100 largest metros. Hospitals and education in Boston, management of companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul, military jobs in San Diego – these are just a few examples of sectors …

Like Chromecast, Roku wants to let you launch TV apps from your phone or tablet

Google's $35 Chromecast dongle garnered a lot of attention due to its low price and ease of use. It's hard to find a simpler, cheaper way to share YouTube and Netflix videos from a smartphone to a nearby television. But Roku, the set-top box manufacturer, doesn't plan to let Google go unchallenged. …

Sony’s new Smart TV stick combines Google TV apps with live TV, Hulu Plus

After previously popping up in FCC filings, Sony (s SNE) teased its new smart TV dongle late Friday afternoon (hat tip to Engadget). The Bravia Smart …

Cloud Elements builds one API hub for lotsa storage clouds

If you’re a developer who wants to connect your application to the popular cloud storage options, wouldn’t you rather write to one API as opposed to …

Zuckerberg: I wish Parse had been around when I started Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Talking about his social network’s early days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he started out with an $8,000 budget and all the responsibility of building his own backend.<p>“In retrospect, man, I wish Parse was around back then,” he said.<p>More from Parse Dev Day<p>Parse: 100K+ apps & …

Zuora gets $50M more to take on Oracle & SAP

Zuora‘s chief executive Tien Tzuo believes that despite its critics, the “paywall” will save the media industry.<p>In fact, Tzuo is an outspoken advocate of subscription models and has built a flourishing business around them. Subscription models may not provide immediate relief to beleaguered …

Sony reportedly has full-frame mirrorless cameras coming this year

Sony got into full-frame cameras in a big way with last year's A99 and seemingly physics-defying RX1, and the company may be gearing up to apply the same formula to its mirrorless E-mount line. According to multiple sources that have spoken to <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i>, we'll see three full-frame shooters …

Nokia Kicks Its Auto Ambitions Into High Gear With Connected Driving, A Cross-Platform Suite Of In-Car Navigation Services and Smartphone Apps

While Nokia continues to work on clawing back some of the once-market-leading smartphone business it has lost in the last few years to Apple and Android handset makers like Samsung, it has also slowly been building out a business based around its mapping and navigation division, rebranded as HERE …

NJ to allow medical marijuana for kids. Safety still under debate

arents who believe their sick children would be helped by medical marijuana won a partial victory in New Jersey Friday. Using a conditional veto, Gov. Chris Christie modified a bill to allow prescriptions of edible medical marijuana for children. Parents of qualifying children will need the …

New Microsoft Visual Studio Features Show Importance Of Windows Azure, Developing For Connected Devices

Microsoft showed the new Visual Studio 2013 at its Build developer conference today. The new integrated development environment (IDE) features include performance tools for power consumption, asynchronous calls for debugging and an overall focus on the connected app.<p>The new tools in Visual Studio, …

How Many New Domain Names Will the Explosion in gTLDs Really Produce?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Mark Kychma, who is a partner at London based MAKTIG VC, a company behind numerious online projects such as Links2.Me, Sincere.ly and That-Is.Me.</i><p>The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit body that oversees the structure of the …