Amazon released a video on Sunday showing off its prototype delivery drone. The video says a lot about Amazon’s plans, and also underlines how and why many major tech companies see drones as extensions of their core businesses. The short version is that Amazon wants to sell more Prime subscriptions, and faces a few very… Continue reading Drone Videos Could Help Amazon Sell Prime Subscriptions
The Federal Communications Commission will head to court on Friday to defend its net neutrality rules against opponents who want to overturn the broadband regulations, a hearing that may help determine how consumers get access to content on the web. If this sounds familiar, it’s because the F.C.C. has twice appeared in front of the… Continue reading Eight Questions About Friday’s Net Neutrality Hearing
The fear that technology is poised to kill jobs in unprecedented numbers is widely prevelent these days. Nothing is likely to ease that anxiety much, but a new research paper might prompt some second thoughts. Using government data, James Bessen, a researcher and lecturer at the Boston University School of Law, examined the impact of… Continue reading Automation Is a Job Engine, New Research Says
While you’re considering earning a computer science degree, you’re probably curious about what your options will be after graduation. You’ve got bills to pay and children to raise, so you’re seeking a career that’s a safe bet. When it comes to the future, there are few guarantees. But you’re not likely to find a career… Continue reading What Can You Do With a Computer Science Degree?
If you’re interested in computer science and want to learn more about the industry, it’s always wise to start by studying its founding fathers (and mothers!) There is so much to learn from those who have gone before us, and sometimes it’s just fun to reflect on how technology has evolved. But most importantly, as… Continue reading 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted the Industry
If you’ve ever looked into advancing your information technology (IT) career, you’ve probably noticed two paths. The first path leads to technology specialization and the second leads to management. Both are viable options for ambitious tech pros, but most people gravitate towards one or the other. Maybe you don’t consider yourself super tech-savvy. Or perhaps… Continue reading How to Become an IT Project Manager & Advance Your Tech Career
All managers need to understand how to make good use of it “Big data” has all the hallmarks of a faddish term – two seemingly innocuous words lumped together and repeated continuously as if they were a mantra. This means that people can define it in multiple ways (never a good thing in business) and… Continue reading 3 Steps to Make Use of Big Data