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Silicon Valley Makes Landmark Political Statement

Back in March and engineer for Slack named Erica Baker set the internet on fire with a series of Tweets that are geared to make a few remarks regarding the upcoming election. Essentially what she said was, "Ok VC's, CEOs, and company decision makers who follow me. Start planning now to make November 8 a day off. We need people to be able to vote." and you know what, they listened. Many have since answered t ...

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Elon Musk’s Tweet Raises Stock Prices

Tesla shares rose by over 4 percent this morning after chief executive Elon Musk tweeted out a teaser for his new "masterplan". The tech giant announced his plans to issue a follow-up to his original vision for the electric car company, though he did not divulge what exactly this follow-up would describe or how. Tesla's stock prices have been in turmoil over the past few weeks due to major hiccups in the co ...

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Google Makes Moves

The rumors are true; Google will soon move its headquarters to downtown Seattle. While the move may seem precipitated by the appreciation for Starbucks and young people that the company shares as a whole, Google’s reasons for changing spaces may be significantly more complicated. Perhaps the Silicon Valley has finally become too expensive even for the tech giants and their wealthy workforce that caused prop ...

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Is Zuckerberg Tough Enough on Security?

Recent news reports revealed that several of Zuckerberg's social media accounts were breached and defaced by hackers about a week back. Among Zuckerberg's compromised accounts were his Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest memberships. Evidence of the attacks disappeared quickly after popping up, though tech news source Engadget was managed to copy and post samples of the vandalism before it disappeared. Facebook ...

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Banking Trojans and Ransomware

Banking trojans have been around for a long time; they steal credentials for bank accounts in order to gain access to the money inside. While people know to fear banking trojans and the massive damage their data breaches can create, they may be a little less familiar with the next era's major threat: ransomware. Ransomware is becoming an even more common method of attack than banking trojans. When a banking ...

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Passing of the Tech Torch

According to recent consumer tech associations, they believe that the Chinese tech market will outsize the US tech market within 2 years respectively. A market insider Gary Shapiro, who is also CEO at the Consumer Technology Association, and the shows organizer said that the nation of China's consumer technology market could soon overtake that of the worlds largest economy. He says that "the US is still big ...

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Tech Explains the Delegate Race

Those of us that have been following the current race for United States party nominations for president have likely found a lot of the twists and turns of this epic competition rather confusing, especially when it comes to attempting to deciphering strange political systems involving how and why delegates are rewarded to presidential hopefuls after primaries and caucuses have been decided. For example, many ...

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American Tech Industry Urges European To Protect Encryption

The stage that has come to the fore in recent months in the American tech world has put encryption front and center as being the story of the year. In the United States of America the F.B.I demands that companies such as Apple help them de-crypt and unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, which has spurned a national conversation. After the hysteria that has erupted in the European theater most ...

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Passive Cloud: The Greener Future of Wi-Fi

Today countless teams of Electrical Engineers are posed with the solving the same, yet until now seemingly unsolvable problem: how to innovate WiFi technology so as to avoid battery drain. This problem seems to only be exponentiating given that more and more devices not only have access to the cloud but it is increasingly the case that they exclusively access the cloud and have little to no device derived s ...

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Self-Driving Cars Face Stormy Weather

Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since their first test-drives in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...literally. They've slowly been test driven in a variety of contexts besides their sunny home in Mountain View, California. Their next level training occurred in Austin, Texas,  and Google just announced on Wednesday that their autonomous cars' third round of adventures will be in Kirkland, Washing ...

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