What’s New In Tech From CES 2018

ROME, ITALY: If Samsung has its way, its intelligent assistant Bixby will make its presence felt in every household, converting every house into a smart home. From big TV screens to fridges with tablet-sized displays, from voice control to touch of the screen, information and instructions are but a breath away. Welcome to the world of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd […]

Salesforce Towers Above Adobe, Facebook, and Google in Study of Best Places to Work in Tech

Job search firm Indeed.com just released its list of the top tech companies to work for in 2018. The rankings, based on average employee ratings for internet/software and computer/electronic companies with at least 50 reviews between October 2015 and December 2017, put 15 companies on its  list (see table, below), with Salesforce on top, followed by Adobe, Facebook, Google, and SAP. […]

Litecoin rallies after ‘hard fork’ results in creation of spinoff

Litecoin spiked as much as 10 percent on Tuesday after a so-called “hard fork” resulted in the creation of a new cryptocurrency. The altcoin, or alternative cryptocurrency, has risen 55 percent in the past seven days as a result of a recent rally. It was trading at $246.19 at about 7:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, according to CoinDesk data, and […]

6D.ai is building AR tech that crowdsources a 3D mesh of the world

The problems that augmented reality startups aim to solve often seem trivial. Just as the HBO show Silicon Valley skewered the industry’s obsession with placing digital mustaches precisely on people’s faces, the problem of allowing multiple phones to know where exactly your coffee table is could seem pretty laughable. But with augmented reality, things can get complicated and consequential rather […]

What’s New in Civic Tech: Connecticut CDO Works to Create State Data Officers Network

Connecticut Chief Data Officer Tyler Kleykamp has previously contemplated how nice it would be for state CDOs to have a professional network similar to the Civic Analytics Network, which consists of data officers at the municipal level. In a recent medium post, Kleykamp and his peers have gone past contemplating the benefits and have begun working to establish a state […]

New Apple software stops iPhones breaking if they see just one letter

Apple has finally fixed a bug that meant iPhones could crash if they saw just one character. Last week it emerged that when iPhones were sent a character in Telugu, a popular Indian language, the phone could stop working entirely and crash. It would have to restart itself before it started working again. Now the company has rolled out an […]

NYC Data Science Academy CTO Vivian Zhang: Do the Difficult Things First

Vivian Zhang is CTO and chief data scientist for the NYC Data Science Academy. In this exclusive interview, Zhang traces her journey from passionate open source activist to data science training evangelist. Vivian Zhang, Chief Data Scientist NYC Data Science Academy TechNewsWorld: What is the mission of the NYC Data Science Academy, and why is it an important institution? Vivian […]

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Aim to Untangle Employee Healthcare Knot

Three corporate giants on Tuesday announced they were banding together to provide healthcare for their 1.1 million employees. The companies — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase — plan to form a company “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” in order to improve employee satisfaction with their healthcare coverage as well as reduce costs. The company initially will focus […]

Origin EVO15-S review: thin and light gaming powerhouse

Here’s the issue with gaming laptops: they’re never as powerful or convenient as they should be. In order to make a laptop suitable for gaming, PC makers sacrifice every positive quality of a good laptop: battery life, cooling, familiar controls. Doing so lets them fit powerful graphics cards inside a portable chassis. Nvidia’s Max-Q program seems to be the answer […]