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IT job spotlight: Data scientist

It’s a great time to be a data scientist.

These professionals are responsible for helping gather and manage an organization’s data in a way that’s meaningful to business decision makers. The right candidates have experience working with major database platforms, are experienced coders and must have strong analytical, quantitive and problem-solving abilities.

They’re also in high demand — and generously compensated — with data scientist claiming the top spot on Glassdoor‘s best job of 2017 and Robert Half Technology‘s tech jobs to watch list.

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Fox pushes movies straight to your phone with no data usage or download delays

Imagine having movies downloaded and ready to watch on your phone, without ever using your data or…

Mozilla buys Pocket, an app for saving articles

More than one save-it-for-later service is finding a new owner these days — Mozilla has acquired Read It Later, the developer behind Pocket. The service will be treated as a product separate from (but of course, complementary to) Firefox, and…

LG is working on a VR headset with Valve

LG is teaming up with video game developer Valve to create a head-mounted virtual reality device that uses SteamVR tracking technology. This places LG in direct competition with HTC, which teamed up with Valve to create the HTC Vive.

Pocket read-it-later service sells out to Firefox-maker Mozilla after 10 years

Pocket, the popular read-it-later bookmarking service, has been acquired Firefox developer Mozilla, according to Recode. Pocket has client apps on the iPhone, iPad, and even the Mac including both a browser extension and dedicated reader app.

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No AT&T-Time Warner merger review expected: U.S. regulator’s chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission does not expect to review AT&T Inc’s planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , a spokesman for the agency said on Monday.

Apple’s all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro to feature 2,024-by-1,668 display; same physical size as current 9.7 inch iPad Pro

A new iPad Pro is expected to find a happy medium between the standard-sized iPad Pro and the largest model…

‘MythBusters’ revival gets its new hosts

The original MythBusters show ended with a bang, but Discovery was quick to plan a reboot and launch a reality show competition (Science Channel’s MythBusters: The Search) to find replacements for lead presenters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. And at…

WD ships 256GB Lightning-attached storage for iPhone and iPad

Western Digital today announced it has doubled the capacity of its line of iOS mobile flash drives with the introduction of the256GB SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive and 256GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick.
The new thumb drives now match the top-capacit…

New T-Mobile promo offers three unlimited One lines for $100

U.S. carrier T-Mobile on Monday announced a promotion designed to attract new subscibers as well as keep existing ones, offering three lines of the company’s unlimited One tier for $100.

Apple’s board has urged shareholders to reject proposal to tie executive compensation to racial diversity quotas

Apple shareholders will decide next week whether to force the tech giant to diversify its leadership…

The Joyful Overkill of Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone

The Joyful Overkill of Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone

Sony’s new flagship may not be for you, but at least they went for it. The post The Joyful Overkill of Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone appeared first on WIRED.

Alienware 13 Gaming Notebooks Discounted Up To $169 For a Limited Time – Deal Alert

Alienware’s first 13-inch VR gaming laptop features up to 7th Gen Intel Quad Core H- Class processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics. For a limited time various configurations have been discounted up to $169, with free shipping. See the various configurations and discounts now on Dell

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SHA-1 collision can break SVN code repositories

A recently announced SHA-1 collision attack has the potential to break code repositories that use the Subversion (SVN) revision control system. The first victim was the repository for the WebKit browser engine that was corrupted after someone commi…

SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company’s quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

The system, shown Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, was put together to demonstrate interoperability between the two vendors and comes as SK Telecom kicks off a push to get telecom carriers and equipment vendors working together on next-generation quantum-secured networks.

Quantum cryptography involves the transmission of encryption keys across fiber optic networks. It relies on the principles of quantum mechanics to detect if an eavesdropper has viewed a key en route.

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1Password for Mac updated with enhanced Touch Bar support, Mac App Store free trial

1Password for Mac is out with a new update that includes enhanced Touch Bar support on the new MacBook Pro and a new payment model. The powerful password manager was previously priced around $65, and now AgileBits is shifting to a subscription model that allows free trials on the Mac App Store.

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By virtualizing the Android OS, Cog Systems says it adds more security to smartphones

It sounds like a smartphone user’s worst fear: Software that starts up before the phone’s operating system, intercepting and encrypting every byte sent to or from the flash memory or the network interface.
This is not some new kind of ransomware, t…

Apple debuts fourth betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, and watchOS 3.2

In what appears to be a regular release day, Apple on Monday made the fourth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and macOS 10.12.4 available for developers to download and test.

AT&T unveils new unlimited data plan with 10gb of tethering and $25 off DirecTV

Starting Thursday, new and existing AT&T customers can choose from two new plans…

Tesla plunges another 5 percent on fears of Model 3 delays

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of Tesla dropped on Monday after a downgrade by Goldman Sachs, bringing the electric carmaker’s decline to 11 percent since its quarterly report last week stoked worries about how much cash it is using to launch its Mo…

Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project is a year old

Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is already pulling in a significant proportion of the world’s telecommunications industry, just a year after it launched with the goal of dramatically cutting the cost of building networks needed to get the ne…

Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 4 for Apple Watch

Apple is rolling out the fourth watchOS 3.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 beta includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.

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Trump announces budget cuts that may give China tech leadership

The White House plans to substantially hike defense spending, but it’s going to cut other agency budgets with a big axe. It is nail-biting time for people who develop supercomputers and do other scientific work that relies on federal R&D fundin…

Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 for Mac

Apple is rolling out the fourth macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac.

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Apple releases iOS 10.3 beta 4 for iPhone and iPad

Apple is rolling out the fourth iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any changes discovered below.

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