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Where’s the next Silicon Valley? How about Ottawa or Toronto?
Job search data shows U.S. tech employees looking for Canada's Silicon Valley target Ottawa and Toronto
Type 7 Modules Solve Complex IoT Edge-Node Processing Matrix
The COM Express 3.0 Type 7 pinout removes display and audio interfaces in favor of 10GbE ports – making a great fit for headless servers.
Protect Industrial IoT Infrastructure with Converged IT/OT Security Gateways
As safety- and mission-critical industrial systems connect to the Internet of Things (IoT) for industrial applications, the security vulnerabilities of traditional devices like programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and log servers are exposed.
Simplify Secure, UEFI-Based IoT Firmware Updates
The Internet of Things (IoT) provides the opportunity for OEMs to update device firmware remotely over the air (OTA) to enhance system functionality and close security vulnerabilities.
Silicon Valley Jobs Are a Good Deal for Engineers, Even with the High Cost of Living
The high salaries in tech hotbeds more than make up for the higher costs of living, says job search firm Indeed
R.I.P. SPARC and Solaris
Oracle’s latest round of layoffs marks the end of Sun’s SPARC and Solaris
Engineering Managers Say Great Teams Need Diversity, Regular Retraining
Engineering leaders at Slack, Nest, and Facebook say solving big technical challenges requires teams with diversity
The Future of Computing Depends on Making It Reversible
It’s time to embrace reversible computing, which could offer dramatic improvements in energy efficiency
The Big Sprawl: Software Engineering Jobs Escape Into New Territories
Glassdoor's latest research shows software jobs are diffusing beyond traditional geographies and industries
The 2017 Top Programming Languages
Python jumps to No. 1, and Swift enters the Top Ten
Doing a Startup Involving Cryptography? Get Out of the United States
Singapore entrepreneurs say being able to avoid NSA requirements gives their companies a big advantage
‘NotPetya’: Latest Ransomware is a Warning Note From the Future
This week’s Ukrainian malware attack cribbed from last month’s ‘WannaCry’ ransomware outbreak—but foreshadows worse to come
U.S. Slips in New Top500 Supercomputer Ranking
For the first time since 1996, the U.S. holds none of the world's top three supercomputers. An upgraded Swiss machine takes third
Apple and Tesla Show Big Silicon Valley Headcount Increases Since 2016; Intel and eBay Shed Staff
Silicon Valley’s top employers made big staffing changes, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal
An Optimistic Take on Cybersecurity: Trust the Natural Evolution of Tech
The increasing complexity of gadgets baffles even their designers, but we are not all doomed
A Fully Automatic Test System for Characterizing Wide-I/O Micro-Bump Probe Cards
This presentation describes the various system components in hardware and software, and experimental results obtained with several test wafers.
Advanced Data Acquisition and Logging Systems
The webinar examines the underlying implementation of an object-oriented approach to application design, DAQ tips and tricks for FPGA platforms, and an object-oriented programming architecture for real-time and host applications.
Fujitsu Liquid Immersion Not All Hot Air When It Comes to Cooling Data Centers
Fujitsu’s new cooling system promises easy server maintenance while using less power and taking up less space
New Report Highlights Dangers of Hacked Factory Robots
Cybersecurity firm describes how malevolent hackers might compromise various kinds of industrial robots
WannaCry Update: Microsoft Pushes a “Geneva Convention” to Thwart Cyberattacks
But would a digital cybertreaty of the future bind Redmond to operate Windows XP as a public utility?