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artificial brain Google and Microsoft Expand Artificial Intelligence Research

Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting smarter, but there’s still a lot to learn about this growing field. To that end, several tech giants recently announced programs to help take AI and machine learning from the nascent stage of development to solving sophisticated challenges across virtually every industry.

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Pamela Rentz
RoboBee Can the IoT Help Save the Bees?

More than one-third of all crops in the US require insect pollination, and managed honey bee colonies are our main resource. According to the US Department of Agriculture, beekeepers have been steadily losing colonies, but the IoT may be able to help with some interesting projects.

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Pamela Rentz
spinning globe Testing in Agile and DevOps: Where Are We Going?

When looking at what the software market is currently talking about, the top item is DevOps and Continuous Integration/Deployment, which seems to be taking over some of the spotlight from agile and is now a widely accepted new normal. Hans Buwalda looks at where the future of software testing is going.

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Hans Buwalda
Google’s Open Source Santa Tracker Ready for Liftoff

Would you like to update your holiday traditions with one that’s actually pretty simple and fun? Google's Santa Tracker lets you follow Santa and his sled around the world with Google Maps when he takes off on December 24, via desktop web, mobile web, Android app, Android TV app, and Chromecast.

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Pamela Rentz
Government’s Federal Source Code Policy Mandates 20 Percent Open Source

In an attempt to reduce duplicating government IT and software resources, the US federal government recently announced the “Federal Source Code” policy, which requires new custom-developed source code used by federal agencies to be made available for sharing and reuse government-wide.

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Pamela Rentz
Get Ready for a Summer of Making

Dream it. Design it. Make it. It’s the Makers’ mantra—and the official "National Week of Making" that takes place June 17–23 kicks off a summer of tinkering with 3D printers, laser cutters, open source design software, and Internet instructions and videos.

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Pamela Rentz
Test Automation Is Mandatory, Thanks to Agile

Unlike waterfall, where people had to do their best to explain the value of automation, agile more naturally promotes that need for these tools through its rapidity and integration of testing throughout the development process. Agile assumes automation is the key ingredient of your mission strategy.

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Josiah Renaudin
It's Time to Reform Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements in the tech industry are very common; however, studies show that only 24 percent of the workforce actually know trade secrets that need to be protected through non-compete agreements. Rajini Padmanaban looks at non-compete agreements and the reasons to reform them.

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Rajini Padmanaban