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Will Anyone Care About Android for Work? Android remains the most popular mobile platform in the world, despite a recent market-share surge by Apple’s iOS. But that’s... continue...
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Is Android Fragmentation a Justified Dev Fear? The dreaded term “fragmentation” has been applied to Android more times than anyone can count over the past half-decade. Apple’s... continue...
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Twitter CEO Suggests IT Managers Take Tips From Improv When Twitter CEO Dick Costolo advises managers on how to help run his company, he falls back on advice he... continue...

Google’s New AI Will Beat You at Video Games

Posted In AI, Living in Tech
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Google has created artificial intelligence software that can play video games better than you. The project originated in DeepMind Technologies, a machine-learning startup that Google acquired in 2014 for $500 million. Of course, Google didn’t blow a cool half-billion on a company whose sole goal is building software capable of playing retro Atari games with the speed and skill of an over-caffeinated 15-year-old; in theory, a system capable of mastering a game like Pong on its own can also learn… continue…

Interview Qs for Ubuntu Developers

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It’s a good time for developers to learn Ubuntu. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, recently announced plans to turn Ubuntu Core into an operating system for the Internet of Things. Canonical has also built a mobile-friendly version of Ubuntu that Spanish manufacturer BQ Aquaris installed on a smartphone earlier this year. Check out the latest Ubuntu-related jobs. So what do hiring managers want out of a candidate skilled in all things Ubuntu? Jono Bacon, the senior director of community… continue…

Valve’s VR Plans Could Prove Good for Devs

Posted In Fun, Living in Tech
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If virtual reality is going to become the Next Big Thing, Valve wants a piece of the action. Valve is famous in gaming circles for its Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead games. It also runs the Steam network, a growing channel for distributing games, and maintains SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system for the upcoming Steam Machine game consoles. Given that increasingly pervasive reach, it’s perhaps no surprise that the company would extend its ambitions to virtual reality. Check out… continue…

What Interviewing at Apple Is Like

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Ever wondered what it would be like to interview for a job at Apple? Given the company’s intense secretiveness, news about the hiring process is often hard to come by. But one freelance developer, Luis Abreu, recently took to his blog to describe all he went through when Apple became interested in him for a position on its Developer Publications team. In short, it was an intensive process. “[Three] screening calls, 5 FaceTime interviews, a trip to Cupertino for 5… continue…

Getting Off the Career Plateau

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The signs can vary: Perhaps you haven’t been promoted in years, or the projects you’ve been assigned aren’t on the cutting edge. Maybe your boss never seems to make time for you, or you don’t hear much from recruiters anymore. Feeling as if your once-shining career has dulled is disconcerting; and despite what some people might think, it can happen to anyone. Pulling yourself out of the doldrums requires you to look at the realities you face in your company,… continue…

Bullying Still a Major Issue at Tech Firms

Posted In Working in Tech
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Think bullying’s restricted to the schoolyard? Think again: A majority of tech pros report that a co-worker tormented them at some point. That data comes from Connectria, a cloud-hosting company that’s trying to draw buzz with a ‘No Jerks Allowed’ campaign, because office tormenters are as bad as faulty cloud hosting, or something. (Hat tip to Business Insider for the original link.) Connectria surveyed 250 IT professionals in the U.S., who collectively reported that bullying isn’t a minor problem, with… continue…

Interview Tips for Data Security Analysts

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It’s easy to argue that the most significant issue facing technology today is the security of online data. As demonstrated by recent mega-breaches, IT security pros can barely keep up with increasingly sophisticated threats, and the need for talent with a solid security skill set is therefore great. The security field needs critical thinkers, not just candidates with good resumes. These top-notch practitioners want to know “why” something happened, not just “how,” and they’re not always comfortable following a list… continue…