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The Rodney Brooks Rules for Predicting a Technology’s Commercial Success

A few key questions will help you distinguish winners from losers All illustrations by Chris Philpot Building electric cars and reusable...

C/C++ and Python Top List of Hot Skills for Autonomous Vehicle Engineers

Icons: Shutterstock Advertisement Editor’s Picks Who’s Hiring? (Amazon and Walmart—Again—Plus Microsoft, Uber, and Salesforce) Who’s Firing? (Hardly Anybody) Austin, Denver, and Detroit are Good Places to Be...

Who’s Hiring? (Amazon and Walmart—Again—Plus Microsoft, Uber, and Salesforce) Who’s Firing? (Hardly Anybody)

Illustration: iStockphoto Advertisement Editor’s Picks What Tech Companies Have Been Hiring in Silicon Valley? Here Are the Top 20 Who’s Firing? (Qualcomm, GoPro, and IBM—Again) Who’s Hiring?...

Startup: Triton Submarines, with Aston Martin, Readies Luxury Personal Sub That’s Surprisingly Capable

Triton’s deep-diving submersibles already play a crucial role in marine research Illustration: Triton Submarines Submerge in Style: Triton’s Project Neptune will...

Flame throwers? Cyborg Dragons? Elon Musk’s Side Hustle is Anything but Boring

News that comes out of Elon Musk’s Boring Company certainly gets Silicon Valley heads scratchingPhoto: Boring Company Electric cars, space rockets...and flame throwers? Elon Musk’s...

Foreign-Born Engineers Dominate Bay Area Tech Jobs

The 2018 Silicon Valley Index also reports that local universities are cranking up their engineering pipelines, and dang, San Francisco is getting youngPhoto: iStock...

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