If Software Engineering Is in Demand, Why Is It So Hard to Get a Software Engineering Job?

If Software Engineering Is in Demand, Why Is It So Hard to Get a Software Engineering Job?

The title of this post was a trending Quora question, with popular responses boiling down to “it’s not, the unemployment rate is 3.6%,” “there are too many developers and not enough engineers,” and “it’s a natural consequence of microeconomic theory.” It might be useful to elaborate on the last one, but I thought it would be a lot more fun to take a look at the absolute most popular answer:…


Bose Announces QuietComfort 45 Noise-Canceling Headphones With 24-Hour Battery Life

After they first surfaced in July in an FCC filing and again earlier this month, Bose is today introducing the QuietComfort 45 headphones. Priced at $329.95 and going on sale September 23rd, the QC45 headphones will offer improved active noise cancellation, a transparency / ambient sound feature that Bose calls “Aware Mode,” upgraded voice call performance, and longer battery life that can now hit 24 hours on a charge. Bose is making a big deal about this product release, claiming that it’s “updating the headphone that redefined headphones.” Preorders begin today…


AMD Files Teleportation Patent to Supercharge Quantum Computing

AMD has proposed a patent for ‘teleportation,’ meaning things could be about to get much more efficient around here. With the incredible technological feats humanity achieves on a daily basis, and Nvidia’s Jensen going off on one last year about GeForce holodecks and time machines, it’s easy for us to slip into a headspace that lets us believe genuine human teleportation is just around the corner…


AI-Powered Weed Destroying Startup Harvests $27M Round, Farmers Say Laser-Blasting Machine Saves Time and Cuts Pesticide Use

Investors are putting more cash behind the self-driving weed-zapping machines made by Carbon Robotics that are attracting attention from farmers across the world…


Apple Reveals First States to Use Apple Wallet for ID, Driver’s Licence

Apple has announced that Arizona and Georgia are to support Apple Wallet for state ID and drivers’ licences in iOS 15, with six more states to follow…


This Wildly Reinvented Wind Turbine Generates Five Times More Energy Than Its Competitors

Renewable energy could power the world within the next 30 years, and wind power is one of the cheapest, most efficient ways to get there. Except 80% of the world’s offshore wind blows in deep waters, where it’s difficult to build wind farms. A new design for a radically different kind of wind turbine could begin to change that…


Better Than Batteries? A Startup That’s Storing Energy in Concrete Blocks Just Raised $100 Million

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Assessment Report in early August, and the outlook isn’t good. The report has added renewed urgency to humanity’s effort to curb climate change…

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