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Seed to Sale: Inside a High Tech Pot Farm

We tour a cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California that grows and sells weed for medicinal purposes.

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Video: The real story behind the H-1B visa program

The vast majority of people who work in IT did everything right. This is the story of how the H-1B visa program punished some of them anyway

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Median IT wage is $10K higher for men than women

One in 10 IT workers telecommute, and one in five have at least a master’s degree, Census Bureau data also shows

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Opinion: How the H-1B visa affects American workers

Computerworld national correspondent Patrick Thibodeau has covered the controversial H-1B guest-worker visa for many years. It's a complicated topic, but to understand it, you need to know just one thing: its effect on American IT...

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

The move will cost $700 million but is ultimately hoped to increase profits

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Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Many people from 'dangerous and volatile regions' work in the U.S. on H-1B visas, and Trump's plan would penalize these workers because of their birthplace.

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ARM pact may help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal

The deal with ARM will boost Intel's custom-manufacturing business, even without Apple

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Gartner dubs machine learning king of hype

Gartner has machine learning at the peak of the hype cycle, with headline benefits (self-driving cars) still years off

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Tech industry desperate for US action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

With Clinton and Trump both opposed to the trade deal, time is short for supporters of TPP

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Brain-controlled robotics help paraplegics regain mobility

Eight people have regained some voluntary muscle control and sensation after using brain-controlled robotics.

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Tim Cook's first 5 years: Apple's CEO on failure and why he still believes in surprises

From Steve Jobs to the Apple car, Cook looked back at Apple's past and looked ahead to its future in a wide-ranging interview

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South China Sea conflict could be IT’s Black Swan

The U.S. is completely dependent on Asia -- mostly China -- for hardware, and an on-going South China Sea territorial dispute could easily disrupt electronics manufacturing for the world

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Mingis on Tech: The future of H-1Bs and the fate of IT

Although the controversial H-1B visa program has gotten some attention on the campaign trail this year, larger issues facing the IT industry are being ignored.

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Bridging IT’s growing generation gap

Deft management skills and a lot of empathy are required to balance the priorities and expectations of millennials, baby boomers and the Gen X-ers stuck between them.

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AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM: 2 clouds won't survive

Today, four companies dominate IaaS -- but that could easily thin out in a few years

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The 15 best cities for information security pay

Job site Indeed analyzed salaries and cost of living in top U.S. cities to find where information security jobs really pay the most. The results may surprise you.

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What's really behind Silicon Valley's apparent racism

The hand-wringing over diversity failures will change nothing until Silicon Valley gets to the core of why so few blacks, Hispanics, and women work there

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Four US firms rule the world's cloud infrastructure

There are plenty of companies vying for a piece of the worldwide cloud infrastructure market, but the top four -- all in the U.S. -- currently dominate by such a wide margin as to effectively leave their competitors in the dust.

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