ASU and Coursera create online program to meet high demand for computer scientists
Jul10

ASU and Coursera create online program to meet high demand for computer scientists

Arizona State University and online learning platform Coursera have partnered to create an online Master of Computer Science degree that will be offered this fall. Professor Sandeep Gupta, director of ASU’s School of Computing, Informatics, & Decision Systems Engineering, explained in an email that this program was created to produce experienced graduates who can fill the enormous need for qualified computer scientists. According...

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Waymo to launch self-driving test run service in Phoenix
Jul02

Waymo to launch self-driving test run service in Phoenix

Waymo is a self-driving technology company that originated as a project with Google in 2009. Their mission was to have over ten uninterrupted 100-mile routes drive autonomously using Toyota Prius vehicles. Months after the launch, they succeeded in driving further and longer than had ever been driven autonomously in previous years. By 2012, over 300,000 miles had been self-driven. The Lexus RX450h was added to the mix, and the journey...

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Eclipse Automation Inc. opens new plant in Mesa
Jun20

Eclipse Automation Inc. opens new plant in Mesa

Eclipse Automation Inc., an Ontario-based manufacturer of custom automated equipment, opened a new 26,000-square-foot facility in Mesa (2340 W. Broadway Road) earlier this spring. The new building was the result of a $1 million investment and began operating with 20 employees. The company says it plans to invest another $1 million and hire an additional 30 employees in the next 12 to 16 months, with a focus on mechanical and...

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5 tech gifts dads want this Father’s Day
Jun13

5 tech gifts dads want this Father’s Day

  Fitbit Versa Watch, $199.95, Fitbit.com   Image from Fitbit website Fitbit, known for its fitness-tracking smartwatches, just released its newest device, the Versa. This watch is notable for its four-plus-day battery life and on-screen workout plans. It is also more like an Apple Watch than previous, more basic models, now with the ability to give quick replies to incoming texts and access certain apps. The Versa still...

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ASU and SRP develop new drone to keep canals clean
Jun06

ASU and SRP develop new drone to keep canals clean

The Salt River Project is vital to Arizona. The energy company provides the Valley with much-needed water using 131 miles of canals and 1000 miles of laterals and ditches, according to the SRP website. With this vast amount of infrastructure to monitor and take care of, it’s proven difficult to keep the canals clean. This is where Arizona State University researchers jumped in, working with the company to develop a device known as a...

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Lyft to test $200 per month subscription service in Phoenix
May29

Lyft to test $200 per month subscription service in Phoenix

Ride-sharing company and Uber rival Lyft announced earlier this month that the company will begin testing a $200 per month subscription service in Phoenix. A select group of high-frequency users will be invited to take part in the new service, with the possibility of subscriptions being offered to all users if this test run goes well. Selected users who are interested will join a waitlist and once a spot opens up they will be able to...

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