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Heartland Tech Weekly: Pittsburgh reaps the reward of the self-driving tech boom


It’s no secret that the high cost of living is making some tech workers think twice about living in the Bay Area. But much of the appeal of living somewhere outside of the Bay Area isn’t about getting a higher paycheck, but rather — as we’ve talked about before in the Heartland Tech section — being able to make your paycheck go further.

Recent graduates from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, however, may be able to get the best of both worlds. Andrew Moore, the dean of Carnegie Mellon’s computer science school, told CNBC that some graduates are now able to get huge pay packages of up to $200,000 straight out of college — thanks to the boom in self-driving technology in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is currently home to Uber’s advanced technologies center and Argo AI, which Ford has invested in.

“It does feel very much like a gold rush town at the moment,” Moore tells CNBC.

Now, Pittsburgh has a major advantage over other cities, as Carnegie Mellon is one of the leading institutions for robotics and computer science research. But it’s a promising sign that, as other cities around the country become hubs for different types of emerging tech, Silicon Valley won’t be the only region commanding large paychecks.

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Anna Hensel

Heartland Tech Reporter

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  • Rogue Troper Redux (PS4, Xbox One)
  • WWE 2K18 (Xbox One, PS4)

Monday

  • Colts/Titans, ESPN, 8:15 PM
  • Lucifer, Fox, 8 PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8 PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8 PM
  • 9jkl, CBS, 8:30 PM
  • Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 8 PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8 PM
  • Supergirl, CW, 8 PM
  • 3 Hikers, Starz, 9 PM
  • Valor, CW, 9 PM
  • The Gifted, Fox, 9 PM
  • Kevin Can Wait, CBS, 9 PM
  • Me, Myself & I, CBS, 9:30 PM
  • Scorpion, CBS, 10 PM
  • The Brave, NBC, 10 PM
  • The Good Doctor, ABC, 10 PM
  • Desus & Mero, Viceland, 11 PM

Tuesday

  • The Mindy Project, Hulu, 3 AM
  • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, Netflix, 3 AM
  • Slasher (S2), Netflix 3 AM
  • Celtics/Cavaliers, TNT, 8 PM
  • Rockets/Warriors, TNT, 10:30 PM
  • The Flash, CW, 8 PM
  • Finding Your Roots, PBS, 8 PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8 PM
  • Lethal Weapon, Fox, 8 PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8 PM
  • WWE Smackdown, USA, 8 PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8 PM
  • Fresh Off the Boat, ABC, 8:30 PM
  • DC's Legends of Tomorrow, CW, 9 PM
  • Black-ish, ABC, 9 PM
  • Bull, CBS, 9 PM
  • The Mick, Fox, 9 PM
  • This is Us, NBC, 9 PM
  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9 PM
  • Fantomworks, Velocity, 9 PM
  • The Mayor, ABC, 9:30 PM
  • Brooklyn Nine-nine, Fox, 9:30 PM
  • The Mane Event (series premiere), BET, 10 PM
  • Undercover High, A&E, 10 PM
  • Cyberwar, Viceland, 10 PM
  • Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, ABC, 10 PM
  • Law & Order: True Crime, NBC, 10 PM
  • NCIS: NO, CBS, 10 PM
  • American Horror Story, FX, 10 PM
  • The Challenge, MTV, 10 PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10 PM
  • Weediquette (season premiere), Viceland, 10:30 PM
  • 90s House, MTV, 11 PM
  • Desus & Mero, Viceland, 11 PM

Wednesday

  • Chance, Hulu, 3 AM
  • Freakish (season premiere), Hulu, 3 AM
  • 76ers/Wizards, ESPN, 7 PM
  • The Blacklist, NBC, 8 PM
  • Empire, Fox, 8 PM
  • The Goldbergs, ABC, 8 PM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8 PM
  • Lucha Underground (season finale), El Rey, 8 PM
  • Riverdale, CW, 8 PM
  • Speechless, ABC, 8:30 PM
  • Dynasty, CW, 9 PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9 PM
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 9 PM
  • Seal Team, CBS, 9 PM
  • Star, Fox, 9 PM
  • American Housewife, ABC, 9:30 PM
  • Timberwolves/Spurs, ESPN, 9:30 PM
  • Mr. Robot, USA, 10 PM
  • Shannara Chronicles, Spike TV, 10 PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 10 PM
  • Chicago PD, NBC, 10 PM
  • Designated Survivor, ABC, 10 PM
  • Liar, Sundance, 10 PM
  • Are You the One, MTV, 10 PM
  • Channel Zero, Syfy, 10 PM
  • You're the Worst, FXX, 10 PM
  • Garage Squad, Velocity, 10 PM
  • South Park, Comedy Central, 10 PM
  • Broad City, Comedy Central, 10:30 PM
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  • Desus & Mero, Viceland, 11 PM

Thursday

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  • I Love You America, Hulu, 3 AM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 8 PM
  • Superstore, NBC, 8 PM
  • Gotham, Fox, 8 PM
  • Supernatural, CW, 8 PM
  • Chiefs/Raiders, CBS, 8:30 PM
  • The Good Place, NBC, 8:30 PM
  • The Eleven (series premiere), A&E, 9 PM
  • Arrow, CW, 9 PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 9 PM
  • Van Helsing, Syfy, 9 PM
  • The Orville, Fox, 9 PM
  • Will & Grace, NBC, 9 PM
  • Great News, NBC, 9:30 PM
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  • Better Things, FX, 10 PM
  • The Mist, Spike TV, 10 PM
  • Bong Appetit, Viceland, 10:30 PM
  • The Rundown with Robin Thede, BET, 11 PM
  • The Timeline, NFL Network, 11 PM
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Friday

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  • Wheelman, Netflix, 3 AM
  • The Day I Met El Chapo (Episodes 1 - 3), Netflix, 3 AM
  • Red Oaks (S3), Amazon Prime, 3 AM
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, CW, 8 PM
  • Macgyver, CBS, 8 PM
  • Once Upon a Time, ABC, 8 PM
  • Tackle My Ride, NFL Network, 8 PM
  • Jane the Virgin, CW, 9 PM
  • Marvel's Inhumans, ABC, 9 PM
  • Active Shooter, Showtime, 9 PM
  • Z Nation, Syfy, 9 PM
  • The Exorcist, Fox, 9 PM
  • A Football Life: Sam Mills, NFL Network, 9 PM
  • Tough Guys, Showtime, 9 PM
  • Superstition (series premiere), Syfy, 10 PM
  • The Walking Dead: Walker World, AMC, 10 PM
  • Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, Cinemax, 10 PM
  • Superstition, Syfy, 10 PM
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  • Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents, Comedy Central, 12 AM

Saturday

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  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, BBC America, 9 PM
  • The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far, AMC, 9 PM

Sunday

  • The Toy Box, ABC, 7 PM
  • Outlander, Starz, 8 PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 8 PM
  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8 PM
  • Falcons/Patriots, NBC 8:20 PM
  • Star Trek: Discovery, CBS All Access, 8:30 PM
  • Ghosted, Fox, 8:30 PM
  • Wisdom of the Crowd, CBS, 8 PM
  • Outlander, Starz, 8 PM
  • The Walking Dead (season premiere), AMC, 9 PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 9 PM
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN, 9 PM
  • Poldark, PBS, 9 PM
  • Ray Donovan, Showtime, 9 PM
  • The Deuce, HBO, 9 PM
  • The Last Man on Earth, Fox, 9:30 PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9 PM
  • Talking Dead (Season premiere), AMC, 10 PM
  • Good Behavior, TNT, 10 PM
  • Madam Secretary, CBS, 10 PM
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 10 PM
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