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Talk of Tech Innovation Is Bullsh*t. Shut Up and Get the Work Done, Says Linus Torvalds
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Talk of Tech Innovation Is Bullsh*t. Shut Up and Get the Work Done, Says Linus Torvalds

OSLS Linus Torvalds believes the technology industry's celebration of innovation is smug, self-congratulatory, and self-serving.

Turning Back DDoS Attacks
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Turning Back DDoS Attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding several research projects that will help defenders turn away distributed...

Army Lab Integrates Future Soldier Technology
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Army Lab Integrates Future Soldier Technology

Lighter weight protective body armor and undergarments, newer uniform fabrics, conformal wearable computers, and integrated sensors are all part of the U.S. Army's...

IT Decisions Makers and Executives Don't Agree on Cyber Security Responsibility
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IT Decisions Makers and Executives Don't Agree on Cyber Security Responsibility

There's a severe disconnect between IT decision makers and C-suite executives when it comes to handling cyber attacks. Namely, both believe the other one is responsible...

Hacker Knows Best: Privacy Tips from Kevin Mitnick
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Hacker Knows Best: Privacy Tips from Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick knows all the ways your privacy could be violated through your phone, computer and tablet.

Voice Control Everywhere
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Voice Control Everywhere

In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, MIT researchers have built a special-purpose chip which could make speech recognition ubiquitous in...

Is A Stretchable Smart Tablet In Our Future?
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Is A Stretchable Smart Tablet In Our Future?

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed a stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the...

What Is the Point of Learning C?
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What Is the Point of Learning C?

The Internet of Things could lead to a huge revival in the need for small footprint codebases and run-times, creating a resurgence in demand for C skills, says...

NYU Creates Pathway to Master's Degree for Non Computer Science Students
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NYU Creates Pathway to Master's Degree for Non Computer Science Students

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering has launched a new online program that gives students lacking a background in CS the opportunity to switch fields...

New Office Sensors Know When You Leave Your Desk
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New Office Sensors Know When You Leave Your Desk

About a year ago, in a widely reported story, journalists at British newspaper the Telegraph found little black boxes installed under their desks.

Simulated Ransomware Attack Shows Vulnerability of Industrial Controls
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Simulated Ransomware Attack Shows Vulnerability of Industrial Controls

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a form of ransomware that was able to take control of a simulated water treatment plant. The simulated...

Bay Area Tech Job Growth Has Rapidly Decelerated
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Bay Area Tech Job Growth Has Rapidly Decelerated

Tech's annual job growth in the Bay Area throttled back to 3.5 percent, or 26,700 new jobs, in 2016. That's much slower than the 6 percent annual gain of 42,300...

How Do Israel's Tech Firms Do Business in Saudi Arabia? Very Quietly
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How Do Israel's Tech Firms Do Business in Saudi Arabia? Very Quietly

Over the course of 30 years working in Israeli intelligence, Shmuel Bar immersed himself in the hermeneutics of terrorism.

The Jokes, the Scene (Oh, and the Winners) at the Film Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards
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The Jokes, the Scene (Oh, and the Winners) at the Film Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards

The beautiful people hog most of the headlines during Oscars season, but it was the geeks who inherited the Earth as the motion picture academy handed out its annual...

Scientists Use Smartphones to Measure Train Ride Comfort
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Scientists Use Smartphones to Measure Train Ride Comfort

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a smartphone app that allows rail passengers to measure ride comfort themselves using their smartphones...

Protecting Bulk Power Systems from Hackers
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Protecting Bulk Power Systems from Hackers

Reliability measures of electrical grid is a crucial step towards improving its security.

Being Black in Tech Can Cost You $10K a Year
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Being Black in Tech Can Cost You $10K a Year

African-American technology workers receive an average $10,000 less annually than whites in New York and San Francisco, according to a survey from the Hired online...

Wireless Brain Implants Might Restore Partial Vision
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Wireless Brain Implants Might Restore Partial Vision

The University of Chicago Medical Center has been awarded a $2.4 million, five-year grant to develop a system of wireless brain implants that might restore partial...

Is the Library the New Public Square?
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Is the Library the New Public Square?

The Future of the Libraries Task Force seeks feedback on recommendations to make MIT's research library an open global platform. 
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