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The Tech-Savvy Supreme Court
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The Tech-Savvy Supreme Court

The two major technology-related decisions handed down by the Supreme Court this week have been widely greeted by people in the tech industry as one win and one...

I Sent All My Text Messages in Calligraphy for a Week
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I Sent All My Text Messages in Calligraphy for a Week

I got my first mobile phone when I was in high school. It was 2005, and the feeling of "cool" overwhelmed me.

Visualizing Algorithms
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Visualizing Algorithms

Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization.

Licensing Professional Software Engineers
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Licensing Professional Software Engineers: Seize the Opportunity

Professional organizations should be in the forefront of the ongoing discussion about licensing professional software engineers.

Structural Challenges and the Need to Adapt
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Structural Challenges and the Need to Adapt

Broadening the conversation about scholars and scholarship in computing and information research.

That Classroom 'Magic'
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That Classroom 'Magic'

Effective teaching practices for broadening participation in computer science.

The Business of the State
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The Business of the State

Considering the opportunities and challenges for commercial firms involved with government business process outsourcing.

Toward a Pedagogy of Ethical Practice
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Toward a Pedagogy of Ethical Practice

Teaching computing ethics in a manner that allows students to address both abstract ethical knowledge and actual ethical practice.

Watching TV on Internet-Connected Devices
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Watching TV on Internet-Connected Devices

The ABC vs. Aereo case has potentially far-reaching consequences.

The Beautiful, Invisible Game
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The Beautiful, Invisible Game

The first goal of the 2014 World Cup was Brazilian, and it was an own goal.

How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You
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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company—and...

The Case That Might Cripple Facebook
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The Case That Might Cripple Facebook

An Irish judge has rendered a preliminary judgment that may have sweeping consequences for U.S. e-commerce firms.

These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos
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These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos

What do you see when you look at these images?

Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues
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Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues

How hard can it be to determine whether a computer works as promised?

What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality
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What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality

Even Sunday night HBO watchers are worried the Federal Communications Commission will soon put an end to net neutrality.

Why I'm Not in a Hurry for a 'Smart Home'
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Why I'm Not in a Hurry for a 'Smart Home'

Here's what it's like to wake up in America's smartest home.

Coder's High
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Coder's High

These days I write more than I code, but one of the things I miss about programming is the coder's high: those times when, for hours on end, I would lock my vision...

When Is It OK to Check a Smartphone at the Dinner Table?
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When Is It OK to Check a Smartphone at the Dinner Table?

Not long ago, I went to a nice restaurant with five friends. Good food. Better cocktails.

Is China a Scientific Powerhouse?
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Is China a Scientific Powerhouse?

China has vastly expanded higher education over the past three decades—in 1982, less than 1 percent of China’s twenty-somethings had attended college; by 2010,...

Google's Eyes in the Sky
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Google's Eyes in the Sky

When Sergey Brin and Larry Page built the search engine that would become Google, they started by making maps.
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