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Consumerization of It and Research
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Consumerization of It and Research

When a corporate, government, or university IT department of the 1970s debated an upgrade to its IBM S/370 mainframes, it is doubtful that the IT director was in...

Has the Spam War Been Won?
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Has the Spam War Been Won?

A decade ago, e-mail spam was a severe problem.  Now, e-mail spam is barely noticeable.  After years of battles between spam filters and spammers creating new tricks...

Death and the Digital World
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Death and the Digital World

Imagine you’re a parent who has suffered the unthinkable: your child has died. How do you cope with such a traumatic, painful, and disorienting experience? For...

Paucity to Plethora: Jevons Paradox
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Paucity to Plethora: Jevons Paradox

I suspect much of computing is still socially conditioned by its roots in computational paucity to recognize fully the true opportunity afforded by computational...

What Will 2010 Bring?
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What Will 2010 Bring?

What changes will we see in 2010 in computing?

Better Gps Software Through User Feedback
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Better Gps Software Through User Feedback

I appreciate my GPS software can tell me where I am, but it should get better at predicting where I will go.

Who Needs Massively Multi-Core?
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Who Needs Massively Multi-Core?

Do consumers want massively multi-core?  Or would they rather have lower power consumption and better memory bandwidth?  Are we building what people want?

Impact of the Social Web on Computing Research
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Impact of the Social Web on Computing Research

Scientists from diverse fields are feeling the impact of Social Web systems and are publishing research papers that characterize, model, prototype, and evaluate...

Smartphones and Health Systems Research at Intel Seattle
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Smartphones and Health Systems Research at Intel Seattle

The ubiquity of smartphones  and their increasing ability to collect and transmit information will lead the way for the next advances in health monitoring and improvement...

Smart Grids: Getting Personal
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Smart Grids: Getting Personal

How many electronic devices do you own? It is tempting to answer, “Just a handful,” but the truth is much more nuanced. Here’s a simple experiment that will (quite...

The World Is Small
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The World Is Small

Not that many years ago international travel meant one was largely inaccessible to colleagues at home. Today, when my plane lands, I will turn on my smart phone...

Perception Matters
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Perception Matters

The rapid pace of technology means that there are solutions that worked well, but are now abandoned -- not always for technical reasons.  Perceptions about a technology...

Advertainment
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Advertainment

Real-world hyperlinks find their way into the most surprising places, and in the process become a staple of a Japanese mobile culture.

'there's an App For That,' and You Could Write It
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'there's an App For That,' and You Could Write It

The challenge of computing education today is convincing students that not every application is done and available for download.

What To Do With Those Idle Cores?
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What To Do With Those Idle Cores?

So many processors on our desktops.  Four cores, eight cores, soon we will see hundreds of cores.  Almost all of them are going to be idle most of the time.  If...

Social Wavicles and Personalized Flows
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Social Wavicles and Personalized Flows

The wavicle nature of our social existence provides a lens for understanding social filtering and its successes.  Still, this doesn't quite get us to truly effective...

Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds
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Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds

  In 1959, the colorful and brilliant physicist, Richard Feynman, gave a seminal lecture to the American Physical Society entitled, "There's Plenty of Room at...

Google Android Authentication
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Google Android Authentication

I recently saw a Google Android phone at HotMobile 2009 and was intrigued by the drawing-based authentication mechanism built in. Basically, there's a 3x3 grid...
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