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Study Finds Turbulent IT Transition to Work-From-Home Policies
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Study Finds Turbulent IT Transition to Work-From-Home Policies

Most IT departments say the transition to supporting a home-based workforce due to COVID-19 has been far from smooth.

Teenage Computer Whiz Beatified by Catholic Church
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Teenage Computer Whiz Beatified by Catholic Church

A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz touted as the "patron saint of the Internet" moved a step closer to possible sainthood with his beatification in the town of...

NASA Funds Nokia Plan to Build 4G Mobile Network on the Moon
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NASA Funds Nokia Plan to Build 4G Mobile Network on the Moon

NASA will provide $14.1 million in funding to Nokia of America Corp. to build a 4G cellular communication network on the moon, the space agency announced.

NUS Team Develops Smart Suit That Provides Real-Time Data to Athletes
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NUS Team Develops Smart Suit That Provides Real-Time Data to Athletes

Researchers from the National University of Singapore developed a smartphone-powered suit capable of providing athletes with real-time physiological data about...

N.J. High School Senior Offers Free Computer Science Lessons
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N.J. High School Senior Offers Free Computer Science Lessons

Samvit Agarwal and 249 other high school student volunteers provide kids from grades 3 to 12 with free computer science lessons.

Dozens of Open Access Science Journals Have Vanished From the Internet
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Dozens of Open Access Science Journals Have Vanished From the Internet

Eighty-four online-only, open-access journals in the sciences have disappeared from the Internet over the past two decades, potentially depriving scholars of useful...

Netflix's Reed Hastings Deems Remote Work 'a Pure Negative'
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Netflix's Reed Hastings Deems Remote Work 'a Pure Negative'

Reed Hastings, a founder and co-chief executive of Netflix Inc., discusses working from home, returning to the office, delivering candid feedback, and more.

Former IT Director Gets Jail Time for Selling Cisco Gear on eBay
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Former IT Director Gets Jail Time for Selling Cisco Gear on eBay

A former IT security director in South Carolina was sentenced this week to two years in federal prison for taking government-owned networking equipment and selling...

Job Candidates Are Rated Lower in Virtual Interviews, Researchers Say
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Job Candidates Are Rated Lower in Virtual Interviews, Researchers Say

People who watch a virtual job interview rate the candidate substantially lower than those who watch the same interview in person, researchers say.

NSF-Funded CloudBank Is Operational
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NSF-Funded CloudBank Is Operational

CloudBank, the National Science Foundation-funded program that aims to simplify public cloud access for the computer science research and education community, is...

Pandemic Spurs a Burst of Technology Innovation
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Pandemic Spurs a Burst of Technology Innovation

Technology invention and innovation are flourishing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Study Examines Robocall Strategies and Techniques for Stopping Them
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Study Examines Robocall Strategies and Techniques for Stopping Them

Researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a large-scale study of robocalls, and report on useful tools and perspectives for researchers, investigators...

A Scientific Approach to Education Reform
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A Scientific Approach to Education Reform

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the need to reinvent education. A new book by Sanjay Sarma, MIT's vice president for open learning, points a way.

Big Rise in People Taking Job-Relevant Online Courses
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Big Rise in People Taking Job-Relevant Online Courses

Millions of students and working professionals are flocking to online courses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Coursera reports.

CMU Project Could Improve Email Manners
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CMU Project Could Improve Email Manners

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute built a tool that could automatically make email sentences more polite. ...

NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet
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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet

A study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will allow researchers in Georgia State University to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID...

College Will Host Summer Career Academy on Zoom
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College Will Host Summer Career Academy on Zoom

Grossmont College is hosting a summer career academy for students next month via Zoom.

Tech 'First Responders' Support Remote Teaching Transition
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Tech 'First Responders' Support Remote Teaching Transition

IT experts in Oregon State's College of Engineering are rising to the challenge as technology "first responders," working to smooth the transition to remote teaching...

Learning Best Practices in the Shift to Digital Learning
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Learning Best Practices in the Shift to Digital Learning

Penn State faculty members have received an NSF grant to enhance online learning strategies and best practices in engineering, particularly to support and retain...

Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media
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Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media

Social media sites, especially GitHub, often report vulnerabilities in software before that information is published at U.S. government sites, researchers at Pacific...
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