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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Will Computers Take Your Job?
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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Will Computers Take Your Job?

In the future, intelligent machines will increasingly replace knowledge workers, according to a group of artificial intelligence experts.

Internet Traffic Congestion Real, But Sporadic, Study Says
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Internet Traffic Congestion Real, But Sporadic, Study Says

A new study suggests Internet congestion can be a problem, but it is often intermittent and temporary. 

Estonian Electronic Voting System Vulnerable to Attacks, Researchers Say
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Estonian Electronic Voting System Vulnerable to Attacks, Researchers Say

Estonia's electronic voting system cannot guarantee fair elections because of fundamental security weaknesses and poor operations procedures.

Cross-Industry Iot Group Pushes For Gear That Works Together
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Cross-Industry Iot Group Pushes For Gear That Works Together

Five information technology and equipment firms launched the Industrial Internet Consortium Thursday to guide standards for the Internet of Things. 

Linux Foundation to Offer Introductory Linux Mooc on Edx
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Linux Foundation to Offer Introductory Linux Mooc on Edx

The Linux Foundation plans to offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course platform developed by MIT and Harvard University.  

The Ietf Needed a Wake-Up Call on Security, Says Chairman
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The Ietf Needed a Wake-Up Call on Security, Says Chairman

Internet Engineering Task Force members are focusing on security and how to protect users from pervasive monitoring in a meeting that began Sunday in London. 

Survey: Tech Workers Seek Larger Salaries in 2014
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Survey: Tech Workers Seek Larger Salaries in 2014

Among tech workers who anticipate changing employers in 2014, 68 percent listed more compensation as their reason for leaving, according to a recent Dice.com survey...

New Fujitsu Labs Tech Can Do Batch Searches of Encrypted Data
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New Fujitsu Labs Tech Can Do Batch Searches of Encrypted Data

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a fast method to perform secret searches of data that is encrypted. 

3D Webcams Will Help Pcs Read Human Emotions, Intel Says
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3D Webcams Will Help Pcs Read Human Emotions, Intel Says

Intel says its new three-dimensional webcam can combine with voice, touch, and gesture to make human interaction more natural and intuitive.

Cornell Researchers Print 3D Speaker
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Cornell Researchers Print 3D Speaker

Researchers have successfully fabricated a working loudspeaker using a three-dimensional printer.

Biologically Inspired: How Neural Networks Are Finally Maturing
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Biologically Inspired: How Neural Networks Are Finally Maturing

Neural networks modeled on the human brain have advanced over the past 20 years and are now making their way into mainstream computing.

Home Appliance Makers Connect with Open Source 'internet of Things' Project
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Home Appliance Makers Connect with Open Source 'internet of Things' Project

The AllSeen Alliance has developed an open source framework to enable systems to discover, connect, and interact with each other, regardless of manufacturer or...

Tech Firms Furious After Denied Full View of Government Reply to Fisa Court
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Tech Firms Furious After Denied Full View of Government Reply to Fisa Court

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and LinkedIn said in a court filing that the U.S. government has offered them only a "heavily redacted version" of its response...

Symantec: Google Glass Still Vulnerable to Wi-Fi Attack
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Symantec: Google Glass Still Vulnerable to Wi-Fi Attack

Just days after Google said it had patched a QR code vulnerability affecting its Google Glass wearable computer, Symantec says it has found another vulnerability...

Icann President Sees Growth and International Acceptance
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Icann President Sees Growth and International Acceptance

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has embarked on a path toward becoming a more international organization over the past year. 

Feds Asked to Sit Out Defcon Hacking Conference This Year
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Feds Asked to Sit Out Defcon Hacking Conference This Year

Defcon hacking convention organizers have asked federal government workers not to attend the event this year. 

Don't Hurt the Web With Rushed Intellectual Property Laws, ­rges Internet Society
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Don't Hurt the Web With Rushed Intellectual Property Laws, ­rges Internet Society

The Internet Society hopes to get as many different voices as possible involved in bringing intellectual property policies in line with leading online platforms...

Computer Scientists Oppose Oracle's Bid to Copyright Java Apis
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Computer Scientists Oppose Oracle's Bid to Copyright Java Apis

Nearly three dozen computer scientists say Oracle's plan to copyright its Java application programming interface would hinder the computer industry and limit access...

Networks in 2020: More Traffic, Less Energy
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Networks in 2020: More Traffic, Less Energy

New technologies will enable networks to use much less energy by 2020, even though they will be carrying much more traffic.

Flexible, Networked E-Ink Displays Mimic Physical Documents
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Flexible, Networked E-Ink Displays Mimic Physical Documents

Researchers at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris unveiled electronic ink displays that can bend as a form of input. 
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