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Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs
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Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company is investigating and investing in technologies that promise to transcend the computing capabilities of current PCs and...

Tired of Memorizing Passwords? A Turing Award Winner Came ­p With This Algorithmic Trick
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Tired of Memorizing Passwords? A Turing Award Winner Came ­p With This Algorithmic Trick

ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Manuel Blum believes online passwords can be made more secure by creating what he calls "human computable" passwords.  

Why the World's Top Computing Experts Are Worrying About Your Data
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Why the World's Top Computing Experts Are Worrying About Your Data

Many of the world's top computer science experts met last week to determine how the widespread collection of data about consumers can be prevented from causing...

Go On – Bend, Punch, and Step On This Transistor
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Go On – Bend, Punch, and Step On This Transistor

Researchers at Japan's AIST and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have developed stretchable, tough electronics that could be incorporated into clothing,...

U.s. Library of Congress Saving 500 Million Tweets Per Day in Archives
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U.s. Library of Congress Saving 500 Million Tweets Per Day in Archives

The U.S. Library of Congress expects to finish the initial stage of building a Twitter archive by the end of January. The Library is storing 500 million tweets...

Next-Gen Touchpads Respond to Pressure
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Next-Gen Touchpads Respond to Pressure

Researchers presenting at the recent User Interface Software Technology conference demonstrated projects that took advantage of Synaptics' new pressure-sensitive...

Cerf: Streaming Network Crunch Could Be Eliminated
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Cerf: Streaming Network Crunch Could Be Eliminated

Google technology evangelist Vint Cerf recently suggested that increasing bandwidth capacity exponentially could lead to more efficient ways of streaming media...

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IBM Will Research Mobile Access For the Elderly, Illiterate

Researchers at IBM Research India, India's National Institute of Design, and the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology are investigating...

China Demands New Pcs Have Web Site-Blocking Software
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China Demands New Pcs Have Web Site-Blocking Software

China will require that Web filtering software be included with all computers sold in the country, another step up in its efforts to control pornography and other...

Microsoft Executive Sees Rise of Tablets, 'Room Computer'
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Microsoft Executive Sees Rise of Tablets, 'Room Computer'

Technology that changes how people give commands to computers could make touch-based PCs more popular and transform the traditional desktop into a "room computer"...

Researchers Sniff Pc Keyboard Strokes From Thin Air
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Researchers Sniff Pc Keyboard Strokes From Thin Air

Research teams from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland and Inverse Path say they have discovered new techniques to read what a person is...

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Sun, Consortium to Drive Tech Accessibility Project

Sun Microsystems is working with the European Commission-funded open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards (AEGIS) Project to improve...

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IBM Labs Promises Five Innovations

IBM researchers' list of promising new technologies includes the ability to "talk" to the Web; information collection and retrieval systems that cover us when we...
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