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Tech World Preps to Honor 'father of Computer Science' Alan Turing, as Centenary Nears
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Tech World Preps to Honor 'father of Computer Science' Alan Turing, as Centenary Nears

Worldwide celebrations will mark the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth on June 23. 

Demand For Linux Skills Sets a New Record This Month
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Demand For Linux Skills Sets a New Record This Month

People with Linux skills and experience have a good chance of finding a Linux job, or landing a better position.  

The Industrial Robot Revolution
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The Industrial Robot Revolution

A dramatic shift in how robots are made and perceived is leading to their widespread adoption and use.  

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U.s. Losing High-Tech Jobs, R&d Dominance to Asia

U.S. companies are locating more of their research and development operations overseas, and Asian countries are rapidly increasing investments in their own science...

Entry-Level It Jobs Will Be Plentiful in 2012, Experts Predict
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Entry-Level It Jobs Will Be Plentiful in 2012, Experts Predict

There is a shortage of information technology (IT) workers in 18 states and Washington, DC, according to Dice.com. The shortage will probably drive entry-level...

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How to Get Your Kid Into an Elite Computer Science Program

Robotics competitions, programming skills tip the scales for college applicants; being a girl helps.

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Faq on Son of Stuxnet

What is Duqu? Duqu (pronounced dyu kyu) is primarily a remote-access Trojan targeted at a limited number of organizations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East...

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Will Advanced Biometrics Automate Future War Machines?

At the recent Biometric Consortium Conference, researchers unveiled several prototypes of advanced camera-based systems that could be used to remotely capture...

Linux Foundation Chief Talks About Torvalds' Leadership, Html5 and Mobile's Future
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Linux Foundation Chief Talks About Torvalds' Leadership, Html5 and Mobile's Future

Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin says in an interview that the desktop platform's relevance is diminishing as technologies such as smartphones, connected...

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Why There's No Nobel Prize in Computing

When Nobel Prizes are dished out each fall, the most accomplished professionals in computing, telecom, and IT have usually been left out in the cold. That's...

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After Delay, Hacker to Show Flaws in Siemens Industrial Gear

A security researcher who says he's found serious problems with Siemens computers used in power plants and heavy industry is now expecting to go public with his...

Internet Architect Vint Cerf to Young People: Science and Tech Careers Can Be Rewarding
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Internet Architect Vint Cerf to Young People: Science and Tech Careers Can Be Rewarding

Vint Cerf, one of the Internet's original inventors, notes in an interview that although industry awards are important, they do not receive enough visibility. 

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Apple of My Eye? ­.s. Fancies a Huge Metaphor Repository

Researchers with the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity want to build a repository of metaphors. You read that right. Not just American/English...

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Siemens Scada Hacking Talk Pulled Over Security Concerns

A planned presentation on security vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control systems was pulled Wednesday over worries that the information in the talk was...

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Internet2 Turns 15. Has It Delivered on Its Promise?

The Internet2, which is reserved for research and education, recently received $100 million in new funding that will upgrade its backbone capacity to 8.8 terabytes...

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Cyberattack-Alert System Could Be Model For U.s.

Washington is in the process of deploying a statewide system that will provide early warnings about cybersecurity threats to participating organizations and the...

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Go for It on Fourth Down? Ask Coach Watson

If humans can't beat a computer at "Jeopardy!" why should we trust them to make the right call on fourth down in the Super Bowl? That was the fundamental question...

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20 Hot It Security Issues

From malware on Google's Android phones to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency trying to understand how stories or narratives impact security and...

Cerf: 2011 Will Be Proving Point For 'interplanetary Internet'
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Cerf: 2011 Will Be Proving Point For 'interplanetary Internet'

The InterPlanetary Internet initiative to extend the Internet into outer space is using a Bundle Protocol that was developed as part of a general notion for a delay...

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No More Ipv4 Addresses

Asian registry snares last two address blocks, sparks automatic depletion of the free pool.
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