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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...

New System Secures Cellphones For Web Transactions
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New System Secures Cellphones For Web Transactions

Password less authentication is an experimental two-factor authentication method designed to ensure the security of online transactions made via cell phones.

­.s. Intelligence Group Seeks Machine Learning Breakthroughs
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­.s. Intelligence Group Seeks Machine Learning Breakthroughs

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced that it is looking for new ideas that may become the basis of cutting-edge machine-learning...

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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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Gartner: 10 Key It Trends For 2012

If you had to pick 10 technology-related trends that will affect your enterprise infrastructure in the coming year, Gartner says you'd do well to start with virtualization...

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DARPA Offers $50,000 Prize If You Can Figure Out These Shredded Puzzles

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced the $50,000 Shredder Challenge, which asks participants to devise new methods or techniques for piecing...

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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...

From ACM News

Is Quantum Computing Real?

The answer is yes and no. And yes and yes. And no and no.

Software Upgrades Could Produce Self-Tuning Wireless Access Points, Researchers Say
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Software Upgrades Could Produce Self-Tuning Wireless Access Points, Researchers Say

University of Wisconsin, Madison researchers have developed Airshark, software that enables wireless access points to automatically detect radio-frequency interference...

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...

Linux Foundation Releases Specification to Ease Licensing Headaches
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Linux Foundation Releases Specification to Ease Licensing Headaches

The Linux Foundation and FOSSBazaar have  released the Software Package Data Exchange, a data exchange specification that tracks license information in a standardized...

Few Data Scientists Happy With Current State of 'big Data' Analytics
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Few Data Scientists Happy With Current State of 'big Data' Analytics

Big data analytics technology is not meeting enterprise needs, according to 97%  of data scientists polled by Revolution Analytics at the recent Joint Statistical...

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Research in Game Theory Tackles It Complexity

Institute of Science and Technology Austria professor Krishnendu Chatterjee recently was awarded grants from the European Research Council and Microsoft to support...

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Black Hat Pwnie Award Winner Will Be a Criminal

Law enforcement may be interested to see if anyone actually shows up to this year to accept the annual Pwnie Award for Epic Ownage at Black Hat, since all the nominees...

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US to Let Everyday Drivers Test Advanced Wireless Auto Safety Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to launch a program over the next few months to test new wireless auto safety systems in the real world. 

10 Technologies That Will Change the World in the Next 10 Years
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10 Technologies That Will Change the World in the Next 10 Years

Cisco chief futurist Dave Evans recently outlined what he believes will be the top 10 technologies that will change the world in the next 10 years.

China Unveils Another Supercomputer
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China Unveils Another Supercomputer

China recently launched its newest supercomputer, known as the Tianhe-1 system, using the same technology that it used to build the Tianhe-1A system. 

Microsoft Researchers Find Spammers By Graphing Social Networks
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Microsoft Researchers Find Spammers By Graphing Social Networks

Microsoft researchers are studying how to differentiate spammer email accounts from legitimate users' accounts, and have found that attacker accounts do not have...

­.s. Looking For Revolutionary Binary Code System
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­.s. Looking For Revolutionary Binary Code System

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is using its Binary Executable Transforms program to developed revolutionary technologies for analyzing...
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