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Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality
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Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a mind-reading program that deciphers symbols that people have viewed.

10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects
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10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects

Networking vendors use open source projects as platforms for enterprise projects, or as the underlying technology for some of the world's largest networks.

­nhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes
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­nhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have found unhappy developers adversely affect the development process and software products.

Tech Culture Still Pushing Out Women, Study Finds
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Tech Culture Still Pushing Out Women, Study Finds

Social dynamics and "culture fit" are a key reason why female engineers tend to leave the profession sooner than men, according to a new study.

All-Female Team to Lead Association For Computing Machinery
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All-Female Team to Lead Association For Computing Machinery

ACM has announced its board of directors for the first time will be completely female.

Male Computer Programmers Shown to Be Right ­p There With Chefs, Dentists on Gender Pay Gap Scale
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Male Computer Programmers Shown to Be Right ­p There With Chefs, Dentists on Gender Pay Gap Scale

Male computer programmers' salaries are far higher than those of their female peers, according to a new Glassdoor report. 

Researchers Tout Technology to Make Electronics Out of Old Tires
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Researchers Tout Technology to Make Electronics Out of Old Tires

Discarded tires could be used to create electrodes for supercapacitors. 

Computer Science Surge Sparks Campus Building Boom
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Computer Science Surge Sparks Campus Building Boom

Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been building new facilities to keep up with expanding science, technology, engineering, and math programs. 

Shortage of Security Pros Worsens
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Shortage of Security Pros Worsens

Cybersecurity job postings grew 74 percent from 2007 to 2013, more than twice the rate of all information technology jobs, according to a Burning Glass study. 

Can Drones Hunt With Wolf Pack-Like Success? DARPA Thinks So
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Can Drones Hunt With Wolf Pack-Like Success? DARPA Thinks So

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to enable groups of drones to operate collaboratively under the supervision of a single human commander...

10 Hottest It Jobs: Developers, Developers, Developers
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10 Hottest It Jobs: Developers, Developers, Developers

Software developers are overall the most desirable information technology (IT) hires companies are seeking, with mobile developers especially sought-after.

Tech Salaries Jump 5.3%, Bonuses Flat
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Tech Salaries Jump 5.3%, Bonuses Flat

Technology professionals' average salaries rose 5.3 percent to $85,619 last year, according to Dice. Tech professionals with at least 15 years of experience saw...

The Security Skills Shortage Is Worse Than You Think
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The Security Skills Shortage Is Worse Than You Think

Enterprise employers and security specialists are increasingly growing concerned about what some see as a deepening skills shortage in the information technology...

­.s. Wants Inventive Ways to Get Research Out of ­niversity Labs and Into the Real World
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­.s. Wants Inventive Ways to Get Research Out of ­niversity Labs and Into the Real World

A recent hearing of the U.S. House of Representative's Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation focused on ways to enhance collaboration between commercial and...

Cisco, Juniper Among New Software-Defined Networking Research Center's Founders
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Cisco, Juniper Among New Software-Defined Networking Research Center's Founders

A new research center is developing a comprehensive intellectual framework for software-defined networking.  

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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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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...

Vint Cerf on the Internet and Out-of-This-World Communications
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Vint Cerf on the Internet and Out-of-This-World Communications

Vint Cerf is one of the most recognized network engineers of all time. He is often referred to as one of the "fathers of the Internet" for his groundbreaking...

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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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