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DARPA Director Bolts Pentagon For Google
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DARPA Director Bolts Pentagon For Google

Darpa director Regina Dugan will soon be stepping down from her position atop the Pentagon's premiere research shop to take a job with Google.

The Little White Box That Can Hack Your Network
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The Little White Box That Can Hack Your Network

When Jayson E. Street broke into the branch office of a national bank in May of last year, the branch manager could not have been more helpful.

Dhs, Not Nsa, Should Lead Cybersecurity, Pentagon Official Says
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Dhs, Not Nsa, Should Lead Cybersecurity, Pentagon Official Says

In the midst of an ongoing turf battle over how big a role the National Security Agency should play in securing the nation’s critical infrastructure, a Defense...

­.s. Wants You to Hunt Fugitives With Twitter
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­.s. Wants You to Hunt Fugitives With Twitter

A worldwide manhunt kicks off at the end of March—a search across America and Europe for five fugitives, identifiable only by their mugshots.

Facebook: The Wimps Will Inherit the Data Center
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Facebook: The Wimps Will Inherit the Data Center

Unlike Google, Facebook believes the wimps have a future in the data center. As variousacademics and free-thinking startups seek to reinvent the server using ultra...

In Back Alleys and Basements, Video Arcades Quietly Survive
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In Back Alleys and Basements, Video Arcades Quietly Survive

The Stockton Tunnel, excavated in 1914, lets San Francisco drivers get between downtown and Fisherman’s Wharf without having to ascend the scarily steep grades...

Darpa Dodges Obama Budget Death Ray, Keeps Its $2.8 Billion
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Darpa Dodges Obama Budget Death Ray, Keeps Its $2.8 Billion

For most of the U.S. military's far-flung community of scientists and engineers, Monday was a day to pop a Xanax.

Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll
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Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll

After threatening web companies for more than a decade, Michael Doyle and his patent-holding company Eolas Technologies—named after the Irish word for knowledge—may...

Api: Three Letters That Change Life, the ­niverse, and Even Detroit
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Api: Three Letters That Change Life, the ­niverse, and Even Detroit

Sam Ramji met AT&T chief technology officer John Donovan on a speed date—or at least the tech world equivalent of a speed date.

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Intel Sees Exabucks in Supercomputing's Future

Last Monday, Intel shelled out $125 million to buy Infiniband from Qlogic, a little-known maker of data-center networking switches and cards. At first blush, it...

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Humans Lose, Robots Win in New Defense Budget

The big loser in the Pentagon’s new budget? Ordinary human beings.

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10k Reasons to Worry About Critical Infrastructure

A security researcher was able to locate and map more than 10,000 industrial control systems hooked up to the public internet, including water and sewage plants...

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Engage: Apple's New Tools For Interactive Books on Ipad

Engagement is a big word in education. It combines both objective participation and subjective emotion. It's one of the few psychological terms in education that...

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Google's Data Center Engineer Shares Secrets of 'warehouse' Computing

 Luiz André Barroso doesn't see Google's data centers as data centers. He sees them as computers the size of warehouses.

Almost 1 In 3 U.s. Warplanes Is a Robot
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Almost 1 In 3 U.s. Warplanes Is a Robot

Remember when the military actually put human beings in the cockpits of its planes?

Risky Rescue for Crippled Air Force Satellite
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Risky Rescue for Crippled Air Force Satellite

It was an epic space rescue that, in audacity and risk, echoed NASA's campaign to save the astronauts aboard the doomed Apollo 13 moon mission.

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First Siri, Now Threat Detection: Inside Sri's Amazing R&d

Who invented Siri?

Occupy Geeks Are Building a Facebook For the 99%
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Occupy Geeks Are Building a Facebook For the 99%

As part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a team of Web and mobile application developers is redesigning social networking for the era of global protests.

Amazon Builds World's Fastest Nonexistent Supercomputer
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Amazon Builds World's Fastest Nonexistent Supercomputer

The 42nd fastest supercomputer on earth doesn’t exist.

Mystery Men Forge Servers For Giants of Internet
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Mystery Men Forge Servers For Giants of Internet

If you drive down highway 880 from Oakland, Calif., take an exit about 30 miles south, and snake past a long line of car dealerships, you’ll find an ordinary...
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