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Billboards Join Wired Age
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Billboards Join Wired Age

Billboards and posters are one of world's oldest forms of advertising. Now, some marketers and start-ups say wireless technology could revamp outdoor advertising...

Proposal for Cyber War Rules of Engagement
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Proposal for Cyber War Rules of Engagement

The world needs cyber war "Rules of Engagement" to cope with potentially devastating cyber weapons, Russian and US experts will tell world leaders at a security...

No Easy Fixes as Internet Runs Out of Addresses
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No Easy Fixes as Internet Runs Out of Addresses

Like a prairie with no more vacant land to homestead or a hip area code with no more cellphone numbers, the pool of available numeric internet addresses has been...

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NIST Issues Final Version of Full Virtualization Security Guidelines

NIST has issued the final version of its recommendations for securely configuring and using full computing virtualization technologies.

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The Technology Behind Super Bowl Xlv and Cowboys Stadium

Super Bowl attendees will experience impressive technology and some new mobile apps.

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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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Was Egypt Oversold as Top Offshoring Spot?

Before Egypt turned off the Internet, the country had received increasingly high marks from leading analysis firms as a promising offshore outsourcing destination...

Report: Efforts to Secure Nation
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Report: Efforts to Secure Nation

The official government cybersecurity standards for the electric power grid fall far short of even the most basic security standards observed by noncritical industries...

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Wary of Egypt ­nrest, China Censors Web

In another era, China’s leaders might have been content to let discussion of the protests in Egypt float around among private citizens, then fizzle out.

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Intel

Intel Corp. surprised investors Monday with news that it has found a design flaw found in a support chip that works with its ballyhooed new chip, code-named Sandy...

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ACM Fellows Honored

Forty-one men and women are inducted as 2010 ACM Fellows.

Following the Crowd
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Following the Crowd

Crowdsourcing is based on a simple but powerful concept: Virtually anyone has the potential to plug in valuable information.

Maurice Wilkes: The Last Pioneer
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Maurice Wilkes: The Last Pioneer

Computer science has lost not only a great scientist, but an important link to the electronic computing revolution that took place in the 1940s.

Information Theory After Shannon
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Information Theory After Shannon

Purdue University's Science of Information Center seeks new principles to answer the question 'What is information?'

Chipping Away at Greenhouse Gases
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Chipping Away at Greenhouse Gases

Power-saving processor algorithms have the potential to create significant energy and cost savings.

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Egypt's Internet Goes Dark During Political ­nrest

Egypt has gone offline.

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Apple: Disrupt or Perish

While the secret for Apple's success seems patently obvious to most&meash;as obvious as the form and function of the iPhone 4—a more subtle reason is the company's...

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Iran Seeks to Boost Corps of Web Watchers

Iran's top police chief envisions a new beat for his forces: patrolling cyberspace.

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Battle For Tech Geeks: Street vs. Silicon Valley

Wall Street firms are aggressively competing with Silicon Valley for computer programmers and software engineers by offering more laid-back office environments,...

Tv Broadcasters Resist FCC Proposal to Surrender More Airwaves
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Tv Broadcasters Resist FCC Proposal to Surrender More Airwaves

Many broadcasters are already worried about declining viewers, and now they say the government wants to take away something more: the airwaves themselves.
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