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Damage Control
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Damage Control

The U.S. patent system is overdue for reform, but what needs fixing, and how, is a matter of some dispute.

User-Centric Services Provisioning in Wireless Environments
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User-Centric Services Provisioning in Wireless Environments

To date, services provided for mobile users are still hard to build. Two main challenges need to be considered. The first...

A European Perspective of VoIP in Market Competition
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A European Perspective of VoIP in Market Competition

The debate on the future of VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is not new. For some time now this technological innovation has been considered one of main drivers...

Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science
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Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science

The college preparatory computer science education curriculum must be improved, beginning with the earliest phases of the process.

An Inspiring Legacy
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An Inspiring Legacy

Admired and respected by his students and colleagues, Randy Pausch will be remembered as a devoted teacher and innovative researcher.

Green Computing
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Green Computing

Are you ready for a personal energy meter?

Searching the Deep Web
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Searching the Deep Web

While the Semantic Web may be a long time coming, Deep Web search strategies offer the promise of a semantic Web.

Clean Elections
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Clean Elections

With end-to-end auditable voting, a voter can verify whether his or her vote was tallied correctly and whether all of the votes were properly tabulated.
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