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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.

In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly
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In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly

When military investigators looked into an attack by American helicopters last February that left 23 Afghan civilians dead, they found that the operator of a ...

Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets
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Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets

New processors are a big improvement, but it will take time for apps to take advantage.

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Intel's Truce with Nvidia Shows Industry's Shifts

Intel Corp.'s decision to pay Nvidia Corp. $1.5 billion for the right to its patents highlights the seismic shifts the semiconductor industry is undergoing.

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NFL Fighting Head Injuries with Technology

The NFL is turning to technology to both measure and mitigate pro football's effect on players' brains, pushing into unexplored territory as officials try to...

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Keeping Women in Science on a Tenure Track

More women are obtaining Ph.D.s in science than ever before, but those women—largely because of pressures from having a family—are far more likely than their...

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UPC Team Presents a System for Analyzing Information on WikiLeaks

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya researchers have developed DEX, a system for finding information on networks that is designed to complement Internet search...

When Innovation, Too, Is Made in China
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When Innovation, Too, Is Made in China

As a national strategy, China is trying to build an economy that relies on innovation rather than imitation.

Rise of the Machines
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Rise of the Machines

With factories swapping technology for workers during the recovery, jobs may not come back for decades.

Cheaters Find an Adversary in Technology
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Cheaters Find an Adversary in Technology

Mississippi had a problem born of the age of soaring student testing and digital technology. High school students taking the state’s end-of-year exams were using...
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