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The 9 Hottest Skills For '09

Even with a struggling economy and record unemployment, certain IT skills will be in high demand in the coming year. Programming and application development will...

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Internet Providers Move to Shape Broadband Push

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and Congressional lawmakers want to improve the quality and availability of high-speed Web access in the United States. Some...

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Multicore Doesn't Mean Equal Core

Virginia Tech researchers recently found that the speed at which code is executed on multicore processors can vary by as much as 10 percent depending on how the...

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Google Brings Cross-Language Translation to Search Appliance

Google wants to create greater international interest in a new experimental feature that enables Google Search Appliance (GSA) to translate documents between 34...

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Sun, Consortium to Drive Tech Accessibility Project

Sun Microsystems is working with the European Commission-funded open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards (AEGIS) Project to improve...

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Making Sense of the 'semantic Web'

The semantic Web could enable more interactive and accurate searches and is considered a crucial component of emerging Web 3.0 technology. Researchers are exploring...

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IBM Labs Promises Five Innovations

IBM researchers' list of promising new technologies includes the ability to "talk" to the Web; information collection and retrieval systems that cover us when we...

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Obama Stimulus Plan Aims to Boost Digital Economy

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's pledge to "renew our information superhighway," and his outline for the economic stimulus package, will likely lead to significant...

Touching the Future
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Touching the Future

In combination with finger and hand gestures, multitouch input is enabling users to manipulate and display information in innovative and unprecedented ways.

Living Machines
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Living Machines

Researchers of molecular computing and communication are focusing on the type of breakthroughs needed to make the vision of ultrasmall, biocompatible computers....

Making a Difference
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Making a Difference

The Grace Hopper Celebration featured technical talks, workshops, networking events, and lively discussions about increasing the number of women in computer science...

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Six Ways to Build Robots That Do Humans No Harm

A new book by Yale University ethicist Wendell Wallach and Indiana University professor Colin Allen, titled "Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong,"...

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Open-Source Developers Set Out Software Road Map for 2020

A group of open source software advocates have published  a report that establishes a road map for the software industry through 2020. The report makes several...

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Quantum Computers Could Excel in Modeling Chemical Reactions

Quantum computers could potentially improve upon the capabilities of conventional computers in modeling and predicting complex chemical reactions, according to...

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Internet2: Full Speed Ahead

The Internet2 nonprofit consortium is engaged in the development, implementation, and use of networking technologies to tap a massive volume of new URL address...

Reding Calls for Continued R&D Investment
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Reding Calls for Continued R&D Investment

Europe must continue to invest in ICT-related research and development during the economic downturn, European Union commissioner Viviane Reding told delegates at...

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Semantic Desktop Paves the Way For the Semantic Web

The European Union-funded Nepomuk project has developed innovative software to make finding and sharing information on a computer significantly easier, potentially...

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A Future Without Programming

Do-it-yourself applications development is on the rise as business users increasingly turn to codeless programming tools to create applications. "We also haveView...

It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps
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It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps

Salaries for information technology (IT) professionals have essentially stalled, reveals Computerworld's 22nd annual Salary Survey. The survey, based on responses...

The Limits of Computability
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The Limits of Computability

Computational complexity and intractability may help scientists better understand how humans process information and make decisions.
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