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Stimulus Bill Includes $7.2 Billion For Broadband

The $787 billion economic stimulus package U.S. President Obama recently signed into law includes $7.2 billion for broadband grant and loan programs. Under the...

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Mathematical Firepower (and Cash) Key to Solving Computing Problems

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization's (CSIRO's) Louise Ryan says increasing funding for mathematical sciences is essential...

Does Drm Have a Future?
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Does Drm Have a Future?

Digital rights management (DRM)  has emerged as a widespread tool to combat piracy. So far, however, DRM systems have proved highly inconvenient to consumers who...

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Computer Science Meets the Grid

University of California, Berkeley professor Randy Katz says future computers need to be designed to meet the energy efficiency needs of data centers, and the power...

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Lighting Up the Lives of the Elderly - Adaptively

Researchers working on the European Union-funded Aladin project say lighting that can adapt automatically to meet a user's needs could have significant benefits...

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Intelligent Home Environment

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, are developing an intelligent home automation system...

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A Serious Approach to Games

Coventry University in the United Kingdom has opened the Serious Games Institute (SGI), a new program designed to develop hardware and software applications that...

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Carnegie Mellon Professor Earns Lifetime Achievement Award For Her Work in Human-Computer Interaction

ACM's Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) has named Carnegie Mellon University professor Sara Kiesler the winner of this year's Lifetime...

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ACM Policy Group Applauds Congressional Passage of Increased Investment in Research

ACM's Public Policy Committee (USACM) applauds the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's focus on science and technology innovation as a crucial element of economic...

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How to Beat the Recession Using Underutilized Technology

Experts say there are underutilized digital applications that could be tapped to pull the world out of the economic recession. Several categories of corporate...

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Hospitals With Better It Have Fewer Deaths, Study Shows

Patients have better outcomes in hospitals that make greater use of technology, concludes a collaborative study involving multiple universities and healthcare systems...

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Surprise! Tech Is a Safe Career Choice Today

The technology profession is proving to be one of the safest careers available during the current economic crisis, providing good pay and solid job security. "The...

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Certain It Skills in Demand Despite Economy

According to a recent study by IT staffing company Veritude, the overall weakness in the U.S. economy is forcing employers to become more tactical in their hiring...

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Pcs Will Become Sensitive

Over the next decade, IT will become increasingly pervasive but computers will be less prevalent as they are incorporated into vehicles, desks, and even furniture...

The First Internet President
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The First Internet President

Barack Obama's presidential campaign utilized the Internet and information technology unlike any previous political campaign. How politicians and the public interact...

USACM's Policy Role
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USACM's Policy Role

ACM members have a professional duty to ensure that the public comprehends and benefits from advances in computing.

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Report Calls For Boost in It Research, Policies

U.S. President Barack Obama's transition team has received a copy of a National Academy of Sciences report that recommends several strategies the United States...

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Technology Gets a Piece of Stimulus

The $825 billion stimulus plan proposed by U.S. President Barack Obama and House Democrats includes a $37 billion investment in three high-technology areas: broader...

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New Administration, Congress Aim to Boost Federal R&d

The Obama administration and the U.S. Congress want to provide significant new funding for science and technology research and development. The America COMPETES...

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It Professionals See Salary Increase But Job Security Remains Top Concern

The average IT salary rose 4.6 percent to an average of $78,035 in 2008, and by more than 5 percent to an average of $87,257 for IT professionals working in the...
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