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Chinese IT Firm Accused of Links to Cyberwarfare

Beijing-based Venus Info Tech, a provider of IT network security to the Chinese military, has been accused of providing hacker services that help the Chinese government...

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Graduates Take Degrees Overseas

International students at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math are increasingly leaving the United States after...

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Proposed Law Might Make Wi-Fi Users Help Cops

Congressional Republicans have introduced the Internet Security Act, legislation in the U.S. House and Senate that would require Internet service providers (ISPs)...

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Women in IT Still Hit Glass Ceiling

Despite the growing role of women in the United Kingdom's information technology industry, there are signs that a glass ceiling still exists. A recent survey found...

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Exploring a 'Deep Web' That Google Can't Grasp

Google recently added the one trillionth Web address to its list of indexed Web pages, and yet that represents only a small portion of the entire Web. Beyond the...

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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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New Method to Assemble Nanoscale Elements Could Transform Data Storage Industry

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst say that a new, innovative technique in which nanoscale...

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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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SIGGRAPH 2009 Seeks Live Real-Time Video Games Content

The SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival will include a segment on real-time rendering projects, in which the top selections will be played and demonstrated...

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Development of Mobile Applications Is Easy With the Elephant Platform

The Fraunhofer Institute for Communications Systems ESK's Elephant research project is a software platform that makes it easier for programmers to develop applications...

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Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Collaborate to Clean Up Web

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced that they will support Google's technology for detecting duplicate pages on Web sites. Web publishers will be able to use Google's...

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Microsoft Researcher Stores Digital Life

Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell has been recording virtually all aspects of his life digitally for 10 years through his Microsoft-funded MyLifeBits project. He...

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Project Uses Cell Phones as Computers in the Classroom

University of Michigan professor Elliot Soloway and University of North Texas professor Cathleen Norris have developed the Mobile Learning Environment, a suite...

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UCLA Team Creates Virtual Library of Medieval Manuscripts

Over the past decade, as many as 10,000 of the rarest and most important medieval manuscripts have been scanned into digital formats that could be studied on the...

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Gadget Reads Users' Minds From Their Grip

Computer-human interface researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a prototype control device that predicts what function the...

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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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Stealthier Mac Attacks

A security expert at the recent Black Hat DC computer security conference demonstrated a technique for attacking the Mac operating system OS X without leaving any...

It's All Relative: UC San Diego's Einstein Robot Has 'Emotional Intelligence'
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It's All Relative: UC San Diego's Einstein Robot Has 'Emotional Intelligence'

Researchers at the University of California San Diego's (UCSD's) California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) have outfitted...
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