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Google has launched the latest salvo in an effort to overcome internet blackouts in Egypt during anti-government protests there.
In another era, China’s leaders might have been content to let discussion of the protests in Egypt float around among private citizens, then fizzle out.
Intel researchers are developing computer security technology that stop all zero-day attacks. "We're going to see a quantum jump in the ability of future devices . . . to defend themselves against attacks," says Intel's Justin…
The University of Washington has launched a new program, co-funded by Intel Corp., that aims to make it dramatically easier and cheaper to manufacture silicon chips that combine light and electronics, enabling the next generation…
Microsoft has provided developers with a resource for accessing early releases of software from its Technical Computing Initiative. TC Labs, which is part of the company's DevLabs site on MSDN, currently offers three pre-release…
Developers use clever tricks to overcome the shortcomings of smart-phone cameras.
Computer science has lost not only a great scientist, but an important link to the electronic computing revolution that took place in the 1940s.
Forty-one men and women are inducted as 2010 ACM Fellows.
Power-saving processor algorithms have the potential to create significant energy and cost savings.
More than 50 years of computing literature is augmented, streamlined, and joined to powerful new tools for retrieval and analysis.
Purdue University's Science of Information Center seeks new principles to answer the question 'What is information?'
Crowdsourcing is based on a simple but powerful concept: Virtually anyone has the potential to plug in valuable information.