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Surprising Tips from a Super-Hacker
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Surprising Tips from a Super-Hacker

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, '80s and '90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI.

The Dark Side of the Coming Chatbot Revolution
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The Dark Side of the Coming Chatbot Revolution

Artificial intelligence is coming to a messaging app near you.

Five Reasons Why China Is Attacking ­.s. Tech
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Five Reasons Why China Is Attacking ­.s. Tech

China's blistering attacks on U.S. tech firms is more than quid pro quo over cyberspying charges. It's a signal of China's growing confidence in its own technology...

Q&a: What's Needed to Get a Big Data Job?
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Q&a: What's Needed to Get a Big Data Job?

Big data will change training in all corporate units, says Michael Rappa, who created the first U.S. post graduate program in data analytics.

Intel Strives to Develop Tiny Chips to Run Wearable Computers
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Intel Strives to Develop Tiny Chips to Run Wearable Computers

Intel researchers are developing tiny microprocessors that would power wearable computers. 

The Grill: David D. Clark
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The Grill: David D. Clark

In an interview, Massachusetts Institute of Technology research scientist David D. Clark says the Internet's biggest benefit is its intermediation of people getting...

Will Microsoft's 'minority Report' ­i Leap-Frog Apple?
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Will Microsoft's 'minority Report' ­i Leap-Frog Apple?

Although Apple has pioneered the mainstream multitouch user interface (UI), Microsoft could provide the next major UI breakthrough by combining voice, touch, and...

A High-Tech Pioneer Reflects on the Digital Revolution
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A High-Tech Pioneer Reflects on the Digital Revolution

In an interview, Frederico Faggin, who led the design and development of the first microprocessor in 1970, says he sees a future in which quantum and cognitive...

A High-Tech Pioneer Reflects on the Digital Revolution
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A High-Tech Pioneer Reflects on the Digital Revolution

In an interview, Frederico Faggin, who led the design and development of the first microprocessor in 1970, says he sees a future in which quantum and cognitive...

Misleading Government Stats on It Employment
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Misleading Government Stats on It Employment

David Foote, CEO of IT workforce analyst firm Foote Partners, says that U.S. government statistics on IT employment are misleading because they do not track 16...

How Google Plans to Clone You
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How Google Plans to Clone You

Google is working on a virtual version of you. Will you call it 'Mini-Me?'

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Protecting the Data You Don't Even Know You Have

Let's assume for a moment that Google's collection of Wi-Fi "payload" data really was unintentional. And that Google never used the data, didn't even know it...

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Five Reasons Why China Will Rule Tech

China's focus on science and technology is relentless, and is occurring at all levels of its society. Recent development points to growing concern in Washington...

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The Ipad Paradox: Less Is More

The introduction of Apple's iPad predictably divided gadget fans into "love it" and "hate it" camps. The haters say iPad lacks multitasking, a Webcam, Flash support...

Dark Clouds Gather Over Online Security
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Dark Clouds Gather Over Online Security

Google may have threatened to leave China in order to keep us all from concluding that "the cloud" can't be secured. But isn't that precisely what we should conclude...

An Interview With Brian Kernighan, Co-Developer of Awk and Ampl
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An Interview With Brian Kernighan, Co-Developer of Awk and Ampl

Brian Kernighan — a contributor to the development of the AWK and AMPL programming languages — says that he remains "very interested" in domain-specific languages...

The Grill: Aaron Walsh
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The Grill: Aaron Walsh

Boston College professor Aaron E. Walsh has a vision of making state-of-the-art education freely available to anyone with a computer and Internet connectivity through...

The Grill: Aaron Walsh
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The Grill: Aaron Walsh

Boston College professor Aaron E. Walsh has a vision of making state-of-the-art education freely available to anyone with a computer and Internet connectivity through...

­sing Computer Models to Predict War
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­sing Computer Models to Predict War

New York University professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has developed a computer model that can forecast the outcomes of international conflicts, and the U.S. Defense...

The Grill: Jane Margolis
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The Grill: Jane Margolis

The convergence of technology, education, and diversity is the topic of a new book written by Jane Margolis of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information...
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