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Windows 8: Design Over ­sability
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Windows 8: Design Over ­sability

Windows 8 is a computer science masterpiece trapped inside a user interface kerfuffle.

Funding Successful Research
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Funding Successful Research

A proposal for result-based funding for research projects.

The Brain Is Not Computable
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The Brain Is Not Computable

Miguel Nicolelis, a top neuroscientist at Duke University, says computers will never replicate the human brain and that the technological Singularity is "a bunch...

How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple
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How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple

There's no arguing that Apple set the standard for modern mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad. It didn't take long after those two products launched for...

Why Mapping the Human Brain Matters
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Why Mapping the Human Brain Matters

It turns out that President Barack Obama’s head-scratching mention of a project to map the human brain in his most recent State of the Union speech was more than...

Sony's Playstation 4: Five Things We Want to Know
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Sony's Playstation 4: Five Things We Want to Know

New York, 6pm Wednesday, the next generation starts.

Why We Love Beautiful Things
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Why We Love Beautiful Things

Great design, the management expert Gary Hamel once said, is like Justice Potter Stewart's famous definition of pornography—you know it when you see it.

Want to See in the Dark? One Day They'll Have an App For That
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Want to See in the Dark? One Day They'll Have an App For That

The combination of man and machine has been so entrenched in our popular culture that for many, the idea that you could attach a sensor to a mouse brain which enables...

When Will the Internet Reach Its Limit (and How Do We Stop It from Happening)?
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When Will the Internet Reach Its Limit (and How Do We Stop It from Happening)?

The number of smartphones, tablets and other network-connected gadgets will outnumber humans by the end of the year.

Bill Gates 'not Satisfied' with Microsoft's Innovations
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Bill Gates 'not Satisfied' with Microsoft's Innovations

Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded—and he isn't...

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View from Iran: World Needs Rules on Cyberattacks

The world needs a new international legal instrument on cyberspace, in light of the new waves of trans-border cyberattacks that have become a disturbing aspect...

Lea Verou on Why Web Standards Matter and How You Can Help
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Lea Verou on Why Web Standards Matter and How You Can Help

Web developer Lea Verou of W3C Developer Relations discusses her interest in Web standards, her work as a Web developer, and her role in organizing W3Conf and developing...

Apple’s Next Innovation: TV
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Apple’s Next Innovation: TV

Steve Jobs couldn't hide his frustration. Asked at a technology conference in 2010 whether Apple might finally turn its attention to television, he launched into...

A Sterling Future for HPC
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A Sterling Future for HPC

For the past decade, keynote speakers at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) have examined the major accomplishments in HPC during the preceding year...

Letter 'to a Future Woman in Tech' Hopes For Long Ladies' Room Lines at Conferences
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Letter 'to a Future Woman in Tech' Hopes For Long Ladies' Room Lines at Conferences

Stacey Mulcahy, who is currently a lead developer at the digital creative agency Big Spaceship, has been in the tech industry since 2001.

Cobol Will Outlive ­S All
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Cobol Will Outlive ­S All

In the early 1980s, I was told that COBOL was going away and that I should quickly move toward other programming languages.

DHS: Border Device Search Policy Does Not Violate Fourth Amendment
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DHS: Border Device Search Policy Does Not Violate Fourth Amendment

The Department of Homeland Security's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has determined that the DHS’s warrantless, and often suspicion-less, search and...

President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order Scores Much Better Than CISPA On Privacy
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President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order Scores Much Better Than CISPA On Privacy

With the reintroduction of the much-maligned Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act scheduled for the day after the State of the Union, the House of Representatives...

Stupid, Stupid xBox!!
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Stupid, Stupid xBox!!

I was a founder of the original xBox project at Microsoft and gave it its name.

Tim Cook Says Apple Has No Limits
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Tim Cook Says Apple Has No Limits

Don't tell Apple it can't do something.
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