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The Explosive Growth of Postdocs in Computer Science
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The Explosive Growth of Postdocs in Computer Science

Considering the factors influencing the recent rapid increase in the number of postdoctoral positions in computer science.

Cloud Services Certification
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Cloud Services Certification

How to address the lack of transparency, trust, and acceptance in cloud services.

The Value of Microprocessor Designs
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The Value of Microprocessor Designs

Applying a centuries-old technique to modern cost estimation.

Reflections on Stanford's MOOCs
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Reflections on Stanford's MOOCs

New possibilities in online education create new challenges.

Divided By Division
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Divided By Division

Is there a "best used by" date for software?

More Sight on Foresight
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More Sight on Foresight

My previous column, "The Foresight Saga, Redux," began a discussion that is continued here regarding some lessons learned from the 2012 U.S. November elections. In...

The Tangled Web We Have Woven
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The Tangled Web We Have Woven

Seeking to protect the fundamental privacy of network interactions.

Talking, Walking Objects
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Talking, Walking Objects

Meeting Simon for the first time was one of the most sublime experiences I've had. With every coy head nod, casual hand wave and deep eye gaze, I felt he already...

Meet the Man Who Would Make Blackberry Apps Cool
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Meet the Man Who Would Make Blackberry Apps Cool

Alec Saunders needed a little bait.

Becoming Biohackers: Learning the Game
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Becoming Biohackers: Learning the Game

When you have lunch courtesy of the FBI, you are offered chicken Caesar salad, hamburger, or fish.

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Google's Approach to Government Requests For ­ser Data

Today, January 28, is Data Privacy Day, when the world recognizes the importance of preserving your online privacy and security.

Ito: Think Twice About Immortality and the Singularity
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Ito: Think Twice About Immortality and the Singularity

Ray Kurzweil's vision of the "singularity"—when nanobots make humans immortal and computer progress is so fast that the future becomes profoundly unknowable—is...

Don't Divorce Design from Manufacturing
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Don't Divorce Design from Manufacturing

The software company Autodesk doesn't manufacture anything.

IBM Predicts Cognitive Systems As New Computing Wave
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IBM Predicts Cognitive Systems As New Computing Wave

At year's end, IBM selects a new innovation that has the potential to change the world.

Crapware Won't Crap Out
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Crapware Won't Crap Out

For a few years now, I've been expecting to write an obituary for crapware. Or not an obit, exactly—I was hoping to dance on its grave.

Apple Shouldn't Make Software Look Like Real Objects
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Apple Shouldn't Make Software Look Like Real Objects

Last fall Apple fired executive Scott Forstall, considered by many to be a Steve Jobs protégé.

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Remembering Aaron By Taking Care of Each Other

My friend Will Morrell, brilliant and sardonic, was the first person I ever knew to make his living close to the machine.

Jill and Scott Kelley on the Petraeus Scandal and Loss of Privacy
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Jill and Scott Kelley on the Petraeus Scandal and Loss of Privacy

We woke up on the morning of Nov. 9 expecting the usual: for one of us, the tending to patients; for the other, the morning rush of packing lunches and getting...

Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience or Cyber Crime?
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Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience or Cyber Crime?

When Reddit co-founder and internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide, he was facing up to 13 felony counts, 50 years in prison, and millions of dollars...

Samsung's Secret Weapon in the Mobile Wars: Tizen
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Samsung's Secret Weapon in the Mobile Wars: Tizen

You've probably never heard of Tizen, but the companies behind it are some of the most recognizable brands in the tech industry.
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