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My Puny Human Brain
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My Puny Human Brain

Jeopardy! genius Ken Jennings on what it's like to play against a supercomputer.

Gadget Politics: Why Tech Fans Share the Love and Hate
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Gadget Politics: Why Tech Fans Share the Love and Hate

I’ve been a consumer technology critic for over 10 years. During that time, hate mail has been part of my job every day.

A Worthwhile Contest For Artificial Intelligence
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A Worthwhile Contest For Artificial Intelligence

If IBM's Watson machine defeats people on TV's Jeopardy this week, does that mean that computers are smarter than humans? Maybe not. But the performance could...

Vint Cerf Re-Thinks the Internet in Stanford Talk
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Vint Cerf Re-Thinks the Internet in Stanford Talk

To most, a wine cellar is just a cool place to keep some vintage vino. For Vint Cerf, the revered former Stanford engineering professor and graduate of the university...

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Was Egypt Oversold as Top Offshoring Spot?

Before Egypt turned off the Internet, the country had received increasingly high marks from leading analysis firms as a promising offshore outsourcing destination...

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Beware the Cyber War Boomerang?

Stuxnet, most sophisticated cyber weapon ever developed, could turn on vulnerable U.S. infrastructure.

25 Years of Digital Vandalism
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25 Years of Digital Vandalism

In January 1986, Basit and Amjad Alvi, sibling programmers living near the main train station in Lahore, Pakistan, wrote a piece of code to safeguard the latest...

Technology, Conferences, and Community
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Technology, Conferences, and Community

Considering the impact and implications of changes in scholarly communication.

Forest For the Trees
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Forest For the Trees

With the amount of disk space available to the modern programmer, and the lack of parental supervision in most...

The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware
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The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware

Revisiting the need to educate professionals to defend against malware in its various guises.

Against Cyberterrorism
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Against Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism is a concept that appears recurrently in contemporary media. This coverage is particularly interesting...

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Apple: Disrupt or Perish

While the secret for Apple's success seems patently obvious to most&meash;as obvious as the form and function of the iPhone 4—a more subtle reason is the company's...

Why Buying Coffee with Your Iphone Matters
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Why Buying Coffee with Your Iphone Matters

Starbucks app Cash, credit, or gadget?

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Stuxnet Authors Made Several Basic Errors

There is a growing sentiment among security researchers that the programmers behind the Stuxnet attack may not have been the super-elite cadre of developers that...

Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma
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Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma

Wolfram Research, a software company with deep mathematical and scientific expertise, is expanding to the broad education market with a range of mobile apps.

Rahul Arya: The Way Forward For Electronic Design Automation
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Rahul Arya: The Way Forward For Electronic Design Automation

India's design industry is facing a "quality gap" with regard to talent, says Rahul Arya of Cadence Design Systems Inc. in Bangalore, India.

Rahul Arya: The Way Forward For Electronic Design Automation
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Rahul Arya: The Way Forward For Electronic Design Automation

India's design industry is facing a "quality gap" with regard to talent, says Rahul Arya of Cadence Design Systems Inc. in Bangalore, India.

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Hackers Find New Way to Cheat on Wall Street

High-frequency trading networks, which complete stock market transactions in microseconds, are vulnerable to manipulation by hackers who can inject tiny amounts...

Don't Track Me, Bro
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Don't Track Me, Bro

Here is how Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, describes the current state of affairs on the Internet: "Say I’m walking through a mall...

Android Programming's ­ps and Downs
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Android Programming's ­ps and Downs

As smartphones using Google's Android operating system become mainstream, James Steele and Nelson To are in a pretty good position.
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