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Windows 8—Disappointing ­sability for Both Novice and Power ­sers
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Windows 8—Disappointing ­sability for Both Novice and Power ­sers

With the recent launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablets, Microsoft has reversed its user interface strategy.

Blue Waters Opts Out of Top500
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Blue Waters Opts Out of Top500

The NCSA Blue Waters system is one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, but it won't appear on the TOP500 list—nor will it be taking part in the HPC Challenge...

Otellini's Legacy of Intel Profit Marred By Arm Competition
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Otellini's Legacy of Intel Profit Marred By Arm Competition

When Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini retires in May, he'll leave a mixed record.

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2013
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Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2013

On Monday, the research firm laid out "10 critical tech trends for the next five years." Tuesday, it took a look at a little closer in, providing a list of the...

3 Questions: A Web For Everyone
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3 Questions: A Web For Everyone

During the opening ceremonies of this summer’s Olympic games in London, a musical performance culminated with a stage-set house rising into the rafters to reveal...

Capitol Hill Rhetoric Takes Aim at Wrong Cybersecurity Targets
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Capitol Hill Rhetoric Takes Aim at Wrong Cybersecurity Targets

Defense secretary Leon Panetta couldn't resist, could he? He couldn't fight the urge to dig deep into the information security cliché handbook and yank out that...

Fresh Windows, but Where’s the Start Button?
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Fresh Windows, but Where’s the Start Button?

Over the years, Keith McCarthy has become used to a certain way of doing things on his personal computers, which, like most others on the planet, have long run...

Jack Dorsey: Leadership Secrets Of Twitter And Square
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Jack Dorsey: Leadership Secrets Of Twitter And Square

You cover a lot of ground hanging out with Jack Dorsey.

MIT Alums Recount Their Martian Experiences
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MIT Alums Recount Their Martian Experiences

Since NASA's Curiosity rover made its extraordinary Aug. 6 touchdown on Mars, it has been roving the Martian landscape, returning startling images.

10 Predictions About Networking and Moore's Law from Andy Bechtolsheim
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10 Predictions About Networking and Moore's Law from Andy Bechtolsheim

Sun Microsystems cofounder and networking guru Andy Bechtholsheim predicted that networking chips—which determine how quickly you can surf the Internet—will keep...

Linus Torvalds Compares Hard Disks to Satan
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Linus Torvalds Compares Hard Disks to Satan

Linus Torvalds—creator of the Linux open source operating system—is a man of strong opinions.

Where's the Discussion of Trojan Horses?
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Where's the Discussion of Trojan Horses?

The Mykonos Vase, discovered in 1961 in the Cyclades, is one of the earliest accounts of the Trojan Horse, used as a subterfuge by the Greeks to enter the city...

A Better Approach to Huawei, Zte, and Chinese Cyberspying? Distrust and Verify
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A Better Approach to Huawei, Zte, and Chinese Cyberspying? Distrust and Verify

In the wake of the 60-page report from Congress’s Select Committee On Intelligence recommending U.S. companies stop buying Chinese-made telecommunications gear...

Nsf-Ncsa Study Probes Relationship Between Industrial Applications and ­nderlying Science
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Nsf-Ncsa Study Probes Relationship Between Industrial Applications and ­nderlying Science

In an interview, U.S. NCSA director Merle Giles discusses the findings of a study to determine whether improvements in the science inside applications and other...

Digital First Isn't an Option for Media—It's the Only Way Forward
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Digital First Isn't an Option for Media—It's the Only Way Forward

Everywhere you look in the traditional media industry, you can see signs of turmoil and disruption: to take just a few recent examples, the New York Times is ...

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Rose's Law For Quantum Computers

When I first met Geordie Rose in 2002, I was struck by his ability to explain complex quantum physics and the "spooky" underpinnings of quantum computers. I had...

Ibm's Ginni Rometty Looks Ahead
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Ibm's Ginni Rometty Looks Ahead

Ginni Rometty's first customer conference as CEO of IBM was an unusual affair, especially by Big Blue's buttoned-up standards.

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Could the Internet Ever 'Wake ­Up'?

In the world of sci-fi movie geekdom, Aug. 29, 1997, was a turning point for humanity: On that day, according to the Terminator films, the network of U.S. defense...

Interview With Eugene Kaspersky
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Interview With Eugene Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky has had an interesting, varied life, with more than his share of adventures, successes and challenges. He's seen and done a lot, but when he learned...

Meet Mira, the Supercomputer That Makes ­niverses
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Meet Mira, the Supercomputer That Makes ­niverses

Cosmology is the most ambitious of sciences. Its goal, plainly stated, is to describe the origin, evolution, and structure of the entire universe, a universe that...
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