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How Often Does Your Phone Drop Calls?
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How Often Does Your Phone Drop Calls?

Apple, Research in Motion, and the rest of the cell phone industry don't want you to know.

How Html5 Will Shake Up the Web
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How Html5 Will Shake Up the Web

HTML5, the next version of the markup language used to build Web pages, has attracted attention for its ability to show video inside a Web browser without using...

Lithium: Why It Makes Such Great Batteries
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Lithium: Why It Makes Such Great Batteries

One theme I ran into over and over while writing about the periodic table was the future of energy and the question of which element or elements will replace carbon...

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John Shalf Talks Parallel Programming Languages

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center's John Shalf describes parallel programming languages as tools designed to program systems with multiple...

Is Computer Science Truly Scientific?
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Is Computer Science Truly Scientific?

Reflections on the (experimental) scientific method in computer science.

Work Life in the Robotic Age
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Work Life in the Robotic Age

Technological change results in changes in expectations, in this case affecting the workplace.

Outsourcing Versus Shared Services
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Outsourcing Versus Shared Services

Choosing between outsourcing and shared services has significant implications for long-term corporate strategy.

Scaling the Exa
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Scaling the Exa

The University of Tennessee's Jack Dongarra says the transition to exascale computing is going to be more dramatic than earlier transitions, and this will result...

An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum
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An Interview with Ed Feigenbaum

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Edward A. Feigenbaum, a pioneer in the field of expert systems, reflects on his career.

Plotting Away
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Plotting Away

Dear KV, I've been working with some code that generates massive data sets, and . . . I'm finding that more and more often I...

The Resurgence of Parallelism
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The Resurgence of Parallelism

Parallel computation is making a comeback after a quarter century of neglect. Past research can be put to quick use today.

Myths and Fallacies of 'Personally Identifiable Information'
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Myths and Fallacies of 'Personally Identifiable Information'

Developing effective privacy protection technologies is a critical challenge for security and privacy research as the amount and variety of data collected about...

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Html: Still Not All It's Cracked Up to Be

The headaches of Web application development are being compounded by the ever-proliferating morass of Web standards, frameworks, and tools.

How to Make Progress in Computing Education
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How to Make Progress in Computing Education

Improving the research base for computing education requires securing competitive funding commitments.

Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model
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Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model

Assessing the strengths, weaknesses, and general applicability of the computing-as-utility business model.

Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You
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Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You

A humanoid robot will visit space for the first time in September aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA announced Wednesday. The Robonaut 2, which was co-developed...

Q&A: Systematic Thinking
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Q&A: Systematic Thinking

Andrew S. Tanenbaum talks about MINIX, microkernels, and electronic voting systems.

The Data-Structure Canon
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The Data-Structure Canon

Data structures are part of the foundation of computer science. It pays to revisit them from time to time.

Cloud Computing and SaaS as New Computing Platforms
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Cloud Computing and SaaS as New Computing Platforms

To become an industry platform, vendors must open their infrastructure technology to other product companies.

Be Careful What You Wish For
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Be Careful What You Wish For

Reflections on the decline of mathematical tables.
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