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Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period
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Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period

Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong. And yet people who use two spaces are everywhere...

What Does Jobs' Absence Mean For the Future of Apple?
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What Does Jobs' Absence Mean For the Future of Apple?

With Steve Jobs' third medical-related absence in six years, Silicon Valley must again confront one of its great mysteries: How much does Jobs matter to Apple?

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Nsa's Home Base May Have Crappiest Web Site Ever

Through the gates of Fort George Meade pass the most powerful technical minds that the government employs. But Fort Meade's website contains pixelized, faux-shaded...

Success of Verizon's Iphone Will Depend on Cdma Network Performance
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Success of Verizon's Iphone Will Depend on Cdma Network Performance

Professor P.K. Kannan at the University of Maryland, says the success of the iPhone 4 released by Verizon boils down to one word: "performance.  That is, the performance...

Shigeru Miyamoto: Master of Play
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Shigeru Miyamoto: Master of Play

The many worlds of a video-game artist.

The Case Against the Consumer Electronics Show
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The Case Against the Consumer Electronics Show

A year ago, Steve Ballmer took the stage of the Consumer Electronics Show to tout a technology that he promised would change the world: the Windows operating...

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...

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The Ephemeral Legion: Producing an Expert Cyber-Security Work Force from Thin Air

Seeking to improve the educational mechanisms for efficiently training large numbers of information security workers.

An Interview with Frances E. Allen
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An Interview with Frances E. Allen

Frances E. Allen, recipient of the 2006 ACM A.M. Turing Award, reflects on her career.

Cloud Computing Privacy Concerns on Our Doorstep
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Cloud Computing Privacy Concerns on Our Doorstep

Privacy and confidentiality issues in cloud-based conference management systems reflect more universal themes.

Reflections on the Toyota Debacle
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Reflections on the Toyota Debacle

A look in the rearview mirror reveals system and process blind spots.

Google AdWords and European Trademark Law
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Google AdWords and European Trademark Law

Is Google violating trademark law by operating its AdWords system?

Don't Bring Me a Good Idea
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Don't Bring Me a Good Idea

You want to know how to get my attention?" Jason Kalich asked the audience rhetorically. "First off, don't bring me a good...

Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)
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Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)

For years now, Jeff Han has been working on large-screen multitouch displays. Han and his company, Perceptive Pixel, are best known for creating the giant touch...

The 24-Hour Athenian Democracy
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The 24-Hour Athenian Democracy

"I'm aware of your need to stay anonymous, but I have to be able to describe the scope of this movement. Can any of you tell me where you're typing from?"

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Why Wikileaks Is Good For America

A truly free press—one unfettered by concerns of nationalism—is apparently a terrifying problem for elected governments and tyrannies alike.

­.s. Chip Manufacturing in the Age of the Ipad
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­.s. Chip Manufacturing in the Age of the Ipad

Behind the fly-off-the-shelf popularity of products like Apple's iPad and iPhone are hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs—mostly overseas. Is it possible...

Primal Rage: A Conversation with John Carmack, and a Look at Id's Latest
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Primal Rage: A Conversation with John Carmack, and a Look at Id's Latest

If there were a Mt. Rushmore of computer gaming, John Carmack's head would not only be on it, it would have the highest polygon count.

Primal Rage: A Conversation with John Carmack, and a Look at Id's Latest
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Primal Rage: A Conversation with John Carmack, and a Look at Id's Latest

If there were a Mt. Rushmore of computer gaming, John Carmack's head would not only be on it, it would have the highest polygon count.

Where Anonymity Breeds Contempt
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Where Anonymity Breeds Contempt

There you are, peacefully reading an article or watching a video on the Internet. You finish, find it thought-provoking, and scroll down to the comments section...
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