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Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software
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Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software

Whether you know him by name, you almost certainly have firsthand experience with some of Nolan Bushnell's work. He's known by many as the father of video games...

Sensor Networks For the Sciences
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Sensor Networks For the Sciences

Lessons from the field derived from developing wireless sensor networks for monitoring active and hazardous volcanoes.

K-12 Computational Learning
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K-12 Computational Learning

Enhancing student learning and understanding by combining theories of learning with the computer's unique attributes.

The Divergent Online News Preferences of Journalists and Readers
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The Divergent Online News Preferences of Journalists and Readers

Reading between the lines of the thematic gap between the supply and demand of online news.

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What We're Driving At

Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we’re working on today is...

Why Graphene Is the Stuff of the Future
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Why Graphene Is the Stuff of the Future

Everything in our three-dimensional world has a width, length and height. That was what we thought, at least. But this picture overlooks a whole class of materials...

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Platforms and Services: Understanding the Resurgence of Apple
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Platforms and Services: Understanding the Resurgence of Apple

Combining new consumer devices and Internet platforms with online services and content is proving to be a successful strategy.

Victorian Data Processing
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Victorian Data Processing

The Victorian world was awash with data and with organizations that processed it; and they usually used nothing...

"india Has a Big Role to Play in It's Future"
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"india Has a Big Role to Play in It's Future"

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of India’s largest IT outsourcer Tata Consultancy Services, recently discussed technology...

"india Has a Big Role to Play in It's Future"
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"india Has a Big Role to Play in It's Future"

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of India’s largest IT outsourcer Tata Consultancy Services, recently discussed technology...

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Crisis in Computing

It may not be obvious, but if you’ve checked the weather today, ridden in a car or an airplane, made a phone call, or used any number of consumer products, down...

Is Wikileaks Too Full of Itself?
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Is Wikileaks Too Full of Itself?

Have the activists behind WikiLeaks—and in particular the Web site's founder, Julian Assange—become intoxicated by their own myth? Two recent events involving...

Remembrances of Things Pest
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Remembrances of Things Pest

Recalling malware milestones.

Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution
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Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution

Robotics will inspire dramatic changes in the CS curriculum.

Is the Internet a Maturing Market?
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Is the Internet a Maturing Market?

Two concerns dominate the current debates over U.S. Internet policy: the relatively low level of U.S. broadband...

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.

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How to Silence the Obnoxious and Deafening Vuvuzela

Do you hear that? The hideous, piercing dirge of a B-flat drone that is the unfortunate backdrop to every single World Cup match? It’s the vuvuzela, a stupid plastic...

Against Instant Replay
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Against Instant Replay

Extraordinary cases make bad law. In a sense, Armando Galarraga’s non-perfect perfect game, spoiled by an umpire’s call on what should have been the 27th out, offers...

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Venter: The Implications of Our Synthetic Cell

We did not create life from scratch: we transformed existing life into new life. Nor did we design and build a new chromosome from scratch. Rather, using only digitised...
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