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Why Everyone (not Just Geeks) Should Care About Big Data
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Why Everyone (not Just Geeks) Should Care About Big Data

Hugo Campos has a cardiac defibrillator implanted in his body. It sends data about his heart to his doctors and back to the manufacturer, but it takes days to get...

Who's Behind the Wheel? Nobody.
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Who's Behind the Wheel? Nobody.

The Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca is a 2.2-mile asphalt roller coaster plunging and soaring across California's tawny Monterey highlands.

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Disconnect Between Application Development and Security Getting Wider

There is a widening gulf between application developers and security decision makers inside the enterprise, and it’s starting to cost companies serious money.

Google News at 10: How the Algorithm Won Over the News Industry
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Google News at 10: How the Algorithm Won Over the News Industry

In April of 2010, Eric Schmidt delivered the keynote address at the conference of the American Society of News Editors in Washington, D.C. During the talk, thearticulate...

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When Gps Tracking Violates Privacy Rights

For the right to personal privacy to survive in America in this digital age, courts must be meticulous in applying longstanding privacy protections to new technology...

If Design's No Longer the Killer Differentiator, What Is?
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If Design's No Longer the Killer Differentiator, What Is?

We already know that design matters. Product design. Industrial design. Experience design. Supply chain design. Witness the renewed fervor for the iPhone 5 today...

The Tyranny of the Clock
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The Tyranny of the Clock

Promoting a clock-free paradigm that fits everything learned about programming since Turing.

Computing as If Infrastructure Mattered
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Computing as If Infrastructure Mattered

Understanding the technical and social fundamentals of the computing infrastructure is essential in the continuously evolving technological realm.

A Nice Piece of Code
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A Nice Piece of Code

Colorful metaphors and properly reusing functions.

The Foresight Saga, Redux
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The Foresight Saga, Redux

Short-term thinking is the enemy of the long-term future.

The Goldilocks Estimate
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The Goldilocks Estimate

Balancing two extremes in project estimation.

Reflecting on the Facebook IPO
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Reflecting on the Facebook IPO

Exploring some factors that reflect a company's worth.

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Lessons from an Iranian War Game

Perhaps it was the "fog of simulation." But the scariest aspect of a U.S.-Iran war game staged this week was the way each side miscalculated the other’s responses—and...

Nomenclaturing: Let's Ture to the Max!
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Nomenclaturing: Let's Ture to the Max!

Christos Papadimitriou's recently published reminiscences include the fascinating story of how he learned about Turing Machines: As a bored undergraduate in a Greek...

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Air Force Video Compares Facebook, Iphone to Atom Bombs

The world of tomorrow is going to be a dark and sinister place, according to a group of Air Force futurists. One reason why it'll be so scary: Facebook.

An Open Letter to Wikipedia
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An Open Letter to Wikipedia

Dear Wikipedia, I am Philip Roth. I had reason recently to read for the first time the Wikipedia entry discussing my novel "The Human Stain."

Breaking ­p the Echo
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Breaking ­p the Echo

It is well known that when like-minded people get together, they tend to end up thinking a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk...

Investing in Our Future; Investing in Research
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Investing in Our Future; Investing in Research

The future of the American university and of American innovation is in jeopardy, threatened by cuts in government-sponsored research funding, according to Caroline...

Despite a Slowdown, Smartphone Advances Are Still Ahead
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Despite a Slowdown, Smartphone Advances Are Still Ahead

Apple's new iPhone 5 has faster chips and a bigger screen, but these improvements lack the dramatic impact the first iPhone had in 2007. However, analysts say...

Intel Seeks to Eliminate Computer Passwords With Wave of Hand
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Intel Seeks to Eliminate Computer Passwords With Wave of Hand

Intel researchers recently demonstrated a system that has the potential to do away with computer passwords.
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