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Don't Stick It In: The Dangers of ­sb Drives
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Don't Stick It In: The Dangers of ­sb Drives

Talking to a computer security researcher about Stuxnet is like asking an art critic to describe the finer points of the Mona Lisa. The world's top cybersecurity...

What Steve Jobs Learned in the Wilderness
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What Steve Jobs Learned in the Wilderness

The saga of Steven P. Jobs is so well known that it has entered the nation’s mythology: he’s the prodigal who returned to Apple in 1997, righted a listing ship...

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If We Aren't Ready For Cyberwar, We Will Lose the Next War

In an increasingly digital world, ironically, there may yet be a silver lining to the primitive nature of India's infrastructure: that it is not computer-controlled...

Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg
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Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg

"The Social Network" is wonderful entertainment, but its message is actually kind of evil.

Score: Agile Research Group Management
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Score: Agile Research Group Management

Adapting agile software development methodology toward more efficient management of academic research groups.

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

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

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...

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Administration Internet-Wiretap Proposals Forget History

Any headline that uses the phrase "wiretap the Internet" is likely to make people on the Internet cranky. When this wiretapping scheme comes from an administration...

5 Reasons the Media Cover Apple So Much
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5 Reasons the Media Cover Apple So Much

A study published Monday drew on a host of metrics to conclude something we all already knew: The media covers Apple more than any other company.

Friends Without Benefits
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Friends Without Benefits

The Valley used to be a place run by scientists and engineers, people like Robert Noyce, the Ph.D. physicist who helped invent the integrated circuit and cofounded...

"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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The Anthropology of Hackers

A "hacker" is a technologist with a love for computing and a "hack" is a clever technical solution arrived through a non-obvious means. It doesn't mean to compromise...

The School of Hard Drives
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The School of Hard Drives

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answers questions pertaining to education and technology.

The School of Hard Drives
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The School of Hard Drives

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answers questions pertaining to education and technology.

School For Hackers
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School For Hackers

The do-it-yourself movement revives learning by doing.

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New Business Models Emerge For the Web

I am constantly impressed by the crazy amount of energy entrepreneurs spend hatching innovative services, so I have never understood why they seem to spend so...

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The Snoop In Your Browser

Everyone and his Big Brother wants to log your browsing habits, the better to build a profile of who you are and how you live your life—online and off. Search...

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Robots vs. Suicide Terrorists

In February 2008, a pair of suicide bombers struck the Israeli town of Dimona. One of the attackers detonated his explosive vest, killing an Israeli, and injuring...

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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...
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