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Apps Could Be Overtaking the Web
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Apps Could Be Overtaking the Web

An app for weather. An app for banking. An app for news, for sports, for games, for travel, for department stores, for insurance companies, for ….wait: Who needs...

A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!
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A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!

Can technology be autonomous?

Vernor Vinge Is Optimistic About the Collapse of Civilization
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Vernor Vinge Is Optimistic About the Collapse of Civilization

"I think that [civilization] coming back would actually be a very big surprise," he says. "The difference between us and us 10,000 years ago is … we know it can...

Robotics Trends For 2012
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Robotics Trends For 2012

IEEE's Erico Guizzo and Hizook.com founder Travis Deyle make several predictions regarding what will be big news in robotics this year.

Is Human Mobility Tracking a Good Idea?
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Is Human Mobility Tracking a Good Idea?

Considering the trade-offs associated with human mobility tracking.

Reading CS Classics
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Reading CS Classics

Revisiting required reading.

Improving Gender Composition in Computing
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Improving Gender Composition in Computing

Combining academic and industry representation, the NCWIT Pacesetters program works to increase the participation of girls and women in computing.

The Network Protocol Battle
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The Network Protocol Battle

A tale of hubris and zealotry.

Information Technology and Gross National Happiness
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Information Technology and Gross National Happiness

Connecting digital technologies and happiness.

Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?
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Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?

How the U.S. Postal Service might improve the efficiency of its delivery platform.

Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties
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Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties

There is a spate of proposed cybersecurity legislation working its way through the House and Senate. The bills are aimed primarily at facilitating cooperation regarding...

Can Speech-Recognition Software Work in Mandarin?
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Can Speech-Recognition Software Work in Mandarin?

In anticipation of Apple’s introduction of Siri in Chinese this year, I decided to try Dragon, a line of smartphone voice apps by Nuance Communications—the company...

Data Mining and Kids: Thank Goodness She Didn't Pay Cash!
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Data Mining and Kids: Thank Goodness She Didn't Pay Cash!

Remember the movie The Minority Report? It is based upon a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name. Well, the movie is supposed to portray an implausible dystopian...

Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1
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Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1

Rebecca MacKinnon shares insights about Internet freedom, including the roles and responsibilities of citizens, corporations, and governments.  

Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1
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Rebecca Mackinnon Discusses Threats to Internet Freedom: Part 1

Rebecca MacKinnon shares insights about Internet freedom, including the roles and responsibilities of citizens, corporations, and governments.  

The 4g Fakeout
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The 4g Fakeout

Not long ago, when desktops and laptops were the main computers we used every day, PC makers peddled what's known as the megahertz myth.

The Personalized Web Is Just an Interest Graph Away
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The Personalized Web Is Just an Interest Graph Away

You know how our social graphs are creeping into every aspect of our Web lives, from search results to coupons? Well, get ready for something a lot more personal...

Ray Ozzie on Startups, Microsoft, and What He's Dreaming ­p Next
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Ray Ozzie on Startups, Microsoft, and What He's Dreaming ­p Next

Ray Ozzie, online collaboration pioneer and former Microsoft chief software architect, shared his thoughts on the startup climate, his tenure at Microsoft, the...

Google Adds (even More) Links to the Pentagon
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Google Adds (even More) Links to the Pentagon

On Monday, the Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. It was an unexpected move: Washington and Mountain...

Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design
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Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design

This past weekend marked the anniversary of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated Japan.
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