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Charles Stross is an award-winning science fiction author whose books include The Bloodline Feud, about timeline-hopping narco-terrorists, Halting State, a near-future crime thriller set in Scotland, and The Rapture of the Nerds…
Was the National Cryptologic Museum designed using a code of some kind?
The mobile revolution has spread beyond the mini supercomputers in our hands all the way to the data center.
The Internet is, from its very core to its most distant peripheries, a vast universe of text.
Genevieve Bell grew up among Aboriginal people in Australia, taught anthropology at Stanford and for the past 16 years has worked for Intel.
Shortchanged by open source.
The challenges and potential approaches to applying privacy research in engineering practice.
An agent-based approach to integrating computing in secondary-school science courses.
Designing for the mobile phone to shared PC pipeline.
Considering a program for cross-disciplinary research between computer scientists and economists studying the effects of computers on work.
Seeking to enrich the search experience by allowing for extra time and alternate resources.
A new strategy – cross-sectorial collaborative shared value – aims to increase the impact of the organization’s social investments.
Don't simply trust and pay your programmers. Why? Because you may end up losing. Instead, you need to validate and …
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers have determined that artificial intelligence can …
Cybersecurity analysts are in great demand thanks to the surge …
A team of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence chess …