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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 Russian edition of Rutishauser's standard work on computer construction.
Just because a ranking is computable doesn't mean that it's right.
To measure or to not measure, that is the question. Ask programmers and many will tell you that measurement is …
Scientists at Canada's University of Waterloo suggest artificial intelligence models …
Engineers at the University of Colorado, Boulder have designed a …
SlashData's State of the Developer Nation Q3 2020 survey found …