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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.
Scientists consider the limits of ethics in the realm of artificial intelligence, and how to mitigate its biases.
Morgan Ames' book highlights the missing HCI design process for the XO Laptop
Why it is good to have a systematic approach to software verification.
Employers are providing workers with high-tech tools to help them …
A multi-institutional collaboration has demonstrated a "surfing attack" that uses …
Researchers have developed new molecular virus simulations to help fight …