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In March, Twitter turns five years old. The microblogging service—which now has an estimated 200 million users worldwide—has been used by heads of state, astronauts in outer space and protesters in Iran, Egypt and Tunisia…
Soon after Paul Buchheit joined Google in 1999, he coined the phrase "Don't be evil," which along with profit and loss, remains the yardstick by which Google is most commonly judged. As employee No. 23, Buchheit created Gmail…
Changing the trajectory of participation in computing for students at various stages of development.
A chilling scenario portends a possible future.
Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.
Examining the fine print concerning your rights in your copies of purchased software.
Mathematics is no longer the only foundation for computing and information research and education in academia.
The case of the Introduction to Computer Science course.
A rare find: the user manual of the oldest surviving computer in the world, the Zuse Z4 relay machine (1945).
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Computer Chess Championship in 1970.
The RISC-V open standard instruction-set architecture can improve cybersecurity.
The European Commission is boosting its commitment under the EuroHPC …
Researchers at Germany's Technical University of Munich say they have …