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The Speed Camera that Doesn't Just Check Your Speed
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The Speed Camera that Doesn't Just Check Your Speed

Everyone knows that speed cameras work. They create the discipline of a lissom lady in leather and make sure everyone understands just what the rules are. In fact...

Is China a Supercomputer Threat? (Q&A)
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Is China a Supercomputer Threat? (Q&A)

With China expected to officially take the supercomputer performance crown next month, I asked an expert about the state of supercomputing in the U.S. and whether...

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The Future Cloud Should Fend For Itself

It is fascinating the ways in which the world of computing can be made easier, thus creating opportunity for new complexities—usually in the form of new computing...

Qualifications Needed to Be Hp's Next Ceo
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Qualifications Needed to Be Hp's Next Ceo

The world's largest technology company by revenue and the outfit that birthed Silicon Valley has very suddenly and unexpectedly put out a figurative "help wanted"...

Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker
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Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker

For Marc Maiffret, the turning point in his life came when—at the age of 17—he woke up to an FBI agent pointing a gun at his head. A runaway and high school dropout...

Is Motion Control Patent a Powder Keg For Mobile?
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Is Motion Control Patent a Powder Keg For Mobile?

Here's a potentially noteworthy development in the patent litigation-riddled mobile device market. The patent is No. 7,679,604, "Method and apparatus for controlling...

Can Silicon Valley Write Software For the 'normal'?
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Can Silicon Valley Write Software For the 'normal'?

Apple gets a fair amount of criticism for its supposed elitism, but Apple products reveal the opposite: they're made for normal people who generally don't obsess...

Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping
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Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping

Last week brought some bad news for mobile phone users. German security expert Karsten Nohl demonstrated how easy it is to eavesdrop on GSM-based (Global System...

Tech Advice from Tim Berners-Lee
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Tech Advice from Tim Berners-Lee

When Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, entered the room for the final interview at the recent Web 2.0 Summit, the audience stood up for him. Appropriately...

Robotics Engineer Aims to Give Robots a Humane Touch
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Robotics Engineer Aims to Give Robots a Humane Touch

Georgia Institute of Technology robotics engineer Ronald Arkin has dedicated his life's work to the development of ethical battlefield robots embedded with a sense...

Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

Ramen Robots Invade Japanese Restaurant
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Ramen Robots Invade Japanese Restaurant

A ramen shop in Yamanashi, Japan, is gaining popularity for its robot chef. The noodles themselves are cooked by a human, with the robot creating a perfectly blended...

Being a Walking Hot-Spot
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Being a Walking Hot-Spot

During Road Trip 2009, Daniel Terdiman arrived in Aspen with an iPhone with no battery life. He used Verizon's MiFi 2200 to create a walking Wi-Fi hot-spot for...
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