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Has Apple Reached the Limits of Industrial Design?
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Has Apple Reached the Limits of Industrial Design?

The next iPhone is going to look amazing. This is as close to a truism as you get in the tech industry--it's sort of like predicting that Warren Buffett will make...

You Don't Need an Ipad
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You Don't Need an Ipad

But once you try one, you won't be able to resist. I picked up my iPad at a San Francisco Apple Store early on Saturday morning, and I spent the rest of the weekend...

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After Google Dustup, Should the ­.s. Ban Chinese Computers?

Should the Google/China spat over censorship start a trade war that puts an end to Chinese-made computers? One international trade lawyer argues that it should...

Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner
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Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner

In an interview, Microsoft researcher Charles P. Thacker, who received ACM's 2009 A.M. Turing Award, says the computer industry's journey toward a new programming...

Humobots in Space
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Humobots in Space

Despite the cancellation of NASA's back-to-the-moon program, the next steps on the moon will likely be taken sometime in the next decade under human control. It's...

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I'm Sorry, Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Make a ­-Turn

When Toyota Prius owners take their cars to the dealer under the company's latest recall, they'll likely be out of the shop in about 30 minutes. Even though the...

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Why Google Wants a Faster Internet

There was no lack of, well, buzz about Google's new Buzz social-media platform last week, but more important were a series of moves that suggest the search giant...

Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism
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Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism

The more, the better. That’s the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the...

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What Apple's Ipad Means For Your Wallet


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Are We Invited to the Nanotechnology Party?

Computers scientists are poised to play a key role in the development of nanotechnology, writes British Computer Society member professor Alan Oxley. Computer...

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Bangalore Blooming Into Innovation Hothouse

Once primarily a place for outsourcing call centers and repetitive software development, Bangalore is now home to a thriving research and development (R&D) industry...

Graphics Processing Technology Key to Unlocking It Potential in Middle East
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Graphics Processing Technology Key to Unlocking It Potential in Middle East

Graphics processing units (GPUs) are now becoming instrumental in transforming key industries in the Middle East, as GPUs are poised to unlock groundbreaking capabilities...

­K Envisions Zero Waste: What About Computers?
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­K Envisions Zero Waste: What About Computers?

Recycling is part of our daily lives. We do it everyday with plastics, newspapers and other general household things. But computers and batteries face recycling...

Game Over For Sony
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Game Over For Sony

I've never really liked the company Sony. On the computer side, it's hardly been a friend of GNU/Linux. The one glimmer of hope for the company was the PS3. Sony's...

Face the Inevitable, Embrace Parallelism
From Communications of the ACM

Face the Inevitable, Embrace Parallelism

Hardware, software, and applications must all evolve in anticipation of the proliferation of parallelism.

Robots With the Right Stuff
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Robots With the Right Stuff

Humans are outsourcing space exploration to machines thanks to remarkable technological advances that came about in the second half of the 20th century, writes...

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...

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...

Securing Keys, Drams and Freeze-Mist
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Securing Keys, Drams and Freeze-Mist

In one of the more interesting articles in the Communications of the ACM in recent years, J. Alex Halderman and a cast of thousands write in the May 2009 issue...

Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back
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Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Increasingly, machines make things, not people. That's mainly because of technology. When we think of manufacturing jobs, we tend to imagine old-time assembly lines...
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