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Teach Foundational Language Principles
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Teach Foundational Language Principles

Industry is ready and waiting for more graduates educated in the principles of programming languages.

Oracle v. Google
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Oracle v. Google: A High-Stakes Legal Fight For the Software Industry

Copyrighting APIs threatens significant harm to both consumers and the software industry.

What Are We Doing When We Teach Computing in Schools?
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What Are We Doing When We Teach Computing in Schools?

Research on the cognitive, educational, and policy dimensions of teaching computing is critical to achieving "computer literacy."

Life of IP
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Life of IP

Seeking to balance intellectual property protection with incentives for investment in innovation.

Why Mlb Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass
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Why Mlb Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass

The consumer tech world received a jolt in January when the Wall Street Journal reported that Google executives were freezing all sales of its futuristically goofy...

Karen, an App That Knows You All Too Well
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Karen, an App That Knows You All Too Well

Thinking about a life coach but not ready to commit to the real thing?

Even Computers Are ­nsure About Their March Madness Brackets
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Even Computers Are ­nsure About Their March Madness Brackets

By this point of March Madness, with three games left in the men's NCAA basketball tournament, most brackets are busted.

Is 'making a Game Out of Learning' Bad For Learning?
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Is 'making a Game Out of Learning' Bad For Learning?

In MIT's Education Arcade, classic game consoles line the office corridor, rafters are strung with holiday lights, and inflatable, stuffed and papier-maché creatures...

A New Way to Navigate the Streets of Google Maps
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A New Way to Navigate the Streets of Google Maps

Today we're introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps.

Raw Networking
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Raw Networking

Relevance and repeatability.

Competing in Emerging Markets
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Competing in Emerging Markets

Considering the many different paths and unprecedented opportunities for companies exploring emerging markets.

Toward More Secure Software
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Toward More Secure Software

Two proposals intended to reduce flaws in software use two very different approaches for software security.

The Math of March Madness
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The Math of March Madness

The N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament started Thursday, but for most Americans the real action began days before, as they pored over brackets, competing to make...

Reality Check: Comparing Hololens and Magic Leap
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Reality Check: Comparing Hololens and Magic Leap

I've seen two competing visions for a future in which virtual objects are merged seamlessly with the real world.

Why Some of Google's Coolest Projects Flop Badly
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Why Some of Google's Coolest Projects Flop Badly

In public, companies try to trot out any hint of a success story—real or imagined. At SXSW this week, Google took a different tack: It talked all about its failures...

Love in the Time of Bots
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Love in the Time of Bots

Convincing people to have a romantic relationship with a computer might be easier than it sounds.

'brutal Doom' Makes One of the Best Games Ever Made Even Better
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'brutal Doom' Makes One of the Best Games Ever Made Even Better

I still measure every first-person shooter that's released today against the two decades-old Doom, or, more accurately, my memory of playing it as a tween.

The 12 Tech Nuisances That Annoy ­s Most
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The 12 Tech Nuisances That Annoy ­s Most

You know those days when your phone battery doesn't even make it to dinner?

Get Creative at Your Desk With a Little Playtime
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Get Creative at Your Desk With a Little Playtime

Playing with a geometric puzzle or stress ball at your desk can seem like idle diversion. It may also spark clearer or more creative thinking.

After Net Neutrality Vote, an ­ncertain Future For the Internet
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After Net Neutrality Vote, an ­ncertain Future For the Internet

Thursday, during a rancorous meeting of the Federal Communications Commission, the agencyvoted 3-2 to impose public utility regulations on Internet access providers...
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