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Steve Ballmer on the Strategy Behind His Strangest Product
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Steve Ballmer on the Strategy Behind His Strangest Product

Windows 8, the most recent version of Microsoft's operating system, is the most ambitious and the strangest major product ever released by the software giant.

Calling Out the Robocaller
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Calling Out the Robocaller

Last month, the Haggler was sitting at home when the phone rang.

Inside Google's Ultrabook Gambit
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Inside Google's Ultrabook Gambit

Cloud computing has been around for some time now. But not many people believe they can do all their computing in the cloud. Not many, that is, outside the brainaics...

How Secure Is the Papal Election?
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How Secure Is the Papal Election?

As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, security people like me wonder about the process. How does it work, and just how hard would it be to hack...

The Definitive Story of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Phone Phreaking
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The Definitive Story of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Phone Phreaking

Like the flap of a butterfly's wings causing a hurricane half a world away, the ripples of unintended consequences from Ron Rosenbaum's "Secrets of the Little Blue...

Private ­.s. Firms Take Major Role Vs. Cyberattacks
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Private ­.s. Firms Take Major Role Vs. Cyberattacks

When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult...

The Newest Overhyped Mobile Industry Buzzword: Lte-Advanced
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The Newest Overhyped Mobile Industry Buzzword: Lte-Advanced

Admittedly, mobile technology evolves at a very fast pace. But somewhere along the way we seem to have skipped an entire generation of networks.

With Playstation 4, Sony Aims For Return to Glory
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With Playstation 4, Sony Aims For Return to Glory

For the Sony Corporation, a tech industry also-ran, the moment of reckoning is here.

Windows 8: Design Over ­sability
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Windows 8: Design Over ­sability

Windows 8 is a computer science masterpiece trapped inside a user interface kerfuffle.

Funding Successful Research
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Funding Successful Research

A proposal for result-based funding for research projects.

Can Computer Professionals and Digital Technology Engineers Help Reduce Gun Violence?
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Can Computer Professionals and Digital Technology Engineers Help Reduce Gun Violence?

Ten idea seeds.

Ethics Viewpoints Efficacies
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Ethics Viewpoints Efficacies

Seeking answers to ethical concerns.

Moods, Wicked Problems, and Learning
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Moods, Wicked Problems, and Learning

Wicked problems and learning environments present tough mood challenges for leaders and teachers. Telepresence and sensory gadgets are unlikely to replace physical...

Academic Careers Workshop For Underrepresented Groups
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Academic Careers Workshop For Underrepresented Groups

A longitudinal evaluation of the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes of ACW participants.

A Copyright Challenge to Resales of Digital Music
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A Copyright Challenge to Resales of Digital Music

A currently pending case will have significant implications for secondary markets in digital goods.

How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple
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How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple

There's no arguing that Apple set the standard for modern mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad. It didn't take long after those two products launched for...

Sony's Playstation 4: Five Things We Want to Know
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Sony's Playstation 4: Five Things We Want to Know

New York, 6pm Wednesday, the next generation starts.

The Boy Wonder of Buzzfeed
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The Boy Wonder of Buzzfeed

"BenSmithing is now an official term!" shouted Michael Hastings, a BuzzFeed reporter and author, at his book release party in Chelsea on a subfreezing night in...

When Will the Internet Reach Its Limit (and How Do We Stop It from Happening)?
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When Will the Internet Reach Its Limit (and How Do We Stop It from Happening)?

The number of smartphones, tablets and other network-connected gadgets will outnumber humans by the end of the year.

Bill Gates 'not Satisfied' with Microsoft's Innovations
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Bill Gates 'not Satisfied' with Microsoft's Innovations

Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded—and he isn't...
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