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Nah, Iran Probably Didn't Hack Cia's Stealth Drone
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Nah, Iran Probably Didn't Hack Cia's Stealth Drone

Four months after capturing a crashed U.S. stealth drone near the Iran-Afghanistan border, Tehran claims it has hacked into the ‘bot’s classified mission-control...

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What Amazon's E-Book Strategy Means

First, I'd like to introduce three keywords that need defining before you can understand Amazon...

A New Breed of Heterogeneous Computing
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A New Breed of Heterogeneous Computing

The foundation of high-performance computing is undergoing a revolution with the introduction of add-on accelerators. An emerging variant of the heterogeneous computing...

How Much Do the Internet Giants Really Know?
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How Much Do the Internet Giants Really Know?

To briefly state the obvious, the Internet giants are seriously big: Google is not only the world's largest search engine, it's one of the top three email providers...

With New Comforts, Growing Complacent
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With New Comforts, Growing Complacent

Google and Facebook, young and successful companies that they are, risk being left behind as technology shifts from PCs and Web browsers to mobile devices.

University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets. Hmm.
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University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets. Hmm.

In the midst of a technology revolution, with a shortage of engineers and computer scientists, The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping...

New Julia Language Seeks to Be the C For Scientists
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New Julia Language Seeks to Be the C For Scientists

MIT researchers have developed Julia, a programming language designed for building technical applications. The language has already been used for image analysis...

How I Traced My Ancestry Back to the Stone Age
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How I Traced My Ancestry Back to the Stone Age

I recently had a genetic test to find out more about where my ancestors came from.

Neal Stephenson on Science Fiction, Building Towers 20 Kilometers High ... and Insurance
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Neal Stephenson on Science Fiction, Building Towers 20 Kilometers High ... and Insurance

Speaking before a packed lecture theater at MIT earlier this week, Neal Stephenson worried that the gloomy outlook prevalent in modern science fiction may be undermining...

The Troll Toll
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The Troll Toll

When hospitals come upon a technology with a proven track record of saving lives, you'd expect a flood of investment to expand its use, and a race by manufacturers...

Rethinking the Social Network
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Rethinking the Social Network

At some point later this year, Facebook will connect one in every seven people on the planet. When it passes the billion user mark—and really it is a question of...

How Computers Are Creating a Second Economy Without Workers
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How Computers Are Creating a Second Economy Without Workers

When the disappointing jobs numbers were reported last week (employers added 120,000 jobs in March, about half the number reported in the two previous months),...

Crossing the Software Education Chasm
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Crossing the Software Education Chasm

An Agile approach that exploits cloud computing.

Programming the Global Brain
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Programming the Global Brain

Considering how we can improve our understanding and utilization of the emerging human-computer network constituting the global brain.

Programming Goes Back to School
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Programming Goes Back to School

Broadening participation by integrating game design into middle school curricula. View a video featuring author Alexander Repenning about using games to introduce...

Digitization and Copyright
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Digitization and Copyright: Some Recent Evidence from Music

Examining the effects of stealing on producers and consumers.

The Future of the Past
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The Future of the Past

Reflections on the changing face of the history of computing.

Design For Symbiosis
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Design For Symbiosis

Promoting more harmonious paths for technological innovators and expressive creators in the Internet age.

Homeland Security's 'pre-Crime' Screening Will Never Work
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Homeland Security's 'pre-Crime' Screening Will Never Work

Here is a quiz for you.

Physical Media Is Dead
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Physical Media Is Dead

Over the weekend, Hunter Walk (a friend of mine who works for YouTube) tweeted about brands offering apps built on the Spotify platform. Spotify is likely to ...
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