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Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile
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Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Samsung introduced new software for its tablets, called the Magazine UX.

Can Hp Build the Computer of the Future?
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Can Hp Build the Computer of the Future?

On June 11, Hewlett-Packard revealed plans to make a new kind of computer that it's playfully calling The Machine.

With 'the Machine,' Hp May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer
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With 'the Machine,' Hp May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer

If Hewlett-Packard founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break.

The Trouble With IBM
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The Trouble With IBM

In the summer of 2012, five American technology companies bid on a project for a demanding new client: the CIA.

Samsung-Apple Smartphone Battleground Is Single Atom Thick
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Samsung-Apple Smartphone Battleground Is Single Atom Thick

The main battleground between Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. in the global smartphone market is moving from courtrooms to the laboratory, amid a race for...

The U.s. Government Wants 6,000 New 'cyber Warriors' By 2016
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The U.s. Government Wants 6,000 New 'cyber Warriors' By 2016

The Pentagon plans to triple its cybersecurity staff by 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced recently.

With Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, a Virtual Battleground May Finally Be Here
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With Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, a Virtual Battleground May Finally Be Here

Virtual reality has never quite materialized for most consumers.

Since It Can't Sue ­s All, Getty Images Embraces Embedded Photos
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Since It Can't Sue ­s All, Getty Images Embraces Embedded Photos

For the past decade or so, the best defense Getty Images could find against the right-click button on your mouse—home of the "copy" and "save" functions—has been...

The ­nlikely Tale of How Arm Came to Rule the World
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The ­nlikely Tale of How Arm Came to Rule the World

This is a story about ARM Holdings, the mobile technology company.

Willow Garage's Last Days
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Willow Garage's Last Days

In 2006, Scott Hassan, a prolific software engineer, started a research lab dedicated to robotics called Willow Garage.

How Airbus Is Debugging the A350
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How Airbus Is Debugging the A350

A few times a month, Airbus Flight Test Engineer Patrick du Ché stands up from his desk, takes off his jacket and tie, walks to the coat rack in the corner of his...

The Race to Buy the Human Brains Behind Deep Learning Machines
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The Race to Buy the Human Brains Behind Deep Learning Machines

Any aspiring science fiction writer looking for a good protagonist could do worse than ripping off the Wikipedia page for Demis Hassabis.

The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge
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The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge

Consider the tweet.

University of Waterloo: Silicon Valley's Canadian Feeder School
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University of Waterloo: Silicon Valley's Canadian Feeder School

Recent engineering graduate Mike McCauley is living the dream.

How BlackBerry Finally Found Its Buyer
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How BlackBerry Finally Found Its Buyer

The BlackBerry melodrama may finally be coming to a close.

The Nba Will Now Track Every Player's Movements
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The Nba Will Now Track Every Player's Movements

The National Basketball Association announced a contract with sports information company Stats to install player-tracking camera systems in every arena beginning...

Nsa Surveillance Makes For Strange Bedfellows
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Nsa Surveillance Makes For Strange Bedfellows

The controversy over U.S. government surveillance has produced a king-size collection of strange bedfellows. Beneath the covers one finds both amusing ironies and...

Vending Machines Get Smart to Accommodate the Cashless
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Vending Machines Get Smart to Accommodate the Cashless

More than 40 percent of U.S. adults say they can go a week without paying for something with cash, according to a survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports last year...

How Syrian Hackers Found the New York Times's Australian Weak Spot
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How Syrian Hackers Found the New York Times's Australian Weak Spot

A hacking attack launched by the Syrian Electronic Army may have targeted the New York Timesand other U.S. media companies, but the weak link was Melbourne IT (...

How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon—or Blame the Wrong Guy
From ACM Careers

How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon—or Blame the Wrong Guy

Think of it as big data meets "Minority Report."
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