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Thursday, November 04, 2010 14:11 PM

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

by Tim Moran Holographic videoconferencing may be coming soon, even if you don't work on the Death Star. Researchers "have made a major step toward a holographic videoconferencing system that would let p....

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 11:11 AM

Russian Revolutionary Wants Open Source

by Tim Moran If complaining about Outlook or PowerPoint could get you fired, we'd all be unemployed. But beefing about Microsoft did cost Vladimir Sorokin his job. Sorokin, a computer science teacher in....

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:11 AM

Flexible Work Breeds Loyal Workers

by Samuel Greengard The ability of humans to invent technology far exceeds our ability to use it effectively. Today's topic: telework. You'd think that with all the blather about Web 2.0, smartphones, m....

Monday, October 25, 2010 14:10 PM

Football Stadium Built for Fans

by Samuel Greengard There are two type of companies: those that talk about customers and those that actually think like customers. I'd put Apple, Netflix and Amazon in the "think" category. The list of "....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:10 AM

No Call Zone

by Tim Moran The release features a picture of a youngish man and woman smooching on an airplane, while an older woman sits, arms crossed, in the next seat, seething. The bold type reads: Line2 Lets Y....

Monday, October 18, 2010 10:10 AM

IT's Carbon Footprint

by Samuel Greengard Hardly a day goes by without someone somewhere dismissing sustainability and assorted green initiatives as a fringe idea or a socialist plot (back in the day it would have been labeled....

Monday, October 18, 2010 09:10 AM

Never Ending Language Learner

by Tim Moran Watson, meet NELL. Watson, of course, is the IBM supercomputer designed to beat humans at Jeopardy! by using "more than a hundred algorithms at the same time to analyze a question in differen....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:10 AM

Department of Precrime

by Tim Moran The Defense Department wants to wage a preemptive campaign against dangers from within our own military ranks. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is "scrambling to identify disgrun....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:10 AM

Cyborg Rats!

by Tim Moran Regular readers know that robotics are a favorite topic here. This robot tale, however, is especially cool. Let's begin with Kevin Warwick, a cybernetics researcher at the University of Rea....

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 11:10 AM

Lady Gaga iPad Giveaway at Ground Zero

This blog post has nothing to do with Lady Gaga, iPads, or the politics of downtown Manhattan real estate. It's about attention, which is said to be the most valuable commodity in the new economy. With so ....

Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:09 AM

Next, on CSI: IT

by Tim Moran Here's your first mystery: At what kind of conference would these computing topics be found? The Use of Data Analytics for the Detection and Investigation of Fraud Compliance in the Cloud a....

Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:09 AM

More Transistors Than Neurons

by Tim Moran As a technology leader in your company, the speed at which tech has changed, and continues to change, comes as no surprise to you. And the longer you've been on the job, the more massively sw....

Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:09 AM

The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

by Samuel Greengard I have a theory about how humans do things. It goes something like this: propose anything and most people will find all sorts of reasons why it won't work or possibly might not work in....

Monday, September 20, 2010 10:09 AM

Pigeons Fly Digital Divide

by Tim Moran High-speed internet access is an issue for millions in the United States and, as it turns out, in the U.K, where one Trefor Davies created a publicity stunt to prove just how bad rural broadb....

Friday, September 17, 2010 11:09 AM

Bringing up Baby Robots

By Tim Moran The quest by researchers to create robots that are as smart as -- or smarter than -- humans continues apace. We're not talking here about the recent wave of telepresence bots, such a Vgo and ....