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Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:03 AM

Taking Google personally

GOOG hearts KCK. Bummer. Not for Kansas City, Kansas, where Google will build its much sought-after broadband network. But for the 1,000+ other localities hoping to land the project, the rejection fee....

Monday, March 28, 2011 13:03 PM

Bosses Clueless on Technology Usage

by Samuel Greengard Employers don't have an accurate understanding of what and how many consumer technologies their employees are using in the workplace, says a recent study conducted by Unisys and IDC. ....

Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:03 AM

I For One Welcome Our New Robotic Overlords

by Tim Moran There's no doubt that one day--perhaps not very soon, but soon enough--robots are going to take on many of the chores we humans either don't want to do or are not that good at doing. Some maj....

Thursday, February 24, 2011 16:02 PM

Tiny Computers Getting Smarter

by Tim Moran Big computing has been all in the news lately, what with IBM's Watson taking on the top contestants in Jeopardy!--and winning. But what about small computing? Well, the University of Michiga....

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 11:02 AM

Stephen Wolfram for $200, Alex

by Tim Moran Stephen Wolfram watches IBM's Watson supercomputer play Jeopardy! and says his software could do better. You might know something about Wolfram: In addition to being a big-time thinker in the ....

Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:01 AM

Disintermediation Bites

Bad news for my hometown, as American Express announces the closing of its Greensboro, NC call center and the vaporization of hundreds of local jobs. Blame the internet. From an email to civic bigwigs from....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:01 AM

John Henry Loses Again

Tim Moran Watson, the Jeopardy-playing IBM supercomputer we first covered back in June, has now made its debut against real people and -- spoiler alert! -- won. The machine competed against Ken Jennings (....

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 "....

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....

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....

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....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:09 AM

Can-Do IT in Colombia

By Samuel Greengard I just spent the last three days in Colombia. No, I wasn't kidnapped and I didn't meet Juan Valdez or the world's shortest man. I did spend a lot of time talking to corporate executive....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:08 AM

Energy-Efficient Mesh Networks

by Tim Moran A recent article on arstechnica.com, "Researchers craft algorithm to turn mesh networking green," discusses the energy cost of IT equipment as it pertains to wireless networks. Using a pape....

Monday, June 28, 2010 10:06 AM

The Future of Memory

by Tim Moran Memory, from the very beginning of the data-processing age, has been crucial to the fast and accurate running of all types of computers. "The History of Computer Memory" on About.com tells ....

Friday, June 25, 2010 15:06 PM

Way Beyond Elementary, Watson

by Tim Moran How are you at playing "Jeopardy"? I'm pretty good. I've acquired a lot of useless and trivial knowledge over the years. Problem is, I can't always dredge it up as quickly as the game require....