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Friday, October 21, 2011 17:10 PM

A Good Day for Science

Major climate change skeptic, last seen becoming less skeptical, submits papers for peer review; press release says "Global warming is real," and, hey, climate scientists have actually been doing their job....

Friday, October 21, 2011 17:10 PM

Some Final Thoughts from Gartner

Gartner’s Symposium ITxpo just finished up in Orlando, Florida, and as an attendee I received a nice thank-you note from the Gartner promotions team. It was a good show, and I very much recommend it ....

Thursday, October 20, 2011 17:10 PM

Gartner’s Internet of Everything

One major theme that we should all be absorbing today is the likelihood that nearly all devices, no matter how small (or, at first glance, unnecessary to communicate with), will be connected to the Interne....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 18:10 PM

All You Need Is Robot Love

By Tim Moran I am sure Hooman Samani, an artificial intelligence researcher at the Keio-NUS CUTE Center, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Keio University of Japan, is....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 00:10 AM

The Cloud Remains Unclear to Us

True to its name, cloud computing continues to prove itself quite a murky fog to see through. Early this year in my own talks, I started saying that it’s best not to think of it as a technology (or t....

Monday, October 17, 2011 19:10 PM

Gartner’s Transformation of IT Strategy

I just attended the keynote at Gartner’s Symposium ITxpo 2011 in Orlando, Florida, where the Gartner team did a pretty good job outlining today’s best strategic framework for IT. It runs someth....

Monday, October 17, 2011 18:10 PM

We Are All Flashing 12:00s

By Samuel Greengard Manufacturers keep adding capabilities to devices, but I'm convinced that most of us rely on about 10 percent of the features available. Think about your DVR or fancy alarm clock; your....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 17:10 PM

In Search of the Contextual Interface

by Samuel Greengard The computing experience has improved a lot in recent years. Systems have gotten easier to use, and problems--including freezes, crashes and entirely hosed computers--have become far l....

Thursday, October 06, 2011 18:10 PM

If Only Monkeys Worked in IT

by Tim Moran We've all heard of the infinite monkey theorem. As Wikipedia explains it, this is the idea that "a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will a....

Monday, October 03, 2011 22:10 PM

Facebook and Netflix Test Appetite For Change

by Samuel Greengard The chorus of moans you heard over the last two weeks was the sound of 800 million people coping with yet another round of changes on Facebook. It seems like every few months, Facebook....

Friday, September 30, 2011 18:09 PM

Artificial Sophomores Created in Lab

by Tim Moran What happens when two AI-based chatbots converse? Researchers Igor Labutov, Jason Yosinski, and Hod Lipson at the Cornell Creative Machines Lab decided to find out. Chatbots are machines ....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 17:09 PM

Building Babbage's Protocomputer

by Tim Moran Technologist and author John Graham-Cumming is a man with a singular mission: He is set on executing a working version of Charles Babbage's heretofore unbuilt Analytical Engine, arguably the ....

Monday, September 26, 2011 18:09 PM

Landlines Are Inexplicably Awful

by Samuel Greengard Several years ago, I signed up for digital phone service that Comcast had just introduced. It initially had a few bugs but it now works great. No complaints there. But why in the age o....

Thursday, September 22, 2011 17:09 PM

Cyborg Plants Won't Let You Kill Them

by Tim Moran Got any plants or flowers around your home or office that are dead or dying? We all do--at least I do. Forgot to water them. Not enough--or too much--sun. Miracle-Gro? What's that? If robot....

Sunday, September 18, 2011 22:09 PM

iPad Wins on Security

by Samuel Greengard Once upon a time, all personal computers were standalone devices that didn't connect to anything. And when I say anything, I mean anything. If you're 30 or younger, I know that underst....