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Thursday, October 18, 2012 16:20 PM

Cyber-Threats: a Pre-9/11 Moment

"Before September 11, 2001, the warning signs were there. We weren't organized. We weren't ready. And we suffered terribly for that. We cannot let that happen again. This is a pre-9/11 moment.”&mdash....

Friday, October 12, 2012 21:00 PM

Rethinking Loyalty

A growing number of businesses are turning to information technology to amp up their customer loyalty programs and create greater value.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 21:54 PM

Hearing Voices ... Everywhere

We will eventually have speech recognition embedded in a dizzying array of devices, and it's likely that these systems will use biometric technology to customize responses.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 15:15 PM

Nomophobia, Another Modern Malady

Researchers suggest that the constant use of today's technologies—mobile and otherwise—can have a profound effect on developing brains, brains that "can become more easily habituated than adult....

Monday, October 08, 2012 14:30 PM

Green IT: Failure to Thrive

What's remarkable is the pervasive level of inertia surrounding energy-efficient data centers—despite the relatively high ROI associated with green operations.

Monday, October 01, 2012 15:15 PM

Money Squared: The Digital Wallet

Once consumers and merchants realize that mobile payments could spell the end of POS lines and could also transform marketing, expect a stampede to the digital wallet.

Friday, September 28, 2012 13:30 PM

News at the Speed of Tech

Even though we wrote about technology 30 years ago, no one could have envisioned where we are today. It makes you wonder what's coming down the pike that will make today’s tech seem quaint 10 or 20 y....

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 16:40 PM

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Over the past few years, the way we communicate and interact has changed more than it did over the past few thousand years.

Friday, September 21, 2012 14:55 PM

Soldier, Take That 'Platform' for a Walk!

DARPA is training AlphaDog robots to carry gear for soldiers in the field, while following verbal and visual commands.

Monday, September 17, 2012 14:10 PM

Electing to be Anti-Social

Recently, Facebook has been transformed into a steaming cauldron of political rants and diatribes.

Monday, September 10, 2012 16:30 PM

Five Tech Problems We Need to Solve

Information technology has solved many problems, but it also has created new challenges for businesses and consumers. Here are some of the most pressing issues.

Friday, September 07, 2012 14:05 PM

Monkeying Around With Tablets

A conservation organization has created the “Apps for Apes” project, which gives orangutans iPads to provide them with “unlimited enrichment opportunities.”

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 14:20 PM

Many Unhappy Returns

Only 5 percent of product returns are due to defects. A whopping 67 percent of customers indicated that the products they returned simply didn't meet their expectations.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 14:50 PM

The End of the Web

Over time, the mechanics of Facebook—and the Junkweb—lead to a lower common denominator of human interaction. Ultimately, we join a self-selecting club of like-minded individuals.

Monday, August 27, 2012 16:50 PM

Howdy, Doody

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is concerned about poor sanitation in underdeveloped regions of the world and recently held a contest to come up with a better way to dispose of human waste.