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Thursday, March 31, 2011 17:03 PM

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 20:03 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 17:03 PM

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....

Friday, February 25, 2011 00:02 AM

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 19:02 PM

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 18:01 PM

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 18:01 PM

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 (....