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    13 WaysTo Speed Up Your Computer
    That’s right. It’s a new year, which means Pre-Spring Cleaning. Set aside the brushes and mops. Grab a comfortable chair, put on your problem-solving hat, and get started. The goal: To make your computer faster, more efficient, and...
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    Debunking GOP Scare Tactics on the FCC Reclassification of Broadband Internet
    In a landmark announcement, the FCC announced this morning that the Internet would be reclassified under Title II, and moving forward it will be regulated as a public utility. The announcement was delivered via a five page document publicly...
  • Why Application Performance is Coming to the Forefront of Business Objectives in 2015
    Why Application Performance is Coming to the Forefront of Business Objectives
    Application performance used to be a topic discussed primarily by IT teams interested in solving application problems. This was their realm, after all. However, today, an increasingly bright spotlight is shining on application performance; it is...
  • MIT researchers develop fastest test for Ebola to date
    MIT researchers develop fastest test for Ebola to date
    A test for Ebola that takes 10 minutes and can discriminate between Ebola, dengue fever, and yellow fever has been reported by researches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. The new test...
  • Internet of Things
    Jason Hope Gives You 5 Facts About The Internet of Things You Should Know
    Anyone who follows technology in any capacity recognizes by now that cyberspace has begun to aggressively root itself directly into our physical space. Initially, simply being able to access the Internet from a remote mobile device was a massive...
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    IBM’s troubles
    Life in the cloud is tough for IBM; but with good planning, the company may still gain from the wrenching changes going on in the IT industry.The past few years have been hard on IBM, an information technology company known for its buttoned-down...
  • A SMARTer urban driving experience
    Taking Car2Go for a test drive
    The best solutions are the simple ones. The ones after you see them you cannot believe people had not thought of it sooner.Anyone who has lived in a city has thought “I just need a car for like 5 minutes”, and then starts the mad...
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    Sony AIBO owners share final farewell party for the robodog
    It's said that every dog must have its day; apparently that goes for cyberdogs as well. Today inWestern Japan, people gathered with their Sony AIBO's, to have one big celebratory romp with their robot dogs. Consumer laws in that country...
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    Opinion: Video games will tell the next best stories
    If you still don’t believe video games are the future of great storytelling, you’ve got to get with the times.One of the earliest movies was called L'arrivée du train en gare de La Ciotat, or The Arrival of a Train, which was a...
  • The human brain has always benefitted from a ‘tune’ up
    The human brain has always benefited from a ‘tune’ up
    If there's an overwhelming amount of scientific data on any one brain-enhancer, it just might be music.As Daniel Levitin expresses it in his book This Is Your Brain on Music: “Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human...
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    Adaptive Ads Get Personal
    Remember the scene in Minority Report when Tom Cruise’s character walks through a mall and is hailed by ads that recognize him and speak to his specific desires and concerns?Those interactive, all-knowing, perfectly-tailored ads are a...
  • What to Know When Switching to VoIP
    What to Know When Switching to VoIP
    Voice over Internet Protocol -- called VoIP -- helps businesses conduct long-distance phone calls from anywhere in the world. VoIP is particularly useful for organizations operating in multiple locations with a fleet of remote employees...
  • 'The Cipher' by John C. Ford: Young adult cyber thriller
    'The Cipher' by John C. Ford: Young adult cyber thriller
    "The Cipher" by John Ford is an exciting young adult novel about a teenage boy who lacks ambition, a work ethic and any drive at all. The problem? His extremely successful, fabulously wealthy father created an encryption for use on...
  • New Cornell computer program shows how to get more retweets
    New Cornell computer program shows how to get more retweets
    Retweets on Twitter usually means more money. Lillian Lee, professor of computer science and information science at Cornell University, and colleagues from Google have developed a computer algorithm that determines what version of a tweet is most...
  • Creativity and Technology
    Creativity and Technology Combined
    Human creativity represents an enigma to the research community: it is all but impossible to describe the process in unequivocal terms, yet there is a strong desire to promote and encourage this uniquely human activity. Within the realm of human...