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Cameras, robotic mules could help battle Ebola in West Africa

Researchers are working on technology that could be shipped to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak as soon as a few months from now, while also looking ahead to bigger plans to combat any disease outbreak.

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Disruptive technology: Dead companies do tell tales

Companies nearly always have plenty of time to properly address disruptive technology. So why do so many fail to do so?

Enterprise IT Crosses the Chasm

Author Geoffrey Moore's book 'Crossing the Chasm' has been influential in the IT industry for more than two decades now. The theory was a good model for how most enterprise IT shops used to work. However, now enterprise IT is crossing...

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No Generation Gap Here: Business Leaders of All Ages in Sync on Tech

Millennial executives and Fortune 500 leaders share the same forward-looking views on disruptive technologies. They also agree that the capability to adapt to change quickly is a key to edging out competitors.

Computer Scientists Say Copyright on APIs Will Stifle Innovation

The Supreme Court has been asked to reverse an appellate court decision in a dispute between Oracle and Google over Android

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The Second Machine Age Will Make Everything You Know Obsolete

Think you're prepared for the economy of tomorrow? Unless you're ready to replicate something that Google build at 2 percent of the cost, willing to accept new robot overlords and able to affect U.S. economic, immigration and...

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Healthcare CIOs Can't Be Afraid to Innovate

Kodak invented the very technology that led to its demise. There are lessons there for healthcare, where everything from wearables to robot surgeons threaten to disrupt -- for the better --the way the industry practices medicine.

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Google Shakeup Puts Sundar Pichai in Charge of...Almost Everything

Google CEO Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai in charge of a large swatch of the company's core products and services.

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255 Terabits a Second: New Fiber Speed Record?

Researchers from the University of Central Florida and Eindhoven University of Technology say that they’ve developed a new fiber optic medium that allows data to be sent and received at up to 255Tbits/s, a roughly twenty-fold increase...

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Computer Lighting Startup Antumbra Delivers 'Surround Sound For Your Eyes'

A startup called Antumbra run by 5 college students is looking to throw a little soothing light on this situation: People who hunker down in front of their computers until the wee hours, until it feels like their eyes might fall out.

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Why We Live in an Anti-Tech Age

Though it seems as if we're sourrounded by innovative products, services and technologies, there's a growing counter argument that we're living in a dismal era.

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U.S. May Be Falling Behind in Researching Tech’s Next Big Thing

Various agencies' budget requests raise the question: What is the right amount of government spending for the Internet of Things?

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Flywheels, Crowdsourcing, and a New Office of the CTO

John Marcante, CIO and Managing Director of Vanguard, on communication IT strategy and driving innovation

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Microsoft Wants You to Help Predict the Future, and Bet on it

The team that helped Microsoft's Bing predict the outcome of the Scottish election, World Cup games, and NFL matches wants you to "bet" on future outcomes -- and tell Microsoft loads of other personal details, too.

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Smarter Algorithms Will Power Our Future Digital Lives

Researchers are working on deep-learning algorithms that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

Dump Your Passwords! 8 Security and Identity Breakthroughs

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

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How to Spot a Tech Company That's About to Lose

The list of failed tech products and companies is a long one, from A (Apple server) to Z (Microsoft Zune). If you're buying IT products and services, you need to be able to spot potential failures. A firm's unwillingness to do...

Microsoft Boards Up Research Lab Amid More Layoffs

Microsoft Research is shutting down its Mountain View, Calif., facility as part of layoffs throughout the company.

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