Innovation

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Americans Cool with Lab-Grown Organs, But Not Designer Babies

Americans are optimistic about scientific inventions on the horizon, though are cautious about future uses of DNA, robots, drones and always-on implants, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on future technology. Full Story »
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AI Gets its Groove Back

Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again.

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Can VCE Be the Apple of the Converged Enterprise Cloud?

Apple wouldn't be where it is today if it hadn't redefined consumer electronics. VCE could very well do the same to the enterprise cloud market. First, it just has to convince companies to 'think different.'

Advice & Opinion

Zen and the Art of Tech in the Valley

Zen-like meditation is all the rage in the tech industry. But CIO.com senior writer Tom Kaneshige thinks that a Zen Buddhism approach is an ironic twist in the fast-moving, for-profit Silicon Valley.

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3D Printing Heads Toward Mass Production

3D printer makers are working with technology giants such as Google to speed up the printing process for mass production. NASA is using 3D printing for rapid prototyping of spacecraft parts.

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Windows Can't Keep Partying Like It's 1999

Microsoft partners, developers and customers may get a clearer picture this week of how the company plans to keep Windows relevant now that its rock-solid position in the market has been shaken up by competitors, shifts in technology and the lukewarm reception of recent releases.

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Dell's New Research Division Wants Computers to Detect Your Mood

Dell Research, a new division of the recently privatized Dell, is conducting early experiments with brain and body sensors to detect a person's mood for use in computers involved with education and communications. It could also be used to monitor a person's mood while driving or playing games.

Connect

Continuous IT Innovation Shapes the Future of Financial Services Firm

Under CIO Victor Fetter's leadership at LPL Financial, the IT group has moved from 'working on projects' to delivering solutions that shape the business and the marketplace.

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Driving Innovation at Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.7 trillion, and it didn't get there by using yesterday's technology. In fact, the company has a standalone group, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology more commonly referred to as Fidelity Labs -- whose job it is to take the long view, to examine technologies years before they become mainstream and help the firm get a leg up.

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Smartphone Innovation is Slowing, So What's Next?

In the last year or so, there has been a noticeable slowdown in innovations in new smartphones -- with both hardware and software. The next direction seems to be making the smartphone the hub for connecting technologies int eh Internet of Things scenario.

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How Little Debbie Used Predictive Analytics to Survive Snack Industry Shakeup

McKee Foods, maker of Little Debbie snacks, turned to Workday's cloud-based human capital management and payroll software. The switch helped it analyze data for decision-making, save money and better survive a snack industry shakeup.

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Compact Breath Sniffer Could Warn of Diabetes

If you're worried about being out of shape, or suspect you might have a disease like diabetes, just breathe into this Toshiba tube.

How To

Being a Successful Healthcare CIO Requires Vision

Today's healthcare IT leaders have a lot on their plates. The rush to digitize is hitting them hard -- but one CIO says it's shortsighted to simply focus on technology itself, not on the fundamental industry changes that tech will bring.

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Nothing Fishy Here! MIT Builds Soft, Robotic Swimmer

MIT researchers have created a soft, autonomous robotic fish that can change direction in a fraction of a second -- nearly as fast as a real fish can.

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CIOs Destined to Be Kings of Customer Data

Despite chatter about CIOs losing clout or eventually reporting to the CMO, a survey of 1,600 CIOs reveals that the IT executives are well-positioned for the future -- if they are willing to step outside of IT.