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10 things M.I.T. computer scientists have given the world

  Federal court pulls plug on porn copyright shakedown scam | Nvidia Tegra K1 chip could be the brains for driverless cars

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10 things M.I.T. computer scientists have given the world
Celebrating 50 years of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by remembering some of the many ways its faculty, students, researchers and alums have contributed to the discipline Read More

WEBCAST: Dell SecureWorks
Counterstrategies for Combatting Social Engineering
Social Engineering is proving costlier than ever, especially phishing and spear phishing. With recent breaches, the imperative to counter social engineering effectively takes on a whole new level of urgency. In this webcast, the CISO for Dell SecureWorks discusses the realities of social engineering and what your organization must do to counter it. Learn more

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IT Agility: How Do You Stack Up?
Are you faced with increasing pressure to deploy technology faster? You're not alone. This year, over half of enterprises will be prioritizing building a private cloud, a concept introduced less than five years ago. View Now>>

Federal court pulls plug on porn copyright shakedown scam
Deciding a case we wrote about here a year ago, a federal appeals court today has for the first time has put the kibosh on a shakedown scheme aimed at pornography downloaders and practiced by AF Holdings, an arm of notorious copyright troll Prenda Law. Read More

Nvidia Tegra K1 chip could be the brains for driverless cars
  Nvidia Tegra K1 chip could be the brains for driverless cars Nvidia is looking beyond high-tech infotainment systems and touchscreen displays and into powering the self-driving cars of the future with its Tegra K1 mobile processor. Follow reporter Melissa... From: Network World Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 03:11 More in Science & Technology Read More

HP clarifies views on OpenDaylight, open source
It was HP Networking's Senior Vice President Bethany Mayer who said seven months ago that she couldn't see why anyone would use an OpenDaylight controller in their SDN. Read More

DARPA: Big data needs Big search, Big analytics
How you might one day most effectively negotiate the enormous amounts of data and video around the Internet was on display recently as DARPA's Information Innovation Office hosted Demo Day 2014 to highlight the agency's ongoing contributions to what it called "preserving and expanding IT superiority." Among the over 100 products on display were a couple looking to address future issues such as vastly... Read More

Ballmer talks turkey on buying the L.A. Clippers
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is apparently chasing ownership of the L.A. Clippers in earnest, reportedly meeting yesterday with Shelly Sterling, who's running the team since her husband, Donald, was banned from the NBA. Read More


3 reasons why IT execs need to go out to lunch more
In the last couple of years, social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies have risen to the top of many organizations' agendas. IDC calls the combination of these technologies "the third platform" and predicts they will account for 89% of technology spending this year. Read More


FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers
Data brokers should give consumers more control over their personal information, and Congress should consider legislation that reins in the ways data brokers can use that information, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is recommending. Read More

10 biggest CEO pay raises
Which tech leaders received the most generous pay hikes in 2013? Read More

Apple devices held hostage using Find My iPhone
Hackers appear to be exploiting Apple's "Find My iPhone" service to lock up phones and tablets and send ransom demands to their owners. Read More

You could one day be driving on a solar-powered smart streets
Solar Roadways uses hexagon-shaped panels that collect energy from the sun and could be part of a smart system that changes lighting configurations to alert traffic to highway issues. Read More

Down on the factory-farm, Japan's electronics makers are turning over a new leaf
Sure, you could buy a laptop, tablet or cloud service from Toshiba. But how about some spinach? Read More

Twitter users to grow 24.4 percent in 2014, US still largest market
  Twitter users are expected to grow 24.4 percent this year to over 227 million with double-digit growth forecast to continue through 2018 when the number of users will be nearly 400 million, according to a report. Read More



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