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  • News: Judea Pearl, a big brain behind artificial intelligence, wins Turing Award

    Judea Pearl, a longtime UCLA professor whose work on artificial intelligence laid the foundation for such inventions as the iPhone's Siri speech recognition technology and Google's driverless cars, has been named the 2011 ACM Turing Award winner.

  • Opinion: Track Billable Hours (On the Cheap) With TogglDesktop

    Tracking time spent and billable hours doesn't have to be difficult, even if you work for multiple clients and not all of your working time is spent in front of a computer. Toggl (free; $5/month plan offers more features)) is a Web-based time tracking system with a downloadable client for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as well as mobile applications for Android and iOS.

  • How-Tos: How to factory reset a BlackBerry PlayBook

    Factory resetting a BlackBerry PlayBook returns the tablet back to its original state, as if it hadn’t been used before. It deletes data, files, downloaded applications and any assigned accounts such as a Google Mail address.

  • News: Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps website-builder tools

    Salesforce.com is set to unveil new products for employee performance management and rapid website development on Thursday during the Cloudforce conference in San Francisco.

  • News: BBC confirms download service to rival iTunes

    The BBC’s rumoured download service named Project Barcelona has been announced by BBC director general Mark Thompson.

  • News: Oracle lays out long-range Java intentions

    Presentation posted on the QCon conference website indicates plans for object capabilities and JVM and cloud improvements

  • News: IDC: China to pass US in smartphone shipments in 2012

    China will surpass the U.S. in smartphone shipments this year, a title which the U.S. is never expected to regain, according to market figures released on Thursday by IDC.

  • News: IDC: China to pass US in smartphone shipments in 2012

    China will surpass the U.S. in smartphone shipments this year, a title which the U.S. is never expected to regain, according to market figures released on Thursday by IDC.

  • News: Cricket leaps to Clearwire for LTE offload

    LightSquared suffered another blow to its hoped-for wholesale 4G mobile business on Wednesday as budget carrier Cricket announced it will use Clearwire to flesh out a planned LTE service.

  • News: Scientists tout 'open source' drug discovery

    Applying open source methodology to disease research could speed up the process of drug discovery, according to researchers at the University of Sydney.

  • Opinion: Three Ways Web Browsing Changes With IE10 in Windows 8

    While Metro apps for both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have been recently announced, users are getting a chance to actually use the Metro app for IE10 in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Providing a full-screen browsing window and touch friendly controls, the desktop experience feels like using browsers on smartphones and tablets, even on a desktop or laptop, though less intuitive when using a mouse.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tougher than diamonds

    To paraphrase Huey Lewis, Apple products are a bit like the power of love: You don't need money, don't take fame--you just need a credit card to ride this train. Meanwhile, Canadians get on speaking terms with Siri and a centuries old publication bids adieu to the physical realm. The remainders for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 are strong and sudden and, yes, cruel sometimes--but they might just save your life.

  • News: Piston Cloud has made the tough private cloud decisions for you

    Joshua McKenty, co-founder and chief executive officer of Piston Cloud, what he calls The Enterprise OpenStack Company, was in on the ground floor of OpenStack's creation, working as he was on the Anso Labs team at NASA to build a compute cloud on top of open source platform Eucalyptus. The team eventually gave up on that and wrote Nova, which NASA uses today to power its Nebula Cloud environment, and Nova was ultimately contributed to the OpenStack project, which it formed with Rackspace. McKenty left NASA after Anso was acquired by Rackspace in 2010, and formed Piston Cloud in 2011 with co-founders Gretchen Curtis (also of NASA) and Christopher MacGown of Rackspace. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with McKenty for a deep dive on why OpenStack matters and where Piston Cloud fits in.

  • News: Government hails working examples of open data initiative

    Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has hailed the UK’s drive to open up data to the public by showcasing success stories at a Digital Birmingham seminar today.

  • News: Smart meter rollout uncertainty continues

    Few European countries have widely deployed smart meters in homes and a number of them aren't expected to make much progress over the next three years, according to research - which questioned how quickly the UK will reach its goals.

  • News: News International security chief arrested in phone hacking case

    Scotland Yard arrested six people, including Mark Hanna, the media company's director of group security since 2009

  • How-Tos: Change Your Facebook Profile Photo

    I've made no secret of my distaste for Facebook's interface, which is equal parts messy, confusing, and outright maddening.

  • Opinion: Anonymous Desktop OS Released, Hacking Tools Included

    The hacking group Anonymous now has its own desktop operating system, pre-loaded with tools for finding Website vulnerabilities and simulating denial-of-service attacks. However, some members of the group are already distancing themselves from the software.

  • Opinion: Adobe Adds Value to FormsCentral with PayPal Express Checkout

    Adobe launched FormsCentral just over a year ago. Now, Adobe is expanding FormsCentral to include the ability to accept payments or donations directly by integrating PayPal Express Checkout.

  • News: Red Hat falling behind Ubuntu in enterprise sector, Shuttleworth claims

    Mark Shuttleworth, creator of the Ubuntu, said in a blog post Wednesday that his open source operating system is becoming more popular than rival Red Hat Enterprise Linux among large business users.



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