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Fedora project leader Matthew Miller discusses popular adoption, competing standards, upcoming changes, and hot-button topics such as systemd.
Google's engineers have succeeded in designing a quantum computer which, for the first time ever, has solved a problem a conventional computer is not able to. Are we witnessing a new Sputnik moment in IT?
Once, when users called Siri a "slut," the service responded: "I'd blush if I could." Such programming missteps could have been avoided altogether if there were more women involved in Siri's design and programming.
The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help.
MIT Associate Professor Juejun Hu shines a light on the impact machine learning and AI are having on materials science and engineering.
Marc Zao-Sanders, founder and CEO of Filtered, squared off against magpie, the set of algorithms that recommends learning content to people looking to pick up new skills.
Almost no one thinks that Isaac Asimov's Three Laws could work for truly intelligent AI.
How cloud computing became a platform.
Summarizing some of the changes that seem increasingly necessary to address known system and network deficiencies and anticipate currently unknown vulnerabilities.
Security requires more than an off-the-shelf solution.
Increased availability of cloud services and ownership of multiple digital devices create unique opportunities for digital assistants to provide guidance across a range of tasks and scenarios.
Two recent reports point to the important of teaching female students to program and that it's never "too late."
How can we apply virtue epistemology to the problem of fake news?
Tally sticks and notched bones are among the oldest digital data carriers.
A bicycle designed by a software applicaiton helped two competitors …
Security researchers warned Australia should not rely on any online …
Toy company Mattel and retailer Walmart are "leasing floors" in …
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