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November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
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William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...

September 5, 2008  7:19 AM

Rapping about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Not the end of the world as we know it.



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Need a breath of fresh air and humor heading into the weekend? Check out this hilarious video of the Large Hadron Rap on YouTube. Hat tip to Cosmos Magazine for the


August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...


June 27, 2008  8:42 AM

Have you got your avatar yet? Gartner says you will.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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lara-croft.jpgIt's 2008. Do you know where your avatar...

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June 13, 2008  12:14 PM

What are the characteristics of enterprise 2.0 technologies?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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At the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this past week in Boston, Dion Hinchliffe offered a three-hour workshop focused on understanding both the progress of social software in enterprises and then drilling down into the details of implementation and techniques. In Hinchcliffe's "State of Enterprise 2.0"...


May 19, 2008  10:29 AM

What is the future of the Internet?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Do you think much about the future of the Internet? Last week, the academics and technologists...


March 27, 2008  9:42 AM

Video: The Geek Squad checks out iVolta’s wireless charger at Macworld



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Geek Squad's Ish Matos examined the demonstration of wireless charging for iPods and cell phones at the iVolta booth at Macworld 2008. ...


February 13, 2008  1:52 PM

Where are my “Jumper” cables? Darth Vader, MIT and the science of teleportation.



Posted by: GuyPardon
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There's no question that living in Cambridge and writing about technology has its benefits. The city is swimming in startups, geeky events and plugged-in discussions. Last month, I was lucky enough to score an invitation to a Q&A session with two distinguished MIT physicists focused upon the...


January 7, 2008  12:29 PM

Bill Gates says farewell at CES: His potential, our passion. Our laughs, anyway.



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Last night, Bill Gates gave his swan song keynote at CES 2008. Before his speech, which as always enjoyed blanket coverage from the tech press, the outgoing chairman of Microsoft played a


January 4, 2008  11:40 AM

The future is now. And the silicon cockroach has evolved and flourished



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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It's sometimes said that the only constant that you can count on is change. Change is necessary, after all -- "Adapt or die" being an imperative of the natural world. And perhaps even more so in the world of technology... These are the sorts of thoughts that occur as I poke around in the...


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