December, 2013

December 20, 2013  5:19 PM

Look into the past provides cautionary tale on rejecting tech trends

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

We've all said silly things. We don't all get haunted by them on the Internet on a regular basis. Back in 1995, writer and astronomer Cliff Stoll shared his thoughts on the future of the World Wide Web with Newsweek. In short, he suspected it didn't really have one. Ironically, that...

December 13, 2013  9:48 PM

Curious kids need more than an Hour of Code

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Won't someone please think of the children? Oh, great, someone is. This week, Computer Science Education Week and the non-profit group successfully encouraged teachers in the U.S. and around the world to participate in an "Hour of Code." The initiative, started by philanthropic computer...

December 6, 2013  4:53 PM

The smart machines are on the march, are CIOs ready?

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Drones and robots and mini Robocops, oh my! Leading off this week's Searchlight: smart machines are having a moment and it's only the beginning. Amazon and it's delivery drone announcement, Google's no-longer-secret robot labs, a crime deterring R2D2 all jockeyed for attention this week. And...

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