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ACM Prize in Computing is the new name of honor for young innovators

The Association for Computing Machinery has changed the name of its annual award recognizing computing professionals for early-to-mid-career innovations from the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award to the ACM Prize in Computing, and boosted...


Carnegie Mellon researchers visualize way to fend off DDoS attacks

Following the massive DDoS attack that last month that targeted DNS provider Dyn and temporarily knocked Twitter, Netflix and other big names off the Internet, we were bombarded with pitches from vendors begging to offer their expert...

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Young tech entrepreneurs inspired by hearts, minds, stomachs, and not necessarily in that order

Annual Rocket Pitch event at Babson College produces rapid-fire startup ideas from young entrepreneurs


BBC eyes worldwide expansion for tiny educational computer

A new educational foundation hopes to introduce children worldwide to coding, using a tiny single-board computer that has changed the way coding is taught in schools across the U.K.

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Big data on campus

Colleges and universities are sifting through reams of data in search of ways to bolster graduation rates.

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MIT event to promote U.S.-China cooperation on machine learning, autonomous vehicles & more

MIT-CHIEF, a not-for-profit student group that promotes cooperation between the United States and China in technology and innovation, is readying its annual conference with a focus on machine learning, new materials and more.

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Phishing still fools people, but at least more are cautious

Two new IT security studies: One looks at phishing email detection and the other at security fatigue among computer users.


A few cool tech startups I came across at Boston's HUBweek

Startups spill forth from Babson, Harvard, MIT and other institutions during Boston's HUBweek

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SRQHacks raises tech awareness while helping the community

SRQHacks hackathon helps students experience the joy of creation and teaches them a thing or two about technology.

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Ga-ga for goggles: Augmented & virtual reality bring the masses to Harvard

Hundreds descended upon Harvard Innovation Lab to try out the latest augmented and virtual reality gear, listen to Magic Leap's founder, and learn about this next visually-compelling phase of computing

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White House to bolster STEM education, close skills gap

Touting new advanced placement course, the Obama administration looks at interdisciplinary approach to improve STEM education for underrepresented students and address shortage of skilled workers.

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How to watch the 2016 Ig Nobels

If you can't make it to the annual Ig Nobel ceremony at Harvard University on Thursday night to celebrate the most unusual and imaginative breakthroughs in science, you can follow along online instead.

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Education needs to study up on fighting ransomware

Of five major industries examined by BitSight - finance, retail, healthcare, energy/utilities, government and education – education is hit by ransomware at a much higher rate than the others.

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DataRobot aims to help create data science executives

New DataRobot University course is designed to teach executives how to identify opportunities to optimize their business using machine learning.

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Carnegie Mellon touts increase in incoming women CompSci students

Carnegie Mellon University is boasting that nearly half (48%) of incoming School of Computer Science undergraduates are women, a new diversity record for the institution.

Today's supercomputers will get blown away by these systems

The Department of Energy says the the $40 million it is investing in nearly two dozen projects will result in exascale computing systems that perform calculations on data 50 to 100 times faster than today's most powerful...

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Lights out! Why IT shops are disabling wireless AP LEDs

Having seen all sorts of makeshift fixes – from post-it notes to bandages to condom wrappers – used to block Wi-Fi access point LEDs from beaming and sometimes blinking, some IT shops have begun turning off the lights altogether even...

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