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Athena Lecturer Award for women researchers goes to Rice prof who really gets robots moving

Lydia Kavraki, a professor of computer science and bioengineering at Rice University, has been named as the 2017-2018 Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery in recognition her work in robotics.


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Windows 10 adoption faster than any previous OS

As much as 85% of businesses will have migrated to Windows 10 before the year ends. Security improvements drive the move.

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FAQ: How to skip a Windows 10 upgrade

Corporate users of Windows 10 may have as little as two months to deploy a feature upgrade after passing on the one prior.

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How Veritas is getting its cloud on

A series of recent deals with AWS, Google and others –- and a technology platform that's still evolving –- show a new side of this legacy software vendor.

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Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

With today’s push across the education landscape for more emphasis on STEM studies, it’s not surprising that top leaders and innovators in technology would be a draw as college commencement speakers. Here’s a roundup of some of the...

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How to check your Uber rating

Uber has made it much easier to check your personal rating

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AI goes to the movies to identify content you will want to watch

Digital technology and media companies join forces to extract and harness the massive amounts of video content and data that movies produce.

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Avoid manually installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Problems have emerged with Update Assistant, forcing Microsoft to issue a warning about manually upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Microsoft adds another layer to the Windows 10 patching onion

A new update will occur monthly, or sometimes more often.

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5 more open source companies to watch in 2017

An exciting class of startups with a focus on enterprise IT are those built on open source foundations, in some cases commercializing and adding value to an already popular open source project.

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Report: Top 25 IT security products

Download this exclusive report highlighting 25 top security products – as rated by actual enterprise users of the products – in categories such as cloud security, firewalls, SIEM, application security and IoT security.

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Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly...

Building an app-centric Infrastructure Performance Monitoring system

How to continuously capture, correlate and analyze system-wide heterogeneous infrastructure data so you can compare it to established response time, utilization and other metrics

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Microsoft to slash cloud-connection rights for stand-alone Office

Under the new rules, owners of perpetual-license versions of Office will be able to use Microsoft's cloud-based services only during the first half of their 10-year support lifecycle, the portion Microsoft dubs "mainstream.

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Zoomdata wants to scale out real-time data visualization

Zoomdata introduces Hi Def Data Sharpening, wants to sell people on the sweet promise of data visualization with fast performance and massive scale.

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Microsoft .Net Core: Finally ready for prime time

All Microsoft’s next-gen development stack needed was adequate tooling, APIs, libraries, and documentation. They’re here at last

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12 free utilities that can give you more control over your PC

There are a slew of free third-party utilities for Windows that let you monitor and manage all aspects of your PC.

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Why you need a systems reliability engineer

How can you make sure the software your company builds today will stand the test of time? Hire an SRE.

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Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

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