Tech Debates

Tech Debates news, trend analysis and opinion

We find industry experts to argue opposing views of a hot topic. Read through both points of view, vote for who you think got it most right, and weigh in with your own opinion, whether it is in agreement with one of the pros or introduces an angle you think they missed.

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No, Apple and Microsoft aren’t trading places

Despite talk that Microsoft is taking over Apple’s mantle of innovation, it isn’t actually happening. Yet.

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Automation: Disrupt or be disrupted

Embracing automation may seem like a risky investment, but holding out on these new technologies is even riskier.

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The U.S. presidential candidates on technology, privacy issues

Where the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates stand on U.S. citizens’ privacy, open source software usage and Edward Snowden.

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Microsoft gets support for its fight against government gag orders

Microsoft secured big allies in a fight against the federal government over its right to tell customers when federal agents request data and email,

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The company behind Hillary Clinton's erased emails is riding high

Despite the furor over Hillary Clinton’s erased mails, the company behind it—BleachBit—seems to be having fun.

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How bad is enterprise software? Really, really bad. But it's not quite that simple.

A new report reveals how much users dislike enterprise software and how the systems hurt users' productivity.

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40+ reasons Silicon Valley’s days may be numbered

The most talked-about story in tech this week is a scathing satire of life in Silicon Valley. Here are 40 things it gets exactly right.

Robotic Process Automation: IT Job Killer?

The future of BPO services: Embrace automation or perish

The business process outsourcing industry is up for a dramatic shift thanks to automation. If BPO services providers want to survive, they must change with the times.

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Ad blocking rapidly escalating, says researcher

Online revenue is under threat as ad blocking balloons. A quarter of all U.S. internet users will block ads this year.

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Will new technologies put us out of work? A peek into the future

Rather than fretting about the possibility of technology taking our jobs, history shows we would be better served preparing for change.

E911 Location Crisis - Can you find me now?

Why cellular 911 has location problems

Most calls to emergency 911 come from wireless callers, yet the system for locating those callers can't handle them.

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Low-income neighborhoods have worse cell phone service, study finds

Fewer telco base stations are installed for equal numbers of subscribers in America’s poor areas, compared to affluent areas, a report says.

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Grow lunar-based solar panels to eliminate fossil-fuel reliance, says kid

Self-replicating solar panels located on the moon could be the answer to fossil-fuel elimination on Earth, says a high school senior. The youngster is being taken seriously by academics.

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5 ways to fight mainframe malaise

An amusing analysis of employee dissatisfaction as it applies to mainframe programmers and what can be done about it. The next Jurassic Park movie and George Clooney are included as entertaining analogies.

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Facebook's AIs want you to stop you making a fool of yourself

Facebook plans to apply the latest in AI to help you help yourself to not look like a jackass. The idea is to use artificial intelligence software to detect the signs of inebriated behavior in images and warn users before they post...


Net Neutrality: It's regulation for the public good, not government takeover

#Net_Neutrality doesn’t mean that the government is taking over anything. When something becomes as crucial to the economic health of our culture as the #Internet has, it has moved from being a nice thing to have (like satellite TV)...

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What’s the best approach to building next-generation data center networks?

Experts are in agreement that Software Defined Networking/Network Virtualization will make the network world more efficient and more agile, but opinions vary on the best path forward.

What's better for your big data application, SQL or NoSQL?

One of the critical decisions facing companies embarking on big data projects is which database to use, and often that decision swings between SQL and NoSQL. SQL has the impressive track record, the large installed base, but NoSQL is...

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