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  • Robot apocalypse unlikely, but researchers need to understand AI risks

    Recent concerns from tech luminaries about a robot apocalypse may be overblown, but artificial intelligence researchers need to start thinking about security measures as they build ever more intelligent machines, according to a group of AI experts.

    Written by Grant Gross01 July 15 03:54
  • Ditch PowerPoint and engage your audience: Garr Reynolds

    Death by PowerPoint presentation has become the norm but strong images and small amounts of data are better at engaging your audience, according to communications consultant Garr Reynolds.

    Written by Hamish Barwick06 March 15 15:07
  • Microsoft's most famous couple, Bill and Melinda Gates: Stanford commencement speech transcript

    Following is the text of the address by Bill and Melinda Gates, philanthropists and co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as prepared for delivery at Stanford University's 123rd Commencement on June 15, 2014. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently stepped aside as Microsoft chairman and is now an advisor to the CEO. See a video recap of the Stanford speech here.

    Written by Network World staff18 June 14 06:51
  • Why Steve Ballmer left Microsoft in better shape than he found it

    New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella certainly has his work cut out for him, but his job pales in comparison to the mess Steve Ballmer inherited in 2000. Nadella should succeed -- and if he does, he owes a lot to his oft-maligned predecessor.

    Written by Rob Enderle10 Feb. 14 11:39
  • Bill Gates vows the return of Microsoft Bob

    Though roundly ridiculed when it debuted in 1995, Microsoft Bob, or something resembling the short-lived on-screen assistant, will ultimately return, vowed Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 July 13 22:26
  • Schools test 'app store' for learning through Gates-funded project

    Some school administrators are testing a bold idea to integrate the multitude of systems that are used to store student data, giving teachers a single view of how students are performing and allowing them to better deliver the right learning materials.

    Written by Zach Miners08 March 13 00:14
  • Bill Gates: Schools are at a 'technology tipping point'

    The growing use of handheld devices and social media among students is creating a technology tipping point for schools that could completely break down the barriers between teaching platforms within five to 10 years, Bill Gates said Thursday.

    Written by Zach Miners07 March 13 19:43
  • Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

    Written by Marc Ferranti14 Dec. 11 03:32
  • In pictures: 8 tech superstars as comic book characters

    Ever wonder what superpowers Steve Jobs or Bill Gates would have in a comic book? Check out our slideshow of what-if tech superheroes (and supervillains). ART: Neil McAllister and Tony Talbert

    Written by Patrick Miller25 Aug. 11 16:19