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  • HP to help turn Avatar sequels into a digital attraction

    The 2009 sci-fi blockbuster Avatar created a stir with audiences and critics for its themes, storytelling and special effects. Three sequels are in the works, with the first planned for release in December 2017. But this time around, Avatar may become much more than a film.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau05 June 15 00:00
  • MIT alums celebrate 10th anniversary of bogus CompSci paper generator with cheeky new tool

    Three MIT grads this week are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their clever <a href="http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/">SCIgen</a> program, which randomly generates computer science papers realistic enough to get accepted by sketchy technical conferences and publishers, with a brand new tool designed to poke even more fun at such outfits.

    Written by Bob Brown15 April 15 01:34
  • Conn. AG launches Lenovo-Superfish 'crapware' probe

    Three days after Chinese computer maker Lenovo promised to flush "crapware" from its consumer PCs, Connecticut's state attorney general announced a probe into the company's practice of bundling adware.

    Written by Gregg Keizer03 March 15 08:22
  • Carmakers promise they'll protect driver privacy -- really

    The world's 19 biggest automakers <a href="https://www.globalautomakers.org/topic/privacy">have agreed to principles</a> they say will protect driver privacy in an electronic age where in-vehicle computers collect everything from location and speed to what smartphone you use.

    Written by Lucas Mearian14 Nov. 14 06:30
  • Microsoft slates critical Windows, IE fixes for next week

    Microsoft will release nine security updates next week, twice the number of last month, with fixes slated for Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, SharePoint Server and Web app developer tools.

    Written by Gregg Keizer10 Oct. 14 06:36
  • Nobel Prize in Physics a Blue LED Special

    Three university researchers, two in Japan and one in the United States, have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention in the early 1990s of the blue light-emitting diode (LED), an energy efficient breakthrough in producing longer-lasting white light.

    Written by Bob Brown08 Oct. 14 01:58
  • CIOs Share Their Secrets to Project Success

    Three CIOs discuss how they balance traditional and unconventional approaches to keep projects on track and deliver on their promises.

    Written by CIO Executive Council28 Aug. 14 05:48
  • Carmakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane

    Some car manufacturers are delaying their rollout of CarPlay, the software platform from Apple that synchronizes an iPhone to a vehicle's infotainment system.

    Written by Lucas Mearian22 Aug. 14 20:42
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