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Thinking there could be life on one of Jupiter's moons, NASA scientists are working on a plan to send robots to try and find out.
As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it's increasingly likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.
With robots becoming increasingly powerful, intelligent and autonomous, a scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute says it's important to make sure they know the difference between good and evil.
The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.
Secretive Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is a 64-year-old man living near Los Angeles who declines to talk about his role in the digital currency, according to a news report.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should investigate Facebook's proposed $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp -- and possibly block it -- because of the potential impact on users' privacy, two privacy groups said in a complaint.
A Tip of the Hat to
ZDNet's Larry Dignan for his incisive look at the state of IBM's cloud strategy after the unveiling of the BlueMix open cloud platform.
Challenging Microsoft's Windows Azure on its own turf, Red Hat is ramping up services that would offer Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities on its OpenShift platform as a service (PaaS).
What if one day you accidentally step on your smartphone and instead of it shattering, it simply bends? Research underway at the Los Alamos National Lab could give consumers more durable smartphones, tablets and laptops.
SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.
Getting rid of old, unsecured or unused software and services is not easy. Do it correctly, though, and you can save IT time and money.
You don't always need high-end tools like Python or OpenRefine to reformat data. Plain old Excel can do the job.
Winners of the 2014 "Ones to Watch" awards -- administered by the CIO Executive Council -- say they're trying to reduce the distance between corporate IT and external customers.
One company is using gamification to change the customer service paradigm from frustrating to fun -- and customers are loving it.
Michael White, CEO of DirecTV, describes the company's innovation culture and what he expects from his CIOa(c).
The INFORMS code of ethics requires analytics professionals to report unbiased answers, not just what the client wants to hear.
From a beginner's guide to data-wrangling how-to and searchable collection of additional tutorials and videos, we've got you covered.
One alternative to buying expensive storage-area networks or other hardware-based dedicated storage is to deploy open source storage software on existing server hardware. For this test, we evaluated three such open source storage products, GlusterFS 3.3, Ceph 0.72 and Apache Hadoop 2.2.0.
Businesses must make sure their processes and IT systems adhere to the new regulations.
Google has unveiled what is almost certainly the most interesting phone of the year. It's part of Project Tango
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