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Not quite what he thought success would sound like

This company is trying to get a Japanese supplier to cut component prices and it's not going well, so a purchasing manager is heading for Japan -- but he needs a laptop.

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Hey, Siri: Give me a product development road map for AI

Infighting, rushed development, and lack of vision have damaged Apple’s Siri development, claims a new report, citing Apple employees involved in Siri's development.

Throwback Thursday: Well, we got Y2K right, anyhow

Pilot fish's new alarm clock has an iPod dock, nature sounds, two alarms, and a button to make switching to Daylight Saving Time really simple -- but there's a catch.

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WWDC 2018: What to expect at Apple's developers conference

Apple will hold its 29th Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 4-8 at its new home, the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Here's what to expect.

Consulting like it's 1999

It's a year before Y2K, and this company is desperate to make sure its workstations and aging mainframe make it to the year 2000. But there's a plan -- and a consultant.

Just one, um, great idea after another

Sysadmin is instructed to create an account for the IT director that gives him the same capabilities as the lead programmer. What could possibly go wrong with that?

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IT beware: University finds new 4G security holes

Researchers from Purdue University and the University of Iowa have found quite a few new security holes in the popular 4G mobile networks.

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Which wireless carrier is best for you?

Choosing the best wireless carrier for you is always the challenge. You can’t depend on advertising to find the best quality, strongest signal and fastest connection for you. So, let’s take a look at the best strategy to finding the...

Smart, redefined

Healthcare IT vendor decides to improve its corporate IT help desk's productivity by rolling out a new approach to user support called Smart Help -- and it's not helping.

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Why autonomous cars won’t be autonomous

The truth is that artificial intelligence is neither artificial nor intelligent. A.I. is made out of people.

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A new mindset drives a new way forward

We need to rethink collaboration solutions.

The lifeline

This seasoned ex-mainframer is sailing smoothly toward retirement by managing a factory's AS/400, until a hardware issue turns very bad -- and it looks like he's sunk.

Throwback Thursday: Doing it the hard way

One of this software manager's more IT-challenged users approaches him to ask for a lesson in attaching documents to emails -- which it turns out he really, REALLY needs.


The focus of Mobile World Congress 2018 is 5G, AI, IoT and beyond

What will 5G, AI and IoT do for us? That the question at Mobile World Congress 2018.

The price of quality

This company's parts require rigorous quality control, and they're X-rayed before they're shipped to customers -- but that's not quite as useful as it needs to be.

Still a few bugs in this computing architecture

University is building its first computing center, but there's no good spot on campus. Obvious solution: Put it underground -- which comes with a less obvious problem.

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By 2020, we’ll be using Windows in the cloud

In just a few years, we’ll have a lot of compelling alternatives to a running apps on locally on a PC and this will drive a trend similar to what happened to Blockbuster and Netflix.

Truth or consequences

Software developer's assignment: Chase down a problem with a true-or-false value that's not right. But he seems to be unclear on the whole concept of an if statement.


Microsoft’s Cortana speaker will go the way of the Zune

The what, you say? Exactly!

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