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Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses

“It’s about finding or identifying issues that we know in the next two, three, five, 10 years, the students who graduate from here are going to have to grapple with,” said Mehran Sahami, a popular computer science professor at Stanford ...

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What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

Why are they such a problem? Both flaws provide hackers with a way of stealing data, including passwords and other sensitive information. If hackers manage to get software running on one of these chips, they can grab data from other ...

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A New Breed Drives the Deal-Making Frenzy at Computer Chip Firms

Their focus on maximizing shareholder value helps explain the deal-making boom in the chip industry, which also includes a $ 105 billion bid by Broadcom to acquire the mobile chip kingpin Qualcomm and the completion of Analog Devices’ $ 14.8 ...

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Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer

Quantum computing systems are difficult to understand because they do not behave like the everyday world we live in. But this counterintuitive behavior is what allows them to perform calculations at rate that would not be possible on a typical ...

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A computer algorithm may be able to predict suicidal thoughts

Artificial intelligence may be able to detect suicidal tendencies based on how your brain processes certain words, a new study reveals. The current system for finding out if someone is suicidal is to straight up ask them if they are ...

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Tech Tip: Your Computer: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Q. What are the signs that it is time to replace your computer? A. Unusual behavior from hardware and software can provide clues. For example, grinding or clunking noises coming from the computer’s internal drive have traditionally been signs that ...

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Tech Firms Add $300 Million to Trump Administration’s Computer Science Push

The companies have said that donating money, technology and volunteers to schools is often the only way to fill gaps in American school systems’ STEM offerings. Half of all schools in the country with students in kindergarten through 12th grade, ...

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S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of a Computer Hack Last Year

Photo The Securities and Exchange Commission said a digital attack last year may have exposed information that could have been exploited for trading purposes. Credit Andrew Harnik/Associated Press HONG KONG — The top securities regulator in the United States said ...

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Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction Novelist and Computer Guide, Dies at 84

Dr. Pournelle was also known to many through lively columns for Byte magazine in which, beginning early in the home-computing age, he talked about personal computers and the software for them. Much of any given column was about his own ...

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Tech Tip: Build Your Own Computer

Q. I have seen advertisements for those do-it-yourself computer kits for kids, but what can these machines actually do? Do they run Windows? A. The computer’s abilities depend on the type of build-your-own system kit you have. Some computer kits ...

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