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MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

One of the hottest topics in robotics is self-assembly, and any technique that requires no human intervention is of special interest.The technology is also highly desirable for chips. Computing devices are shrinking, thanks to smaller chips, which are reaching their physical limits.Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago have come up with a unique technique for self-assembly that could be used to cram more features
Published on March 27, 2017
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Best Places to Work in IT: Search the archives 1994-2016

Every year since 1994, Computerworld has published a list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT. Want to see if a potential employer has ever been on the list, or which organizations have earned a spot on the list in multiple years? Use the search box to find a specific organization name, or browse the listings below. To read this article
Published on March 27, 2017
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Rochester Institute of Tech Launches Series on Artificial Intelligence

RIT is kicking off a new seminar series focused on connecting the campus’s growing artificial intelligence (AI) community. The series builds off the success of RIT's Move78 retreat last February, and will delve deeper into machine learning, neuromorphic computing, computer vision and other topics.
Published on March 27, 2017
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See you on Wednesday in Boulder

 A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. Companies will have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions. No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there, park around Spruce and Broadway and it’s… Read More
Published on March 27, 2017 By John Biggs
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IDG Contributor Network: How to keep ransomware from human resources

Ransomware is not your friend. It’s lurking out there to take over your computer and business systems to extort money from you. Keeping this wolf from your door takes some doing.The sneak attacks come attached to emails. When opened, these attachments infect your computer and lock it up until you pay the ransom demanded. According to Infosec Institute, “Small businesses usually lack sophisticated computer defenses thus making them very vulnerable.
Published on March 27, 2017
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Microsoft paces delivery of Windows 10 upgrades

If Microsoft orchestrates next month's Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade as it did 2016's mid-year Anniversary Update refresh, it will take about three months for the latest version to reach most eligible devices.According to advertising network AdDuplex, 60 days after the Aug. 2, 2016, introduction of Windows 10 1607 -- aka Anniversary Update -- just 35% of measured Windows 10 PCs were running the upgrade. By the 90-day mark, however, that
Published on March 27, 2017
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Samsung may retake momentum with the S8 smartphone

Samsung has a lot riding on its next smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which debuts on Wednesday at an event in New York City.Reports on new features of the S8 have been unusually abundant. Many of the reports were confirmed by Computerworld with seven industry insiders who spoke on the condition they not be named.According to these sources, both the S8 and S8 Plus:will be larger than the last generation; will
Published on March 27, 2017
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Only half of workers think their office collaboration system is immersive

Workers want more immersive interaction with teams and information through their collaboration system to help them solve business problems. Yet incomplete toolsets still leave room for enhancement.
Published on March 27, 2017
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Cisco announces cornucopia of product updates at Enterprise Connect

The industry’s largest collaboration show, Enterprise Connect, gets underway this week in Orlando, Florida. The show has become the place for vendors to show off the latest and greatest, and the week started off with Cisco announcing some new products and updates to existing ones. Cisco’s collaboration business has been on quite a roll of late, as it has released a number of new solutions, including the game-changing Spark Board, which
Published on March 27, 2017
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Uber Resumes Self-Driving-Vehicle Program After Arizona Accident

Uber Technologies is putting its autonomous vehicles back on city streets after an accident involving one of them in Tempe, Ariz., caused the company to halt its test program.
Published on March 27, 2017
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