Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students?

Mar 12, 2018
Learning platforms that create individualized curriculums for student are a growing industry.
Fifth graders working in a math class at AltSchool Yerba Buena. 
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After years of decline, IBM reports a revenue jump

Jan 19, 2018
A 4 percent revenue hike is not big news for many companies. But for century-plus firm IBM it’s the first in half a decade, and could signal that its focus on cloud computing is paying off. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

To fix security flaws, CPU chips need a redesign, not a hotfix

Jan 4, 2018
A report issued by cybersecurity experts on Wednesday described two pretty serious security flaws that, in all likelihood, affects your computer. The flaws, known as Meltdown and Spectre, may have different ways of accessing private information, but both stem from design flaws in the chips themselves. While Windows, Apple and Linux have all issued patches […]

What to do when a couple of security flaws are affecting almost every computer in the world

Jan 4, 2018
An analyst walks us through the Meltdown and Spectre bugs.
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Intel says Moore’s Law lives on

Mar 29, 2017
The prediction that foreshadowed advancements in computing is here to stay, EVP says.
“I think the big impact of Moore's Law though is just that basic model of being able to double the capability every year or bring the cost down every year,” Stacy Smith of Intel says.
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ID theft protection company Lifelock bought by Symantec for $2.3 billion

Nov 21, 2016
How worried are we about identity theft? Well, a fair amount, judging by a new acquisition that’s been announced. Cyber security giant Symantec is buying Lifelock — an ID protection company — for $2.3 billion. Among other things, Symantec makes anti-virus software which has been traditionally been bundled with PCs. As that market declines, the […]
The figure of Norton Fighter, a hero character symbolizing reliability of Symantec's Norton Products, is displayed in front of Makuhari Messe during the Tokyo Game Show 2008 at Makuhari Messe on October 9, 2008 in Chiba, Japan. 
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'Silicon Cowboys' documents rise of Compaq

Mar 29, 2016
A look at the small Texas startup that took on IBM to become the largest computer company in the world.
The Compaq Computer team with the first Compaq portable computer. From L-R: Ken Roberts,  Jim Harris, Bill Murto, Steve Ullrich, Walt Russell, Rod Canion, Tim Tindle, John Reilly, Steve Flannigan, Guy Fielder, Gary Stimac, Bill Bray and Ted Papajohn.
Courtesy Compaq Computer Corporation

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The many computers under the hood

Sep 25, 2015
As the VW emissions scandal illustrates, modern cars rely heavily on software.

Paul Ford on ‘What Is Code?’ and why we should care

Jun 12, 2015
Most users don't know about programming. Ford wants to fix that.

The Sound of Computers

Mar 4, 2015
Matt Parker, a sound artist, collects audio from the early days of computing.