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The iPhone Didn't Emerge from Nothing. Here's What Came Before It

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:29

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs stood on the MacWorld stage in his jeans and a black turtleneck.

Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:57

The SIGIR Student Liaison Program supports an environment in which all students thrive.

Trump Is Making Canada Great Again

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:24

It's no secret that the United States has long dominated cutting-edge technologies, from personal computers and biotech to smartphones and social media.

Exploring a Different Kind of Team Sport

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:22

Imagine that you wanted to get teens excited about a competitive, extracurricular team.

Sebastian Thrun Talks Flying Cars, Automated Teaching, and an AI Arms Race With China

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00

Google moonshot lab X co-founder Sebastian Thrun says flying cars are ready to be built, given advances in unmanned drone technology.

The State of Women in Computer Science

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00

Several factors are preventing women from pursuing and persisting in computer science majors.

Veteran Engineer Studies Career Pathways of Today's Graduates

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:57

After a mid-career jump to academia, Ph.D. student Jim Magarian now investigates engineering job trajectories to help graduates find the right career fit.

Internet Advertising

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Exploring the technical and ethical issues surrounding Internet advertising and ad blocking.

Barriers to Refactoring

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Developers know refactoring improves their software, but many find themselves unable to do so when they want to.

Millennials' Attitudes Toward IT Consumerization in the Workplace

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Millennials entering the workforce ignore the risks of using privately owned devices on the job.

Research for Practice

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Four Ways to Make CS and IT More Immersive

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Why the Bell curve hasn't transformed into a hockey stick.

Amazon and Whole Foods

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Checking out the recent Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods.

FinTech Platforms and Strategy

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Integrating trust and automation in finance.

What Can Agile Methods Bring to High-Integrity Software Development?

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Considering the issues and opportunities raised by Agile practices in the development of high-integrity software.

3D-Printing Human Body Parts

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Bioprinting has generated bones, cartilage, and some muscles; hearts and livers are still years away.

Portable Device Fears Show Power of Social Development

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

How do small screens impact young minds?

Manipulating Word Representations, and Preparing Students for Coding Jobs?

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

Robin K. Hill mulls an aspect of natural language processing research, while Mark Guzdial ponders why coding is taught in public schools.

Six Education

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

I recently had the opportunity to join several thousand teachers in Southern California for an annual confab on teaching. I came away with a very different view of elementary and secondary education than I had going in.

Computing Is a Profession

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

The notion of what constitutes a profession has been studied extensively through exploration of its attributes. Common among these are a deep technical expertise, an essential, valued, societal contribution, and the need to adhere to high ethical and technical standards.