Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell, paperless for more than a decade, envisions data centers saturated with information and services readily available via the Internet
Outsourced computing power and an abundance of data storage has researchers looking online for resources to help them tackle tough problems
At times it seems cloud computing has no more definition than the atmospheric phenomenon after which it is named
What Is the Best Way to Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure from a Cyber Attack?
Egypt's Internet shutdown and recent U.S. legislation proposing expanded White House control of critical infrastructure cyber security have conjured images of a government-controlled Internet kill switch...
NSF Teams with Microsoft to Move Scientific Research into the Cloud
Microsoft becomes the latest provider of software and data hosting services for NSF-funded researchers
CERN Gears Up Its Computers for More Atom Smashing
When the Large Hadron Collider goes back online in a few weeks, CERN's IT systems will have to be flexible in order to process the spate of information
New micro-mapping software lets travelers plot points of interest while they walk
Hackers Weigh In: 8 Big Things to Do with a Mini Server
We weren't sure what to do with a SheevaPlug, a cheap and powerful home server stuffed into a package the size of a power brick, so we asked a bunch of uber-geeks--Here's what they said
Out with the Old: As Internet Addresses Run Out, the Next-Generation Protocols Step Up
Get ready for IPv6: The explosive global growth of connected devices has nearly depleted the 4.3 billion addresses of Internet protocol version 4
E-book lending services ramping up as e-readers storm the market
Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other sellers of electronic books and readers have been working to improve upon the experience of getting lost in a good read.
How Was Egypt's Internet Access Shut Off?
Preliminary investigations indicate that most of the country's ISPs cut Internet access within a 20-minute period, likely at the government's behest
FCC Ends Net Neutrality Debate (for Now) by Passing Its Open Internet Order
The controversial measure will let broadband providers prioritize Internet content, but detractors say the government is fixing something that is not broken
Getting Personal: A Q&A with a PARC Pioneer Reflecting on "The Office of the Future" 40 Years Later
Palo Alto Research Center research fellow David Biegelsen, who has been at Xerox's legendary R&D lab from the beginning, talks with Scientific American about being at the forefront of the personal computing revolution that changed the way we work and live, along with the lab's other successes and setbacks...
A Confederacy of Smarts
Can Microsoft's assemblage of all-star researchers transform computing?
A Digital Life
New systems may allow people to record everything they see and hear--and even things they cannot sense--and to store all these data in a personal digital archive...
Re-thinking the Internet with security and mobility in mind
Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality
The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending