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Why JavaScript Will Become The Dominant Programming Language Of The Enterprise

Nolan Wright | ReadWrite | August 9, 2013

A simple learning curve and flexible skill set have JavaScript on the verge of taking over the enterprise. Read More »

Why PC Sales Are In Free Fall

George Ou | InformationWeek | April 11, 2013

The latest IDC report has some alarming news for Microsoft and the PC industry. Personal Computer sales are in free fall due to lack of hardware and software innovation. Not only has Microsoft Windows 8 failed to save the PC industry, the hated operating system (OS) has actually harmed PC sales. The PC industry has its share of blame with the failed tablet launch. Read More »

Why Southeast Asia Should Embrace the Open Source Movement

Thomas Gorissen | e27 | October 21, 2015

In the last five years, Southeast Asia has grown to become a big consumer of modern web technologies to create digital products and services. More and more tech companies from the US are opening offices here and many with the goal to build engineering and development offices for their regional needs.

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Why The 'Internet Of Things' May Never Happen

Mike Elgan | Computerworld | January 18, 2014

Research firm Gartner says the "Internet of Things" will have 26 billion connected devices by 2020. Maybe. But connected to what? And how? Here's what you need to know about the "Internet of Things" phenomenon. Read More »

Why the A.I. Euphoria Is Doomed to Fail

Evgeny Chereshnev | Venture Beat | September 17, 2016

Investors dropped $681 million into A.I.-centric startups in Silicon Valley last year. This year, the number will likely reach $1.2 billion. Five years ago, total A.I. investment spiked at roughly $150 million. This is how Silicon Valley works: When something new is hyped and seems to have investor trust, everybody jumps on the train without asking, “Where does this train go?”...

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Why We Shouldn’t Call Apple ResearchKit and CareKit ‘Platforms’

Ryan Rossier | HIT Consultant | October 17, 2016

It’s no secret that getting people to engage in their health is one of our generation’s biggest challenges. Digital health engagement, especially, is often discussed as “a huge opportunity,” but the reality is that while people are interested in their health, it’s still incredibly difficult to get them to use digital tools consistently. Enacting behavior change is still a mostly elusive process...

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Will An Anti-Innovation Culture In The NHS Kill Off Technological Progress?

Dick Vinegar | Data Management Hub | June 10, 2014

Hackday system has best chance of overcoming bureaucratic regulatory process that stops apps getting traction they need...

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Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

Austin Carr | Co-Design | September 11, 2012

Despite consistently glowing reviews from critics and consumers alike, iOS and OS X, Apple’s operating systems which tie Macs and iPads and iPhones together, have rubbed some the wrong way in recent years with their design directions.
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Windows 8 Bugs Hurt Microsoft, Intel Chief Said To Say

Tim Culpan and Ian King | Bloomberg | September 26, 2012

Intel Corp. (INTC) Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s fully ready, a person who attended the company event said. Read More »

Windows 8 Is Watching You

Rebecca Greenfield | Atlantic Wire | August 24, 2012

Playing around with the manufacturers' version of the not-yet-widely released Windows 8, programmer (and hacker) Nadim Kobeissi discovered that the operating system "tells Microsoft about everything you install" and does that "not very securely." Read More »

Windows Is Dead, Google Killed It

Farhad Manjoo | Business Insider | September 3, 2013

Windows is dead. Let’s all salute it — pour out a glass for it, burn a CD for it, reboot your PC one last time. Windows had a good run. For a time, it powered the world. But that era is over. It was killed by the unlikeliest of collaborations.... Read More »

With Apple consulting Argonaut Project on health records, interoperability could get the push it needs

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | June 27, 2017

Apple is said to be working with the Argonaut Project to integrate more electronic health data with the iPhone, a move experts say could go a long way towards advancing medical record interoperability. Participants in the Argonaut Project – an HL7-led initiative focused on expanding the use of open standards for health data exchange, notably HL7's FHIR specification – are some of the industry’s most notable vendors and providers: Accenture, athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, McKesson, Meditech, Surescripts, The Advisory Board Company, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Partners HealthCare...

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WSJ Blasts Apple E-books Antitrust Judge In Scathing Editorial

Shane Cole | Apple Insider | December 6, 2013

A new opinion piece lambasts Judge Denise Cote, the federal judge in charge of the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple, for being "abusive" and "shredding the separation of constitutional powers" by appointing and granting broad authority to antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich. Read More »

Yes, You Can Reconcile The Wide Sharing Of Personal Medical Research Data With Greater Participant Control

Glynn Moody | TechDirt | March 15, 2016

Although the benefits of sharing big datasets are well-known, so are the privacy issues that can arise as a result. The tension between a desire to share information widely and the need to respect the wishes of those to whom it refers is probably most acute in the medical world. Although the hope is that aggregating health data on a large scale can provide new insights into diseases and their treatments, doing so makes issues of consent even trickier to deal with. A new study of Parkinson's disease from Sage Bionetworks, which describes itself as a "non-profit biomedical research organization," takes a particularly interesting approach. Unusually, it used an iPhone app to gather data directly from the participants...

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Your iPhone Is Tracking You Again

Rebecca Greenfield | Atlantic Wire | October 11, 2012

The iPhone 5 and any phone running iOS 6 not only by default tracks users for advertising purposes, but also makes it difficult to opt out. After Apple told developers to stop tracking users with the UDID system, basically eliminating this privacy breach completely, it has implemented a new targeting system. [...] Read More »