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Another satisfied customer!

IT analyst pilot fish buys a new PC, and it turns out that a key application fish uses won't load -- and the newest version of the software is subscription-based. Fortunately, fish has another option...for a while.


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The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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MillerCoors seeks $100M in damages from IT contractor

MillerCoors is suing IT services firm HCL in federal court over what began as an approximately $53 million software deployment.

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5 reasons why China will rule tech, 2017 edition

In 2010, Computerworld looked at five reasons why China will rule in technology. In 2017, the case for China has grown stronger.

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Bill Gates again tops world's billionaire list

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, was the world's richest person in 2016, Forbes said today.

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Waymo fears Uber may peek at secret court docs

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent...

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Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research

President Donald Trump's federal budget outline represents a major shift in U.S. priorities by boosting defense spending while cutting science and research.

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US Army shows off its 'hoverbike' delivery drone

It's been a year since the U.S. Army began researching the use of a British-built hoverbike as an autonomous delivery drone for battlefields, and it recently showed off its progress.

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Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese start-up, Nio, and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.

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After rocky tenure, Mayer to leave Yahoo 'tarnished'

After nearly five rocky years as CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer will be leaving her post with something of a tarnished image.

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Pennsylvania sues IBM over troubled $110M IT upgrade

Pennsylvania is suing IBM over a never-finished $110 million IT upgrade to its unemployment compensation system. Such large-scale projects often run into trouble.

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Mayer to quit as CEO of new holding company after Yahoo sale to Verizon

Marissa Mayer will step down as CEO from the remaining holding company after Yahoo sells its operating business to Verizon Communications, according to a regulatory document.

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IDG.tv Live @SXSW 2017 presented by the UK's Department for International Trade | Day 3

IDG.tv host Jimmy Conrad is live at the Great Britain House at SXSW 2017. Tonight's guests Jessica Rowley, Managing Director or Techdept, Nick Bax, Creative Director of Human, and the man known only as Wildborys break down how their...

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Lost in space: How NASA found a lost lunar spacecraft

Thanks to a new radar technique, NASA has found a lost spacecraft in orbit around the moon.

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Computers in the news -- how much can we trust what we read?

A big part of Defensive Computing is knowing who to trust. Oftentimes, when reporting on technical computer issues, the media does not deserve that trust.

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Mingis on Tech: Videoconferencing arrives, and the reality behind 'digital transformation'

As companies become more decentralized, collaboration becomes more important. So it's good that videoconferencing tech makes that easier than ever. And just what does 'digital transformation' mean?

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Mingis on Tech: Videoconferencing arrives, and what's up with 'digital transformation'

Videoconferencing can help firms save money, do more and better integrate their plans. So can digital transformation. But both have to be done right.

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What is Pi Day?

Every year on March 14, math geeks and others celebrate Pi Day. Here are the basics of the beginnings of the celebration and other interesting facts around this new holiday.

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Uber gets permit to test autonomous cars in California

Uber Technologies’ autonomous cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles.

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