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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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Apple vs. Microsoft 3.0: The quest for electronic medical record supremacy?

EMR is in desperate need of a standard. Should Apple or Microsoft come to the rescue?

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How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market, including...

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Chase's MCX tech buy will take time to pay off — time that it may never get

When JPMorgan Chase acquired MCX’s payment technology to help with Chase Pay, it likely received a bargain. But a bargain is a bargain only if the value is greater than the cost, no matter how low that cost.

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Coders and librarians team up to save scientific data

A group of students, computer programmers and other volunteers gathered on a snowy night at a former mill in Dover, N.H., to participate in a nationwide data rescue effort to archive scientific data that could be lost.

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BlackBerry preps a more secure Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.

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San Diego installs massive flow battery that can power 1,000 homes

San Diego Gas & Electric unveiled a new pilot energy storage substation that utilizes a vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage system that can store up to 2 million watts of electricity.

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Credit-card breach hits another restaurant chain

Several high-end eateries run by Select Restaurants in Cleveland were the victims of fraudulent cards used by customers at its eateries.

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Here’s what Trump’s budget means for renewable energy

While President Trump’s budget proposal is just that – a spending plan for Congress to consider – industry experts say it could translate into big cuts for renewable energy.

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Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

New research is turning on its head the idea that legacy systems -- such as Cobol and Fortran -- are more secure because hackers are unfamiliar with the technology.

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VA hospitals adopt 3D printers to create custom prostheses

Stratasys is donating a 3D printer to five Veterans Affairs hospitals to enable the development of custom orthotics, prostheses and anatomical models.

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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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Crime ring turned to Amazon and eBay to sell stolen printer ink

A dozen suspects are accused of raking in at least $12 million by putting stolen ink cartridges and retail electronics up for sale on Amazon and eBay, New York’s attorney general said on Wednesday.

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NSA, DOE say China's supercomputing advances put U.S. at risk

China's computing efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and may undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy, a new report warns.

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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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Feds struggle with regulating banking’s use of big data

Some highly sensitive data is going to be set loose.

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GOP senator alleges password-hijack attempts after blasting WikiLeaks founder

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) did not elaborate on the exact nature of the password-reset messages he said he'd seen, such as whether they were limited to a single app and how they had been sent.

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Apple wants to promote health apps that work

Apple's plans for digital health are profound, but the company wants to figure out ways to make sure the health apps you use are good for you.

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