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  • Why Health Data Is a Big Data Challenge

    There's no shortage of health data, and it's growing at a rapid clip, but experts in the field cite challenges around making that information useful, readable and relevant to the physicians and patients who need it most.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin06 June 14 22:40
  • STEM Education Gets Boost From White House

    President Barack Obama has announced new, expanded programs to get more students enrolled in science, tech, engineering and math courses.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin29 May 14 05:51
  • Mobile Apps Becoming Default for Government Digital Content

    In keeping with the White House's digital government initiatives, senior government technologists increasingly look to a mobile-first strategy for developing digital content and services.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin09 May 14 23:45
  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending May 2

    Checks and guesses spurred rumors that Apple has begun shipping raw synthetic sapphire material to Asia for processing into iPhone 6 display covers. One analyst estimated the amount shipped would be good for... maybe 115,000 covers.

    Written by John Cox06 May 14 06:38
  • How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off

    Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Though exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal – and when – is still the subject of debate.

    Written by John Cox22 April 14 23:06
  • Offshore firms took 50% of H-1B visas in 2013

    Data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services shows clearly that the largest users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcing firms.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis01 April 14 22:19
  • Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT

    A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin01 April 14 00:47
  • Cyberattacks could paralyze U.S., former defense chief warns

    As the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta delivered strong warnings about the risks of cyberattacks on the country. His conviction that a possible 'cyber Pearl Harbor' may be looming has not tempered since leaving the post last year.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau11 March 14 19:08
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