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'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014


Text messages prompting people to get their flu shot

The overall flu vaccination rate remains low, but researchers say reminders by text will soon become the norm.

By April 24, 2012


Tom West of 'Soul of a New Machine' dead at 71

West was the star of perhaps the best book ever written about project development. He also helped lead one of the key companies of the minicomputer, and then Unix, eras.

By May 21, 2011


Ken Olsen, founder of DEC, dead at 84

An important figure in computing history, Olsen founded and led Digital Equipment Corporation, the firm most associated with the minicomputer era.

By February 7, 2011


Canonical shines its Ubuntu light on consumers

Ubuntu has won rave reviews with the geeky Linux community, but can it make waves with average consumers? Its founder is betting the answer is yes.

By December 28, 2009


The factor factor, part 1

Ever wonder why new chip designs fail in the market, even though they offer real advantages? Or why others succeed in spite of serious disadvantages? It's apparently a secret. Part one of three.

By October 12, 2009


Researchers who hack the Mac OS

Charlie Miller and Dino Dai Zovi research and publicize security weaknesses in the Mac OS out of passion, and because it's easy.

By August 27, 2009


Remember when Oracle was the good guy?

Oracle now has the reputation of being a hard-driving proprietary software company, but it was founded under very different principles.

By August 14, 2009


The race for the integrated technology stack

Rather than dominate a single technology and rely on others for additional parts, some industry giants want the whole enchilada and are creating a single integrated technology stack tuned for dynamic infrastructure.

By April 30, 2009


The good and bad of Cisco's UCS servers

Cisco is adding new innovation to an old market and shaking up the industry, with an announcement that will be one of the most technologically significant this year.

By March 16, 2009