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What will the data center of 2025 look like?
Data Center Knowledge
What will the data center look like in 2025? Enterprise data centers will be much smaller, power densities will be much higher and the majority of IT workloads will have moved to cloud computing platforms. That's the consensus from data center professionals surveyed by Emerson Network Power for its Data Center 2025 Project, who were tasked to imagine what facilities will look like 11 years from now.
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How technology has changed the face of autism
Yahoo
When you first meet James, you realize immediately that there's something different about him. He's 16 but reads at a second-grade level. He speaks loudly, often interrupting other people's conversations. He has difficulty recounting the events of his day or sustaining attention to any conversation. He has trouble with simple arithmetic. Like tens of thousands of other children, James has an autism spectrum disorder, which makes life a daily challenge for his parents, Marie and Rob, who live just outside Washington, D.C.
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Singapore plows ahead of US with technology in classrooms
NBC News
Forty students in bright yellow shirts hunched over their computers in Singapore's Crescent Girls School as they raced against their teacher's digital stopwatch. They had just a few minutes to add their thoughts about a short film on discrimination into a shared Google Doc and browse the opinions of their classmates. When the time was up, their teacher led a discussion about the meaning of discrimination and how to judge the credibility of an argument. The computers sat mostly forgotten.
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It makes sense for Toyota to leave California for Texas
Forbes
For Japanese auto brands, the logic of keeping their U.S. sales and administrative arms in California is breaking down under the outsized penalties of conducting business in the Golden State and the changing dynamics of the North American automotive industry. So Toyota is leaving, according to Automotive News. And where is Japan's biggest automaker relocating its sales and marketing operations in America? Why, North Texas, of course.
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White House details thinking on cybersecurity flaws
The New York Times
In a rare insight into the government's thinking on the use of cyberweapons, the White House recently published a series of questions it asks in deciding when to make public the discovery of major flaws in computer security or whether to keep them secret so that American intelligence agencies can use them to enable surveillance or an attack. The discussion came not in a presidential policy directive or a speech, like the kind President Barack Obama gave when describing the criteria for conducting drone attacks, but in a blog post on the White House website.
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Sure disaster: How not to do the Internet of Things
InfoWorld
We're hearing a lot about the Internet of Things these days. It's the long-promised utopia where our alarm clocks and refrigerators are all Internet-enabled and working magic on our behalf. Further on down the road, anything else we can imagine will be able to talk to hosted service platforms in the cloud and send all kinds of data back and forth. How else would we update the firmware in our recliner? Besides the wholesale connectedness, we're also seeing an odd twist on technology integration — that is, it's happening backward.
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3-D PRINTING


Mainstream 3-D printer ownership to build slowly
TechCrunch
Despite the ongoing hype attached to 3-D printing, and the advent of more consumer-friendly, affordable machines designed with a mainstream user in mind, consumer adoption of 3-D printers is set for relatively slow growth in the near term, according to analyst Juniper Research. Writing in a new report, "Consumer 3D Printing & Scanning: Service Models, Devices & Opportunities 2014-2018," the analyst predicts sales of consumer 3-D printers will exceed 1 million units by 2018, rising from the circa 44,000 estimated to be sold this year.
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Microscale 3-D printing: Inks expand creation opportunities
Technology Review
Despite the excitement that 3-D printing has generated, its capabilities remain rather limited. It can be used to make complex shapes, but most commonly only out of plastics. Even manufacturers using an advanced version of the technology known as additive manufacturing typically have expanded the material palette only to a few types of metal alloys. But what if 3-D printers could use a wide assortment of different materials, from living cells to semiconductors, mixing and matching the "inks" with precision?
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Sure disaster: How not to do the Internet of Things
InfoWorld
We're hearing a lot about the Internet of Things these days. It's the long-promised utopia where our alarm clocks and refrigerators are all Internet-enabled and working magic on our behalf.

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A swarm of ant-sized robots — at your service
The New York Times
While the robots imagined in science fiction novels have often looked like humans, today's robotic armies are emerging in all shapes and sizes. Take the little army of bots made by SRI International, called "Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots," that are designed to build small things on small scales.

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MTBC partners with UT Dallas interns to launch major STEM program
MTBC
The University of Texas at Dallas computer science and engineering students are helping launch a program designed to fire up interest in the STEM fields among area K-12 students. STEMfire aims to nurture a pipeline of young students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and prepares them for college and careers at technology corporations.

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ROBOTICS


Robots fighting to the death — because it's educational
WBUR-FM
"This year basically is a fight to the death," says Paul Kassebaum, one of the organizers of the Autonomous Fighting Robot Challenge, which was held April 27 in Cambridge, Mass. This is the robot rumble's second year. "Last year, the robots were completely autonomous sumo fighters," Kassebaum said. Meaning that the challenge was to push the opposing robot out of the 12-foot-wide ring. But this year, in just two weeks, eight teams attempted to design, fabricate and build autonomous robots that would kill their opponents.
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Robot 'code of ethics' could move from sci-fi to real life
NBC News
It's too bad Emily Post didn't leave instructions for the robot age. Today, as soldiers are naming their robots, the elderly are befriending mechanized assistants and domestic drones are preparing for liftoff, experts say it's time for a robot "Code of Ethics" that can protect the complex relationships people are developing with the machines. President Barack Obama recently kicked around a soccer ball with a 4-foot humanoid during a visit to Japan, and president and robot avoided any diplomatic snafus. But as for regular humans, experts are already on the case.
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MAKING HEADLINES


Nokia names new CEO, reports earnings
RCR Wireless
Nokia named Rajeev Suri as its new CEO, elevating the leader of Nokia Solutions and Networks now that it has completed the sale of its device business to Microsoft. Suri replaces Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft executive who oversaw Nokia's move into Windows-based smartphones, and who returned to Microsoft along with the handset unit.
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MATsolutions named U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year Award winner
MATsolutions
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named MATsolutions of Irving, Texas, a 2014 Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year Award winner. MATsolutions was selected from a record number of applicants across the nation for demonstrating exceptional business practices in areas including strategic planning, marketing, employee development, community involvement and customer service. "As the business community has worked hard to do its part in moving the country forward economically, small businesses have continued to be the driving force responsible for much of our progress," U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said.
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LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT


5 pitfalls of running lean startup experiments
Forbes
Grace Ng, co-founder of Javelin.com, an enterprise software and services company for implementing Lean Startup, writes: "'We're launching our Minimum Viable Product in three months,' entrepreneurs often tell me. 'Why three months?' 'We need to have these features in place to launch,' the entrepreneur proceeds to rattle on about the list of features. What is wrong with this situation? By now, the concepts popularized by Eric Ries' 'The Lean Startup' have become part of everyday startup lingo. With that, the implications of each concept are misconstrued and loses meaning."
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Incentives: The root of the CIO/CMO divide
Business 2 Community
Gartner predicts that by 2017 CMOs will spend more on IT than CIOs. While that prediction sounds bold, it is not that far-fetched when you consider the trends. Nearly every aspect of customer experiences today are digitally enabled from websites, to mobile apps, to online search, to in-store signage and kiosks. Add the marketing department's increasing appetite for information from data-driven personalization to programmatic media buying, and today's CMO needs to both understand technology and become better partners with their CIO.
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