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Microsoft Researchers Tout Low-Cost, Programmable Prototype Data Center Switch

Microsoft researchers are experimenting with a programmable, low-cost prototype switch they say could help support cloud or other network-delivered services.

Gigantic Changes Keep Space Technology Hot

FTC Eyes Debt-Collectors' Harvesting of Social Networks

An April workshop will consider how to better protect consumers from the high-tech onslaught that some debt collection firms use.

IT Graduates Not 'Well-Trained, Ready-To-Go'

There is a disconnect between students getting high tech degrees and what employers are looking for in those graduates.

NASA Tamps Down Massive Solar Flare Impact Hype

NASA says massive solar flare will produce pretty skies, but little else.

NASA Downplays Solar Flare Hype

Analysis: The massive solar flare will produce pretty skies but little else, the agency says.

'Jeopardy!' Victory Lands Watson a Health Care Job

IBM's Watson has parlayed its overwhelming victory in this week's "Jeopardy!" challenge into a job developing smart applications for the health care industry.

The Ultimate in Man v. Machine Moments

As IBM’s Watson steps into the Jeopardy! ring it takes a lot of history with it.