Patrick ThibodeauSenior Editor, Computerworld

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Patrick Thibodeau covers Internet of Things, enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

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Microsoft’s Nadella takes on privacy fears about LinkedIn, Cortana

One Gartner analyst called Cortana "Big Brother" combined with productivity, and asked some pointed questions about Microsoft's intentions.

Election 2016 teaser - Electronic voting, Republican and Democrat

One election-system vendor uses developers in Serbia

But even an all-U.S. team is no guarantee of security.

Election 2016 teaser - A hacker pulls back the curtain on United States election data

If the election is hacked, we may never know

At particular risk are touch-screen voting machines that have no paper trails. If those are hacked or a hack is even suspected, it will be difficult to prove—and impossible to reconstruct the real tally.

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U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

The goal is now an exascale computer by 2023, which will consume the output of a small power plant all to itself.

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HP will slash up to 30,000 more jobs as it splits in two

HP is expecting to make some new hires to offset this reduction as it 'reshapes' its workforce, but is not divulging exact numbers.

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The Internet of Things is already linking up in sports

Sensors help players improve their game with smart gadgets and digital coaching.

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Chromebooks enter homes, schools, small businesses

The Chromebook owns just 1 percent of the PC market, but may find long-term success in the classroom.

Appliance maker prepares to grow the Internet of Things

A German appliance maker starts a separate firm to design sensors so its products can communicate over the Internet to each other and other gadgets.

Consolidation will cut cloud choice next year, Gartner says

One in four cloud vendors will be gone by 2014, Gartner analysts predict.

10% of new US jobs are tech

Technology hiring has been on the upswing in the first half of this year, constituting about 10% of all the job growth in the U.S. in June, according to two independent assessments.

HP: Windows XP's demise will do more for PC sales than Windows 8

Hewlett-Packard executives say that the coming demise of Windows XP may do what Windows 8 could not, and that's boost PC sales significantly.

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Internet visionary Cerf proposes 'digital vellum' to preserve Internet data

Vinton Cerf, one of the computer scientists who turned on the Internet in 1983, is concerned that much of the data created since then, and for years still to come, will be lost to time.

IT weather forecast: Hurricanes with a chance of dead satellites

NOAA is working to fix a broken weather satellite--the one that watches the Atlantic Ocean--even as it gears up for what's expected to be an above-normal year for hurricanes.

Desktop chips zip along to faster speeds

Clock rate speeds still matter to some, and that is pushing chip makers to push the limits.

IBM's x86 exit may shake up market and rivals

IBM's share of the x86 server segment has declined over the last several years.