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  • Over 100 years, NASA's top 5 tech advances

    By Sharon Gaudin | 01 April, 2015 08:01

    One hundred years ago this month, Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), launching the nation into a time of advancing aeronautics and eventually space exploration.

  • 5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

    By Sharon Gaudin | 28 March, 2015 06:04

    With Facebook executives focusing so much of their annual F8 developers conference on virtual reality, people are wondering how the technology will affect gaming and social networking.

  • Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

    By Colin Neagle | 17 March, 2015 00:59

    Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware -- the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key -- and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom."

  • FCC girds for legal attacks on net neutrality order

    By Matt Hamblen | 14 March, 2015 01:01

    The Federal Communication Commission's 400-page official order on net neutrality, released Thursday, will undoubtedly elicit lawsuits on various fronts once it is officially published in the Federal Register.

  • What does the FCC's net neutrality vote mean?

    By Matt Hamblen | 27 February, 2015 08:29

    Net neutrality has been debated for a decade, but the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote on Thursday signals only the beginning of further battles and likely lawsuits.

Interviews
  • OpenDaylight Executive Director spells out where this open source SDN efforts stands

    By John Dix | 16 September, 2014 03:57

    The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is the public face of the Software Defined Networking movement, spelling out requirements and defining standards. The group's board includes Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs on the data center side, and Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and NTT Communications on the service provider side. Additionally, there are close to 150 members, from global telcos to startups. To get a sense of where the movement stands, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix tracked down ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt, who spent 20 years developing network architecture, technology, standards, and products at IBM Networking Systems, Hewlett Packard and Bay Networks.

  • Q&A: 3D gun maker Cody Wilson defends freedom to print guns

    By Lucas Mearian | 03 June, 2014 07:42

    Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, contests claims his 3D printed gun isn't safe and will try to continue to make 3D gun plans available.

  • Intel/McAfee: What's the future of security?

    By Ellen Messmer | 05 July, 2012 16:27

    Intel completed its multibillion-dollar acquisition of McAfee almost a year and a half ago, and this week McAfee co-President Mike DeCesare spoke with Network World senior editor Ellen Messmer about what the merger of Intel's chip-making capabilities and McAfee's security expertise is expected to bring down the road.

  • Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst weighs in on strategy, Oracle and growth

    By Chris Kanaracus | 28 June, 2012 14:51

    Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is coming up on his five-year anniversary at the helm, following his arrival in December 2007. Under Whitehurst's leadership, Red Hat's revenue has grown from US$523 million in its fiscal 2008 to more than $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2012, without deviating from its core strategy of open-source infrastructure software.

  • Where today's datacenters have gone wrong

    By Tom Sullivan | 10 March, 2009 09:25

    Today's datacenters are downright cramped, yet forced to continue absorbing more technologies and tapping into the latest trends, all while maximizing efficiency and reducing costs. The current recession makes now the time to glance back for a historical perspective to better understand how to not only survive in this different world but also to best prepare for the future.

Opinions
  • Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface

    By Mike Elgan | 11 April, 2015 21:22

    It's a cliché to say that in the past few decades "everything has become computerized" and that the power and quality of our computers has increased massively.

  • What is artificial intelligence?

    By Kris Hammond | 10 April, 2015 21:13

    What is artificial intelligence (AI), and what is the difference between general AI and narrow AI?

  • Don't get into an email mess

    By Kenneth van Wyk | 13 March, 2015 08:01

    Though she may have broken no laws, Hillary Clinton acted irresponsibly in using a personal email account to conduct official U.S. government business in her capacity as secretary of State.

  • Web browsers are also to blame for Lenovo's Superfish fiasco

    By Michael Horowitz | 10 March, 2015 00:07

    Lenovo pre-installing Superfish software was a security disaster. Whether Lenovo was evil, or, as they eventually claimed, merely incompetent, it's hard to trust them going forward. If nothing else, their initial denials that anything was wrong, leave a lasting impression. Of course, Superfish, along with the software that they bundled from Komodia, also deserve plenty of blame for breaking the security of HTTPS and SSL/TLS.

  • Patent trolls: Congress gets down to business

    By By Steven Titch | 11 February, 2015 03:42

    White Castle might not be the first company that comes to mind when high tech is mentioned, but the restaurant chain found itself in the middle of the patent troll controversy when it started sending menu updates from its headquarters to digital screens in restaurants around the country.

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