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Why Your Memory Sucks (and What You Can Do About It)

Human memory is quirky, complicated, and unreliable. Even when we think we're remembering everything accurately, chances are things have gotten …

Intel launches Haswell processors: here's what you need to know

Longer battery life and enhanced graphics for your next Windows 8 portable<p>Last year, Intel's Ivy Bridge processors provided a modest but very welcome speed bump, just in time for all of the crazy transforming computers which heralded the launch of Windows 8.<p>This year, the company's new Haswell CPUs …

Americans Won't Like Hearing The Real Reason That Silicon Valley Is Pushing So Hard For Immigration Reform

It's one of the most fundamental questions of the immigration reform debate.<p>The tech industry has made their feelings widely known. Interest groups for the technology industry — as well as some companies individually— say we need way more STEM majors in America to meet their needs.<p>They argue that …

Silicon Valley

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Stop Avoiding Regular Expressions Damn It

If you develop in Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Javascript (or pretty much any other language with its roots in Unix) and don’t know regular expressions, …

Microsoft: That Windows 8 “New Coke” Analogy Is Silly

Will the launch of Microsoft’s forthcoming update to Windows 8 next month be the company’s “New Coke” moment? Is its rumored plan to revive the …