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The Future Of Microsoft Office: Many Apps, Many Interfaces, Many Devices

What was once a box of monolithic apps is getting broken down into discrete tasks and reimagined for a less PC-centric age.<p>More than a quarter of a century ago, Microsoft put a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation package, and an email client into one box and called it Microsoft Office. In …

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

Google’s new Security Panel in Chrome will push developers into an HTTPS future

Web browser security is important, which is why Google is adding a security panel for developers in Chrome 48 beta that lets them visualize and troubleshoot all of their connections.<p>Writing that it has made security a “first-class citizen in DevTools,” Google’s new panel is at least the easiest way …

How Democrats Flubbed the Encryption Question at Debate

None of the three presidential candidates at the Democratic debate Sunday night appeared to understand the controversy over encryption technology …

Recommended Podcasts: 2015 End of Year Review

A teacher gave her 8-year-old students iPads and discovered one huge drawback

When Launa Hall, a teacher in northern Virginia, gave each of her third graders an iPad, they were psyched. Many of them had never had a tablet, and the appeal, was immediate and powerful, she writes in the Washington Post.<p>Hall didn’t choose to give her students iPads. Her school received …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Brief Review: Windows 10

Google Calendar Concept

Part 1 in a series imagining the future of technology<p>In the future…<p>Your content will be available directly within your calendar.<p>Navigating dozens of …

Importance of Encryption (Plus Tools to Use)

Fury over Chicago's 'cloud tax'

Did you catch that hot debate in the City Council over the new 9 percent "cloud tax"?<p>Were you convinced by the aldermen who argued that the tax would simply bring Chicago into the digital age, collecting revenue from all the film, music and gaming buffs who stream instead of hoofing it to the store?<p>…

City Politics

The Benefits of Knowing How to Code

4 Ways Technology Can Help Empower Teachers And Students

Ed tech should be a means, not an end, to improving our education system.<p>All too often, technology is treated as a silver bullet for perceived problems in education. This sometimes leads to knee-jerk investments, using scarce resources to invest in software or hardware without a clear notion of how …

Healthy Uses of Tech in Your Morning Routine

<i>Benjamin Spall is a professional copywriter, a writer on sleep and healthy habit formation, and a curator of inspiring morning routines at mymorningroutine.com.</i><p>Whether you consider yourself an early bird or a night owl, all of us have to wake up, and as such we can all benefit from cultivating a …

Why you should avoid hotel Wi-Fi like the plague

Click here for more<p>Everybody loves free Wi-Fi. It's an important factor for the connected traveler when they're choosing a hotel, and there are even …

Information Systems