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  • Unix pioneers remember the good times

    We caught up with the pioneers who brought us the Unix operating system and asked them to share some memories of the early days of Unix development.

  • So, a comic walks into a tech convention

    Go to a technology event or corporate meeting these days and you're bound to hear from a guest speaker. It's often someone like a retired politician telling war stories, or a new-age management guru delivering a thinly veiled pitch for their latest book.

  • Java's security problems 'unlikely to be resolved soon'

    Since the start of the year, hackers have been exploiting vulnerabilities in Java to carry out a string of attacks against companies including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter, as well as home users.

  • Five smartphone trends from CES 2013 in Las Vegas

    In 2013, a high-end smartphone should have a full-HD 5-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera to remain competitive, if products launched at International CES in Las Vegas this week are an indication of the state of the art for mobile devices.

  • 2012 - The year in quotes

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.

  • Information security: Seeking Sun Tzu's guidance

    There is a raging war in cyberspace. Hackers launch attacks for various objectives: hacktivism, extortion, fraud, or espionage. Targets may be random or targeted. It's only a matter of when one will fall victim to an attack

  • Will the future be written entirely in JavaScript?

    In 1995, when Netscape was looking for a new brand for its browser-embedded scripting language, the company licensed a variation of the "Java" name from Sun Microsystems. JavaScript was born, creating a mistaken impression (that of JavaScript and Java's close relation) you'll still see some newbies trip over to this day. That shared branding deal would never happen now; the executives at Oracle never watched "Sesame Street" as kids, so they don't share.

  • Cloud APIs ? Extending SOA and Web 2.0 architectures

    Cloud APIs are emerging as a successful means of making cloud-based data centre resources and applications available to an array of web-connected devices in a flexible and cost-effective way.

  • Azul CTO: Java is not the new Cobol

    Java is the most successful development platform of all time, and is currently used by more than 17 percent of developers. However there is concern within the developer community that the Java platform is ageing, with some suggesting that Java could become the next Cobol.

  • Is Google actually evil?

    Few tech company-names ever become common English-language terms. No one ever asks you to "Microsoft" a document or "Apple" a video. Yet the verb "to Google" is so commonplace it's lost its initial-cap. As journalists, we often google companies we report on to check their press releases or find biographical information on their executives.

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