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The Internet has created 'the largest trust gap' in history, says Bruce Schneier

Trust is at the heart of security, argues Bruce Schneier in his latest book, 'Liars and Outliers'

Alan Turing and the stage he set for computing

What would we have done without the Turing Machine?

Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad - The numbers

How Microsoft's new Surface tablet matches up against the latest iPad

The very best Windows 8 tablets and hybrids wowing at Computex

Take a look at all the new tablets and ultrabooks running Windows 8

Why Ultrabook laptops aren't just clones of MacBook Air

Sleek silver Ultrabooks arriving from major PC manufacturers aren't just Apple Macbook Air clones.

Is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's hoodie a sign of 'immaturity'?

Financial analyst criticizes Zuckerberg for wearing a hoodie sweatshirt at IPO road show presentation

Step aside Anonymous, here comes The Unknowns

The group's victims include the Thai Royal Navy, Harvard, Renault Company and the French Ministry of Defense

CISPA: Four viewpoints you should hear

Parties with strong opinions are weighing in on the controversial Cyber Information and Security Protection Act

Geotags in a photo of breasts brought down CabinCr3w hacker

It's all about the small things - geo-tagged photos enabled the FBI to catch an elite hacker

Intel's Ivy Bridge Processor: Leaner and meaner

The 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor family reduces power use without sacrificing performance

What's the fastest browser? Maybe you're measuring it wrong

Why the usual browser benchmarks are useless

10 most influential robots in history

Ever wondered where modern-day robots originated? Check out this list of some of the most significant robots created

Do you leave your PC running all night? Put it to sleep and save cash

So says an Iolo Labs study, which finds Sleep mode smarter than leaving a PC running all night. But what about Hibernate?

Could printed electronics bring manufacturing back to the UK?

In five years the iPad could be printed locally, according to Kate Stone

Remember Alan Turing when considering the young genius of today

Let young minds climb the tree of knowledge, don't hand them a poisoned apple

Internet of Things: the battle for data

Machine-to-machine communication is starting to proliferate, but data still needs to be unlocked

Want to learn crucial web skills? Try Mozilla's new 'Webmaker' programme

This new program from the maker of Firefox aims to deliver tools and education to foster development of the open Web.

Computing fossils: Old tech that's still plugging along

From Windows XP to IBM 402 - why're you all still using the old stuff?!

Everything Everywhere's 4G network bid: a storm in a teacup?

Can Everything Everywhere provide the solution to Britain's 4G deficit without damaging competition?

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. iPhone 4S vs. HTC One X - Specifications comparison

How the new Samsung Galaxy S III stacks up against its competitors from Apple, HTC, Nokia, and Google

Is your printer a security sore spot?

Did you know that your office printer could cause some major security headaches? Here's what the threats are

Google Drive means 'personal cloud' will soon overshadow the PC

Cloud storage service from Google will change how we use the internet, analyst says

Seven Instagram alternatives for iOS

Instagram users unsure about a Facebook future have plenty of options, especially on the iOS platform

Down and dirty IT jobs: Grime and punishment

Flame wars, leakage, nasty Polish texting - six more tales of dirty duty in IT

Can't decide what search engine keywords to pursue? Ask Market Samurai

Market Samurai is a suite of tools for finding search terms worth ranking for


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