Thinking Virtual

July 2014

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Although virtual reality (VR) technology has not delivered on some of the futuristic promises imagined at its genesis, recent VR advances provide strong support for psychobiological therapies and improved communications. Read Full Article »

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Computing and the Law: Privacy and Big Data

Computing and the Law: Privacy and Big Data

Big data's explosive growth has prompted the US government to release new reports that address the issues.
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Nathaniel Borenstein: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)

Nathaniel Borenstein: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)

Nathaniel Borenstein, chief scientist of Mimecast and one of the coauthors (along with Ned Freed) of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME), describes how mail evolved from plaintext to multimedia. Read full article »

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Joseph Hardin: NCSA Mosaic

Computer magazine's multimedia editor Charles Severance interviews Joseph Hardin about the development of the Mosaic browser at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and how it introduced the World Wide Web to the general public.

 

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