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In The News
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By George Lawton
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 4-9
A vision for robotics to do tasks that humans either can't do well or can't do safely will remain out of reach until robots can move in ways that currently are impossible or impractical. Better movement systems will let robots function in a wider variety o...
 
4G: Engineering versus Marketing
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 14-16
Is the increasing number of mobile devices advertised as 4G a product of marketing hype, or does it represent the traditionally assumed one-order-of magnitude improvement over the previous generation of cellular architectures?
 
Internet Appliances Struggle for Acceptance
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:July 2001
pp. 12-15
No summary available.
 
Knowledge Management: Ready for Prime Time?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:February 2001
pp. 12-14
No summary available.
 
Extranets: Next Step for the Internet
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 1997
pp. 17
No summary available.
 
In the News
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By George Lawton
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 6-11
Scientists have developed an intelligent system that chose fantasy soccer teams better than nearly 2 million people whose results were used for comparison.
 
In the News
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By George Lawton
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 6-11
This department includes three articles: "Using AI to Make Social Networks More Useful", about how researchers are using artificial intelligence to make social networking more effective. In "App Makes Being a Sports Fan More Intelligent,&quo...
 
In the News
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By George Lawton
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 3-7
This department includes three articles: "Intelligently Attacking a Major Crop Pest," "Engineers use AI to Make Traffic Control more Effective," and "New Technology Recognizes Speech in any Language,&a...
 
In the News
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By George Lawton
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 5-9
Researchers are working on a technique that enables a humanoid robot to learn basic language skills by communicating directly with people. Google and Stanford University scientists have developed a large, cloud-based, deep-learning neural network suitable ...
 
In the News
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 4-9
Multiple approaches are incorporating AI into healthcare systems, but AI use in healthcare still faces several challenges, as George Lawton describes in “Healthcare Has Mixed Feelings about AI”. Lawton writes in the other articles in this issue's departmen...
   
Cloud Streaming Brings Video to Mobile Devices
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 14-16
For wireless adoption to continue growing, mobile devices' capabilities may have to expand, particularly in areas such as video streaming, gaming, and graphics-intensive applications. Cloud streaming promises to let resource-constrained mobile devices prov...
 
In the News
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 5-9
<p>AI use is increasing in many areas of commercial technology, including business intelligence, speech and handwriting recognition, and security monitoring. At the same time, AI use is also growing in other areas, including technologies for assistin...
 
3D Displays without Glasses: Coming to a Screen near You
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 17-19
The most common 3D displays require users to wear special glasses, which has limited the technology's popularity. Now, researchers and vendors are working on glasses-free 3D displays.
 
Fighting Intrusions into Wireless Networks
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 2010
pp. 12-15
Fears about hackers intruding into Wi-Fi networks and either stealing important information or planting malware have increased over the years. As a result, wireless intrusion-prevention systems are becoming increasingly important.
 
Routing Faces Dramatic Changes
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 15-17
As networking has become more complex, routers—which historically have been very basic pieces of equipment—are adding functions formerly found in other devices. In addition, new approaches and alternatives are emerging.
 
On the Trail of the Conficker Worm
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 19-22
The recent Conficker worm has garnered considerable attention by infecting millions of machines and having the potential to cause many problems.
 
The Changing Face of Open Source
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 14-17
The inability of vendors to make money using pure open source approaches caused many to change their business models. They also now view open source as just one efficient way to develop software, not as a social movement.
 
WDM-PONs Hold Promise for the Long Haul
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 13-16
As they face challenging times, networking-service providers are looking to save money by studying the use of relatively new wavelength-division-multiplexing-based passive optical networks to create more efficient systems that increase data rates.
 
Users Take a Close Look at Visual Analytics
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:February 2009
pp. 19-22
The need to more easily and effectively analyze the mountains of data that organizations are gathering and also to see their findings in ways that are simple to understand and work with has created a growing interest in visual analytics.
 
New Technology Prevents Data Leakage
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 14-17
Security experts are working on data-leak-prevention technology to combat threats emanating from employees and others deliberately or inadvertently sending out sensitive material without authorization.
 
New Ways to Build Rich Internet Applications
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:August 2008
pp. 10-12
Ajax has become a popular open approach for developing rich Internet applications. Now, some vendors are releasing their own Ajax-based development platforms, while others have released proprietary platforms not based on Ajax.
 
Developing Software Online With Platform-as-a-Service Technology
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:June 2008
pp. 13-15
Vendors are starting to offer platform as a service systems. PaaS systems are hosted, Web-based application-development platforms, providing end-to-end or, in some cases, partial environments for developing full programs online.
 
Is It Finally Time to Worry about Mobile Malware?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 2008
pp. 12-14
With smart-phone use growing rapidly and devices gaining more capabilities that create possible vulnerabilities, experts think mobile malware finally might be about to become an important issue.
 
Moving the OS to the Web
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 16-19
The proliferation of users and applications distributed over the Web, including those at scattered corporate sites, has made Web-based operating systems more interesting, relevant, and, vendors hope, commercially viable.
 
US Cell Phone Industry Faces an Open Future
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:February 2008
pp. 15-18
The US cellular industry seems to be moving toward a future in which customers have many more choices of the wireless devices they use and thus more control over their mobile experience.
 
Web 2.0 Creates Security Challenges
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:October 2007
pp. 13-16
While Web 2.0's interactivity has made it very popular with users and Web site operators, the technology is also increasingly popular with hackers.
 
These Are Not Your Father's Widgets
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 10-13
The Internet advertising community is trying something new with an old technology: widgets—portable, lightweight Web applications that can be embedded in an HTML-based page.
 
News Briefs
Found in: Computer
By Linda Dailey Paulson, George Lawton
Issue Date:June 2007
pp. 15-18
Topics covered include a prototype for a low-cost holographic display system, a system that tests spammers' patience, the efforts of a group that is working on open source interoperability, and a company that cleans up after online messes.
 
Stronger Domain Name System Thwarts Root-Server Attacks
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 14-17
Domain Name System security measures and quick, coordinated responses by Internet engineers are helping to make distributed denial-of-service attacks less effective.
 
The Next Big Thing in Chipmaking
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 18-20
Changing the materials used to make transistors could overcome a substantial roadblock to continuing to use current production processes to shrink transistor elements and thereby increase chip performance, enabling chipmakers to scale down feature sizes th...
 
Powering Down the Computing Infrastructure
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:February 2007
pp. 16-19
In response to increasing costs and government-mandated energy efficiency initiatives, manufacturers, vendors, and users are looking for ways to reduce power consumption.
 
Working Today on Tomorrow's Storage Technology
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:December 2006
pp. 19-22
Disk-drive manufacturers are transitioning to perpendicular storage techniques, which provide modestly improved capacity with relatively slight changes to current production processes.
 
Making Business Intelligence More Useful
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 14-16
Although companies can use business intelligence to make better decisions, the technology faces ongoing challenges to future success, including its implementation cost and complexity.
 
Making Virtual Reality More Accessible
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 12-15
Decreasing computing and storage costs combined with less complex and more affordable technology are leading to increased use of virtual reality for the enhanced visualization it creates.
 
Improved Flash Memory Grows in Popularity
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:January 2006
pp. 16-18
As its performance, price, and popularity improve, some industry observers are predicting robust growth for the NAND flash market.
 
E-Mail Authentication Is Here, but Has It Arrived Yet?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:November 2005
pp. 17-19
To counter the explosion of spam and phishing attacks that cost victims time and money, companies are pursuing e-mail authentication, which is designed to determine whether mail has come from a reliable source and is thus legitimate.
 
LAMP Lights Enterprise Development Efforts
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 18-20
Vendors have been upgrading the open source LAMP technologies by increasing their functionality, simplifying information flow between them, and providing technical support for applications.
 
What Lies Ahead for Cellular Technology?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 14-17
As they prepare to transition from 3G next-generation technology, some wireless companies are looking at new alternatives such as IEEE 802.20.
 
Telecom Carriers Actively Pursue Passive Optical Networks
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:February 2005
pp. 19-21
No summary available.
 
The Lowdown on High-Rise Chips
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:October 2004
pp. 24-27
No summary available.
 
Machine-to-Machine Technology Gears Up for Growth
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 12-15
No summary available.
 
Is MIMO the Future of Wireless Communications?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 20-22
No summary available.
 
Will Network Processor Units Live Up to Their Promise?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:April 2004
pp. 13-15
No summary available.
 
Is Peer-to-Peer Secure Enough for Corporate Use?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:January 2004
pp. 22-25
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Virus Wars: Fewer Attacks, New Threats
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:December 2002
pp. 22-24
No summary available.
 
Invasive Software: Who's Inside Your Computer?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 15-18
<p>Technology frequently turns out to be a double-edgeds word. For example, as technology has increased connectivity and network accessibility,concerns about privacy and security have grown. And as this concern has increased, invasive technologies--s...
 
Moving Java into Mobile Phones
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:June 2002
pp. 17-20
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Open Source Security: Opportunity or Oxymoron?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:March 2002
pp. 18-21
No summary available.
 
Industry Trends
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:December 2001
pp. 18-21
No summary available.
 
Is Technology Meeting the Privacy Challenge?
Found in: Computer
By George Lawton
Issue Date:September 2001
pp. 16-18
No summary available.
 
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