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  • New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

    Walking up the gangway to board Royal Caribbean's tech-laden Quantum of the Seas, it was hard not to marvel. Across the harbor was Manhattan, and at 348 meters the new ship is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall. But it's what the ship contains that made my inner geek salivate.

  • Rooftop solar electricity on pace to beat coal, oil

    The cost of rooftop solar-powered electricity will be on par with prices for common coal or oil-powered generation in just two years -- and the technology to produce it will only get cheaper.

  • Apple strikes deal with China's UnionPay for App Store payments

    Apple today announced it had struck a deal with UnionPay, China's most popular credit and debit card system, to accept payments for digital goods on its App Store.

  • Google quadruples Nobel Prize in Computing to $1M

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced that its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes called the Nobel Prize in Computing, will now come with a $1M award courtesy of Google.

  • A guide to the top mobile payments options

    The launch of Apple Pay last month jump-started the mobile payments business, with several companies pushing hard to become your preferred payment method in stores. Even more competitors are on the horizon, promising to bring a lot more security and convenience compared to today's plastic payment cards.

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    Why we live in an anti-tech age

    Though it seems as if we're sourrounded by innovative products, services and technologies, there's a growing counter argument that we're living in a dismal era. Science is hated. Real technological progress has stalled. And what we call innovation today really isn't very innovative.

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    ‘Unlawful' WiFi hotspot blocking ruling highlights academic IT headaches

    Managing the wireless environment at the average college or university can be a difficult task at the best of times, and when students and staff start using personal hotspots the sort that provide wireless data access from the same -- it's not the best of times.

  • For half, STEM degrees lead to other jobs

    The truth, when it comes to computer employment data, is almost always ugly.

  • Pirates, cheats and IT certs

    Some ne'er-do-wells steal test questions and answers, and cheaters buy that information, share answers in chat rooms, pay other people to take tests for them and bring a range of technologies and techniques into test centers to gain an edge.

  • Amazon's expected smartphone already faces skeptics

    If Amazon announces a smartphone on Wednesday, as is widely expected, it will face an avalanche of skeptics.