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2011-03-24 14:56:34

A Binghamton University computer scientist with an interest in "green" software development has received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young researchers. Yu David Liu received a five-year, $448,641 grant from the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The highly competitive grants support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. He...

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2011-02-10 11:56:57

Would-be leakers, activists and journalists who have worked with the site say that WikiLeak's ability to receive new leaks has been crippled after a disaffected programmer unplugged a component which guaranteed anonymity. A source familiar with the contents of a new book told Reuters that the details of the breakdown are contained in the book, penned by estranged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange collaborator Daniel Domscheit-Berg which is due to be published on Friday. The source familiar...

2010-07-27 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced FlashPro4, the newest hardware programmer supporting Actel's flash FPGAs: the IGLOO® series and ProASIC®3 series (including RT ProASIC3), SmartFusion(TM) and Actel Fusion® families. FlashPro4 also supports FPGA embedded software program and debug managed by Actel's SoftConsole Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for embedded...

2010-05-04 06:55:00

LONGMONT, Colo., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kozio, Inc. (www.kozio.com), the trusted technology leader for enabling the fastest path to reliable hardware for embedded designs through in-system diagnostics, today announced that its board of directors has named Clint Ostrander to serve as the company's chief executive officer and president. Joe Skazinski, Kozio's Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, said that the Kozio's board unanimously selected Mr. Ostrander based on his fit with Kozio, his...

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2010-01-27 09:52:04

A new approach for managing bugs in computer software has been developed by a team led by Prof. George Candea at EPFL. The latest version of Dimmunix, available for free download, enables entire networks of computers to cooperate in order to collectively avoid the manifestations of bugs in software. A new IT tool, developed by the Dependable Systems Lab at EPFL in Switzerland, called "Dimmunix," enables programs to avoid future recurrences of bugs without any assistance from users or...

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2009-12-11 09:35:01

An innovative new computer programming language introduces kids to the possibilities of computing When most of us think about computer programming, we think of typing in lines and lines of code with semicolons and complex syntax. This common perception about computer programming helps keep people from getting excited about computer programming, yet many professions need the complex problem solving and analytical skills that programming can build. Changing this perception could help get...

2009-05-05 08:39:00

Java/C++ Programmers Play Lead Role in Transforming the Future of Mainframe Management ISLANDIA, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help ensure that the next generation of IT management professionals can effectively manage their companies' mainframes, CA (Nasdaq: CA) is putting that same generation's best and brightest programming talent to work on its Mainframe 2.0 initiative. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/ca/38261/ In fact, much of the...

2008-11-12 12:00:19

U.S. author Ray Bradbury has agreed to be November's guest programmer on Turner Classic Movies, the channel announced. Each month, TCM invites a celebrity to pick a few favorite movies and share with viewers what he or she has come to love about each one. The 88-year-old "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "Fahrenheit 451" author is scheduled to join TCM host Robert Osborne Nov. 20 for this month's guest programmer movie showcase. The films Bradbury selected are the 1925 version of...

2008-08-22 17:11:34

A mock-up of NASA's Orion space shuttle successor twisted, tumbled and fell from thousands of feet up after a parachute failed to inflate properly during a July 31 test. The programmer chute was designed to stabilize the mock-up before beginning a test of its parachute recovery system, but instead sent the capsule careening toward the desert floor at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. "This is the most complicated parachute test NASA has run since the '60's," said...

2008-07-25 00:00:25

By Valerie Kalfrin, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 24--TAMPA -- Hillsborough Community College warned its roughly 2,000 employees on Wednesday to monitor their bank accounts because an HCC programmer's laptop was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Georgia. The college also is looking into acquiring technology that will allow workers to remotely locate laptops and to encrypt computers or disks. In addition, it stressed to employees who use laptops to use extra caution when securing the devices,...