Raising Money the Old-Fashioned Way

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“Crowdfunding for technology gains traction” — an online-only article covering technology funding venues including Fundable, Gittip, Bountysource, and others, with commentary from various players including Eric S. Raymond and the National Crowdfunding Association.

Supercomputers Get Real

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A short online-only article about how supercomputer developers are teaming up with application specialists to make the hardware’s power more useful.

Evaluating Government Funding

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Abstract: “A presidential report asserts the value of U.S. government investments in the cross-agency Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program and specifies areas needing greater focus.”

Regulators ask: What is Bitcoin?

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An article about legal challenges to the decentralized virtual currency Bitcoin, specifically on how the question of its definition affects its place in law.

Control without Controllers

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A feature article about Disney’s Touché sensor project, which explores new ways of controlling electronics with touch.

The Future of Free Speech Online

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A very brief article about whether survey respondents believe that technology companies in the democratic West will increasingly help repressive governments.

DARPA Shredder Challenge Solved

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A feature article about a $50,000 challenge issued by DARPA and its solutions, including quotes from the First and Second Place winners.

Talking to Machines

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A feature article about modern applications of speech recognition, in particular how they’ve combined with complementary technologies to produce such consumer products as Siri.

Cloud-based HPC

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A very brief article about a U.S. Government report on whether high-performance computing is cost-effective using cloud-computing techniques.

Supercomputing’s Exaflop Target

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A review of Asia’s recent ascendency in the Top500 list of the world’s leading supercomputers, and the supercomputing field generally.

The Promise of Flexible Displays

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Article about advances in electronic displays that can bend, be made in irregular shapes, and be produced through a print-like process.

IT drives policy — and vice versa

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Reporting on a three-day conference about technology policy. This was my biggest case of preparation overkill: 12,000 words of notes went into a 575-word article.

Shaping the Future

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Article about “claytronics” — ensembles of tiny robots that self-assemble into larger functional units.

Rebuilding for Eternity

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Article about “e-heritage”, digitization of large-scale historical sites such as the Bayon Temple in Cambodia.

Beyond the Smart Grid

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Feature story about sensors to monitor energy consumption and other environmental data in residences. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)

ACM China Nearing Launch

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News story about the Association for Computing Machinery’s expansion into China. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)