Security researches are gradually raising warnings that the Internet of Things will increase, by multitudes, the number of things that can be hacked and attacked. The Hitchcockian plotlines are endless.
Technology users -- retailers, in particular -- are being snared in patent infringement lawsuits, prompting Congress to eye reforms that could change how lawsuits are filed and who pays if they're frivolous.
One year ago this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $120 million plan to develop a technology capable of radically extending battery life, and it set a target date of five years. The research effort is now entering its second year and is making progress.
A U.S. House committee met with an all-star federal CIO panel Wednesday, including President George W. Bush's top IT official, for answers about Healthcare.gov's recent problems. More importantly, it seemed as though the committee was looking for someone to blame.
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