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Uber for Everything

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Jul, 2015 Issue

Service providers, like Uber, are cashing in on convenience.


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Trending Now

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Jun, 2015 Issue

The robot army is coming.


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Reusable Software

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
May, 2015 Issue

Why is software so expensive and time-consuming to build?


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Managing Engineers

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Apr, 2015 Issue

Honesty is the best policy.


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Programming, Then and Now

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Mar, 2015 Issue

Some things change, but others (like programming languages) remain the same.


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Kiss Me, I'm Neanderthal

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Feb, 2015 Issue

Mike finds out detailed ancestry information with low-cost, high-tech DNA testing.


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Software Design

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Jan, 2015 Issue

When it comes to designing software, doing it right the first time makes things much easier in the long run.


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Wolf Hunting

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Dec, 2014 Issue

A peek inside of the software you use.


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I, Programmer

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Nov, 2014 Issue

Maybe we shouldn’t take software for granted.


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Robot Slaves for Everyone!

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Oct, 2014 Issue

These are the most realistic examples of what the first robots will look like: functional bipedal machines with a very limited nod to “human” appearance.


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Crunch Mode

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Sep, 2014 Issue

Putting up with too much crunch time isn’t good for employees—or business.


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The Turing Test

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Aug, 2014 Issue

Defining intelligence might be in the eye of the definer.


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Energy

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Jun, 2014 Issue

A new source of abundant, cheap and portable energy would transform human existence.


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Right in Your Browser

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Jun, 2014 Issue

A faster Web benefits everyone (but no one more than Google).


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Just Browsing

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
May, 2014 Issue

Browser-based applications are changing the way we use the Web.


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Is Your Computer Watching You?

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Apr, 2014 Issue

Proper security measures are the answer to keeping your data private.


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10 Things

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Mar, 2014 Issue

What’s happening now in technology may provide a peek into the future.


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The Need for Speed

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Feb, 2014 Issue

There’s a lot going on in the background regarding how fast your Internet connection is.


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Healthcare.gov

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Jan, 2014 Issue

What happens behind the scenes when building a high-traffic website of this magnitude.


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The Surveillance State

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Dec, 2013 Issue

Striking a balance between privacy and security can be difficult.


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On Writing

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Nov, 2013 Issue

Medium could be your next source for good reads and even a chance to share your ideas.


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On Programming

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Oct, 2013 Issue

Creating code—is it for you?


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Intelligence, Artificial and Otherwise

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Sep, 2013 Issue

Can computers become as smart as humans?


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The Expectation of Privacy

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Aug, 2013 Issue

The government is spying on you—do you care?


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Some Thoughts on Google Glass

Columnist: Michael E. Duffy
Jul, 2013 Issue

Mike takes a close look at the latest wearable technology.


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