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Technology rollout at the core of NZ health project troubles
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Inadequate planning, poor communications and the lack of a project management discipline contributed to the blowout of an IT project that aimed to unite financial management and procurement across the New Zealand public health sector. Health Benefits …

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MIT boffin: Big data won’t compute? Try these handy quantum algorithms
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All you need is that 300 qubit computer in your back drawer Big Data? Check! Machine Learning? Check! Quantum computers? Check! Seth Lloyd, the self-dubbed “Quantum Mechanic”, has ticked every box with a new (entirely theoretical) paper announcing a potential solution to problems unfeasible even before “the most powerful modern supercomputers”.…

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Republicans Continue Fight Against Net Neutrality With Three New Proposals
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 House Republicans continued their push against the Federal Communications Commission in the wake of the net neutrality rulemaking with three proposals that would curb the agency’s authority. They would require the agency to share its rulemaking with the public more expediently and be more transparent about internal delegation. Read More

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Intex Launches Its First Finger Print Sensor Smartphone
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Intex Technologies has launched its latest 4G smart phone – Aqua Secure, which comes with a Finger Print Sensor. The tech-based smart phone with bio-metric security will be available at a price of Rs 6,499. The 4G-enabled Aqua Secure comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with the latest bio-metric security and finger print sensor at […]

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New antibody suppresses spread of HIV-1 in infected individuals
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Enlarge / Scanning electron micrograph of HIV. Virions are the green spheres on the surface of blood cells. (credit: Getty | BSIP) Since its discovery and rapid spread in the 1980s, scientists and physicians have desperately tried to understand the HIV virus and develop effective treatments. Unfortunately, HIV is a tricky virus that evades typical […]

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Acer looks beyond Windows with more Chrome machines …
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There's more to computers than just Windows or Mac, and Acer is looking beyond both of those (or the only one of those it's allowed to use) as the company embraces Google's Chrome in two laptops and one small desktop …

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Mathematician predicts spotless Sun, possible mini ICE AGE from 2030
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New ‘double dynamo’ theory added to solar/carbon climate debate Astronomers working in the years 1645 to 1715 observed rather fewer sunspots than they were accustomed to seeing. Once they’d finished saying their prayers, and arguing over whether to say them in Latin or their national tongue, they could then scratch their results onto vellum before […]

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Artificial intelligence: Getting as good as the real thing – CNET
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Three of the biggest names in AI see the field changing the way we live.

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Steve Ballmer praises Twitter job cuts after buying 4% stake in ailing micro-blab site
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Ex-Microsoft chief now big shareholder in profitless firm Erstwhile Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed on Friday that he had recently acquired a 4 per cent stake in troubled micro-blurting site Twitter.…

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