Computing

App? There’s a Word for That

"App" isn't just a shortened word and a new slang term; it's a word for a shortened, slang application, says game designer and critic Ian Bogost. It's breaking the dominance of applications suites of oldand perhaps shattering the aesthetics of computing along the way.

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We Are the World

An international group of scientists proposes a "knowledge collider" to bring supercomputing to bear on social problems. While crunching the numbers won't be a problem, figuring out what they mean will prove more challenging.

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