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  • Who's to blame for the bad contractors? [Letter]

    Who's to blame for the bad contractors? [Letter]
    I find it interesting that the contractors are being blamed for Maryland's health insurance exchange debacle ("Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame," April 4). Who selected the contractors? What were the reasons for selecting these...
  • Microsoft says goodbye to Windows XP operating system

    Microsoft Corp. is finally pulling the plug on a piece of technology that has refused to go away. On Tuesday, the software giant will stop supporting Windows XP, the still ubiquitous computer operating system that's been around for almost 13 years, an...
  • Carol W. Hillery

    Carol W. Hillery
    Carol Williams Hillery, a retired software engineer who worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute, died of lung cancer Friday at her Bolton Hill home. She was 69. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sugar Hill section of Pennsylvania Avenue and on...
  • Tor, other software to get around Twitter ban popular in Turkey

    Tor, other software to get around Twitter ban popular in Turkey
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Turks are finding clever ways to defy the government and get around the ban on Twitter. Workarounds such as DNS and VPN are now part of the lexicon and are being freely shared on social media and are even being painted on walls in...
  • Microsoft Game Studios' Phil Spencer Takes Charge of Xbox

    Microsoft Game Studios chief Phil Spencer has been given oversight of Xbox and Xbox Live, which are combining under the games group. In the new role, Spencer will oversee the designers behind the Xbox One video game console, its Xbox Live interface, as...
  • Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis

    Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions. Use of such business-method patents has...
  • Mike Judge dives gleefully into the tech world with 'Silicon Valley'

    Mike Judge dives gleefully into the tech world with 'Silicon Valley'
    There was a time when Mike Judge feared that he'd missed the Google bus to the tech boom. The writer-director, best known for creating MTV's "Beavis and Butthead," first thought of a TV series about the digital world in 1999. At the time, he was in...
  • Apple and Samsung make opening statements in second patent case

    SAN JOSE -- Setting aside all the technicalities of patent law and intricate technologies in smartphones, the second trial involving Apple and Samsung comes down to each side trying to stick the other with an unflattering label. During opening...
  • Ethan Cutkosky gets room to grow in 'Shameless'

    Ethan Cutkosky gets room to grow in 'Shameless'
    Ethan Cutkosky stood in front of a large microphone at a Near North Side recording studio recently wearing the teenage-boy uniform of a baggy hoodie, jeans and sneakers while the screen in front of him played back a scene from Showtime's "Shameless." On...
  • Soldier receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan bravery

    On an early July morning six years ago, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, his arms and legs wounded by shrapnel, single-handedly defended an observation post near the village of Wanat in Afghanistan, preventing it from being overrun in a battle that...
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' recap, 'Landfall'

    'Halt and Catch Fire' recap, 'Landfall'
    A hurricane is coming to Texas, casting an ominous shadow over this week's episode. The storm doesn't really come into play until late in the hour, but it's used as a way to parallel the metaphorical storm brewing between Cameron and her software team and...