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Spain shuts down Catalonia independence vote technology as tensions rise

People wave Spanish flags while demonstrating against Catalonia’s planned referendum on secession in front of a building decorated with pro-independence banners in Barcelona Saturday  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Spain’s foreign minister vowed Saturday that a planned independence referendum in Catalonia would not take place as the Madrid government sought to dismantle …

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Wearable Technology – Smart for You or Hackers?

Great mood. Charming young woman sitting in the front seat of a car, looking out of the window and smiling at the camera while her boyfriend driving a car Great mood. Charming young woman sitting in the front seat of a car, looking out of the window and smiling at …

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Thinking about the social cost of technology

Every time I call my mum for a chat there’s usually a point on the phone call where she’ll hesitate and then, apologizing in advance, bring up her latest technological conundrum. An email she’s received from her email provider warning that she needs to upgrade the operating system of her …

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Information technology metrics are only part of the story

Metrics and measurement are important in the information technology world, and offer tangible proof that a system or application is or is not working up to expectations. It’s certainly the stuff of presentations and case studies. However, a new study questions how much metrics really matter in the end. Photo: …

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