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Conferences and training programs that focus solely on women are on the rise. Although all of this focus on women's diversity is a way to enable them to step up and obtain better prospects, it leaves us to question whether the diversity lies in their exclusion or inclusion as a group.

Scientists have long wrestled with the question of how to quantify the impact of deforestation. They are hoping new technology being developed for the International Space Station will provide valuable hard data about the impact trees have on carbon levels in the atmosphere.

As OpenStack enters its fifth year, the OpenStack Foundation and its many contributors, big and small, are finally addressing growing concerns regarding sprawling code and inconsistent compatibility among the platform’s components. The DefCore Committee is coming to the rescue.

Google recently invested $300 million in an undersea cable system that helps with the transmission of Internet data from the west coast of the United States to two cities in Japan. But Google is faced with an unexpected challenge—not from its usual competitors Apple and Facebook, but from sharks.

Competitors have continued to show initiative to innovate, but a fresh update for Internet Explorer 11 has patched twenty-five of the browser’s key vulnerabilities and even added new tools to entice additional developers. Microsoft is making big moves in the browser game.

Barclays, a global banking company based in London, has announced that next year the bank will begin offering its corporate banking customers a new biometric security technology that uses finger vein authentication, eliminating the need for PINs and passcodes.

Recently, Forbes, UC Berkeley, and Inside-BigData all took to the Internet to define one of today's biggest phenomenons—big data. Among them, they offered more than fifty different definitions of big data and what it means to disparate people. So, really, what is big data?

Big data can be a fickle beast to tame. Using data the wrong way can sometimes do more harm than good to your project or organization. Don't worry though, we have you covered with some best practices on how to approach your big data implementation. Read on to find out more.

Recently a new term—nearables—has been popping up all over the place. Nearables work based on the concept of proximity or nearness, allowing two communication media to talk to each other. Rajini Padmanaban looks at nearables and their challenges, uses, and potential success.

Acquisitions made by technology companies always seem to pique curiosity. Anuj Magazine looks at what goes into a company's decision to acquire another company and highlights recent acquisitions made by major technology companies—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.