News tagged with software code

Bringing the world reboot-less updates

It's an annoyance for the individual computer user: You've updated your operating system, and now you need to reboot. This is so the computer can switch to the modified source code.

Jan 24, 2014
4.4 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

How to program unreliable chips

As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the ...

Nov 04, 2013
4.3 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Hacker 'botnet' hijacked online searches

Software titan Microsoft and computer security giant Symantec said Thursday that they smashed a hacker-infected computer network that was hijacking Internet searches.

Feb 07, 2013
4.4 / 5 (5) 1

US software engineer outsources his job to China

"Bob" the software engineer was becoming a modern workplace legend on Thursday as word spread that he had secretly outsourced his own job to China and sat at his desk watching cat videos.

Jan 17, 2013
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