DARPA lets slip the AlphaDog of war

The improved robotic "pack mule" can carry a lot of gear for soldiers, follow them in the field and even charge their radios.

RIM wants your BlackBerry to be your access badge

HID Global has a service that would let users replace ID credentials and tokens with their BlackBerry phones. Could it work in a government enterprise?

The return of the sneaker net

Bigger bandwidth nearly killed off sneaker nets entirely, but today's gigantic files sizes just might bring them back.

It's called 'sparse data,' and it could be a big deal

The small bits of data coming from sensors recording everything from temperature changes to coffee pot use could make a big difference in the way we manage things.

Oil baths: A better way to keep computers cool?

Intel test finds dunking servers in mineral oil can cut power consumption.

Was 'Sneakers' right about secret government IT?

The movie that inspired a lot of people to become government techies might have been real, just a little.

Panasonic soups up the Toughbook 19

The re-released rugged laptop includes has a faster chipset, expanded storage and an innovative light sensor.

3 simple tricks for defeating hackers on the road

In certain places, traveling feds can almost count on an attempt to steal information from their laptops. Here are ways to give them the old Willy Wonka.

5 keyboard shortcuts you won't find in Windows 8

The new Microsoft OS will kill some shortcuts you might be used to, but it's not all bad.

Bitter end: XP users grudgingly give way to Win 7

Many rejected Vista and resisted Windows 7; what will they make of Windows 8?

Magic log-in ring lets you use finger swipes for passwords

Researchers at Rutgers have developed a prototype device that lets you authenticate with the swipe of a finger.

AI surveillance cameras can learn, remember ... and forget

The AISight cameras used during the Republican convention adapt to their environment to determine if anything is amiss.

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