The death of the PC: real or exaggerated?

PC sales have slowed and mobile mania continues to grow, which might make you think government PCs are heading the way of the typewriter. But maybe not.

Why 15 = 5x3 is a major quantum breakthrough

Researchers for the first time use a solid-state quantum processor in prime factoring (and get it right half the time), which could eventually have a big impact on security.

Is it data or deception? US-VISIT needs to know.

Of all immigrants coming into the United States, about 825,000 fingerprint records at US-VISIT have multiple names and inconsistent birth dates.

Mobile lab 3D-prints gear as needed in Afghanistan

The Army's new expeditionary lab develops and produces prototypes and other equipment on the spot.

Can game technology rock the vote?

Microsoft's "Election 2012 on xBox LIVE" aims to lure gamers into the political discourse, but there are reasons why it might not work.

Dell unveils desktop virtualization tool for feds

Enterprise-class solution helps agencies manage “geographic sprawl” through greater mobility and ability to power almost any device virtually anywhere.

FBI to open facial recognition searches to police nationwide

A pilot project that started in Michigan will give police in in several states access to a database of nearly 13 million mug shots.

Flash memory in government data centers? The pros and cons.

IBM's purchase of Texas Memory Systems raises the possibility that we'll be seeing flash in government data centers before too long. What are the advantages?

Software in some FDA laptops tracks employees’ activities

Reportedly concerned about unauthorized disclosures, FDA officials installed monitoring software on some scientists’ laptops. The scientists say the action is in retaliation for blowing the whistle.

DARPA's next big thing is … analog computing?

The key to mining those huge data sets collected from sensors and camera systems is to leave digital computing behind, the agency says.

TSA mulls use of 'courteous' avatars to speed airport check-ins

The agency is exploring a new way of handling large numbers of air travelers possibly through hologram imaging.

Will money be printed at 100,000 dpi?

Researchers have found the point at which printing meets reality. What could government do with it?