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Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Technology we love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about technology we love. AI, 5G, edge computing, collaboration tools – all have people’s hearts racing. Watch as Michael Simon, writer for Macworld and PCWorld, and IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken...

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Is technology killing globalization?

What you need to know -- and do -- about the tech-driven deglobalization trend and how it’s effecting change. Your career depends on understanding how nationalism and regulations impact business.

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Meet Meena: Why you'll want to hire this Google chatbot

Google reports a breakthrough in chatbot technology -- it's the perfect idea for replacing its own Google Assistant ... and search. (And read on to judge Meena's joke-telling ability.)

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Why manipulation campaigns are the biggest threat facing the 2020 election

This era of political espionage is rooted in manipulative ads, fake news articles and other forms of digital content. It's one of the nation’s greatest threats, especially as we approach the 2020 presidential election.

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Google and Microsoft have gone too far

Google and Microsoft are using dark pattern design to trick or force users to do things they never intended. Is it time to switch to more ethical search engines? (We list 10 alternatives.)

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Can developers dictate how their software is used?

The politics of the Silicon Valley are colliding with customers and impacting innocent bystanders who put their trust in open source software.

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Wearable robotics, cobots and table tennis coaches: 2020 robotics predictions

Robotics Business Review senior editor Keith Shaw joins Ken and Juliet once again to talk CES 2020 and the future of robotics. Keith debunks the myth that robots will replace humans in jobs, and explains they'll actually be quite...

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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement.

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3 reasons you can’t fight facial recognition

The biometric backlash is but a brief blip. Resistance is futile. You WILL be identified. But is that good or bad?

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Google's greatest worry in 2020 isn't what you'd expect

Of all the challenges Google faces this year, one hurdle seems particularly pressing — and problematic.

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Is AI judging your personality?

Forget ‘surveillance capitalism.’ AI-based social media monitoring could cost you a job, college admission, rental property and more – and you’ll never know how it happened.

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Will spam die in 2020?

The problem with spam isn't that it's a time-wasting annoyance, but that it drives us away from phone calls and emails to bad media.

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2019

We remember scientists, programmers, engineers, and business leaders who bettered the world through technology.

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Top tech stories of 2019

The new Apple Card, the battle for cryptocurrency dominance, cybersecurity skills shortage – just a few of the stories that made headlines in 2019. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp discuss the top tech...

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Why does everyone want to replace Android?

Several companies – including Google – are working hard to replace Android with other operating systems. Here's why and which OS is the likely victor.

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Can Google (yes, Google) save social media in 2020?

Laugh all you want. Google’s new approach to social might be the way forward for brands.

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