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The World’s Hottest Computer Lab

June 2004

Microsoft’s six-year-old Beijing lab has already paid dividends in speech recognition, graphics, wireless multimedia-and the training of future executives.

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  • The peer-to-peer masters at Skype are offering free Internet calling and plan to make a killing at it.
  • No longer just a curiosity, commercial voice over IP systems have become serious rivals to the traditional telephone network.
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    Where’s the Beef from?

    Electronic and biological tracking technologies could safeguard the nation’s food, but the meat industry may be too mired in antiquated practices to buy in.
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    Why I.T. Matters

    The inventor of Ethernet refutes the claim that information technology has lost its strategic value.
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    The Silicon Guinea Pig

    Can silicon microchips mimic living organisms? Some researchers believe they can provide a fast, cheap way to screen thousands of drugs for toxic side effects.

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