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9 movies that get IT (almost) right

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Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

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From bad to worse: Down the rabbit hole of bad network design

A series of cascading design woes threatens to overwhelm what should be a simple setup for a small-business network

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Weird science: The 10 oddest tech stories of 2014

Online telepaths, culinary AI, criminal drones -- the tech world was full of offbeat surprises this year

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Top 10 tech conspiracy theories of all time

From Wingdings to wage fixing, a leisurely scroll through some infamous IT intrigues

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The executive bonus plan: All for us, none for you

Employees at one company are doubly disrespected when they discover the fate of their holiday bonuses

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Sexist like me: The Evan Thornley startup manifesto

An Australian tech exec reveals the secret to his success: Categorically underpaying women. Give the man a medal!

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You messed up, junior -- now take a break

The new kid on the IT team braces for a teachable -- and teasable -- moment when a system reboot goes awry

9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

To troubleshoot, mix two parts observation with one part magic

Believe it or not! With some technology problems, the mere act of seeing is fixing -- or so it would seem

True tales of invisible employees who make IT work

Not everyone in IT is a VC-funded, app-building, social media superstar

Top 12 tech hoaxes of all time

Social media pranks and viral videos have nothing on these truly historical technical hoaxes

10 users IT hates to support

From the paranoid to the pathological, here are 10 user 'personalities' certain to drive any IT pro crazy

Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job

TGIF, everyone! But don't dare turn off your smartphone or company email if you know what's good for you

Casting call: 'Real Housewives of Silicon Valley'

Bravo opts to go where the new money is, despite fears that potential cast members will resist the 'housewife' label

Google launches bid for America's Cup

The battle for the sailing trophy -- and Silicon Valley's biggest ego -- heats up with new contender for Larry Ellison's pet platform

16 terrible computer pranks that could get you fired

Look, you're an adult human being. You're better than this. Don't do any of the things in this slideshow

Video: The Onion has your killer app right here

Students, babies, blind people -- take it from the Onion: This app will solve everyone's problems

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