Katherine Noyes

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on cloud computing, big data, analytics and artificial intelligence.

Happy 25th once again to Linux, 'the little OS that definitely could'

Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Robots' potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of AI, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn't see it happening that way.

Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' AI experts warn

Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' AI experts warn

Robots have considerable potential to make human lives better, but only if humans start doing some "big thinking" now about how to ensure that AI's effect is beneficial, experts said at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany.

This new imaging system can read closed books

This new imaging system can read closed books

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but a new imaging system from MIT can see right through the cover and read the book while it's still closed.

Apple's Cook calls European tax ruling 'total political crap'

Apple's Cook calls European tax ruling 'total political crap'

The European Commission's decision to force Apple to pay Ireland billions in back taxes is "total political crap" and a reflection of anti-U.S. sentiment, company CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published Thursday.

A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming.

Linux's brilliant career, in pictures

Linux's brilliant career, in pictures

Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more.

Google is using AI to compress images better than JPEG

Google is using AI to compress images better than JPEG

Small is beautiful, as the old saying goes, and nowhere is that more true than in media files. Compressed images are considerably easier to transmit and store than uncompressed ones are, and now Google is using neural networks to beat...

Another day, another 4,600 lines of Linux kernel code

Another day, another 4,600 lines of Linux kernel code

The Linux kernel is improving faster than ever, gaining 7.8 patches per hour and 4,600 lines of new code every day.

A new algorithm can hide messages in your favorite dance music

A new algorithm can hide messages in your favorite dance music

It's long been known that secret messages can be included in music through techniques such as backmasking, but now a Polish researcher has developed an entirely new approach.

It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.

This new Skype bot lets you chat with Spock

This new Skype bot lets you chat with Spock

Microsoft has made no secret of its grand plans for chat bots, and this week it rolled out five new ones for Skype. Surely the most fun is "Spock," a bot that promises to help you "learn the ways of Vulcan logic."

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