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Robots Are Coming
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Robots Are Coming

Considering the societal implications of the robotics revolution.

Building a Virtual Community of Practice for K-12 CS Teachers
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Building a Virtual Community of Practice for K-12 CS Teachers

Bringing educators together and focusing their interests toward improving computer science education in high schools.

Tom Kilburn
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Tom Kilburn: A Tale of Five Computers

Reflections on a British computer engineer who influenced several important machines, including the first stored-program computer.

What Happened to Video Game Piracy?
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What Happened to Video Game Piracy?

How video games thrive in a world of piracy.

Why Bitcoin Has Value
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Why Bitcoin Has Value

Evaluating the evolving controversial digital currency.

The Justice of Coders
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The Justice of Coders

Among the most important changes in the structure of this society is the rise of engineers and the ethics they make manifest.

I Didn't Type This Article
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I Didn't Type This Article

I'm dictating it to my iPhone as I walk down the busy city street on the way to my office in the West Village.

The Limits of Social Engineering
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The Limits of Social Engineering

In 1969, Playboy published a long, freewheeling interview with Marshall McLuhan in which the media theorist and sixties icon sketched a portrait of the future that...

Death Googles Himself
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Death Googles Himself

Hey!

At Aereo Arguments, Can Old-School Analogies Explain New Technology?
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At Aereo Arguments, Can Old-School Analogies Explain New Technology?

Technology is hard. Valet parking and coat check rooms are not, at least for U.S. Supreme Court justices.

How America's Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future
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How America's Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future

Stories set in the future are often judged, as time passes, on whether they come true or not.

Driverless Cars Can't Come Soon Enough
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Driverless Cars Can't Come Soon Enough

We all know the tragedy of car accidents.

Is There Anything Beyond Quantum Computing?
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Is There Anything Beyond Quantum Computing?

A quantum computer is a device that could exploit the weirdness of the quantum world to solve certain specific problems much faster than we know how to solve them...

Michael Lewis on Exposing Wall Street's Biggest High-Tech Swindle
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Michael Lewis on Exposing Wall Street's Biggest High-Tech Swindle

Flash Boys explores the world of high-frequency trading, a scheme in which traders use ultra-fast network connections to sniff out the intentions of other, slower...

Smallest Subversive: Mathematical Fight for Our World
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Smallest Subversive: Mathematical Fight for Our World

Did you know that every time you use your cellphone, you strike a blow for republicanism against both monarchy and a fixed Divine Order?

What Makes an Alien Intelligent?
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What Makes an Alien Intelligent?

On Thursday, astronomers announced that they'd reached a new milestone in the search for Earth's "twin," or a planet much like ours that orbits in what's known...

The Fuzzy Math Behind the Search for MH370
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The Fuzzy Math Behind the Search for MH370

Five weeks into the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, more than $30 million has been spent scouring great swatches of the southern Indian Ocean.

The Most Expensive Lottery Ticket in the World
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The Most Expensive Lottery Ticket in the World

No Exit, the new book from Gideon Lewis-Kraus, should be required reading for anybody who thinks it might be a good idea to found a startup in Silicon Valley.

If the Robots Kill Us, It's Because It's Their Job
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If the Robots Kill Us, It's Because It's Their Job

In the movie Transcendence, which opens in theaters on Friday, a sentient computer program embarks on a relentless quest for power, nearly destroying humanity in...
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