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Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think
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Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think

In 2003, we reviewed "Moneyball," Michael Lewis's book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A's

The Cynical Gambit to Make 'Fake News' Meaningless
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The Cynical Gambit to Make 'Fake News' Meaningless

For a term that is suddenly everywhere, "fake news" is fairly slippery.

Despite Its Promise, the Internet of Things Remains Vulnerable
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Despite Its Promise, the Internet of Things Remains Vulnerable

More and more of the things we use every day are being connected to the Internet.

Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker
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Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker

For decades Hollywood has treated computers as magic boxes from which endless plot points could be conjured, in denial of all common sense.

Google, Democracy and the Truth About Internet Search
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Google, Democracy and the Truth About Internet Search

Here's what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That's all I did.

Sue Over Fake News? Not So Fast
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Sue Over Fake News? Not So Fast

The latest controversy involving so-called fake news has left many wondering why websites that publish patently false statements on the Internet have not been prosecuted...

Earth, the Final Frontier
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Earth, the Final Frontier

On April 1, 1960, the newly established National Aeronautics and Space Administration heaved a 270-pound box of electronics into Earth orbit.

Robots Won't Kill the Workforce. They'll Save the Global Economy.
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Robots Won't Kill the Workforce. They'll Save the Global Economy.

The United Nations forecasts that the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, a big number that often prompts warnings about...

What Is 'Military Artificial Intelligence'? 
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What Is 'Military Artificial Intelligence'? 

We are in an era of existential fear of technology.

Trump's First 100 Days: Technology, Privacy and Intelligence 
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Trump's First 100 Days: Technology, Privacy and Intelligence 

President-elect Donald Trump's views on technology and tech policy were not prominent campaign features on his contentious path to the White House.

Beyond Touch: Tomorrow's Devices Will Use MEMS Ultrasound to Hear Your Gestures
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Beyond Touch: Tomorrow's Devices Will Use MEMS Ultrasound to Hear Your Gestures

Today, we control our electronic world by touch—we tap, we swipe, we pinch and zoom.

Learning to Learn
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Learning to Learn

Do you get stuck when it is time to learn something new? Read this.

Nailing Smoke
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Nailing Smoke

Curation at the bleeding edge of technology.

Mentoring Female Assistant Professors Enhances Their Success
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Mentoring Female Assistant Professors Enhances Their Success

A randomized controlled trial validates many of the practices used to retain women in academia.

Assessing Abstraction Skills
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Assessing Abstraction Skills

What makes a good question?

(Mis)Managing Parallel Computing Research Through EU Project Funding
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(Mis)Managing Parallel Computing Research Through EU Project Funding

Considering the possible negative long-term effects of EU projects on European scientific culture.

The New Words That Expose Our Smartphone Obsessions
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The New Words That Expose Our Smartphone Obsessions

New words sometimes skewer a trend so perfectly you wonder how you survived without them. One of the most delightfully apt new phrases I've found in the last few...

Genevieve Bell: 'Humanity's Greatest Fear Is about Being Irrelevant'
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Genevieve Bell: 'Humanity's Greatest Fear Is about Being Irrelevant'

Genevieve Bell is an Australian anthropologist who has been working at tech company Intel for 18 years, where she is currently head of sensing and insights.

Misinformation on Social Media: Can Technology Save Us?
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Misinformation on Social Media: Can Technology Save Us?

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading news.
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