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Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law
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Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law

In their new book, Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary, authors Arnold Thackray, David C. Brock and Rachel Jones chronicle...

The New Spam: Interactive Robo-Calls from the Cloud as Cheap as E-mail
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The New Spam: Interactive Robo-Calls from the Cloud as Cheap as E-mail

It was the middle of the day, and my cell phone rang with a local number I didn't recognize.

Case Against Google May Be Undercut by Rapid Shifts in Tech
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Case Against Google May Be Undercut by Rapid Shifts in Tech

The antitrust case against Google filed by European Union regulators on Wednesday will inevitably draw comparisons to the long-running prosecution of Microsoft,...

Snowden's 'Sexy Margaret Thatcher' Password Isn't So Secure
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Snowden's 'Sexy Margaret Thatcher' Password Isn't So Secure

Edward Snowden appears to have a thing for the late British conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher. And his obsession may even be clouding his famously paranoid...

10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law
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10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law

Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors per integrated circuit will double approximately every 18–24 months, has become the defining metaphor of...

Meet the Bots
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Meet the Bots

The day that science fiction writers have feared for so long has finally come—the machines have risen up.

Why MLB Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass
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Why MLB Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass

The consumer tech world received a jolt in January when the Wall Street Journal reported that Google executives were freezing all sales of its futuristically goofy...

Sight Unseen (The Hows and Whys of Invisibility)
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Sight Unseen (The Hows and Whys of Invisibility)

It is possible, according to many sources, to become invisible, but you must be patient, methodical, and willing to eat almost anything.

Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment
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Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment

Gravity, as the old joke goes, sucks.

Don't Let Statistics Ruin Baseball
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Don't Let Statistics Ruin Baseball

One of the charms of baseball, which started up again this week, is the exhilarating departure it offers from the noisy bustle of daily life.

Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People
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Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately encapsulates...

Karen, an App That Knows You All Too Well
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Karen, an App That Knows You All Too Well

Thinking about a life coach but not ready to commit to the real thing?

The Mobile Election: How Smartphones Will Change the 2016 Presidential Race
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The Mobile Election: How Smartphones Will Change the 2016 Presidential Race

Four years ago today, President Barack Obama was gearing up to announce his reelection campaign, Mitt Romney was leading Newt Gingrich in the polls, and roughly...

Even Computers Are Unsure About Their March Madness Brackets
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Even Computers Are Unsure About Their March Madness Brackets

By this point of March Madness, with three games left in the men's NCAA basketball tournament, most brackets are busted.

Why Shades of Asperger's Syndrome Are the Secret to Building a Great Tech Company
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Why Shades of Asperger's Syndrome Are the Secret to Building a Great Tech Company

The individuals who have founded some of the most success tech companies are decidedly weird.

Is 'Making a Game Out of Learning' Bad for Learning?
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Is 'Making a Game Out of Learning' Bad for Learning?

In MIT's Education Arcade, classic game consoles line the office corridor, rafters are strung with holiday lights, and inflatable, stuffed and papier-maché creatures...

Toolkits for the Mind
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Toolkits for the Mind

When the Japanese computer scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto decided to create Ruby, a programming language that has helped build Twitter, Hulu, and much of the modern...

A New Way to Navigate the Streets of Google Maps
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A New Way to Navigate the Streets of Google Maps

Today we're introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps.

Modern Explorers Seek a Place in a GPS World
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Modern Explorers Seek a Place in a GPS World

Eric Larsen seemed ill at ease in his tuxedo.
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