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Secrets Become History: Edward Snowden in Citizenfour Wins Documentary Oscar
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Secrets Become History: Edward Snowden in Citizenfour Wins Documentary Oscar

Citizenfour is filmmaker Laura Poitras' account of the first meetings between herself, Glenn Greenwald, and Edward Snowden.

What 'The Imitation Game' Didn't Tell You About Turing's Greatest Triumph
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What 'The Imitation Game' Didn't Tell You About Turing's Greatest Triumph

Freeman Dyson, 91, the famed physicist, author and oracle of human destiny, is holding forth after tea-time one February afternoon in the common room of the Institute...

The Robot That Knows When to Swipe Right
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The Robot That Knows When to Swipe Right

I have come to think of Tinder as a sort algorithm for the mind.

How to Fight the Next $1 Billion Bank Hack
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How to Fight the Next $1 Billion Bank Hack

Good news! A major hack you don't have to worry about! Unless, that is, you happen to be an executive or security employee at one of the hundreds of banks targeted...

Why We Should Design Some Things to Be Difficult to Use
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Why We Should Design Some Things to Be Difficult to Use

The first car I ever drove was a bashed Land Rover Defender.

Work in an Age of Robots
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Work in an Age of Robots

What you are about to read was written by a human. Honest.

Raspberry Pi 2 Review: A $35 Computer Can Do a Heck of a Lot
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Raspberry Pi 2 Review: A $35 Computer Can Do a Heck of a Lot

Our computers have become too easy to use.

The Future of Virtual Sex
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The Future of Virtual Sex

Is another human being necessary for satisfying sex?

Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever
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Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever

Technology giants often meet their end not with a bang but a whimper, a slow, imperceptible descent into irrelevancy that may not immediately be reflected in the...

How Moore's Law Made Google Possible
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How Moore's Law Made Google Possible

Gordon Moore's famous calculation of the gains in power and economy that would drive chip production continues to have profound implications for every enterprise...

Will the Internet of Things Finally Kill Privacy?
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Will the Internet of Things Finally Kill Privacy?

In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report...

How to Choose the Form of an Infographic: It's All about Context
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How to Choose the Form of an Infographic: It's All about Context

As a graphics designer, I have a love/hate relationship with circles.

Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence
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Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence

Years ago I had coffee with a friend who ran a startup.

Net Neutrality: How the Government Finally Got It Right
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Net Neutrality: How the Government Finally Got It Right

For years, the federal government supported the principle of net neutrality: the idea that broadband providers should treat all Internet traffic the same.

The Biggest Hole in the FCC's New Internet Rules
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The Biggest Hole in the FCC's New Internet Rules

The people clamoring for tough, new regulations for Internet service—everyone from net neutrality activists and a few blue-chip companies to President Obama and ...

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality

After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the time to settle the Net Neutrality question...

Televised Football Is Looking More Like a Video Game—in Subtle Ways
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Televised Football Is Looking More Like a Video Game—in Subtle Ways

It is impossible to consider American football without considering television.

NASA Has Its Sights Set on Europa
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NASA Has Its Sights Set on Europa

Yesterday, NASA announced its Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.

15 Predictions for Tech and Design in 2015
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15 Predictions for Tech and Design in 2015

It's our favorite time of year, when frogs from around the world examine the state of technology's future.

A Future Segregated by Science?
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A Future Segregated by Science?

Few women and minorities are getting STEM degrees, although STEM jobs are multiplying and pay more than many other careers. Will our future be delineated by who...
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