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What the Trump Win Means for Tech, Science, and Beyond
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What the Trump Win Means for Tech, Science, and Beyond

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump will now become the 45th president, succeeding President Barack Obama.

Time to Dump Time Zones
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Time to Dump Time Zones

We will awaken Sunday to yet another disturbance in the chronosphere—our twice-yearly jolt from resetting the clocks, mechanical and biological.

The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin Board Systems
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The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin Board Systems

I have a vivid, recurring dream. I climb the stairs in my parents' house to see my old bedroom. In the back corner, I hear a faint humming.

The Security Challenges of Online Voting Have Not Gone Away
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The Security Challenges of Online Voting Have Not Gone Away

Online voting is sometimes heralded as a solution to all our election headaches.

It's Finally Legal To Hack Your Own Devices (Even Your Car)
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It's Finally Legal To Hack Your Own Devices (Even Your Car)

You may have thought that if you owned your digital devices, you were allowed to do whatever you like with them.

Good Data Are Not Enough
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Good Data Are Not Enough

This summer, I visited the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.

Why Robots Must Learn to Tell Us 'No'
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Why Robots Must Learn to Tell Us 'No'

HAL 9000, the sentient computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, offers an ominous glimpse of a future in which machines endowed with artificial intelligence reject human...

Can the White House Make America's Chip Industry Great Again?
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Can the White House Make America's Chip Industry Great Again?

A new task force of industry experts wants to help home-grown semiconductor companies square up to their overseas challengers.

The Next President Will Face a Cybercrisis Within 100 Days, Predicts Report
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The Next President Will Face a Cybercrisis Within 100 Days, Predicts Report

The next U.S. president will face a cybercrisis in the first 100 days of their presidency, research firm Forrester predicts in a new report.

How Twitter Bots Are Shaping the Election
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How Twitter Bots Are Shaping the Election

There is power in numbers, or so the saying goes. But statistics mean different things to different people. Take Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, for instance.

We Went to the Grace Hopper Celebration. Here's What We're Bringing Back
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We Went to the Grace Hopper Celebration. Here's What We're Bringing Back

Members of The New York Times Developers recently made their first group trip to the Grace Hopper Celebration. At 15,000 attendees, GHC is the world's largest gathering...

Today's Artificial Intelligence Does Not Justify Basic Income
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Today's Artificial Intelligence Does Not Justify Basic Income

Not a day goes by when we do not hear about the threat of AI taking over the jobs of everyone from truck drivers to accountants to radiologists.

Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.
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Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.

Nate Silver is on the downtown 1 train. Possibly because he looks like a (modestly) hip math teacher, and hardly looks up from his phone, he goes unrecognized until...

America Isn't Ready for a Cyberattack
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America Isn't Ready for a Cyberattack

The recent cyberattack that rendered more than 1,200 websites unreachable was a warning. Experts say a similar, or larger, attack could be launched tomorrow, and...

E-Voting Refuses to Die Even Though It's Neither Secure Nor Secret
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E-Voting Refuses to Die Even Though It's Neither Secure Nor Secret

In theory, using the internet or e-mail to vote for the U.S. president sounds like a good idea.

Technology and Academic Lives
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Technology and Academic Lives

Considering the need to create new modes of interaction and approaches to assessment given a rapidly evolving academic realm.

Time to Reinspect the Foundations?
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Time to Reinspect the Foundations?

Questioning if computer science is outgrowing its traditional foundations.

Growing Computer Science Education Into a STEM Education Discipline
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Growing Computer Science Education Into a STEM Education Discipline

Seeking to make computing education as available as mathematics or science education.

Visualization to Understand Ecosystems
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Visualization to Understand Ecosystems

Mapping relationships between stakeholders in an ecosystem to increase understanding and make better-informed strategic decisions.

Fair Use Prevails in <i>Oracle v. Google</i>
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Fair Use Prevails in Oracle v. Google

Two software giants continue with legal sparring after an initial judicial decision.
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