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Why the Silk Road Trial Matters
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Why the Silk Road Trial Matters

Ross Ulbricht is finally getting his day in court, 15 months after plainclothes FBI agents grabbed him in the science fiction section of a San Francisco library...

The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff—Another Lesson from the Sony Attack
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The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff—Another Lesson from the Sony Attack


Death by Robot
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Death by Robot

Imagine it's a Sunday in the not-too-distant future.

Robots Are Sneaking Up On Congress (Along with Four Other Tech Trends)
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Robots Are Sneaking Up On Congress (Along with Four Other Tech Trends)

One of the best Twitter accounts inside the Beltway or out—belongs to former representativeJohn Dingell (D-Mich.), who announced his retirement with self-effacing...

The Little-Known Programming Problem Inside Dynamic Scoring
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The Little-Known Programming Problem Inside Dynamic Scoring

Dynamic scoring, as adopted on Jan. 6 by the House of Representatives, seems like the ultimate no-brainer.

Why Cheap Cameras and Boring Sensors Make the Best Smart Home Stuff
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Why Cheap Cameras and Boring Sensors Make the Best Smart Home Stuff

The twin fixations of CES this year are, to no one's surprise, wearable technology and the internet of things.

How to Design the Fighter Cockpit of Tomorrow
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How to Design the Fighter Cockpit of Tomorrow

If you think your office needs a lick of paint and some new furniture, spare a thought for fighter pilots.

Digital Connectivity Should Become as Much a Right as Access to School
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Digital Connectivity Should Become as Much a Right as Access to School

Speaking at the 102nd Indian Science Congress at Mumbai University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India needs to nurture future generations of scientists....

What the World Will Speak in 2115
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What the World Will Speak in 2115

In 1880 a Bavarian priest created a language that he hoped the whole world could use.

If the Supreme Court Tackles the NSA in 2015, It'll Be One of These Five Cases
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If the Supreme Court Tackles the NSA in 2015, It'll Be One of These Five Cases

Roughly a year and a half since the first Snowden disclosures, there's already been a judicial order to shut down the National Security Agency's bulk metadata collection...

The Biggest Security Threats We'll Face in 2015
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The Biggest Security Threats We'll Face in 2015

As the clock strikes midnight on the new year, so begins the countdown to a new round of security threats and breaches that doubtless will unfold in 2015. But this...

2014 in Computing: Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence
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2014 in Computing: Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence

The holy grail of artificial intelligence—creating software that comes close to mimicking human intelligence—remains far off. But 2014 saw major strides in machine...

This Year's 8 Smartest UI Design Ideas
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This Year's 8 Smartest UI Design Ideas

When your family gathered for the holidays this year, did you take note of the technology everyone was using?

Do Aliens Know It's Christmas?
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Do Aliens Know It's Christmas?

A star appeared in the East.

Are These the Five Craziest Space Missions?
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Are These the Five Craziest Space Missions?

The landing of the Philae Lander—on a comet travelling at 135,000km/h (84,000mph)—has been hailed as the start of a new chapter in space exploration.

What It Means to Receive the Turing Award
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What It Means to Receive the Turing Award

The Turing Award gives us a unique opportunity to become ambassadors of our wonderful field. It increases our outside visibility and enables us to build bridges...

Does the Internet Make Us Stupid?
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Does the Internet Make Us Stupid?

Yes, but this may not be as bad as it sounds…

Wearables
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Wearables: Has the Age of Smartwatches Finally Arrived?

Time will tell if smartwatches will find their niche.

The Tears of Donald Knuth
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The Tears of Donald Knuth

Has the history of computing taken a tragic turn?

A Little Queue Theory
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A Little Queue Theory

When more work means less done.
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