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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone
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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

Everyone understands what it means to own a plunger.

A Turing Tale
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A Turing Tale

Assessing the accuracy of popular descriptions of Alan Turing's influences and legacy.

Disrupting and Transforming the University
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Disrupting and Transforming the University

Higher education institutions must modify their business models in response to technology-driven influences.

Vendor: Vidi, Vici
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Vendor: Vidi, Vici

Some hidden costs of outsourcing.

Outsourcing Responsibility
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Outsourcing Responsibility

What do you do when your debugger fails you?

Risks and Myths of Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage
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Risks and Myths of Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage

Considering existing and new types of risks inherent in cloud services.

The Bitcoin Ecosystem
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The Bitcoin Ecosystem

Speculating on how the Bitcoin economy might evolve.

Soft Infrastructure Challenges to Scientific Knowledge Discovery
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Soft Infrastructure Challenges to Scientific Knowledge Discovery

Seeking to overcome nontechnical challenges to the scientific enterprise.

Exploratory Engineering in Artificial Intelligence
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Exploratory Engineering in Artificial Intelligence

Using theoretical models to plan for AI safety.

Learning for the New Digital Age
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Learning for the New Digital Age

Digital machines are automating knowledge work at an accelerating pace. How shall we learn and stay relevant?

We Have Never Been Digital
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We Have Never Been Digital

Reflections on the intersection of computing and the humanities.

Accountability in Future Internet Architectures
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Accountability in Future Internet Architectures

Can technical and legal aspects be happily intertwined?

What the Inside of a Spaceship Might Really Look Like
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What the Inside of a Spaceship Might Really Look Like

The starship Enterprise has got to be one of the most beautiful fictional spacecraft ever created.

Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.I.?
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Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.I.?

When I was 12, I invented a superhero named Boy Genius, a guy my age who awakens one morning with access to 100 percent of his brain power.

Visualizing 4-Dimensional Asteroids
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Visualizing 4-Dimensional Asteroids

One of the largest treasure troves of astronomical data comes from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), an ongoing scan of the firmament that began 15 years ago...

The Few, The Proud: The Millennials Who Still Use Flip Phones
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The Few, The Proud: The Millennials Who Still Use Flip Phones

Some people care a lot about the new iPhone, available in stores Friday. This is about people who don't.

Is Apple Watch's Pressure-Sensitive Screen a Bigger Deal Than the Gadget Itself?
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Is Apple Watch's Pressure-Sensitive Screen a Bigger Deal Than the Gadget Itself?

Forget about the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and even the company's bold step into wearables.

The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers
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The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers

You may know Google Trends.

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?
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The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

Lounging poolside in 93-degree July heat as Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" thrums through the patio speakers, Tony Fadell takes a sip of nonalcoholic beer and sinks far...

The Magic in Apple's Devices? The Heart
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The Magic in Apple's Devices? The Heart

During the last seismic Apple announcement, in 2010, I was at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco as Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, a device he...
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