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At CES 2017, You Have to Ask: What Makes a Robot a Robot?
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At CES 2017, You Have to Ask: What Makes a Robot a Robot?

Tall, small, dancing, singing, cleaning, sassy, silly, cute and scary—CES 2017 was awash with robots.

10 Ways the iPhone Changed Everything
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10 Ways the iPhone Changed Everything

Ten years ago, Nokia was the world's largest phone maker. Microsoft was gearing up to launch Windows Vista. And the best new products at CES included a wireless...

Artificial Intelligence Has a Big Year Ahead
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Artificial Intelligence Has a Big Year Ahead

Get ready for AI to show up where you'd least expect it.

Welcome Your New Robot Overlords: Humans
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Welcome Your New Robot Overlords: Humans

I became a robot.

The Snowden Effect: Privacy Is Good for Business
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The Snowden Effect: Privacy Is Good for Business

On June 6, 2013, Edward Snowden—holed up in a Hong Kong hotel room with two Guardian reporters and a filmmaker—told the world about a secret surveillance program...

All Hail Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, King of the Bots
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All Hail Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, King of the Bots

Mark Zuckerberg was once the boy king of Silicon Valley. Now he wants to be the bot king of Silicon Valley.

Mind Craft
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Mind Craft

Concerned because you can't pry your daughter away from Minecraft? Worried that your son spends every moment obsessing over moves in the super-popular video game...

The Plan to Connect Everyone in the World by 2020 is Already Off the Rails
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The Plan to Connect Everyone in the World by 2020 is Already Off the Rails

Without cheaper devices and more affordable broadband plans, universal Internet access won't be possible until 2042, according to a new report.

Why Yahoo Faded: The Internet Changed, But It Didn't
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Why Yahoo Faded: The Internet Changed, But It Didn't

Yahoo and I go way back.

For Virtual-Reality Movies, Old Methods Don't Fit New Medium
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For Virtual-Reality Movies, Old Methods Don't Fit New Medium

I'm standing on the bow of what looks to be a sunken pirate ship.

Meet Our Future RoboSimian Heroes
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Meet Our Future RoboSimian Heroes

Not all robots are built for war and destruction.

Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg
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Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg

Stephen Hawking woke up Tuesday morning and immediately summoned his handlers.

Americans Resigned to Giving Up Their Privacy, Says Study
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Americans Resigned to Giving Up Their Privacy, Says Study

I am not fond of depressing you. So I'm going to leave it to a new study performed by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School For Communication.

Best Medical Science Images of 2015
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Best Medical Science Images of 2015

The Wellcome Trust has announced the 20 winners of its 2015 Image Awards for medical science images. Here are our favourites.

How Apple's Embrace of the New USB Points to World Without Wires
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How Apple's Embrace of the New USB Points to World Without Wires

Ready or not, Apple's new MacBook is cutting the computing industry's cables.

Rosie or Jarvis: The future of the Smart Home Is Still in the Air
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Rosie or Jarvis: The future of the Smart Home Is Still in the Air

The tech industry once again can't decide: When it comes to the home of the future, will it have a centralized computer telling you when to mop floors, clean windows...

How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You
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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company—and...

Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer
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Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer

You never forget your first cellphone.

Microsoft CEO Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile
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Microsoft CEO Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile

Microsoft stands at a crossroads when it comes to mobile.

5 Questions for Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the NSA
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5 Questions for Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the NSA

The world's most famous former intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, is scheduled to answer questions posted on Twitter in an hour-long Webcast on Thursday.
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