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Tony Fadell: What Will Google's $3.2bn Guru Do Next?
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Tony Fadell: What Will Google's $3.2bn Guru Do Next?

When Google paid $3.2bn (£2.1bn) to buy Tony Fadell's start-up Nest in 2014, it got much more than just an internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector.

Decoding the Remarkable Algorithms of Ants
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Decoding the Remarkable Algorithms of Ants

Ants are capable of remarkable feats of coordination.

The Martian's Andy Weir Is All Buddy-Buddy with NASA
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The Martian's Andy Weir Is All Buddy-Buddy with NASA

When sci-fi author Andy Weir went to visit mission control at NASA's Johnson Space Center, the International Space Station was going through a crisis—an air leak...

Google Search Chief Amit Singhal Talks Searching Apps
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Google Search Chief Amit Singhal Talks Searching Apps

Amit Singhal, Google's search chief, has spent the past 15 years creating the miracle that is the Google search box.

There May Be Infinite Universes—and Infinite Versions of You
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There May Be Infinite Universes—and Infinite Versions of You

In another universe you might have become the president of Micronesia. Or a pauper, subsisting on ketchup.

Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts
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Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts

In the past decade, Moxie Marlinspike has squatted on an abandoned island, toured the U.S. by hopping trains, he says, and earned the enmity of government officials...

The End of Encryption? NSA & FBI Seek New Backdoors Against Advice from Leading Security Experts
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The End of Encryption? NSA & FBI Seek New Backdoors Against Advice from Leading Security Experts

FBI Director James Comey is set to testify against encryption before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, as the United States and Britain push for "exceptional...

Saving Fuel with Software
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Saving Fuel with Software

Energy efficiency isn't just a good idea from an environmental perspective; it makes business sense as well.

Andre Geim: Graphene's Buzz Has Spread
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Andre Geim: Graphene's Buzz Has Spread

More than 600 physicists have descended on Manchester, UK in the past few days for Graphene Week 2015.

'Minority Report' Interface Designer: Future Tech Needs a Better Dictionary
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'Minority Report' Interface Designer: Future Tech Needs a Better Dictionary

There's this game I like to play when I'm out reporting. Whenever I’m doing an interview or attending a presentation about virtual or augmented reality, I count...

What Is the Big Secret Surrounding Stingray Surveillance?
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What Is the Big Secret Surrounding Stingray Surveillance?

Given the amount of mobile phone traffic that cell phone towers transmit, it is no wonder law enforcement agencies target these devices as a rich source of data...

Will Millimeter Waves Maximize 5G Wireless?
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Will Millimeter Waves Maximize 5G Wireless?

Every decade or so since the first cellular networks appeared the companies that make mobile devices and the networks linking them have worked out new requirements...

EBay's Security Chief Cites Evolving Cyberthreats
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EBay's Security Chief Cites Evolving Cyberthreats

It seems there's nowhere to hide these days from cyberattacks.

How the Country's Top Privacy Cop Is Trying to Protect Consumers in the Digital Age
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How the Country's Top Privacy Cop Is Trying to Protect Consumers in the Digital Age

As the digital economy has exploded, tech companies are collecting untold amounts of data on everyday Americans.

Google on EU Troubles: 'We Don't Always Get It Right'
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Google on EU Troubles: 'We Don't Always Get It Right'

Google is in hot water in Europe, and its head of European operations is trying to cool things off.

Infiltrating 'The Dark Net,' Where Criminals, Trolls, and Extremists Reign
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Infiltrating 'The Dark Net,' Where Criminals, Trolls, and Extremists Reign

There's a side to the Internet most people have never visited.

Should Google Be Forced to Offer Privacy Apps? EU Fight Offers Test
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Should Google Be Forced to Offer Privacy Apps? EU Fight Offers Test

Disconnect, which makes an ad-blocking app, filed an EU antitrust complaint against Google.

Behind the Downfall at BlackBerry
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Behind the Downfall at BlackBerry

Ever since Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of BlackBerry, neither has spoken much in public about the once-dominant...

Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs
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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs

From the self-checkout aisle of the grocery store to the sports section of the newspaper, robots and computer software are increasingly taking the place of humans...
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