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Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss
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Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

If you want to understand the priorities of a technology company, first look at the seating chart.

Bad News FBI, Snowden's Favorite Chat App Is Booming
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Bad News FBI, Snowden's Favorite Chat App Is Booming

The encrypted chat app Signal, which NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden once said he uses every day, just got a mighty $50 million in funding intended to boost the...

Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall
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Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall

A number of "alt-right," pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on...

How to Make Replication the Norm
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How to Make Replication the Norm

Replication is essential for building confidence in research studies, yet it is still the exception rather than the rule.

Global AI Experts Sound The Alarm
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Global AI Experts Sound The Alarm

Twenty-six experts on the security implications of emerging technologies have jointly authored a report that sounds the alarm about the potential malicious use...

Fur Real – Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur
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Fur Real – Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

Researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley have developed a method that dramatically improves the way computers simulate fur, and more specifically, the way...

Mattel and Tynker Will Use Barbie to Teach Kids to Code
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Mattel and Tynker Will Use Barbie to Teach Kids to Code

Mattel said it will introduce 10 million kids to coding by 2020 through an expanded partnership with Tynker.

The Geeks Who Put a Stop to Pennsylvania's Partisan Gerrymandering
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The Geeks Who Put a Stop to Pennsylvania's Partisan Gerrymandering

The morning John Kennedy was set to testify last December, he woke up at 1:30 am, in an unfamiliar hotel room in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, adrenaline coursing through...

The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'
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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience...

Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town
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Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town

They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology.

Researchers Invent Tiny, Light-Powered Wires to Modulate Brain's Electrical Signals
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Researchers Invent Tiny, Light-Powered Wires to Modulate Brain's Electrical Signals

A University of Chicago study shows how tiny, light-powered wires could be fashioned out of silicon to provide electrical signals to neurons in the brain.

Who Killed The Junior Developer?
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Who Killed The Junior Developer?

New developers are having trouble getting their first job. These days it's rare to find even a job posting for a junior developer position. Why? Companies say can't...

Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution
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Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution

Two thousand years ago, the Romans used elevators—powered by pulleys, levers, and slaves—to raise gladiators and wild beasts into the Colosseum for death-match...

Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time
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Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

Researchers from the University of California San Diego traveled to Turin, Italy to digitally map an entire portion of the city—complete with historic architecture...

Drones Deliver Green Transportation Option
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Drones Deliver Green Transportation Option

Drone-based delivery could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in the transportation sector, according to newly published research.

Missing Data Hinder Replication of Artificial Intelligence Studies
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Missing Data Hinder Replication of Artificial Intelligence Studies

The booming field of artificial intelligence is grappling with a replication crisis. AI researchers have found it difficult to reproduce many key results, and that...

Even Apple and Google Engineers Can't Really Afford to Live Near Their Offices
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Even Apple and Google Engineers Can't Really Afford to Live Near Their Offices

Open Listings looked at median home prices near some of the San Francisco Bay Area's biggest tech companies and at public salary data to see how many software engineers...

FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat
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FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat

The head of the FBI has warned that the Chinese government may be spying on U.S. citizens who use smartphones made by Huawei.

One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain's Ability to Focus
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One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain's Ability to Focus

Students who spent one hour playing video games demonstrated improved visual selective attention and changes in brain activity.
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