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The Future of Graphics and Gaming
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The Future of Graphics and Gaming

See the best new ideas in computer graphics and interaction from last week’s Siggraph conference.

The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing
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The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing

Raymond Laflamme can't yet sell you a quantum computer. But he'll sell you a $13,000 logic board for measuring entangled photons.

Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning
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Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning

Sebastian Thrun has worn many hats in the tech world: Stanford research professor, founder of Google's X Labs, where he oversaw the development of self-drivingUdacity...

Beijing's Great Leap Forward
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Beijing's Great Leap Forward

Cities all over the world have tried to duplicate Silicon Valley's prowess at churning out startups and multibillion-dollar technology companies. But only one has...

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Israel's Military-Entrepreneurial Complex Owns Big Data

Two years ago, a half-dozen programmers and entrepreneurs started working together in a Tel Aviv basement to create one of Israel's 5,000 high-tech companies.

Siri's Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative
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Siri's Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative

In a small, dark, room off a long hallway within a sprawling complex of buildings in Silicon Valley, an array of massive flat-panel displays and video cameras track ...

The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon
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The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon

All video-game makers are minor gods.

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As Data Floods In, Massive Open Online Courses Evolve

In 2012, education startups attracted millions of students—and a surge of interest from universities and the media—by offering massive open online courses, or MOOCs...

Wearable Computing Pioneer Says Google Glass Offers 'killer Existence'
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Wearable Computing Pioneer Says Google Glass Offers 'killer Existence'

Few gadgets have generated as much excitement and hostility as Google Glass, a voice-activated computer-monitor combo worn on eyeglass frames.

Wanted For the Internet of Things: Ant-Size Computers
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Wanted For the Internet of Things: Ant-Size Computers

If the Internet is to reach everywhere—from the pills you swallow to the shoes on your feet—then computers will need to get a whole lot smaller.

What Will Hackers Do with the New Kinect?
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What Will Hackers Do with the New Kinect?

Microsoft announced a new version of the Xbox One earlier this week, and with it an improved and essentially reinvented version of Kinect, the company's body- and...

Treading Carefully, Google Encourages Developers to Hack Glass
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Treading Carefully, Google Encourages Developers to Hack Glass

Google has set plenty of restrictions on the functionality of apps for Glass, the head-mounted display it is now shipping out to early adopters.

Stephen Wolfram on Personal Analytics
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Stephen Wolfram on Personal Analytics

Don't be surprised if Stephen Wolfram, the renowned complexity theorist, software company CEO, and night owl, wants to schedule a work call with you at 9 p.m. In...

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How Today's Sensors Could Make Tomorrow's Cars Safer

Driverless cars haven’t hit the roads yet, but computers are already helping to slow down or stop a car in situations when a crash is imminent.

Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain
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Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain

One day, we may be able to check email or call a friend without ever touching a screen or even speaking to a disembodied helper.

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A Simple Way to Turn Any Lcd Into a Touch Screen

Electromagnetic interference can screw up cell phone and radio reception. But it may also be the key to cheaply transforming regular LCD screens into touch- and...

How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements
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How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements

Wireless operators have access to an unprecedented volume of information about users' real-world activities, but for years these massive data troves were put to...

Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun
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Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun

Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, which President Obama announced in his State of the Union address in February, will...

A Data-Crunching Prize to Cut Flight Delays
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A Data-Crunching Prize to Cut Flight Delays

A team from Singapore is taking home a $100,000 prize for developing an algorithm that could help airlines better predict flight arrival times and reduce passenger...

Qualcomm Wants to Be Famous
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Qualcomm Wants to Be Famous

Qualcomm sells chips that go inside TVs, BMW dashboards, game consoles, and, most important, one-third of smartphones sold.
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