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Quantum Computing Paranoia Creates a New Industry
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Quantum Computing Paranoia Creates a New Industry

Fear sells in the computer security business.

Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots
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Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots

Each of these trucks is the size of a small two-story house. None has a driver or anyone else on board.

The Man Selling Virtual Reality to China
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The Man Selling Virtual Reality to China

One afternoon in December, Kevin Geiger was giving one of his regular talks about storytelling in virtual reality.

Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program For the Tech Industry
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Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program For the Tech Industry

Sebastian Thrun smiles a little awkwardly as he explains why he no longer believes in the educational revolution he sold to the world just a few years ago.

Manufacturing Jobs Aren't Coming Back
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Manufacturing Jobs Aren't Coming Back

Pundits will debate the wellsprings of Donald Trump's election triumph for years.

Companies Bet on Designer Bacteria as New Way to Treat Disease
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Companies Bet on Designer Bacteria as New Way to Treat Disease

Sometime next year, volunteers in the U.S. could start swallowing capsules stuffed with genetically engineered E. coli.

Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution
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Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution

Brian Behlendorf knows it's a cliché for veteran technologists like himself to argue that society could be run much better if we just had the right software.

Mark Zuckerberg's Long March to China
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Mark Zuckerberg's Long March to China

For U.S. Internet businesses, China is the land of moral defeat.

Apple Gets Its First Director of AI
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Apple Gets Its First Director of AI

Apple is hiring a rising star in the world of deep learning to serve as its first director of AI research. Ruslan Salakhutdinov, an associate professor at Carnegie...

Ad Algorithms Might Choose You to Be a Paid Product Promoter
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Ad Algorithms Might Choose You to Be a Paid Product Promoter

That's the sound of Ryan Detert's invite-only mobile app, Influential, trying to get the attention of one of his select group of users.

Despite the Hype Over Gene Therapy, Few Drugs Are Close to Approval
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Despite the Hype Over Gene Therapy, Few Drugs Are Close to Approval

Most experts in the medical field will tell you that gene therapy has finally come of age, but the numbers tell a different story.

Customer Service Bots Are Getting Better at Detecting Your Agitation
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Customer Service Bots Are Getting Better at Detecting Your Agitation

SRI International, the Silicon Valley research lab where Apple's virtual assistant Siri was born, is working on a new generation of virtual assistants that respond...

Three Grand Challenges For Brain Science That Can Be Solved in 10 Years
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Three Grand Challenges For Brain Science That Can Be Solved in 10 Years

One of the great scientific challenges is to understand the human brain.

Pay Attention! Tesla's Autopilot Will Lock Out Lackadaisical Drivers
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Pay Attention! Tesla's Autopilot Will Lock Out Lackadaisical Drivers

Driver-assist functions are coming quickly these days.

The Next Must-Have Smartphone Feature
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The Next Must-Have Smartphone Feature

Smartphones can tell you when to depart for the airport to make your flight, provide voice-guided directions on the way there, and route around traffic jams.

Apple's New Privacy Technology May Pressure Competitors to Better Protect Our Data
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Apple's New Privacy Technology May Pressure Competitors to Better Protect Our Data

Ten years ago, researchers at Microsoft introduced a breakthrough approach to protecting privacy in the age of big data. Later this year their idea, known as differential...

Pentagon Bot Battle Shows How Computers Can Fix Their Own Flaws
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Pentagon Bot Battle Shows How Computers Can Fix Their Own Flaws

It might be the least spectacular show to ever grace a Las Vegas stage.

The Hr Person at Your Next Job May Actually Be a Bot
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The Hr Person at Your Next Job May Actually Be a Bot

The next time you’re hired, you might find yourself getting information about payroll, vacations, and expenses by talking to a chatbot instead of consulting a handbook...

Inside Genomics Pioneer Craig Venter's Latest Production
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Inside Genomics Pioneer Craig Venter's Latest Production

At Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) in La Jolla, California, more than two dozen machines work around the clock, sequencing one human genome every 15 minutes at a cost...

How to Operate Your Smart Watch with the Same Hand That Wears It
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How to Operate Your Smart Watch with the Same Hand That Wears It

Smart watches aren't exactly models of efficiency—they require one hand to operate while the other wrist wears it. A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers...
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