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­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival
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­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival

Warwick Mills shows the kind of innovative know-how common among American textile companies that have survived the fierce global competition of recent years.

Should Hackers Help the F.b.i.?
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Should Hackers Help the F.b.i.?

The United States Justice Department announced this week that it was able to unlock the iPhone used by the gunman in the San Bernardino shooting in December, and...

Beijing Seeks to Tighten Reins on Websites in China
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Beijing Seeks to Tighten Reins on Websites in China

China's government said on Monday that it would take steps to more strictly manage websites in the country, its latest push to set boundaries in the wider Internet...

Andy Grove's Warning to Silicon Valley
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Andy Grove's Warning to Silicon Valley

The praise this week for Andy Grove, who died on Monday at age 79, has been wrapped up in praise for Silicon Valley, where he was a towering figure in the semiconductor...

Apple Encryption Engineers, If Ordered to Unlock Iphone, Might Resist
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Apple Encryption Engineers, If Ordered to Unlock Iphone, Might Resist

If the F.B.I. wins its court fight to force Apple's help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple's engineers.

Europe's Antitrust Enforcer on Google, Apple and the Year Ahead
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Europe's Antitrust Enforcer on Google, Apple and the Year Ahead

Margrethe Vestager is already having a busy 2016.

Tech Companies, New and Old, Clamor to Entice Cloud Computing Experts
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Tech Companies, New and Old, Clamor to Entice Cloud Computing Experts

Amazon Web Services, a globe-spanning cloud computing network that is part of the online retailing giant Amazon, has rapidly become one of the most powerful forces...

A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck
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A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck

Let's say computers come for most of our jobs. This may not seem likely at the moment; computer scientists and economists offer wildly varying ideas for how deeply...

White House Officials Soften Approach at Rsa Conference
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White House Officials Soften Approach at Rsa Conference

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch joined a parade of Obama administration officials to tech's home turf on Tuesday. Their message: National security depends on...

A Robot That Has Fun at Telemarketers' Expense
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A Robot That Has Fun at Telemarketers' Expense

Roger Anderson may not seem like a superhero. But to many, he has become one.

The Robots Are Coming For Wall Street
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The Robots Are Coming For Wall Street

When Daniel Nadler woke on Nov. 6, he had just enough time to pour himself a glass of orange juice and open his laptop before the Bureau of Labor Statistics released...

To Keep America Safe, Embrace Drone Warfare
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To Keep America Safe, Embrace Drone Warfare

"Are you sure they're there?" the decision maker asks. "They" are Qaeda operatives who have been planning attacks against the United States.

Virtual Reality Companies Look to Science Fiction For Their Next Play
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Virtual Reality Companies Look to Science Fiction For Their Next Play

Tech companies have spent years developing better, cheaper devices to immerse people in digital worlds. Yet they are still figuring out how to make virtual reality...

In Silicon Valley, a Time-Honored Sport Looks to the Future
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In Silicon Valley, a Time-Honored Sport Looks to the Future

On any given Sunday during football season, the N.F.L., a league that promotes itself as a standard-bearer of innovation, produces games that are analog at their...

Europe's Top Digital-Privacy Watchdog Zeros In on ­.s. Tech Giants
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Europe's Top Digital-Privacy Watchdog Zeros In on ­.s. Tech Giants

The latest standoff between Europe and American tech companies runs through a quiet street just north of the Louvre Museum, past chic cafes and part of the French...

Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief
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Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief

Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin's nuclear fusion program, was sitting on a white leather couch at Google's Solve for X conference...

Tech's 'frightful 5' Will Dominate Digital Life For Foreseeable Future
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Tech's 'frightful 5' Will Dominate Digital Life For Foreseeable Future

There's a little parlor game that people in Silicon Valley like to play. Let's call it, Who's Losing?

'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists
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'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists

Kaleigh Clary, a computer science graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, drove down to offer a day of free work for the American Museum of...

Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors
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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors

A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop...

Terrorists Mock Bids to End ­se of Social Media
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Terrorists Mock Bids to End ­se of Social Media

In the hours after 14 people were killed in San Bernardino, Calif., a familiar voice celebrated the attacks on Twitter: "California, we have already arrived with...
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