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Why Doesn't the N.f.l. ­se Tracking Technology For First-Down Calls?
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Why Doesn't the N.f.l. ­se Tracking Technology For First-Down Calls?

It was a scene almost designed to show the folly of the N.F.L.'s first-down measurement system.

Riding a Time Capsule to Apartment 8g
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Riding a Time Capsule to Apartment 8g

It was 8 a.m. in Ramón Rivera's elevator and the morning rush was on. The buzzer rang.

China's Top Ideologue Calls For Tight Control of Internet
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China's Top Ideologue Calls For Tight Control of Internet

Little heard from but hugely influential, the professor-turned-Communist theoretician who has been a major adviser to three Chinese leaders finally stepped out...

From the Arctic's Melting Ice, an ­nexpected Digital Hub
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From the Arctic's Melting Ice, an ­nexpected Digital Hub

This is one of the most remote towns in the United States, a small gravel spit on the northwest coast of Alaska, more than 3,700 miles from New York City. Icy seas...

As Silicon Valley Gets 'crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors
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As Silicon Valley Gets 'crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

They seem an odd couple. J. D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape...

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World
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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

After the Russian hacking of the 2016 election, many people worry that technology has gone too far.

Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun
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Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun

Wandering among the engineers and strategy directors and managers of something called "connected customer experience" at the Smart Kitchen Summit, one had to wonder...

Would You Buy a Self-Driving Future From These Guys?
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Would You Buy a Self-Driving Future From These Guys?

When the owner of an automated Tesla was killed in a crash last year, the carmaker's founder, Elon Musk, urged journalists to peer into the future.

How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science
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How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science

About as many Democrats live in Wisconsin as Republicans do.

Scientists in Mexico Scramble to Deploy Seismic Sensors
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Scientists in Mexico Scramble to Deploy Seismic Sensors

Late one night in September, Victor Cruz, a geophysicist at Mexico's National Autonomous University, submitted an article to a scientific journal describing progress...

­Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin's Virtual Cousin
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­Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin's Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes For Driverless Cars
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Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes For Driverless Cars

Soroush Salehian raised both arms and spun in circles as if celebrating a touchdown.

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles
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As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans.

Why a 24-Year-Old chipmaker Is One Of tech's Hot Prospects
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Why a 24-Year-Old chipmaker Is One Of tech's Hot Prospects

Engineers at CTA.ai, an imaging-technology start-up in Poland, are trying to popularize a more comfortable alternative to the colonoscopy.

As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check
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As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check

In the last five years, dozens of schools have popped up offering an unusual promise: Even humanities graduates can learn how to code in a few months and join the...

The Loyal Engineers Steering Nasa's Voyager Probes Across the Universe
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The Loyal Engineers Steering Nasa's Voyager Probes Across the Universe

In the early spring of 1977, Larry Zottarelli, a 40-year-old computer engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, set out for Cape Canaveral, Fla....

The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
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The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

The technology world's $400 billion-and-up club—long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon—needs to make room...

How This U.s. Tech Giant Is Backing China's Tech Ambitions
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How This U.s. Tech Giant Is Backing China's Tech Ambitions

As the Chinese government develops drones, the American technology giant Qualcomm is helping.

Gene Editing For 'designer Babies'? Highly ­nlikely, Scientists Say
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Gene Editing For 'designer Babies'? Highly ­nlikely, Scientists Say

Now that science is a big step closer to being able to fiddle with the genes of a human embryo, is it time to panic?

As Washington Tries to Protect Tech, China Could Fight Back
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As Washington Tries to Protect Tech, China Could Fight Back

As the Trump administration moves to take on China over intellectual property, Washington will find it has limited firepower.
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