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James Simons's Foundation Starts New Institute For Computing, Big Data
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James Simons's Foundation Starts New Institute For Computing, Big Data

A new private research institute financed by the billionaire James H. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques...

Jay W. Forrester Dies at 98; a Pioneer in Computer Models
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Jay W. Forrester Dies at 98; a Pioneer in Computer Models

Jay W. Forrester, an electrical engineer whose insights into both computing and organizations more than 60 years ago gave rise to a field of computer modeling that...

How Data Failed ­S in Calling an Election
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How Data Failed ­S in Calling an Election

It was a rough night for number crunchers. And for the faith that people in every field—business, politics, sports and academia—have increasingly placed in the...

We Went to the Grace Hopper Celebration. Here's What We're Bringing Back
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We Went to the Grace Hopper Celebration. Here's What We're Bringing Back

Members of The New York Times Developers recently made their first group trip to the Grace Hopper Celebration. At 15,000 attendees, GHC is the world's largest gathering...

IBM Is Counting on Its Bet on Watson, and Paying Big Money For It
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IBM Is Counting on Its Bet on Watson, and Paying Big Money For It

Watson, can you grow into a multibillion-dollar business and become the engine of IBM's resurgence?

The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own
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The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning...

Why Isn't the U.s. Better at Predicting Extreme Weather?
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Why Isn't the U.s. Better at Predicting Extreme Weather?

At 11 o'clock on the night of Sept. 29, the National Hurricane Center in Miami posted an updated prediction for Hurricane Matthew.

Leo Beranek, Acoustics Designer and Internet Pioneer, Dies at 102
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Leo Beranek, Acoustics Designer and Internet Pioneer, Dies at 102

Leo L. Beranek, an engineer whose company designed the acoustics for the United Nations and concert halls at Lincoln Center and Tanglewood, then built the direct...

Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World
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Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World

The vision of the so-called internet of things—giving all sorts of physical things a digital makeover—has been years ahead of reality. But that gap is closing fast...

­nder Hawaii's Starriest Skies, a Fight Over Sacred Ground
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­nder Hawaii's Starriest Skies, a Fight Over Sacred Ground

Little lives up here except whispering hopes and a little bug called Wekiu.

Phone Makers Could Cut Off Drivers. So Why Don't They?
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Phone Makers Could Cut Off Drivers. So Why Don't They?

The court filings paint a grisly picture: As Ashley Kubiak sped down a Texas highway in her Dodge Ram truck, she checked her iPhone for messages.

For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way?
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For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way?

Here's a question I’m hoping comes up at Monday's presidential debate: Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump, what would you do about self-driving trucks?

Apple Offers Free App to Teach Children Coding (ipads Sold Separately)
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Apple Offers Free App to Teach Children Coding (ipads Sold Separately)

Apple plans to release a free coding education app on Tuesday that it developed with middle-school students in mind, in the latest salvo among technology companies...

The Time I Went on Border Patrol in a Virtual Reality World
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The Time I Went on Border Patrol in a Virtual Reality World

I found myself on a desolate desert road, in front of a man who was leaning against the hood of a banged-up sedan and next to a United States Border Patrol agent...

Does the Messaging Service Telegram Take Privacy Too Far?
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Does the Messaging Service Telegram Take Privacy Too Far?

The encryption of digital information is considered the best protection against hackers, snoops or potential enemies looking to poke around into private exchanges...

How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone
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How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone

Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location?

G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p
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G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p

It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking...

Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance
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Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance

A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin will come to occupy a central place...

Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else
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Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else

For teenagers who like to sing along with Ariana Grande and Flo Rida, Musical.ly is a must-have.

Latest to Quit Google's Self-Driving Car Unit: Top Roboticist
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Latest to Quit Google's Self-Driving Car Unit: Top Roboticist

A roboticist and crucial member of the team that created Google's self-driving car is leaving the company, the latest in a string of departures by important technologists...
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