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Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.
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Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.

Nate Silver is on the downtown 1 train. Possibly because he looks like a (modestly) hip math teacher, and hardly looks up from his phone, he goes unrecognized until...

China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research
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China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence.

Facebook Has Repeatedly Trended Fake News Since Firing Its Human Editors
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Facebook Has Repeatedly Trended Fake News Since Firing Its Human Editors

The Intersect ran a little experiment a few weeks ago: During the work day, we’d check in with Facebook each hour, on the hour, and record which topics were trending...

Europe's Love/hate Relationship with Silicon Valley, and What that Means For ­.s. Tech Firms
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Europe's Love/hate Relationship with Silicon Valley, and What that Means For ­.s. Tech Firms

The last time Mark Zuckerberg visited Berlin, he appeared to be having a really good time.

This Is How Sports Teams Choose Their Tech Gear
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This Is How Sports Teams Choose Their Tech Gear

Since at least the 1930s, according to baseball historians, Major League Baseball clubs have kept phones in their dugouts and bullpens.

The Fbi's Latest Mission: Be Cool Enough to Recruit Hackers
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The Fbi's Latest Mission: Be Cool Enough to Recruit Hackers

The FBI has struggled for years to attract enough fresh hacker talent to defend America's computers.

98 Personal Data Points that Facebook ­ses to Target Ads to You
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98 Personal Data Points that Facebook ­ses to Target Ads to You

Say you're scrolling through your Facebook Newsfeed and you encounter an ad so eerily well-suited, it seems someone has possibly read your brain.

The Brave New World of Robots and Lost Jobs
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The Brave New World of Robots and Lost Jobs

Job insecurity is a central theme of the 2016 campaign, fueling popular anger about trade deals and immigration. But economists warn that much bigger job losses...

Are Performance-Monitoring Wearables an Affront to Workers' Rights?
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Are Performance-Monitoring Wearables an Affront to Workers' Rights?

At U.K. supermarket chain Tesco, workers wear sensor-bearing armbands to track inventory while unloading goods. 

America ­ses Stealthy Submarines to Hack Other Countries' Systems
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America ­ses Stealthy Submarines to Hack Other Countries' Systems

When Donald Trump effectively called for Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails las Wednesday, the GOP nominee's remarks touched off a (predictable) media...

Companies Are Flooding Earth's Orbit with Satellites, but No One's Directing Traffic
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Companies Are Flooding Earth's Orbit with Satellites, but No One's Directing Traffic

Companies around the globe are launching an increasing number of satellites, crowding Earth's orbit in an effort to satisfy the ravenous on-demand desire for more...

America Wants to Believe China Can't Innovate. Tech Tells a Different Story.
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America Wants to Believe China Can't Innovate. Tech Tells a Different Story.

Silicon Valley may be powered by organic kale, but when Chinese tech gurus gather at 3W, a coffee shop-slash-incubator in the Chinese capital, they want sunflower...

Intelligence Group Wants to Use Wearables to Assess Agent Recruits
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Intelligence Group Wants to Use Wearables to Assess Agent Recruits

Intelligence Group Wants to Use Wearables to Assess Agent Recruits

Meet the Remotec Andros Mark V-A1, the Robot that Killed the Dallas Shooter
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Meet the Remotec Andros Mark V-A1, the Robot that Killed the Dallas Shooter

Much has been made of the fact that Dallas police used a robot to kill the gunman who fatally shot five officers last week.

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Warn ­S of Another Dallas
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How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Warn ­S of Another Dallas

As the country reels from the spasm of gun violence that killed two black men and five police officers this week, a prominent digital vigilante is using an online...

Why Companies Can't Spam You with Robo-Calls, but the Government Can
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Why Companies Can't Spam You with Robo-Calls, but the Government Can

Be ready: Your phone might soon start ringing with a few more unsolicited robo-calls.

Whom Are You Voting For? This Guy Can Read Your Mind.
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Whom Are You Voting For? This Guy Can Read Your Mind.

Neuroscientist Ryan McGarry swabbed a brain activity headset with saline solution and lowered it onto Brian Hazel's head, connecting circular prongs gingerly to...

This Is Where the Real Action in Artificial Intelligence Takes Place
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This Is Where the Real Action in Artificial Intelligence Takes Place

Swarms of journalists lined the halls of a Southern California oceanfront resort recently to see tech luminaries like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk discuss the Gawker...

The Real Reason America Controls Its Nukes with Ancient Floppy Disks
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The Real Reason America Controls Its Nukes with Ancient Floppy Disks

America's nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.

What's Driving Silicon Valley to Become 'radicalized'
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What's Driving Silicon Valley to Become 'radicalized'

Like many Silicon Valley start-ups, Larry Gadea's company collects heaps of sensitive data from his customers.
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