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Surprise! People Will Actually Read Long News Stories on Their Smartphones.
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Surprise! People Will Actually Read Long News Stories on Their Smartphones.

Those fretting over the effect that small screens have on big news stories may be able to breathe a little easier.

Universities Aren't Doing Enough to Train the Cyberdefenders America Desperately Needs
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Universities Aren't Doing Enough to Train the Cyberdefenders America Desperately Needs

The threat of hacking seems to lurk around every corner, but American universities may not be doing enough to prepare the next generation of cyberdefenders.

Why Students Are Throwing Tons of Money at a Program that Won't Give Them a College Degree
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Why Students Are Throwing Tons of Money at a Program that Won't Give Them a College Degree

Brian O'Neill has been trying to hire a developer at Philly-based tech company Monetate.

Why Naval Academy Students Are Learning to Sail By the Stars For the First Time in a Decade
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Why Naval Academy Students Are Learning to Sail By the Stars For the First Time in a Decade

Peter Hogan was surprised at how heavy the sextant felt in his hand when he squinted through its eyeglass this week, the first time he had ever held one.

National Security Agency Plans Major Reorganization
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National Security Agency Plans Major Reorganization

The National Security Agency, the largest electronic spy agency in the world, is undertaking a major reorganization, merging its offensive and defensive organizations...

The Cloud Wars Are Seriously Heating ­p
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The Cloud Wars Are Seriously Heating ­p

Most consumers may not realize it, but there's a furious battle playing out right behind the products they use every day.  

How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Way We Watch Sports
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How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Way We Watch Sports

Computers have already been trained how to write up quick summaries of sporting events after studying the box score, putting the jobs of sports journalists at risk...

The Nsa School: How the Intelligence Community Gets Smarter, Secretly
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The Nsa School: How the Intelligence Community Gets Smarter, Secretly

Leonard Reinsfelder's wife found a note on her car as she was leaving a shopping center one day: "Have your husband give us a call. We think we could use him."

The Significance of an MIT Drone Weaving Around Tree Branches at 30 Mph
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The Significance of an MIT Drone Weaving Around Tree Branches at 30 Mph

To get his Ph.D., MIT grad student Andy Barry packed up a car with a drone and a catapult to launch it. Then he headed west.

Inside the Economics of Hacking
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Inside the Economics of Hacking

Imagine getting $1 million for finding a security weakness in a mobile operating system.

How Activists Are Forcing the White House to Say Where It Stands on Encryption
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How Activists Are Forcing the White House to Say Where It Stands on Encryption

A petition calling for President Obama to support strong encryption and "reject any law, policy or mandate" that would undermine digital security reached 100,000...

How One Austrian Student Took On American Tech Companies Over Privacy—and Won
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How One Austrian Student Took On American Tech Companies Over Privacy—and Won

Earlier this month the European Union's top court struck down a major trade agreement that thousands of companies use to transfer Europeans' personal data to the...

The World's Youngest Synthetic Biologists Show that the Future of Innovation Is in the Genes
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The World's Youngest Synthetic Biologists Show that the Future of Innovation Is in the Genes

At the 12th annual iGEM Giant Jamboree this weekend in Boston—an event that its founder Randy Rettberg refers to as "the World Cup of science"—over 250 student-led...

The Auto and Tech Worlds Are Fighting For the Best Minds in Race For Self-Driving Cars
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The Auto and Tech Worlds Are Fighting For the Best Minds in Race For Self-Driving Cars

Google had all of Silicon Valley to choose from when deciding on a leader for its ambitious self-driving car division.

Tech Companies Are Hiring More Liberal-Arts Majors Than You Think
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Tech Companies Are Hiring More Liberal-Arts Majors Than You Think

Silicon Valley has a reputation for being filled with egghead coders who popped out of college as brilliant engineers (or who never finished college in the first...

6 Reasons Why We're ­nderhyping the Internet of Things
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6 Reasons Why We're ­nderhyping the Internet of Things

Just when you thought the Internet of Things couldn't possibly live up to its hype, along comes a blockbuster, 142-page report from McKinsey Global Institute ("The...

Google Didn't Lead the Self-Driving Vehicle Revolution. John Deere Did.
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Google Didn't Lead the Self-Driving Vehicle Revolution. John Deere Did.

Google has received tons of gushy press for its bubble-shaped self-driving car, though it's still years from the showroom floor.

No One Questions Google's Ability to Innovate, So Why Do Its Moonshots Look Like Money Pits?
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No One Questions Google's Ability to Innovate, So Why Do Its Moonshots Look Like Money Pits?

Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum.

How Self-Driving Tractor-Trailers May Reinvent What It Means to Be a Truck Driver
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How Self-Driving Tractor-Trailers May Reinvent What It Means to Be a Truck Driver

Daimler Trucks North America showed off a self-driving truck in a glitzy ceremony Tuesday at the Hoover Dam, offering a reminder of the coming era of autonomous...

Just How Hackable Is Your Plane?
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Just How Hackable Is Your Plane?

Chris Roberts knows a lot about hacking planes. But not because he's trying to make them fall out of the sky.
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