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Homeland Security Is Laying Roots in Silicon Valley, and You Might Not Like Its Reasons
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Homeland Security Is Laying Roots in Silicon Valley, and You Might Not Like Its Reasons

The Department of Homeland Security plans to open an office in California's Silicon Valley to recruit talent from the technology sector and build relationships...

Happy Birthday to Moore's Law
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Happy Birthday to Moore's Law

Few revolutions can be said to have lasted for half a century, or to have wrought disruptive change at a predictable pace.

10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law
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10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law

Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors per integrated circuit will double approximately every 18–24 months, has become the defining metaphor of...

Tech Titans' Latest Project: Defy Death
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Tech Titans' Latest Project: Defy Death

Seated at the head of a table for 12 with a view of the city's soaring skyline, Peter Thiel was deep in conversation with his guests, eclectic scientists whose...

Why Shades of Asperger's Syndrome Are the Secret to Building a Great Tech Company
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Why Shades of Asperger's Syndrome Are the Secret to Building a Great Tech Company

The individuals who have founded some of the most success tech companies are decidedly weird.

How Crashing Drones Are Exposing Secrets About ­.s. War Operations
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How Crashing Drones Are Exposing Secrets About ­.s. War Operations

Crashing drones are spilling secrets about U.S. military operations.

How 'game of Thrones' Creates Its Dragons
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How 'game of Thrones' Creates Its Dragons

When you hear the words "CGI" or "3-D animation," complex computer languages probably come to mind.

Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.
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Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.

Frank Schembari loves books—printed books.

Associated Press Looks to Expand Its Automated Stories Program Following Successful Launch
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Associated Press Looks to Expand Its Automated Stories Program Following Successful Launch

In the last three months of 2014, the Associated Press published 3,000 articles on the earning reports of U.S. companies. Previously it could publish only 300.

Brainstormers: Obama's Big Research Push Kicks Off With a Meeting of the Minds
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Brainstormers: Obama's Big Research Push Kicks Off With a Meeting of the Minds

The motley group included men and women, old and young, in sweatshirts and three-piece suits, shod in socks and sandals, wingtips and heels.

The Future of ­.s. Innovation Might Rest on This Obscure Patent Lawsuit
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The Future of ­.s. Innovation Might Rest on This Obscure Patent Lawsuit

Patent trolls: They're a huge suck on the economy, eating up untold millions in legal fees and deliberately suing innocent companies just because they're flush....

These Are 3 Breakthrough Science Ideas You'll Be Talking About in 2015
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These Are 3 Breakthrough Science Ideas You'll Be Talking About in 2015

For anyone who has ever said that all the STEM professions need is something to make them "cool" in order to attract more young people, look no further than ...

Where Is the Next Alibaba? A Look at Six Contenders.
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Where Is the Next Alibaba? A Look at Six Contenders.

Chinese companies are starting to spread their wings and head abroad.

When Cybersecurity Threats Come from the Inside
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When Cybersecurity Threats Come from the Inside

AT&T acknowledged earlier this week that in August an employee had gained unauthorized access to some customers' personal data—including Social Security and driver's...

The Algorithm that Can Make Fantasy Football Even More Fun
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The Algorithm that Can Make Fantasy Football Even More Fun

Like many guys from age 13–65, I suffer from LTAMFFT Syndrome.

So You Want to Hack Apple Pay?
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So You Want to Hack Apple Pay?

A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems—the...

For Sale: Systems that Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone ­sers Go Around the Globe
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For Sale: Systems that Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone ­sers Go Around the Globe

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they...

What Is a 'zero Day' Vulnerability?
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What Is a 'zero Day' Vulnerability?

Tech giant Google announced a new team of security researchers aimed at making the web a safer place by discovering "zero day" vulnerabilities Tuesday.

Inside the Democratic Party's Hogwarts For Digital Wizardry
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Inside the Democratic Party's Hogwarts For Digital Wizardry


An Argument That the Shortage of Cyber Workers Is a Problem That Will Solve Itself
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An Argument That the Shortage of Cyber Workers Is a Problem That Will Solve Itself

Talk to any talent professional in the Washington region and they'll tell you cybersecurity jobs are among the most difficult for them to fill.
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