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AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next
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AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

Yesterday, the 46-year-old Google veteran who oversees its search engine, Amit Singhal, announced his retirement. And in short order, Google revealed that Singhal's...

Gerrymandering Is Even More Infuriating When You Can Actually See It
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Gerrymandering Is Even More Infuriating When You Can Actually See It

President Barack Obama spent the last chunk of his 2016 State of the Union Address talking about how to "fix our politics." His first solution? Stop gerrymandering...

Ibm's Got a Plan to Bring Design Thinking to Big Business
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Ibm's Got a Plan to Bring Design Thinking to Big Business

IBM is not a design company.

Meet the 20 Tech Insiders Defining the 2016 Campaign
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Meet the 20 Tech Insiders Defining the 2016 Campaign

Look—We have no idea how this election will turn out.

GM Asks Friendly Hackers to Report Its Cars' Security Flaws
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GM Asks Friendly Hackers to Report Its Cars' Security Flaws

As automotive cybersecurity has become an increasingly heated concern, security researchers and auto giants have been locked in an uneasy standoff.

Drones Aren't Just Toys Anymore
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Drones Aren't Just Toys Anymore

When you think of a certain kind of drone—the quadcopter, not those UAVs running missions in Waziristan—you might picture overeager dads abandoning their Christmas...

How a Nation of Tech Copycats Transformed Into a Hub for Innovation
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How a Nation of Tech Copycats Transformed Into a Hub for Innovation

The young programmer had an idea, and everyone thought it was nuts.

SynTouch Is Giving Robots the Ability to Feel Textures Like Humans Do
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SynTouch Is Giving Robots the Ability to Feel Textures Like Humans Do

There's just nothing like holding a new product in your hands.

Hands-On With Microsoft's Hololens, One Year Later
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Hands-On With Microsoft's Hololens, One Year Later

One year after showing off HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality rig remains very much a work in progress.

The Football Mouthguards of Tomorrow Will Detect Dehydration and Head Injuries
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The Football Mouthguards of Tomorrow Will Detect Dehydration and Head Injuries

The humble mouthguard—that C-shaped piece of plastic that protects an athlete's teeth—has remained relatively unchanged for the past 60 years.

Apple Open Sources Its Swift Programming Language
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Apple Open Sources Its Swift Programming Language

In a move that represents a significant shift for Apple—and for the tech industry as a whole—the world's most valuable company has open sourced its Swift programming...

The Internet Lives in a Huge Hotel in Manhattan
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The Internet Lives in a Huge Hotel in Manhattan

There is no shortage of cool stuff to see on the Internet, but the Internet itself—the networks and servers and cables tying it all together—is pretty mundane....

Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android
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Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

Since it first appeared in Apple's App Store last year, the free encrypted calling and texting app Signal has become the darling of the privacy community, recommended—and...

Behind the Scenes of the Internet's First Football Game
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Behind the Scenes of the Internet's First Football Game

At 5:05 AM Sunday, long before the rest of Sunnyvale, California, will wake up, Yahoo's control room is packed.

The Gop Has a Tech Talent Problem It Might Not Solve
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The Gop Has a Tech Talent Problem It Might Not Solve

Scott Walker's withdrawal from the 2016 presidential race last month was tough on staffers like Matt Oczkowski—as it turns out, tougher than he thought.

You Wouldn't Think It, But Typeface Piracy Is a Big Problem
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You Wouldn't Think It, But Typeface Piracy Is a Big Problem

It's safe to assume that most people have no idea that fonts, like music or movies, are protected by intellectual property laws, they usually come with a hefty...

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—and Invented Software Itself
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Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—and Invented Software Itself

Margaret Hamilton wasn't supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon.

Tech Companies Can Blame Snowden For Data Privacy Decision
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Tech Companies Can Blame Snowden For Data Privacy Decision

A ruling the Europe Union’s highest court yesterday may create enormous headaches for US tech companies like Google and Facebook.

The Battle Over Genome Editing Gets Science All Wrong
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The Battle Over Genome Editing Gets Science All Wrong

Nobel Prize speculation, gossip, and betting pools kick off every fall around the time Thomson Reuters releases its predictions for science's most prestigious prize...

When Security Experts Gather to Talk Consensus, Chaos Ensues
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When Security Experts Gather to Talk Consensus, Chaos Ensues

Security researchers and vendors have long been locked in a debate over how to disclose security vulnerabilities, and there's little on which the two sides agree...
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