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Linux Foundation Awards Open Source Training Scholarships
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Linux Foundation Awards Open Source Training Scholarships

The Linux Foundation has awarded LiFT Scholarships to 31 existing and aspiring professionals around the world.

Europe and ­S Lock Horns on Transatlantic Privacy
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Europe and ­S Lock Horns on Transatlantic Privacy

Europe's effort to export its tough privacy rules around the world is about to run into a wall of U.S. resistance.

Why the Search for Aliens Could ­nite ­s Here on Earth
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Why the Search for Aliens Could ­nite ­s Here on Earth

If aliens are trying to talk to us (or even if they are not), Jill Tarter will be the one to find them.

Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting ­p
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Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting ­p

Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down. And shut up...

In Facebook's Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep ­p
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In Facebook's Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep ­p

At Facebook Inc. headquarters in Silicon Valley this week, engineers and researchers huddled around computers in a newly configured "war room" to fight misinformation...

Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover
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Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover

Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later this week to present, discuss and deliberate...

Google Really Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, Its CEO Confirms
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Google Really Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, Its CEO Confirms

Google on Monday finally confirmed a secretive project that's been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its...

There May Soon Be Three Internets. America's Won't Necessarily Be the Best.
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There May Soon Be Three Internets. America's Won't Necessarily Be the Best.

In September, Eric Schmidt, the former Google chief executive and Alphabet chairman, said that in the next 10 to 15 years, the internet would most likely be split...

M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
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M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence—how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful...

The 50 Most Influential Living Computer Scientists
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The 50 Most Influential Living Computer Scientists

TheBestSchools.org compiled a list of 50 mathematicians, logicians, and computer scientists who did most of the scientific spadework that laid the foundations for...

Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research
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Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research


As Companies Embrace AI, It's a Job-Seeker's Market
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As Companies Embrace AI, It's a Job-Seeker's Market

Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an...

AIs Invent Weird New Limbs to Beat Virtual Obstacle Courses
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AIs Invent Weird New Limbs to Beat Virtual Obstacle Courses

What are the best two legs for running an obstacle course? One leg that crawls at the knee joint, and one massive leg dragged behind for stability like a kangaroo's...

China's Huawei Takes Aim at Qualcomm, Nvidia With New AI Chips
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China's Huawei Takes Aim at Qualcomm, Nvidia With New AI Chips

Huawei Technologies Co. has overtaken Apple Inc. in smartphones. Now it wants to take on some of America's largest technology companies in semiconductors.

Soldiers in Facebook's War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun
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Soldiers in Facebook's War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun

The fictional news stories pop up on Facebook faster than Paterno Esmaquel II and his co-workers can stamp them out.

A Tech Boom in Pittsburgh Brings Hope and Angst
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A Tech Boom in Pittsburgh Brings Hope and Angst

The city of Pittsburgh, the one-time steel capital that's long been a symbol of Rust-Belt decline, is emerging as a vibrant hub for artificial intelligence, robotics...

Painting Cars for Mars
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Painting Cars for Mars

When John Campanella's friend wanted his beloved Ferrari painted, he knew exactly who to call.

How Do You Find an Alien Ocean? Margaret Kivelson Figured It Out
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How Do You Find an Alien Ocean? Margaret Kivelson Figured It Out

The data was like nothing Margaret Kivelson and her team of physicists ever expected.

China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley
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China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley

A year ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood before the 19th Communist Party Congress and laid out his ambitious plan for China to become a world leader by 2025...

Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal
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Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal

The U.S. Defense Department is running a winner-take-all competition to choose a cloud-computing company to host its trove of information, perhaps including top...
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