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When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom
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When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom

Robots have arrived at Bill and Carol Shuler's farm near Baroda, Mich., and life has taken a turn for the better.

Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century
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Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

Some researchers want to modernize the peer review process to make it more fitting for a world that now lives online.

This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car, to Prove a Point
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This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car, to Prove a Point

Cybercrime is expanding beyond computers and cellphones. Cars, washers and dryers, and even toasters are going online—an evolution of technology called the ...

The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'
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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience...

5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond
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5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond

If you thought 2016 was bad, just wait for the sequel.

Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents
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Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents

The chart on the screen looks like something out of a TV crime drama: an elaborate web of emails and phone numbers, some names and photos, all connected by a mesh...

Nasa Taps Young People to Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology
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Nasa Taps Young People to Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology

NASA has big hopes for virtual reality technology. The agency is developing a suite of virtual reality environments at Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland, that...

Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder to Fake
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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder to Fake

In 2005, shortly after earning a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, Sam Cape was looking for work online when he came across a cryptic help...

Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation
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Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation

Galloping Ghost, one of the largest video-game arcades in the world, sits in an unassuming, single story brick building in Brookfield, Ill., a suburb of Chicago...

Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk
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Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk

In health care, you could say radiologists have typically had a pretty sweet deal.

Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?
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Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?

A Google engineer who got fired over a controversial memo that criticized the company's diversity policies said that there might be biological reasons there are...

At 'washington Post,' Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance
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At 'washington Post,' Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance

When I started my career at The Washington Post in the late 1990s, the newsroom wore a dusty, outdated look as if it were paying homage to its legendary past.

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates to Embrace Globalism, 'a Sense of Purpose'
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Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates to Embrace Globalism, 'a Sense of Purpose'

Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg returned to the university Thursday to give graduates a commencement address, filled with calls for building a connected world "where...

President Trump's New Order Gives China Tech Opportunity To 'hire American' Too
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President Trump's New Order Gives China Tech Opportunity To 'hire American' Too

The same week that President Trump issued his hire American executive order, the president of one of China's top tech companies said his company wants to do the...

With Trump's Border Plans, Security and Surveillance Firms Eye Bigger Profits
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With Trump's Border Plans, Security and Surveillance Firms Eye Bigger Profits

There's a lot of excitement at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, where vendors schmooze with government buyers and peddle their wares.

How the Media Are Using Encryption Tools to Collect Anonymous Tips
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How the Media Are Using Encryption Tools to Collect Anonymous Tips

There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press.

Cryptoparties Teach Attendees How to Stay Anonymous Online
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Cryptoparties Teach Attendees How to Stay Anonymous Online

Don't expect balloons and singing at a cryptoparty.

Using Smartphones For Smarter Social Science
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Using Smartphones For Smarter Social Science

On Jan. 9, 2007, 10 years ago Monday, Steve Jobs formally announced Apple's "revolutionary mobile phone"—a device that combined the functionality of an iPod, phone...

What's Your 'public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You
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What's Your 'public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You

The Shanghai city government thinks it can make citizens more honest through a smartphone app.

Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate
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Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate

Companies use lots and lots of data, including your daily Web surfing, to help them sell you stuff.
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