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When I started my career at The Washington Post in the late 1990s, the newsroom wore a dusty, outdated look as if it were paying homage to its legendary past.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

The Rise of the Drone, and the Thorny Questions that Have Followed
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The Rise of the Drone, and the Thorny Questions that Have Followed

Today in the skies over New Mexico, Air Force students are practicing for the kill.

Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms
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Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms

A group of recent studies on technology in education gives a sense that, even as computers become ubiquitous in classrooms, there's a lot we still don't know or...

Remembering a Thinker Who Thought About Thinking
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Remembering a Thinker Who Thought About Thinking

The field of educational technology is mourning a visionary whose work was considered 50 years ahead of its time.

NSA Boss Says U.S. Cyber Troops Are Nearly Ready
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NSA Boss Says U.S. Cyber Troops Are Nearly Ready

The director of the National Security Agency says his first few dedicated cyber troops will be operational by early fall but the nation can't wait for the full...

These Gloves Offer a Modern Twist on Sign Language
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These Gloves Offer a Modern Twist on Sign Language

For years, inventors have been trying to convert some sign language words and letters into textand speech. Now a pair of University of Washington undergraduates...

Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate
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Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate

Intel was once known for its success in branding personal computers with microprocessors, a technology that fueled the digital revolution. But the Silicon Valley...

Rules for Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even as U.S. Engages In It
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Rules for Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even as U.S. Engages In It

When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in Iraq for a surprise visit this week, he came armed with this news: More than 200 additional U.S. troops are headed...
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