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Why It's a Real Mistake to Count on a Cellphone When You Go Hiking
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Why It's a Real Mistake to Count on a Cellphone When You Go Hiking

Sarah Savage was alone in the woods and didn't know which way to turn.

Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online
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Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online

As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters...

In Silicon Valley, the Right Sounds a Surprising Battle Cry: Regulate Tech Giants
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In Silicon Valley, the Right Sounds a Surprising Battle Cry: Regulate Tech Giants

A year ago, Andrew Torba would have balked at the idea of regulating the Internet.

'It Knew What You Were Going to Do Next': AI Learns from Pro Gamers, Then Crushes Them
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'It Knew What You Were Going to Do Next': AI Learns from Pro Gamers, Then Crushes Them

For decades, the world's smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence.

Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice for Governments Across the World
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Spreading Fake News Becomes Standard Practice for Governments Across the World

Campaigns to manipulate public opinion through false or misleading social media postings have become standard political practice across much of the world, with...

Why Robots Won't Steal All Our Jobs
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Why Robots Won't Steal All Our Jobs

Don't worry. The robots won't destroy all our jobs. History suggests just the opposite—that new technologies inspire new jobs.

How Video Games Helped Give Us the Self-Driving Car
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How Video Games Helped Give Us the Self-Driving Car

Self-driving cars. They're the future of transportation—and they're getting smarter all the time.

Gmail Will No Longer Snoop on Your Emails for Advertising Purposes
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Gmail Will No Longer Snoop on Your Emails for Advertising Purposes

Google is making a change to its advertising practices that will affect millions of Gmail users around the globe. Starting later this year, the company will stop...

They Were Going to Be India's Gilded Generation.
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They Were Going to Be India's Gilded Generation.

They were going to be India's gilded generation.

The Head of the U.S. Patent Office Has Abruptly Resigned
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The Head of the U.S. Patent Office Has Abruptly Resigned

America's top patent and trademark official has abruptly resigned from her post.

How to Build Your Own Moonshot Lab, According to Astro Teller
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How to Build Your Own Moonshot Lab, According to Astro Teller

From balloon-based Internet to self-driving cars, Astro Teller and his team have produced some of the world's most ambitious technology products.

How We Could Close Tech's Gender Gap In a Decade
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How We Could Close Tech's Gender Gap In a Decade

We all know that the technology industry has a gender problem. But how do you move the needle from awareness to action? Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Girls Who...

Coming Technology Will Likely Destroy Millions of Jobs. Is Trump Ready?
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Coming Technology Will Likely Destroy Millions of Jobs. Is Trump Ready?

American manufacturing job losses to China and Mexico were a major theme of the presidential campaign, and President Trump has followed up on his promise to pressure...

Scientists Are Frantically Copying U.S. Climate Data, Fearing It Might Vanish Under Trump 
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Scientists Are Frantically Copying U.S. Climate Data, Fearing It Might Vanish Under Trump 

Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of...

Donald Trump's Pick for Labor Secretary Has Said Machines Are Cheaper, Easier to Manage than Humans
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Donald Trump's Pick for Labor Secretary Has Said Machines Are Cheaper, Easier to Manage than Humans

Fast food executive Andrew Puzder, who President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap as labor secretary, has advocated replacing some human workers with machines...

Robots Won't Kill the Workforce. They'll Save the Global Economy.
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Robots Won't Kill the Workforce. They'll Save the Global Economy.

The United Nations forecasts that the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, a big number that often prompts warnings about...

Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.
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Nate Silver Blew It When He Missed Trump. Now He Really Needs to Get It Right.

Nate Silver is on the downtown 1 train. Possibly because he looks like a (modestly) hip math teacher, and hardly looks up from his phone, he goes unrecognized until...

Big Debate About Shakespeare Finally Settled by Big Data
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Big Debate About Shakespeare Finally Settled by Big Data

For the first time and with a bit of help from computers and big data, the Oxford University Press will add Christopher Marlowe as a co-author in all three "Henry...

Want College to Pay Off? These Are the 50 Majors with the Highest Earnings.
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Want College to Pay Off? These Are the 50 Majors with the Highest Earnings.

Engineering and technology are among the most challenging fields of study in college, but all of that hard work apparently is paying off, as many of the top-earning...

China Has Now Eclipsed Us in AI Research
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China Has Now Eclipsed Us in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence.
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