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Video Games Are Now So Beautiful Players Are Spending Hours Framing Stunning Works of Internet Art
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Video Games Are Now So Beautiful Players Are Spending Hours Framing Stunning Works of Internet Art

To capture the perfect lighting, Rasmus Furbo directed Spider-Man to crouch on top of a queen-size bed.

A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers
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A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to children, raising questions about the ethics of child software...

Charlotte and Austin Outrank San Francisco in Study of Best Places to Work in Tech
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Charlotte and Austin Outrank San Francisco in Study of Best Places to Work in Tech

The best places to live and work for tech professionals aren't in San Francisco or even the West Coast, according to a new study which offers a snapshot of the...

White House Wooing Tech Workers for Tours of Duty in Government
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White House Wooing Tech Workers for Tours of Duty in Government

The White House plans to convene technology giants including Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft, and IBM on Monday and urge them to make it easier for their workers...

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

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...

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...

Trump's Tariffs Won't Bite Apple, Illustrating Tim Cook's Political Sway
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Trump's Tariffs Won't Bite Apple, Illustrating Tim Cook's Political Sway

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has been one of President Trump's staunchest critics in Silicon Valley, opposing the White House on immigration, climate change and...

Tech Didn't Spot Russian Interference During the Last Election. Now It's Asking Law Enforcement for Help.
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Tech Didn't Spot Russian Interference During the Last Election. Now It's Asking Law Enforcement for Help.

Silicon Valley companies and law enforcement are starting to talk about how to ward off meddling by malicious actors including Russia on social media in the November...

Why Academics Cannot Be Reduced to Summary Statistics
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Why Academics Cannot Be Reduced to Summary Statistics

The primary means by which universities measure research impact and teaching excellence rely heavily on flawed metrics. And they are particularly flawed if you...

The U.S. Once Again Has the World's Fastest Supercomputer. Keep Up the Hustle.
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The U.S. Once Again Has the World's Fastest Supercomputer. Keep Up the Hustle.

The United States has knocked China out of the No. 1 position in supercomputing.

Google to Drop Pentagon AI Contract After Employee Objections to the 'Business of War'
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Google to Drop Pentagon AI Contract After Employee Objections to the 'Business of War'

Google will not seek to extend its contract next year with the Defense Department for artificial intelligence used to analyze drone video, squashing a controversial...

The Surprising Return of the Repo Man
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The Surprising Return of the Repo Man

The computer in the spotter car shouted "Hide!," and repo agent Derek Lewis knew that meant to keep driving like nothing had happened.

What the Life and Death of Cambridge Analytica Tells Us about Politics, and Ourselves
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What the Life and Death of Cambridge Analytica Tells Us about Politics, and Ourselves

The demise of Cambridge Analytica this week may bring a fleeting sense of relief to those worried about personal data being used to shape how they vote, or even...

Disney Unveils a Prototype Virtual-Reality Jacket to Simulate Hugs, Punches and a Snake Slithering Across Your Body
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Disney Unveils a Prototype Virtual-Reality Jacket to Simulate Hugs, Punches and a Snake Slithering Across Your Body

A big, green snake slithers up your body, squeezing your rib cage, but you're not afraid. It's strangely exhilarating.

Lawmakers Hope to Use Facebook's 'Oil Spill' Privacy Mishap to Usher In Sweeping New Laws
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Lawmakers Hope to Use Facebook's 'Oil Spill' Privacy Mishap to Usher In Sweeping New Laws

It was October 2010, and two members of Congress were furious with Facebook.

'Flippy,' the Fast Food Robot, Temporarily Decommissioned for Being Too Slow
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'Flippy,' the Fast Food Robot, Temporarily Decommissioned for Being Too Slow

After a single day of working as a cook at a Caliburger location in Pasadena this week, Flippy the burger-flipping robot has stopped flipping.

Don't Blame China, Mr. President. Blame the Robots.
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Don't Blame China, Mr. President. Blame the Robots.

Mr. President, if you're looking for someone to demonize for killing blue-collar jobs in your favorite industries, don't blame China and "bad trade deals." Blame...

Shake-Up at Facebook Highlights Tension in Race For AI
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Shake-Up at Facebook Highlights Tension in Race For AI

Facebook's hiring of French artificial-intelligence trailblazer Yann LeCun in 2013 to start its AI Research lab signaled that the social-media giant was serious...

China's Breathtaking Transformation Into a Scientific Superpower
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China's Breathtaking Transformation Into a Scientific Superpower

The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial "Science & Engineering Indicators," a voluminous document describing...

Nsa Is Losing Top Talent At A Worrisome Rate
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Nsa Is Losing Top Talent At A Worrisome Rate

The U.S. National Security Agency is losing its top talent at a worrisome rate as highly skilled personnel take higher-paying, more flexible jobs in the private...
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