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Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)
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Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)

The self-driving robots are coming to transform your job. Kind of. Also, very slowly.

Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone
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Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone

Apple describes its mobile devices as designed in California and assembled in China.

Crime Fighting Gets High-Tech Advances
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Crime Fighting Gets High-Tech Advances

When criminals are plotting, so are vigilant police departments.

How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other
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How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other

Just six months after joining Apple, Sal Soghoian's job was already on the line.

The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design
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The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

In 2011, the Dutch industrial giant Philips unveiled something it called the Microbial Home.

Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It
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Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It

Better batteries mean better products. They give us longer-lasting smartphones, anxiety-free electric transport, and potentially, more efficient energy storage...

Who Pays the Most, and Least, in Silicon Valley?
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Who Pays the Most, and Least, in Silicon Valley?

How much do workers at tech firms make?

Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence
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Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence

Time wasa software companies left inventing new hardware to others.

Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform
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Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

In some ways, Synthego looks like any other Silicon Valley startup.

The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots Use to Make Your Flight Better
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The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots Use to Make Your Flight Better

As you queue anxiously on the jet bridge, you pull out your tablet to see how much battery you've got left.

A New Startup Wants to Use Crispr to Diagnose Disease
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A New Startup Wants to Use Crispr to Diagnose Disease

In 2011, biologists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier published a landmark paper introducing the world to Crispr. The arcane family of bacterial proteins...

When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders
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When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders

On a fall day in 1999, in the heart of Silicon Valley, I arrived at a two-story, L-shaped structure off the 101 freeway. It was young Google's headquarters, and...

Silicon Valley's Latest Revolution: Cutting Out Wall Street
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Silicon Valley's Latest Revolution: Cutting Out Wall Street

When Snap went public last year, it sold 200 million shares; none of them carried any voting rights. When Spotify went public earlier this month, it raised no money...

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI
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Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company's software write music and beat humans at complex board games. What unlikely feats could...

The White House Loses Its Cybersecurity Brain Trust
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The White House Loses Its Cybersecurity Brain Trust

Today, the White House confirmed that cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce will head back to the National Security Agency, where he previously ran the nation's top...

AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells
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AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells

In 2007, I spent the summer before my junior year of college removing little bits of brain from rats, growing them in tiny plastic dishes, and poring over the ...

An Alternate Reality Game That Takes Freshmen Orientation to a New Level
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An Alternate Reality Game That Takes Freshmen Orientation to a New Level

A group of teenagers has been interrogating me for almost an hour.

Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More
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Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have little incentive...

The Leaked NSA Spy Tool That Hacked the World
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The Leaked NSA Spy Tool That Hacked the World

An elite Russian hacking team, a historic ransomware attack, an espionage group in the Middle East, and countless small time cryptojackers all have one thing in...

Inside the Command Center Keeping the Winter Olympics Safe
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Inside the Command Center Keeping the Winter Olympics Safe

It's a Sunday during the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, at one in the afternoon—at least in this simulation.
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