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Silicon Valley's Big Three vs. Detroit's Golden-Age Big Three
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Silicon Valley's Big Three vs. Detroit's Golden-Age Big Three

Over the last 20 years, the technology industry has become the most powerful industry in the world, boasting seven of the 20 most profitable companies.

The 10 Best Computer Science Schools in Europe
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The 10 Best Computer Science Schools in Europe

A computer science degree from a top university can help graduates land their dream job. Which universities have the top computer science and information systems...

Top Hacker Conference to Target Voting Machines
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Top Hacker Conference to Target Voting Machines

Hackers will target American voting machines—as a public service, to prove how vulnerable they are. 

Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out
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Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out

Ross Diedrich had gone pale and raw-boned. The CEO of a year-old startup in Denver, he'd stay at his office until the middle of the night, go home and sleep for...

A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer
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A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer

The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling...

A Quarter of IT Pros Find Their Job Very Stressful
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A Quarter of IT Pros Find Their Job Very Stressful

A new report from Spiceworks describes what an average IT pro looks like, and uncovers some troubling issues.

Biology Needs More Staff Scientists
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Biology Needs More Staff Scientists

Most research institutions are essentially collections of independent laboratories, each run by principal investigators who head a team of trainees.

Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future
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Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas.

Video Games Can Make You a Better Writer
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Video Games Can Make You a Better Writer

While teachers traditionally encourage students to read more to become better writers, New York Institute of Technology English professor John Misak suggests relying...

A Robot Revolution, This Time in China
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A Robot Revolution, This Time in China

Even a decade ago, car manufacturing in China was still a fairly low-tech, labor-intensive endeavor.

Celebrating 10 Years of Scratch
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Celebrating 10 Years of Scratch

More than 800 events in almost 70 countries celebrated Scratch Day this month to recognize the kids' programming language and online community on its 10th anniversary...

A Trump Dividend for Canada? Maybe in Its A.I. Industry
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A Trump Dividend for Canada? Maybe in Its A.I. Industry

Amir Moravej, an Iranian computer engineer in Montreal, quietly worked last year on building software to help people navigate the Canadian immigration system.

As CS50 Expanded, Course Materials Became More Publicly Available
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As CS50 Expanded, Course Materials Became More Publicly Available

The enormous online popularity of Harvard's popular CS50 class made it easy for enrollees to find answers to problem sets on the Internet, potentially facilitating...

Possible Cheating Uncovered in Popular Harvard Computer Class
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Possible Cheating Uncovered in Popular Harvard Computer Class

Multiple Harvard students, possibly more than 60, have been suspected of cheating in the wildly popular CS50 computer science course and had their cases referred...

How to Prepare for an Automated Future
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How to Prepare for an Automated Future

We don't know how quickly machines will displace people's jobs, or how many they'll take, but we know it's happening—not just to factory workers but also to ...

Google and Facebook's Idealistic Futures Are Built on Ads
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Google and Facebook's Idealistic Futures Are Built on Ads

In 2011 a young computer scientist named Jeff Hammerbacher said something profound while explaining why he'd decided to leave Facebook—and the promise of a small...

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)
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Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone's job—perhaps your own?

The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics
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The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics

In October, when malware called Mirai took over poorly secured webcams and DVRs, and used them to disrupt internet access across the United States, I wondered who...

Software Startups Aim to Automate Bio Labs
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Software Startups Aim to Automate Bio Labs

Earlier this month, major tech consulting company Cambridge Consultants announced a partnership with Synthace, a small, U.K.-based software startup.

The US Takes On the World in NATO's Cyber War Games
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The US Takes On the World in NATO's Cyber War Games

Last year, Capt. Sean Ruddy and his team of operator-soldiers from the US Cyber Brigade entered a Locked Shields, a NATO-organized cyber-defense war game that pits...
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