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Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game
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Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game

The air sings with four-letter words. The iPad sits stoic as fingers poke, jab, and prod at its screen.

Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley
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Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley

The days of unqualified praise from Washington are over for the country's biggest tech companies, whose size and power are increasingly drawing attacks from both...

'RoVR' Brings Man's Best Friend to Virtual Reality
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'RoVR' Brings Man's Best Friend to Virtual Reality

"RoVR is a virtual reality and augmented reality simulator dog simulator for people who can't accommodate a living, breathing pet.

How Facebook Changed the Spy Game
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How Facebook Changed the Spy Game

Any doubt that Russia has been running a strategically targeted disinformation campaign in the United States was erased on Wednesday, when Facebook revealed that...

Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech's Hot Prospects
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Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech's Hot Prospects

Engineers at CTA.ai, an imaging-technology start-up in Poland, are trying to popularize a more comfortable alternative to the colonoscopy.

How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made
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How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made

We inhabit a small planet orbiting a medium-sized star about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the Milky Way galaxy—around where Track 2 on an LP record...

The Enduring Legacy of Zork
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The Enduring Legacy of Zork

In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated...

The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
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The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

The technology world's $400 billion-and-up club—long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon—needs to make room...

'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.

Inside Sony's Search for the Next Walkman
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Inside Sony's Search for the Next Walkman

Sony Corp., which is emerging from five years of brutal restructuring that gutted its workforce and product lineup, wants to show off a few new things.

Nvidia and Remedy Use Neural Networks for Eerily Good Facial Animation
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Nvidia and Remedy Use Neural Networks for Eerily Good Facial Animation

Remedy, the developer behind the likes of Alan Wake and Quantum Break, has teamed up with GPU-maker Nvidia to streamline one of the more costly parts of modern...

Robots, Start Your Engines!
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Robots, Start Your Engines!

There's nothing like a throw-down to push new technologies out to the masses.

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...

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.

Artificially Intelligent Painters Invent New Styles of Art
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Artificially Intelligent Painters Invent New Styles of Art

Now and then, a painter like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso comes along and turns the art world on its head. Could the next big shake-up be the work of a machine...

Engineering Laughter
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Engineering Laughter

Ajitesh Srivastava, a USC Viterbi computer science Ph.D. candidate, spends his free time entertaining crowds at L.A.'s comedy clubs.

From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel
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From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel

John Urschel is a doctoral candidate in math at MIT and an offensive lineman with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.

The Beeping, Gargling History of Gaming's Most Iconic Sounds
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The Beeping, Gargling History of Gaming's Most Iconic Sounds

The bouncy beeps of Pac-Man. The percussive build-up in Legend of Zelda. The effusive gibberish of The Sims. The sounds in videogames tell us to speed up, start...

Gaze Upon Jupiter's Enormity in This Amazing Fly-By Video
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Gaze Upon Jupiter's Enormity in This Amazing Fly-By Video

Latest view of Jupiter from NASA's Juno spacecraft from Enneagon on Vimeo.

Computer Scientist to Boost Interactivity of Museum's History, Holdings
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Computer Scientist to Boost Interactivity of Museum's History, Holdings

James Miller,  associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas, is exploring new ways to open the Spencer Museum...
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