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A Brief History of SETI@Home
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A Brief History of SETI@Home

The year was 1999, and the people were going online. AOL, Compuserve, mp3.com, and AltaVista loaded bit by bit after dial-up chirps, on screens across the world...

The VR Future Is Here but No One Can Agree on a Name for It
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The VR Future Is Here but No One Can Agree on a Name for It

At the VR keynote at Google's IO developer conference, a slide appeared on screen to start the morning's presentation. Clay Bavor, head of AR and VR for Google,...

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.

Citizen Science Campaign to Aid Disaster Response
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Citizen Science Campaign to Aid Disaster Response

Researchers have developed an app that allows volunteers to aid disaster recovery and relief efforts by comparing satellite images. The general public is invited...

Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That
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Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

Headlines about mass data breaches have become ominously routine, and yet password convenience still trumps security for most people.

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...

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...

The Easter Egg Puzzles that Are Hiding Inside Video Games
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The Easter Egg Puzzles that Are Hiding Inside Video Games

Brad Hill knew what the jumbled letters represented, but he had no idea where they would lead.

Next List 2017 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future
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Next List 2017 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future

Microsoft will build computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple's. Robots will 3-D-print cool shoes that are personalized just for you.

Facebook Plays Vital Role in Reducing Government Corruption, Researchers Find
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Facebook Plays Vital Role in Reducing Government Corruption, Researchers Find

A Virginia Tech economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against...

President Trump's New Order Gives China Tech Opportunity To 'Hire American' Too
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President Trump's New Order Gives China Tech Opportunity To 'Hire American' Too

The same week that President Trump issued his hire American executive order, the president of one of China's top tech companies said his company wants to do the...

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.

Kees Immink: The Man Who Put Compact Discs on Track
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Kees Immink: The Man Who Put Compact Discs on Track

Remember vinyl records? More specifically, do you remember the way vinyl records skip when they're dusty or scratched?

How YouTube's Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media
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How YouTube's Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media

At the age of 21, David Pakman started a little Massachusetts community radio talk program.

Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85
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Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85

Like many inventions, the internet was the work of countless hands. But perhaps no one deserves more credit for that world-changing technological leap than Robert...

Analytics Reach the Rec League
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Analytics Reach the Rec League

On a recent rainy night, about two dozen spectators gathered at an Equinox Sports Club on the Upper West Side to watch a basketball game: the X-Men vs. Almost Famous...

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Personal, Social, Workplace Problems
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Smartphone Addiction Leads to Personal, Social, Workplace Problems

Heavy smartphone usage leads to personal, social, and workplace problems for users who feel a compulsive need to be on their phones, researchers say.

Japan Automakers Look to Robots to Keep Elderly On the Move  
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Japan Automakers Look to Robots to Keep Elderly On the Move  

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly...

The DIY Electronics Transforming Research
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The DIY Electronics Transforming Research

A research subject watches a brush slowly stroking a rubber hand on a table in front of her, while her own hand—hidden from view—experiences the same stimulation...

Vector Institute Is Just the Latest in Canada's AI Expansion
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Vector Institute Is Just the Latest in Canada's AI Expansion

Canadian researchers have been behind some recent major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Now, the country is betting on becoming a big player in one of...
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