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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.

Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business
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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business

Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data.

Feds Move to Ramp Up Cyber Hiring
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Feds Move to Ramp Up Cyber Hiring

The federal government will host the first-ever government-wide event to recruit new IT and cybersecurity talent, at a time when agencies and department are struggling...

'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.

You Are Already Living Inside a Computer
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You Are Already Living Inside a Computer

Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even ...

DHS Bars Government from Using Russia-Based Kaspersky Software
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DHS Bars Government from Using Russia-Based Kaspersky Software

In a move likely to escalate tensions between Washington and Moscow, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered all federal agencies to stop using software...

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles
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As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans.

The Only Safe Email Is Text-Only Email
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The Only Safe Email Is Text-Only Email

It's troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a ...

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 
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China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 

Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese...

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...

iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home
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iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home

About a month ago, iRobot CEO Colin Angle mentioned something about sharing Roomba mapping data in an interview with Reuters.

In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay
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In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay

Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car's curves look just right, they rely on one of the world's...

Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online
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Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online

As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters...

Fear of Robots Taking Jobs Spurs a Bold Idea: Guaranteed Pay
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Fear of Robots Taking Jobs Spurs a Bold Idea: Guaranteed Pay

Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants.

Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk
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Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk

In health care, you could say radiologists have typically had a pretty sweet deal.

Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance
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Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance

Banks already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to cover more employees in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal.

These Robots Are Using Static Electricity to Make Nikes
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These Robots Are Using Static Electricity to Make Nikes

The most labor intensive part of putting together a pair of Nikes is assembling the "upper"—the flexible part of the shoe that sits on top of your foot.

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles
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Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation (see "10 Breakthrough...

Robot Rolls With the Rules of Pedestrian Conduct
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Robot Rolls With the Rules of Pedestrian Conduct

Engineers at MIT have designed an autonomous robot with "socially aware navigation," that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing the general codes of pedestrian...

In Silicon Valley, the Right Sounds a Surprising Battle Cry: Regulate Tech Giants
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In Silicon Valley, the Right Sounds a Surprising Battle Cry: Regulate Tech Giants

A year ago, Andrew Torba would have balked at the idea of regulating the Internet.
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