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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. 

Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go
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Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go

Google's latest effort to thaw relations with China involves an artificial intelligence pow-wow—and a few games of Go.

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.

The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!
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The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!

If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets...

Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.
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Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.

A London-based software startup called Improbable is living up to its name.

Automation Will Have a Bigger Impact on Jobs in Smaller Cities
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Automation Will Have a Bigger Impact on Jobs in Smaller Cities

The robot takeover will start in the smaller cities.

The Surprising Repercussions of Making AI Assistants Sound Human
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The Surprising Repercussions of Making AI Assistants Sound Human

Ask Alexa about the weather, and it'll tell you it's sunny and 75 in a pleasant monotone.

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.

Algorithm Replicates Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm
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Algorithm Replicates Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm

An algorithm and the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center helped a team of researchers identify and replicate neural circuitry that drove a...

3D-Printed 'Bionic Skin' Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch
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3D-Printed 'Bionic Skin' Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices on human skin to create what they call...

Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots
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Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots

Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate it, or via motion-planning...

Physical Keyboards Make Virtual Reality Typing Easier
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Physical Keyboards Make Virtual Reality Typing Easier

Computer scientists used a light-up virtual display, autocorrect algorithms, and a physical keyboard to assist head-mount-display users inputting text for home...

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.

CMU Researchers Create Touchpads With a Can of Spray Paint
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CMU Researchers Create Touchpads With a Can of Spray Paint

A team of CMU researchers can turn surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools as simple as a can of spray paint.

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...
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