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How Google Searches Pretty Much Nailed the New Hampshire Primary
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How Google Searches Pretty Much Nailed the New Hampshire Primary

Google's ability to look into the future of political contests just notched another win: New Hampshire.

How Microsoft's Video Game Tech Could Help Ms Patients
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How Microsoft's Video Game Tech Could Help Ms Patients

Microsoft, working with Novartis and three multiple sclerosis clinics in Europe, has created a prototype intelligent-camera system to track the disease's progress...

How to Get Online in Cuba
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How to Get Online in Cuba

Every afternoon, crowds of Cubans gather outside Havana's top hotels—mob boss Meyer Lansky's favorite Nacional de Cuba, Ernest Hemingway's old haunt Ambos Mundos...

The First Person to Hack the Iphone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage
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The First Person to Hack the Iphone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage

A few days before Thanksgiving, George Hotz, a 26-year-old hacker, invites me to his house in San Francisco to check out a project he’s been working on.

Zero to Expert in Eight Hours: These Robots Can Learn For Themselves
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Zero to Expert in Eight Hours: These Robots Can Learn For Themselves

A yellow robotic arm pauses over a pile of metal cylinders, snaps a photo, then proceeds to confidently pick pieces out of the jumble.

Apple's Deep Learning Curve
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Apple's Deep Learning Curve

In the world of artificial intelligence, one of the year's biggest coming-out parties is the Neural Information Processing Systems conference.

Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines
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Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines

When Google-parent Alphabet Inc. reported eye-popping earnings last week its executives couldn’t stop talking up the company's investments in machine learning and...

A Stanford Professor's Quest to Fix Driverless Cars' Major Flaw
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A Stanford Professor's Quest to Fix Driverless Cars' Major Flaw

Stanford University professor Chris Gerdes is exploring the issue of programming the computer systems of automated cars with ethical decision-making.

A Peek Inside Google's Efforts to Create a General-Purpose Robot
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A Peek Inside Google's Efforts to Create a General-Purpose Robot

Videos of Google-owned robots, some that look like mechanical bulls and others resembling humanoids from sci-fi movies, have been viewed more than 90 million times...

The Jocks of Computer Code Do It For the Job Offers
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The Jocks of Computer Code Do It For the Job Offers

At 21, Gennady Vladimirovich Korotkevich is already a legend. Tourist, as he's known online, is now the world's top sport programmer.

How Much of Your Audience Is Fake?
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How Much of Your Audience Is Fake?


You Aren't Good Enough to Win Money Playing Daily Fantasy Football
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You Aren't Good Enough to Win Money Playing Daily Fantasy Football

Every first-time player of daily fantasy football begins the new season undefeated, just like even the most hopeless NFL teams.

This Preschool Is For Robots
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This Preschool Is For Robots

On the seventh floor of Berkeley's technology research hall, a bright blue and yellow plastic ray gun sits on a long table, along with wooden spoons, model planes...

Why Gogo's Infuriatingly Expensive, Slow Internet Still Owns the Skies
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Why Gogo's Infuriatingly Expensive, Slow Internet Still Owns the Skies

In the fall of 2008, Louis C.K. was a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and delivered a soon-to-be-viral rant called "Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy...

Google's $6 Billion Miscalculation on the Eu
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Google's $6 Billion Miscalculation on the Eu

As the global elite gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and four other executives from the Internet...

Coders Balk at Making Apps Searchable
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Coders Balk at Making Apps Searchable

The giants of the Web have been pressing developers of mobile apps to index their content so it can be parsed by search engines or linked to from other sites.

Should a Driverless Car Decide Who Lives or Dies?
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Should a Driverless Car Decide Who Lives or Dies?

The gearheads in Detroit, Tokyo, and Stuttgart have mostly figured out how to build driverless vehicles. Even the Google guys seem to have solved the riddle.

How the ­.s. Finally Tracked Down a Hacker Kingpin
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How the ­.s. Finally Tracked Down a Hacker Kingpin

For the U.S., the extradition of Ercan Findikoglu shows the value of patience when it comes to pursuing suspected hacker kingpins.

America's Unwanted Ivy Leaguers Are Flocking to India
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America's Unwanted Ivy Leaguers Are Flocking to India

India's best and brightest students are being drawn back to their homeland, or not leaving in the first place, as the country's technology boom takes off. 

Google Ventures and the Search For Immortality
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Google Ventures and the Search For Immortality

"If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes," Bill Maris says one January afternoon in Mountain View, California.
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