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Can Google Design a Car Touchscreen That Isn't a Dangerous Distraction?
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Can Google Design a Car Touchscreen That Isn't a Dangerous Distraction?

Automakers are increasingly integrating touchscreens into vehicles—to the dismay of safe-driving advocates, who justifiably fear people are already too distracted...

Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile
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Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Samsung introduced new software for its tablets, called the Magazine UX.

Samsung-Apple Smartphone Battleground Is Single Atom Thick
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Samsung-Apple Smartphone Battleground Is Single Atom Thick

The main battleground between Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. in the global smartphone market is moving from courtrooms to the laboratory, amid a race for...

Hackers Devise Wireless Methods For Stealing Atm Users' Pins
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Hackers Devise Wireless Methods For Stealing Atm Users' Pins

Pilfering the personal identification numbers of financial accounts, a potential jackpot for hackers, is tougher to pull off thanks to data encryption and other...

The U.s. Government Wants 6,000 New 'cyber Warriors' By 2016
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The U.s. Government Wants 6,000 New 'cyber Warriors' By 2016

The Pentagon plans to triple its cybersecurity staff by 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced recently.

Stodgy, Old Baseball Invents the Future of Instant Replay
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Stodgy, Old Baseball Invents the Future of Instant Replay

Major League Baseball is not inclined to tinker much with America's pastime, aside from the occasional tweak to the number of teams in the playoffs.

With Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, a Virtual Battleground May Finally Be Here
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With Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, a Virtual Battleground May Finally Be Here

Virtual reality has never quite materialized for most consumers.

The ­nlikely Tale of How Arm Came to Rule the World
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The ­nlikely Tale of How Arm Came to Rule the World

This is a story about ARM Holdings, the mobile technology company.

Willow Garage's Last Days
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Willow Garage's Last Days

In 2006, Scott Hassan, a prolific software engineer, started a research lab dedicated to robotics called Willow Garage.

How Airbus Is Debugging the A350
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How Airbus Is Debugging the A350

A few times a month, Airbus Flight Test Engineer Patrick du Ché stands up from his desk, takes off his jacket and tie, walks to the coat rack in the corner of his...

The Race to Buy the Human Brains Behind Deep Learning Machines
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The Race to Buy the Human Brains Behind Deep Learning Machines

Any aspiring science fiction writer looking for a good protagonist could do worse than ripping off the Wikipedia page for Demis Hassabis.

The Inside Story of Tor, the Best Internet Anonymity Tool the Government Ever Built
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The Inside Story of Tor, the Best Internet Anonymity Tool the Government Ever Built

Last year, Edward Snowden turned over to the Guardian, a British newspaper, some 58,000 classified U.S. government documents.

The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge
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The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge

Consider the tweet.

How BlackBerry Finally Found Its Buyer
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How BlackBerry Finally Found Its Buyer

The BlackBerry melodrama may finally be coming to a close.

The Nba Will Now Track Every Player's Movements
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The Nba Will Now Track Every Player's Movements

The National Basketball Association announced a contract with sports information company Stats to install player-tracking camera systems in every arena beginning...

Vending Machines Get Smart to Accommodate the Cashless
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Vending Machines Get Smart to Accommodate the Cashless

More than 40 percent of U.S. adults say they can go a week without paying for something with cash, according to a survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports last year...

How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon—or Blame the Wrong Guy
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How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon—or Blame the Wrong Guy

Think of it as big data meets "Minority Report."

Medical Hacking Poses a Terrifying Threat, in Theory
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Medical Hacking Poses a Terrifying Threat, in Theory

In the world of hypothetical cybercrime, not much is scarier than the hacked medical device.

New ATM Designs Imitate Online and Mobile Banking
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New ATM Designs Imitate Online and Mobile Banking

Before heading to lunch, Kirsten Keary-Taylor, 29, uses an iPhone app to request $20 from a nearby ATM. Passing the cash machine on her way out, she scans it with...

Privacy Paradox: Americans Happy to Share Personal Data With Big Business
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Privacy Paradox: Americans Happy to Share Personal Data With Big Business

It's official: Americans may freak out when government collects their data to track terrorists, but they would happily have banks use it to catch some jerk trying...
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