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The Weather Channel's Secret: Less Weather, More Clickbait
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The Weather Channel's Secret: Less Weather, More Clickbait

The writers and editors at the Weather Channel's weather.com don’t often talk about the weather.

A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm
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A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm

Against the odds, the Des Moines Register has just become one of the first newspapers to move into virtual reality.

Tim Cook Interview: The Iphone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture
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Tim Cook Interview: The Iphone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture

Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs's office.

Korea ­ps Its Robots Game
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Korea ­ps Its Robots Game

In 1976 an animated film called Robot Taekwon V captured Korean kids' imaginations with its tale of a superhero robot fending off giant machines bent on world domination...

The Cookies You Can't Crumble
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The Cookies You Can't Crumble

If you've used the Internet for longer than the iPhone has been around, you're probably familiar with cookies, those little packets of personal data that help load...

How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq
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How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq

In October 2010, a Federal Bureau of Investigation system monitoring U.S. Internet traffic picked up an alert.

Robots' Best Teachers Are Other Robots (in Cloud Networks)
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Robots' Best Teachers Are Other Robots (in Cloud Networks)

Earlier this year, a vaguely humanoid robot served juice to a researcher lying on a hospital bed.

The Bbc Doesn't Want to Be Forgotten By Google
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The Bbc Doesn't Want to Be Forgotten By Google

Since agreeing to comply with the European Court of Justice’s decision that people have the right to be forgotten, Google has received about 50,000 requests for...

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.

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.
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