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Andrew Schwartz: Brain Control For Artificial Limbs
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Andrew Schwartz: Brain Control For Artificial Limbs

When Jan Scheuermann grasped a chocolate bar and raised it to her mouth last year, it was a neuroscience breakthrough.

Can China Prevent Web Pseudonyms? Probably Not
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Can China Prevent Web Pseudonyms? Probably Not

Chinese Internet cops are at it again.

Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple Ceo Speaks
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Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple Ceo Speaks

Prior to his death on Oct. 5, 2011, Steve Jobs made sure that the elevation of Tim Cook—his longtime head of operations and trusted deputy—to Apple chief executive...

Desperate, Hockey Fans Root For Virtual Team
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Desperate, Hockey Fans Root For Virtual Team

Pat Hickey, who covered his first Montreal Canadiens game in 1968 for the now-defunct Montreal Star, and who has chronicled the team's exploits over the past 22...

A Short To-Do List For Intel's Next Ceo
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A Short To-Do List For Intel's Next Ceo

With Paul Otellini heading in May to the nearest 18-hole course, speculation is rampant about who will replace him.

Apple's Samsung Win Slams Asian Phone Makers
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Apple's Samsung Win Slams Asian Phone Makers

Samsung wasn't the only Asian smartphone maker to suffer through a Black Monday.

Cyberwars Reach a New Frontier: The Airport
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Cyberwars Reach a New Frontier: The Airport

It sounds like an air traveler's nightmare: a sophisticated software attack that allows hackers to access internal airport computer systems and manipulate data...

Dinner and a Robot: My Night Out With a Pr2
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Dinner and a Robot: My Night Out With a Pr2

On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of dining at the exclusive Willow Garage in Menlo Park, Calif.

Why Apple Will Turn to Holograms
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Why Apple Will Turn to Holograms

Look around your office hallway or college campus and you'll see people holding interactive panes of glass.

Would German-Style Apprenticeships Work in the ­.s.?
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Would German-Style Apprenticeships Work in the ­.s.?

In a world of high youth unemployment, where the supply of skilled labor often fails to match employer demand, Germany believes help can be found in its Dual Vocational...

In Silicon Valley, Hardware Is Hot Again
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In Silicon Valley, Hardware Is Hot Again

Since the mid-1990s Liam Casey, PCH International's chief executive officer, has helped technology companies with the nastiest task in Silicon Valley: building...

Zoran Popovi?: Recruiting Gamers to Fight Disease
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Zoran Popovi?: Recruiting Gamers to Fight Disease

Proteins are the workhorses of our cells: They turn food into energy and determine our health. Each one is a chain of molecules—sometimes thousands of links long—that...

'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?
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'Adaptive Radio': The Next Big Thing in Wireless?

James Collier is loping in a broad circle on the Midsummer Common in Cambridge, England, holding aloft a two-foot fiberglass antenna.

Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook's Ipo
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Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook's Ipo

The social network priced its shares at $38 apiece, valuing the company at $104 billion.

Daniela Rus's Robotic Sand
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Daniela Rus's Robotic Sand

History holds lessons, even for those designing futuristic robots.

High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser
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High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser

According to its New Jersey-based operator, Hibernia Atlantic, the $300 million Project Express will be 5.2 milliseconds faster than the AC-1, with an execution...

How Much Is a Tweet Worth?
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How Much Is a Tweet Worth?

The question has an almost koan-like quality. And yet at a time when the ranks of billion-dollar social-media companies keep growing (Instagram being the latest)...

Apple's War on Android
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Apple's War on Android

In her black robe and strand of white pearls, Lucy Koh projects the serious, deliberate demeanor befitting a U.S. District Court judge.

An App That Helps You Cozy ­p to Strangers
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An App That Helps You Cozy ­p to Strangers

Paul Davison is in a hurry. Not just to board the plane that's about to take him to his father's retirement party in San Diego, or to get through the talking points...

Behold the Cheetah Robot. The Singularity Is Nigh!
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Behold the Cheetah Robot. The Singularity Is Nigh!

Big defense budgets during the aughts financed the deployment of thousands of robots, including unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, to Iraq and Afghanistan...
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