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Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury
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Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband...

A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the 'dark Ages' of the Internet
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A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the 'dark Ages' of the Internet

A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab's Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreatsa...

For Driverless Cars, City-Like Test Sites Offer the ­npredictable
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For Driverless Cars, City-Like Test Sites Offer the ­npredictable

Automakers are turning to city-like test sites as they race to create the perfect self-driving car. 

5 Things That Give Self-Driving Cars Headaches
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5 Things That Give Self-Driving Cars Headaches

Fully automated cars don’t drink and drive, fall asleep at the wheel, text, talk on the phone or put on makeup while driving.

Smaller Chips May Depend on Vacuum Tube Technology
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Smaller Chips May Depend on Vacuum Tube Technology

Vacuum tubes may enjoy a resurgence as computer chips continue to shrink.

A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa
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A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa

Sidy Ndao aims to advance science, technology, engineering, and math skills in West Africa by organizing events such as the Pan-African Robotics Competition. 

Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says
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Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says

Never mind Terminator-like killer robots. Artificial intelligence researchers are grappling with more realistic questions like whether their creations will take...

Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks May Come First
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Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks May Come First

Imagine you are driving on a highway late at night when a big-rig truck closes in behind you.

When Websites Won't Take No for an Answer
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When Websites Won't Take No for an Answer

Harry Brignull, a user-experience consultant in Britain who helps websites and apps develop consumer-friendly features, has a professional bone to pick with sites...

Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence
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Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence

In its quest to maintain a United States military advantage, the Pentagon is aggressively turning to Silicon Valley’s hottest technology—artificial intelligence...

Police and Tech Giants Wrangle Over Encryption on Capitol Hill
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Police and Tech Giants Wrangle Over Encryption on Capitol Hill

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney of Manhattan, visited Washington late last month to argue his case on a pressing issue: encryption.

Moore's Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks For a Successor
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Moore's Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks For a Successor

For decades, the computer industry has been guided by a faith that engineers would always find a way to make the components on computer chips smaller, faster and...

The Minecraft Generation
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The Minecraft Generation

The extremely popular Minecraft computer game is turning children into a generation of computing tinkerers and engineers.

Europe Tried to Rein In Google. It Backfired.
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Europe Tried to Rein In Google. It Backfired.

Google is a top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance.

Arms Control Groups ­rge Human Control of Robot Weaponry
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Arms Control Groups ­rge Human Control of Robot Weaponry

Two international arms control groups on Monday issued a report that called for maintaining human control over a new generation of weapons that are increasingly...

Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing's Giants Take In Billions
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Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing's Giants Take In Billions

Imagine building an enormous beach resort, maybe the best in the world.

Italians, Helped By an App, Translate the Talmud
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Italians, Helped By an App, Translate the Talmud

The first Italian translation of the Babylonian Talmud has been completed after five years of work by scholars, linguists, philologists, editors, and computer scientists...

Website Seeks to Make Government Data Easier to Sift Through
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Website Seeks to Make Government Data Easier to Sift Through

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab on April 4 announced Data USA, designed to make it easier to sift through vast troves of government information...

­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival
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­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival

A $320-million project aims to bring the textile sector into the digital era by embedding sensors and semiconductors into fabrics. 

Apple's New Challenge: Learning How the ­.s. Cracked Its Iphone
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Apple's New Challenge: Learning How the ­.s. Cracked Its Iphone

Now that the United States government has cracked open an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting without Apple's help, the...
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