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Cyberwar For Sale
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Cyberwar For Sale

On the morning of May 18, 2014, Violeta Lagunes was perplexed by a series of strange messages that appeared in her Gmail inbox.

The Biggest Digital Map of the Cosmos Ever Made
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The Biggest Digital Map of the Cosmos Ever Made

On the summit of Haleakala, a dormant volcano on the island of Maui in Hawaii, a telescope began clicking pictures of the night sky in 2010.

How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers For Its Cyberwar
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How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers For Its Cyberwar

Aleksandr B. Vyarya thought his job was to defend people from cyberattacks until, he says, his government approached him with a request to do the opposite.

Why the Computing Cloud Will Keep Growing and Growing
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Why the Computing Cloud Will Keep Growing and Growing

Jeff Bezos of Amazon, along with a couple of his rivals, may eventually control much of the $1 trillion global market for business computers and software.

Apple and Nokia Battle Over Cellphone Patents
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Apple and Nokia Battle Over Cellphone Patents

Apple's iPhone is a technological marvel.

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It's Automation.
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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It's Automation.

The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out...

The Great A.i. Awakening
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The Great A.i. Awakening

Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing...

Telescope That 'ate Astronomy' Is on Track to Surpass Hubble
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Telescope That 'ate Astronomy' Is on Track to Surpass Hubble

The next great space telescope spread its golden wings this month.

Why You Don't Have Much Neanderthal Dna in Your Genome
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Why You Don't Have Much Neanderthal Dna in Your Genome

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor about half a million years ago.

Five Possible Hacks to Worry About Before Election Day
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Five Possible Hacks to Worry About Before Election Day

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia dismisses the idea that he has the power to interfere with Tuesday's election.

Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target
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Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target

The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even...

Beyond Silicon: Squeezing More Out of Chips
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Beyond Silicon: Squeezing More Out of Chips

Ali Farhadi holds a puny $5 computer, called a Raspberry Pi, comfortably in his palm and exults that his team of researchers has managed to squeeze into it a powerful...

The Stakes Are Rising in Google's Antitrust Fight With Europe
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The Stakes Are Rising in Google's Antitrust Fight With Europe

Google is locked in a six-year battle with Europe's antitrust officials. And the stakes for both sides are getting higher.

The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own
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The Pentagon's 'terminator Conundrum': Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning...

A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered By Everyday Devices
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A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered By Everyday Devices

When surveillance cameras began popping up in the 1970s and '80s, they were welcomed as a crime-fighting tool, then as a way to monitor traffic congestion, factory...

If Planet Nine Is Out There, It Tilts Our Solar System
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If Planet Nine Is Out There, It Tilts Our Solar System

Most people think the eight planets in our solar system orbit the sun along a straight plane, like a disc on a record player.

Venus: Inhospitable, and Perhaps Instructional
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Venus: Inhospitable, and Perhaps Instructional

Venus is not a placid paradise—that much we know.

Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World
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Stepping ­p Security For an Internet-of-Things World

The vision of the so-called internet of things—giving all sorts of physical things a digital makeover—has been years ahead of reality. But that gap is closing fast...

­nder Hawaii's Starriest Skies, a Fight Over Sacred Ground
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­nder Hawaii's Starriest Skies, a Fight Over Sacred Ground

Little lives up here except whispering hopes and a little bug called Wekiu.

­.s. Tech Giants Are Investing Billions to Keep Data in Europe
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­.s. Tech Giants Are Investing Billions to Keep Data in Europe

In the battle to dominate Europe's cloud computing market, American tech giants are spending big to build up their local credibility.
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