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­.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.

The Problem With Google's 'star Trek' Computer
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The Problem With Google's 'star Trek' Computer

Google is hoping to develop its Assistant, a Siri-like technology to be included on the company's new smartphones and other products, into something like the computer...

A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find
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A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?

Modern Technology ­nlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll
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Modern Technology ­nlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll

Biblical scholars in Israel used technology developed by University of Kentucky computer scientists to examine an ancient charred scroll virtually with a digital...

In Backing Autonomous Cars, ­.s. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out
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In Backing Autonomous Cars, ­.s. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out

The Obama administration's approach to hands-free driving is remarkably hands-off.

Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?
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Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

This is the year artificial intelligence came into its own for mainstream businesses, at least as a marketing feature.

A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can't Do It All Yet
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A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can't Do It All Yet

Jitendra Malik, a researcher in computer vision for three decades, doesn't own a Tesla, but he has advice for people who do.

Your Car's New Software Is Ready. Update Now?
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Your Car's New Software Is Ready. Update Now?

Tired of your vehicle and its aging, limited features? Don’t trade it in just yet. Download new software instead.

Nasa Aims at an Asteroid Holding Clues to the Solar System's Roots
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Nasa Aims at an Asteroid Holding Clues to the Solar System's Roots

For the next two years, NASA's latest robotic spacecraft will be chasing down an asteroid near Earth in the hopes of scooping up some of the most primordial bits...

Does the Messaging Service Telegram Take Privacy Too Far?
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Does the Messaging Service Telegram Take Privacy Too Far?

The encryption of digital information is considered the best protection against hackers, snoops or potential enemies looking to poke around into private exchanges...

No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data
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No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

Two robotic sailboats trace lawn-mower-style paths across the violent surface of the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska.

How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone
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How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone

Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location?

A Call From Outer Space, or a Cosmic Wrong Number?
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A Call From Outer Space, or a Cosmic Wrong Number?

It's probably just a piece of cosmic spam, the astrophysical equivalent of butt dialing. But nobody really knows for sure.

How Driverless Cars May Interact With People
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How Driverless Cars May Interact With People

There are plenty of unanswered questions about how self-driving cars would function in the real world, like understanding local driving customs and handing controls...

G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p
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G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p

It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking...

Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check
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Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check

On a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore, Shvilla Rasheem arrived in Indianapolis, but her luggage did not.

China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications
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China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications

China launched the world's first quantum communications satellite from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday, a major step in the country’s bid to be at the forefront of...

Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance
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Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance

A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin will come to occupy a central place...

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s
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How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly...

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things
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Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light...
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