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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...

California to Regulate Energy ­se of Desktop Computers and Monitors
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California to Regulate Energy ­se of Desktop Computers and Monitors

The California Energy Commission on Wednesday agreed to pass new regulations for energy efficiency in desktop computers and monitors.

Designing a Safer Battery For Smartphones (that Won't Catch Fire)
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Designing a Safer Battery For Smartphones (that Won't Catch Fire)

Mike Zimmerman likes to shock his guests by using a hammer to drive a nail through a solid polymer lithium metal battery.

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.

A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation
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A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation

A self-driving electric bus relying on laser sensors, global-positioning systems, and software is undergoing testing in Helsinki, Finland.

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

The Internet of Things could prove highly vulnerable to cyberattackers, according to a new study.

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 Pentagon has made artificial intelligence the core of its agenda to maintain the U.S. position as the world's leading military power.

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.
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