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New Dimension in Scoreboard Watching
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New Dimension in Scoreboard Watching

The seemingly endless prairie that blankets this part of the United States would seem to be an unlikely place for one of the largest makers of sports video displays...

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In Gaza, Epithets Are Fired and Euphemisms Give Shelter

The Gaza-based interior ministry advises its supporters in a YouTube video that whenever talking about the dead, "always add 'an innocent citizen.' "

Real-Life Illness in a Virtual World
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Real-Life Illness in a Virtual World

A 3-D animated creature, affectionately named Gerald, appears to walk in circles while floating in front of an elaborate viewer that resembles something from an...

Intel, Qualcomm and Others Compete For 'internet of Things' Standard
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Intel, Qualcomm and Others Compete For 'internet of Things' Standard

If the stakes are big enough, companies will compete even for something that is supposed to be free to all comers.

Principles Are No Match For Europe's Love of U.s. Web Titans
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Principles Are No Match For Europe's Love of U.s. Web Titans

On weekends, Guillaume Rosquin browses the shelves of local bookstores in Lyon, France.

New N.s.a. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable
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New N.s.a. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable

The newly installed director of the National Security Agency says that while he has seen some terrorist groups alter their communications to avoid surveillance...

Larry Page on Google's Many Arms
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Larry Page on Google's Many Arms

One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.

Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna
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Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna

As he puts it in the subtitle of his memoir, "Neanderthal Man," Svante Paabo goes in search of lost genomes.

Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones
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Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

In a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesdayunanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones...

Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough
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Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough

Modern computers are not unlike the looms of the industrial revolution: They follow programmed instructions to weave intricate patterns.

­nblinking Eyes Track Employees
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­nblinking Eyes Track Employees

A digital Big Brother is coming to work, for better or worse.

As Robotics Advances, Worries of Killer Robots Rise
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As Robotics Advances, Worries of Killer Robots Rise

From driverless cars to delivery drones, a new generation of robots is about to revolutionize the way people work, drive and shop.

Losing the Key
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Losing the Key

In this age of rapid transformation, the house key has been surprisingly resistant to change.

Intelligence Too Big For a Single Machine
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Intelligence Too Big For a Single Machine

Ever since the computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence in 1955, the field has gone through cycles of boundless optimism and sobering...

If Robots Drove, How Much Safer Would Roads Be?
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If Robots Drove, How Much Safer Would Roads Be?

Human error is the culprit in 93 percent of automobile crashes—including the pileup last weekend that left Tracy Morgan in critical condition, caused, prosecutors...

Cyberattack Insurance a Challenge For Business
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Cyberattack Insurance a Challenge For Business

Julia Roberts's smile is insured. So are Heidi Klum’s legs, Daniel Craig's body and Jennifer Lopez's derrière.

American Businesses in China Feel Heat of a Cyberdispute
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American Businesses in China Feel Heat of a Cyberdispute

A top Chinese general was in a combative mood as he presided recently over an international security forum at a historic hotel near the Forbidden City. Among the...

Automating Cybersecurity
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Automating Cybersecurity

If only computers themselves were smart enough to fight off malevolent hackers.

Nsa Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images
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Nsa Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

The U.S. National Security Agency is intercepting massive numbers of facial images for use in facial-recognition programs.

Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data
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Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data

Scientists in the Netherlands have moved a step closer to overriding one of Albert Einstein's most famous objections to the implications of quantum mechanics, which...
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