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Google's Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel
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Google's Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel

Humans might be the one problem Google can't solve.

For U.s. Companies That Challenge China, the Risk of Digital Reprisal
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For U.s. Companies That Challenge China, the Risk of Digital Reprisal

Two large American steel makers, U.S. Steel and Allegheny Technologies, each lost confidential files giving access to their computer networks.

Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens
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Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens

Touch screens are ubiquitous on tablets and smartphones, but their flat glass surfaces can hinder close reading and accurate typing.

After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool
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After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool

Google will announce by the end of the month a mechanism for consumers to request that links to information about them be removed from the company’s search engine...

Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research
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Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research

Remember the prediction that one day your oven would be connected to the Internet and have the ability to talk to your car?

European Court Lets ­sers Erase Records on Web
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European Court Lets ­sers Erase Records on Web

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday said Google should allow online users to erase links to content about them after a certain amount of time. 

A Synthetic Biology Conference Lures an Intriguing Audience
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A Synthetic Biology Conference Lures an Intriguing Audience

When does a scientific conference warrant the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security?

Your Digital Trail Follows You to the Border
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Your Digital Trail Follows You to the Border

Information, money and jobs flow easily around the world, yet it’s getting tougher for travelers to cross some borders.

Devices That Know How We Really Feel
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Devices That Know How We Really Feel

Admit it: Sometimes you just want to punch your PC, or slap your smartphone, or knock your notebook.

Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online
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Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online

Whoever said, "Money can't buy you friends," clearly hasn’t been on the Internet recently.

Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants
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Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed torn as it considered a pair of cases about whether the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

Few Consumers Are Buying Premise of Mobile Wallets
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Few Consumers Are Buying Premise of Mobile Wallets

Millions of Americans use smartphones for tasks like hailing a taxi or checking in for a flight. But for buying something in a store?

Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense
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Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided journalists a trove of classified documents, retained a well-known Washington defense...

Conjuring Images of a Bionic Future
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Conjuring Images of a Bionic Future

Dick Loizeaux recently found himself meandering through a noisy New York nightclub.

­p Close on Baseball's Borders
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­p Close on Baseball's Borders

Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated has called the line running through Connecticut that separates Yankee fans and Red Sox fans the Munson-Nixon line.

Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction
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Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction

Given the fast-paced changes that happen in technology, predicting the future has become more fun than guessing who will win the Super Bowl or "Dancing With the...

The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.
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The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.

The best way to think about Aereo, the company at the center of this week's Supreme Court battle over the future of computing, is as an example of legal performance...

Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East
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Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East

Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of behaving in a "19th-century fashion" because of its annexation of Crimea.

Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines
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Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines

They came in through the Chinese takeout menu.

If You Like Immersion, You'll Love This Reality
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If You Like Immersion, You'll Love This Reality

The news that Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual reality start-up, Oculus VR, might strike you as a bit zany.
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