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The Next Data Privacy Battle May Be Waged Inside Your Car
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The Next Data Privacy Battle May Be Waged Inside Your Car

Cars are becoming smarter than ever, with global positioning systems, Internet connections, data recorders and high-definition cameras.

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips
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Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

Not long after Gordon E. Moore proposed in 1965 that the number of transistors that could be etched on a silicon chip would continue to double approximately every...

When Doctors 'google' Their Patients
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When Doctors 'google' Their Patients

I remember when I first looked up a patient on Google.

When the Future Isn't a Keyboard
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When the Future Isn't a Keyboard

Intel says it has seen the future, and it doesn’t include a keyboard.

Viewing Where the Internet Goes
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Viewing Where the Internet Goes

Will 2014 be the year that the Internet is reined in?

Reading Your Palm For Security's Sake
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Reading Your Palm For Security's Sake

They aren't taking any chances at Barclays Bank in Britain.

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience
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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.

Into the Bitcoin Mines
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Into the Bitcoin Mines

On the flat lava plain of Reykjanesbaer, Iceland, near the Arctic Circle, you can find the mines of Bitcoin.

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots
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Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots

An international competition to pave the way for a new generation of rescue robots was dominated by a team of Japanese roboticists who were students in the laboratory...

Bitcoin Collides With Government Concerns
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Bitcoin Collides With Government Concerns

If Bitcoin is a bubble, as its critics contend, it is showing signs of deflation.

Officials Say ­.s. May Never Know Extent of Snowden's Leaks
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Officials Say ­.s. May Never Know Extent of Snowden's Leaks

American intelligence and law enforcement investigators have concluded that they may never know the entirety of what the former National Security Agency contractor...

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots
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Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots

BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat, and Atlas have joined Google's growing robot menagerie.

Nasa Probe May Help Solve Riddle of Mars's Missing Air
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Nasa Probe May Help Solve Riddle of Mars's Missing Air

NASA's next mission to Mars aims to answer one question: What happened to the air that once made the surface habitable?

Ibm to Announce More Powerful Watson via the Internet
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Ibm to Announce More Powerful Watson via the Internet

Welcome to the age of supercomputing for everyone.

Big Data's Little Brother
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Big Data's Little Brother

David Soloff is recruiting an army of "hyperdata" collectors.

Program Seeks to Nurture 'data Science Culture' at Universities
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Program Seeks to Nurture 'data Science Culture' at Universities

Academia at New York University, the University of Washington, and the University of California, Berkeley are collaborating on the Sloan Foundation's five-year...

Of Fact, Fiction and Defibrillators
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Of Fact, Fiction and Defibrillators

In a chilling episode of "Homeland" last year, a terrorist killed the vice president with a fiendishly clever weapon: a remote-control device that attacked the...

The Information-Gathering Paradox
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The Information-Gathering Paradox

Consumer trust is a vital currency for every big Internet company, which helps to explain why the giants of Silicon Valley have gone to great lengths in recent...

The ­mbilical Link of Man to Robot
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The ­mbilical Link of Man to Robot

Atlas doesn't shrug. But he teeters, loses his grip, stutters, and staggers.

Contractors See Weeks of Work on Health Site
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Contractors See Weeks of Work on Health Site

Federal contractors have identified most of the main problems crippling President Obama's online health insurance marketplace, but the administration has been slow...
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