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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.

Search For Lost Jet Is Complicated By Geopolitics and Rivalries
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Search For Lost Jet Is Complicated By Geopolitics and Rivalries

The frantic hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been, in one way, a nearly miraculous display of international collaboration: 26 nations, many of them rivals...

Consortium Wants Standards For 'internet of Things'
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Consortium Wants Standards For 'internet of Things'

Attention: Internet of Things. For better or worse, big boys are in the room.

College Basketball Data Aplenty for Those Who Can Afford It
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College Basketball Data Aplenty for Those Who Can Afford It

When Butler fell a precious few inches short of winning a national championship in 2010, its players took the court during that season believing they were the most...

N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat
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N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for...

Revelations of N.s.a. Spying Cost ­.s. Tech Companies
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Revelations of N.s.a. Spying Cost ­.s. Tech Companies

Microsoft has lost customers, including the government of Brazil.

Ticket Pricing Puts 'lion King' Atop Broadway's Circle of Life
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Ticket Pricing Puts 'lion King' Atop Broadway's Circle of Life

How did "The Lion King" turn around its once-shaky fortunes and become the top-grossing show on Broadway in 2013, an unprecedented feat for long-running musicals...

­.s. Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost
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­.s. Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost

The uncertainties surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s disappearance are enormous, but naval strategists have been unraveling lost-at-sea mysteries as far...

N.s.a. Director Says Snowden Leaks Hamper Efforts Against Cyberattacks
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N.s.a. Director Says Snowden Leaks Hamper Efforts Against Cyberattacks

Gen. Keith B. Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, said Tuesday that the leaks by the former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden had slowed...

The Mammoth Cometh
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The Mammoth Cometh

The first time Ben Novak saw a passenger pigeon, he fell to his knees and remained in that position, speechless, for 20 minutes.

Syria War Stirs New ­.S. Debate on Cyberattacks
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Syria War Stirs New ­.S. Debate on Cyberattacks

Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and theNational Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured...

Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role
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Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role

Q. What leadership lessons have you learned from your predecessor, Steve Ballmer?

At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You
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At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You

Visitors to Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport may notice the bright, clean lighting that now blankets the cavernous interior, courtesy of 171 recently...

Liquid-Cooled Supercomputers, to Trim the Power Bill
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Liquid-Cooled Supercomputers, to Trim the Power Bill

Submerging supercomputers and servers in oil or other liquids to cool them off might offer a way to reduce their massive energy consumption. 

Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen
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Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen

The Wikipedia Foundation formed a team of software developers to focus on developing the site for use with mobile devices. 

When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd
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When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd

Hey, big spenders.

Capturing Football's Snaps, Crackles, and Pops in Madden Nfl
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Capturing Football's Snaps, Crackles, and Pops in Madden Nfl

The football players strutted down a 40-yard strip of synthetic turf, yelling, jumping and flailing their arms to whip the fans into a frenzy.

Building a Better Battery
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Building a Better Battery

Some battery industry experts advise focusing on improving batteries by taking small steps, rather than trying to reinvent the battery itself. 

Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School
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Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School

In three states, not a single girl took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science last year. In eight states, no Hispanic students took it. And in 11 states...
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