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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.

Google Puts Money on Robots, ­sing the Man Behind Android
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Google Puts Money on Robots, ­sing the Man Behind Android

In an out-of-the-way Google office, two life-size humanoid robots hang suspended in a corner.

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.

Nest's Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation
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Nest's Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation

Tony Fadell is the founder and chief executive of Nest, a company that is trying to bring a high-end technology experience to some of the most prosaic areas of...

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry
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As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry

On Stanford University’s sprawling campus, where a long palm-lined drive leads to manicured quads, humanities professors produce highly regarded scholarship on...

Making Robots More Like ­S
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Making Robots More Like ­S

On a recent morning Natanel Dukan walked into the Paris offices of the French robot maker Aldebaran and noticed one of the company's humanoid NAO robots sitting...

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...

On a New Jersey Islet, Twilight of the Landline
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On a New Jersey Islet, Twilight of the Landline

Hurricane Sandy devastated this barrier island community of multimillion-dollar homes, but in Peter Flihan's view, Verizon Communications has delivered a second...

N.s.a. Director Gives Firm and Broad Defense of Surveillance Efforts
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N.s.a. Director Gives Firm and Broad Defense of Surveillance Efforts

The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, said in an interview that to prevent terrorist attacks he saw no effective alternative to...

All Is Fair in Love and Twitter
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All Is Fair in Love and Twitter

Right in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco's financial district, there is a rinky-dink playground with slides, ladders, and firefighter...

And Then Steve Said, 'let There Be an Iphone'
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And Then Steve Said, 'let There Be an Iphone'

The 55 miles from Campbell to San Francisco make for one of the nicest commutes anywhere.

As F.b.i. Pursued Snowden, an E-Mail Service Stood Firm
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As F.b.i. Pursued Snowden, an E-Mail Service Stood Firm

One day last May, Ladar Levison returned home to find an F.B.I. agent's business card on his Dallas doorstep.

Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online, It Might Cost You
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Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online, It Might Cost You

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself," wrote Walt Whitman, America's great bard of self-promotion.

Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles For Status
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Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles For Status

Tien Wu, chief operating officer of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, has a problem: the brightest young people in Taiwan do not want to work in the island’s...

Intel's Extensive Makeover
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Intel's Extensive Makeover

While Apple talked about a couple of new products on Tuesday, Intel, with much less fanfare, talked about the transformation of a world, and itself.

Imagining a Cyberattack on the Power Grid
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Imagining a Cyberattack on the Power Grid

It's electrifying.

Drug Agents ­se Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.s.a.'s
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Drug Agents ­se Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.s.a.'s

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that...

How Surveillance Changes Behavior: A Restaurant Workers Case Study
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How Surveillance Changes Behavior: A Restaurant Workers Case Study

Surveillance is certainly much in the news lately. Most notably, of course, there is the continuing outcry over the National Security Agency’s call-tracking program...
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