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Are There Any Benefits to Losing Our Privacy?
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Are There Any Benefits to Losing Our Privacy?

In a digital world, our every move can be tracked, collected and analysed.

Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the Nsa
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Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the Nsa

Whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations have revealed that a huge capability resides within America's National Security Agency to collect and analyse communications...

Is Google Autocomplete Evil?
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Is Google Autocomplete Evil?

"Women shouldn't have rights." "Women shouldn't vote." "Women shouldn't work."

Twitter: Tweets and Hashtags Will Shape How We Think
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Twitter: Tweets and Hashtags Will Shape How We Think

One day, a user of Twitter decided to do something no else had tried before.

Picture This: Is There Life After Photoshop?
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Picture This: Is There Life After Photoshop?

For almost all its 23-year existence, Photoshop has dominated the digital retouching and design world.

How Wearable Technology Could Transform Business
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How Wearable Technology Could Transform Business

Once upon a time seeing your life flash before your eyes was something people did their best to avoid. The arrival of Google Glass seems to have changed that.

What Would Happen If All Satellites Stopped Working?
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What Would Happen If All Satellites Stopped Working?

We may not always realise it, but we depend on space technology orbiting the Earth.

Apple: An End to Skeuomorphic Design?
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Apple: An End to Skeuomorphic Design?

Why do most smartphones make a clicking noise, like a camera shutter closing, when you take a picture with them? Why do the virtual pages of a book on a tablet...

Qwerty Keyboards: Time For a Rethink?
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Qwerty Keyboards: Time For a Rethink?

Q-W-E-R-T-Y. Six letters that define so much of our waking lives.

Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future
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Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future

For a man that made his career out of helping millions of people find their way around, Lars Rasmussen is frank about his own navigational shortcomings.

Becoming Biohackers: Learning the Game
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Becoming Biohackers: Learning the Game

When you have lunch courtesy of the FBI, you are offered chicken Caesar salad, hamburger, or fish.

The Small Business of 2063
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The Small Business of 2063

Our world is changing faster than ever and, in recent years, a number of transformative technologies have moved from science fiction and the research and development...

Computer Code Frees ­S to Think in New Ways
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Computer Code Frees ­S to Think in New Ways

At the start of 2012, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York tweeted: "My New Year's resolution is to learn to code with Codecademy."

How Hackers Exploit 'the Seven Deadly Sins'
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How Hackers Exploit 'the Seven Deadly Sins'

This isn't the high tech wizardry of Hollywood but is a good, old-fashioned confidence trick.

The Psychology of Tetris
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The Psychology of Tetris

Shapes fall from the sky, all you have to do is to control how they fall and fit within each other.

Lenovo's Quest to Be Cool
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Lenovo's Quest to Be Cool

China's Lenovo is on a roll. It has just been named the world's number one PC seller, and it has rapidly won the number two spot in mobile phones in its home market...

Can Schools Survive in the Age of the Web?
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Can Schools Survive in the Age of the Web?

If you fancy a top-class education but can't afford the fee or the time, there is now an alternative.

I Meet Tumblr Whizz-Kid David Karp
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I Meet Tumblr Whizz-Kid David Karp

There's a joke running around about social media: Facebook is how you want people to see you, Twitter is how you see yourself; Tumblr is—"Hey look! Funny cat picture...

Stuxnet Shifts the Cyber Arms Race ­p a Gear
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Stuxnet Shifts the Cyber Arms Race ­p a Gear

Over the last 25 years we've seen a massive change in how we think about information.

Alan Turing: Why the Tech World's Hero Should Be a Household Name
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Alan Turing: Why the Tech World's Hero Should Be a Household Name

I've worked in computing, and more specifically computer networking, nearly all my life. It's an industry in a constant state of innovation, always pushing beyond...
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