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Getting Everyday Objects to Think
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Getting Everyday Objects to Think

If the so-called Internet of Things ever becomes one of those proverbial next big things in technology, Thomas Lee, a card-carrying member of the cohort of big...

Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer
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Farewell Nokia: The Rise and Fall of a Mobile Pioneer

You never forget your first cellphone.

Steve Matteson: Fonts in the Time of Wearables
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Steve Matteson: Fonts in the Time of Wearables

As gadgets get smaller, and mobile manufacturers find new ways to shrink their devices to fit on a user's wrist, people like Steve Matteson are focused on keeping...

Microsoft Ceo Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile
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Microsoft Ceo Nadella's Top Challenge: Figuring Out Mobile

Microsoft stands at a crossroads when it comes to mobile.

Icann Ceo Sets Off Explosion of New Internet Names
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Icann Ceo Sets Off Explosion of New Internet Names

Starting next week, the Internet is going to look very different—and ICANN Chief Executive Fadi Chehade is the one who'll get both the credit and the blame.

5 Questions For Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the Nsa
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5 Questions For Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the Nsa

The world's most famous former intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, is scheduled to answer questions posted on Twitter in an hour-long Webcast on Thursday.

How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong
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How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong

In 1964, legendary writer of science fiction and science fact Isaac Asimov visited the World's Fair, where a General Electric pavilion chronicling advances in electric...

Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Up
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Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Up

Big Brother may be watching you. But Glenn Greenwald is watching Big Brother.

Markus 'notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft
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Markus 'notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft

Markus Persson, known also by the online handle "Notch," is an indie game success story like no other.

Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess
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Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess

You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss, a spy is just a spy.

Lavabit Founder Says He Fought Feds to Protect the Constitution
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Lavabit Founder Says He Fought Feds to Protect the Constitution

Like a story straight out of the universe of Franz Kafka, Lavabit founder Ladar Levison found himself before a judge in Washington, representing himself against...

Yep, Apple's A7 Looks Twice As Fast–at Least For Fractal Math
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Yep, Apple's A7 Looks Twice As Fast–at Least For Fractal Math

Is Apple's A7 chip twice as fast at processing and graphics, as Apple promised when announcing the new iPhone 5S?

Frax App Brings Fractal-Exploration Glory to iOS
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Frax App Brings Fractal-Exploration Glory to iOS

In 1983, intrigued by an article on fractals, I wrote a program to display the Mandelbrot set on my family's TRS-80 Color Computer.

Privacy Entrepreneur Turns Nsa Snooping Into Profit (q&a)
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Privacy Entrepreneur Turns Nsa Snooping Into Profit (q&a)

In a double dose of irony, the National Security Agency's prying has given a big helping hand to Phil Zimmermann's business, Silent Circle.

At 15, Google's Ambitions Remain Unbridled
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At 15, Google's Ambitions Remain Unbridled

Google turned 15 on Friday, smack in the middle of its adolescence.

Life on Mars: Down But Not Out Says Mars Society Founder
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Life on Mars: Down But Not Out Says Mars Society Founder

Hopes of alien life on Mars were dashed Thursday when a paper published in the journal Scienceconcluded that the Curiosity rover has yet to find any methane gas...

Behold! Jonathan Ive's Apple
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Behold! Jonathan Ive's Apple

Apple is today releasing the much-anticipated iOS 7, and with it, the biggest overhaul of its mobile operating system since it debuted in 2007 with the original...

Grand Theft Auto V Lives Up to Hype, Steals Its Car, Sets House on Fire
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Grand Theft Auto V Lives Up to Hype, Steals Its Car, Sets House on Fire

I'm trying to put into words how difficult a situation it is attempting to summarize my thoughts on a game that I've only been playing for two weeks when I know...

The Real Reasons Apple's 64-Bit A7 Chip Makes Sense
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The Real Reasons Apple's 64-Bit A7 Chip Makes Sense

Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when it showed off the A7 processor at the heart of the new ...

VCs Doerr and Khosla on Gov't Snooping: It's a Tradeoff
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VCs Doerr and Khosla on Gov't Snooping: It's a Tradeoff

Two of the most influential venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, John Doerr and Vinod Khosla, weighed in on the current controversy government surveillance, contending...
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