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Bot and Bothered
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Bot and Bothered

Facebook has been working on artificial intelligence that claims to be great at negotiating, makes up its own language and learns to lie.

'drone Bees' Are Comically Inept, Expensive and Dangerous to Real Bees
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'drone Bees' Are Comically Inept, Expensive and Dangerous to Real Bees

Bees are in decline in many areas.

Kevin Kelly on Soft Singularity and Inevitable Tech Advances
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Kevin Kelly on Soft Singularity and Inevitable Tech Advances

Kevin Kelly knows technology can't be stopped.

How Tim Cook Aims to Profit from Protecting Privacy
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How Tim Cook Aims to Profit from Protecting Privacy

Would you stop buying Apple's products if it decided to help the FBI open a terrorist's iPhone?

The Future, as Told By 'call of Duty: Black Ops 3'
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The Future, as Told By 'call of Duty: Black Ops 3'

If you've played just one first-person shooter game it was probably in the Call of Duty series.

­ndersea Cables Transport 99 Percent of International Data
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­ndersea Cables Transport 99 Percent of International Data

Things at the bottom of the sea: pale fish, manganese nodules, plastic trash and cables. Lots of cables.

Why the Black Box on Airplanes Needs to Go Away
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Why the Black Box on Airplanes Needs to Go Away

In another 10 years, the very idea of a "black box" flight data recorder on an airliner will seem as naive and outdated as a smoking section.

An Easy Way to Improve the Olympics: Make Performance Enhancements Legal
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An Easy Way to Improve the Olympics: Make Performance Enhancements Legal

In February 2013, Lindsey Vonn—perhaps the most accomplished female skier in American history—tore her anterior cruciate ligament in a crash in the mountains of...

Last Call For Bad Calls
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Last Call For Bad Calls

Technology will soon make officials at high-level sports events as obsolete as elevator operators, their skill set as useful as knowing how to make a wood tennis...

The Predictive Power of Big Data
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The Predictive Power of Big Data

Right now, the average person's data footprint—the annual amount of data produced worldwide, per capita—is just a little short of one terabyte.

Sorry, It's Not 1984
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Sorry, It's Not 1984

After leaker Edward Snowden revealed the existence of massive domestic-surveillance programs operated by the NSA, the airwaves were clotted with pundits and politicians...

Who Needs Humans?
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Who Needs Humans?

Amid all the job losses of the Great Recession, there is one category of worker that the economic disruption has been good for: nonhumans.

Don't Track Me, Bro
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Don't Track Me, Bro

Here is how Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, describes the current state of affairs on the Internet: "Say I’m walking through a mall...

Google's Marissa Mayer
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Google's Marissa Mayer

Who says you have to be a guy to be a geek? This Google senior executive is teaching a new generation that femininity and technology are a winning formula.

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Toyota

Whenever an airplane crashes, investigators focus on the black-box data, which may explain why the plane went down. Though most drivers don't realize it, two-thirds...

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A Conversation With Google

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has long defended his company's decision to do business in China despite the restrictions that Beijing imposes on Internet freedom. Nevertheless...

Apple
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Apple

Everybody's talking about the new tablet computer Apple is expected to unveil this month. Some say it will save newspapers by giving them a new platform where they...
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