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Tony Fadell, Ceo of Nest, on Making Home Devices Cool
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Tony Fadell, Ceo of Nest, on Making Home Devices Cool

Nest Labs' first product has made it the darling of both the clean tech industry and design crowd.

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Online Data Brokers Know You—surprisingly Well

I'm a middle-aged guy who lives in a house that was built more than 50 years ago.

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Online Data Brokers Know You—Surprisingly Well

I'm a middle-aged guy who lives in a house that was built more than 50 years ago.

'maker Movement' Taps Deep and Rich Tradition
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'maker Movement' Taps Deep and Rich Tradition

Sometimes I worry we're becoming a culture of technology consumers, instead of creators.

Nicole Ozer, Tech Policy Director For Aclu of Northern California
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Nicole Ozer, Tech Policy Director For Aclu of Northern California

If you think you're hearing about privacy all the time, you're probably right.

Nolan Bushnell: 'steve Was Difficult,' Says Man Who First Hired Steve Jobs
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Nolan Bushnell: 'steve Was Difficult,' Says Man Who First Hired Steve Jobs

Somehow even when he's sitting still, Nolan Bushnell seems to be in constant motion.

Peter G. Neumann: Top Cop on the Hair-Raising Cybersecurity Beat
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Peter G. Neumann: Top Cop on the Hair-Raising Cybersecurity Beat

The threat is always there—in your car, at the office, on the table next to where you sleep at night: a near-biblical plague of worms, phisher kings, identity thieves...

Willow Garage Scientists Make Robots to Help Disabled People
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Willow Garage Scientists Make Robots to Help Disabled People

If you plan to visit the offices of robotics research scientists Kaijen Hsiao and Matei Ciocarlie in Menlo Park, a word to the wise: The nine PR2 robots they're...

Facebook's 1 Billion Users and What They Say About the Future of Computing
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Facebook's 1 Billion Users and What They Say About the Future of Computing

After several months as the Internet's punching bag, Facebook finally has something to brag about: 1 billion active users.

Arturo Bejar, Facebook Director of Engineering
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Arturo Bejar, Facebook Director of Engineering

Facebook engineering director Arturo Bejar is a numbers guy by training. But he's also in charge of the giant social network's foray into what it calls "compassion...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says Mobile Efforts Will 'Make a Lot More Money' than Website
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says Mobile Efforts Will 'Make a Lot More Money' than Website

In his first public appearance since Facebook's trouble-plagued Wall Street debut, CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded Tuesday the company's stock performance "has obviously...

Steve Blank Believes Social Might Be Killing Silicon Valley
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Steve Blank Believes Social Might Be Killing Silicon Valley

Amid the buildup to the Facebook IPO, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank was sounding an ominous warning to anyone who would listen.

Windows 8 a Big Misstep For Microsoft
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Windows 8 a Big Misstep For Microsoft

The venerable PC is at a crossroads.

Apple Pioneer Brings Emotion to Google+
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Apple Pioneer Brings Emotion to Google+

Andy Hertzfeld was ready to retire back in 2009, following a momentous 30-year plus career where he worked side by side with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to design...

Social Media in 2012 Elections Will Make 2008 Look Like the Digital Dark Ages
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Social Media in 2012 Elections Will Make 2008 Look Like the Digital Dark Ages

Forget all the jibber-jabber in this presidential campaign about policy and strategy. The highlight for me of this election cycle came when the Obama campaign released...

What Dropbox Can Teach US About Cloud Computing
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What Dropbox Can Teach US About Cloud Computing

Dropbox is the most deceptively simple of services.

Q&a with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto
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Q&a with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto

It was a tough year for Nintendo. Revenue at the venerable game company plunged. Its stock price was cut in half. And initial sales of its new 3DS handheld game...

In Silicon Valley, Rose-Colored Glasses Sometimes Provide Best View
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In Silicon Valley, Rose-Colored Glasses Sometimes Provide Best View

When I heard the news that Google was moving into the indoor-mapping business, I called Ankit Agarwal to offer my condolences.

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A Turbulent End to the Pc Era

The personal computer recently celebrated its 30th birthday. Then last week, Silicon Valley staged the PC's funeral.

Apple's Rise to Top Means Less Than You Think
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Apple's Rise to Top Means Less Than You Think

With Apple officially becoming the world's most valuable company—at least for a day—it's tempting to engage in lofty talk about what this says about the rise...
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