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No More Privacy Paranoia
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No More Privacy Paranoia

Want Web companies to stop using our personal data? Be ready to suffer the consequences.

Have Computers Made Architects Less Disciplined?
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Have Computers Made Architects Less Disciplined?

We generally assume that technological advances save time, boost efficiency, increase productivity, and so on. Once we get used to the latest conveniences, we...

Three Cheers For the Judge Who Smacked Down Google Books
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Three Cheers For the Judge Who Smacked Down Google Books

For a company with the audacity to make "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible" its mission statement, it takes a lot to take...

Japan Has Shifted 13 Feet!
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Japan Has Shifted 13 Feet!

What does Japan's earthquake mean for GPS? Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake was so powerful that it actually widened Japan. While parts of the country barely...

The Future of Mobile Gadgets
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The Future of Mobile Gadgets

I got my first cell phone a little more than a decade ago, just as I was finishing college and looking for my first job. I didn't need a mobile phone; none of...

Troll, Reveal Thyself
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Troll, Reveal Thyself

Why we need to get rid of anonymous comments.

Psych-Out Sexism
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Psych-Out Sexism

The innocent, unconscious bias that discourages girls from math and science.

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Wiring in a Wireless Age

Is Intel's Thunderbolt cable a brilliant innovation or a worthless grasp at the past?

Tech Revolutionaries
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Tech Revolutionaries

The Arab Revolt shows that Google's and Twitter's corporate values are better than Facebook's.

My Puny Human Brain
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My Puny Human Brain

Jeopardy! genius Ken Jennings on what it's like to play against a supercomputer.

An Html For Numbers
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An Html For Numbers

The Age of Data is just around the corner, right where it has been for years. As someone who spends a lot his time creating visualizations, I've been hoping for...

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Space Stasis

What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation.

The Purpose of Science Fiction
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The Purpose of Science Fiction

How it teaches governments—and citizens—how to understand the future of technology.

The Triumph of Hacker Culture
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The Triumph of Hacker Culture

Stuxnet and the iconic, pioneering hacker Captain Crunch.

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period
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Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period

Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong. And yet people who use two spaces are everywhere...

The Case Against the Consumer Electronics Show
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The Case Against the Consumer Electronics Show

A year ago, Steve Ballmer took the stage of the Consumer Electronics Show to tout a technology that he promised would change the world: the Windows operating...

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"this Paper Should Not Have Been Published"

Scientists see fatal flaws in the NASA study of arsenic-based life.

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Every Day We Write the Book

What would happen if Facebook made its data available for research?

Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?
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Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?

American broadband capacity might not be able to keep up with everyone who wants to stream movies.

Don't Stick It In: The Dangers of ­sb Drives
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Don't Stick It In: The Dangers of ­sb Drives

Talking to a computer security researcher about Stuxnet is like asking an art critic to describe the finer points of the Mona Lisa. The world's top cybersecurity...
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