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Will Robots Steal Your Job?

If you're taking a break from work to read this article, I've got one question for you: Are you crazy? I know you think no one will notice, and I know that everyone...

Not Sharing Is Caring
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Not Sharing Is Caring

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to share. He doesn't much care if you want to share. Sharing, in Zuckerberg's view, has morphed from an affirmative act—that video was...

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Captcha Talks Back

What if CAPTCHA messed with you even more than it already does?

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The Death of Booting Up

Remember "booting up"? It was the first thing you did every morning—you waited two minutes, three minutes, sometimes even longer while your computer ran through...

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Google's Instant Pages and the Joys of a Computer that Can Read Your Mind

Chrome is reading my mind. When I type a search query in Google's Web browser, it offers me the most likely results right in the address bar. It doesn't justWikipedia...

Why Twitter Should Double Its Character Limit
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Why Twitter Should Double Its Character Limit

Five years ago this month, Twitter opened itself up to the public. The new service, initially called Twttr, was born out of software engineer Jack Dorsey's fascination...

Why Facebook Can't Match Ravelry, the Social Network For Knitters
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Why Facebook Can't Match Ravelry, the Social Network For Knitters

The best social network you've (probably) never heard of is one-five-hundredth the size of Facebook. It has no video chat feature, it doesn't let you check in...

Has Facebook Peaked?
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Has Facebook Peaked?

Facebook's active user base grew by only 1.7% in May. That's about half its usual growth rate, and it came after similarly slow growth in April. According to Inside...

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Weiner's Law

The Web makes it easier than ever to cheat—and easier than ever for cheaters to get caught.

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...

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...

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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.

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...

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...

You Don't Need an Ipad
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You Don't Need an Ipad

But once you try one, you won't be able to resist. I picked up my iPad at a San Francisco Apple Store early on Saturday morning, and I spent the rest of the weekend...

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The Best Web Browser on the Planet

I like to think of myself as the Dick Cheney of the Browser Wars—an unyielding proponent of greater and greater hostilities between the developers working on Chrome...
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