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Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design
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Safecast Geiger Counter Reference Design

This past weekend marked the anniversary of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated Japan.

Xbox at 10 in Europe: How the Console Shaped Gaming History
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Xbox at 10 in Europe: How the Console Shaped Gaming History

The games industry was a very different place 10 years ago. Still dominated by Japanese games and Japanese games machines, Microsoft's plans to launch its own dedicated...

Was Our Interview with Lulzsec Hacker an Fbi Set-­p?
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Was Our Interview with Lulzsec Hacker an Fbi Set-­p?

In the early hours of 30 June last year, my time spent monitoring the Anonymous chat room finally paid off: "Sabu" would grant me an interview. 

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The Technology of a Better Footnote

Footnotes—or endnotes, or just notes; whatever you want to call them—are a problem. They're a problem for writers and a problem for readers and a problem for typesetters...

Tv Makers Ignore Apps at Their Own Peril
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Tv Makers Ignore Apps at Their Own Peril

Every night, I get home from work, drop onto the couch and sit there surfing the Web or watching videos on my 3 1/2-inch iPhone screen. My big-screen HDTV sits...

The iPad Is ­nbeatable
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The iPad Is ­nbeatable

Imagine you run a large technology company not named Apple.

We'll Someday Accept Computers as Human
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We'll Someday Accept Computers as Human

Any author or filmmaker seeking ideas for a sci-fi yarn about the implications of artificial intelligence—good or bad—would be smart to talk to Ray Kurzweil.

Captain Michio and the World of Tomorrow
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Captain Michio and the World of Tomorrow

By 2020, the word "computer" will have vanished from the English language, physicist Michio Kaku predicts.

Sir Jonathan Ive: The Iman Cometh
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Sir Jonathan Ive: The Iman Cometh

Sir Jonathan Ive, Jony to his friends, is arguably one of the world's most influential Londoners.

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...

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Reading Over Your Shoulder: Social Readers and Privacy Law

My friends, who are generally well educated and intelligent, read a lot of garbage.

Cyberwar Is Already ­pon ­S
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Cyberwar Is Already ­pon ­S

In the nearly 20 years since David Ronfeldt and I introduced our concept of cyberwar, this new mode of conflict has become a reality.

The Personal Analytics of My Life
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The Personal Analytics of My Life

One day I'm sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves. But because I've been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing...

Your Kinect Is Watching You
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Your Kinect Is Watching You

There is a wave of concern—completely justified, to my mind—over the privacy implications of our increasing reliance on Facebook and Google. What most people don’t...

Jeff Jaffe Lights a Fire ­nder Web Standardization
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Jeff Jaffe Lights a Fire ­nder Web Standardization

 It's been an action-packed two years since Jeff Jaffe took over as the World Wide Web Consortium's chief executive, but more action is the order of the day at...

International Reactions to Google's New Privacy Policy
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International Reactions to Google's New Privacy Policy

Google's new privacy policy took effect last Thursday, following several weeks campaigning to educate users on the changes. The policy will allow them to consolidate...

The Ipad 3 and the Future of the Web
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The Ipad 3 and the Future of the Web

It's easy to mock the excess enthusiasm the tech community has for new Apple gadgets—Wow! Look, it’s a new computer! At the same time it's just as easy to see why...

I Love You, Killer Robots
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I Love You, Killer Robots

It was way back in May 2010 that I first spotted the flying drones that will take over the world. They were in a video that Daniel Mellinger, one of the robots'...

Here's The Best (and Prettiest) Way To See Exactly How You're Being Tracked Online
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Here's The Best (and Prettiest) Way To See Exactly How You're Being Tracked Online

Firefox-browser provider Mozilla has released an awesome new tool for seeing how you're being tracked on the Web.

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Why Driverless Cars Will Increase Tensions in Cities and Suburbs Alike

Driverless cars sound less and less like science fiction with each passing month, and that's prompted widespread discussion about how they might change society.
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