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Why We Should Remember Aaron Swartz
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Why We Should Remember Aaron Swartz

The Internet is not so old. Its graybeards live still. Vint Cerf, author of the Internet Protocol, has been installed as Google's "chief Internet evangelist," a...

Seven More Questions For Sap's Co-Ceo Bill Mcdermott
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Seven More Questions For Sap's Co-Ceo Bill Mcdermott

The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP's...

The Future According to Google's Larry Page
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The Future According to Google's Larry Page

When Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the giant advertising agency, visited Google this past fall, CEO Larry Page sent a car to pick him up at the Rosewood...

Nvidia Is Taking Big Risks Moving Into Game Hardware
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Nvidia Is Taking Big Risks Moving Into Game Hardware

Nvidia grabbed a lot of the coveted media attention this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The world's biggest standalone graphics-chips company...

Apple Ceo Expects China to Become Biggest Market
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Apple Ceo Expects China to Become Biggest Market

China is no doubt the apple of Tim Cook's eye.

On Stephen Hawking, Vader, and Being More Machine Than Human
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On Stephen Hawking, Vader, and Being More Machine Than Human

Click-click-click: This is what you hear when having a conversation with Stephen Hawking. No voice, no other sounds, no facial expressions.

The Small Business of 2063
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The Small Business of 2063

Our world is changing faster than ever and, in recent years, a number of transformative technologies have moved from science fiction and the research and development...

Ben Horowitz on the Impact of Software Everywhere
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Ben Horowitz on the Impact of Software Everywhere

Ben Horowitz may have the skeleton key to the decimation—sorry, transformation—of our economic and political lives.

Why Smart Glasses Might Not Make You Smarter
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Why Smart Glasses Might Not Make You Smarter

Steve Mann built his first smart eyeglasses when he was still in high school and has continued to improve on his designs ever since—as a graduate student at MIT...

Vint Cerf: Internet Competition Has 'evaporated' Since Dial-­p
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Vint Cerf: Internet Competition Has 'evaporated' Since Dial-­p

Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, said he is troubled by the prospect of companies like AT&T avoiding government regulation after the transition from traditional...

Howie Choset, Robot-Snake Charmer
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Howie Choset, Robot-Snake Charmer

Howie Choset, a professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, has spent years creating mechanical snakes with names such as Uncle Sam, Betsy Ross, Pepperoni...

It's All About the Genes and the Brain Machines
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It's All About the Genes and the Brain Machines

The amount of time and money needed to sequence genomes continued to fall in 2012, perhaps to no one’s surprise.

Move Over Halo: Beautiful, Provocative Indie Games Step Into the Spotlight
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Move Over Halo: Beautiful, Provocative Indie Games Step Into the Spotlight

If you play video games, then you've probably heard a lot about games like "Halo 4" and "Assassin's Creed III" and "Bordelands 2."

Tony Fadell: From Iphones to Sexing ­p Thermostats
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Tony Fadell: From Iphones to Sexing ­p Thermostats

After you left Apple, you developed a "smart" thermostat. Was that always your plan?

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will—and Must—take Our Jobs
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will—and Must—take Our Jobs

It's hard to believe you'd have an economy at all if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force.

'hashtag' Is the 2012 Word of the Year
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'hashtag' Is the 2012 Word of the Year

In its 23rd annual words of the year vote, the American Dialect Society voted "hashtag" as the word of the year for 2012. Hashtag refers to the practice used on...

Google Glass Features and Apps Still in Flux
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Google Glass Features and Apps Still in Flux

In an interview, Google Glass project leader Babak Parviz discusses where the wearable device is heading in the near future.

5 Nerds to Watch in 2013
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5 Nerds to Watch in 2013

When Steve Jobs died, there was a lot of talk about who would be the next Steve Jobs. But the truth is, rarely can one person reshape the future. And breakthroughs...

What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?
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What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?

I couldn't help thinking of John Le Carré's spy novels as I awaited my rendezvous with Jaron Lanier in a corner of the lobby of the stylish W Hotel just off Union...

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2012: What We Learned

There's a natural inclination for people at the end of each year to look back, take stock and try to draw some grand meaning or life lessons out of the events of...
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