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Could Terrorists Launch America's Nuclear Missiles?
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Could Terrorists Launch America's Nuclear Missiles?

The Air Force calls the situation "Launch Facilities Down." On Oct. 23, a Wyoming-based squadron of 50 nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)—enough...

The Speed Camera that Doesn't Just Check Your Speed
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The Speed Camera that Doesn't Just Check Your Speed

Everyone knows that speed cameras work. They create the discipline of a lissom lady in leather and make sure everyone understands just what the rules are. In fact...

The Day the Internet Threw a Righteous Hissyfit About Copyright And Pie
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The Day the Internet Threw a Righteous Hissyfit About Copyright And Pie

So you might have heard a story yesterday about a little magazine called Cooks Source. Up until then, you might never have heard of Cooks Source. But maybe you've...

Catching ­p with Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han
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Catching ­p with Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han

When it comes to the future of technology, Jeff Han literally has his finger on the pulse.

Google Is Polluting the Internet
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Google Is Polluting the Internet

The danger of allowing an advertising company to control the index of human knowledge is too obvious to ignore.

On the Threshold of the Avatar Era
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On the Threshold of the Avatar Era

In a garage in Palo Alto, Calif., in the 1980s, some friends and I were the first humans to experience becoming avatars—that is, movable representations of ourselves...

Sensor Networks For the Sciences
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Sensor Networks For the Sciences

Lessons from the field derived from developing wireless sensor networks for monitoring active and hazardous volcanoes.

The Divergent Online News Preferences of Journalists and Readers
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The Divergent Online News Preferences of Journalists and Readers

Reading between the lines of the thematic gap between the supply and demand of online news.

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Ray Ozzie: Dawn of a New Day

Five years ago, having only recently arrived at the company, I wrote The Internet Services Disruption in order to kick off a major change management process across...

­efa President Platini Opposed to Goal-Line Technology
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­efa President Platini Opposed to Goal-Line Technology

Uefa president Michel Platini believes goal-line technology would lead to "Playstation football."

Microsoft Lightspace, One Step Closer to Star Trek Holodeck
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Microsoft Lightspace, One Step Closer to Star Trek Holodeck

Microsoft researchers Andy Wilson and Hrvoje Benko have developed LightSpace, a project that uses an array of projectors and depth-sensing cameras to sense human...

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What We're Driving At

Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we’re working on today is...

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Why Telecom Regulation Needs to Change

Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.

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...

Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg
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Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg

"The Social Network" is wonderful entertainment, but its message is actually kind of evil.

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Platforms and Services: Understanding the Resurgence of Apple
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Platforms and Services: Understanding the Resurgence of Apple

Combining new consumer devices and Internet platforms with online services and content is proving to be a successful strategy.

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Administration Internet-Wiretap Proposals Forget History

Any headline that uses the phrase "wiretap the Internet" is likely to make people on the Internet cranky. When this wiretapping scheme comes from an administration...

5 Reasons the Media Cover Apple So Much
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5 Reasons the Media Cover Apple So Much

A study published Monday drew on a host of metrics to conclude something we all already knew: The media covers Apple more than any other company.

A Q&A With a PARC Pioneer Reflecting on 'the Office of the Future' 40 Years Later
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A Q&A With a PARC Pioneer Reflecting on 'the Office of the Future' 40 Years Later

Palo Alto Research Center research fellow David Biegelsen, who has been at Xerox's legendary R&D lab from the beginning, reflected on being at the forefront of...
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