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Why Your Cellphone Could Be Called a 'tracker'
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Why Your Cellphone Could Be Called a 'tracker'

Your cellphone is a tracking device collecting a lot more information about you than you may think, says ProPublica investigative reporter Peter Maass.

Nasa Sparks Its Imagination
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Nasa Sparks Its Imagination

It's been a month since Curiosity’s remarkable soft landing on the surface of Mars. Remember the massive, supersonic parachute that slowed the spacecraft’s descent...

Review: Raspberry Pi
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Review: Raspberry Pi

You can get a lot for $35 these days. It bought me what looks like a credit card-size James Bond gadget prototype but is actually a fully functional computer.

Big Data and Dna: What Business Can Learn from Junk Genes
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Big Data and Dna: What Business Can Learn from Junk Genes

The science world was rocked Wednesday by the discovery that the 80 percent of the human genethat scientists throught was "junk" actually contains genetic regulators...

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A Handy Way to Foil Atm Skimmer Scams

I spent several hours this past week watching video footage from hidden cameras that skimmer thieves placed at ATMs to surreptitiously record customers entering...

Meet the Man Who's Rewiring Google From the Inside Out
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Meet the Man Who's Rewiring Google From the Inside Out

It was a tweet that fired the imagination like few others. On May 10, 2011, at 1:35 in the afternoon, Eric Brewer told the world he was redesigning the most important...

10 Questions for Sir Tim-Berners Lee
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10 Questions for Sir Tim-Berners Lee

What do you do after you make that thing that changes the world? If you’re Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and you breathed life into the World Wide Web, you make sure itthe...

The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined
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The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined

For a center of cutting-edge scientific research, Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab seems to be a pretty wacky place. Luke Johnson, a graphic designer at the lab, set...

Death to Powerpoint!
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Death to Powerpoint!

No matter what your line of work, it's only getting harder to avoid death by PowerPoint.

How Algorithms Rule the World
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How Algorithms Rule the World

Christopher Steiner talks about his book, "Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World," which explores how the power of algorithms has spread far beyond...

Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing
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Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing

It has become fashionable in many architectural circles to declare the death of drawing. What has happened to our profession, and our art, to cause the supposed...

Samsung Defeats Apple (in South Korea and Japan)
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Samsung Defeats Apple (in South Korea and Japan)

Did Samsung really steal Apple’s innovations? It all depends on where you live.

From Smart to Genius: Will Design Define Future Gadgets?
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From Smart to Genius: Will Design Define Future Gadgets?

In a pre-iPhone age, mobile phones came in all shapes and sizes. Remember the clamshell, candy bar, swivel, backflip, slider, dual-slider, lipstick, and, of course...

How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution
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How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution

Steve Jobs' interest in design began with his love for his childhood home.

10 Things We'd Like to See Tim Cook Do in His Next Year at Apple
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10 Things We'd Like to See Tim Cook Do in His Next Year at Apple

It's officially the anniversary of the day Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple and let Tim Cook take the reins.

Connoisseur of Chaos
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Connoisseur of Chaos

As a high school student in a Detroit suburb in the 1990s, Russ Tedrake did not fit the standard profile of a future computer science professor.

The 'surround Computing' Era Is Just Around the Corner
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The 'surround Computing' Era Is Just Around the Corner

The 'surround computing' era is coming soon, according to Mark Papermaster, the chief technology officer of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices.

Why You Should Probably Disable Java on Your Browser Right Now
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Why You Should Probably Disable Java on Your Browser Right Now

Hackers have found a flaw in Oracle's Java software that allows them to break into users' computers and install nasty malware, security experts report.

Massive Cyberattack: Act 1 of Israeli Strike on Iran?
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Massive Cyberattack: Act 1 of Israeli Strike on Iran?

Talk in Israel of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities has reached a fever pitch.

Apple-Samsung Jury Foreman Recalls 'aha! Moment'
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Apple-Samsung Jury Foreman Recalls 'aha! Moment'

According to Velvin Hogan, the 67-year-old foreman of the jury in the U.S. trial between the Apple and Samsung, one of the turning points in group's journey to came...
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