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Apple's 3d Touch Is the Start of a New Interface Revolution
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Apple's 3d Touch Is the Start of a New Interface Revolution

If you want to understand the potential of 3D Touch, the new of method of tapping and pressing on the screens of the latest iPhones, forget about the marketing...

Two Paths Toward Our Robot Future
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Two Paths Toward Our Robot Future

In 1970, Life magazine published an article about a Stanford University research project that had resulted in the construction of what it called the first-ever...

Fighting Isis Online
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Fighting Isis Online

The two men pecked out messages on opposite sides of the country.

'martian' Author Andy Weir Figured Out Faster-Than-Light Travel For His New Novel
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'martian' Author Andy Weir Figured Out Faster-Than-Light Travel For His New Novel

Readers and astrophysicists alike praised Andy Weir's The Martian for a fact-first approach to the sci-fi disaster model.

How Chicago Got Smart About Sensors
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How Chicago Got Smart About Sensors

I've been excited about the Array of Things—a network of beautifully designed sensors poised to capture and make public real-time, non-personal data about the livability...

How to Get to Mars ... And Maybe Even Live There
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How to Get to Mars ... And Maybe Even Live There

There's something about the Red Planet—so close yet so far, inhospitable yet perhaps not totally uninhabitable—that keeps us dreaming about getting there one day...

Modelling: Build Imprecise Supercomputers
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Modelling: Build Imprecise Supercomputers

Today's supercomputers lack the power to model accurately many aspects of the real world, from the impact of cloud systems on Earth's climate to the processing...

Searching For Life in Martian Water Will Be Very, Very Tricky
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Searching For Life in Martian Water Will Be Very, Very Tricky

NASA scientists announced today the best evidence yet that Mars, once thought dry, sterile and dead, may yet have life in it: Liquid water still flows on at least...

Openbci: Control An Air Shark With Your Mind
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Openbci: Control An Air Shark With Your Mind

Le's be clear: This is a parlor trick, not neuroscience. Nonetheless, with the help of some friends, I was able to make a toy shark fly through the air using brain...

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.
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Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

College students tell me they know how to look someone in the eye and type on their phones at the same time, their split attention undetected.

How Tetris Explains the Promise of the ­ltimate Algorithm
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How Tetris Explains the Promise of the ­ltimate Algorithm

Pedro Domingos is a serious guy with big ambitions.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love A.i.
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love A.i.

The distinction between man and machine is under siege.

Why Europe Isn't Creating Any Googles or Facebooks
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Why Europe Isn't Creating Any Googles or Facebooks

Micha Benoliel grew up in France and launched his first technology startup there, but he never forgot the atmosphere of adventure and optimism in San Francisco,...

Tomorrow's Terrorist
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Tomorrow's Terrorist

Terrorism is a game of both revolution and evolution.

We're on the Brink of a Revolution in Crazy-Smart Digital Assistants
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We're on the Brink of a Revolution in Crazy-Smart Digital Assistants

Here's a quick story you’ve probably heard before, followed by one you probably haven't.

Facebook's Cyborg Virtual Assistant Is Learning from Its Trainers
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Facebook's Cyborg Virtual Assistant Is Learning from Its Trainers

Late last month a few hundred lucky users of Facebook's mobile messaging app got an unusual new contact to talk with: M, a virtual assistant powered by a mixture...

Brynjolfsson and Mcafee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace
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Brynjolfsson and Mcafee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace

At the heart of capitalism is the concept of creative destruction.

Do We Need to Prepare For the Robot ­prising?
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Do We Need to Prepare For the Robot ­prising?

For most of my life, I've been disappointed in robots.

Making AI Work in the Real World
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Making AI Work in the Real World

Until recently, AI seemed firmly stuck in the realm of science fiction.

Mark Zuckerberg and the End of Language
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Mark Zuckerberg and the End of Language

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg hosted an online Q&A session on his personal Facebook page.
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