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­nseen, All-Out Cyber War on the ­.s. Has Begun
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­nseen, All-Out Cyber War on the ­.s. Has Begun

There's a war going on, and it's raging here at home—not in the streets or the fields, but on the Internet.

Phreaks and Geeks
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Phreaks and Geeks

One of the most heartfelt—and unexpected—remembrances of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last month at the age of 26, came from Yale professor Edward Tufte.

Meet the Data Brains Behind the Rise of Facebook
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Meet the Data Brains Behind the Rise of Facebook

Jay Parikh sits at a desk inside Building 16 at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and his administrative assistant, Genie Samuel, sits next to...

Inside the Targeted Attack on The New York Times
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Inside the Targeted Attack on The New York Times

The Chinese group behind the targeted attack on The New York Times was laser focused on accessing the email of a reporter and the newspaper’s former Beijing bureau...

Talking, Walking Objects
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Talking, Walking Objects

Meeting Simon for the first time was one of the most sublime experiences I've had. With every coy head nod, casual hand wave and deep eye gaze, I felt he already...

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...

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.

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...

The Legacy of Next Lives On in Os X
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The Legacy of Next Lives On in Os X

In the 1990s, Apple struggled to bring the original Mac OS—originally written in 1984 for the resource-constrained Macintosh 128K machine—up to modern operating...

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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...

10 Raspberry Pi Creations That Show How Amazing the Tiny Pc Can Be
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10 Raspberry Pi Creations That Show How Amazing the Tiny Pc Can Be

The Raspberry Pi, the $35 credit card-size computer, has lived an interesting life despite being less than a year old.

Marking the Birth of the Modern-Day Internet
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Marking the Birth of the Modern-Day Internet

A long time ago, my colleagues and I became part of a great adventure, teamed with a small band of scientists and technologists in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Why Everybody Wants a Slice of Raspberry Pi
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Why Everybody Wants a Slice of Raspberry Pi

In a world where computers are increasingly powerful and are concealed within ever more glossy slabs of aluminum, the Raspberry Pi offers surprising proof for the...

Why China's Homemade Microchips Will Struggle to Displace Western Giants
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Why China's Homemade Microchips Will Struggle to Displace Western Giants

If China's ultimate aim in the sphere of technology is to become completely self-sufficient, it is well on the way to achieving this ambitious goal.

The Man Looking to Turn Samsung Into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter
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The Man Looking to Turn Samsung Into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter

Samsung Electronics is a company at the top of its game, having become the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer in the last year.

'the Idea We Live in a Simulation Isn't Science Fiction'
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'the Idea We Live in a Simulation Isn't Science Fiction'

If the universe is just a Matrix-like simulation, how could we ever know? Physicist Silas Beane thinks he has the answer.

Building My Own Laptop
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Building My Own Laptop

We are building an open laptop, with some wacky features in it for hackers like me.

By Hiring Kurzweil, Google Just Killed the Singularity
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By Hiring Kurzweil, Google Just Killed the Singularity

Late last Friday, Google announced a jaw-dropping hire: Ray Kurzweil will join the company as a Director of Engineering. Has the world’s brainiest tech company"rapture...

The Fog of Cyberwar
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The Fog of Cyberwar

In mid-2010, thousands of centrifuges, enriching uranium at Iranian nuclear research facilities, spun out of control.

No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking
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No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking

The rise of the machines has begun: Steve Sande’s household fan is now self-aware.
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