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Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile
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Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Samsung introduced new software for its tablets, called the Magazine UX.

These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos
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These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos

What do you see when you look at these images?

Three Questions with Amazon's Technology Chief, Werner Vogels
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Three Questions with Amazon's Technology Chief, Werner Vogels

In the eight years since Amazon.com rolled out its cloud-computing business, Amazon Web Services, this has grown from a side project that took advantage of the...

Former Nsa Chief Mike Mcconnell Says Culture, Not Tech, Is Key to Cyber Defense
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Former Nsa Chief Mike Mcconnell Says Culture, Not Tech, Is Key to Cyber Defense

John M. (Mike) McConnell says that technology alone isn't enough to secure corporate networks from pervasive and increasingly damaging cyberattacks.

Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues
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Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues

How hard can it be to determine whether a computer works as promised?

Google's Eyes in the Sky
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Google's Eyes in the Sky

When Sergey Brin and Larry Page built the search engine that would become Google, they started by making maps.

The Turing Test Is Not What You Think It Is
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The Turing Test Is Not What You Think It Is

Whether or not you caught wind of the excited announcement that "Eugene Goostman," a computer program ("chatbot") devised by Vladimir Veselov, Eugene Demchenko,...

The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (again)
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The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (again)

I've been preoccupied lately with thoughts of marauding broomsticks, genies in bottles, and monkey's paws.

The Nightmare on Connected Home Street
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The Nightmare on Connected Home Street

I wake up at four to some old-timey dubstep spewing from my pillows.

Why Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier
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Why Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier

The marketers that follow you around the web are getting nosier.

So Far, Big Data Is Small Potatoes
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So Far, Big Data Is Small Potatoes

Is Big Data going to revolutionize science and help us make a better world? Not based on what it's done so far.

What Comes After the Turing Test?
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What Comes After the Turing Test?

Over the weekend, the news broke that a "supercomputer" program called "Eugene Goostman"—an impersonation of a wisecracking, thirteen-year-old Ukranian boy—had...

That Computer Actually Got an F on the Turing Test
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That Computer Actually Got an F on the Turing Test

Over the weekend, a group of programmers claimed they built a program that passed the famous Turing Test, in which a computer tries to trick judges into believing...

Former Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: ­.s. Drone Program ­nder Obama 'got Out of Hand'
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Former Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: ­.s. Drone Program ­nder Obama 'got Out of Hand'

Richard Clarke served as the nation's top counterterrorism official under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush before resigning in 2003 in protest of the...

A Fast Look at Swift, Apple's New Programming Language
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A Fast Look at Swift, Apple's New Programming Language

If anyone outside Apple saw Swift coming, they certainly weren't making any public predictions.

Quantum Teleportation Is Just the Latest Mind-Blowing Innovation Made Possible By Breakthroughs in Subatomic Physics
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Quantum Teleportation Is Just the Latest Mind-Blowing Innovation Made Possible By Breakthroughs in Subatomic Physics

Researchers in the Netherlands have just demonstrated that the quantum teleportation of information is now possible.

Why Did the Justice Department Indict Five Chinese Military Officers?
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Why Did the Justice Department Indict Five Chinese Military Officers?

At first glance, the Justice Department's 31-count indictment of five Chinese military officers for hacking into the computers of six American corporations, in...

How Darpa's Augmented Reality Software Works
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How Darpa's Augmented Reality Software Works

Six years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) decided that they had a new dream. The agency wanted a system that would overlay digital tactical...

Beyond Data and Analysis
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Beyond Data and Analysis

Why business analytics and big data really matter for modern business organizations.

The Logic of Logging
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The Logic of Logging

And the illogic of PDF.
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