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Year Zero: Our Life Timelines Begin
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Year Zero: Our Life Timelines Begin

In 10 years, every human connected to the Internet will have a timeline.

The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality
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The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality

For a few days in late February, the world stopped to argue over a photograph.

How to Restore Trust in American Technology
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How to Restore Trust in American Technology

Last November in the town of Wuzhen, China hosted its first large international summit on Internet governance and cybersecurity.

There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine
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There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

Reading this right now?

Get Creative at Your Desk With a Little Playtime
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Get Creative at Your Desk With a Little Playtime

Playing with a geometric puzzle or stress ball at your desk can seem like idle diversion. It may also spark clearer or more creative thinking.

Are Your Devices Hardwired For Betrayal?
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Are Your Devices Hardwired For Betrayal?

It's an interesting time to be a computer security researcher.

The Easiest Way to Get Hacked: ­se Phone at Phone Show
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The Easiest Way to Get Hacked: ­se Phone at Phone Show


After Net Neutrality Vote, an ­ncertain Future For the Internet
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After Net Neutrality Vote, an ­ncertain Future For the Internet

Thursday, during a rancorous meeting of the Federal Communications Commission, the agencyvoted 3-2 to impose public utility regulations on Internet access providers...

The World Loves the Smartphone. So How About a Smart Home?
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The World Loves the Smartphone. So How About a Smart Home?

My coffee maker is texting me again. It's scheduled to make coffee tomorrow, the message says, but I need to refill its water tank.

Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality
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Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality

Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality, preserving an open Internet by prohibiting...

Invasion of the Friendly Movie Robots
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Invasion of the Friendly Movie Robots

Robots are becoming more of a reality in everyday life, and movies have started to overhaul their depiction of them. They're gentler, friendlier, and often better...

Surveillance-Based Manipulation: How Facebook or Google Could Tilt Elections
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Surveillance-Based Manipulation: How Facebook or Google Could Tilt Elections

Someone who knows things about us has some measure of control over us, and someone who knows everything about us has a lot of control over us.

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars
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Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?

Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.
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Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.

Frank Schembari loves books—printed books.

Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test
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Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is having a moment, albeit one marked by crucial ambiguities.

A Plunge and Squish View of the Mind
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A Plunge and Squish View of the Mind

How can we bring our knowledge to bear on a problem?

The Paradox of Popping Back in Time
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The Paradox of Popping Back in Time

Here we go again.

Q&a With ­c Davis Computer Science Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee
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Q&a With ­c Davis Computer Science Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee

University of California, Davis assistant professor Yong Jae Lee discusses his computer vision research. In one study, he developed an algorithm that automatically...

Why Did Computer Science Make a Hero Out of Turing?
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Why Did Computer Science Make a Hero Out of Turing?

Comparing the legacy of Alan Turing in computer science with that of Carl Friedrich Gauss in mathematics.

The Real Software Crisis
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The Real Software Crisis: Repeatability as a Core Value

Sharing experiences running artifact evaluation committees for five major conferences.
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