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Everything We Know About How the Nsa Tracks People's Physical Location
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Everything We Know About How the Nsa Tracks People's Physical Location

Glenn Greenwald is back reporting about the NSA, now with Pierre Omidyar's news organization FirstLook and its introductory publication, The Intercept.

A Peek at Google's M&a Ambitions
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A Peek at Google's M&a Ambitions

Don Harrison became Google's head of mergers and acquisitions about a year ago.

Science Inches Closer to Real Bioshock-Style Plasmids
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Science Inches Closer to Real Bioshock-Style Plasmids

Synthetic success. That's not to say that customized transposons are limited to the hypothetical.

The Digital Ties That Bind: Love, Loss and Oversharing in the Internet Age
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The Digital Ties That Bind: Love, Loss and Oversharing in the Internet Age

The most serious relationship of my life so far ended last summer without a trace—physically at least.

Baxter and the Second Machine Age
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Baxter and the Second Machine Age

The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century is not just the story of steam power, but steam started it all.

The Strange, Deadly Effects Mars Would Have on Your Body
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The Strange, Deadly Effects Mars Would Have on Your Body

We've imagined sending people to Mars since well before Gagarin's first spaceflight.

From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates' 'pioneering' Impact
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From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates' 'pioneering' Impact

To ask what impact Bill Gates has had on computing is, in a way, too small a question.

What Is Nasa For?
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What Is Nasa For?

What the heck is NASA for? It's like asking what a panda is for.

Why Startups Should Steal Ideas and Hire Weirdos
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Why Startups Should Steal Ideas and Hire Weirdos

The most consistently creative and insightful people are explorers.

Bitcoin's Political Problem
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Bitcoin's Political Problem

Money is always political.

Why Tech Companies and the NSA Diverge on Snowden
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Why Tech Companies and the NSA Diverge on Snowden

Is Edward Snowden a whistleblower or a traitor?

Tim Berners-Lee: We Need to Re-Decentralise the Web
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Tim Berners-Lee: We Need to Re-Decentralise the Web

Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that at its very...

When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?
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When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?

Since the beginning of this century, the most rapidly advancing field in the life sciences, and perhaps in human inquiry of any sort, has been genomics.

A Creator of Skynet Ponders Google
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A Creator of Skynet Ponders Google

After an eight-year detour in which he served as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to his true calling as a cyborg assassin.

Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the Nsa
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Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the Nsa

Whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations have revealed that a huge capability resides within America's National Security Agency to collect and analyse communications...

Pluto Wins
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Pluto Wins

It's time to stop throwing pity parties for Pluto.

The Case of the Hacked Refrigerator—could 'the Internet of Things' Connect Everything?
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The Case of the Hacked Refrigerator—could 'the Internet of Things' Connect Everything?

Somebody hacked a refrigerator recently, and it could mark a tipping point for civilization.

Bitcoin: How Its Core Technology Will Change the World
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Bitcoin: How Its Core Technology Will Change the World

Bitcoin has been called many things, from the future of money to a drug dealer's dream and everything else in between.

Dropbox Ceo Drew Houston
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Dropbox Ceo Drew Houston

Dropbox, the popular cloud storage system that lets people drag files to an icon that puts that data in the cloud and sync new versions across multiple devicesHiding...

How to Create the Perfect Online Dating Profile, in 25 Infographics
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How to Create the Perfect Online Dating Profile, in 25 Infographics

Every day, millions of singles crawl dating sites and apps, flipping through photos and profiles of potential matches.
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