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Why Yahoo Faded: The Internet Changed, But It Didn't
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Why Yahoo Faded: The Internet Changed, But It Didn't

Yahoo and I go way back.

Eric Schmidt on How to Build a Better Web
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Eric Schmidt on How to Build a Better Web

Turning Point: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria declares a war on Twitter.

Huge MIT Media Lab Inventions That Transformed Our World
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Huge MIT Media Lab Inventions That Transformed Our World

For the last 30 years, the MIT Lab has been a breeding ground for technological progress that’s pushed the world into the future.

Pop Culture Is Finally Getting Hacking Right
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Pop Culture Is Finally Getting Hacking Right

The idea of a drill-wielding hacker who runs a deep-web empire selling drugs to teens seems like a fantasy embodying the worst of digital technology.

What Digital Trash Dumped in Games Tells ­S About the Players
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What Digital Trash Dumped in Games Tells ­S About the Players

A strawberry Christmas cake, sexy pants, a pool table, three red jet planes, a hippy bandana, a dog sled, a jetpack, a pair of Adidas trainers, a Tudor throne,an...

Creating a New Generation of Computational Thinkers
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Creating a New Generation of Computational Thinkers

Experiences with a successful school program in Scotland.

The Case For Banning Killer Robots
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The Case For Banning Killer Robots: Point

Ban the bots? Considering both sides of the argument for and against.

I Can't Let You Do That, Dave
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I Can't Let You Do That, Dave

Computers should not treat their owners as adversaries.

Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing
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Increasing the Participation of Individuals with Disabilities in Computing

Lessons learned from a decade of practice.

Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics
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Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analysis in Teaching Ethics

Critical reflection on value choices.

Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail Us
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Why Our Theories of Innovation Fail Us

Until we moderate our fascination with creating ideas, we will not achieve the rate of innovations we seek.

The Digital Dark Age
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The Digital Dark Age

. . . and why it will have to wait.

I'm Going to Make Facebook's AI Predict What Happens in Videos
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I'm Going to Make Facebook's AI Predict What Happens in Videos

What are the big challenges ahead for you?

How the Internet Has Changed Bullying
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How the Internet Has Changed Bullying

This summer, American Psychologist, the official journal of the American Psychological Association, released a special issue on the topic of bullying and victimization...

When Technologies Manipulate Our Emotions
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When Technologies Manipulate Our Emotions

Implications of the Facebook emotions study.

An Interview with Fred Brooks
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An Interview with Fred Brooks

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award recipient Fred Brooks reflects on his career.

Programming in K-12 Science Classrooms
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Programming in K-12 Science Classrooms

Introducing students to visual programming as a pathway to text-based programming.

Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety
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Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety

Examining the effects of electronic health records on the safety of patients in medical facilities.

Software Patents Are Falling Down
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Software Patents Are Falling Down

Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's new test for patentable subject matter.

Security Assurance
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Security Assurance

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