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Learning For the New Digital Age
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Learning For the New Digital Age

Digital machines are automating knowledge work at an accelerating pace. How shall we learn and stay relevant?

We Have Never Been Digital
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We Have Never Been Digital

Reflections on the intersection of computing and the humanities.

Accountability in Future Internet Architectures
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Accountability in Future Internet Architectures

Can technical and legal aspects be happily intertwined?

What the Inside of a Spaceship Might Really Look Like
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What the Inside of a Spaceship Might Really Look Like

The starship Enterprise has got to be one of the most beautiful fictional spacecraft ever created.

Alibaba's Founder on Why His Company Is Killing It in China
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Alibaba's Founder on Why His Company Is Killing It in China

Alibaba founder Jack Ma and the Notorious BIG may seem like two very different people—OK, fine, they're polar opposites—but on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative’s...

Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games For Palmer Luckey
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Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games For Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey is on top of the world.

The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World
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The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World

These days, the word drone is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft.

Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.i.?
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Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.i.?

When I was 12, I invented a superhero named Boy Genius, a guy my age who awakens one morning with access to 100 percent of his brain power.

Visualizing 4-Dimensional Asteroids
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Visualizing 4-Dimensional Asteroids

One of the largest treasure troves of astronomical data comes from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), an ongoing scan of the firmament that began 15 years ago...

Technology Stalled in 1970
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Technology Stalled in 1970

Peter Thiel has been behind some prominent technologies: he cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in such companies as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tesla Motors...

The Few, The Proud: The Millennials Who Still Use Flip Phones
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The Few, The Proud: The Millennials Who Still Use Flip Phones

Some people care a lot about the new iPhone, available in stores Friday. This is about people who don't.

Is Apple Watch's Pressure-Sensitive Screen a Bigger Deal Than the Gadget Itself?
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Is Apple Watch's Pressure-Sensitive Screen a Bigger Deal Than the Gadget Itself?

Forget about the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and even the company's bold step into wearables.

College Students Learning Cobol Make More Money
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College Students Learning Cobol Make More Money

Yes, you read the title of this column correctly.

Tim Cook Interview: The Iphone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture
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Tim Cook Interview: The Iphone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture

Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs's office.

The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers
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The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers

You may know Google Trends.

Q&a: John Durant and David Kaiser on Spurring Public Interest in Science
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Q&a: John Durant and David Kaiser on Spurring Public Interest in Science

John Durant, director of the MIT Museum, and David Kaiser, director of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, discuss the best ways to get the general...

Julian Assange on Snowden, Disliking Google, and His 'inevitable' Freedom
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Julian Assange on Snowden, Disliking Google, and His 'inevitable' Freedom

It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic.

Nsa Chief on Tech-Savvy Islamic State: 'i'm Watching'
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Nsa Chief on Tech-Savvy Islamic State: 'i'm Watching'

While U.S. military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency...

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?
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The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

Lounging poolside in 93-degree July heat as Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" thrums through the patio speakers, Tony Fadell takes a sip of nonalcoholic beer and sinks far...

The Sci-Fi Optimist
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The Sci-Fi Optimist

Best-selling science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson's works cover everything from cryptography to Sumerian mythology.
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