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Nine Real Nasa Technologies in 'the Martian'
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Nine Real Nasa Technologies in 'the Martian'

Mars has held a central place in human imagination and culture for millennia.

In Search of the Keys to the Virtual City
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In Search of the Keys to the Virtual City

I'm not the first man to believe that he might fix London.

Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters
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Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

Since 1953, to be nominated for a Hugo Award, among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, has been a dream come true for authors who love time...

The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal
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The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal: Counterpoint

In "Should Conferences Meet Journals and Where?" ACM Publications Board co-chairs Joseph A. Konstan and Jack W. Davidson introduce a proposal that would interweave...

The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal
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The Pros and Cons of the 'PACM' Proposal: Point

In "Should Conferences Meet Journals and Where?" ACM Publications Board co-chairs Joseph A. Konstan and Jack W. Davidson introduce a proposal that would interweave...

Theory Without Experiments
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Theory Without Experiments: Have We Gone Too Far?

Seeking a better understanding of computing through a mixture of theory and appropriate experimental evidence.

Experiments as Research Validation
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Experiments as Research Validation: Have We Gone Too Far?

Reconsidering conference paper reviewers' requirements for experimental evidence.

Automated Education and the Professional
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Automated Education and the Professional

Technology boffins argue the new technologies of intelligent personal learning environments will put universities out of business. Will the purported successor,...

The Value of Social Theories For Global Computing
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The Value of Social Theories For Global Computing

Conceptual toolkits for projects that work.

The Rise of the Robo Notice
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The Rise of the Robo Notice

Examining the conflicting claims involving the use of automated tools in copyright-related notice-and-takedown procedures.

Innovators Assemble
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Innovators Assemble: Ada Lovelace, Walter Isaacson, and the Superheroines of Computing

Can computing history be both inspiring and accurate?

Move Over, Siri—the Next Generation of Virtual Assistants Is Almost Here
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Move Over, Siri—the Next Generation of Virtual Assistants Is Almost Here

Virtual voice-controlled assistants such as Siri, Cortana and Google Now are magical.

The Amazingly Accurate Futurism of 2001: A Space Odyssey
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The Amazingly Accurate Futurism of 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" documents in nearly scientific detail exactly that: the story of how the iconic science-fiction film came...

The End of the Internet Dream
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The End of the Internet Dream

Twenty years ago I attended my first Def Con. I believed in a free, open, reliable, interoperable Internet: a place where anyone can say anything, and anyone who...

Apple Carplay Review: Siri's Finally on the Right Road
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Apple Carplay Review: Siri's Finally on the Right Road

I take back all—OK most—of the expletives I’ve ever hurled at Siri.

Why Is Blue Light Before Bedtime Bad For Sleep?
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Why Is Blue Light Before Bedtime Bad For Sleep?

In the modern age of technology it is not uncommon to come home after a long day at work or school and blow off steam by reading an e-book or watching television...

Palmer Luckey: Making Virtual Reality a Reality
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Palmer Luckey: Making Virtual Reality a Reality

"Why shouldn't people be able to teleport wherever they want?" asks Palmer Luckey, the 22-year-old founder of Oculus VR, the virtual-reality company that Facebook...

For Virtual-Reality Movies, Old Methods Don't Fit New Medium
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For Virtual-Reality Movies, Old Methods Don't Fit New Medium

I'm standing on the bow of what looks to be a sunken pirate ship.

Why Larry Page Is Stepping Away
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Why Larry Page Is Stepping Away

In the ten years that I’ve been watching him, Larry Page has always wanted to play by his own rules.

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
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With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...
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