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Movies That Predicted the Future—and Some That Didn't
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Movies That Predicted the Future—and Some That Didn't

Making fun of how movies screw up the future is one of the main reasons why the Internet was invented.

16 Trends That Will Define the Future of Video Games
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16 Trends That Will Define the Future of Video Games

Hundreds of game developers, publishers and analysts recently descended on Brighton for the annual Develop conference.

Why I'm Addicted to Browsing Sepia Photos of Old-School Nyc
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Why I'm Addicted to Browsing Sepia Photos of Old-School Nyc

It's not a game or social media site, but OldNYC.org is as addictive as Angry Birds and as time consuming as Facebook.

Learning Through Computational Creativity
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Learning Through Computational Creativity

Improving learning and achievement in introductory computer science by incorporating creative thinking into the curriculum.

Understanding the U.S. Domestic Computer Science Ph.D. Pipeline
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Understanding the U.S. Domestic Computer Science Ph.D. Pipeline

Two studies provide insights into how to increase the number of domestic doctoral students in U.S. computer science programs.

Permissionless Innovation
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Permissionless Innovation

Seeking a better approach to pharmaceutical research and development.

Security For Mobile and Cloud Frontiers in Healthcare
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Security For Mobile and Cloud Frontiers in Healthcare

Designers and developers of healthcare information technologies must address preexisting security vulnerabilities and undiagnosed future threats.

We Are Data: The Future of Machine Intelligence
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We Are Data: The Future of Machine Intelligence

I look at apps like Grindr and Tinder and see how they’ve rewritten sex culture—by creating a sexual landscape filled with vast amounts of incredibly graphic site...

The Martian's Andy Weir Is All Buddy-Buddy with Nasa
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The Martian's Andy Weir Is All Buddy-Buddy with Nasa

When sci-fi author Andy Weir went to visit mission control at NASA's Johnson Space Center, the International Space Station was going through a crisis—an air leak...

The Future, as Told By 'call of Duty: Black Ops 3'
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The Future, as Told By 'call of Duty: Black Ops 3'

If you've played just one first-person shooter game it was probably in the Call of Duty series.

Ad Tech Is Killing the Online Experience
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Ad Tech Is Killing the Online Experience

There's something so wonderfully easy about reading this column in a physical newspaper.

Cli-Fi—That's Climate Fiction—Is the New Sci-Fi
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Cli-Fi—That's Climate Fiction—Is the New Sci-Fi

Extreme weather events, changes in precipitation levels, species migration and extinction—climate change promises so many fun things. But why wait?

Is Star Trek Tech Possible?
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Is Star Trek Tech Possible?

My friend Veronica Belmont is pretty cool. Nerd, writer, TV host… and now she’s doing an online video series with Engadget called "Dear Veronica," where she answers...

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling
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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.

The Future of Computer Science and Engineering Is in Your Hands
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The Future of Computer Science and Engineering Is in Your Hands

How government service can profoundly influence computer science research and education.

African Americans in the U.S. Computing Sciences Workforce
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African Americans in the U.S. Computing Sciences Workforce

An exploration of the education-to-work pipeline.

An Updated Software Almanac
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An Updated Software Almanac

Research into what makes software projects succeed.

Preserving the Digital Record of Computing History
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Preserving the Digital Record of Computing History

Reflecting on the complexities associated with maintaining rapidly changing information technology.

Respecting People and Respecting Privacy
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Respecting People and Respecting Privacy

Minimizing data collection to protect user privacy and increase security.

Anti-Circumvention Rules Limit Reverse Engineering
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Anti-Circumvention Rules Limit Reverse Engineering

Considering some of the requested exceptions to technical protection mechanisms.
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