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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.

Humans Are Tech's Next Big Thing—and That Could Be Risky
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Humans Are Tech's Next Big Thing—and That Could Be Risky

Internet companies make billions of dollars by capturing one of the world's most precious commodities: your attention.

Will Millimeter Waves Maximize 5g Wireless?
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Will Millimeter Waves Maximize 5g Wireless?

Every decade or so since the first cellular networks appeared the companies that make mobile devices and the networks linking them have worked out new requirements...

The Latest Oculus Headset Made Me Want to Throw ­p. In a Good Way.
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The Latest Oculus Headset Made Me Want to Throw ­p. In a Good Way.

Virtual reality and its viability as a consumer technology is a huge theme at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, a Los Angeles convention for the video...

What's It Like at a Top-Tier Conservatory? There's an App For That
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What's It Like at a Top-Tier Conservatory? There's an App For That

The world of education has become a rapidly expanding universe.

Want Your Writing to Look Like Einstein's? Computers Mimic Handwriting of the Famous
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Want Your Writing to Look Like Einstein's? Computers Mimic Handwriting of the Famous

Harald Geisler wants to make you as brilliant as Albert Einstein. Or at least let you write like him. Or at least write in his handwriting.

Lust and the Turing Test
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Lust and the Turing Test

By and large, we watch movies to be entertained, not to be provoked into deep thought. Occasionally, a film does both.

Behind the Downfall at Blackberry
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Behind the Downfall at Blackberry

Ever since Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of BlackBerry, neither has spoken much in public about the once-dominant...

An Interview with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith
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An Interview with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith

Recently appointed U.S. CTO Megan Smith discusses her evolving governmental role.
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