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Mars Science Laboratory + Curiosity Rover: Interview with Nasa Jpl's Ashwin Vasavada
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Mars Science Laboratory + Curiosity Rover: Interview with Nasa Jpl's Ashwin Vasavada

Boing Boing visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a peek inside the clean room where NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, and other components of the Mars...

The Problem with Design Education
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The Problem with Design Education

University industrial design programs are usually cloistered in schools of art or architecture, and students in such programs are rarely required to study science...

When Will Sci-Fi Tech Become Real? Sooner Than You Think
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When Will Sci-Fi Tech Become Real? Sooner Than You Think

Growing up, physicist Michio Kaku had two heroes. The first, predictably enough for the man who co-founded a branch of string theory, was Albert Einstein. "Second...

How Did a British Polytechnic Graduate Become the Design Genius Behind
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How Did a British Polytechnic Graduate Become the Design Genius Behind

Few Westerners have ever seen the forging of a Japanese samurai sword. It's considered a sacred practice in Japan; one of the few traditional arts that has yet...

Japan Has Shifted 13 Feet!
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Japan Has Shifted 13 Feet!

What does Japan's earthquake mean for GPS? Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake was so powerful that it actually widened Japan. While parts of the country barely...

The Future of Mobile Gadgets
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The Future of Mobile Gadgets

I got my first cell phone a little more than a decade ago, just as I was finishing college and looking for my first job. I didn't need a mobile phone; none of...

Cell Phones Are 'stalin's Dream,' Says Free Software Movement Founder
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Cell Phones Are 'stalin's Dream,' Says Free Software Movement Founder

Nearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user freedom: smartphones.

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Is the Navy Trying to Start the Robot Apocalypse?

Whenever the military rolls out a new robot program, folks like to joke about SkyNet or the Rise of the Machines. But this time, the military really is starting...

10 Questions For David Ferrucci
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10 Questions For David Ferrucci

Why aren't you letting Watson speak for himself today? Watson is trained to answer questions for Jeopardy! It's not an interactive dialogue system, so it can't...

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Wiring in a Wireless Age

Is Intel's Thunderbolt cable a brilliant innovation or a worthless grasp at the past?

Gadget Politics: Why Tech Fans Share the Love and Hate
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Gadget Politics: Why Tech Fans Share the Love and Hate

I’ve been a consumer technology critic for over 10 years. During that time, hate mail has been part of my job every day.

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Apple: Disrupt or Perish

While the secret for Apple's success seems patently obvious to most&meash;as obvious as the form and function of the iPhone 4—a more subtle reason is the company's...

Success of Verizon's Iphone Will Depend on Cdma Network Performance
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Success of Verizon's Iphone Will Depend on Cdma Network Performance

Professor P.K. Kannan at the University of Maryland, says the success of the iPhone 4 released by Verizon boils down to one word: "performance.  That is, the performance...

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European Exascale Project Drives Toward Next Supercomputing Milestone

The goal of the European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI) is to help effect the migration from petascale to exascale systems over the next 10 years by bringing...

Arm Ceo on Microsoft, Tech's Rise
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Arm Ceo on Microsoft, Tech's Rise

ARM chief executive Warren East discusses major announcements from Microsoft, Nvidia, and Motorola involving his company and its chip architecture.

Arm Ceo on Microsoft, Tech's Rise
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Arm Ceo on Microsoft, Tech's Rise

ARM chief executive Warren East discusses major announcements from Microsoft, Nvidia, and Motorola involving his company and its chip architecture.

Android Programming's ­ps and Downs
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Android Programming's ­ps and Downs

As smartphones using Google's Android operating system become mainstream, James Steele and Nelson To are in a pretty good position.

Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible
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Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible

Chipmaker Intel has been investigating the issue of scaling the number of cores in chips through its Terascale Computing Research Program, which has so far yielded...

Why I Don't Want an Ipad For Christmas
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Why I Don't Want an Ipad For Christmas

Everyone wants an iPad this Christmas, right?

An Interview with Frances E. Allen
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An Interview with Frances E. Allen

Frances E. Allen, recipient of the 2006 ACM A.M. Turing Award, reflects on her career.
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