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Created Computed Universe
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Created Computed Universe

Computing crosses cosmology and makes the case for agnosticism.

Forgetting Made (Too) Easy
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Forgetting Made (Too) Easy

Considering the implications of digital data removal implementations.

Emergent Innovation
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Emergent Innovation

Fernando Flores, president of Chile's National Innovation Council for Competitiveness, discusses a new common sense about innovation.

Routing Money, Not Packets
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Routing Money, Not Packets

Revisiting network neutrality.

Behind the Indie Video Game Sensation that Caught Nasa's Attention
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Behind the Indie Video Game Sensation that Caught Nasa's Attention

"Here let's zoom in so you can see your Kerbal floating above Kerbin," my boyfriend suggests before hitting the "M" key on his keyboard.

The Void's Creator Details His Vision For ­nleashing Virtual Reality's Full Potential
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The Void's Creator Details His Vision For ­nleashing Virtual Reality's Full Potential

In a 60-by-60-foot room in Salt Lake City, Ken Bretschneider is taking virtual reality experiences to another level.

Are We to Become Gods, the Destroyers of Our World?
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Are We to Become Gods, the Destroyers of Our World?

In the stylish new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Frankenstein's old theme re-emerges in a beautifully designed setting: Instead of the Gothic castle we have a spectacular...

40 Busy Years Later, a Microsoft Founder Considers His Creation
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40 Busy Years Later, a Microsoft Founder Considers His Creation

Looking at Microsoft’s sprawling product line and 118,000 or so employees, it’s easy to forget that the company started with one modest product made by two ambitious...

The Hidden Politics of Video Games
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The Hidden Politics of Video Games

Imagine that video games had been invented in the Middle Ages.

Brace Yourself: Microsoft Wants to Guess How Old You Are
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Brace Yourself: Microsoft Wants to Guess How Old You Are

Like a distant relative who makes you feel bad at the annual holiday get together, Microsoft has created a website that analyzes a photo of a person's face and...

Facebook Is Eating the Internet
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Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media.

The Future of Sex: It Gets Better
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The Future of Sex: It Gets Better

When I was 10 years old, my friend Sarah and I found a newly minted copy of "The Joy of Sex" under her parents' bed.

Considering 'the Philosophy of the Web'
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Considering 'the Philosophy of the Web'

We associate technology with the shiny and new. But humans have been using technology to change the environment and themselves since at least the lower Paleolithic...

Managing Your Digital Life
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Managing Your Digital Life

Everyone should be able to manage their personal data with a personal information management system.

Teach Foundational Language Principles
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Teach Foundational Language Principles

Industry is ready and waiting for more graduates educated in the principles of programming languages.

Oracle v. Google
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Oracle v. Google: A High-Stakes Legal Fight For the Software Industry

Copyrighting APIs threatens significant harm to both consumers and the software industry.

What Are We Doing When We Teach Computing in Schools?
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What Are We Doing When We Teach Computing in Schools?

Research on the cognitive, educational, and policy dimensions of teaching computing is critical to achieving "computer literacy."

Life of IP
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Life of IP

Seeking to balance intellectual property protection with incentives for investment in innovation.

The Inner Lives of Robots: An Interview with Filmmaker Alex Garland
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The Inner Lives of Robots: An Interview with Filmmaker Alex Garland

Like self-replicating machines, robot movies are taking over Hollywood.

Why Mlb Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass
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Why Mlb Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass

The consumer tech world received a jolt in January when the Wall Street Journal reported that Google executives were freezing all sales of its futuristically goofy...
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