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Nest Ceo Fadell: Internet of Things Is a Decade Away
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Nest Ceo Fadell: Internet of Things Is a Decade Away

It will take 10 years before the "Internet of things" catches on widely, said Nest Labs Chief Executive Tony Fadell, whose smart-thermostat startup embodies the...

How to Make Almost Anything
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How to Make Almost Anything

A new digital revolution is coming, this time in fabrication. It draws on the same insights that led to the earlier digitizations of communication and computation...

Could a Syria-Style Internet Blackout Happen in the ­.s.?
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Could a Syria-Style Internet Blackout Happen in the ­.s.?

The ongoing Internet blackout in Syria, like the one that occurred in Egypt early in 2011, prompts curiosity as to whether such an event could happen in one's own...

Was a Texas Student Really Expelled for Refusing To Wear an RFID Chip?
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Was a Texas Student Really Expelled for Refusing To Wear an RFID Chip?

The Texas school district that began requiring its students to wear RFID tracking chips this year is now facing a fight in federal court.

Why We Must Fight For the Internet's Freedom
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Why We Must Fight For the Internet's Freedom

The Internet empowers each one of us to speak, create, learn, and share.

'your Criticisms Are Completely Wrong': Stallman on Software Patents, 20 Years In
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'your Criticisms Are Completely Wrong': Stallman on Software Patents, 20 Years In

The large, bearded man bounded to the front of the room last Friday, hand thrust into the air, fingers shaking.

Security Guru Pledges to Strengthen Critical Computers
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Security Guru Pledges to Strengthen Critical Computers

Stuxnet, a piece of malicious software discovered in 2010, targeted industrial software controlling Iran’s uranium-enrichment centrifuges. But the code got loose—and...

Can Schools Survive in the Age of the Web?
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Can Schools Survive in the Age of the Web?

If you fancy a top-class education but can't afford the fee or the time, there is now an alternative.

Alan Turing Remembered
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Alan Turing Remembered

A unique firsthand account of formative experiences with Alan Turing.

Why We Need an ACM Special Interest Group For Broadening Participation
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Why We Need an ACM Special Interest Group For Broadening Participation

A proposal for an international group focused on broadening participation.

Moods
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Moods

Recognizing and working with moods — your own, your team's, and your customers' — is essential to professional success.

Can More Code Mean Fewer Bugs?
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Can More Code Mean Fewer Bugs?

The bytes you save today may bite you tomorrow.

Saving Private Gromit
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Saving Private Gromit

Reflections on the legalities and economics of preserving animations and games in Europe.

IT Innovation For the Bottom of the Pyramid
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IT Innovation For the Bottom of the Pyramid

New ways to develop technologies for the emerging growth markets.

The Real Threat to Internet Freedom Isn't the ­nited Nations
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The Real Threat to Internet Freedom Isn't the ­nited Nations

The Internet is often seen as a place of chaos and disorder, a borderless world in which anonymous trolls roam free and vigilante hackers wreak havoc.

Silicon Valley Must Stop U.N. from Regulating the Internet
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Silicon Valley Must Stop U.N. from Regulating the Internet

The notion of the United Nations making the rules and governing the Internet should send shivers down the spine of anyone who uses a cell phone, laptop or search...

Fcc Chief's Painstaking Approach Earns Mixed Reviews in Turbulent Times For Telecom Industry
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Fcc Chief's Painstaking Approach Earns Mixed Reviews in Turbulent Times For Telecom Industry

When he isn't chairing the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski enjoys a seat at a poker table.

Moral Machines
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Moral Machines

Google's driver-less cars are already street-legal in three states, California, Florida, and Nevada, and some day similar devices may not just be possible but mandatory...

­.s. Science Could Face Fiscal Cliff Doom
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­.s. Science Could Face Fiscal Cliff Doom

Scientific R&D stands to lose 31,000 jobs and face a starvation diet of reduced funding if politicians fail to halt march towards the fiscal cliff's sequestration...

Smartphone Patent Wars Show the System Works, Patent Chief Says
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Smartphone Patent Wars Show the System Works, Patent Chief Says

David J. Kappos, director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is thoughtful, patient, even genial in interviews. But he was showing some pique in...
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