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The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined
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The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined

For a center of cutting-edge scientific research, Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab seems to be a pretty wacky place. Luke Johnson, a graphic designer at the lab, set...

Death to Powerpoint!
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Death to Powerpoint!

No matter what your line of work, it's only getting harder to avoid death by PowerPoint.

How Algorithms Rule the World
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How Algorithms Rule the World

Christopher Steiner talks about his book, "Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World," which explores how the power of algorithms has spread far beyond...

Samsung Defeats Apple (in South Korea and Japan)
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Samsung Defeats Apple (in South Korea and Japan)

Did Samsung really steal Apple’s innovations? It all depends on where you live.

From Smart to Genius: Will Design Define Future Gadgets?
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From Smart to Genius: Will Design Define Future Gadgets?

In a pre-iPhone age, mobile phones came in all shapes and sizes. Remember the clamshell, candy bar, swivel, backflip, slider, dual-slider, lipstick, and, of course...

How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution
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How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution

Steve Jobs' interest in design began with his love for his childhood home.

10 Things We'd Like to See Tim Cook Do in His Next Year at Apple
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10 Things We'd Like to See Tim Cook Do in His Next Year at Apple

It's officially the anniversary of the day Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple and let Tim Cook take the reins.

Apple-Samsung Jury Foreman Recalls 'aha! Moment'
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Apple-Samsung Jury Foreman Recalls 'aha! Moment'

According to Velvin Hogan, the 67-year-old foreman of the jury in the U.S. trial between the Apple and Samsung, one of the turning points in group's journey to came...

Todd Akin and the Anti-Science House Science Committee
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Todd Akin and the Anti-Science House Science Committee

Aside from the sheer biological ludicrousness of Todd Akin's ideas on female physiology, one unsettling subplot to the debacle is his presence on the House of Committee...

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Apple Case Muddies the Future of Innovations

Apple's victory on Friday in a patent lawsuit against Samsung could, if upheld, give its rivals a kick in the pants to create more original products.

Apple's Big Win Over Samsung—what Does It Mean?
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Apple's Big Win Over Samsung—what Does It Mean?

History buffs will note that Apple scored one of the most lopsided victories since Agincourt on Tim Cook's one-year anniversary as the company's CEO.

Our Favorite 'forgotten Tech'—from Beos to Zip Drives
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Our Favorite 'forgotten Tech'—from Beos to Zip Drives

We all know about the gadgets that get showered with constant praise—the icons, the segment leaders, and the game changers. Tech history will never forget the Altair...

Christopher Soghoian
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Christopher Soghoian

Christopher Soghoian sniffs out security holes and privacy shortcomings on the Web. Then he urges companies that are responsible—Google, AT&T, and Dropbox have...

One Year In: What We've Learned About Ceo Tim Cook
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One Year In: What We've Learned About Ceo Tim Cook

When Tim Cook was named permanent chief executive of Apple a year ago Friday, most discussion centered on what Jobsian qualities and trademark values Cook didn't...

New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive
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New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive

Denial of service attacks—flooding Web sites with traffic in order to make them unavailable to the public—have become an increasingly popular way to take down or...

Q&A: What Women Want
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Q&A: What Women Want

Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe talks about increasing the number of women who study computer science.

Seven Lessons From Bad History
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Seven Lessons From Bad History

Journalists, historians, and the invention of email.

Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future
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Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future

Wise experts and powerful machines are no match for chaotic events and human declarations. Beware of their predictions and be humble in your own.

Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy
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Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy

A few predictions about predictions.

The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation
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The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation

Seeking to improve the process for writing and reviewing proposals for new educational programs.
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