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My Washington Post colleagues have reported on a National Security Agency program to to build a quantum computer.
A few weeks into the making of Her, Spike Jonze's new flick about romance in the age of artificial intelligence, the director had something of a breakthrough.
Gordon Bell, one of the first people to chronicle his existence digitally, explains how it has changed his life and the potential pitfalls.
What's to be done about Edward Snowden?
A former NSA general counsel tells NPR's Morning Edition that Edward Snowden advertised his theft of government secrets as an act of civil disobedience and should take responsibility.
Last October, T-Mobile made an astonishing announcement: from now on, when you travel internationally with a T-Mobile phone, you get free unlimited text messages and Internet use.
At the beginning of each year, it's possible to make predictions about the future of the tech sector simply by extrapolating from data in the latest Mary Meeker Internet Trends presentation.
If there was a feeling that defined the cultural backdrop for 2013, it was technoanxiety.
I remember when I first looked up a patient on Google.
We're at a crisis point now with regard to the security of embedded systems, where computing is embedded into the hardware itself—as with the Internet of Things.
In January of 1903, the small Boston magazine Handicraft ran an essay by the Harvard professor Denman W. Ross, who argued that the American Arts and Crafts movement was in deep crisis.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration named six sites dedicated to the research and testing of unmanned aerial systems, or drones.
I regard Daniel Ellsberg as an American patriot.
Seven months ago, the world began to learn the vast scope of the National Security Agency's reach into the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe, as it collects information about their…
Will 2014 be the year that the Internet is reined in?
Last month two judges issued two different opinions about the NSA's controversial bulk metadata collection program.
While we're all wiping the champagne-induced sleep from our eyes, inevitably we have to sober up for 2014.
Five years ago, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision would have seemed like a science fiction film prop or a piece of surveillance hardware flown only by the sexiest of superspies.
It's easy to get jaded when you cover the technology industry.
An anecdote: I wanted to wear Google Glass during the birth of our second child.
Assessing the positive and negative components of the second Microsoft CEO's tenure.
Seeking better integration of the insights from the fields of law and technology.
A proposal to address the problem of too many conference submissions and not enough time for reviewers to carefully evaluate each one.
Reconciling agile approaches and project estimates.
Separating the origins of computer science and technology.
The world's largest mass-produced cylindrical slide rules come from Loga-Calculator AG in Zurich/Uster, Switzerland.
The role of early high-performance computing capabilities in World War II.
Best paper awardee at SIGCSE 2020 on the impacts on first-year students of competitive enrollment.